Miss Luna

A few months ago, my aunt, Becky,  got a beautiful Sphynx kitten named Luna. Over the holidays, I was able to make portraits (and play with!) the sweet girl. Huge eyes, beautiful coat, and a hilarious personality.

Luna, you can visit us from Dallas anytime. (Well, as long as Wednesday approves!)


Happy happy! I hope everyone had a very happy, fun, and safe holiday. I’m in list-making mode, so I thought I’d hit the high points and do a quick 2011 update on things to come!

1. First, mad thanks to BrideTide for naming me one of the top 100 wedding blogs for 2011. (I guess this means I should really get back on the recap train, right?)

2. I’m in the process of finishing a big ol’ portfolio/business site aside from the blog, and I’m very excited to get it live. Will make booking and such much easier, and much less around-your-elbow. So yes, new site, coming soon.

3. Along with the site, I’m re-doing the blog. If things look funky around here, I’m probably tinkering. I’ll be moving my photo blog over here and just combining it all. I started to see no real point in having to separate blogs, since I had a lot of cross-over. Also, total re-design over here. Yay.

4. A hair of the bleh: I’m having major hosting problems right now. Servers are VERY SLOW, and anything php-related is getting the shaft, so my wordpress sites, including this site, have been almost impossible to load, post, blog, edit, etc. Maddening to say the least. If it’s not remedied soon, hosting will be switched.  In short, my sites are acting broken, and it is not my fault. Apologies for slow loads, if it even loads at all.

Again, happy 2011, and hope to be able to blog normally again!

A Wednesday Thursday

Merry Christmas from the most devilish Christmas elf ever.

Christmas Music Extravaganza!

Fairytale of New York – No Use for a Name (Creepy random YouTube video, I know.)

I have a thing for any sort of Christmas media. I watch Christmas movies year round, and love making ridiculously long Christmas mixes.

I’ve accrued a great deal of songs over the years, and every year, I revamp my “select” Christmas music mix. (I still retain a full playlist of all of them, but a girl’s got to pick some yearly favorites!) One year it was only jazz and swing music, one year it was only punk covers, one year it was Christmas movie soundtracks, one year it was only super-pretty indie. This year? A mush of all of it. Without further ado, here’s this year’s mix of 26 of my favorites, in no particular order.

  1. Angels We Have Heard on High – Relient k
  2. Better Do It Right – Smash Mouth
  3. Christmas of Love – Little Isidor and the Inquisitors
  4. Come Though Fount of Every Blessing – Sufjan Stevens
  5. Deck the Halls – Relient k
  6. Do You Hear What I Hear – Rosie O’Donnell & Elmo (Ridiculously adorable. I can’t help but love it. Irritates the mess out of some.)
  7. Fairytale of New York – No Use for a Name (Ultimate favorite non-traditional Christmas song. Played year-round.)
  8. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Relient k
  9. Handel’s Messiah – Relient k
  10. Hark the Herald Angels Sing / Carol of the Bells – SHeDAISY
  11. The Hat – Ingrid Michaelson (Another super-favorite. When I worked at Old Navy, this was a part of their mix, and I loved hearing it every time it came on.)
  12. I Saw Three Ships – Sufjan Stevens
  13. I’ve Got a Boner for Christmas – Nerf Herder (Completely inappropriate, but it always makes both of us laugh. It’s just, yeah. NSFW.)
  14. Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming – Sufjan Stevens (Adore this song, any version, so much so that we had it played during the unity candle lighting at our wedding.)
  15. Lonely Christmas Eve – Ben Folds
  16. Nuttin’ for Christmas – Smash Mouth
  17. O Come O Come Emmanuel – Sufjan Stevens
  18. O Holy Night – Relient k
  19. Oi to the World – No Doubt
  20. Peppermint Winter – Owl City
  21. Silent Night – Priscilla Ahn
  22. Sleigh Ride – Relient k
  23. So This Is Christmas? – Mxpx
  24. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Relient k
  25. Zat You, Santa Claus? – Smash Mouth
  26. Pennies from Heaven – Louis Prima

Hope you can add some of these to your Christmas playlist! Everybody loves new Christmas songs, right?

All of these songs are available via iTunes and for a listen on YouTube, and if I weren’t such a busy bee I’d probably link to all of them. Later, I hope!


Lovely. By the creator of the Upular mash-up, which will always hold a bit of my heart.