Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Tree

This is our Christmas tree (via instagram)! It's our first Christmas tree EVER in OUR HOUSE!! It was fun to decorate, and then we wrapped presents and had egg nog :D

Life is so incredibly busy with work and wedding (which is LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!!!), I just don't have time to share very much at the moment. Once we're all moved in and married, and I've got my sewing studio all set up I will be back with a vengeance! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birthday Weekend Part 2

My fiance's sister planned an amazing day. She set their rec room up like the Gryffindor Common Room, set with floating broomsticks, a flying snitch, potion, cauldrons and wizard food! It was AMAZING. We spent the day eating snacks and watched The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban and half of The Goblet of Fire. It was the best!

There's me on that ice cream cake wearing Hogwarts school robes and holding a broomstick! That was taken at Universal Studios in January :)

YAY! It was an amazing birthday weekend. Now-off to do more wedding planning!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Birthday Weekend Part 1

Hello! SO. It was my birthday on Saturday, and my lovely fiance planned a wonderful evening for us :) BUT FIRST. My mom made me a birthday lunch, which consisted of mint water (YUM), shrimp and scallops with roasted vegetables, and PEANUT BUTTER PIE! Yes you heard right. It's delicious.

On Saturday we went out for breakfast and I had eggs benedict! In the evening, fiance took me to a Ciao Down for supper and it was their pizza night! We also dressed up all fancy :) He even bought a skinny tie JUST for this occasion! (I love me a skinny tie!)

We started with bruschetta

Then there was a pesto pizza with mozzarella, roasted red pepper, and cappicolo ham!

And a meatball mozzarella pizza! Delicious :)

And finally-biscotti gelati. WOW it was good.

Then we went 5 pin bowling! I was AWFUL! But it was fun

Then we went back to his place and watched 'Singin' in the Rain' which is my favorite old movie! AND he made us pulled pork nachos. It was a fabulous day!
Part 2 Coming soon!! (You won't want to miss this!!!)

Friday, November 11, 2011

A New Kinda Thang

Hey everyone! Just quickly stopping by to show you a new scarf I've added to my shop! A lace circle scarf :) I'll be adding this as a staple in the shop, I've got a bunch of other colors coming too! I'm SO incredibly busy, and it's my birthday this weekend! There's all kinds of things going on which I will share with you next week :)

Lace + Pink Circle Scarf

Friday, November 4, 2011

What I'm Working On

In my absence, I've been gearing up for the big craft sale I've been doing for the past 3 years-a local Art and Craft Sale that happens every November. It's the biggest 'fair' I do all year. I'm excited!

This year I made a sign so that you can't miss me :)

I made something new! I'll show you after this weekend, I LOVE making this and picking the fabrics!

Packed up my suitcase full of circle scarves!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you next week with an Etsy update!! Can't wait!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Alice + Olivia

I added the app to my iPod a few months ago and I LOVE it. I can see all the collections from top designers, watch fashion shows, vote on's fabulous. (No they did not ask me to write this-I like it that much!)

Last night I was looking through Spring 2012 Ready-to-wear collections and found Alice + Olivia. I love all their bright colors, retro hints and overall femininity. Here's some of my favorite looks from the collection

They also have some fantastic lookbook videos, this is for their fall 2011 collection

I love finding new designers to be inspired by! Have you found any lately?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wore Stories: To Work

Today I knew I was going to be unpacking a big shipment, so I didn't step it up too much. Threw my hair into a french braid, pulled on some boots and voila.

Woo! Today, I am trying something NEW for my shop :D I can't tell you what it is yet, but once I've got a prototype I will let you know!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DIY: My Hair is a Bird's Next

Hey everyone, it's hairdo time!! A long time ago I found this tutorial for the bird's nest bun. I love it, I think it is so fun and probably one of my favorite up-dos. I haven't been able to make one so big yet, but I try.

So here's my tutorial for you!

1. Bend over. (Don't worry, there's more, silly!)

2. Put your hair in a super high ponytail, making sure to leave out whatever bangs you would like to have out of the ponytail.

3. Back comb sections of the ponytail-make sure you back comb all the way to the ends so that you get a lot of volume and fullness.

4. Wrap hair around ponytail like you would a bun-BUT-do it loosely so that you get a big bad bun instead a teeny weeny one. You maybe have to play around with it to get the shape you want.

*Optional-add cute hair accessories to the bottom 'corner' of the bun for some more pizzazz :)
Now go turn your hair into a bird's nest!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Update with Instagram

What a crazy weekend it was! As I mentioned in my last post, we spend most of this weekend shopping, and here's a few photos of my weekend compliments of Instagram :)

We started off with STARBUCKS (I really only have starbucks around Christmastime, we don't have a Starbucks where I live!). I got my favorite drink which is a mouthful. You ready? Tall decaf peppermint white mocha. Okay that wasn't as bad as you thought. It's FABULOUS. If you have never tried it-do yourself a favor! (And you don't have to go decaf like I did silly, I just can't have caffeine!) OH and there's a pumpkin scone there too :) mmmmmmm

This was not too shortly followed by lunch at Unburger Wow. I think fiance said 'that was such a good burger' every ten minutes while we were driving after that ;)

If you go to the menu on their website, I got the afternoon delight with goat cheese. de-licious.

And these last few are just some randoms I took :)

Oh hi!

Hope your weekend was amazing!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wore Stories: Shopping

Hello! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend :) I'm having an adventurous one. Yesterday me and the fiance headed into the city to do some wedding outfit shopping. Little did we know how busy traffic was going to be around the mall because of a football game going on at the nearby stadium. It was crazy! But we did eat at an AMAZING burger place (pictures coming!), and fiance got to try on a few things, he's gonna look FANTASTIC :) yay!

Here's what I wore on our excursion.