Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Sunday Lovelies

Hope each and every one of you is having a lovely little Sunday.
Tell me, what have y'all been up to this weekend?

Friday, April 23, 2010

FIBF: Music Edition

1. One song that always takes me back to my youth is "Spiderweb" by No Doubt. I remember begging my mum for my own phone line so I could get an answering machine and have the "Sorry I'm not home right now/ I'm walking into spiderwebs/Leave a message and I'll call you back" as my "message." Sadly it never happened.

2. My first concert ever was Backstreet Boys 1999 "Millennium" Tour in New Orleans. It was a group of 5 or 6 of my friends and our mums took us on an over night trip - all the girls had floor tickets and our mums sat in a different section. It was pure teenie bopper awesomeness.

3. If I could create my dream music festival I'd want these bands to be there: Bob Marley, Cœur de Pirate, Marc Broussard, Joshua Radin, Andrew Landon, Brett Dennen, Sons of William, Charlie Mars, Jack Johnson, GIVERS, Drew Landry, Dave Barnes, Balkan Beat Box, Jake Smith, Reeve Carney & the Revolving Band, OAR, Cedric Watson, Regina Spektor, Grupo Fantasma, Fishtank Ensemble, + so many more.

4. The best make-out/"boot knocking" song ever is "A Ribbon" by Devendra Banhart or "Night Drive" by Jimmy Eat World.

5. The best concert I've ever been to was...eeeek. Do I have to pick just one?? Let's do this. Best one this year was Charlie Mars & Marc Broussard at One Eyed Jacks in NOLA.

6. A memorable musical moment for me was the weeked that PTL & I did 4 Marc Broussard/Sons of Williams concerts in 2 states/3 cities/3 days. It was just one of those weekends when you fall in love with live music all over again.

7. The song on my iPod that's getting the most play these days is anything by Drew Landry, but more specifically "Break of Day." It's got this eerie calming quality and the rawness of his voice kills me.

Exhausted Love

The It's Friday, I'm In Love Series

So I'm absolutely exhausted this beautiful Friday morning!
But since I've been non-stop all week with such brilliantly wonderful happenings,
I thought this would be the perfect time to try my hand at Summer's Friday, Im in Love Series!

So this Friday, here's what I'm in love with:


The beautiful people at Bayou Teche Brewing who bring me samples of their newest beer, LA-31 Biere Pale while I merch the Marc Broussard show.


Anyone who is willing to make me their super-secret-from-scratch-recipe crepes for me at 1 in the morning and lets me lick the Nutella off of the knife.


Women, who even at age 50+, have the cojones to bring the no pants party out in public.... and Im pretty sure everyone got a flash-peek at her cojones once or twice.


Canes Sauce.
If you've had it, you know thats all that needs to be said.


My brother and my pretty-much sister in law - This past week with them has been a total blast and I'm absolutely blessed to have them both in my life.

ps. Hillary loves salad?


The new Secret Society - Laid back wine and cheese Wednesdays with MTher complete with silly talks and eavesdropping.


Nights at Enterprise Plantation with my family.
Realizing that I completely lucked out in the awesome family department.
& even having my Aunt call me out about "slacking on the blog"
Hi Aunt Molly! This post is for you!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

La Lohan

I feel like I'm getting old and losing my touch.

Im such a hot mess today y'all and not even in a possibly cute/indie trendy/dirty hipster sort of way.

*le sigh*

Fueled by no more than 3 hours of sleep, I'm at work today in last night's hair and make-up and half of last nights outfit.

Praying that no one takes notice.

Welcome to Festival Week.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Puttin' on My Merch Pants

Like I need to say anything else.

((image stolen from the Sheriff - cause thats how I do?))

Hello There Lover

Move on over iPhone, I've got a new inanimate object to commit my affections to.

This hot little thang finally made its way to my doorstep yesterday, and to say I'm in lust is a complete understatement.

We've reached a point where I'm handing off the purse to various folks and asking them to "work it" so I can admire it from afar as I note the quality of the leather and the absolute genius that are the zippered compartments.

Best part of all? I didn't have to hock a kidney on the black market to afford her. (Yes, I'm now assigning gender to the bag) I got this $180 bag for less than $50 through what can only be described as a label whore's best friend, Ideeli.

Excuse me while I go (metaphorically) make out with the hotness that is.

((Now Ideeli is by invite only, so if you want to know more or want an invite -
e-mail me
or leave a comment!))

