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Posts from May 2012


Something Fashionable: Kendra Scott Sky/Skylar earrings

I am obsessed with these new earrings from Kendra Scott. Obsessed.
They finally debuted in stores yesterday....and now the big debate is which color and size to get. (They come in large and small)

Pair these earrings with any outfit....and you will make a statement.

Click here to buy yourself some!

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4 Things May 30, 2012
Meet Jessica Simpson's baby!





Fun:Some Night - Music Video Teaser!

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X Factor Austin Texas - Day 1 with Britney Spears



Well I just got back from taping #2 for the X Factor in Austin, TX. It was the first day we got to see Britney Spears and Demi Lovato at the judge’s table!!!
 
Simon and L.A. were awesome walking the crowd during breaks. Demi Lovato was awesome. Not only did she look adorable, but that girl is spunky! She quickly accepted the role of “Simon teaser” throwing lovable jabs at him every chance she got. She was on her game and I loved it!
 
BUT…I know all you really want to know is, how was Miss Britney Spears.
 
Let me begin by saying, I LOVE Britney Spears. Love her or hate her Britney Spears is a powerful force in pop music, and she deserves a seat on that judges table. Now that that is out there…here were my thoughts.
 
I just realized that this is really the first platform we will ever get to see Britney really speak. After watching her first night all I can say is, it is so interesting how a girl who can rock music videos, awards shows, and concert tours…just isn’t comfortable speaking freely in front of a large audience. It just isn’t her thing. (And who am I to judge...there is no way I could do what she does)
 
Britney was THE main attraction of tonight’s X Factor taping, the audience wanted her there. I stared at her most of the night (creepy…I know), and I loved that she seemed to be having a genuinely GREAT time watching the show. However, when it came time for her to speak…she just appeared to be a very shy deer in headlights. Time and time again, Simon had to coax her to give a simple yes or no answer. Most of the time Britney sat so far from the mic the audience could barely hear her!

At one point the crowd turned on Britney. After an obviously horrendous audition, Britney still tried to praise the singer. At this point the audience booed and Britney looked upset. Simon and LA quickly jumped to her rescue and scolded the audience for their candor. I really thought Britney was going to cry.
 
Towards the end, after what looked like some coaching from producers, Britney started come out of her shell a teeny tiny bit. And finally during one of the final groups, Britney got on her feet and began to dance.
 
That was the Britney we wanted to see…and we LOVED it!

Overall the night was a total blast and I can't wait for the season!!! 
 
Final observation: Britney Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph and her fiancé Jason Trawick were literally 20 feet from her during the whole taping. They were constantly talking with Simon and producers. I tried to be a lip reader, but failed.

Final thought: I want Britney to succeed on this show, obviously there will be somewhat of a learning curve, but I am scared Brit is going to be ripped apart when this show goes primetime. I could just feel the audience rolling their eyes at her critiques. Calling a performance “mystical,” “magical,” or "like a dream"…well it is just weird.  

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4 Things May 23, 2012
What is underneath Town Lake?

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Behind the scenes of the SNL after party! Kristen Wiig sings with the Foo Fighters!





Phillip Phillips should win Idol. His new song is a hit!

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Be in the audience for the X Factor!
Click here for info on how to be in the audince this Thursday and Friday.
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4 Things May 22, 2012
Whoops. Can you spot the mistake?

This really happened. The school has issued an apology and is reissuing new programs to students.


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4 Things May 21, 2012
Mark Zuckerber and Priscilla Chan are married!
Mark added a new life event to facebook over the weekend.
Mark and his lady of 9 years got married!
Prisciall is a pediatrician - and they tricked about 100 friends - by inviting them to what they thought was her graduation party.




SNL Funnies!
Kristen Wiig says goodbye
Lazy Sunday 2





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4 Things May 17, 2012
Grey's Anatomy is going to be CRAZY tonight





The most powerful celebrity is:



1.Jennifer Lopez
2.Oprah Winfrey
3.Justin Bieber
4.Rihanna
5.Lady Gaga
6.Britney Spears
7.Kim Kardashian
8.Katy Perry
9.Tom Cruise
10. Steven Spielberg
See Forbes for all 100.
 

 
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Something for the dogs: Polka Dot Bakery at Target

So since I got my dog black lab Jet, I am really into making sure he is the cutest dog in the dog park. (I know...so silly)

As a new dog owner I have quickly learned that collars get smelly and dirty quick. That is why I quickly grabbed a waterproof collar from the new Polka Dot Bakery line at Target.

