Sorry Beige World has been so inconsistent lately. After being on vacation for a week, getting my house back in order, packing for another quick FJ Cruiser rally in Cloudcroft New Mexico and getting caught up at work... its been a busy week!
Taken from "Beige World by Lloyd Boston"
AUGUST 24TH- TAKE AN EXPERT STYLE CUE FROM TRACY TAYLOR, A TOP NY STYLE-MAKER AND FASHION DIRECTOR OF MARIE CLAIRE
What is your best-kept style secret?
"Always look in a full length mirror"
What are the 3 fashion essentials every well=-dressed woman should own?
"Black turtleneck, black trousers and chic high-heeled black leather pumps"
What are the biggest mistakes women make when getting dressed?
"Looking like they forgot to take a look in the mirror."
Who is the most stylish woman in existence?
AUGUST 25TH- GO FROM SOCCER MOM TO ROCKER MOM
"Whether is is your minivan, convertible or your commuter tote that acts as your mobile cormer office, keep it stocked with a few essentials, which will keep you ready for any style crisis that may arise. Here is a short list to long lasting style"
Pre-moistened face-cleansing pads for a fresh restart
Concealer, lip gloss, mascara, pressed powered, a soft blush, nail polish remover pads, emery board, cotton swabs and nude nail polish.
A basic jeweled stud, a dramatic pair of drops and your best pearls
A thin silk scarf in a sold bold color, think black belt, thick belt with attitude
Think just out of the shower scent
Knit jersey dress
Nude or black heels
O. overnight hospital stays: a couple. nothing major. I lived.
P. pet peeve: When I am relaxing on the sofa and my hubby starts shaking his leg. I also will freak out if you leave the kitchen cabinets open. I have been known to quit eating and go and shut the cabinet, come back and finish dinner.
Q. quote: Imperfection is Beauty
R. righty or lefty: rrighty
S. siblings: 0 My mother felt I was enough :)
T. time you wake up: 6ish
U. university attended: O good lord I have tried just about everything :) I prefer to be a student of life. Atleast the student loans are cheaper :)
V. vegetables you dislike: I am a potatoes and corn kinda girl.
W. what makes you run late: Blogger!
X. x-rays you’ve had: ooo I have had a ton!
Y. yummy food: today we had Rudy's BBQ for dinner! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Z. zoo animal favorite: Polar Bears and Prairie Dog
Hope you enjoyed some random Mandy-Facts. :) If you re-post this on your blog, leave me a note, and I will certainly come check it out :)
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!