Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thrift Score!

I don't usually go my local thrift store on a Wednesday being that Mondays and Thursdays are the discount days. But something about today just seemed right. I had a good day at work, it was rainy and I figured the thrift store would be dead (which means less shopping carts to bump into and saying excuse me every 2 minutes gets kind of annoying). So I went, and I'm so glad I did. I found some of my favorite things to date while shopping there today.

 I'm not entirely sure that I will keep everything. Not all of it really fits me. Its just nice to have them all for now. They made my day!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shop Update!

Just a few new things added to the shop this morning, all with Fall in mind. Hope you like them!


And while at Sephora last night, I got a whiff of Kat Von D's new perfume, Adora. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it being that I was not a fan of the other two. I managed to get myself a sample.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Getting ready for Halloween!

I am super excited for Halloween! I don't do many holiday decorations inside my place but I always try to keep my front door festive with a homemade wreath. I kept my Halloween wreath looking dark and creepy with some black birds and sparkly black roses. 

And speaking of Halloween and black birds, I've decided that my costume this year will be Tippi Hedren in The Birds. I've already started gathering supplies and searching etsy and ebay for the perfect green suit dress!

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Shoes!

I love my new shoes! I found them at Loehman's for only $10. They kind of remind me of the jellies I used to wear as a kid but these are way more stylish!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Crazy Busy!

Not gonna lie, since I got a promotion at work I've been really busy and so tired when I get home that I'm surprised I have any time for fun! I'm trying my best to juggle everything: craft making, etsy, hanging with my hubby and friends, and trying to keep up with housework (least favorite thing ever). Of course I did find time to bake a cake. Its a boxed Halloween Funfetti cake with homemade buttercream frosting. I always color my frosting to give it some pizazz. It is delicious!

 And I know this is totally random but yesterday I realized that my outfit perfectly matched the colors in my tattoo. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


After days like today, I wish making these lovely little things was my day job...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tucker for Target

I stopped into Target yesterday to pick up a few things and noticed this super cute collection called Tucker for Target. Apparently yesterday was the first day it went on sale, so I got a good look at what was available. I especially liked these 2 little babydoll dresses. They remind me of the 1990's grungey dresses that I find at the thrift store (but these are more expensive of course). I ended up buying this adorable silky bow top covered in pumpkin colored polkadots. I happened to have a vintage matching skirt so I paired them up today for a nice fall outfit. I'm enjoying it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lazy Day Jewelry Making

I love having Sundays off and sometimes its even better when its raining because that way I know I won't really leave the house. Not leaving the house means more craft making. I bought more Fancy Felt and will be working on more felt flower hair clips but today I finished a bunch of earrings and necklaces. I was never much of a jewelry maker but my co-worker Jana really inspired me with her pretty handmade earrings. I wanted to make a bunch with more of my aesthetic which pretty much means sweet treats, animals, and other random objects. I will be adding them to my shop in the near future!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Shop Update!

I finally updated the shop today! Take notice to all the fun gingham. I'm enjoying my day off and hope to get some jewelry made.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pretty darn crafty

Since I started making my felt flower hair clips, I've been into making small jewelry/ hair type accessories in my free time. Here are some hair bows and earrings I just made tonight.

My friends are pretty crafty, too. Here are some awesome things they've made for me.

Thank you, Sara & Jana!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Prettiest cupcakes to date!

I make lots of cupcakes but I think these are the prettiest ones I've made so far. The frosting got the best shade of aqua and I think I mastered 'the swirl' technique. I've been using my frosting bags and the frosting has to be right out of the refrigerator (nice and cold!) The cupcakes themselves are banana with cream cheese frosting and little butterfly sprinkles. They will be coming to work with me on Wednesday for a 'Potluck Going Away Party' we are throwing for one my managers. I tested one and they are delicious!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

What do you collect?

I'm the sort of person that 'collects' lots of things. Pretty much anything from vintage clothing to kitschy housewares. One collection I really love are my salt and pepper shakers. I decided that I liked salt and pepper shakers when I found an EC Star skirt in high school that had them all over it. I haven't worn that skirt in awhile but I still collect salt and pepper shakers! Here are some samples from my collection.

I was inspired by this blog called Collection A Day. Each days blog post is a different photo of a collection of some sort. Check it out!