Wednesday, 26 January 2011

giveaway giveaway

be still is having a giveaway! who doesnt need {or want} a new decorative pillow? the fabric she uses is pretty amazing. 
you should probably go enter..

lila tueller designs is also having a giveaway. you wont want to miss out.
to enter go HERE and while you are there you might as well become a follower and keep stalking.
she's good, she's real good.  

Monday, 24 January 2011

weekend shmeekend.

my good friend courtney {and her hubby} hosted a game night at their cute little town home on saturday night.

thank you mafia, scum, endless rounds of BS, delicious treats and the beatty's for a wonderful time.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

a must have.

c.o. bigelow 
hand treatment..
{found at B&BW}

being a hair dresser causes my hands to shrivel up like a raisin. {no joke} my hands were starting to look like a 100 year old ladies would. they would crack and bleed constantly. yes, i sort of in the teeniest way wanted to cry. lo and behold i found my cure. not only does it feel light on my hands, it smells like pure heaven. i am a sucker for lemon, lime, pretty much any soft summery smell. i love the whole package.
it gets even better..i just found out that there is now a lemon cream body wash available. who wouldnt mind a little bit of heaven in the shower?

mm. mm.

Monday, 17 January 2011

lets get organized.

i needed something for my fabric that would be easily accessible.
these babies were stashed in my parents storage room..i knew i had to find them a home.

they definitely beat the big black garbage bag that i'd have to dig through pretty much every day.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

take a plain wall..

and turn it in to something fabulous.

i like to decorate at a low cost. i like to keep everything within a budget.
i feel like this way my imagination gets a jump start, it forces me to find things around my home that i can up-cycle or re-use. 

my sisters house was in major need of a face lift, let the fun begin!
sorry for the bad picture quality, i only had my camera phone available.

everything we used in this room were things already lying around the house that didnt have a set home.
the branch was from a neighbors amazing curly-willow tree, the bird house came from my parents house, the urn {yes, i did just say urn} was a gift {yep, a gift..its pretty!} the books are many many years old probably from my parents, & the table is from my parents.
everything there was pretty much free! {for us anyways}

words of advice: before you go out and buy something to decorate your home, take a gander around your home and see if there is anything that could have potential elsewhere. for me, it works 95% of the time.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

my corner round 3

this may be one of my favorite spots in my bedroom. 
its my place to create, reminisce & get inspired.

now, all i need is a chair :)

Monday, 10 January 2011

a beautiful find.

you can only imagine the excitement i had to contain when i found this rug.
my sister and i went in to our local home fabrics {which never fails me} to get fabric for my window curtains.
they have quite a large selection of rugs, i told myself i'd only get one if it was cheaper than $60.. dream big, i thought.
i eyed this beauty and had my sister look at the tag, i was obviously going to be heart broken if it read higher than $60.
to my surprise she read $49.99!
what?! it had been marked down from $90 to $49.99
you bet i got it! 

you can never go wrong with a bold black&white.
i cant wait to take pictures of this beauty in its new home. 
you. just. wait.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

no time for sleep.

lately i have been super busy with school and work.
there is no time in between but although i am gone 11 hours out of my day, i just cant seem to stop.
there is no time to sleep. only time to create.
yes, i love it that much.

i needed to spice up my window seat just a bit.
i am all for girly..
this is what i created
for the fabric i used muslin so the total cost for this project was only $12.
what a steal!

Monday, 3 January 2011

a new itch.

i have been having a hay day teaching myself how to really work photoshop. 
thanks to my sisters friend sara, she gave me another opportunity to make a blog header.
here is what i came up with.

i might be in love with the second one.
the more i have been learning how to work everything, the more i get in to it.
thank you photoshop!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

lets reflect.

landon and i were officially together september 19, 2008.
after those first awkward months of not really knowing what would really become of our relationship, i knew we had to start documenting our lives together somehow. 
on january 19 of 09' we took our first visit to the local kmart to take our very first photo-booth pictures.
we then found ourselves there once a month on that exact date. 

those first few months we were pretty dedicated. we started to slack off a bit but would try to go every few months. i'm pretty positive we were the only ones keeping that little photo-booth in business.
in january of 10' we walked in to kmart and that photo-booth was gone.
i think a part of my heart shattered.
i have yet to find a photo-booth that was as ancient as the one we would go to. 
it just made me even more grateful for the pictures that we have. 
one day we will continue the tradition, until then we can reflect on these.
 what a beautiful life.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

new header.

i figured now that its a new year i could start with a new do for the blog.
i just started learning how to do the basics in photoshop.
not too shabby for my first header, right?
i might just get a little too over excited because now i just want to create more and more.

it took me a while but i think i'm pretty secure on the new title.
perfectly prim and improper. 
girly and realistic? 
its me to a T.