Tuesday, December 28, 2010

..Happy Holidays..

I hope everyone had a great Christmas this year.  I sure did.  I am lucky to be surrounded by really loving and awesome friends and family, so it doesn't come as a surprise.  This year Mike and I even put up a tree.  Actually, we dug up a tree so it can be planted back later, and I made and borrowed most of the decorations.  I made some super cute paper mache & wine cork mushrooms and a star for the top...

borrowed my Mom's nesting bird..
bought a short string of pine cone shaped lights, and ta da!
 Ain't it cute, obviously this pic was from before Santa came : )
And I thought I would share the Christmas gift that I painted for Mike's grandmother.  It is of his grandparents when they were just teenagers.  I was really happy with the result, and she seemed to really like it!  I hope to do more painting this year, though I always say that after I finish a project, but this time I really mean it
  And here is an outfit post for you're enjoyment that I have been too busy to post for a while.
I can't wait for the new year, don't forget to start thinking up your new year resolutions now!

*sweater&skirt ~ jcpenny
*shirt&shoes ~ target
*tights ~ walmart

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

..loving layers..

I know, don't we all. One of the things I miss right away in the summer months is the ability to comfortably add several pieces to give an article of clothing new life. I love this little boy plaid shirt that I thrifted.  I need to add more of these classic plaid shirts to my wardrobe.  I find myself gravitating towards the 'boy's club' look.  I have always had a bit of tomboy engraved into me :)
purse, jacket, scarf & shirt- thrifted vitage
cardigan- delia*s
jeans- old navy
shoes- target
necklace- from Mom

Oh yeah, here is my Holiday Movie pick for today..."The Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, who's style in this movie is too cute.  If you aren't familiar, this is the movie that "You've got Mail" was based from!  And, if you can't put you're finger on it, the shop owner is, of course, the Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

..stripes & florals..

I am a huge fan of mixing floral and stripes, so cute.  I made this collection a while back.  Thought I'd share.  Add a pair of tights to the mix and I could wear these items all year round.
Click on the picture if you want to see where you can get these items.  Unfortunately it is mostly out of my price range, c'est la vie.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

..short hair & catching up..

I can't believe I have gotten so far behind.  Umm, actually I can.  We have some hectic weeks behind us, and probably more ahead.  And, Oh, on top of everything, my laptop has failed :(  Needless to say, it has put a hitch in keeping up with my cyber life.  I admit it, I am an internet junkie.  However, last night was the first time in a while that my hubby and I had a computer-free night where we could snuggle and watch a movie without making room for my typing arm or getting a crick in my neck. Tonight I am going old school, and retreating to the old PC.  Not quite as efficient, but I have got to get some stuff going on here.
A couple of weeks ago I felt I needed a change of style, so I grabbed the scissors and started chopping and here is my outcome.  I am always a bit out of my league when cutting my own hair, but I think I did alright, I have gotten lots of compliments anyway, so not too bad, huh?