Jet is now totally rocking the 80s lifeguarder look!





The line also has some great packable water/food bowls great for summer adventures! 





Click here for the full line of collars, bowls, treats, and toys! 


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4 Things May 16, 2012
Britney was very nervous? at the Fox X Factor Announcement?

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Something Crafty: Renegade Craft Fair


If you are into Pinterest, Etsy, or DIY crafts then take some time to check out the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend at the Palmer Events Center! 

Details
Saturday and Sunday *5/19 - 5/20
11am - 7pm
The event is FREE!!!

This is not your typical "craft/art" fair/bazaar with the guy selling soup in a bag/dips etc. The Renegade Craft Fair supports indie craft makers. Expect a lot of handmade jewelry, crafts, prints, cards, pillows, etc. 

Grab your girlfriends and go shopping! This is truly a place where you can find some special one of a kind stuff. 

Click here for more info.


L
ast time I went I was specifically looking for prints to hang on my wall...here are some of the venders I especially liked. 


From FIFI DU VIE



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From Little Things Studio




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From Paper Pastries



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From Leah Duncan





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This booth takes classic childrens books...rips out the story...and makes it a journal! I got a Berenstain Bear journal last year! 



 



 

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Something Trendy: Neon Shorts
Favorite trend of the summer = Neon Shorts!
I normally hate wearing shorts (I hate my legs)...but I feel like the in your face neon-ness draws attention away from the legs? 
Also...I just can't say no to neon pink.


J.Crew 4" Chino  - $45 - Also comes in a HOT pink. 



Gap Neon flat-front shorts - $39.95 - (Colors online don't do the shorts justice. The yellow and orange are very neon in person)





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4 things May 14, 2012
New shows coming to NBC

-"Go On": A sitcom starring Matthew Perry as a "miserable sportscaster" who returns to work after losing his wife in a car accident.

--"The New Normal": A sitcom about a gay male couple and their surrogate. The woman is a "Midwestern waitress and single mother with a checkered past." Justin Bartha from "The Hangover" plays one of the gay dudes . . . and it was created by Ryan Murphy, the guy behind "Glee".

--"Animal Practice": A comedy about a male veterinarian in New York, whose ex-girlfriend is put in charge of the animal hospital he works at. It stars Justin Kirk from "Weeds".

--"Guys with Kids": A sitcom about three men in their 30s who just became fathers, but are still desperately "trying to hold on to their youth." Jimmy Fallon created the show, and it stars Jesse Bradford from "The West Wing", Anthony Anderson from "Law & Order", Jamie Lynn Sigler from "The Sopranos" and Tempestt Bledsoe from "The Cosby Show".

--"Save Me": A comedy starring Anne Heche as a woman who almost dies after choking on a sandwich. When she's revived, she realizes she now has "a direct line to God."

--"1600 Penn": A comedy about a U.S. President and his family, starring Bill Pullman as the President, and Jenna Elfman as the First Lady. NBC describes it as, quote, "'Modern Family' meets 'The West Wing'."
(--Bill also played the President in "Independence Day".)

--"Next Caller": A sitcom starring Dane Cook as a foul-mouthed satellite radio DJ, who "is forced to share his show with a chipper NPR feminist."

--"Revolution": A drama from "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams about a post-apocalyptic world where there's no modern technology.

--"Chicago Fire": A drama about the firefighters and paramedics of a Chicago firehouse. It was created by Dick Wolf, the guy behind "Law & Order", and the cast includes Jesse Spencer from "House", and David Eigenberg from "Sex and the City".

--"Do No Harm": A drama that's a play on the “Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde” story. It stars Steven Pasquale from "Rescue Me" as "a gifted neurosurgeon who has an alter ego with a dark side."

--"Infamous": A drama about an FBI agent who investigates the death of a "wealthy socialite and notorious party girl." Everyone thinks it was an overdose, but he thinks it's a homicide.

--"Hannibal": A drama inspired by Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter books . . . "Silence of the Lambs", "Red Dragon", "Hannibal", and "Hannibal Rising". It's about an FBI agent who teams up with Hannibal to solve crimes . . . not realizing that he's a killer.

--"Stars Earn Stripes": A reality show like "Dancing with the Stars", where celebrities compete in "real military exercises." There's no word on a cast yet.

