Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tutorial Thursday #42 - Tutu Bottle

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - AquaXpressions


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Chevron Cosmetic Bag - Gray, Aqua, Zipper Pouch


Let me first preface this post. I do not have any real children.
The closest thing I have is a really cute fluffy dog who likes to pee on my floor and chew up my shoes. Close right?
I do also have an imaginary future baby girl who is super sassy and wears lots of pink.
So let's say that maybe I plan parties for her because I love fluffy things and the color pink.
I will be devastated if her favorite color is purple.
Or if I have all boys.
So in planning these future birthdays I saw this cute craft idea on Pinterest.
Though it came with no instructions I think it would be rather easy and cute for a tutu party.
Or just for a 28 years old's party?


Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why Didn't I Think of that #49 - Purse Trash Can

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - TheFoxintheAttic


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Valentines Day Burlap Heart and Love Birds Garland Decoration, Valentines Day Banner,Love Hearts,Wedding Decor by Hot Cocoa Design


My purse is a mess. Every month when I decide to actually change my purse and or clean it out - it terrifies me. The amount of trash I find in there is astounding. If I needed to start a fire or build a house I am sure I would have enough supplies to get a head start. So I love the idea of taking this old medicine bottle and spicing it up with some cute paper (modge-podge) and wah-bam a purse trash can. Cute and clutter free. 


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday #59 - Ring Sale

5 Great Finds All Under $100

#1 - Dome Cz RING 18Kt Gold HGE Rhodium like Platinum Sparkle and Vintage Cocktail Cz Crystals SIZE 5 On SaLe Now
$28


#2 - Valentines Day - turquoise ring, gold ring, delicate ring, turquoise jewelry, gemstone ring, 14k gold fill ring, December birthstone ring
$44


#3 - Unique Button Ring, Jewelry, Eco Friendly, Ring, Adjustable Ring, BOHO Ring, Sale
$11.74


#4 - Ring Teal Green Owl
$2.99


#5 - Vintage Cameo Locket ring ON SALE---SALE
$15


Happy Tuesday!
Natalie

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tutorial Thursday #41 - Sharpie Mug

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - GreySkiesBlue


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Two heart bracelets,Love bracelets,Infinity bracelets,Filigree cross antique bronze with leather Bracelets


All over Pinterest I have seen these "sharpie mugs" as I have now deemed them. I think they are an absolutely fabulous idea. How cute to draw two states that love each other or a favorite quote. It's not that often that Tuesday Morning carries "THE MUG" you need to buy so why not create your own. It's a wonderful going away present, wedding present, or present to yourself. Hey. The last is the best kind.






* I borrowed this amazing idea from the A Beautiful Mess Blog. Click the link above to check out the original post or go buy one on Etsy from my Shop of the Day.


Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Why Didn't I Think of That #48 - Who's Charger is This?

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - MySelvagedLife


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - SM Winter Formal Dog Bow Tie Collar Attachment for Dogs: Christmas Red, Green and Cream Wired Bow


Am I too old for sleepovers? I mean I know I am married but a bottle of wine and talking all night with my girlfriends still sounds very similar to my "sleepover" days of middle school. Without the bottle of wine of course. Well I have found one of the best games to play when staying over at a hotel or basically anywhere with a large group of people is...who's cell phone charger is this? I always end up with two or none. Without fail. So maybe if my mom or husband buys me this, I will always have a charged phone. And a charged phone = the pinterest app. Which makes everyone a happy camper.


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Why Didn't I Think of That #47 - Straw Ribbon Holder

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - CorinneCitrolo


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Leather Tote - Tribal Geometric No.2



The ribbon organization is my craft room would be what you call disastrous. And that may be saying it nicely. I pull one out and boom the whole shelf goes. Nothing like spending your night wrapping back up hot pink and blue ribbon. Way. Fun. So when I saw this on Pinterest my little ribbons got so happy.

Take an old straw holder and unhook the top. Stack rolls of ribbon onto the stick in the middle and return top to stick. Bam. Now you can pull up your ribbon without them going everywhere. Hallelujah.



Happy Wednesday!
Natalie

Monday, January 14, 2013

Resolutions

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - Treelovergirl



#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Cranberry Drusy Ring with Hearts- Handmade in Sterling Silver


I have made many resolutions. One of my resolutions may be to actually keep my resolutions but that one never seems to pull through. I did however resolve to watch less T.V. It's quite bad. I mean how can I resist Here comes honey boo boo and the big bang theory in one night? Exactly. I did manage to spend a good portion of the weekend upholding my promise and decided to instead focus on some crafting. One evil for another.

What a great going away present ...


Happy Monday!
Natalie

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tutorial Thursday #40 - Embroidery Hoop Wall Decoration

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - wirewrap


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - KISS KISS sweater


I am obsessed with embroidery hoops.
Not for embroidery of course. Psh. That's way too hard.
And I am pretty sure that requires endless amounts of patience. Which I do not have.
In fact I started a whole new line of wreaths based on them. Whoo.
Who knew something could be so easy but provide such a great decoration at the same time!
In fact I have really thought to myself on multiple occasions - man that fabric is cute but what would i do with that?
Now I have a plan.
All I need are some people to have babies and I am set.
Check out this great tutorial here.



Happy Thursday!
Natalie

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Why Didn't I Think of That #46 - Hand Writing

#1 - SHOP of the DAY - GalaBorn


#2 - ITEM of the DAY - Sale-Handcrafted stoneware 4 cup teapot jade green with cane handle - 679b


I write on my hand.
It's a horrible habit. And it's not cute.
I mean nothing is more embarrassing when you are buying groceries or in a fancy store and the cashier looks at your hand that says coffee creamer and pay your taxes.
Good thing I'm not a celebrity.
Whew.
That's why I need these. At least you look somewhat fashionable.


Happy Wednesday!
Natalie