Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bye Bye Bye

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - asimplestart
*super cute whimsical items for a fun and creative wedding!

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Crochet Slippers, Orange White Mary Jane Janes Garden Tangerine Carrot Flower Pumpkin Vegan Brooch Terracotta Persimmon Wedding Bridal Shoes
* I love the colors and the patience it took to make these!

I have found a wonderful craft idea. Guess where i found it?

Pinterest. One of the many loves of my life.

I will say Pinterest is a mix of excitement and "oh that made me feel real stupid".

How do people do it? Should I just wander around my kitchen till I find something that stores craft ideas.

Would you be impressed? 

The wisk is gonna get turned into something soon.

Anyways - great way to store ribbon - yet again.

C.D. cases - HELLO! Psh they are old school anyway. What am I saying that N*sync trilogy will stay with me forever.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mumble Bee Giveaway!

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Atomic Attic
* Favorite items - the dog/cat beds how creative!!

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Dog hat - FOOTBALL or CHEERLEADER - choose team colors - Humorous - 2 to 20 lb pets
*This made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants AHHHH love!!!

New Giveaway! Lasts till September 11th!

Check this out by The Mumble Bee Art - Click HERE to ENTER!

Enjoy and Happy Monday!
- Natalie

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dear Autumn

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - BloominBloomers
* I wish adults could wear bloomers and not be creepy - they are just so cute!

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Cake Pops Reese's PEANUT BUTTER, Chocolate, Food, On a stick, Wedding Favor, Edibles, 1 Dozen (12) by Ploctopia
* When i go to heaven...these will definitely be there.

Dear Autumn,

Please get here soon. I am sweating way too much in the heat.

Plus your wonderful oranges, browns, and greens are totally my colors.

It's also the time where I can wear hoodies and you know how much I love hoodies.

They make me feel gangsta.

And warm.

So whenever your ready, I'm ready.

Sittin in the heat with my hoodie. Don't make me wait too long.

Love Natalie

with a fall flare by wise apple

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tutorial Thursday #5 - metal bracelet

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Eyeful
* beautiful southern photography....yes please

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Enchantment Dress beige rose lace by amandaarcher

How GREAT is this tutorial? It's simple, edgy, easy peasy and might I add cute.

Happy Thursday!
- Natalie

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where has all the time gone?

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - lauraclauson
* great mix of art, purses, and other goodies

#2 - ITEM of the DAY -Navy Gray Chiffon Flower Infinity Scarf
* This scarf makes my heart so happy - especially when I'm sweating my face off. Happier times are coming!

Now that I'm back in the grind I have a dilemma.

I am sure that every shop reaches this point of hmmmm (insert thinking bubble)

You see I started this lovely blog / shop when my other job was winding down / non existent and i had oodles of time to tweet, facebook, pinterest you name it.

Time. Not so much these days.

Did time go on vacation and not leave it's number?

How rude.

So learning to balance out what actually makes me moolah and what's lots of fun has been - interesting.

Plus it's kinda hard to blog during bachelor pad.

Priorities people. Priorities. 

Happy Wednesday!
- Natalie

Monday, August 22, 2011

Giveaway #4 Winner!

Congratulations Charissa Hakes!!

Revamped Designs stuff is amazing and if you didn't enter the giveaway make sure you check out her stuff HERE on Etsy.

#1 - SHOP of the DAY- HeadFullofFeathers
* uh duh...because who wouldn't

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Mermaid's Tail Bag - Folded Linen with Metal Strap by StarBags
* though quite pricey i love. I carry too many markers in my bag for niceness.

My only writing for today.

School started today. By the time you read this I will be engulfed in the hormonal rage that is middle school.

Prayers of any form are totally accepted.

I'll ask them about ideas for wreaths as I start my fall collection. I'm sure a Justin Bieber one will be requested.

Lord help us all.

Happy Monday!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bluetiful Treasury


#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Luxdivine
*Great Jewelry!

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Rotary Wall Mount Yellow Telephone by GallivantingGirls

Short and Sweet - My Friday Treasury. By BreatheCouture.

Blue is supposed to be the most calming color. Did it work?

It's Friday so WIN.

- Natalie

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tutorial Thursday #4 - Chip Clip

2 MORE DAYS LEFT ON THE GIVEAWAY- $20 store credit! - Click the Giveaway tab to ENTER!

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Sugarfresh
* just like the name - absolutely refreshing!

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - dolman feather mini dress (os) by brownbagvintage
*not sure if I would be brave enough for a dress but I love it

I love pinterest.

Have I said this before?

Am I one of those middle school girls who writes someone's name all over their spiral? With hearts over the I's? What? I never did that....

Well if Pinterest were a would say Mrs. Pinterest all over my hello kitty notebook cause I'm in love.

And I don't care who knows it! (does some move just pop into your head? me too)

I love it because I found this little doosy. It's the shortest tutorial ever and it involves breaking something.

Hello. Fun.

Did you not just think to yourself...Duh?

I did when I saw this! Why am I incapable of thinking of the simplest things.

I break these ALL the time and I never remember to buy chip clips. Plus you could use this anywhere in crafting to hold supplies or whatever.

The possibilities are endless. Just like chips. Can't have just one people.

