Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WO + SF Gimme! Gimme! List

The way we decorate our homes is simply another form of expression. When you rent your home like we both do you often are limited in the way you can decorate to suit your tastes. Painting is generally a big no-no, and rentals are usually painted white, or cream, or beige. Hanging art work and/or prints is one of the best ways to decorate your home and is easily removable and also easy to swap in and out as your moods change. This week we've chosen some of our favorite art that we would love to incorporate into our homes. 

Wise Owl Picks - 
art work for home




Sly Fox Picks

Printz

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Time Goes By, So Slowly*

There are a few accessories everyone will tell you you need to have - a cocktail ring, a great pair of hoop earrings (or maybe I'm just remembering that from Mean Girls?), a statement necklace, but for me it's always been about having a nice watch. 


I grew up a bit of a tomboy. To this day I still prefer wearing jeans, a graphic tee, a cardigan and some Keds but alas the older you get the more you have to expand your wardrobe to include nice dresses, tights, skirts, etc. It sounds so silly, but sometimes I get a little depressed that I can't dress "my way" at work because of the dreaded term Business Casual. Honestly, when I go to work I don't feel like myself, I feel like a phony, a poser, someone trying to fit into this corporate mold that obviously just doesn't fit (it's too long in the crotch). But the one thing that does make me feel like myself again is picking out a watch each morning. It's the one accessory I never leave the house without. If I do then I'm stuck phantom checking my watch all day long which inevitably just makes me look like a crazy person, "Yes, it's half past eleven-bluh-glock, God bless". 


Maybe my watch obsession comes from a more personal place. My grandfather owned a bank and when I was little I remember the one status symbol he was so proud of was this massive gold Rolex. When he died my father inherited the watch which makes public appearances on very rare occasions. My dad doesn't particularly like wearing it because he thinks it's pretentious and a little gaudy but God help me, I will go Mr. T all over everyone's asses in a heartbeat. 

Anywho, I thought I'd chronicle my currently owned timepieces for both my pleasure and yours. Mostly mine though because I'm trying to fight the urge to invest in another one with my tax return money. FIGHT THE URGE MEGHAN. 


This was the watch that started it all. It became mine after a Thanksgiving trip up to Minneapolis when I was about 16. I wanted something simple, small, and gold. It took me awhile to get up the courage to wear something this gold but sometimes you just gotta commit to being a badass and make it work.


This Raymond Weil watch is the most expensive watch I own, and the one most close to me because it was my dad's. It's a larger watch but I love the more masculine style. 


This is just a cheap-o watch I got a New York & Company. I really liked the gunmetal color and the mini-clocks on the face, but you always get what you pay for - the underside coating of the band here is starting to wear away. Still, I break this guy out if I'm going out and want to feel a little "edgier" because of it's dark color and chunky appearance.


This rose gold Fossil watch was one of my first high-priced accessory purchases. I love this color with its hint of pink. Now, the only disappointing part is that the underside of this band is rubbing away too :( 


This is a watch I bought during  an Andy Warhol sale at Fab.com.   It has a rubber band which makes it perfect to add to any casual outfit. I like that it's super minimal but I have to admit, it's a little tough to read without numbers, which I realize makes me sound super old. 

Who doesn't love a good personalized accessory? I bought this watch during a sale at Urban Outfitters. I felt super lucky because M was one of the only letters left and it's part gold so how could I resist. 


This watch is very special because it was a gift from Kerry AND it's a picture of Bebop. Kerry found this great website where you can customize a watch to include one of your Instagram photos! Best Christmas Gift Ever!!


This last watch is the one that garners the most attention. I was very lucky to receive this as a gift for being a bridesmaid in my beautiful friend Samantha's wedding. Sam is very ecologically minded, using only organic products that have never been tested on animals. Her tastes (and mine) were reflected in this gift, a wooden watch. You can't believe how light this thing is. When I wear it I often forget that I have a watch on at all until someone stops me to ask what that is on my wrist. 

So there you have it! Collecting can be a dangerous habit, so editing and knowing when to stop is incredibly important. I mean have you guys ever watched an episode of Hoarders? That shit is disgusting. There are definitely some watches out there that I still pine over and you can find them over here. Do you collect anything?

*Yeah, you gotta remember that Madonna song. God I loved dancing to that back in 2006 (I still enjoy busting it out every once and a while now). 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Web Wilderness / Branching Out

The cold weather is starting to make me super grumpy. I have been enjoying spending more time at home working on some new projects, but I long for the days when you don't have to lug around a winter coat or wear crappy flat boots because you're too worried about falling in a massive snow pile. WHERE ARE YOU WARM WEATHER?! PLEASE COME BACK. I swear I'll be especially nice to you this time. 

