10 October 2011

sytycd season 8 music...

so i LOVE so you think you can dance.

it's an awesome show that just keeps putting out amazing dancers!!! it's also a great source for some wildly fun playlists. so hold on to your hats people.....i've made a list* of the songs from this past season (eight!).

so enjoy some awesome music...and get out there and maybe DANCE a little!!!

the irrepressibles - in this shirt
swizz beats (feat. eve) - chillin or coolin
jlo - on the floor
steed lord - vanguardian
passion pit - moth's wings
welcome to hell
nathan lanier - velocity
chronique - pop drop and roll
mia - xr2
keri hilson - shake (out of control)
john mayer - say
nadia oh - hot like wow
nina simone - sinnerman
adele - turning tables
coming home - hip hop
sing sing sing
please mr jailer
robert palmer - addicted to love
major lazer (feat. vybz kartel) - pon de floor
DSS - move
sleigh bells - riot rhythm
usher - moving mountains
LMFAO - party rock anthem
ray charles - hit the road jack
cary brothers - belong
the incredibles soundtrack - the incredits
frank sinatra - come fly with me
say you love me (gotta work it out)
david ryan harris - for you
kj-52 (feat. blanca reyes) - you're gonna make it
maria zouroudis - unthinkable
jamie foxx - i don't need it
katie thompson - it doesn't hurt (live)
adele - rolling in the deep
damien rice - prague
lady gaga - americano
miguel - to the moon
secret garden - nocturne
celeste lear - light through the branches
david bowie - fashion
celine dion - don't remember the name of the song, but it goes... - waiting for you right there in the dark...i'm the one who wants to love you....
mikeal karlsson - ends
john west (feat. pusha t-lovely)
basement jaxx - scars
kelly rowland (feat. david guetta) - commander
gloria estefan - 1,2,3,4
mario spinetti - when you say my name
florence and the machine - cosmic love
olafur arnalds - brotsjor
frank sinatra - all i need is the girl
lupe fiasco (feat. eric turner & the sway) - break the chain
boyce avenue - just the way you are
aretha franklin - that's life
rent - out tonight
janis joplin - piece of my heart
david j. roch - skin and bones
ain't nothing wrong with that
sean peter (feat. oscar jimenez) - el fuego
lady gaga - edge of glory
crystal castles - not in love
queen - body language
bobby mcferrin - thinking about your body
kate hudson - cinema italiano
duffy - syrup and honey
jessie j - who you are (acoustic live)
harry connick jr - come by me
chris brown (feat. lil wayne & busta) - look at me now
angus & julia stone - you're the one that i want
cassidy haley - daylight breaks
crookers (feat. roison murphy) - royal t
orquesta color tango - malajunta
john legend - this time
dorothy moore - misty blue
lykke li - tonight
christina perri - the lonely
tina arena - everybody hurts
tori amos - precious things
gavin degraw - more than anyone (stripped)
smokey joe's - on broadway
jacques brel - les bourgeois
ida correct vs fedde le grand - let me think about it
the cinematic orchestra - time and space
district 78 - battle for the beat
terry snyder - puttin on the ritz
mario - let me love you
tina turner - nutbush city limits
bonnie tyler - total eclipse of the heart
celine dion - river deep mountain high
rihanna - take a bow
queen - another one bites the dust
jeff buckley - i know its over
ella fitzgerald - top hat white tie and tails
p diddy - bad boy for life
adele - set fire to the rain
district 78 - game on
nicki minaj (feat. lil wayne) - romans revenge
me'shell ndegeocello - fool of me
justin nozuka - after tonight
beirut - the gulag orkestar
trent dabbs - inside these lines
yolanda b cool & dcup - we speak no americano
lady gaga - teeth
kat deluna - drop it low (district 78 remix)
james morrison - wonderful world (acoustic)
freestylers (feat. belle humble) - cracks (flux pavillion remix)
beyonce - schoolin' life
shirley bassey - (where do i begin) love story (away t remix)
florence and the machine - heavy in your arms
lia ices - grown unknown
miri ben-ari (feat. styles p) - we gonna win
natasha bedingfield - touch
sia - my love
midnight red - one club at a time
tower of power - there is only so much oil in the ground
james morrison - you give me something (acoustic)
requiem for a tower
howie day - collide (acoustic)
torn soundtrack - deressed

