Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beige World-Day #30

Take from "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

AUGUST 27TH- WEAR AN ARRESTING AND UNLIKELY COLOR TO BRING OUT YOUR COLOR.

Some of my favorite outfits with POP!!







Beige World-ANOTHER catch up!

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?

  • "Jacqueline Onassis"
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"

MAKE UP/BEAUTY
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.

ACCESSORIES
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

FRAGRANCE
Think just out of the shower scent

TOTE ESSENTIALS
Knit jersey dress
Strapless bra
Nude or black heels

Some of my favorite "fur-mommy" on the go looks




AUGUST 26- REASSESS YOUR EYE WEAR AND BE SURE THAT WHAT YOU ARE WEARING ALLOWS YOU TO PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD
10 style commandments for choosing the perfect pair for your face
  1. If your face is somewhat triangular, opt for frames featuring stronger tops than bottoms, adding the eight to the top of your face, balancing the rest.
  2. Generally speaking, your frame size is best when in proportion to the size of your face.
  3. By and large, your frame shape should contrast with your shape.SOURCE
  4. Square-faced women look strongest in frames that soften their angles.  Your best choices are narrow frames in the oval family.
  5. If your face is round, choose narrow or rectangular frames to add the illusion of length to the face.
  6. If your face is somewhat like an inverted traingle, run to rimless in neutrals, which are wider on the bottom, extracting weight from the bottom of your face.
  7. If you are a diamond-faced girl, try frames that feature detailing or distinctive brown lines, classic cat shapes and rimless styles work as well.SOURCE
  8. For impact, use a frame color or accent color to pull out your eye color.SOURCE
  9. If your face is oblong, select frames with bold temples and enhanced depth to add the illusion of width tot he face.SOURCE
  10. Invest in several quality pairs.  This is a no style area to skimp on!





Thursday, August 25, 2011

A to Z

I was glancing at some blogs this evening and i noticed a post from C.R.A.F.T called A to Z.  I decided it might be fun to do since I am trying to relax from a long day.  :)


A. age: 28


B. bed size: cal king.  My hubby is 6'6" 



C. chore you hate: Cleaning my ferrets cage and loading the dishwasher


D. dogs: 2 meet them here 


E. essential start to your day: Mt Dew, blogging and a kiss from my hubby


F. favorite color: I love all colors!  Right now I am loving deep purple.

G. gold or silver: I have my moments of both.  I love antique looking gold.  Not a fan of shiny, bling bling gold

H. height: 5'2"


I. instruments you play: I played the flute when I was a kid and HATED IT! I am not a musical person.  I love music though.  Kinda weird...


J. job title: branch assistant, cop wife, blogger, crafter and budding interior designer


K. kids: I have 2 dogs and 3 ferrets.  We are at our limit :)  I like other peoples kids.  You can return them :)

L. live: Rio Rancho, NM

M. maiden name: Campbell


N. nicknames: Mandy, Mandy Jeanie

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 :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flower Pins

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 :)

TO MAKE THE FLOWER







ATTACHING TO PINS


AFTER THEY ARE DRY.... ITS TIME TO PLAY :) 



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Monday, August 22, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award!!!

My first blog award from Britney at Free Things by Britney!! Thanks so much!!  






After accepting the Versatile Blogger Award, the blogger must

  1. Thank the person who gave the award and link back to them in your post.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this award along to 10 recently discovered blogs. 
Now I would like to share 7 things about myself with you
  1. I dislike snakes but will watch every TV about them.  I also make my dog lay on the sofa with me to protect me.
  2. When people say my FJ Cruiser looks like a hummer, it makes me want to cry alittle.  NOT COOL! Visit my FJ Cruisers blog here
  3. I think my ferrets are the coolest creatures ever!  Please don't tell my dog...  
  4. I leave shoes everywhere!!!  I also have pink slippers under my desk :)  
  5. I hate it when people do not say please and thank you.  
  6. I am a PROUD Michigan girl!  GO MSU and Wings!
  7. 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 :)  


1.  Lines Across My Face
2.  Just Peachy in Dixie
3.  Mary's Cup of Tea
4.  Sew Stylish Boutique
5.  Michart
6.  Vintage Visionary
7.  DIY Addict
8.  O. Aloutte
9.  Shabby Redo For You
10. Northwest Texas <<<<<<ONE OF MY FAV BLOGS!!!  I love this gals style and she is a doll!  

Beige World-Day 27

From "Before You Put That On" by Lloyd Boston

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.

Some of my fav stationary from pinterest.com. Feel free to give me a follow! http://pinterest.com/copwife7583/







Sunday, August 21, 2011

Peacock Tote

If you follow me on pinterest.com you will notice I have went alittle peacock crazy.  I am in love with them!  You can call it obsessed... its ok.. I can take it.

If you are a pinterest addict like I am please give me a follow: http://pinterest.com/copwife7583/

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!



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