Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thank You For Voting

Thank you for voting!
Thank you EVERYONE for voting on my Fluevog shoe ad. I know it was a close race, and I came in second place by a very tiny margin. I am thankful to be a finalist in this contest, and I am also thankful for all my family and friends and fans who voted, tweeted, and shared on Facebook! I am amazed at the response to this contest. I am truly lucky to have you all as friends helping me out. You are all super! Thank you.

Well, after all this hard work over this contest, staying up late and trying to get the word out, I am very tired! I told Raoul it feels like pulling an all-nighter in college, and I have circles under my eyes to prove it. I think I need some retail therapy. I know, how about a nice new pair of shoes?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Scenes From The Collection - Fluevog Love

Now there are a few brands I am loyal to, and I don't usually like to be an advert, but I am a HUGE fan of JOHN FLUEVOG SHOES. I have been for a while, but it took me until 1999 to get my first pair. At least I think it was 1999 or so. My very first Fluevogs were the Familevog!

Oreo and my shoes.
The FAMILEVOG was made for the DANIELSON FAMILE, a family of musicians that dress as nurses and doctors to promote the healing power of their soulful music. The gold stitching! The handbag heart! What is not to love about these? I absolutely love them, and so does our bun, Oreo.

in clover.
I love these ANASTASIA Mary Janes. I had to have these when I saw the embroidered birds on them. They had them in a red and blue colorway, but I thought black was the way to go with these. They are great to wear with colored knee highs, skirts, or culottes!

my new mary janes!!

My shoes.
I love Fluevog Mary Janes! They go great with all my dresses and skirts.

Doily carpet and my shoes!
And here are my ERIKA FELLOWSHIP shoes. These are sort of saddle shoe-ish to me. This photo was taken at Le Meridian hotel in Xiamen, China last year. I love the doily pattern on this carpet - and my Fellowship shoes! I wore them the whole time while in China.

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And here is my very well-worn pair of ANGIES. Oh, Angie. These have been all over the place! They have seen better days! I love these shoes cos they do not have laces and can easily be slipped off on a flight or in the movies.

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This is the whole glorious herd together for a family portrait! Check out those boots! They are POWDER BLUE!

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Nilla is even a fan of the 'vogs!

So, if you didn't know already, John Fluevog has a contest to see would get to design their next print ad...I am one of the four finalists! YOU can help me win this contest by casting a vote for my design HERE! It's the cute one with the girl walking her dog! There's only a few days left for the contest, so be sure to vote daily. THANK YOU!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Weekend Wind-Down #117

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Last night, our band, WEREWOLVES (I play trumpet in the band), played a house show at the PLUSH PALACE here in Athens - so named because the ceiling in the living room is lined wall-to-wall with STUFFED ANIMALS. Eventually, the walls on all three sides of the "stage area" will also be covered entirely with stuffed animals, making sort of a plush-lined cave. We played with new K RECORDS artist, GENERIFUS, who is on tour from Olympia, Washington...

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Wyatt and Jay of WEREWOLVES...check out the WEREWOLVES' BAND CAMP PAGE HERE. You can listen to our music, download free tracks, or buy merch...yay!

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Patrick of Werewolves...Patrick also lives in and runs Plush Palace...

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MISSY - Becoming a finalist in the John Fluevog Shoe ad contest...please vote daily HERE this week! Help me win!
RAOUL - Missy becoming a finalist in the Fluevog ad contest...VOTE FOR HER AD!

MISSY - Not getting to visit the bunnies...
RAOUL - Having to cancel Oreo's speed dating appointment due to bad weather.

MISSY - When Nilla ran as soon as I showed her the new brush I got her.
RAOUL - Werewolves closing out the night with our improvised cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday"

RAOUL - "Skank Sinatra"

MISSY - The wheat toast from brunch at The Grit.
RAOUL - Potatoes simmered in tikka masala over rice for din din.

MISSY - Vote, vote, and vote! (and do my Wii fit).
RAOUL - Basically, the same three things I was supposed to do last week.

MISSY - Flinny my squirrel puppet.
RAOUL - We had this plush Snoopy that I liked a lot...

MISSY - I just listened to Helium.
RAOUL - Werewolves, Mark Robinson, Yellow Fever, Chicken Lips, Cause Co-Motion, Sebadoh, Strong Arm Steady, Beans, Anti-Pop Consortium, Aesop Rock, Chok Rock, Flying Lotus, Squarepusher, Seefeel, Blue Note Records' "Blue Break Beats" boxset.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

John Fluevog Ad FINALIST!

My ad for John Fluevog contest - Vote Daily for me!
JOHN FLUEVOG makes my most favorite brand of shoes ever - I own several pairs and I love them all. I entered their FLUEVOG CREATIVE AD CONTEST last week and now I made it as one of their four FINALISTS! The design brief was for their new beauty shoe, THE CURIE, which is inspired by MARIE CURIE. If I win, Fluevog will use my ad in a new print campaign. But I can't win without your help! So, please take the time and vote each day for my ad, and tell your friends, too! You can VOTE HERE DAILY. THANK YOU!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nilla One-Hundred And Six - Nilla's Celebration

Nilla's pie we made for her birthday celebration.
We made a chocolate silk pie to celebrate Nilla's Special Day! No, she did not have a taste, but she was interested in the pie! We used coconut on top and then added jellybeans for her eyes and nose. The features are drawn on with black icing. It looks just like her!

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Nilla thought so, too! The pie looks bigger than my cat in this picture!

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And look at my amazement when Nilla loves the pie as much as I do!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nilla is Six!

Today we celebrate Nilla's Adoption Day, or in other words, Nilla's Birthday. It was six years ago today that I brought home my best kitty friend, who I love so much. Nilla is so silly, funny, and loving. She is a good friend. Now let's look at Nilla though the ages...

Nilla as a baby!
This is my Nilla as a baby! She was so small when I brought her home. I forgot she was this tiny and so thin.

Little Nilla!
Nilla likes to climb on my bookcase. This is from my old house...


in the sunshine.

nilla is so helpful
Nilla always liked to help me craft and sew.

nilla cools off
I give Nilla ice cubes in the summer!

sleepy kitty
Here Nilla is testing out my vintage red velvet chair.

nilla sleeps

time for tea,
Nilla and I share lots of things.

nilla on her special day.
Nilla's two year celebration! I can't believe it has been four years since this photo was taken.

Nilla sitting in my hamper. Silly!

This picture is really funny! Nilla is our "guard cat."

look at nilla!

nilla in my closet


nilla makes a face at me.

nilla's big yawn!

nilla sort of looking like an old man.

nilla on her cardboard scratcher.
Nilla loves this lounger. She loves card board!

nilla's ears.

Libby's portrait of Nilla!
Nilla's portrait by our friend Libby.

Nilla is on to me taking her photo.

Nilla and the little blood drop.
Becky from SWEETIE PIE PRESS made the crochet blood drop.


Nilla loves boxes.

Hi, mice, I am Nilly!
Nilla as a loaf with two mice I made for her. The gray one is from when I brought her home. She loves her homemade toys better than store bought. Go Nilla!

Nilla making a face at me.

Funny face!

Nilla thinks we can't see her.

My Nilla.

Nilla is our amazing cat!


Nilla on Christmas.
Nilla at Christmas!

I love you, Nilla!

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Nilla we love you!