all the things i want...

this is how i propose, we ladies, make everyday friday... buy like 10 pair of these super cute undies made by the candi factory and wear them everyday because everyone knows the days of the week are according to what it says on your underwear!


i haven't been up to much these day. i've been trying to lock myself in my room and force my hand at getting the nitty gritty, bore my face off, rather shoot myself in the foot for entertainment, stuff out of way so i can jump to oh! so glorious fun part of starting a business. the lock on the door works from the inside, therefore... not much forcing going on. but i was witness to one of the most dramatic temper tantrums this weekend while swimming with sister no.1 and her litter of kiddos. i wonder where in the world could she have ever gotten that kind of temper.... we are such a quiet and calm family!! (in another galaxy far, far away.)

ms. madison, our pretty, pretty princess.

i just had to snap a picture! she will hate me in 15 years because of this photo. but i will love her for.ever.

update: so i felt like a bad a gi-gi for posting a not so lovely picture of madison. so here... i must do her justice.


all the things i want...

i need some new simple earrings and these are pretty cute, no? they may not be pearl earrings but they sure are mother of pearl... but for $24.00 from Patina.com, I doubt that's even the truth. Nevertheless, they're still sweet!

all the things i buy...

a few weeks ago i had a debatable discussion with fellow friends about the clean, pristine, white chuck vs. the gunky, falling apart, nasty chuck. i lost the debate. swampy even jumped my ship and sided with the other team. it was a sad day. seeing that i didn't even own a pair of chuck taylors, i decided to truly have an opinion, i needed to try these guys out for myself.

i have. AND i am sticking to the clean and pristine approach. i like the simple clean tennis shoe look with jeans and a tee. what can i say? i like classic and CLEAN!

i am not trying to be a poser, promise. and since i won't be going to emo's anytime soon, it really shouldn't be a problem.


say what?

who: erika

said what: "lesbians weddings make me sad!"

in regards to: a lesbian wedding BOAT party.

la pensée de la semaine.

by emarie

i wonder if people realize that their lies are completely transparent. do people really think that other can't put two and two together? it hurts when friends lie but not giving me enough credit to figure out the truth is just plain insulting.

all the things i buy...

this is another thing i did not purchase, it was given to me as a gift. a very special gift. not only is it a mood ring... the yellow parts glows in the dark! this i figured out last night while i was trying to sneak Oreos out of the kitchen... the glaring light from my super star ring practically blinded me and i almost tripped over myself. these things should come with a health hazard warning.


all the things i want...

this lady needs a new desk chair because the Windsor dining chair i've been slouched at for 8+ hours a day is not working! so maybe i can talk a certain mother into buying this for a certain daughter?!


happy birthday to me.

for some odd reason when i was growing up, i remember thinking that the ages 25 and 28 would be so exciting! i couldn't wait until those years fell upon me. well, lets just say 25 didn't treat me right. actually, it was the worst year of my life. and to be honest... the past two years that followed have not been that stellar. BUT! i have had some amazing times with friends and family, i've been a few places, i've learned so much about myself, and i'm taking the opportunity at trying my hand out with my dream of owning my own business.

now that i look back, it hasn't been that shabby!!! i've made quite a bit of progress. i may not have a husband, a home, a steady career, or a few toddlers running around (all the things i thought i would have by 28) but i'm doing what i want to be doing. and i do have things that i never imagined that i would posses like security, character, an open mind, and a vivacious disposition with taking on life head on. not that i didn't think i would have those things within me, i just never thought about it until the past few years. these are things that can not be taken away from me no matter what happens.

so i embark on this year i have looked forward to the most, 28. i'm excited about the possibilities. things are getting back on track and i'm ready to take on whatever comes my way! i have awesome people in my life who want nothing but greatness from me. they support me. they cheer me on. and best of all, they love me for me and will stand by me no matter what. without all of you, i wouldn't be so fearless!



happy double nickel, mom!


all the things i want...

