Sequins and Faux Fur

For those looking for a fabulous lifestyle...

30 November 2010

Identity Crisis

I believe that my blog is having an identity crisis.

First off, it has been neglected and abused.  Actually, just neglected, but that is in part to my lack of attention.

Second, it is totally upset since my name has changed.  Yes, loyal fans, my last name has changed and I got hitched.  It was a magical day full of sunshine, champagne, sequins and love. 

Thus, I need to figure out pronto how to also change my blog from a "Robinson" to a "Bailey" - any ideas blogosphere?  I may need to create a new URL, which I guess would give me a fresh start and encourage me to write more.

Anyways, I hope that you all had a fab Thanksgiving.  I ate too much and am re-reading Harry Potter 7.  I saw the movie with my life partner (this is how I am going to refer to my new husband, I will not be using the term hubby or hubba, gross) and decided that I must read this wonderful piece of literature again to remind myself of all the wonderful things that were left out of the movie.  Now, don't get me wrong, I loved the movie - but there are so many details in the books that just make them that much better.  Ok, ok, I will stop before I sound like a total nerd.

In other news - T. Swift is dating Jake Gyllenhaal.  Um, what?!?!  Now, I never would have picked these two to get together, but I secretly like it.  They were seen in NYC and Nashville over the holidays - what jetsetters.  I bet she has already written two songs about them - one about how they fall in love and have babies and the other if he breaks her heart and then starts dating Kate Hudson.  Jake must have some fetish for TN girls - he has been linked to both Reese and T.Swift, both from the Nashville area.

Wow, it feels great to write about celebrities.  My life partner does not share my same obsession with them, so it is great to share with all my loyal readers.  Now, I am going to drink my overpriced latte and do a little online shopping, what do you think about these items below?

13 August 2010

Happy Friday!  I  had a wonderful week filled with socials, birthday cupcakes, manis/pedis and Jillian Michael's kicking my butt.  Some things I am loving this week...

Here I am at age 7 - already a diva rocking my windsuit.

Enjoy some pink and gold inspiration for your weekend - via Pink Book.

 Sugarland station on my pandora channel.

Chuck Bass.

Britney seen entering a recording studio.  OMGEE.  And it was confirmed that there will be a Britney epsiode on Glee this fall.  I am already using my Darin's Dance Grooves VHS to relearn the moves to "Oops I did it again."

05 August 2010

Taylor Swift's new single.  BOMB.  Enjoy... you will probably listen to it over and over (I have). 

04 August 2010

As promised, Miss Janna Tacker will be providing her insightful ideas on home buying.  Sorry for the delay in this post.  Her dog Bojangles was attacked by ants yesterday and after they both spent all night in the emergency room, Boj is fine and loving life.  Miss Tacker is glad that her precious baby is doing alright, but now has a disdain for ants.  But who doesn't?  After I saw "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and there was a crazy ant in the backyard, I never liked those crazy creatures.  Anyways... back to the guest post.  Whether you are in the market for a new home or not, Miss Tacker's advice will prove helpful and insightful.

"For those of you who haven’t experienced the joys of home ownership, I will share my newly found plethora of knowledge. If you find yourself in the housing market just follow these guidelines and everything will be smooth sailing.
·         Don’t watch HGTV during your home search. It will only infuriate you. It takes a lot more than one day, three houses, and one piece of paper to have the place of your dreams.  In my particular case, it took about twenty houses, three months, a six inch stack of papers, and most of my sanity. I thought finding a home was a pain and wish I had a personal assistant to go screen homes for me (kind of like Kimora Lee Simmon’s in the Fab Life).

·         Strongly consider move-in-ready homes. I personally did not follow this rule (you will see why); I did a complete reno. My house is now super fabulous and precisely to my liking, but renovating your first home is SUPER high stress. Also, as soon as your neighbors see you tearing your house apart they will come by at the most inconvenient times asking to see what you’ve done( I do ,however, enjoy showing everyone how fab my home is).  Bottom line, save the renovations for a point in your life when time and money are abundant.

·         Locate the nearest Lowe’s. Before signing on the dotted line (lines actually), scout out your nearest Lowe’s. Is it under two miles away? Okay, go ahead and sign. If not, reconsider. Lowe’s will be your second home; don’t be surprised to find yourself roaming these aisles 3-4 times a weekend. The workers may even learn your name, and after a few months they could be your facebook friends. Is there a Home Depot nearby? Gross. Move to a different part of town.

Basically, finding a home can be a nightmare but totally worth it in the end (especially if you follow my rules)! I’m sure everyone is DYING to see the inside of my home, and even though Cribs is coming to shoot an episode in a few weeks I will give you all a sneak peak."

03 August 2010

I want a room like this in my house.