Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Overload!

I can't believe it's been a month since I've posted!
I've been SO busy with other things and when I do get a chance to get on the computer, I think I've been doing things backwards. I try to catch up on my blog READING, THEN I edit photos. Which hasn't been working out too well because I'm more behind on the reading than editing. But I promise I'm going to try to find a happy medium.
Okay, well without further ado, here is my Halloween this year:
I woke up to this note on my mirror a few days before Halloween.
This is what I found when I went to look at the balcony:

Sometimes I feel like the biggest kid because every year a few of my friends become "too cool" for Halloween and I WILL NEVER grow tired of it. It made me feel good to put the holiday spirit into my husband who complete indulges my Halloween obsession :-)
Our costumes:
Carlito Kent (Mexican Superman!)
Our little green fairy

I was a slightly creepy doll

Day before Halloween fun


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Seeing Red

Lately I've really been enjoying the color red.
My husband thought it would be a really good idea to take pictures in the field behind out apts.
He thought the juxtaposition of the greenery and my outfit would be beautiful and I have to agree with him.
BUT it was a PAIN to get out there with these shoes on.
We had to trek through little rocky paths and my heels kept sinking in the dirt.
It was beautiful though, it felt like we were out in the middle of nowhere but we could hear the cars just on the other side of the trees.

Confession! These shoes are a size too big but that's okay because they were on sale for $5!

Tan Jacket: Dress Barn
Red Jeans: Dots
Black Cami: old
Shoes: Rue 21
Necklace and Ring: gifts from the hubby
Bracelet: vintage thrifted belt

A couple other "reddy" outfits from this past week or so: 

Red Cardigan: Forever 21
Grey Cami: Walmart
Grey Jeans and black flats: Target

Same jeans and shoes as above
Plain old white ribbed tank
Vintage thrifted blazer (my favorite thrifted item EVER)

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I'm sorry for forgetting to let you guys know that my giveaway was closed last Friday! :-( and as soon as it was closed people started getting into it!
BUT good news!
I have the opportunity to do the same giveaway again!
Just stayed tuned...

Sorry, again.
And thank you!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Comic Teaser

I've been working on a short little comic made with some of my pictures.
I've got a basic story line planned out. *Perfect time to finish (October)*
Here's a little teaser. I'll share the entirety when it's finished.

Sorry for my absenteeism. Life is happening. I haven't forgotten about you though!
I'm working on outfit posts for the next few days.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween FEVER

SO, I'm going to extend my giveaway ONE more week. Not sure what I'm gonna do if it keeps going this way, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. The people over at My Memories entrusted me with this duty and I'm totally failing :-/ my ego is a bit bruised lol
Help me out here!

Okay, I am getting Halloween FEVER! It's absolutely without question my favorite holiday.
I don't know what I want to be yet, but I have a few ideas. I also agree with, but don't necessarily follow the "Mean Girls Halloween Rule" (the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything)
My current thoughts on a costume are:
An Indian
A Sheriff
Marceline from Adventure Time
One of the people from the background of the Ball Scene from Labyrinth

Could be one of those. Could be none.

Here are some photos from Halloween last year

My husband is partial to being a zombie

I was Baron Samedi

The little giraffe on a hay ride

She was missing some spots

Can you believe the Halloween store had the tail and ears of a giraffe, but not a costume?
So we made one.

With my dad.

The year before last we were all zombies, she had fun being scary :-p

Let's catch up:
  • Since I last posted, with the exception of yesterday's filler post, I got a hair cut, went shopping and got lots of goodies, been stressed and looking for a new job and have also been very happy with life. I know those last two contradict each other, but life has been happy outside of work and that overshadows most of the stress. Or should I say overshines?
  • I finally got to try that new mysterious makeup and I LOVE it! The eyeshadow is really pigmented but easily blendable and silky with just the right amount of shimmer. I LOOOVE the lipgloss the best, it's so smooth and not the least bit sticky and lasts for hours! I'm convinced I got a good deal.
  • I'm starting to get over one of my biggest self conscious deals: being sleeveless.
  • I had a job interview yesterday and I was humiliated. I'm always nervous doing things like that. So I sweat. And the dress I was wearing showed it SO BAD, even magnified it.
  • I learned some photo taking tips and tricks from Sweet Verbena that I'll definitely being using for your viewing pleasure.
  • HEY! I decided that when I get to 10 followers I'm going to do a giveaway of crafts by ME!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Didn't Make The Cut

A few not so exciting or incomplete outfit posts.
Because I have nothing new to say or show you, but didn't wanna leave ya hanging. :-)

You can attribute the poor quality to the husbands Iphone.

Again, I'd like to remind you that I have a giveaway going on that no one has entered.
Come on, be the first!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Should've Worn My Chucks

Good news! I wore my ear adornment all day today and I barely noticed it was there it was so comfortable, but it made me feel fabulous :-)
This is not today's outfit, it's from yesterday.

The only thing I'd change about this outfit would be the shoes. I kept kicking up dirt in between my toes. I really hate that. I wish I had put on my grey converse.

Skirt: thrifted
Plaid button down and watch: Dress Barn
Shoes: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Burlington Coat Factory

I really should be getting ready for bed. I have a big day ahead of me tomorrow. My favorite kind of day: Shopping Day! I'm also getting a haircut, a much much much needed haircut.
I love newness.

Will someone PLEASE enter my giveaway :-(

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DIY Ear Adornment

I saw this pretty ear thing at Hot Topic and wanted it sooo bad, but not the $12 price tag. I thought for sure I could recreate it and maybe even make it better.
You'll need:
jewelry wire
jump rings
pliers (I just used tweezers with scissor handles)
and a variety of chains
I also used old necklaces I don't wear anymore
I found most of these items at walmart for a $1

Start by making a tight spiral at the end of the wire

Then about 2 inches down make a loop.

Then start wrapping the wire around itself above the loop towards the spiral

Keep wrapping

and wrapping and wrapping until you reach the top and snip the wire and try to tuck it under the spiral so it won't get caught in your hair.

Gather a variety of chains in different lengths

Bend your wire thing so that it comfortably fits behind your ear

Decide what chains you want where, gather them on jump rings and attach them to the loop and spiral.

I've already made 6 or 7. It's a fun little project :-)

What do you think? If you decide to make one email me a picture, I'd love to see them.

I'm also extending my giveaway another week seeing as how no one has entered it. :-p
So a winner will be announced Friday, September 23th. I mean, unless no one STILL hasn't entered.