Wednesday, February 15, 2012

On The Road Again....& a Slacker Valentines Day

We are on our way to Orlando, Florida to sell our wares at MegaCon. MegaCon is a ginormous comic and pop culture convention that we set up at every year. I'm trying out the mobile blogging again, but don't worry, Aron is driving :)

We were so busy getting ready for the convention, that we ended up slacking big time on Valentines Day. Me and Aron exchanged cards & candy, and had a yummy lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. I wore my Forever 21 heart sweater, because that's how I roll.

I ended up staying up late last night to make more Lola's Lovelies creations. I hope these sell at the convention.

Well, I don't think you can insert pics in between text on this mobile app, so here are some pics of Valentines Day and the beginning of our road trip :)


Monday, February 13, 2012

Endings and Beginnings

I try to keep my blog content light and happy, full of fashion nuggets, food, and good times. But I also believe in being honest with my readers, and occasionally sharing some of the less pleasant times in my life.

A close friendship of mine ended recently. I am still confused on exactly how or why it ended, and I guess I may never really know. An event took place a few months back that hurt my feelings deeply. I tried to ignore how I felt, and let it go, but I could not. I expressed (nicely) my hurt feelings to my friend. She didn't like what I had to say, and I suppose that was the end of our friendship.

From what I've gathered, this friend has moved on nicely, has a bunch of new friends, and is doing just fine. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I felt this disposable. She was one of the first people I knew when we first moved here, and I was very close to her and her family. It really broke my heart.

I've lived in Tennessee for about 2 years now, and have made some great friends as well. But it is always traumatic when a close friendship ends, especially among women. It is something I have not experienced since I was 16 years old, as I value my girlfriends so very much.

Well, there it is. Honestly, I think I posted this for myself more than for anyone else. I am letting this friendship go with love and well wishes. It is time to remember the good times, and move on towards the future. I think the below quote sums it all up.

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Waiting on A Grilled Cheese

Hello Again!

The first Friday of February, the Nashville Farmers' Market hosted a Meet 'N Three. This event brought together crafty vendors, local artists, and fabulous food trucks. Our friend Steph of Wicked Little Shinies was there selling her wares, so we decided to check it out. My first questions was, as always, what do I wear?

Like most of the country, Tennessee's weather has been unseasonably warm. I was able to get away with my top, cardigan, and skirt with no jacket.

Cardigan: Merona, Top: Forever 21+, Denim Pencil Skirt: Torrid, Boots: Old, Necklace: Forever 21, Hair Flower: Lola's Lovelies 

These photos are evidence how much I need a new camera. They also let me know it was time touch up my roots :)

 Steph selling her pretty flowers
 Me and Tracy
 This cool lady makes hats for kitty cats!
 Me and Aron

After we said hi to Steph and Fred, we headed over to the food trucks to check out the grubs. It was madness I tell you. After wandering around for a bit, we decided on The Grilled Cheeserie. It was a long of a wait for all the trucks, so we toughed out the hour and a half wait for our grilled cheese. The grilled Brie and Bacon was sooo worth it. Besides, the waiting was fun since we got to hang out with Ben & Tracy!

May I have my grilled cheese? Please?

Hope you are all having a fab day! We are busy getting ready for our HUGE convention of the year, Megacon in Orlando, Florida. Stop by Twisted Heroes' booth if you are in town!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vegas Day 2: Desert Fashion in The Valley of Fire

I am back to share Day 2 of our Vegas trip with you.The majority if this day was spent about 50 miles outside of Vegas, in the Valley of Fire State Park. Yep, I am going to be the obnoxious person showing you a gazillion vacation photos, so prepare yourself!

Even though I knew we would be hiking through the desert, I still wanted to play with my Sephora goodies the purchased the previous day. Hey, I was feeling glam :)

 Fresh Soy Face Cream, Sephora Brush, Tarte Lip Stain, Kat Von D Ludwig Eyeshadow Palette
 I generally don't play around with eye shadow colors, but I loved the soft greens of the KVD palette.
We headed out to the Valley of Fire in the morning. Courtesy of the park's website, here is a quick summary of the location:

"Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph. Popular activities include camping, hiking, picnicking and photography."

 Aron drove us out to the park :)

 We stopped at a large valley right before the park entrance. A nice family was snapping photos as well, and we took turns taking each others picture.
I gasped when I saw the red sandstone-the photos really don't do it justice!

Here are some photos of us in the "honeycomb" formations.

The petroglyphs blew my mind. I love imagining what these images really mean, what stories they are trying to tell....

After the Valley of Fire, I subjected poor Aron to the mall ( I was searching for brown tights to no avail). Afterwards, we headed back to the room to freshen up before dinner.

I tried to get a cute pic of my outfit, but the indoor lighting was a nightmare. Wearing a shrug, Tripp dress, and a Perlina forest green clutch. I really need a decent camera. Sigh....

We walked over to the Venetian for dinner at Bouchon. I can't really say enough good things about this restaurant. Aron's brother recommended it to us when we were on our honeymoon 3 years ago. I was worried about the "snooty" factor, but I always feel very at ease at Bouchon. 5 stars all the way. I am part French, so I love cheese very,very much. And there steak and fries is out of control.

I made Aron take a photo of the cheese.

Here are some rad Winter Wonderland nuggets outside of the Venetian.

 Thank you for reading this photo obnoxious post!