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Little Thing 45

Having a fantastic weekend in Houston -
despite any near death experiences on the drives

Friday, April 16, 2010

South Side

"here we are now going to the south side
i pick up my friends and we hope we won't die
ride at night, ride through heaven and hell
come back and feel so well. "
"South Side" MOBY

Okay so maybe the above song has nothing to do with my delicious Friday lunch, but its stuck in my head and who doesn't love a little lyrical flair in their posts?

So theres not much to say about Southside Bakery other than it is pure palate awesomeness. From brownies to cookies to cakes - they have it everything to satisfy your sweet tooth. But my favorite part has to be their lunch menu and their gourmet burgers!

On the way over to Southside, we saw pimped out golf carts at the custom rims shop.

My delish gourmet bacon cheeseburger and french fries!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Little Thing 44

Vintage Lacoste Cardi from ScottieInACanoe

The blog can be found here

Peace, Love, & FESTIVAL

While I'm off to Houston this weekend for the Stroll for Epilepsy, I can't fight the excitement about the upcoming week.

I've already mentioned the Marc Broussard show at Blue Moon Saloon
and my cousin Matt is getting married on Friday
But what I'm most excited for is....

The official festival website describes it best:

Festival International de Louisiane is a community-based, non-profit arts organization formed in 1986 to produce an annual visual and performing arts festival celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana – primarily a combination of French, African, Caribbean and Hispanic influences. The largest outdoor, FREE Francophone event in the U.S., the Festival places special emphasis on highlighting the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world. Each year performing, visual and culinary artists from Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Americas are invited to share their talents with Louisiana artists, residents and visitors.

And y'all.... I'm soooo jazzed for this festival.
Everyone's begun looking over the schedules and comparing notes on who they're excited to see, I'm already tasting of all the local and international food vendors lined up along the streets,...Lafayette is abuzz with excitement.

The Festival drums up even more excitement with their videos on YouTube...
So I've picked a few of the ones that make me smile to share with y'all.

This one is a must watch. I see it as such a visual of how diverse the festival is and proof of how excited everyone gets.
Plus a kid I went to High School to with is in the video - I refer to him as the funniest person Ive ever met.
You can pick him out by his lopsided 'fro.

22 seconds of down-right stinkin' adorableness.

I die. Totally my favorite part of the festival as well!

An insane set a few years back by Balkan Beat Box

Cant wait to share more of the festival with y'all!

Please Help if You Can

If y'all remember, I asked you guys to keep little Ethan in your prayers a few weeks ago.
Ethan gave us all a scare with his ICU stay.

I just want to thank you all for your kind words, selfless thoughts, and heartfelt prayers.

In his stay at Texas Children's Hospital, Ethan was diagnosed with Epilepsy.
While its something that no family should have to go through, he is on medicine to control his seizures. His Nanny (my pretty-much-why-hasn't-my-brother-proposed-yet? sister in law) Hillary has kept us in the loop with videos of him cooing and laughing, photos of his handsome little grin, and email updates on his progress.

This Saturday, the Epilepsy Foundation of Houston is having it's annual Stroll for Epilepsy at the Houston Zoo. Baby Ethan's family has come together to form a team - parents, grandparents, aunts, and friends...even me. We hope to raise both awareness of Epilepsy and money for research and programs.

If any of you have the resources and would like to donate to Team Ethan and sponsor me on my walk for Epilepsy, please head over here - you can read more about Ethan and how your donation will be put to use.

And if you think of it, please keep everyone involved in the Stroll for Epilepsy in your thoughts this weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Its About That Time Again...

Just when I start to feel like its been too long since I've gotten my Marc Broussard fix, another show pops up just around the corner.

This time around Marc will be doing his Festival International show at Blue Moon Saloon on Tuesday April 20th.

If any of y'all are in the area, Id love to see your happy smiling faces!
Whether you've seen his live show ten times or you've never even heard his music, you're in for a real treat. Come on by the merch table and tell me hi!

For the Love of Birthday Cake!

I'm back today for a very special occasion.
Every once in a while, you meet people in life who just seem click with you.
Kindred spirits who know how to make you smile and who always seems to be there.

And you just have to thank the universe for them - thank the universe for bringing them into this world and eventually into your life.

Twenty-one years ago today, the universe brought this beautifully talented and amazing lady into the world.

and thank goodness for it!

NOW, if you havent already done so - get on over to her blog and leave her some beautiful birthday wishes!