from the final episode:
district 78 - wanna get hype
ms'shell ndegeocello - fool of me
leona lewis - i got you
queen - another one bites the dust
busta rhymes - break ya neck
water for elephants soundtrack - circus sets up
michael buble - can't buy me love
bonnie tyler - total eclipse of the heart
jeff buckley - i konw it's over
chonique sneed (feat. lisette bustamante) - pop drop and roll
rachel sweet - please mr jailer
dorothy moore - misty blue
nathan lanier - velocity
orquesta color tango - malajunta
ingrid michaelson - turn to stone
district 78 - game on

*this is not an official list, but just one i made by watching the show...so please don't sue me or yell about things i missed. but do feel free to comment with any tracks i may have missed! thanks!!! :)
(OH, and i made this list on my iphone, so sorry about any autocorrect typos...hee hee)

16 September 2011

that pesky broken arm.

 ok, so here are some very belated photos of breaking my arm last december...yeah, 2010. sorry it took me so long to resurface. no excuses. but now i'm back. :)

(and warning: some of the pics are kinda gross...so you've been warned.)

being loaded onto the ski patrol sled...this can't be good.

being shown my broken bones. ouchy.

my doctors prepping for my block.

getting a block put in my arm so they could set it.
it was NOT fun, but genie caught this pic
when the doc told me a joke.
sitting in traction the first time. (there were 3 turns.)

my arm got REAL puffy. that was weird.
my knuckles got all black and blue. weird.

after i got home. driving myself was a little tricky.

my first hard cast. and yes it's purple. TCU won the Rose Bowl
the day after i broke my arm...i commemorated!

gene drew that heart. love it.

this was hilarious. (and you can kinda see the skull jq drew...)

this was cast #3...and it was raining. haha

15 August 2011

sytycd - season 8 winner!!!

man this season was good!!! (don't worry...i'll post videos) if you missed it, there was a fierce amount of competition this year on so you think you can dance! wow! so if you haven't watched the finale yet, don't read on....cause MELANIE WON!!!!

oh goodness!! she was so so good! this was by far my favorite season....the contestants got to dance with "all-stars," which meant that we got to see a return of some of my favorite dancers from past seasons (i.e. alison, ivan, neil, pasha, lauren, etc)! that was so much fun to watch! so if you missed anything, be sure to check out some updates!!!

people magazine interview with melanie
play by play of season 8 via wikipedia
cheat sheet of finalists season 8

some video highlights from this season:


08 June 2011

"wait! wait!!"

"not my gumdrop buttons!!!"

not sure what possessed me to post this, but i'm just feeling it today....hee hee

but i know i've been SO remiss in posting here, but i'm working on it. it's just been crazy lately at work, and after getting over my broken arm, it's been tough with the typing, but i think i'm ready for the challenge, so i'll start posting about my CRAZY life again soon.

so in a last ditch effort to any readers i might actually have out there, "WAIT!!! don't stop checking in here, cause i'm updating again!!!!"

love you guys! and check back soon!

17 February 2011

head gear is popular?!

just after i got back from my ski trip...minus the broken arm that is, i have been VERY inspired by winter hats. i just love that hats come out to play during the chillier weather.

i have been officially dusting off my own hat collection and rocking some adorable head gears in the last couple of weeks...well, at least the couple of days that we've had a semblance of winter here in houston.

so here are some of my fav hats for this season, both stylish and silly...as well as how i would wear them. enjoy!

