Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gotta Get Mah Craftin' In!

Anyone who knows me well enough or who can get the gist of this blog, knows I love me a craft! My dilemma lately has been squeezing any kind of crafting in between working 40 hours per week, taking care of our household, trying to finish my degree at UF, and all the while trying to make sure I'm still a fun mommy and wife... PHEW!

I've finally found something that takes very little time but yields delightful results (I think). I had made little rose rings and hair pins from scrap booking supplies a while back and gave out a few but they seemed to lack pizzaz. I searched and found some fixtures that caught my eye and accomplished the look I was going for:

Pink Rosettes

Crisp Coral

Crisp White

Aqua Crisp

Aqua Coral 
(Nail polish: Skull & Glossbones, OPI)

All the rings are the same dimensions as the one pictured on my hand and they're all adjustable to most sizes. I have a few more variations of the colors you see here. The earrings are a dainty size, not overwhelming. I just love these color combos for spring/summer and I hope to do them in deeper tones for fall/winter. If you like what you see, check out my Etsy store and if you follow my blog you can get 20% off your order with the code: PRIMFOLLOWER.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quick Tip, Surprises, and Nail Polish

I had a movie date set up with my good mommy friend, Beth, to see Bridesmaids today. My daughter was going to her grandparents for the afternoon and chose a very cute Gymboree shirt to wear. While the shirt is adorable, it's also a pain because the flower on the back always comes out of the dryer looking like a blob. Well, I did not have time to iron it and I usually stay away from the iron in general because I have been known to singe clothes in the past. I was doing my hair and had a stroke of genius: I was using my straightener anyway so I took my daughter's shirt off her and quickly "straightened" the bow and sleeves of her shirt. It didn't produce a perfectly pressed shirt but it got it to look decent.
I recommend this if you are crunched for time and just need things to look "ok". Use a med/high setting on your straightener, not full blast. I only clamped the straightener on each section of the bow for a second or two and swiped it along the sleeves. 

After rushing out the door and dropping my daughter off I met my friend at the movie theater and she came in carrying a BIG box... She got me a gift "just cuz"! When people do sweet things for me I can hardly believe I deserve it, so you can imagine my surprise when I opened the box and she had gotten the tea/coffee mugs I wanted from Pier One (mentioned here)!

We barely have counter space so I may play around with where I place them, but here they stand for now : )
Can't wait to have my nightly dose of Organic Throat Coat tea tonight!
Thanks Beth, you are really too sweet!

Beth and I also share a nail polish obsession and she let me borrow her new OPI purch from the Pirates of the Caribbean line, "Skull and Glossbones". Someone is getting at home *mani*pedi* tonight : )

All in all it was a fabulous day. Bridesmaids is HI-LARIOUS, BTW.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Vacation on the Brain!

I generally get really excited, really easy.
It hasn't even been 24 hours since I booked our cruise for October and I've already wasted the evening away looking for "Cruise Wear".
I will be updating this because there are a lot more things I have in mind but for right now, at this moment, I'm obsessed with this top:

Forever 21
It has such a sexy racer back... OBSESSED. But, I never make it to the mall so I may have to rely on my sister (who works at the mall) or my BFF, Jill who lives there. Yes, I could order online but I'M CHEAP. Hehe!

I've also scoured the internet for ideas for my daughter and I have a couple projects in mind that should result in some really stinkin' cute deck dresses (get it, cruise...) but I fear if I post my ideas they won't come to fruition so I will keep them to myself for now : ) 

Oh, I also have an idea on how to fund my vacation wardrobe and I will hopefully be posting about that venture soon as well.