Sunday, March 25, 2012

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

sweater: h&m thrifted
cami: ? (i like wearing a colorful cami it brings more color and interest to an otherwise boring outfit)
skirt: old navy
boots: steve madden
scarf: hand-me-down

I've been on the lookout for some new t-shirts and its been really hard to find any with a higher neckline. If you have seen any at a reasonable price, let me know in the comments below! Thanks.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oscar Fashion

Usually all the young women on the red carpet wear very revealing dresses and the only people wearing anything semi modest are in their 60s or 70s. I was quite surprised to see so many women wearing modest dresses for Oscars (and the after parties). If this trend stick hopefully it will become easier to find modest clothing in the mainstream shops.
Here are my three favorites.

Shailene Woodley

Lilly Collins

Miley Cyrus

What did you think of the fashion at the Academy Awards?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Paint Colors

We spent President's Day in Home Depot looking at paint colors. My daughter entertained herself with the pamphlets with paint inspiration for kids rooms, she decided that I need to paint her bedroom purple with flowers and fairies. She also informed me that she would like me to bring a bathtub inside her room, there were also some bathroom paint ideas that I really liked as well. I told her she is not getting a bathtub in her room but maybe I will try and find her some new sheets with a similar pattern.
Here are the paint colors that I picked out. I just got started on the painting and I'll give you a hint, it's in my dinning room.



Silver Leaf

I'll post pictures when I'm all done!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

t-shirt: target and altered by me
skirt: thrifted
scarf: made by me
boots: steve madden
wig: aura barcelona

t-shirt: lands end
sweater: h&m thrifted
skirt: old navy
boots: steve madden (I think I wear these every day)
beret: h&m
wig: aura barcelona

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wig Salon Update

I'm in the process of getting my wig salon set up. I wanted to a have a display of wigs along one wall and I had these floating wall shelves from our old place that I wanted to put up all together to use for my display.

The top shelf I bought at goodwill for $8 and the other 2 were curbside finds. I wanted the shelves to be very bright pink and I was so excited when I found a hot pink spray paint. I used thin and even coats of it but it wasn't covering the shelves very well, even the white shelf wasn't getting covered properly.

I admitted defeat and headed back to the store to buy another bottle, this time I bought Krylon in Raspberry. Now I know even if the other company has really cool looking colors, that I should just stick with Krylon, it always works. I'm actually really happy with the way they turned out, the hot pink would have clashed with the room and the raspberry color fits just perfect.



I know that my posting is kinda all over the place, but I'm just posting about the little things that I fix up as I go along. Now I need to go and organize the salon before my next customer gets here.

Monday, February 13, 2012

My New Buffet

About two weeks ago I found a buffet on craigslist. It is a Museum of American Folk Art Authenticated Reproduction and I love the lines, I knew that if I could even find a piece like this brand new it would cost me at least 5 times what I paid, $75! They were selling it as a vanity along with a mirror that didn't quite match. It seems way too tall to be a vanity to me but maybe that is just because I'm short. Whatever the reason it fits perfectly as a buffet.

I'm not sure if I want to paint the buffet or leave it the way it is. I want to bring more color into the room, but I'm not sure how, with all the furniture being the same mid tone wood. I think now I'm leaning more towards painting my china cabinet and leaving the buffet the way it is. I have been looking for a wide stripe fabric or wrapping paper (white and any other color, I'm not sure what I want yet) to put on the back wall of the china cabinet, I haven't found any yet. I will let you know when I do.
Sorry for the sporadic posting, I hope to get back into posting more regularly.

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