Friday, May 14, 2010

Just Because I Learned How To Upload This


It's Not Too Late

To hop in the car and head to Austin this weekend (like me!) to the Renegade Craft Fair. I am SO excited to be able to go to this and a little afraid I might be squeezing a lot of purchases into the Mini. Not sure what the RCF is? Read all about it here, on Etsy's blog. Did you know Etsy had a blog? I just recently learned. It's lovely.

But, if you don't want to take a road trip in the rain, you can delight in what I have been enjoying all week: watching a TV show on DVD for hours on end. I so rarely do this, but always enjoy it oh so much. On the laptop in bed is even better. I've delved full-force back to Cali Cali and am reliving all of the greatness of The OC. Many of you know I will forever love Seth Cohen. And if you need a reminder, here's Adam/Seth/my husband looking adorable and promoting the best thing to happen to teen soap/dramas since Felicity. Ooh, that might need to be the DVD I hit up next.

Have a GREAT weekend!
Pia The Pig

Home Week Continues with An Ode

To the closet office and the IKEA Lack shelf. I had a large lonely wall in my new place that has really warmed up and accessorized well, thanks to the longest Lack shelf (and the awesome install by my brother.) It makes the wall really pop. I love it.

So, thinking about the IKEA shelves and how they turn any wall into a glorified museum and provide easy shelving anywhere, I thought I could combine the love of these shelves with some photos from the inspiration folder of some amazing closet-turned-offices. I turned a large walk-in closet in my old house into a very cosy little office for me (and Bert who loved the shelves.) The closet luckily had a lot of built-ins and some breathing room. But it NEVER had the amazing gusto and warmth of these babies below. I am THRILLED to have an entire room for an office now, but these make me want to sit down in them and get to WERK!

This is my all-time favorite. And I am not even a blue person. I LOVE THIS WORKSPACE!

Looking for a little inspiration on turning a closet into an office? Read some great tips from Apartment Therapy right here.

Happy Friday!
Pia The Pig

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Call Yo Friends, Summatime Is Here

Muppets Take Manhattan, anyone?

Thanks, Lauren, for the heads-up!
Pia The Pig

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


...And Shannon Miller. There's a new sensation from Edmond, Oklahoma. Meet Greyson Michael Chance, performing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi."

He is taking the world by storm!

Here are two of his original songs. These are beyond.

Gaga would be proud!
Pia The Pig

I'm Schvitzing For A Sno-Cone

My hair is a frizzball which can only mean two things: it's hot in Dallas and it's time for a m'f'in SNO-CONE.

I've asked the lovely Sarah of Two Hot Potatoes to give me the scoop on DFW sno-cones, as she was very exuberant as we discussed the topic at our friend's wedding. She writes, "So my personal favorite snow cone is MC Snow Cones – 183 & MacArthur. They have a snow ice cream snow cone that tastes like heaven in a cup.

I also have a special place in my small heart for Snowballs at Doc’s food store.
It makes me feel good about eating a snow cone for health since he uses real fruit juice.

Or you can risk your life to get a snow cone at Aunt Stelle's Sno-Cones in the hood. It’s totally worth it.
2002 West Clarendon Drive
Dallas, TX 75208-7632"

Thanks, Sarah. I need a Doc appointment!

Stay Cool,
Pia The Pig

Half Price Books, Full Amounts of Awesome

Tomorrow night I have a book club, so what better time to get the book than today?! :/

The book, which I am excited to cram in tonight, looks great. The $26.99 price tag at the bookstore...not so much. Boom, a pristine copy, found at HPB for just $7.98. I love this place. I became a fan/like/whatever the latest term is on Facebook, and was thrilled to see that my HPB on NW Highway is offering free movies in the parking lot this summer. Last summer, I took full advantage of the free outdoor movies around town. It's a cool way to have a picnic and enjoy the summer air. Here are the deets:

Free Movies in the Parking Lot
Half Price Books presents Movies in the Parking Lot for the second year. That's right – free movies and family fun every other Saturday all summer long, starting June 12. Join us in the parking lot at 5803 E. Northwest Hwy. in Dallas TX on Saturday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. for a screening of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" starring Gene Wilder. Bring a chair, your friends and family. Free admission. Free popcorn. Other food and drinks will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the show will be canceled. Join us in the Community Room inside the store at 7 p.m. for a special event before each showtime. See the complete line-up of movies for the summer.

June 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

June 26: Top Gun

July 10: Spider-Man

July 24: Jurassic Park

August 14: Raiders of the Lost Ark

August 28: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Bring the kiddos and the Milk Duds. See you there!
Pia The Pig

PS-If you are a pet lover and haven't read Dewey, let me know and I will let you borrow it. It's a GREAT read!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Savvy Moms and Savings

AAAD Reader Alice wrote a brilliant piece for the Dallas Observer in March that I am still thinking about regarding Moms and blogs and the power of Twitter. I was thrilled to tap into that power as I found a link to this great Gap and Banana Republic outlet mall coupon that saved my mom and I some cash over the weekend. I back-tracked the link to, that seems to be a great community for all of you savvy, amazing moms out there. Check it out.

Happy Savings!
Pia The Pig

Monday, May 10, 2010

Amazing Modern Paper Partywear by Jonathan Adler

I LOVE Jonathan Adler and as most of you know, I love me a good party platter, dish, tumbler, or anything bright and snazzy. Thanks to a post on the hostess blog, I'm thrilled to share with you a fantastic merging of two loves.

These paper lanterns are effortless chic and now even more colorful.

These two-sided reusable tumblers are all-around fun.

Brightly colored dessert plates and napkins round out the fun collection.

The Jonathan Adler site is amazingly fun. Have a look!
Pia The Pig

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Parents Are Awesome

Today is Mother's Day and I have the amazing honor to spend the day with my mom. Double bonus to celebrate with my entire family, including another amazing mom, my sister-in-law. We are ALSO celebrating my dad's birthday today, which is May 6th. Big day of love, laughs, and lox.

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." ~Author Unknown

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there and Happy Birthday Dad!

Pia The Pig


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