Well, Hometown for the Holidays #HTFTH, has come to a close. I’m sure you are all excited that my constant #HTFTH tweets have ended, but wow! What a contest! In case you missed it, the top 3 bands as voted by Music Nerds all over the US were:
The Photo Atlas
Pandas & People
Those three put on a great show at Casselman’s on Saturday night. If you’ve never attended a #HTFTH event, I highly recommend it. This event is pretty much the ‘company’ holiday party for local musicians. I can’t even begin to count the number of bands that were in attendance.
On to the music. Today I’m going to highlight the two winners of #HTFTH. First, The Photo Atlas blew the crowd away with their performance and took the $1000 prize for fan vote. Here’s their winning song:
Claymore Disco won the entire event which includes recording time at The Blasting Room and opening for Not So Silent Night #NSSN2014 in 2014. Here’s their winning song:
I know many of you are probably off listening to Beyonce’s new album, but hopefully you’ll take some time this holiday season to listen to local bands as well!
Have you tried to look for blonde bobby pins recently? The last few times I went to Target in search for the mini bobby pins, all I could find were the brunette version. I’m sure I’m not the only blonde who wears bobby pins, so where are they? I figured there had to be a better solution, so when I was shopping in Target last, the fingernail polish caught my eye and the crafty side of my brain lit up with ideas. I quickly grabbed 4 colors and a top coat, a bunch of bobby pins and hurried home to start crafting.
It’s now been a couple of months since I started getting my Stitch Fix boxes. They’ve made a few changes since my last box, and I like it! They’ve changed the way they tell you about each item. Instead of attaching a big, bulky, laminated piece of paper, they’ve printed it out for you and included it with your personal letter.
Also, they write a personal letter! Not sure how personal it is, but they referenced my Pinterest page and mentioned two items they thought I’d really enjoy.
Overall I’d say the quality of items I’m receiving in the Stitch Fix boxes is improving each time, so I’m happy and can’t wait until box number five!
So here is what I got:
THML Jagger Striped Pull-Over Sweater
Ark n Co Ivonna Double Breasted Cotton Jacket
Fate Isaias Colorblocked Long Sleeve Sweater
Bay to Baubles Ashley Polka Dot Infinity Scarf
Loveappealla Brownson Striped Hooded Open Cardigan
This weekend we were invited to an Ugly Sweater Christmas party. It’s been years since I attended one, and neither Jon or I had anything to wear. I went to Target, Kmart and Walmart hoping to stumble upon a great sweater to wear, but had no such luck. Of course I found some online, but it was too late to order. Finally I saw a great idea online: a sweater skirt! While I may be crafty, I am certainly not one that can use a sewing machine, which made this particular DIY skirt that much better. A Tree Skirt! Worn as an actual skirt! Brilliant!
So my search continued to find a tree skirt that would be perfect for the party. My mom and I went to Kmart and found a perfect blue one with snowmen, snowflakes and presents all over. To pair with the skirt I wore white, sweater tights and some bright red heels I just happened to already have in my closet. Here’s the full outfit, what do you think?
My mom has recently gotten hooked on Pinterest and started getting crafty. Instead of just following the directions on the pins, she will make it her own and make it better and easier (something I clearly learned from her). Her most recent discovery was how to make your own garbage disposal refreshers.
I’ve been asked a few times if I am still getting my Stitch Fix boxes, and the answer is yes! Below are the items from my third box that arrived in October (oops, a little late on the blogging), but looks like with every box I receive, the items are getting better. Not only do they seem a bit more tailored to my style, but the fit is getting better as well. Stitch Fix takes my feedback seriously!
So here is what I got:
Collective Concepts Whistler Pleat and Lace Panel Tank
Daniel Rainn Ashlee Floral Print Swiss Dot Blouse
41Hawthorn Brentwood Jersey Stripe Tiered Top
41Hawthorn Moni Stud Detailed 34 Sleeve Blouse
Pink Martini Felix Zig Zag Drape Front-Tie Waist Cardigan