so trendy

so alice 
so aqua

so grandpa

so pirate

so scottish

so mine

so lumberjack
so newsies
so cookie-monster

so scandinavian

so galifianakis
so foxy

 i'm loving each of these hats...haha. i would wear almost all of them.
so trendy--i think i would wear this one with a tunic, and liquid leggings for a more daring look (maybe my feminine leather jacket too?), but to casual it up, i might do some skinnies, chuck taylors, and a old man t-shirt...just to do the whole emo trendy thing. haha...maybe not.
so alice--too much to say a cute party dress? i just love alice in wonderland so much....hee hee
so aqua--i LOVE this hat. with an all gray outfit maybe? some wide leg trousers, either gray or denim, and a gray turtleneck. all together with the black pea coat. and a side braid.
so grandpa--with black pants, black turtleneck, black booties, and my black pea coat. all fitted. love.
so pirate--i'm feeling this one with a white button down and some slacks. too crazy? well i don't care. i'm feeling some stick straight hair, and maybe really big hoops....haha.
so scottish--better question....what NOT to wear this one with???
so mine--with everything!! i did buy the hat after all...
so lumberjack--haha. i love this one. i'm feeling the jcrew look with this one. that would be a chambray or denim shirt half tucked with some light wash jeans or khakis. and, of course, duck boots.
so newsies--this one's a little tricky to pull off without looking totally newsies. but i love the feminine touch of this one, with the bow on top. so i'm thinking, maybe a cool blue button down and some high waisted trousers. with a great belt...like carrie's valentino belt from the sex and the city movie? and some super high platform heels. that could be a hot look. with a great loose side braid.
so, the rest...well, with whatever, cause they are so silly...so silly to meeeeeee!!!!!

15 February 2011

ok, so i know that you've heard of radiohead. how could you not? they've been around since 1985 (from oxfordshire), and rock better than just about everyone in the business. the band is made up of thom yorke, jonny greenwood, ed o'brien, colin greenwood, and phil selway.


if you're not sure, just ask me about it. i'll tell you. :)

if you haven't heard though about their newest release, it's because it's coming out today!!!!!!

get excited people! it's called The King of Limbs, and you can purchase it at the King of Limbs website, so don't even bother looking on iTunes...just download and enjoy peeps!!!

have a great post heart day...hopefully you guys aren't still in sugar comas...

(and this is an awesome link of thom yorke...it's funny!)

14 February 2011



i hope you have someone to share today with....

or maybe a fun note from a friend...

or maybe something heart-felt in your garden....

here are some conversation hearts from me. so read which ever one applies the most to you...and take some love with you today!


today is valentines day. it is also the first day of the launch of a greatly anticipated line, directly related to anthropologie. welcome ladies to BHLDN!!! stemming from the word 'beholden,' this new line will cater to brides and bridesmaids alike with the most beautiful and unique wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories for the new bride!! the line appears very anthropologie inspired, with lots of ruffles, pleating, romantic feels in the clothes, with a very jcrew feel as well. but don't worry, i see no dyeables, or scary colored lace, or anything that would make you cry as soon as your bride showed it to you...ensuring a 27 dresses moment of "but i can just shorten it, and wear it again!"

 the gowns are just beautiful and i can't wait to see my friends all wearing some of these stunning things.

check out the website at BHLDN, and you can read about the launch on culturemap if you like!

happy love day everybody!!

all images are courtesy of BHLDN...enjoy!

04 February 2011

i heart paper.

so most of you that know me know how much i love paper. i do. i love it. i wanna marry it. with beautiful letterpress invitations on cardstock dyed the lightest shade of ivory with letters made with loops and flurries and the color of the most beautiful copper penny.

ok, so maybe i'd rather marry a fabulous man that can change a light bulb and make me a delicious grilled cheese. who looks like he stepped off the pages of a j crew catalog, but could also build me shelves for all my shoes. but i do love paper. in fact, for those of you that know me well know that i would LOVE to own a paper and stationery store some day. and that is truth.

i found some of the cutest little cards both at work (anthropologie (sorry, not available online) & the CAMH store) as well as online. i love this card with the pinata party on it....reminding me how much i love cinco de mayo....

i would want to carry that and some of these in my shop!!










there are two card stores that i adore on etsy....and i'm going to give you the inside scoop. that's right, i'm going to give you their websites. enjoy blueeyebrowneye and the wheatfield

and think about investing in my paper store. i know i'd appreciate it.