Thursday, August 30, 2012

nest necklaces

I also made some more nest necklaces. 
They are a big hit at the farmers market!
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1 pearl

2 pearls

3 pearls

polyvore necklaces

Morning, I made some necklaces last night. I really like how they turned out!
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I can make any shape/color/design. I do take requests!

Monday, August 27, 2012

foggy iowa

it was such a foggy morning

collar bedazzle

This weekend I also did an upcycle on a Banana Republic collared shirt from Goodwill

I bought these buttons from Walmart

I had to clip off the backs of them so they would lay flat. then I used jewel washable glue, so hopefully I can wash it and they stay. Fingers crossed

Finished project! I really really like it.

diy laundry detergent

I've been "going organic" and I blame my sister in law for rubbing off on me. To me honest, it's fun!
I decided to make my own laundry detergent with her recipe!
The recipe is 2 cups grated soap. 1 cup washing soda. 1 cup borax. Use 2 tablespoons when washing.

grated soap! I used Dove "summer care" I didn't hurt myself either. (shocking)

I needed an air tight container with a handle, so I bought a pitcher.

I really like it! It smells good, and it will be cheaper in the long run.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

rain boots

beautiful rainy day in iowa

red shirt & jeans

Good morning! I had a plan to wake up and get into fierce clean mode. I should never had turned on Hulu. America's Next Top Model has a college cycle... YES!
Anyways, this is what I wore last night. Pay no attention to the light switch.

Sorry, I have no idea why it is so blurry. I'm doing this on the laptop, there must be a size issue.

  • The red top is Mossimo brand, from Target. I bought from Goodwill
  • bracelet is from Urban Outfitters
  • my necklace Urban Outfitters?
  • Gray jeans from Heritage
  • ring was a gift
  • shoes from younkers

And now we watch Season 2 of Grimm. I'm lazy...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

bracelet holder

Also, this weekend I put together a bracelet holder that I desperately needed. I'm not one to buy bracelets. Mostly because I don't have anywhere to put them. We are pretty tight for space in our apartment. 

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It was very easy to make and took about 10 minutes.

I used the only wrapping paper I had. Paper towel cardboard, a cd thingy? tape, scissors, and glue.

This part took the longest. 

Then a quick glue job!


baby shower outfit

I had my cousins baby shower this Sunday and thought what a perfect time to wear my maxi dress.

My dress is from Urban Outfitters. Bracelets from Forever 21. Shoes from Famous Footwear, they are American Eagle. Necklace from Charlotte Russe. Earrings from Avon?

Also, on unrelated news. My roses are coming back.

This is the story of my "garden" 


black skull shirt

This weekend I finally got to wear my diy cut out skull shirt!

This is the shot of my full outfit.

I cut an old shirt of mine. I need to make a stencil or something to make it easier and cleaner.

Any ideas?

pink/white leopard toes

Good morning Mondayers! This weekend went by too quickly. Probably because I was busy/lazy all at the same time. I did however, manage to finally get my toes painted!

I'm pretty impressed on how they turned out. 
There are the colors I used + white. 
Sorry, it's hard to see. I used sparkles, hot pink, black pen, and white polish.
First step is to paint your nails half hot pink half white.

Step two is to draw your black spots

Finally, add your sparkles. I just out the sparkles where the spots are!

Voila! Pretty toes. I did it pretty quickly, but I'm ok with how they turned out.


Friday, August 17, 2012

diy nails

I love getting my nails done. However, spending $40+ every 2 weeks doesn't really fit into my budget. 
So, I have decided to do them myself and search for the best kind.

I am giving these a try and see how they do. Visually they look really good, and did not take much time. There was very little maintenance, however, I did have to file them a little because they scratched. I've had them on for 16 hours now and one fell off already. Luckily I brought the glue to work and glued it back on. So far... womp womp womp. 

Do you have any suggestions? Please leave a comment below!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Iowa State Fair

I love this time of year! The Iowa State fair. Food Food Food

Foot long corn dogs and turkey leg

We got to listen to some good music. 
No one plays the banjo anymore. It's a shame

I register these big boys!

These were carved from a chain saw. I must have

 We had such a good time at the fair. The best thing I ate was a Pickle Dawg. It was a pickle spear wrapped in ham with spicy sour cream fried!
 Food heaven...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vacation in Kansas City, MO

Good Morning! Getting back into the work routine has been rough. Which means a lot of coffee. My boyfriend and I went on a 4 night vacation to Kansas City. We did it last year and are making it a yearly tradition. Even though we would like to go more often. It's 3 hours away from us, but we keep ourselves entertained. Never a dull moment in our lives.
the view from my window.

Kansas City. and this thing is pretty neat.

The buildings close to where we stay are beautiful

We shopped until we dropped
The best part about our trips are H&M and Urban Outfitters. There are some things from Charlotte Russe too!

I realized I kind of have a thing for fountains.

Being in Kansas City, we HAD to go to Power and Lights for some drinks! We met up with friends and had a great time.

Our last day in Kansas City was a little gloomy. Iowa straight ahead was nice and sunny! Good thing to come home to.

Tonight, we go to the Iowa State Fair!