I've got friends in all the right places ...

So, I forgot to show these pics of our date night to see Manchester Orchestra, Silversun Pickups and Cage the Elephant.

Bo and I started off the evening with these awkward after-dinner pics.

And mandatory coffee.

And a delicious dinner at Centro. (And more pictures of each other looking annoyed. We're dorks, we know.) Date nights have been rare for us, so we really enjoyed our time out.

But really, it was an amazing night. We got to see the show in the historic theater at Hoyt Sherman.

Which seems entirely too fancy for a crowd concert goers, but is such an impressive venue. We can't believe they allow alcohol and crowds to walk amongst their art collection and mahogany carvings, but seeing a show there is a treat.

Silversun Pickups posted this pic of the band in one of the sitting rooms on Twitter. :)

Anyway, after some technical difficulties, Cage the Elephant started off the show.

They were extremely energetic and great to watch, not to mention that their music kicks it. They were right up our alley.

And then, the amazing Manchester Orchestra. Wow. If you love their album, you'll love them live even more.

And then after you seen them live, you'll be in love with the album even more. Seeing them on stage was just too good to be true. Hard-driving, killer lyrics, just phenomenal. Totally exceeded my expectations.

Silversun Pickups rounded it out, and I think I'm pretty much in love with Brian Aubert's voice.

This little bio on the band made me love them even more.

We really enjoyed them and loved how personable and cool they were. They did a question and answer mid-set, and just seemed happy to play. Nothing better. Their drummer, Chris Guanlao , goes completely nuts and is so rad to watch. You can see him really well here. He has a crazy style.

Best date night ever? It comes close.

The next day, I met with a few friends (some knitting pals, some not) to celebrate my pal Amy's birthday. I love these girls.

And then this past week, I got to hang with my best pal Erin to finally go see this movie.

Which I love loved loved so much. You know you have a good friend when they'll go see a movie twice so you can see it, too. Well, and it's a good movie. But thanks, Erin. Friends in all the right places? I think so. (By the way, I have to laugh at how much we have to listen to that song now. Lo knows the words and requests it every time we get in the car. Her favorite is singing the "stay-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay" part. She also loves this one.)

So now, I'll leave you with some Dareness. A new Dare went up on Friday, all about your hands. What they do, and what they hold. I obviously highlighted the knitting and two-year-old hand-holding, two of my specialties.

And now that it's fall, The Creative Type is back with a bang. Seriously. We've added four new girls to the team and I'm so excited. Big welcome to Vanessa, Cynthia, Danielle and Dani!

Run over and check out the brand new challenge that's up today. It's a great way to use up those old letters you have lying around – masking! Masking is so much fun and it's one of those things that I just don't do often enough (but is really fast and easy.) I just slapped some gesso over these huge vinyl letters that I've had for like, five years, then peeled them back after the gesso dried. Fun and messy but not too messy. Play along and also check out our super fun guest girl, Jennifer Tucker, while you're at it!


    Ok, killer take on the Creative Type challenge. I am def playing!
    And you look lovely as ever...love the pics!!! Fun date night and it looks like you have a bunch of fun, cute friends!!!!
    Later, tater!

  2. These hands... speechless. The pictures, the words. Wow. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. So glad you guys had a good date night. Looks like a great concert!

  3. Your date night looked like a winner:) I have been dying to get to a concert this fall here in NY. Its just hard because everyone we have wanted to see has sold out so fast. We may go see the Cranberries because they are back together again and playing in the city.

    Love your layouts as always:)

  4. silversun! yay!

    your scraps always blow me away! awesome!

  5. Like Beth, I need more info on that necklace. It looks like you had a great night!

  6. I saw that you celebrated my birthday a little early! heehee. I guess you can have other friends named amy too. so glad you loved 500 days of summer, i did too! and i love your pages! XO

  7. i looove you creative type page. but really. . . what else is new? ha! i have yet to see 500 days of summer, but golly i am so excited to . . . and believe me i will.

  8. awesome date night!

    just saw 500 days of Summer last night and LOVED it!

    you rocked your page, I have those letters and I am totally going to use them as a mask now!

    and thanks for the shout out! I am THRILLED to be on the same team as YOU!

  9. oh and you KNOW I love Manchester Orchestra <3

  10. Awesome pics, awesome layouts, awesome you...call me...

  11. love your date night, sounds like so much fun! girl you are just awesome, love the layouts and the OK one is super duper fly! :)

  12. Looks like a lot of fun! Yay for fall and Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!

  13. Oh fun date night:) Oh so loving your newest pages!!!!
    The hand one couldn't be any sweeter!!

  14. we NEED to hang out.
    seriously. i'm so bad with commenting blogs.
    but i love yours!

  15. I'm a little late commenting but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!! I saw the same lineup a few months ago in Baltimore. It was such a great show!!! We even got to meet Silversun Pickups after the show!!! I can't wait to scrapbook it!! Oh an I love your Target coat!! I have the same one... except it's missing a few buttons!


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