Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Getting My Stitch Fix Take 3

There's nothing like this box to get my heart racing!
 There's always a free gift in the box. Item #1 was these earrings. 

They're really pretty, but get tangled in my curls, so they went back. 
Item #2 is my current favorite shirt. Words can't express how perfect this shirt is! I love that it isn't a button up and is silk instead of flannel! It fits perfect. I was going to a farm to roam through corn and hold wild animals. I'd tried on a billion things, and this came 5 min. before I had to leave!
 This is it on my way out:
And in action (I hate/fear birds, so this sign was perfect)!
 Item #3 was this bird tank (also seen on StitchFix's blog):
Pretty appropriate given my bird fear huh? I love that it's also silk and I can wear it fall, winter, spring, and summer! 
 I also get dorky pleasure from the side zipper:
 And here it is with a pair of boots on my way out for brunch today!
 And I wore it to vote! 
 Item #4 was this super cute shirt which is also featured on the blog. I love it. 
But, it fits a little strange. The part where the purple and stripes meet fits weird and the shirt moved weird on me because of it. It's too bad because I love it... And I love the sleeves!
 It's cuter off of me than on!
 Item #5 was this super super cute wrap dress. Unfortunately, it fit funky. 
 So it went back.
 This was my favorite fix EVER! I almost kept everything (it would've only been $165 because of the 25% keep everything discount), but wasn't sure if the dress would ever fit right, when I'd ever feel like wearing the earrings, and if the striped shirt's funky feel would bother me too much. 
 My stylist Margaret read every note about what I was hoping to get (I had noted something from the blog I liked, and I think that's why she went out of her way to find me others featured there) and really did an amazing job! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Side Effects of Retail

This is what happens when I work a billion crazy hours and have a social life...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Can You Paint Mosaic Tile??

This is what I googled and I only found ugly answers, so I set out to find out the answer. Why would I want to paint the amazing tile I laid??? Well I still think I want white kitchen cabinets once the grey love wears off. It would really lighten up the room. But, my much-loved backsplash has 0 white in it:
I have some left over. So I pulled out some leftover satin white pant and a craft brush to experiment. 1 minute later this is what I had. 
It's super subtle and blends way better with the white background right?! 

When I try it in real life you'll be the first to know, but it sure looks like the answer to my google inquiry was yes!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Downward Facing Dog

Doing yoga with a dog nearby is NOT relaxing...

(Oh and please forgive the complete absence of makeup... But it was too funny to not share!)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Chalkboard Painting Pumpkins

I have to be careful with my Instagram feed (you saw it over there ------> on the right, right?) Now when I share my pictures it's like a blog post spoiler! You may have seen this one:
And guessed what I'd blog about! My parents dog is staying with me for a bit. I still have Zulu, no worries! Well me and the hounds waked the quick mile down to the farm stand and bought these guys. I used this leftover chalkboard paint and a foam brush to paint them:
This is after the first coat and it was dry within 5 min. 

I let them dry for a couple of hours before writing on them. Then I had to figure out where they should live. Here's the hound showing them and the mums off:

They finally landed in the dining room 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

And It's Done

The last step in finishing the guest room was adding a little more wall art. There's no rhyme or reason to what I added, except it's things that make me smile and people that will use this room:
 Once I had a vision of what I wanted to do I pulled out all of the frames I thought might work and laid them out in different directions to find the best layout. I wanted the pictures to jump off the wall so I wanted the frames to mostly be plain old white. Once I got them on the wall I gave the dingy looking frames a quick coat of the same paint as the wall so they really blended in. 
It is just perfect:
 Time to move on to a new room of the house :)

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