Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DIY- Reindeer Door Decor

Hi everyone, I know it's been forever. I have been a crafting maniac lately and I wanted to share one of my favorite diy's with you. It is easy and inexpensive and it adds a bit of uniqueness to your front door.  This diy could be a great gift idea for anyone this holiday season. This diy was inspired from this Reindeer wreath.  I loved the wreath, but with my glass storm door I can not have something to wide and I love using things I can get from the thrift store.

Materials Needed:
White paint
Gold spray paint
red paint
White and gold material
Reindeer paper mold
gold trim
white pompom trim
Modpodge glue
foam brush
hot glue gun

First, the reindeer can be purchased at Joann fabrics. It was $9.88 with 30% off. I am sure they have it at other craft stores.  The frame was a thrift store find for $2. Honestly, the hard part for me was deciding the frame size I wanted to use. I decided on the smaller frame, because I felt like the deer was more of the focal point.

Second, paint your frame white and use Modpodge to glue the fabric to the underside of the frame. I applied glue to the back and the front of the material to make sure it was coated. I picked fabric that coordinated with my black front door. Also,  spray paint your deer gold during this time.

Third, screw the backside and the frame together.  Using a screw from each side, wrap the gold trim around and tighten.  This will hold your trim in place and be used to hang your frame.

Fourth,  using your hot glue gun adhere the deer to the frame. You can add a red nose or leave it plan. I put a little red glitter on mine.

Fifth, you will glue your trim to the antlers. Let it dry and it is ready to hang. I love it!!! I haven't decorated the front yet or left this wreath out because it is a tad early, but I wanted to share in case anyone wanted to make their own.

 I love it and can't wait to put it out after Thanksgiving.

I will be trying to post a few diys a week and some will be gift ideas for the holidays. I love to make people gifts, it makes it more personal to me.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Working Out Your Style

Hi everyone! Well most of you know that I was a running maniac this past summer and fall. This winter has been a bust for running because the temps were just to cold. I was pretty bummed because I felt like I really enjoyed my running time because it was my "me" time.  I could have joined a gym, but I prefer to run outside rather than a treadmill. Recently, I took a class that has reminded me that I need to actually schedule "me" time, whether that is running, blogging, or reading. Most of those things I try to squeeze into my life, rather than actually scheduling them and then they don't happen. It's hard because these are really things I do for me. I feel like as parents we give so much to everyone and slowly forget about the things we enjoyed. So, I am really glad I took this class, it has giving me inspiration. It has been in the 50's and 60's which feels like a heat wave and is perfect running weather. Even though I feel like I am starting over and my body is sore, every time I run I feel so good.
This is not a fabulous style post, but one focused on your work-out style. I have noticed the trend that pretty much any store has work-out wear. You can find work-out wear for many price points, from Forever 21 to Lululemon. I don't have a specific place I shop for work-out wear, but I do tend to shop at Marshalls because they have brands I like for cheaper. I usually wear my workout clothes through out the evening, so I like to wear pieces that I can throw on with a jacket and go on errands. (Unless I am crazy sweaty)

This would be a outfit typical for my work-out style.

Nike Dri- Fit Top

Nike Allover Print Women's Leggings

Bright Asics
Do you have a specific brand for your work-out wear?

Linking up at Monday Mingle and Visible Monday .

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Over-all this weather

AE Denim Overalls ,
Hi everyone, since my last post, my birthday came and went.  My husband, Ryan, gave me these fabulous Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses. I have been wanting a pair of aviators for awhile, but I couldn't find a pair that fit my small face.  The pair he bought for me are perfect. I think it was so thoughtful that he took our daughter and they picked them out together. Recently, a trend that I noticed making a comeback is "the overall". I used to own a sweet pair from the Gap. My Gap overalls are one of those things that I am so mad that I gave them away.  I was pumped on a recent trip to Madewell, I came across their Park Overalls. I think this is a great look for the spring and summer,  but the price point is high at $148.00.

Madewell Park Overalls
So, I got to looking for a pair that fit my criteria.  My criteria includes a worn wash, loose fitting, and no belt loops(weird I know). Well, I happy to tell you I found this great pair from American Eagle for 1/3 the price.  (and I love them better than the Madewell overalls).

Ray-Ban Avaitor Sunglasses

Is there an item that you donated or gave away that you wish you still had?

