Happy Easter!! Hope everyone is enjoying their day!! It is nice that retail considers this a holiday, so I can stay home and enjoy the holiday with my family!!! It was fun putting out the eggs this morning in the back yard. Tory got two bunnies and a new book about manners along with some yummy candy!! She was too adorable running around finding her eggs. She had the biggest smile on her little face. These are the moments that are so sweet and memorable!!
I absolutely love this dress. It reminds me of the dress that Carrie Bradshaw wears to see Big at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park restaurant in Sex & The City. Ya know, the episode where they fall into the pond because Carrie thinks Big is leaning in for a kiss and she tries to dodge him. One of my favorite episodes. And one of my favorite outfits worn by the fashion icon, Carrie Bradshaw. I just googled the dress and it is almost identical the one that I am wearing. I am a SATC nerd.
Joey and I took Tory to see her first movie in the theatre. We were hesitant but she's really great with movies at the house. She used to only sit there for the first 30 minutes and then she progressed to about 45 and now she'll sit there for the whole film. So we were being brave today and wanted to go out and do something special so we decided to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman. She got out of her seat aka my lap a few times but for the most part, I think she did really well. So we will possibly take her to see another movie real soon.
Invade is "produced by a small team in New Orleans LA, with content contributions from writers and photographers from all over the United States." Invade is the Solange Knowles of magazines. Hip, artistic, and unique. Instead of reading another magazine about celebrities, Invade likes to shine the light on the "thinkers, doers, and creators" who are a little less known but who are just as interesting. It is a "lifestyle brand for the indie [and] creative ...we embody fashion, music, nightlife and the arts." The print magazine comes out every quarter but you can find material that is uploaded daily on their blog. There are also in-person events, dinners, and workshops you can attend if you are seeking to get more involved.
Whenever I was contacted by the founder, Justin Shiels, and asked if I wanted to receive a copy of their first issue, I was very intrigued from the get-go. I didn't know what to expect and I have to admit that I wasn't expecting to find a brand that is both fairly new and well put together. I've been living in Baton Rouge for almost two years now and I haven't found a magazine or publication that reaches out to me from an artistic point of view. Art, photography, fashion, and music have been such a huge part of my life (I come from a family of artists, musicians, and singers) so I am a very visual. Invade is visually appealing and it is a collection of beautifully, well-written articles, and photographs, that I was happy to gaze at and read from cover to cover.
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Question on March 10th, 2014: "What was the last movie you rented?"
Answer: And can you guess it?? ....Last Vegas!! I am sorry, I know I am only in my twenties and I guess movies about "old farts" aren't suppose to be funny to me yet, but this movie was hilarious!! One day, Joey & I will be those old people. And I hope that we will be in Vegas celebrating something. Maybe our 50th anniversary. We're crazy like that, folks! Just kidding. Anyways, these pictures are not "real life" ...they are a photo op, just in case anyone was wondering!! I am sure there is someone out there that thinks these are real photo I took after a crazy night. The only types of "crazy" nights that Joey & I have around here are renting movies from Redbox. Seriously. We don't get out much. I guess we are old farts.
Today we were sailors, in matching red & white and just hanging out in Tory's playroom. We had fun playing on the piano and writing on the ole chalkboard. We were having such a ball that I figured we should have lunch in there too. We've never done it before because I am always paranoid about messes and food stains on the carpet. But sometimes you just have to relax and just go with it. Thank goodness the ketchup stain is on Tory's face though instead, ha ha. And, I love a good ole mother/daughter outfit matching. Here's to playing make-believe and never apologizing for having fun.