--"Howie Mandel's White Elephant": It is what it sounds like . . . a game show inspired by White Elephant, the holiday gift-swapping game.

--"Ready for Love": A dating competition that takes "three impossibly handsome grooms," and puts three matchmakers in charge of scouring America to find wives for them. It sounds a little like a cross between "The Bachelor" and "American Idol".

--"Surprise with Jenny McCarthy": A variety show hosted by Jenny McCarthy, where she "gives people surprises of a lifetime."
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4 Things May 11, 2012
Suprise military homecoming!
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Around the World Food Tour: Bombay Express
Around the World Food Tour: Bombay Express

Inspired by  Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern on The Travel Channel...I have decided to check out as many ethnic restaurants/stores around Austin as I can! 

Third Stop: Bombay Express
13000 N Interstate 35 #216
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 491-5055

Click here for the website
Click here for their facebook

I LOVE Indian food...and I am addicted to this place. The cool thing about Bombay Express is they offer something a little different than the "normal" Indian restaurant in Austin. Instead of currys, naan, and saag paneer Bombay Express is more about authentic home cooking...and common items you will find on every street corner in India. In addition to the menu, the owner also cooks a daily special meal. Basically you could eat at Bombay Express every day...and have something different!

***as a side note....Bombay Express catered my friends wedding...and it was AWESOME!

Papdi Chaat: A scrumptious combination of chick peas, potatoes, fresh herbs and spices, served in crispy shells laced with yogurt and topped with a sweet and a spicy sauce.



Samosas




Special Dosa: A Sada dosa with a signature spicy filling!




The inside of the Dosa









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4 Things May 9, 2012
Cancer patient is Stronger

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4 Things May 8, 2012
2012 Met Gala

Anja Rubik



Marc Jacobs



Gwyneth Paltrow





Elizabeth Banks




Leighton Meester



Christina Ricci




Beyonce




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4 Things May 4, 2012
How Reebok helped this 7'8'' man get a pair of shoes to fit his size 26 foot. Read the story here!



 



This Texas couple has been married for 83 years!  Click here for adorable story!



 



An elephant playing a harmonica.

 

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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4 Things May 2, 2012
This couple is not ashamed to be called, "Redneck." Click here for the story.
They were married in a mudpit at Hog Waller Mud Bog.





This woman allegedly took her 5 year old to get a tan. Click here for the story.




Just to make you laugh this Wednesday. Hip Hop Kitchen.





Ashton Kutcher is looking for love




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Anything could happen tonight...
Austin Food and Wine Festival was in town over the weekend. I would have LOVED to attend, but the prices were a bit steep for me at $850 a pass. Luckily I have a old friend that had a hook up with Cuvee Coffee from Smithville and he invited me to a dessert tasting at the Hotel St. Cecilia Friday night.

Cassiday was my date and we literally had NO idea what to expect. No idea. 

A fancy night calls for a fancy dinner at 2nd Bar + Kitchen. The patio is great...and the menu changes often. I crave their Gin and Jam drink often (a gin cocktail with a big spoonful...spoon included...of jam on top.) We shared Bacon and Eggs, Roasted Clams, and Salt and Pepper Ahi. Check out the menu here for full descriptions. 



On to the main event! 

As we pulled up to the Hotel St. Cecilia Cassiday grabbed my arm, "I think I just saw Andrew Zimmern walk into the event." WHAT! Yes!!!!

To make a long story short. We somehow ended up at a very private event with all the celeb chefs in town for the festival. 

I have no idea why we were allowed to be at this event, but it happened. Pinch me. 

Andrew Zimmern of Bizzare Foods on The Travel Channel. Super nice guy...who also has a background in radio! If you are a fan...he has a new podcast called, "Go Fork Yourself."


Christina Tosi (2nd from the left) is the superstar lady behind Momofuko Milk Bar in NYC. If you are travlening to NYC anytime soon...you must go for some cake truffles!


There were quite a few notables from Top Chef!  We saw Top Chef judge Gail Simmons and Top Chef Texas runner up Sarah Grueneberg. From Top Chef Masters we saw Tony Mantuano (on the right) of Spiaggia in Chicago and Jonathan Waxman of  Barbuto in NYC. 



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4 Things May 1, 2012
3 Grandmas watch the Kim K sex tape





Mariah Carey....well hello.





The next Justin Bieber? Pharrell says he will change the face of pop music!





New music from Rihanna!





The Dark Knight Rises - here is the latest trailer!





New music from RIhanna!

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