Happy Thursday!
- Natalie

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Writers Block

*3 DAYS left on the GIVEAWAY - CLICK the TAB above to ENTER!*

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - theairinthebranches
* OpenHaus - vintage and more

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - chalkboard skull in jet black by iamhome
* Ok I just love cracks me up!

So I finally had that day. That day where i had nothing to say.

Look a rhyme. Thanks Dr. Seuss.

See why I put the skull...I forgot. And you thought I never tied things in.

But really I started back up to my "real job" and whew getting back into a routine is killer and I thinked it sucked all my smart ideas out for the day.

I will say though that getting to have this blog and checking up on it is a great refresher from what I do normally.

So thanks guys. That's all I got.

Oh. And enjoy this. It's hump day and everyone needs a good laugh.

Sorry that this is not in any way "craft" related. But it's Chick Fil A...sooo...yeah...

Happy Wednesday!
- Natalie

Monday, August 15, 2011

The start of a craft room...

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Sweettatersjunkyard
* Absolutely precious name - this shop is new - be the first sale!

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Vintage Collection US Presidential Series(Set of 4) by lovintagefinds
* Maybe you have to love history like I do - But i'll smell like George Washington ANYDAY!

Ok so I finally "set up" the craft room.

Notice I am using the whole "set up" with the bunny ears. BIG bunny ears. That's what I call quotation marks. It's easier for my brain.

I found out this weekend I am not a millionaire. Wait? Are you surprised too? Ok good I'm not alone.

Bank of America didn't understand either. Rude.

So I had to do A LOT of creative rearranging to get a somewhat "deal with it till your bingo scratch offs win" kind of product.

Maybe the fancy people call this "upcycling" or "revamping."

So here is one wall - the only presentable one.

*Don't mind the owl painting - it is a work in progress. I just have to let it sit till I can figure out how to fix it.

I may need more shelves - possibly something to hold my ribbon. And I want to paint the chair - probably seafoam.

But there it is people. Step one down. 

Maybe in a year it will be my barbie dream house. 

Happy Monday!
- Natalie

Friday, August 12, 2011

Oh hello Seafoam

*Don't forget about the FABULOUS giveaway - $20 store credit - click the giveaway tab above to get the info on how to enter!

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Juliesadorabowls

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Journey in Blue by simplyhue

I have found a new favorite color - seafoam green.

I always thought this was an amazingly tacky color but it's found that little spot in my heart.

Maybe it's the fact that the name closely aligns with the little mermaid or sound like kelp perhaps.

But my friends. Don't be fooled by the ugly rumors. Its beautiful.

I've also seen it categorized under the name mint as well, but your not fooling anyone seafoam. I'm not ashamed to call you my friend. 

So in honor of my new favorite BFF color: Enjoy.

Sneak Peak for Monday - phase one of the craft room complete. It's raw but there are shelves. Pictures next week!

Happy Weekend!
- Natalie

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tutorial Thursday # 3 - Lace Lanterns

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - VintageFashionRetro

#2 - ITEM of the DAY -Vintage Napco Lady Head Vase with White Dress and Pearls 1962 - Collectible, Home Decor
* Ok hello I MUST. HAVE. THIS.

Ok I have an obsession with lace. 

Not the new lace people. The lace that smells like it's been in your grandma's attic kind of lace.

I dunno what it is. Does it remind me of my grandma? Of cobblers and the south? Someone please tell me. Should I be on hoarders? That would be a lot of lace.

Maybe it's the ladylike quality that draws me in. I would not consider myself to be overly ladylike.

Don't get me wrong I had my one year stint as a ballerina and I had many a tea party. But then I played sports and that about killed it.

It could be the hope that maybe if I surround myself with enough lace: gloves will appear on my hands, red lipstick across my lips and pantyhose to boot.

If the above happens I've been transported... and please help.

So maybe this is why this tutorial just spoke to that little lady in my heart who loves her grandma's lace. This is VERY simple. I. Love. Simple. and can be used for just about any party I can think of.

Although don't use your grandma's lace as I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate your "modge podge" on her prized possessions.

Not that I know from experience or anything.

Happy Thursday!
- Natalie

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2 Years

*Don't forget about the amazing giveaway - click the tab above to enter*

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - ThreeRedApples
* I love hand stitched stuff mostly because I want it - but don't want to do it.

#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Large Vintage Sea Glass Chandelier by shopstylevintage
* I do not have enough dollars in my pocket - but this would match my room - perfectly!!!

Ok I finally had some time in my day - in between naps.

Look people I have one week left of freedom before my "real job" starts back up and I sucking in every second I can. With sleep and coffee.

I alternate every 2 hours. Unhealthy? Probably. Happy? You betcha.

So I was reading in Etsy Success about this girl who had just had 500 sales in 2 years. Holy Moly that's a lot and holy moly that's a lot of time.

Mind you I read this article on a 42 inch T.V. that my dear husband insist be our computer screen. Another Holy Moly.

This girl had a lot of good advice. My favorite to put in my memory bank - is making treasuries - they help.

I have been slacking severely on that because let's be honest. I'm having too much fun with this blog. And napping.

So here's the read hope you like it. It's short. Not quite a picture book but you'll make it.


- Natalie