TEAM MONDO

Who doesn’t love MONDO? 

For Project Runway ALL STARS my friend Jess and I are volunteering to officially be a part of Team Mondo. I was so excited when I found out that Mondo was going to be on the show that I didn’t hesitate when they put out the word for volunteers.

You can help too by becoming a fan of Mondo on Facebook, at http://www.facebook.com/LoveMondo.

You can also join me at Beauty Bar every Thursday night for the viewing parties.

Here’s to you Mondo! Best of Luck!

Halloween Costume – Margot Tenenbaum

This year I tried to go all out and make a big effort for Halloween. I had been thinking about this ever since I was Mondo last year and had to use a belt as suspenders. A good costume is dependent upon the details.

I decided to be Margot Tenenbaum this year mainly because of my hair. For some reason, wigs are never an option for me, and I always make my costume based upon my current hairstyle. Right now, it’s a blonde bob, so it just made sense.

I knew I needed a polo dress, fur coat (faux), and black orthopedic loafers. Seemed easy enough. I searched and searched for a blue stripped polo dress on eBay and could never find the perfect one. I ended up buying a Beverly Hills Polo Club dress from Apparel Zoo. My coat I purchased from a local vintage shop in Denver, Boss Unlimited. I am in love with it and will wear it again & again. My loafers I scored with on ebay. They are Bass Loafers. Normally $149, I got them for $9!

I was so happy with the finished product, down to the wooden (cardboard) finger. I will never again not put 100% effort into my costume.

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Done getting ready

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Finished look (forgot the cig)

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Me and Debbie Harry

Lately

So I obviously have not been blogging. I wish that I was. To those who read this (family), life is a little cray cray right now.

Hopefully soon I will:
– Live in a home that I OWN
– Begin transformation of said home
– Have time to work on exciting side projects
– Begin to share with you, the interesting things that I find

2010 : A Good Year

Well, 2010 is almost over. If came and went so fast.

Where I have been:

My theme for 2010 has been rediscovery. Most people go along life as a straight path, weaving in and out of different circumstances, events, and relationships. When it comes to my life, I feel that I have made some wrong turns, not mistakes, but I find myself sometimes in a place I have already been. I have to reevaluate where I am, in order to determine which way I should I have gone.

I started 2010 off in my hometown, living with my Mother. It was nice while it lasted. I enjoyed working from home, and spending time with my Mother and friends. My dear friend Amy and I reconnected, and it was a reconnection that I was in desperate need of. In regards to rediscovery, Amy is perhaps the person that has had the most influence in my life. We became friends and a crucial moment in our lives, and helped each other become young women. Meeting with Amy again has allowed me to reconnect with a younger version of myself, and it was a fun me full of Unity & Spirituality.

2010 was a year full of travel. My husband and I went around this country, not once, but twice with his band. The first tour went extremely well, and it was so nice not being the only girl on the road with the boys… my sister in law was able to join us. Spring is such a beautiful time to travel, I feel like we followed the wildflowers as they sprang up.

Our summer was a little harder than expected, with the tour not going as well as planned, but I enjoyed myself everyday and made so many amazing friends across the country. When I left on the summer tour, I knew that it would be my last long tour. This helped me to live in the moment and appreciate all that I saw. It also made me so ready for what came next.

During this  summer tour, Bryan and I decided to plant our roots again, and this time…in DENVER. Best decision we have made. Why Denver? Well many reasons, the main being, friends. It had been over 3 years since I lived in a place surrounded by friends, and it was time again. My best friends live here. Women who empower me, support me, and truly understand who I am. There are also new friends out here that are so welcoming and warm. Bryan has been thriving with his new hobby, home brewing and has started his own blog all about Home Brewing, Cramped Space Brew.

Denver is a city that loves community, small business, and vegetarians. I feel so at home here, and at the moment, cannot imagine living anywhere different.

Where I am going:

Changes will be welcome in 2011. I feel called to write on here what my goals are, maybe and hopefully I will stick to them a little better than I have done in the past.

I want to be a healthy and happy. Sounds simple… this means establishing a workout routine and cutting back on my sweets.

Get back into career mode. While lots of people want to get out of that mode, I want to be dedicated to learning new skills and advancing my career.

Connect with the Denver Community. This one should be easy, but I want to learn more about this city, and become a supportive resident.

The summary of my life right now is that I am happy. I have a wonderful loving husband who has been by my side for over 9 years, and this year is our 10th. In November of 2011, we will have been together for an entire decade, and a very important one. 16 years old to 26. I live in a city that I love, and I am surrounded by good friends. I have a loving family, who I am very proud of. I have a wonderful little dog, who is a huge part of my life and happiness.

Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the future.

Cheers.

Little Things I Like at Home

I’ve been attempting to be more creative with my apartment decorations this time around. I was able to pretty much start from scratch, which is both a blessing and a curse.

This is my little art wall with is comprised of some local artist’s prints (should have remembered their names, but I didn’t), thrift store frames, old art I had, and some vintage family photographs. The very top left is a chalkboard I made, but this photo was taken while it was still drying.

I also did a little makeover work on a microwave cart. We needed the extra storage space and so far, it’s really added a lot to the apartment.

Before

After