Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Painting Pumpkins

Easiest project ever!!  All that is needed is:
  • Pumpkins (fake or real--I used fake because I wanted the white background and wanted to keep them for next year)
  • Paint (I used Martha Stewart glitter paint because who doesn't love some sparkle?)
  • Paint Brushes

At first I was going to tape the chevron pattern on, hence the tape in the picture, but I got lazy and decided to free hand it.  I also decided a cute polka dot pattern would be cute too!

I think I am going to paint a few more to make a cluster for my front porch and they will stay there all fall!   

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dressy Dress

I found this beauty at the rack on clearance for $24.97 and am in LOVE!  I think the slit makes it feel a little sexyish (maybe thats a word)-- more so then a normal maxi dress.  I was told today that the dress style should be classified as a Greek Goddess dress to which I replied, "Or maybe just a fashionable dress"  :)

Dress: Nordstrom Rack
Wedges: Steve Madden Manngo (Clearance!!)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet and Earrings: Nadri

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wall Arranging

I have a wall in between my guest room and guest bath that had nothing on it.  I decided to spice it up with a little creative arranging.  I painted and distressed the cream frames, then arranged then on the floor in a pattern I liked before putting then up on the wall.  Now I just need to find a bench to put underneath.

Hope you get a little inspiration on arranging things of different shapes and sizes on your walls.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mint + Blazer

My hubs and I went out to a nice steak/seafood place right on the water on Labor Day.  I wanted to wear something cute, still summery but would be sufficient to keep me warm enough when the sun went down.  Please excuse the hair... I took this picture when we got home and the ocean breeze was not kind!

 Blazer: Nordstrom Rack (similar
Necklace: Nordstrom Crystal
Tank: Nordstrom Rack (similar
Skinnys: True Religion
Shoes: Steve Madden

This morning on my run I was so grateful for the beautiful city that I live in and I just wanted to share that with you guys!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

All Orange

Churchy church outfit.  Its a lot of orange but I thought the different tones help the monochromatic outfit!  Hope you like it!

Skirt: Forever 21 $10.59 (similar style) 
Shirt: Nordstrom Rack $19.97
Shoes: Steve Madden $44.97 Nordstrom Rack

Friday, August 31, 2012

Paint Stick Mirror

I saw a few different variations of this mirror on Pinterst so I decided to try my own and see how it turned out.  I wanted to try and do this project for free but ended up buying some spray paint for $3.47 so total cost of the project $3.47!!!

30 Paint Sticks (Home Depot or Lowes gives these things away for free!)
An Old Mirror
Hot Glue/Gun
Spray Paint

I used a mirror I already had and all I had to do was unscrew it and put a piece of cardboard glued to the back to make the mirror even to glue the paint sticks on flat.

I evenly spaced out the first layer all the way around, and then glued another layer on top in between the previous first layer.

Back side finished product

 Then I sprayed it yellow and sealed it and hung it up in my guest room.  So cute for so cheap!  I think it really makes a statement and takes up wall space!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Smokin Hot

My Target just got all of Essie's Fall collection in and I'm obsessed.  My new favorite, Essie Smokin Hot-- its a mix of grey/plum and its awesome.  You want a new fall color, go get it.

Leggings: Hue Denim from Nordstrom (I love these)
Necklace: Forever 21--old

Essie: Smokin Hot

 Ps. Look at this amazing sunset last night.  It was beautiful!!