On top of it all, it's Monday again. So in case you want to ease yourself into the workweek, here is some internet linkage to help you pass the time. 
  • As English majors, and women, we will get behind anything Jane Austen. Sure we love the drama, the tragedy, the comeuppance of villainous characters, but most of all we flock to her stories because they teach us so much about love and relationships. 
  • This is a really interesting study which help explains why straight women and gay men get along so well. Reading articles like this makes me wish I would have done more with my Communications Studies degree...
  • I've been spending a lot of time recently drawing fonts, but don't worry, they aren't fonts like this
  • Speaking of which, here are two fonts I made this weekend, you can download them for free.
  • I could spend hours looking at hilarious stuff on this site. 
  • These lights are soooo neat. 
  • Print this out and keep it on your fridge. 
  • I want to live here immediately!
  • This outfit is adorable. 
  • Gorgeous
  • Looking for the best Mac n' Cheese in town? Here's a rundown of where to go. 
Here's a shot of the amazing chili Cooper had ready by the time I got home on Thursday in anticipation for 2013's Snowpocalypse. It was equally delicious as it was spicy!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saturday Jams #8

This 2013 Snowpocolypse couldn't have come at a better time. I ended up taking yesterday off because I've gone to work in this shit all winter and I decided I deserved a day to not take my tugboat  of a car out on the road. So, I hope you're spending a wonderfully cozy Saturday indoors, maybe with a book, maybe with some cocoa, but definitely with these songs. Sorry there's no video this week, these are both fairly new songs

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Cloud Cult - "Complicated Creation"
How great is this song? I'm a sucker for a group of voices and this high energy song has a lot of interesting sounds like a piano/strings breakdown in the middle that's a little reminiscent of Moby and Man Man. 

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Waxahatchee - "Hollow Bedroom"
This reminds me so much of Brand New (but with a female singer of course) and I love it. Short and Sweet. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wind Down / Wound Up

IT'S SNOWMAGEDDON!!!! This weekend we think we'll be holing up at home, wrapped in blankets, just chilling. The snow is such a good excuse to take a self-imposed break from the world. Whether you plan on staying in or going out this weekend, we've gathered a list of fun things for you to do. As the work week winds down WO + SF and crew are getting wound up for the weekend.

FRIDAY February 22
  • Weather permitting, head on down to the Bemis to attend the Gary Noland + Matt Jacobs Exhibition Opening. Noland's art work is comprised solely of modern man's favorite tool - duct tape, while Jacobs' works are made of every day objects, like toys and tic tacs. This exhibition is one you won't want to miss!
  • Remember that big ass snow storm we had last year? We had a little weekend sleepover where we did crafts, made food, drank drinks, and played games! Check out our post from last year to get some ideas on what to do with your gang tonight!
  • Omaha Beer Week continues! We aren't particularly beer drinkers but we do recommend heading to one of our favorite  bars, Jake's, for the O'Dell Tap Takeover.
SATURDAY February 23
  • Still holed up at home with your pals? Here's another post from last year's Snowpocalypse to give you some ideas of food to make!
  • Feeling a little stir crazy? Head on up to Petshop to hear some poetry, read by some of our old college friends from Lincoln! Plus you can check out the installation by artist Ying Zhu. 
  • With the Oscars on Sunday, you can spend Saturday having an all day movie marathon and try to catch up on some of the nominated movies you missed! I, myself, am way, way behind. The only nominated film I've seen is Argo, which I just watched tonight thanks to Amazon Instant Watch. By the way, it is a great film, and it is just amazing to think that it's based on a true story. Other Oscar nominees you can watch instantly are Life of Pi and Beasts of the Southern Wild. 
 SUNDAY February 24
  • It's the big show, the 85th Academy Awards. We love watching the glammed up celebs watch the red carpet and rooting for our favorite movies and plan on having a little gathering to do so. Looking for some Oscar party ideas? Check out Wednesday's post!

We hope you all have a fun AND safe weekend!

P.S., Have you SEEN this video??

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bebop and The Couch

My dog is a certified weirdo and his pack sensibilities often out rule our coziness. Case in Point: If the man and I are on the couch for longer than 10 minutes, he'll come over, push his head under one of the couch pillows, knock it over and proceed to squish all 75 pounds of him on the couch. 

Sometimes he's able to contort his body, fitting into the gap without making us all re-situate ourselves, but on this particular Saturday he got up on the couch and just stopped and decided to face the wall. 


He finally made it back around but for some reason he decided to be kind of a jerk and lean all up in Cooper's biznass. I swear if he wasn't so adorable we wouldn't put up with this behavior.






Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WO + SF Gimme! Gimme! List

This Sunday marks the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. We definitely enjoy the crap out of a great movie, but honestly we care more about the fashion. We decided kind of last minute, i.e. last night, that we wanted to host a Oscar viewing-party so this week's Gimme! Gimme! List is comprised of two parts
  1. Oscar Party Ideas
  2. Our Favorite Oscar Looks
Got it? Good. Oh, also Kerry and I both agreed that Michelle Williams in 2006 wins everything so rather than show that beautiful dress twice, you can just bask in it's glory here

Wise Owl Picks-
oscar party




Sly Fox Picks - 

Oscar Night 2013