November 30, 2011


It's the little things in life, friends.

I couldn't resist buying these band-aids after seeing their alternate name.

Oh, Target. How I love thee!


Happy December, a day early.

It's time to start working on the 2012 edition of the Man Calendar. Any suggestions for gents to include? Or themes? 2011's was a loosely interpreted one (menswear).


Expect to see a post on Friday about the 2011 Curtis holiday cards—and a place to sign up if you'd like me to send you one! I just have to make sure the cards came out as expected, and I hope to pick the package up this afternoon.

Until tomorrow ...

November 29, 2011

obsessed.: Colored jeans

Now, I'm a skinny jeans kind of girl. I know that not everyone is, but I prefer the fit to pretty much any other style. Do they look the best on me? Possibly not, but I feel good in them.

I also love to wear bright colors. I know, yet again, that not everyone does. My two likes have come together recently in the trend of colored jeans, with which I am—as you can probably guess—a little obsessed.

I've purchased a couple pairs to date from Old Navy—the Rockstar legging jeans (I refuse to call them jeggings. I hate that term.) in red and blue. (The red ones on the site now are more cranberry than the ones I have.)

I'd love to find pairs of dark green and chocolate brown ones somewhere, and these yellow ones are superb.


What do you think about this trend? Totally wacky? Played out? Still too-cool-for-school?

November 28, 2011

Pottery painting (Don't peek, Colt!)

Today, I tried something new: Painting pottery at a pottery painting place. (Say that ten times fast!) I've "painted pottery" before, but it was when I was little and it never got professionally glazed (as far as I can remember).

Painting my cereal bowl was a little stressful at first due to the blank "canvas" causing me a bit of painter's block. I finally came up with an idea, however, based on the design of the 2011 Curtis Christmas cards. (I am absolutely full of alliteration today!) I took it to a bit of a mushy level—this is why Colt shouldn't be peeking—and made something I plan to give Colt for Christmas.

Here's a bit of the outside, pre-glaze and fire:

And here's the inside:

I'm really excited to see it once it's gone through the finishing process. The colors are so muted now, but I know they'll pop once it's been fired. I'll definitely post a finished product photo once I get it back.

November 25, 2011

What I'm thankful for, part 2

So how many of your crazies dedicated gifters were out super early today (/last night) scooping up all the Black Friday deals? I made a couple of purchases online, but I'm am definitely not one for crowds.

Here are a few more things I am thankful for:

This goober.

Glittery shoes.

$10 t-shirt sites. (Visit Tee Magnet for my daily checks.)

"Guy" movies.


Pretty nail polish.

Apple products.

Hope you all had a great holiday! Happy weekend!

November 24, 2011

Nerd News: Avengers art, Doctor Who Christmas special, The Pirates! Band of Misfits and more

Vol. 2, Issue 45

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! Or, happy Thursday to those of you not in the states. If you haven't already finished cooking (and eating) here are some great ideas for fantasy and sci-fi-inspired holiday food.

In TV news:
A couple of previews:

The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe (plus Matt Smith stripping! ... You know, for those of you who like that sort of thing.)

Game of Thrones


This story is adorable. (Read the entire thing at the link underneath.)


I would like to post (and have) every single poster from the Modern Styleographer Etsy account.


While it's appropriate that Pocahontas is Sagittarius, I would have preferred Belle (because she's my fav).


Can you name all of these faces? (Thanks, Shaun!)


In movie news:
A couple of trailers and a clip:

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (based on an awesome book series by Gideon Defoe)


Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol

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New Avengers promo art ... the Hulk makes me laugh.


I am so in love with this guy's art. (I posted his John McClaine holiday art last year.)


Also super cute.


Good mashup.


And finally, here's a highlight reel from Aliens on Ice! a fantastic re-imagining of a classic (starring Shaun as a Xenomorph) that we saw last weekend. Seriously epic.