Monday, April 11, 2011

Concert, Sprouts, High Heels, Q&A and VBS

It's Monday so here's some random for you to start the week!

In less than a week we'll be seeing--

--The Avett Brothers--

--live in concert at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas.  To say that I'm excited is an understatement.  If you've never listened to their music, you must.  They've been called "punk-grass", but I think their music has too many dimensions to label it as one genre.  Another bonus is Langhorne Slim is opening.  My sister-in-law purchased the tickets months ago.  By the way, we're going to show with Mark's brother and his wife.  They are huge Avett fans, too.  We all receive the presale ticket info via email so we had first dibs at getting them online.  She was so on top of getting the tickets that we almost got backstage passes!!!  The first 30 tickets get to go backstage and our tickets are #33, 34, 35, 36.  I would have been beside myself if we made it backstage.  I'm not too disappointed because my husband made a good point, he said it was probably for the best since we're not really cool enough for the backstage scene.  We all got a good laugh out of that.  Honestly,  he's probably right ;)

You know I'm obsessed with my sprouts.  So far my zinnia and marigold seeds are thriving.  This is what they look like currently.  My father-in-law is supposed to come over this week and till up a spot in my yard to plant a garden.  I'll have to ask him what I should do next.  I'm not sure when I need to transplant them.

I purchased a pair of high heels this weekend.  I thought they would go with several spring outfits and my Easter dress. 
Does anyone else buy an Easter dress?  I still do.
I usually don't wear high heels, but these are actually comfortable.  No joke.
I brought them home and tried them on to make sure I didn't look silly.  My husband assured me that I didn't look silly.  I think I'm going to really like them.  (I bought them at TJ Maxx, in case you were wondering AND you can still see the tacky blue sticker on the heel.  Oops!)

A new blog friend, Robin, tagged me in a Q&A.  I'm terrible at breaking chain letters and passing on blog games, but I did want to take a moment and answer the questions.  I'm always up for a good Q&A.

Food: Pei Wei, anything and everything on the menu is so yummy.

Color: Blue, although my house has a lot of neutrals

Animal: I have a fish at school named Jett.  We don't have any pets at home.  We've been thinking about getting the boys a dog.  It's such a big commitment, so I'm not sure about it yet.

Dessert: Love dessert!  The Cheesecake Factory original cheesecake with strawberries.  Perfection!

Artist: I'm all about the upcoming concert so my focus is on music right now--The Avett Bros.

Pair of shoes: TOMS, so comfortable and socially responsible

Outfit: I'm really wearing a lot of skirts right now.  They are comfy and cool in the Texas heat.  I also live in shorts and tank tops in the summer.

Skinny Jeans: Yes. I bought a pair about 6 months ago and they've ended up being one of my favorite items of clothing.  I swore I'd never wear them so now I'm having to eat my words.

Brand: Anthropologie, Gap, Target

Perfume: This is sad, but I don't really wear perfume.  Some ladies have a signature fragrance, but I don't.  Any suggestions?  I do have some body sprays from Bath and Bodyworks that I like.

Accessory: Wedding Band and Engagement Ring and ring from Sundance--all from my sweet husband

City: NYC or Seattle

Hobby: Gardening, Blogging, Shopping, Hanging out with my husband and little boys

Beauty Product: Moisturizer and lotion

Holiday: Christmas or Halloween

Snack: Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Triscuits or fresh fruit

Movie: Best in Show, You've Got Mail, Notting Hill, Pride and Prejudice, The Holiday, Pretty Woman, Hope Floats Dirty Dancing, Garden State, Steel Magnolias.
It's hard to choose just one.  I have so many.

Song: Let me give one more shout-out to the Avett Bros, "Swept Away" or "Talk On Indolence" or "Distraction #74" or "I and Love and You" or "Go to Sleep" or "The Perfect Space" or "Kick Drum Heart".  Picking a favorite song is like trying pick a favorite child.  I don't know if you can.

Guilty Pleasure: Shopping or Blogging and Blue Bell ice cream fudge bars

I help coordinate VBS at our church and we had our first meeting on Sunday.  I'm so happy that there are a lot of people who are willing to volunteer and work.  It's one of my favorite things that we do at our church.  It's such a big undertaking that I probably won't blog the entire week that it's going on.  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time.

I'll be linking up to lowercase letters
Miscellany Monday
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  1. I hopped over from Carissa's. So happy that it's VBS planning time. That means summer is on the way. I just saw a pair of those Toms. I will try them on next time. I couldn't tell if they would be comfortable!

  2. Hi Michele!
    I have never heard of the Avettt Brothers. Have fun! Sounds like you are a big fan!
    I LOVE your nude colored heels. Love love. I don't have any like that and I believe I need some. ;)

  3. Hey Michele, such a fun post!!!! How exciting about your little sprouts. I would be beside myself with glee too! That concert is going to be amazing, you'll definitely have to tell us all about it!
    I'm not much of a perfume girl either, most of it gives me a headache. I do love "Fresh Sugar Lemon", it is the lovliest scent.
    I bet your sweet little boys would love a dog! I love animals, especially dogs. My last three dogs have all been boxers. Such a great breed and they are wonderful with children. Fergus even likes cats.
    Those shoes are FABULOUS!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

    When will you be in Atlanta? It would be fun if we could meet up!

  4. I just poatedba long comment, but it didn't show up! Anyway, I think we have. Lot in common and would shop well together! Getting a dog was a big step for me (he is my first dog ever!). I have fallen in love with him now that he is potty trained. I would wait until summer when you have a little more time. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  5. That should say?.."I just posted a long comment.". Oops!

  6. LOVE your new heels. I look forward to a nice Easter outfit too. Even if Easter is early and cold, I always try to dress very Spring-ish.

  7. Love your new heels...they are so sheek...

    And I love VBS time! The kiddos are always so cute!

    Ps. I love your blog! :)

  8. Love your new shoes!!! Never heard of that band, I'll check them out :)


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