Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Pretty sure the point of shopping at Christmas is for others.  But thanks to JCHOKIE I got a coupon for Banana Republic Outlet and thought I'd pop up there for a new pair of jeans few Christmas gifts.  I came home with no jeans gifts for others, but I did get some items for me....selfish much?  Maybe- deserving-sure why not.  (I can give any excuse to clothes shop-it is for WORK people!!)  Ask me to go out for a fun night on the town-I can't find anything cute to wear.  Ask me to dress for work-easy peasy.

Ok, so not so sure this goes together-but you tell me.  I'm  not great with colors that aren't matchy matchy and I know matchy matchy isn't HELP
Basically it is gray with some mustard yellow and black.  I thought if I paired it up with gray pants (below) it would be pretty with a pop of pink?  Or do I have this all wrong?
I found a cute basic black shirt that I paired up with a necklace that I already owned and thought that was a staple piece (hence my excuse to buy it)

And then two cute shirts-one sweater paired up with a great Stella & Dot necklace and a navy blue shirt I thought I could wear to work or with jeans and maybe that pink sweater above-thoughts???

Here is everything put together..

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Yeah, I might have stuttered when I heard that Hammond was going to build me
S-H-U-T-T-E-R-S.  Say what?  Did I drop enough hints that he finally figured out how much I was DYING for him to build them for me?  Did I hint enough that shutters would make our house look pretty F-L-Y???? (As seen HERE)  Or was he just sick and tired of me always mentioning it was the project he would never do?  Whatever the case my nagging desire for shutters is being fullfilled as we speak peeps!

Here are a few sneak peak pictures.  While he's outside slaving away, I'm nice and warm in the house with my feet propped up dreaming about my house....(Yes, he got the short end of the stick in this marriage!)

This is the first shutter-still needs primed and painted

I'm sure he's wishing it was a beer in his hand and not a water

And b/c I am me, his shirt made me laugh...tuna fishing-really???
No shutter
What it will look like (minus black paint)
I'll try and be a better blogger and keep this updated with progress.  I'm so excited!!!  Merry Christmas to ME!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday wreath-Yes or No

A few weeks back I saw this cutie pie on Pinterest and figured, "Heck, I can do that." 

Then along came Thanksgiving, and then the first week of December and I realized I hadn't even attempted to make this sucker yet.  So I ran around Charleston looking for three graduated sized wreaths.  Do you know how hard that is?  Stupid hard.  And to find them all in the same "style?"  Forget about it.  So I settled (I really hate that word) on three wreaths from the dreaded Wally World.  I also picked up some styrofoam, a scarf, gloves (I wanted mittens but couldn't find any) and some fabric glue.

After spending an hour and downing a beer (Love Blue Moons) I had had enough of trying to glue the friggin' felt to the darn styrofoam.  So I took a break and went and saw "Breaking Dawn" with my buddy Hope.  (Check out her awesome blog HERE)

I came back after being in love with Edward and decided, perhaps felt wasn't the way to go.  I would try spray painting my little top hat for frosty.  We'll see how well it will live up to the elements of outside.

So here is the final product.  I'd give myself a C+.  Not sure how you are to keep the wreaths from looking like ovals instead of circles.  And I still need to spruce up his top hat with a little red ribbon and maybe something cute like the bird on top like my inspiration picture.  If anyone has any suggestions, I am totally open to them.  Seriously...

I decided that I am much more of a buyer than a maker.  I find much more satisfaction in buying products than I do in making them myself.  Is my severe lack of patience a contributor to that?  You betcha it is.....

Looking back at this final picture and my inspiration picture I change my grade to a D.  HELP