Tuesday, September 25, 2012

fall is here

I'm sure you can tell by now that Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it, the colors, the weather, the smells. THE FASHION!

 Today is my last day wearing these, time for them to retire!

this is love.

Monday, September 24, 2012

fall centerpiece finished

Finally, I am getting so close to getting the things I wanted done for fall. The most important was the dining table, because it's the first thing you see when you walk in our apartment.
start of the project
the pumpkins, squash, pine cones, orange candles, place mats are all from Dollar General. I seriously love that place. 

lazy weekend

I partied too hard Friday... so this is what I did all day Saturday and Sunday.

my boyfriend's friend came over, instead of putting on makeup I threw these on. That's how lazy I was

formal night

The last "Bike Night" was Friday, and it was "Formal Night" according to us!

 I wore my red dress from Forever21. Chanel scarf. Knee high socks. Boots

this is my best friend. she is a babe <3

Friday, September 21, 2012

pointy nails

I think I finally found a nail kit that I'm going to like. I've been trying different ones, with no luck. start of my search I picked up this kit from Walmart last night

It was first time doing it, so they didn't turn out perfect. The kit has what a salon would have! I think I found the mother ship. Walmart has a brand "Kiss" but after some online reviews Nailene was the best one.

I went with the pointy look!


I did my nails and toes last night. Which makes it for a typical Thursday. Although, Parks and Rec and The Office were on, so it made it better!

Monday, September 17, 2012

more Fall decor

I have continued to decorate our apartment all warm and cozy.

All I did to make these were print off big letters. Cut them out. Bought the frames at Dollar General all were under $2.00. I already had the background paper. I had some leaf stamps I wanted to incorporate. You can barely see that in the picture, but it looks really good!

Hell is a laundromat

I had to wash my comforters, so this weekend I went to the laundromat. First, I get there and I get starred down by everyone there. Second, I forgot my laundry detergent. I packed up my comforters, went home, came back. All the washers were full by the time I came back. I sat there while kids ran around, pushing chairs around, trying to eat my Cheez-its. 
Let me just say, it was Hell.

bed is done

Good morning. Our bed is finally done. Meaning, Fall sheets are on. I had the brown conformer already, but I needed new pillow cases to match the headboard.

This is my favorite place in the world. Wish I was there now.

Friday, September 14, 2012

diy headboard

Good morning! It is cold and gloomy here again in Iowa. Which effects my mood :'( Last night I made a headboard for the bed. It needed to match the orange chair I added, the most important. I think it turned out really good, considering I want to change the bedspread for fall anyways.

(Hoppity likes it)


You will need a stapler. "Ultra Steel" from Walmart. It is very scary to use.

All I used was a display board. I had to get two so it would be long enough. The fabric was also from Walmart

Fold the corners!

I really like this super easy, cute, fun way to "spruce" up a room

Thursday, September 13, 2012

fall decor pt 3

I made this for the kitchen table to continue my fall decor. I picked up the acorns in my parents' yard, but I need to add more to it. I had this vase at home with fake flowers already in it. And the fall flowers are from Dollar General.

cozy nook

When I got home from work yesterday, I got a wild hair. I decided to move my favorite chair from the living room into the bedroom. It didn't really fit in the living room of our apartment, but it's my favorite piece! 

I can't wait to sit, read a book, and take a nap in it this winter


My momma bought me booties! They are exactly what I wanted. Yes, I am a girly girl

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

casual day

One of the perks to my job, is that we don't have to "dress up." So when I actually wear something that is not sweatpants, it's a miracle! Also, I have to stand on my tip toes to take a picture in the mirror...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dentist/shop outing

After the weekend I had, I was happy to have a dentist appointment/shop outing with my mother yesterday. We both needed an extra day to recupe ;) 
 Capris are from Goodwill. Plaid shirt, and yellow cardigan from H&M. Ring was a gift. Owl necklace was a gift from Fossil (I think?) Red shoes from Walmart

I did my nails before the weekend too!

Iowa/ISU weekend

I had such a fun weekend with a handful of my girlfriends. We made the 2 hour drive to Iowa City to watch the Hawkeyes vs Cyclones! I have lived in both Cedar Rapids and Ames, therefore, I root for both. As long as it's a good game. I did not stop laughing the entire time I was there. Yes, that is my tailgating shirt "I'm just there for the party" I just cut a Goodwill t shirt up and painted on it.

I got the pleasure to spend time with my best friend who lives too far away from me now :( We got to cuddle and pee our pants with each other. <3

blue/sparkle toes

Did my toes this weekend! They turned out a little Spring, but they are pretty.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

fall decor pt. 2

I am so excited for fall, I can't stand it. I'm ready for sweaters, scarves, and jeans! I decided to make a fall wreath for our door in the apartment. 
This is too pretty to put on the door that no one will see. 
So, it went on the wall in the living room.

Iowa/ISU bracelets

It is that time of the year for college football, so I decided to make some Iowa Hawkeye/ISU bracelets. I'm going to try and sell some at the market! I haven't made bracelets like this since high school. 
I just pop on the TV and go to town.


This weekend I helped my boyfriend's mom with her garage sale. It was a lot of fun, she even let me take home whatever I wanted. FREE CLOTHES! It was such a nice day out, and by that, I mean it wasn't hot. I am so over summer. I knew it was going to be the only day I put make up on. Pay no attention to the weird pose. 

ps. my boyfriend hates those shoes. womp womp

fall decor

What a nice long weekend I had! I would have liked to check a few more things off my list, but watcha gonna do! The first thing I made was the start of my Fall decor.

I went to the park in town and stole some things! Then I spray painted the leaves with some gold and tied them with a string. It turned out better than I thought.