Linking up at Monday Mingle , The Pleated Poppy,  and Transatlantic Blonde.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Up the Amp

Hi, everyone! I don't know about you guys, but I am glad the weekend is here. I have a few things to post. First, this past weekend I got a new lipstick from Mac called, Up the Amp. For me, a new lipstick shade is a great addition to any assemble. This bright shade gives me hope that spring will soon be here.

MAC: Up the Amp

Second, most of you guys that read my blog know that I am trying to grow out my hair.  I haven't cut it yet in 2 1/2 months, so my mullet is getting long. In the past when I have tried to grow my hair out, I usually keep getting the back trimmed. This time I am using my mullet to my advantage. I actually have been twisting up the back and bobby pinning it up. Some of the back pieces still hang down, but it gives the illusion of my hair being longer. This style might be an idea for those gals that have told me they are also growing their hair out.


Lastly, I have wanted an anorak jacket for a while. I purchased this Xhilration jacket from Target for less than $50.00. What I love about the jacket is the leather quilting detail and it is more form fitting. Many of the anorak jackets I have tried on seem very large and boxy, so I am glad I held out for this one. So, a score for Target!
 Xhilaration Anorak Jacket

Do you change your lipstick for different seasons? What shade will you wear this spring?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Polyvore outfit challenge: Modcloth

Hi everyone! I was excited to be asked to participate in Polyvore's weekly outfit challenge with Modcloth. When I heard it was for Modcloth, which I adore, I was so excited to participate. The highlight of my collage is Modcloth 's Classic Stunner Dress in Floral.  This dress is fabulous all by itself, but my style tends to be casual. So, many of the pieces I combined with the dress would lend itself to my casual style. I came up with at least 8 different outfit combinations from this one collage. I am sure there could be many more.

   Outfit 1                        Outfit 2                     Outfit 3                         Outfit 4     
1, 6,7                          1,5,6,7.                      1,4,6,8                          1,2,5,6,8

Outfit 5                    Outfit 6                     Outfit 7                        Outfit 8
1,3,6,7                     1,3,6,8                     1,5,6,8                          1,4,6,7

1.   Classic Stunner Dress in Floral   2. All's Fair in Love and Wharf Tee 3. Academia Ahoy Blazer 4. Brighten Up Circle Scarf in Deep Blue 5. Foxy Moxie Belt 6. Cube as Can Be Earrings 7. Seychelles All Dressed Up Heel 8. Prospectress Boot

Which outfit assemble would be your favorite?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cold Temps, Hot Hue

Hi everyone! It was finally warm enough to wear my new Franco Sarto red flats I just purchased at Marshalls. Perfect timing for Valentine's Day.  I love this pop of color and they will get lots of wear and tear this spring and summer. I paired them with my Merona plaid blazer that I thrifted. It seems like the nautical look will be in full effect this spring, but I think it's always a classic look. My hair update is that it has been exactly two months of growth. I think it has grown between an 1 1/4 inch and 1/12 inch. Which is fabulous, because I have read that usually your hair grows a half an inch to one inch a month.  I have been styling it in a few different ways, which I will show soon, but today I just left it au naturel.  Growing my hair out is a process, since it was so short to begin with. I think the really awkward look will be happening soon. Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend and I have to get back to helping my kids make their Valentines.

These are a few pairs of red pointed toe flats I fancied.

Old Navy Sueded D'Orsay Flats

DJPremium Red Flats

Chinese Laundry Encino Cherry Flat

Do you have a red pair of flats? Have any great plans for the weekend?

Linking up at Monday Mingle, The Pleated Poppy ,and What I Wore Wednesday.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stir Crazy for Some Sales

Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. With these freezing temperatures my outfits are all the same and involve snow boots. So, I am sure like myself, you guys are looking forward to warmer temperatures. While you are stir crazy inside there are some fabulous sales to check out for some spring and summer items. ASOS.com  has a great sale selection and up to 70% off. Hopefully, my new jumpsuit I ordered for Spring will soon arrive.

1. ASOS Shorts with Scallop Hem  2. ASOS Shift Playsuit with PU Collar 3.ASOS Jumpsuit with Front Zipper 4. ASOS Lattice Side Cut-Out Bandeau  5. ASOS Striped Cut-Out Bandeau Swimsuit

Do you have a favorite ?