Thursday, May 2, 2013

Random Pictures

Random PIctures
(with some fashion)

Shoe addiction. I love these, even though they are pretty uncomfy.
I actually love being silly.I should show that more here if I want to be more me.
Just randomness lol
Thinking I should get bangs like this again...

This is really the way I'd like to look in all pictures. 
A little dorky, genuinely happy, 
and apparently messy haired for life ;)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Better in 3's

For the Love
On his very special Day.

Yeah, that guy...

Everything is better in 3's for me.
You're three saving traits?


You truly can make my day.
You can be silly with me.
You love my sillies (that's a word!)
And you try to make me smile.
All part of your silly-loving side.


No matter how broken you are
(Spy the cane there... many uses it has seen)
you try hard to work,
to get through the day,
and to still make me feel better.
Even though you are the one downtrodden.


You have been the better half.
No matter my mishaps, missteps,
or plain pitfalls
(more like endless sinkholes)
You have always been there to work with me.
To make me better.
If that's not proof you are an amazing person.
And no one loves me more.
I don't know what is.
(Maybe the fact that you DO put up with my shoe collection :)

It's been eight years since the first time.
My first love.
You came back 'round.

And it has to be for a reason.

I totally did this! It's not my horrible handwriting!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tuesday DIY #4

Home Made Stamp
for cheap

Finishing Touches to 
DIY Chalkboard

Foam Sheet
X-acto knife
Some sort of wood backing 
(I went with my LOVE heart. I have used the tiny wooden letters before)
Letters for guidance

1. Make sure whatever you will glue your foam stamp to is completely clean. Unlike my little barcode heart here.

2.If needed, trace or measure the space for your foam stamp.

3. Now draw your stamp.

4. Cut it all out! You may want to trace it all out if you had a shape--- be smarter than me!

5. Now glue it all down.

6. If you used a clear dry glue, or traced the whole thing out then just let dry and you are done!

7. If not... then just let dry and grab like paint!

8. Let dry (again, jeeze am i smart). And NOW you are DONE!

Chalkboard Time!

I love finding things that make everything easy-
like the frame stand below that needs no gluing 
or any real DYI-ing.

But lets me put on the magnets 
that came with the dollar whiteboard.

Oh the lovelies of the day!

(This is my luv-o's birthday week ^_^)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

All For Boston

It has only been a day and a half since
the bombings in Boston occurred.
Marring a happy time, a special run,
and making a united community
even tighter:










This shows how much good humanity 
is capable in the face of darkness.

Tuesday DIY #3

Dollar Tree Chalkboard
Pt 1
Love chalkboards. Especially the standing kind above.
But they are pretty expensive and I only had room for tiny ones.

Thus I took myself to the Dollar Tree Store to see if I 
could make a very low budget tiny topper for my nightstand.

The results:

Dollar Tree Materials:
Chalk (not pictured, small pack of 4)
Sponge Brush
Dry Erase Board

Other Materials:
Chalkboard Paint 
(I used Martha Stewart's brand)

Step 1:
Use the sponge brush or regular brush to coat on the first coat. It will look very light but don't worry about that right now.

Step 2:
Let dry for an hour or as directed on your chalkboard paint bottle.

Step 3:
Apply second coat with finger to create a smoother effect (optional gloves if you don't want black paint all over your finger.) TIP Put small drops around the board and then smooth over the drops. It is easier than putting one big blob.

Step 4: Let dry for 24 hours. Test if dry with finger (not fingernail- it will leave a white indent if it is not dry).

Step 5: Curate with chalk. Lightly roll chalk on its side across your new chalkboard. Do not press. Then let sit for an extra day.

Enjoy your new little chalkboard!
Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Weekly Wears #6

Find the Light
Finally did it right!

So I didn't have much time or thought for 
dressing up or photos last week. 
When life sets off an alarm everything else takes a backseat.
Here are two outfits so far from my Birthday week though!

I just love these boots

I am surprised jean jackets are back so strongly.
I always loved mine dressed down.
And neon and beige?
Absolute love!

Lets survive Wednesday.