Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#believe #beroyal #TAKETHECROWN




Here we are - day one of the World Series. I'll be the first to admit - I haven't watched a game in 29 years, but something about these playoffs, and this team - these Royals - awakened something in me and I can't get enough. The teams they have played are good teams - great teams even, but these Royals - our boys in blue - are magic. It is amazing to feel what they have done for our city. It's electric. Buzzing with excitement here - everywhere you go someone says - how 'bout those boys in blue? Are you watching the Royals? And people smile. Our city - which some consider fly-over country - may not be the most exciting place to some people - we don't have beaches or mountains - but our city - Kansas City - here in the heartland? Has HEART. These Royals have shown that over and over again in the last few weeks. These Royals have helped shift the consciousness of the country about Kansas City. I have read so many great things about our town from people who don't live here, and I am proud to call myself a Kansas Citian. Does it matter if we win the Series? No - at the end of the day, it's sports, we're not curing cancer, but we are HUNGRY to win it. And if we don't it's all good. We'll still have our boys in blue and their magic. We'll still have our heart. And I for one? Can't wait for spring 2015 to come around. Now go slay some Giants.



Merci,
Shannan

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Random (p)Inspirations

Man oh man it has been FOR-EV-ER since I did a random pinspiration post. To the three of you who still read the blog, first of all, THANK YOU, and here's what is inspiring me lately.

YAY FALL!!!


For anyone else who, like me, is sick of ALL THE THINGS PUMPKIN SPICE. Thanks, Jay Pharoah.



This ponytail is so perfect it makes me want to punch Lauren Conrad right in the babymaker. I won't, but I want to. Consider yourself warned, LC.


1970s boho perfection.

So I have been painting up my kids' jeans over the past week (Simon requested a pair with a skull on them recently), which brought back my high school days of painting jeans and denim jackets. Imma do a pair like the ones below (which are Ralph Lauren and cost about $250). And you know what? Imma get a $5 pair at the Goodwill and they will look just as cool. SUCK IT, RALPH LAUREN.


Wanna see some badass interiors? Here they are.

(I never met a kilim I didn't love).

(This room's texture and asymmetry drive me bonkers in the best way).

 (We recently scored a leather couch off Craigslist for our basement reno, and I am going to have to find an el cheapo serape to go on it for the surf hippie vibe I'm going for).

Speaking of basement reno, I also scored some repositionable wallpaper at Target that is covered in old school black and white boom boxes. It's going on one wall of the bathroom, and the rest are going to be painted a deep charcoal. I'm getting this poster to hang inside a scrolly gold frame across from the toilet:


and this rug from Urban Outfitters:


Some stuff I want to DIY:



how cool are those? TRES cool. I know. Finally - who DOESN'T need some googly-eyed cookies for Halloween?


Happy Thursday, yo.

Merci,
Shannan