Monday, March 31, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
I have made. It's because I force myself out of "craft mode" before I let myself start on a project. Craft mode is when you are SO stoked about a project and you just want to start RIGHT THEN and you rush through it and then it turns out disastrous. So I (but really, Mark made me wait. After we bought the headboard I wanted to rush home and start right away. So glad he made me chill) made myself wait one month before I started on this frame. I researched the best spray paint to use on plastic. I did everything right! I was rewarded.
I checked out a lot of spray paints and there weren't very many that specifically could be used on plastic. I finally found this Rust-Oleum metallic paint and primer spray paint that could be used on plastic. I sanded the frame after it had dried completely from washing it with soap and water and then waited about an hour between spray paint coats. This might seem like common knowledge to some people but it was huge progress for me.
Pinterest and I are starting to develop a great relationship once again.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Also like the amateur I am, I didn't take pictures at the beginning of the shower when everything was all perfect.
A huge thanks to my Aunt Kimmy and my Momma for organizing this! I had a great time. Thanks to everyone for coming and for all the gifts/moolah!
Monday, March 24, 2014
Of course this modern ball clock is in Sugarhouse. It would be a great accent in any space such as this one and for $5.00 you really cannot beat it.
You can find this clock HERE.
I love these chairs, gold and navy, beautiful. They would be awesome as statement chairs in a space like THIS.
You can find these chairs HERE.
I think chaise lounges are awesome because they practically scream "sit down on me, start reading a book and forget what you have to do the rest of the day!" I found THIS on Pinterest and I was freaking out cause it's almost the exact same chaise as the one I found on craigslist HERE.
I found this on craigslist and it immediately reminded me of THIS that I had just pinned. It would be great to stick a few pots of herbs that you are growing on your patio or something.
What a cool find on craigslist! This reclaimed wood is super popular right now. There were so many examples of this kind of bed on Pinterest and there were too many to choose from. However, I think my favorite is THIS one. You can find this bed on craigslist HERE.
This is such a gorgeous vanity you would have to be really careful with whatever you do with it like THIS. You can find this vintage vanity HERE.
So that is the best of good old CL right now! Till next time!
Friday, March 21, 2014
Alright, here are some links of things i'm loving this week and a picture I just found of my dog and I last week. I laughed out loud and I don't know why. Tucker is such a rat dog but I love the crap out of him.
Old Navy is having a 30% off sale online. I am picking up a few things to start building my garment-friendly wardrobe. More on that later.
Emily Henderson designed a pod for Snoop Dog for SXSW. I was dying of laughter at her commentary.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
So let me start this post with a disclaimer- I have no idea about anything beauty related. I think a main reason I use the stuff I do is because it's what my Mom used when I started putting on makeup. I'm at an interesting time where I am starting to figure out if the stuff I use in my beauty regimen is actually what's best. Thanks to Ulta's really lax return policy-I buy stuff, I use it, if I don't like it I take it back. This is some of the stuff I swear by now that I have experimented. I wanted to share with all my friends so that you guys can give me suggestions on what I should be adding or taking away. I hate blog posts where you "tag" people, but I would love if my fellow bloggy friends shared what they use day to day!
1. Nikki gave me this foundation primer about a month ago and I love it! My skin is a lot smoother during the day and I just feel totally hydrated throughout the day.
This was the day Mark got home from his mission and my birthday. I used the tanning lotion several times the week before he came home and this is what my legs looked like. I never went in the sun that summer and so I totally relied on this lotion. I think my legs look great!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
We aren't going anywhere but that's more than fine with me. I have so much crap that needs to get done this week that i'm fine just staying home! Plus it is the last time we will be living at home for this long for the rest of our lives, that's a pretty freakin weird thought.
Ok, here are some pictures about life lately.
So, I was walking home the other day and I tripped over a crack in the side walk and my ankle totally bent in half and made a huge loud popping noise. I was on the ground crying and wanting to barf and like ten people that were around did nothing. So stupid, i'm still really bitter. So I limped my way to a bench. I am pretty sure it's just a really bad sprain despite what other people say. (Apparently sprains shouldn't be hurting badly almost a week later) The whole night Mark made me ice for twenty minutes, rest for twenty, ice for twenty, rest. I was a huge baby about it.
Seriously, can you see how swollen my ankle is? I lived in fear this whole day my Jr High kids would notice my solitary cankle and never forget it.
This was today after my Mom, Aunt and I went shopping for almost eight hours. You can't tell how bruised my ankle is in this picture but let me tell you, it's not ok. I hope that it will stop hurting soon but that requires me to stay out of malls....so there is no end in sight. Ok, I think this blog has enough ankle pictures for it's life.
Here is a rare selfie but Mark was icing my ankle and I was bored. This was about ten minutes before food poisoning or something kicked in. It was TERRIBLE! I tried a fried chicken meal from Macey's and let me just say.....NEVER AGAIN! Also I was really self conscious that my roots were showing so badly this day and I realize now you can barely see them. Hmmmmm....
K, let me roast engagement pictures for a minute.
I'm kind of freaking out about our session on Saturday because I realized, I hate engagement pictures! I hate "serious" engagement poses. It is literally the happiest time of your life and you are both gonna look like you haven't pooped in a month?
Also, I am terrified of awkward poses. I have awkward body movements in general (seriously, don't look at my fingers when I type) so I am a little nervous that our photographer will pose us all cute and I will do something weird right before she takes the picture.
Also, why do engagement pictures require so much sexual tension?
Ok, I hate kissing engagement pictures. Mark and I are among the population of people that do not look good kissing. Plus when you add in serious kissing, it's a problem. Also, I hate the forehead kissing in any picture. Another pose I hate is when the groom is like solemnly looking at the bride while she is being a model. Be grateful you aren't my wedding photographer.
And one more thing, PEOPLE NEED TO STOP. A lot of good came from the invention of Pinterest but a loooooooottt of terrible came from it too.
Basically, if I feel like I need to tweet something wedding related, I don't and I post it on that blog and I keep Ben Fordham happy.
Have a good week!