Friday, October 2, 2009

birthday party inspiration (Dwight style)...

October is a great month. Not only is it the start of the holiday season but we throw a couple of birthdays into the mix. I'm kind of feeling like I want to throw a party. So here's the start of collecting thoughts around my inspiration object for the party theme.

I found these glasses @ one of my annual 50% off Goodwill ventures.  They are a little circus-ee/a little honkey tonk.  Perfect because so is husband.  I think a good Yee-haw party is in order & will fit the bill perfectly.  Plus I am excited to use the above glasses.  

So how do I say this.....I love Dwight Yoakam.  I like his voice & I like his style.  Most people are surprised to hear this because a) they have no idea what Dwight Yoakam sings b)  they think he's all country bumkin (well & he is but in my opinion some of the best artists have been influenced by some sort of country...Wilco) c) or that I am weird.  Historically I have not been one to dispaly any music on my blog but for a limited time offer I am going to throw in some free Dwight Yoakam tunes (mixed with a few others) for your listening pleasure:-)  Anyway he is one of the only artists husband & I can agree on so I'm looking to good ol' Dwight for some inspiration.

See he is a cool cat.  Look @ at that luggage.

Also if I were to do invitations I would love it if YeeHaw on Etsy would design custom invitation for my hub.

I hope & I can pull it off the celebration because I have a trip scheduled to Portland in between now & the big birthday.  I am so excited to go to Portland.  Does anybody have any Portland suggestions?  What should I not miss?

A great weekend to all!!!


Stu and Angie Milne said...

ooh love it! and yeah, i had never heard of dwight yoakam before, but i dig his music! and his style for sure. great find with the cups, they're perfect! the portland temple is a must-see when you're up there, it's gorgeous. nestled in the pines, simply beautiful.

angela hardison said...

love yeehaw. and i could go on forever about portland (i need to live there) but i might as well just pass you along to this city guide which includes the things i love & more... have a fun trip there! i'm jealous of course.

KatieJ said...

I am pretty sure we live in the same town but I am so amazed at the things you find at Goodwill! I never score there like you- but those cups are awesome and I love all your party inspiration, can't wait to see how it turns out!
PS- Is Portland within driving distance to Forks WA? If so you should take a road trip down there and do the Twilight stuff- see Busy Bee Lauren's blog for her trip- it looks awesome.

Shannon said...

LOVE Dwight Yoakam!
This party looks like lots of fun!
-Shannon in Austin (Howdy!)

jo said...

i've heard a little dwight yoakam, and now that you point it out, he DOES have good style!
when you're in portland, go to the classical chinese gardens. they made me happy. and such good photo ops.
also, there is some amazing shopping! i especially liked cargo in the pearl district.
and i went to powell's city of books 3 times in 3 days.

great, now all i can think about is portland! :) have fun!

Laura said...

Ooooh, fun party!

Portland things to do: the Shanghai Tunnels tour, Bauman Farms, (Forks is about 6 hours away), the beachs, Saturday Market, Multnomah Falls, Portland Art Musuem, lots of hiking...
You're going to have so much fun!!

nest of posies said...

ok. well, i am surprised by your inspiration! not that i know you on a personal level, (sometimes i think i do, though) just through your blog. but country/honky tonk sounds like a great party.

only YOU would find a pic of dwight with a WHITE rug & an awesome chair. so funny!

have a wonderful trip. i hope you get to do all kinds of fun stuff!

Alexa Mae said...

How fun is that going to be! I want to come. So my friends sister just had a carnival wedding. The cooleswt thing EVER!! Go to:
Love love love your style!!

Marketing Unscrambled, Home edition said...

What a fun party that will be. Great choice for the inspiration.

Have a great trip with lots of fun. Let us know how it went when you get back. Do not get lost the roads are different their.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Bree Chandler said...

First off, my nameis Bree and im a friend of Lauren (busybee), Im actually from portland! And i love dwight. Blame the Vain is right in my hubs truck haha. Anyway! Seaside is always fun. Downtown Portland , you WILL find fun vintagy shops and old things. Look out for Estate sales there, they are super fun, and super cheeeap! we ALL love cheap! <3 OH ,this has NOTHING to do with Portland but, if you have never been- go to - Antiques from the Past on Center and Mckellips. North East corner. FUN stuff!! there is a red dress somewhere in there i know you'll love! ( i saw your cool little post on dresses and loved it!) well, since i now look like a stocker.. Hope you enjy portland!! :) Bree

Annie said...

Dwight baby, you make me faint! Those cups will be so fun with the Way-way party. You should play "Quarters" with those shots. Wait, I don't even know what quarters is except some college friends told me it was a fun drinking game. Oh the life of sobriety. :)

Must see in Portland:

A girl named Annie who is now gracing Liza's house as a permanent couch fixture.

Dina said...

I just found your blog and now that you have mentioned Dwight, I completely *heart* you!

becoming a follower now!

ammon & Kim Riggs said...

love the theme, your such a sweet wife putting in all this time and thought for your hubby. Have fun in portland & RELAX while your there!