Archer Typeface

This is the font used in all of the Martha Stewart Living Magazines. I heart it... but it cost as much a my monthly car note. Ouch. One day I shall have you Archer... One Day!



while kickn' it with sister no. 2, i saw one of the "Don't Mess With Texas" campaign on the boob tube.  you get to pick one bag out of four designs for FREE to help with any vehicular trash that may accumulate. Check it out and get your own!

say what?

who: MusicMan

said what: "not as in 'lets get psychical' but as in 'the body of Christ compels you.' "

in regards to: exorcising the crazy out of my parents.


say what?

who: mom

said what: {with air quotes!!!} "keep austin the way it is.... weird. "

in regards to: some bumper sticker she saw. {worry not austinites, i corrected her.}



looks like i'm not the only one taking chances and moving on up! congrats colby angus on getting what you wanted!


i thought i lost this while i was in NYC, but no! my mother picked it up thinking it was hers... i'm just stoked i don't have to buy another one. now i can finally get around to posting the rest of the New York pictures.


so there is this guy... and he's pretty cool... and we talk alot... and he makes me laugh! enough said.... for now.

shout out!

i need to give a props where props are due!

to my girl, Emily, feeling great as she turns 28

and to my SIL, Meredith, who is making sure 29 will be just fiiiine...

happy birthday ladies!!!



maybe i can fix her up... get a basket... and take her for a ride on the beach!

ode to swampy

i've been waiting for the right time to do this and i think it will begin right... about... NOW!

have you ever met someone that has been your saving grace? i have. there are only a few people in my life that i can truly say have helped changed my path for the better and one of those special people is swampechaun herself. i can not express the love i have for this friend i like to call my besty.

plain and simple, this lady has been there for me when it seemed that the world had pulled the rug out from under me. she has sat and cried with me. she has held my hand. she has has told me things will be better. she has been my partner in crime. she has made me laugh. and she has made me cry. she has made me think outside the box. she has fed me. she has watered (beered) me. she has sung out loud with me. she has told me like it is. she has always been honest with me. and she has always loved me. she has been completely and totally amazing.

besides all the things swampy has done for me, and honestly it has been above and beyond her call of duty... she has some of the best character i have ever seen in another human being. she is such a harder worker with work, with family and with friends. swampy puts it all out there on the table. she will drop what she is doing to help out any where she can. she tries so hard to do her fair share and the best part... the only things she wants in return is a smile and a thank you. she has a huge heart. HUGE. enough to fill the world with love, warmth, humor, and good vibes. she is adventurous. when swampy wants to do something, she does it. she tries her damnedest at what she wants until she gets it right. she's a bit fearless and audacious when it comes to putting herself out there and i love that about her. she's spicy and has a bit of kick! she holds herself accountable for all of her actions, never steps down, and only apologizes when needed. i tell you people... she is extraordinary. she is good people. she is someone i want in my corner. she could take over the world if she wanted but all she needs is her family, her bluebonnet, and her friends... everything that comes from that is what makes her the most happy. but i'm pretty sure if you threw in a little makeup, a few lbs of crawfish, a couple of books, and some zydeco she wouldn't turn it away!!!

the thing about swampy and me is that we get each other. we know when to hold them and know when to fold them. we view things in a similar manner and are pretty fierce when we come together. now that i have relocated for the time being, i will miss our cajun and a coonass adventures but the adventures are not over just yet... they are on a hiatus for the time being. one day, we will reunite and be more powerful than before.

i consider myself to be lucky to know her and even more lucky that she is my besty.

thank you swampy for always being there for me. it means the world to me!


by mindseyecards

okay. so i lied. i said i was back like a week ago and i had every intention of doing so but things just didn't work out in my favor. with packing, moving, saying goodbyes and dealing with the madness of rearranging my life, i haven't had a minute, that i wasn't tired, to sit down and blog. actually, the other night while on the phone with MusicMan i dosed off in the middle of our conversation because i was so exhausted!!! now that is quality Pearl Girl time.

but for reals... i'm going to try harder this time around to keep my post up.


hello internets, it's me, angela.

for some reason i'm having the hardest time coming up with something to post about.... not that i don't have tons to talk but i just can't figure out where to start. so for now, i'm starting with a hi, it's great to be back!

say what?!

who: jon jon

said what: i feel like i need to keep putting quarters in this phone.

in regards to: the song 'f$#king you makes me bilingual' by jose nunez. {let me assume you realize this song is not work safe!}

all the things i buy...

me and mr. jones

the $5 pashminia from a street vendor in NYC... best.purchase.ever. seriously, i tired buying one for every gal pal in my life but when i went back to the corner of said purchase, the lady was gone. {it was too early in the morning, i had to catch a flight so i couldn't wait, sorry.}

all the things i want...

i met ms. avis, the designer behind this super cute stationery, while i was at the national stationery show a couple of weeks ago and would like to say that she is such a doll! very sweet! while i have seen her products online at her blog and her esty shop, it wasn't until i walked into her booth that i feel in love with her envelopes.

and when i checked my mail yesterday, i found a sweet surprise in my mailbox... the cutest little hand written thank you card with a recipe of avis' homemade caramel popcorn. i can't wait to try it out!!!