"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fall Fashion Lineup

   Sweaters, boots, scarves the list goes on and on of the things that I love to wear in the Fall.  My excitement is building the closer the season comes.  I have put together a lineup of five different outfits with accessories for you.  Please be kind, I took these pictures by myself and it wasn't easy. Everything from earrings to shoes I will list where I got them and for how much to the best of my memory.  Fair warning, I love a deal no matter where it's from.  I very, very rarely buy something full price and I shop with a classic style in mind.  I hope you enjoy and it gets you rummaging in your closet.

Outfit #1

What I am wearing:
Dress: Hollister Collared T-shirt $15
Sweater:  Abercrombie & Fitch Letterman Sweater $25
Shoes:  Mossimo $14.99 @ Target

My Jewelry

I chose simple accessories for this outfit.  The watch has diamond detailing on the face and my studs are a shinny silver.  Not too overwhelming but fits the "preppy" look.
Watch:  Merona $14.99 Target
Earrings:  Icing $6.49 pack of 9 pairs

Outfit #2

What I am wearing:
Shirt & Jacket: Energie $6.99 Fred Meyer, Paradise East $10 @ Ross
Pants: Hollister Jeggings $10 
Boots: Candies Riding Boots $70
My Jewelry & Boots:


Necklace: $2 (ish) Fred Meyer (shop their clearenced jewelry you can score big)
Earrings:  $3 Fred Meyer

Outfit #3

What I am wearing:
Dress:  Forever 21 $10
Jacket: U.S. Polo Jean Jacket $15 @ Ross
Scarf:  Rue 21 $7.99
Shoes:  Mossimo $15.99 @ Target

My Jewelry and Shoes:

Outfit #4

What I am wearing:
Shirt and Jacket: Longsleeve crew neck $10 @ Target, Mudd $10 @ Fred Meyer
Pants:  Hollister Skinnies $25
Scarf:  Rue 21 $7.99
Shoes:  Mossimo $10 @ Target

Outfit #5

What I am wearing:
Sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch $19 
Pants: Aeropostal $15
Shoes: Soda $16.99 @ Fred Meyer

My Jewelry & Shoes:

My Jewelry:
Watch: This is just one of those cheap "change the bands" sets that I bought @ Walmart 
Earrings:  $3 ish @ Fred Meyer

   Fall is upon us and I hope new outfit ideas are too.  Go in your closet and see what you have.  Most of these items I have had for a couple of years.  Only one outfit is actually new.  Please comment below and tell me what you like to wear, if you want me to do more of these or if you have any questions.  Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Empty Frames? Not Any Longer!

   After I did a little rearranging and redecorating I had some frames that I didn't have pictures for.  So instead of pictures I thought a quote or a saying would be perfect.  Both of the frames were going to go in our bedroom on our night stands.  I wanted them to be something meaningful.  I decided on lyrics to our song and then something that is just kind of a cute saying.  Sometimes I forget about the simple tools to make something so personal.
   It's super easy and I just printed them off my computer.  I will show you how I made it work.

My Frames

  For the picture frame on the right ( 3x4) I printed the song lyrics.  This was trial and error but I ended up using size 7 font and I changed it to an olive green color.  Once I had it printed out I took the glass out of the frame and placed it over the lyrics.  Like so...

 Then I lightly traced around the glass so I could get my image centered and cut it out.

My Finished Product

   The smaller frame (wallet size) I printed "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" in size 16 font in chocolate brown.  Unfortunately the clear plastic didn't come out so I had to find a different way to center my image.  This is how I did it...

First I taped the piece of paper that came in the frame to the window like this...

Then I put my image over the piece of paper and traced around the edge with a ruler.  See the pictures below...

My Finished Product

   These will make for great presents.  You can really make them personal and unique.  Rather printing on plain paper you can use scrapbook paper.  So print and frame away.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Favorite Products of the Month

   I haven't been really good about picking favorites and putting them up monthly.  To be honest I haven't been really good about posting anything at.  However, I am going to (like a crazy woman) keep up with it all.  So I have narrowed my favorites down to five products.  Believe me that was a chore.  It's a wide range of products as far as you can go with just five.  So here they are:

#1 Revlon Colorstay Base Coat

  This is even better than the Nail Magic!  It looks like a milky color in the bottle but goes on clear.  It gives great hold to your nail polish of any kind.  My nail color lasts 6-7 days without chipping wheather I have OPI or Sinful Colors.  I love this stuff.  Before I would go about 3 days and then my polish would start to chip.  It has made my nails stronger and for $5.99 at Target it's a steal.

#2 Mary Kay's Soothing Eye Gel

  After a long day of my eyes constantly being glued to a computer screen I need something to refresh and relax them.  This gel is the answer.  You can actually put it on over your eyeshadow and it won't mess it up.  Just dab it on.  It's even better after it's been chilled in the fridge.  I can't remember the price exactly but I do know that it's around $20?  However, this will last you forever.  You don't need a lot and it's wonderful to apply if you get migraines.

#3 Downy Wrinkle Release

  When my husband and I went on vacation I took this so when we pulled out our clothes from the suit case they wouldn't have all those creases.  It gives your clothes a fresh, just washed smell, even though I put dryer sheets in the suitcases they don't always do the trick.  It doesn't stain and it dries quick.  Next time you're in need of a quick fix or when you're traveling try this out.  Target sells it in their travel section for around $2.

#4  Aleene's Fabric Glues

  Me and glue I swear.  Seriously though, if you're not a sewing person and you want to do some minor projects this is a must have in your craft supply bin.  It's washable even dry cleanable!  Actually you could do major projects with this.  My friend made her entire Halloween costume with this stuff.  AMAZING.   Pick some up at Michael's for about $5 or so.  You can buy the mini's in a three pack for the same price.

#5 GE Indoor Basic Timer

  Some of you may have cute lighting around the house like twinkle lights or little lamps or what not and probably get tired of making the rounds to turn them all on.  What if you have guests?  You don't want to excuse yourself to spend time turning on all the lights.  Well this will save you.  Of course when you're away for vacation it's nice but I got them for the first reason.  The instructions are simple.  You just plug it in, turn it to what time it is now (a.m. is the white section and gray is p.m.) then  push down the tabs of the time you want the light to come on.  Once again, a time saver.

   Enjoy these products if you get them.   I use these products all the time.  Let me know how they work out for you.  Remember to read all the instructions and safety guide lines before you use them and use them for their proper use.  Thank you for reading my post today I hope you have a great day.