Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Today I...

• Called my friend Ross by mistake when trying to dial the upholstery shop and ended up having a nice coversation.

• Realized that reupholstering a chair cost more than buying a new one.

• Was nervous around the geese and ducks that were walking towards me in haste and quacking.

• Listened to the song at the end of Sixteen Candles when Molly Ringwald is sad because the wedding party left, but Jake was standing there as cars were pulling away.

• Will do this project if I can find a dress to do it to.

• Was pleased to hear " I like the way you dress" and I replied "I try really, really hard".

• Zoned out listening to the song "The Killing Moon".

• Drank a Lychee Pearl drink that was spelled Litchi.

• Day dreamed of owning my own party planning business.

• Purchased some fabulous shoes.

• Wondered why every afternoon I hear someone tearing open envelopes from another cubicle.

"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering."
~Steven Wright

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 67

I'm failing in providing you with polaroids the past couple of weeks, however I loved this photo I took over the weekend. The daffodils are blooming like crazy in my garden and I tinted the blue mason jar using this recipe. It's so easy and affordable to do instead of buying those pricey vintage blue ball jars. The yellow flowers against the blue jar is especially cheery when entering the house.

“A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
~William Wordsworth

Monday, February 27, 2012

Music Monday :: Session 13

Because we went to a couples Bridal Shower over the weekend and The Cure is the groom's all time favorite band.


A Letter To Elise
~The Cure

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crepe Paper Flowers

Can you believe this is the only photo I have of all the crepe paper flowers I made for our wedding? I spent a year and a half making these and only made just under 100 of them. I took some photos of the process but lost them on my old computer. The florist recently sent this picture to me and I was so pleased. When I dropped them off to her I didn't realize I was going to leave them all with her until the day of the wedding. It so nice to look back and see all my hard work.

"Be like a flower, turn your faces to the sun"
~Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Polaroid Tuesday :: Week 66

Not quite a polaroid but I really liked this photo I took of the Anthropologie window. I'm always amazed (as I'm sure many are) at how simple but so awesome their displays are.

"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."
~Oscar Wilde

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vintage Clothing :: Inspiration

I don't know why but as of late I've been really loving the blogs out there of lovely people and their great vintage fashion.

I just adore how this whole family is a part of it!

Bleu Bird Vintage

This is the gal that inspires me to wear more tights!

Skunk Boy Creatures

This fabulous lady is all sorts if inspiration. I want to grow up to be just like her!

A Beautiful Mess

Are you inspired by people who go out on a limb with fashion?

"I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."
~Alexander McQueen

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Best $50 I've Spent...

this year so far!

I saw this on Craig's List last weekend and got up extra early to see if I could get my hands on this Wardian Terrarium case.

I set a limit on myself and said "I will not pay more than $75 on this thing". (Retail: they are about $100 and up)

Sales Lady: "We want $50 for it".
Me: "I'll take it along with that China set, can you take $5 off the China set"
Sales Lady: "Sure since you're such a good customer"
Me: Trying to hold back my giddiness and play it cool.

The case is pretty large so I'm having a tough time finding space for it, but I LOVE it!

"Terrariums are generally credited with being invented by a man named Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. He invented them during the Victorian era and created a style of glass case with a metal frame that was very popular during the era. These terrariums were called "Wardian Cases" after Ward."
~Storm The Castle

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Late To Do List

I do realize we are in February now, but i don't think it's ever too late to set goals for myself.

So far I've been good at creating gifts, thrifting more, wearing tights and cooking new dishes.
What's your goals for this year?

"A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at."
~Bruce Lee

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Polaroid Tuesday :: Valentine's Special

Sorry folks no Polaroid today. Due to LOVE day I am sharing our Valentines that K and I created for our lovely family and friends.

Last Christmas we decided to opt out of the holiday madness and thought we would make it up with a good old fashion Valentine.

We modified this recipe a bit and fashioned up Cupid's arrow.

We had some trouble with using real feathers. They were a bit hard to work with, so I raided my felt box and used it as an alternative.

K sanded, glued and painted the base coat on the arrows and I cut, strung and painted the designs.

I heart hearts.

We had different sayings on each arrow such as "Shoot that poison arrow", "XOXOXOXO", "Shot through the heart".

We packaged each arrow in a mailing tube and sent them to there prospective receivers.

We hope you have received something special today. Happy Cupid Day!

“True love won't lie, but you won't know unless you give it a try. Cupid doesn't lie, but you won't know unless you give it a try.”

Monday, February 13, 2012

Music Monday :: Session 12

Today I'm sharing my all time favorite music artist...Billie Holiday. This was our first dance song, it is Valentine's after all.

"Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain."
~Billie Holiday

Monday, February 06, 2012

Music Monday :: Session 11

For obvious reasons

“They say life's what happens when you're busy making other plans. But sometimes in New York, life is what happens when you're waiting for a table.”

~Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City