I love to decorate boring purses, shoes, clothes etc with cute and eclectic pins, beads or whatever I feel for that day. My hubby has been creating denim purses from old jeans and is playing around with some ideas. I know.. I am the luckiest girl EVER!! My hubby makes purses :) I wanted to dress up the purses alittle so I decided to make some EASY flower pins so I can change them with my mood :)
I think my ferrets are the coolest creatures ever! Please don't tell my dog...
I leave shoes everywhere!!! I also have pink slippers under my desk :)
I hate it when people do not say please and thank you.
I am a PROUD Michigan girl! GO MSU and Wings!
Being from Michigan I totally catch myself saying "Da" instead of "The"
Last, but certainly not least I must nominate 10 bloggers for The Versatile Award. I really enjoy these blogs, and I hope you take time to visit them. I have so many blogs that I follow and love but these are some of my new favs and followers :)
AUGUST 22ND- MAKE SURE YOUR STATIONARY REFLECTS THE STYLISH WOMAN YOU ARE
This really got me thinking. Do I want people to remember me for quick notes and post it notes??? I love the idea of having cards, stationary and biz cards that reflect me. I think my next goal will to find some stationary that says "Amanda" and "Mandy". It think Amanda sounds more like a monogrammed ivory linen. Classic and easy. Mandy says COLOR COLOR COLOR!! Fun and eccentric.
I have been helping my hubby create a blog about our FJ Cruiser and some of our four wheeling trips. While helping him I decided to get creative. I had this canvas tote hanging around that I bought a few weeks back and I decided to jazz it up. I didn't feel like sewing or doing anything that involved tons of effort.
After thinking for abit and looking at my tote, paint I have never used and brushes that are still pristene I decided to paint a peacock on my tote. Before I get into any details let me advise you I HAVE NEVER PAINTED ANYTHING BUT FURNITURE IN MY LIFE! I have no idea how this tote will hold up or anything. This was a total spur of the moment... I feel like painting and crafting type of thing. :)
And here we go....
The first step was laying out my pattern. I free hand nothing! I have no confidence in my artistic ability when it comes to drawing and painting. I hope this will come with time :)
After deciding how you want your design I traced it onto the tote. I traced with pencil and when I painted lighter colors the pencil showed up. After i realized what was happening I did free hand the rest of the "feathers" to avoid another pencil catastrophe
After stenciling in your design now is the time to get super creative. PAINT!!
For my first painting project I am happy with it. My nest tote I paint I will nix the weird shadowing. Note to self... don't get fancy!
AUGUST 20th- STOCK YOUR TINY GLOVE COMPARTMENT WITH THESE TEN ITEMS TO GIVE YOU QUICK, BIG MAKEOVERS, FROM CLEAR POLISH TO BREATH MINTS
*I actually keep mine in my desk drawer and in my purse. I have two :)
Lipstick, Cash, Breath Mints, Hair Band, Earrings, Fragrance, Nail Polish Remover Towelettes, Clear Nail Polish, Emery Board, Costume Jewelry Necklace.
AUGUST 21st- DO THE FASHION MATH
It really hurts me when I pay full price for anything. I love getting a good deal! If I get a good deal I will actually call my friend Jerome and compare good deals with him. :) What are friends for anyways..
When it comes to clothes I have a hard time paying a ton of money for something Ill only wear a few times a year or that is considered trendy. I can't remember what magazine I read it in but I have learned the paying full price or a little more for quality is worth it. These pieces will last for many wears. I make sure anything I spend money on is classic, basic and neutral. I leave the sale prices and cheap stuff for trendy. The idea of paying full price for something I will only wear this summer doesn't seem logical to me. :)
ALL CAUGHT UP ON BEIGE WORLD... CHECKED OFF MY LIST :)
I am probably one of the only girls who will go through her craft room to look for projects to do while camping. Crafting is my way of relaxing. Before we decided to head up to Jemez camping I decided I wanted to make use of my time. I brought 2 books to read, some etsy plans, craft projects and other items to keep me occupied.
I was walking around Hobby Lobby and stubled accross these cute little make it yourself pumpkin magnets. They were 50% off so in the cart they went. I wasn't sure when I would do them and this was 2 years ago :) 2 years later I am sitting in a campground in Jemez making pumpkin magnets out of pre-cut foam.
I think these came out adorable!! I didn't put magnets on all of them because I am tossing up some ideas :)