Monday, February 25, 2013

New Edition!

Up top you will notice a navigation bar!

Home - Back to the front page of the blog
About - about the blog, and me, just little tid bits.
DIY Projects - all of my DIYs in one spot!
Home Decor, Recipes and Manicures are all what they sound like, those things in one place.
Contact - Got a question? This page will be the most up to date places to reach me!

*Daily - this one is my favorite, while this blog is about projects, and swatches, and recipes, and various things included in "Lifestyle", click on *daily. *Daily is my personal blog, things I find inspiration in, things that make me smile, ect.

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wish list of the week: Peach edition!

Hakuna Matata Iphone Case by Lala on
Fabric Bunting by Modernality2 on

Statement Necklace by ShopNestled on

New Things:

There are new things around the blog you may have noticed!
This week I started a couple new posts, and will slowly be phasing in others!
Next is the lovely new header up top! My friend Shilo made that, and she did a fantastic job! She also made the nifty banners in the side bar so you can follow my interest, like me on Facebook, and check out my Instagram! I also set up a Twitter for people to follow, all of these things will keep you updated when I make a new post.You can also follow my blog via Bloglovin, which will always be reachable on the sidebar as well!

Keep watching this space for new exciting content and additions!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mani Monday: OPI Can't Find My Czechbook and

Delayed Mani Monday post!
     This one is simple, OPI "Can't find my Czechbook" is a beautiful teal/aqua mix. It applies great, and I absolutely love the color. I mattiefied it with Essie's "Matte about you" (another great addition to any collection but left the tips glossy, including the accent glitter nail.

     The real star of this mani is on the accent nail, though. This glitter has light blue (similar to chezchbook), purple and pink hex glitters, with little purple microglitters. Two coats is what I have on my accent nail, the coverage with glitter is amazing and take no work!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

D.I.Y. Sunday: His and Hers Pillow Cases

This week makes a great gift for couples, long distance or not. This project was inspired by this tutorial on A Beautiful Mess. I did a few things differently, to better suit my crafting style.

I started with grey pillowcases (four) blue chevron for the heart and yellow for the letters. (you will also need: Needle and thread or sewing machine, and sticker letters in the size you want)

I measured to see how tall the heart would need to be, cut the fabric in the appropriate sized square, folded it in half and cut out a heart. At this point I cut the heart and half:

and stuck my letters on where I wanted them:
Now from here I followed the tutorial on ABM except I sewed by hand, not with a sewing machine. I would recommend using a sewing machine, I how ever prefer the hand sewn route.
In case you don't want to pop over to ABM, here is what you do:
  1. Sew the yellow fabric on the back around the letters. 
  2. Cut the letters out on the chevron, leaving the yellow poking through. 
  3. Sew the heart on the pillow case. 
  4. Repeat for HERS. 
Now, my boyfriend and I are long distance, so I sent him the HIS and a blank grey pillow case, and I kept the HERS and a blank one, so now we have:

Hope you guys enjoy making pillow cases for your home!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wish list of the week: Mint Edition!

1. Is this dress from Modcloth, how classy looking!

2. This Kitchen Aide Mixer! This color is very much my style, and I want a Kitchen Aide so bad, one could say it's my ultimate lemming.

3. this Iphone case by Cases by Csera, you can get it for the 4, 4s, or 5.

4. Is Wormy by Nailgasm, an indie polish maker that I absolutely adore, all of her polish is fantastic, but we have to stick with the mint theme, of course.
5. Is a mint and coral arrow ring by MintRainbows.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day Ya'll!

You may have noticed it's been a bit absent around here lately, but I plan on making it up to you!
Starting next week we are going to have new segments introduced!

  1. Mani Monday! That's right Manicures! From swatches, to reviews, to how to's! 
  2. Outfit of the day posts will come on Wednesday's (I know, It's not very clever is it?) Exactly what it sounds like: my out fit of the day!
  3. Random Roulette! This will be any of the new or current segments, on any day of the week. (basically my excuse to play a bit with the schedule) 
  4. What I want is.... Friday! because let's face it, making a wishlist is fun! 
Of course I will continue with D.I.Y. projects on Sunday's, and random little life updates too. I hope you're as excited as I am! Stay on the look out for a slight makeover to the blog too!

Now, of course it is Valentines Day, and I LOVE this day, not because I am supposed to shower my love with gifts and roses, but because of the fact that it serves as a reminder that you should show someone you love them everyday, and it doesn't take gifts, it's the little things people. I take any excuse I can get to spoil my boyfriend, I love making him things, little reminders that I care (expect a post ya'll).

So here is just a reminder that I love all of you and I hope you have a wonderful, chocolate filled day!