Saturday, September 20, 2014

It's almost Fall y'all

Autumnal Equinox will begin on Monday, September 22...only a couple days from now..I still can't believe how quickly the summer went .  I am looking forward to fall though..the gorgeous colors, the re-decorating that transpires around the house , the hot yummy drinks like a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks , the light jackets, pretty boots, comfy clothing.  I did a little re-do today on the top of our bookcase in the living room which included adorning my little doe with new florals in the pretty colors of the season.  She was a gift from my boyfriend for Christmas last year..I knew I had to have her when I saw her on the Anthropology website .

I will be doing my major decorating in the next couple weeks..bringing up the containers full of autumn / Halloween decor is always a welcome task :) So I will be sure to take photos when it is all done.

Tomorrow I have a fabulous 6 on Sunday for you ...  all geared towards the lovely season ahead with quite a few awesome decorating ideas .  Those of you who love pumpkins will definitely need to check back for many pretty and inspirational ideas !

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Workspace Wednesday

Instagram photo album in Coral ... check .   Summer Instagram photos from Persnickety Prints...check. Cute embellishments ... check.  Finding the time to get this crafted ... hmmm...yep..still looking for that :)  Hopefully in the next week or two !

Random fun stuff on my desk that may get used on some pages in the album .. love my Gelatos and Neocolors !

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Most awesome holiday of the year

There is no doubt about it ... Halloween is the best holiday of the year . It has always held a very special place in my heart (and soul) and I get just as excited as the kids do every year .. I just don't need the candy . Although I do love me some dark chocolate :)

A Fanciful Twist is holding her amazing annual Halloween Party Blog Hop and I will definitely be joining in on the spooky fun .  If you go to her blog you can read all about , check out the uber inspiring photos that she has posted to announce this fab event and there is also a link that will take you to previous years shindigs .  If you love Halloween -- the decorating, the crafts, the treats .. the sheer spooktabulous-ness of it all then you need to join in on this super cool party !

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Splendid 6 on Sunday

It was another week of tasty treats that I want to try , inspirational projects and places I dream of going to .  Hope you had a great weekend !

                                                             1 ... Creme Yum

                                                             2 ... Cuteness for your neck

                                                             3 ... Must..have..these

                                                             4 ... Birds of a Feather

                                                             5 ... Big Picture Classes

                                                             6 ... Take me here

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Birchbox .. I love you

A friend of mine had recently told me about another monthly makeup/skin care subscription program and I figured I would try it out.  It's just like Ipsy although this one is geared more towards skin care whereas Ipsy is more makeup based.  A pretty nice balance I think between the two of them...and the fact that each of them is only $10.00 a month (shipping is free) you really can't go wrong .  I love to try out new things but I definitely do not want to put out the money and then possibly not like it so these 2 plans are fun and very worthwhile .
The above photo is my first box from Birchbox and I love it all...the shampoo and conditioner smell amazing, the BB cream is nice and the perfect hue for me. I have wanted to try the Shiseido serum but the price is way beyond my budget .. it's still nice to be able to try it out and if I like it enough possibly invest in it in the future.  The only thing I may not use is the push up liner.  I use very little makeup on my eyes and the cat eye look is not really for me but I will probably still try it just to see how it looks.

Even the box itself is adorable ... who can resist the pretty chevron design inside ??

It also comes with a little info card --- this is the front of the card.

And this is the back .. it tells you all of the products that were included in your box along with a description of them, how to use them and the price for the full size product.  I like this little extra .. very helpful addition.

Being the crafty gal that I am I could not throw this cool little box away .. I figured there had to be some use for it .  And ... it now houses my Zettiology rubber stamps .  You gotta love artsy recycling:)

Friday, September 12, 2014

All About Me

Today had to be one of the best days of the summer season yet ... gorgeous blue skies .. glorious sunshine... no humidity... temps in the high 70's .  It doesn't get much better than that !  The last couple nights have been the best sleeping weather as well . Those late summer / early fall days and nights are really something to soak in and enjoy.

Just a quick little post tonight to share the album I will be using for the Maggie Holmes class over at Studio Calico. Registration is closed so hopefully you were able to get in on this great class before it ended !  The album is a handbook from Studio Calico but it is always out of stock on their site so I was lucky enough to find it on Amazon.

I am a little tempted to do some coloring in or shading on the cover .. we'll see :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Funky Fabric Fun

I was in Joanne's Fabric a few weeks ago just to look around and even though I don't really use fabric in any of my projects I still like to check out that section .. the colors and designs can lend to inspiration for all sorts of projects.  This time though I actually purchased some mini bundles .. I just couldn't pass up these quirky pieces !  They came already cut .. about a yard each . Who knows what I will do with them .. maybe they will end up in my journal or on the cover .. perhaps I may try my hand at sewing something cool ?  We will see ....

The above piece is my favorite  .. it's whimsical doodles are pretty awesome :)

This one is probably geared towards a baby blanket or something along those lines but I can see the actual images being cut out from the fabric and built into the creation that way instead of using the piece as a whole.

The same with this piece .. the images cut out and used as a background for a journal page, maybe a card or tag .  It reminded me of something out of Teesha Moore's drawing / journaling...very cool .

So, even if you are not a seamstress you can still find ways to incorporate some funky fabrics into your projects !