Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What A Girl Wants

It's not even Thanksgiving yet but I'm already thinking of all the things I'd love for Christmas. Sometimes just putting together a wish list is better than shopping itself. You get the retail therapy without denting your bank account. It's a win/win situation. I've got an Amazon wish list that I've had forever and I keep adding and deleting things. One of these days when I'm out of debt, I'm going to buy myself everything on that list....one of these damn days. Until then I'll be content just looking at it.

 Here's my Christmas wish list:

Tropic of Discussion Dress
Tropic of Discussion Dress, Modcloth.com
One thing I am LOVING about Austin is the awesome weather. When I was in Utah, I lived in jeans and t-shirts. Now that I'm in Austin, I usually wear a dress. And boots. Girl finally has some fashion sense!

The Red Dirt Album
The Red Dirt Album by Stoney LaRue
I can't stop listening to Texas country and Stoney LaRue is probably my favorite right now. (Eli Young Band is at a close second.) He's playing Antone's this Friday. Sadly, I blew all my money on a plane ticket to Chicago so I can spend Thanksgiving with my best friend. But I'm sure he'll be back around soon enough.
Scented Candle Pot
Scented Candle Pots by Pottery Barn
I'm nothing short of a Scentsy whore. (My Dear Watson is probably THE best smell in the U S of A) I should have bought stock in the stuff when it first came out. That or maybe I should have become a consultant. I'd be rich. But there is just something about a candle that is so warm, inviting, sexy, comforting, and romantic. Nothing can replace a candle. My roommate has a bit of a shopping problem and candles are one of the things she "hoards". (HI LESLIE!) I've taken the liberty of helping her cause by having a candle burning everyday while I work. I'm a saint, I know.

Tom's black Glitter's
When I first saw these shoes, I hated them. I thought they were so ugly. But then I tried on a pair and it was like heaven. I suffer from plantar fasciitis so flats are not my friend, even though I love them so much. And THEN I found out that for every pair purchased, they donate a pair to a child in need. If for nothing else, buy me a pair for the children!

MAC eyeshadow
I am by no means a girlie girl. Nor am I the type to drop a ton of cash on beauty products. I like to be showered and out the door in 45 minutes tops. I spend $4 on the pink and green tube of mascara. I shop at Ross and have to debate whether that dress is really worth $19.99. (However I do refuse to wear anything but Victoria Secret bras. I guess a girl has got to pick her battles) BUT I have discovered MAC make-up and have found it to be so fun to play with. I still feel like a little girl getting into her mother's make-up. Some pricier make-up really does pay for itself. (Much like those Victoria bras.)

KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixers
This needs no caption...
...or explanation. Sigh.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Clever got me this far then tricky got me in

Do you ever rediscover a song and want to kick yourself for even forgetting about said song? This doesn't happen too often but it happened to me this morning. I logged on to FB and an acquaintance had posted this song:

The emotions that stirred up from hearing this song can't really be described. When this album came out, I played it every single night when I went to bed. I fell asleep before the first song even ended. I've spent the greater part of the morning re-listening to all the songs.

I was 20-years old and a fairly new transplant to downtown Salt Lake City. I worked at a grocery store in customer service and as a manager at a clothing store. I had a tiny but adorable apartment all to myself and was starting to make Salt Lake City friends. I also had a fake ID. It was seriously THE worst fake ID probably ever made. I was laughed at on several occasions but was never denied inside the bar.

Man, I was so lost, confused, scared, carefree, innocent.....and I had black hair. Oh to be young again.