Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gratuitous request for votes!!

ok...so im not too proud to ask for everyone to head over to the Houston Pres Music Awards Ballot and vote for my husbands band "La Sien"(#28) as well as for my husband "Dave Guitarza" for best bassist (#39). 
Even if you are not from Houston I would appreciate it!!
La Sien is a spanish rock band based in Houston, TX.  They have an great sound that anyone, regardless of language, can enjoy.  Please visit their website lasien.com and look them up on Facebook (there is facebook link on the site) for more info and to listen to their music.
These guys work so hard, invest so much time in effort into making awesome music....and I think they should be rewarded for it. 
I'm so proud of my hubs and the band...they are an inspiration and i wouldnt give up being a band wife for anything!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

today i bring you a fun and easy Anthro knock-off DIY. 
i originally saw this DIY here and wanted to try myself and pass it on to y'all.
Supplies: paint (spray/acrylic), jump rings, ribbon, scissors, beads(large and small) and plastic teardrop shape crystals.
1. spray the crystals well. i recommend doing this in several light coats.  use a clear protective top coat if you wish
2. open and add the jump rings to your crystals.  i used a heavier gauge ring since the crystals are large and heavy.
3. thread 3 small beads before and after each crystal.  both strands of the necklace will have 10 crystals (more or less if you like).  i added additional small beads on the bottom strand to make up the length gap (pic for step 4)  tip: i would cut you ribbon extra long to allow for length adjustment
4. thread a big bead on both ends to combine your strands (see the bottom strand-it has 7 little beads on right/left of the crystal to made up the gap in length between strands).
5. adjust the two strands - the top strand should hang about 1" above the bottom to create the staggered look. tie a knot above the big bead to keep everything in place.
hold it up and tie a knot in the back (i may go back and make this a clasp closure later) when you are happy with the total length.
Wear with pride!! i wore mine to work and have gotten tons of complements!!
let me know if you have questions or need more explaination.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

can it really be that i didnt post anything in the month of may....geez sorry y'all.  its been a very busy month and june is shaping up to be the same.  yikes.

in an effort to get back on track i wanted to share the french music stylings of
Coeur de Pirate
Real name, Beatrice Martin, is the heart and soul of Coeur de Pirate ("Heart Pirate").  She is a French singer/songwriter from Quebec, Canada.  If you read up on her you will find that she has an interesting life story (*coughs-alt porn model at age 16-*coughs), however, she has a great voice and beautiful music.
y'all might be thinking..."wow, you speak french!?" ...no.  i do not speak french other than a few words here and there that i picked up the two times that i visited France.  i do, however, have a love for music no matter what language it's in. 
Coeur de Pirate's almost child like voice mixed with the rhythm of her lyrics and piano is just soothing.  kinda hard to describe.  it makes me feel carefree and light? does this make sense to anyone? just like watching Amélie...it makes you feel playful and free...atleast i do.
She released her self titled debut album in 2008- most known for the song
"Comme des enfants" and "Ensemble" which was featured in a YouTube video about a baby.  In November 2011 she release her follow-up album "Blonde"...which i just found out about (I was too busy getting married to notice-I played one of her songs during my cake cutting!).
Anywho, I encourage you to check out both her ablums on iTunes. 
It's great feel good music that you can put on when you want something playing that wont destract you with lyrics you understand and want to sing along with...unless you are like me and still learn lyrics in foreign languages.
i love her music!
*all images can be found from a google image source-i had a hard time nailing down a single url source