Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Birthdays and Back to School 2011

I cannot possibly fathom how it is that my kids are now 9 and 5 years old.  Where in the heck, does the time GO?
I'm late posting pictures anyway, and thought I'd combine birthdays, back to school, and both kids.  (Let's not discuss the fact that my own BIG birthday occurred this month as well - maybe.. more on that one later!  I'm just happy to celebrate 29 from here on out!)

Here's the boy - cute as ever with his little cake at the Putt Putt golf course.  We gave him a party with his little friends to play golf.  It was a hit - Star Wars + Putt Putt.

My girl just turned 9 years old - so hard to believe!  The angel on her cake, was mine.  I have a collection of them (Josef Originals) from ages 1-18.  Well... the #8 is missing in action.  I'm suspecting she is partying it up in the attic somewhere with GI Joe, but that hasn't been confirmed.

Back to school for my sweet girl - 3rd grade this year.

And... Pre-K for the boy.  He will be quick to point out to you that he is in the "older" Pre-K classroom, so as to distinguish from the "younger" children.  Three days a week this year - and so far so good!  Both boy and Mom are extremely happy.

And, we couldn't have just a normal photo session - nope - this is our "normal" - my little goof ball.  the Ham. the comedian.  Never a dull moment around here!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sofar Sounds Dallas - An Evening of Awesome Music!

About a week and a half ago I had the opportunity to attend one of the most unique musical experiences I have ever had.  As many of you know, I love music - and lately have especially enjoyed listening to and getting to know the stories behind many unsigned and/or up and coming artists.  

Sofar Sounds or Songs from a Room is a movement which began in 2009.  It brings music lovers together in an intimate setting, often a secret living room location.  The artists are able to play to a group of people who are there truly to listen to and appreciate the music.  Check out their website for more information.  The Sofar Sounds movement has gone global with shows happening worldwide.  

You can also log onto the Live Stream to view previous shows.

The first Dallas Sofar Sounds event took place on September 10th and included the following musical artists:

Lonesome Ghost

                                                                  Soviet Music

                                                                Phoenix Hart




Lonesome Ghost

A small portion of the crowd... yes, we sat on the floor - and enjoyed the music!

Phoenix Hart

Wire Tree

Wire Tree

Sorry my pictures are so bad - that's what I get for using the camera on my phone.  I hope you will check out the bands listed above, and even check to see if there is a Sofar Sounds event happening in a city near you.  

Monday, September 19, 2011

Handmade in Texas Showcase

You love handmade, and what's not to love about Texas, right? (let's not get started on the heat..... many other things to love about the Lone Star State!)
Check out this site - Handmade in Texas - Showcasing handmade arts & crafts from all over the great state of Texas.

I've just linked up my Retro Hippie Chic Steering Wheel Cover to this site.  This cover is so cool because it is made from some awesome olive green and gold 70's bark clothe and handmade crochet trim.  Perfect for cruisin' down the road this fall!

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