Saturday, December 29, 2012

cityscape crafting

Cityscape on canvas:

I also made a wreath for the new year using some yarn, an old christmas ornament, and some magazine clippings... a very simple and easy process!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


santas lil helper :)


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

nail pudding

Christmas Pudding, anyone?
You could also add some gems to this look, or switch up the colors to add flare! I love the polka dots, and it was quite easy to create the "dripping" effect of the ring finger design!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The smell of Christmas

I have almost finished burning my last fall scented candle (minus a few leaves candles... obviously!), so it was time for a trip to Bath and Body Works to pick up some Christmas/New year holiday scents.
And, I have to be honest - I wasn't too impressed with the selection this year.
Mahogany Teakwood (there was another one too, I forget the name) smelled like cologne. That was one of the better scents actually, but not quite what I had in mind...
They also had a Fireside scent that LEGIT smelled like campfire.
again, it smelled ok but wasn't what I was looking for.
They also had a handful of Balsam and Peppermint scents...
Needless to say, I almost decided to go somewhere else for my Christmas candles...
I decided on Marshmallow Fireside (smelled similar to Fireside, only there is a sweetness to it that warms the scent up and smells like roasting mallows!) and Twinkling Nights (which I can't really describe without cheating and using the description. lol).
It reminded me of a scent that someone who is no longer here used to enjoy (Sensual Amber - which I always keep a candle of... just for her), except this is a bit more fruity than the musky, patchouli fragrance of the former.
While I'm still not completely sold, I'm anxious to burn them and see how good the throw is. It's also my first White Barn candle from this line - and I've heard great things! I'm hoping to avoid shitty pools like some of the 3 wick candles from BBW.
I also swooped a Wallflower for the bedroom, and a hand lotion to throw in my purse for the dry, winter air!


Friday, December 14, 2012

secret santa swap

Of course we're having a christmas party for work this year...
and of course every attendee needs to bring a gift.
I'm never very good at choosing a gift for someone I don't know.
I spent a bit more than the alotted amount - and it's a pretty cliché gift, but oh well...
 I still think it's cute :)
A Christmas Night In...
Complete with:
One reindeer mug
One "reindeer treats" plate
Hot chocolate with marshmallows
Chocolate chip cookies
One vanilla scented candle
One cheesy Christmas themed 4 film collection

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

flower girl

I busted out my white Victoria Secret cords, and paired them with a loose flowery top.

Since my top half was so girly (accessorized with white flower earrings and a huge pink flower ring), I decided to opt for a pair of my shimmer oxford flats for an overall comfy, but cute outfit :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

the color of grace

I couldn't wait to try this lip gloss by philosphy... a pretty pink color that is a bit more sheer than i imagined. While it's a bit sticky (which I don't particularly enjoy), it's a nice color to pinken up your pout on those days you don't feel like doing a whole lot!
...and who could ignore the packaging! it's a great size gloss to keep in your purse, or slide in your pocket for a quick, on the go shine.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

sex and the city

"....she called up and came to me
Covered in rain
And as the clothes spun
We spooned
and I knew I was through
When I said, "I love you"

Friday evening we've been drinkin'
2 AM I swear I might propose
But we close the tab,
Split a cab,
call each other up when we get home
Falling asleep
To the sound..
of sirens..."

John Mayer - City Love

Friday, December 7, 2012

a class act

.Black and White.
.Pearl necklace.
.Bold lip.
.nuff' said.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

details in the fabric

I see you
I hear you.

I'm not sure if you're listening, or speaking...

I see you
I hear you.

I don't know what happened.

They weren't there.

You were.

We both were.

so for that reason,
and for so much more...

I will always see you
I will always hear you
I will always miss you.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

VS Fashion Show 12'

I'm probably much more excited about this than I should be.
Nothing is more motivating and inspiring than the furosity and beauty these women exude!
~ and from the highlights, there are some absolutely fabulous looks~
Also, they say Rih Rih will be a musical guest!!

the new black

I adore this store ♥


Monday, December 3, 2012

frosty nail art

Christmas Nails
For an added "oomph" to this simple Christmas look - you could embellish each nail, or paint a silver glitter polish over the non decorated nails!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

everyday neutral eye

There's a contest going on - which I would normally ignore.
I'm sure I won't win - but I decided to enter anyways.
As mentioned, I never do things like this... I'm just not a lucky person in that aspect.
I never gamble, or play the lotto, or buy scratch offs because I don't win, so I'd rather save my time, money, and energy.
This time though, all I had to do was take a picture of a certain beauty "theme" - and post it.
Easy enough.
There are three weeks that each hold three different themes.
I don't know if I will enter each week, but it was something different - and fun - to try!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

shade addict

I've always been a fan of sunglasses, and now that I live in a climate where it is sunny all year I get to utilize them <3

Right now, I have them in a big mess hanging up and shades randomly strewn throughout the house ;-) .... one of these days I will get around to creating some organization for my collection of sunnies and share with you!!

Friday, November 30, 2012


sneak peek of our holiday pics! Can't wait to get them back!


Love my handful of onesie jammies <3

Thursday, November 29, 2012

building MN

Just a few of the buildings and lines from MN...

I loved this building.
It reminded me of the Walt Disney Castle!

This museum was so neat! It had a staircase that played music as you took each step!
I really felt like a kid inside!

I enjoyed the views of old buildings intertwined with new, and the textures and reflections that played off of each other.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

lil lush pud

lush pud

Lush says:

"Looking like a miniature traditional Christmas pudding, smelling of marzipan and full of lovely goodies like lemon peel powder, clove powder, aloe vera extract and rose absolute, this ballistic will leave you feeling peace and goodwill towards all. And whilst you were blissed out in the smell, that aloe vera extract will have been soothing and bringing clam to your winter skin.

This ballistic is a Christmas institution with our staff and customers alike. We have been making it now for more than 10 years, with people coming back each December just to buy it.
It’s a little bit of tradition that we hope never goes out of fashion.

Shares the same fragrance as our Xmas number one – Snowcake soap."

With the holidays upon us, I figured I would reveiew an item I received from last years christmas line (I know, I will try to be better about getting stuff up!)

I like this bath bomb... it isn't beautiful in the tub, but it smells great and feels great too! They were correct on the scent - like snowcake soap - it's strong and quite a "comfort food" smell, which I don't typically enjoy - but it's definitely good for Christmas time, and indulging yourself in a treat once in a while!

Beware - it has tendencies to stain your tub faintly... nothing that isn't a quick wipe off - but the brown color can be quite a turn off for some, so I thought I would mention it.

*I don't think these are available this year. Lush has all of their Christmas products available on the website now, and this must not have made it for return! If you love snowcake soap and want to try this product, usually there are ebay sellers who hold products - these don't necessarily go bad - so that's always an option to check out if you can't get your hands on products from an older line that are no longer available on the website!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

turkey day 12'

*gobble gobble*

 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

We woke up early to get our food going, listening to the new Rih Rih album with football on the tube. We had a few drinks, and literally I had all the candles in the house going :-)

...after dinner we snuggled down to watch a movie together with a slice of apple pie!

One of my favorite Thanksgiving memories with my sister was the year we drank so much Lambrusco... we couldn't stop laughing. It was such a good time. So for me, it's kind of a tradition to have a few glasses of it for my homie :)

We also woke up early on Friday and did some Black Friday shopping
we scored on some really good deals!