Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm linking up with Jamie to share what I'm loving this Wednesday...

I'm loving that today is my work-week Friday!!

I'm loving that tomorrow night I'll be dining with the lovely Rachel. We usually have dinner every Thursday night, but for the past two weeks ones of us has been out of town. This week will be our reunion, and I know we'll have a lot to catch up on!

I'm loving that I'm leaving Friday morning for a week long vaca to the beach!! I'll be meeting up with three of my best friends, and we've got some fun stuff on our itinerary!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Etsy Listings

Dear Lovely followers,

I have just renewed several listing in my Etsy shop, and I'd love to hear what you have to say about the pieces.

Those are just a couple! Be on the look out for new listings coming soon! I'm working on photographing and editing, and will have BRAND NEW pieces soon. Never before seen in my shop -- that's exciting!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New iPhone App

I've just discovered a really cool new app for iPhones (coming for Droids soon).

Spot On Trivia is a location based trivia game. You can play against your friends, other people at the same location, or your own high score.

There are different catergories of questions as well as a "random" category that pulls questions from each. They are constantly adding new questions!

Coming soon, this app will have location based prizes. If you have the high score at Starbucks, for example, you may win a free coffee.

If you're in the Austin area, Spot on Games (made by Chances Media) is having a trivia competition with a $1500 top prize!!

Like both Spot on Games and Chances Media on Facebook to learn more. Download the app for your iPhone now and start playing!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pinterestin' Friday

It's that time of the week for me to share some of my recent Pinterest finds. Who doesn't love Friday, and who doesn't love Pinterest??

This week, I'm going to share a couple of pins from my "Design Inspiration" board. This board is full of great ideas for my future home (and if I'm lucky future clients).

I love the idea of a built in bench separating spaces.

I love use of paint in this room!
These and many more amazing finds can be found on my Pinterest boards!

Have a happy Friday and a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm linking up with Jamie again for WILW.

I'm loving that I remembered it's Wednesday and to link up with WILW.

I'm loving my weekend plans! I'm heading up to VA to see my old roomie Catherine, and she's got an itinerary all planned out for me.

I'm loving the new bracelets I'm making, and I'm loving that I've already sold one. Get your order in today! Right now, I'm making orange, pink, white, black, and gray. $15

I'm loving the beautiful weather we had today! That made my afternoon run/walk much more enjoyable.

I'm loving that tonight is the season finale of Revenge. Even though I'm sad it's going to be over, I am glad that  I'll finally figure out what's going to happen! Does anyone watch Revenge? I want to hear your theories!

Happy Hump Day!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Wrap Bracelets

As shared last week during Pinterestin' Friday, I have made my own suede wrapped chain bracelets.


I love the wrap bracelet trend. I can't wait to wear one of these with my gold watch and bangles. I just made a gray one, and I had to share it with you. Soon, I'll be making pink, orange, white, and black too.

I've got some more exciting "chain" jewelry coming soon as well. Look out for necklaces and more bracelets with rhinestones, suede, and ribbon.

Contact me today about ordering these bracelets before they hit my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm linking up with Jamie (for the first time in a long time) for WILW!!

I'm loving that I'm back to blogging!! I'm going to try to be better than I have been the past month. I've got some exciting new posts lined up. I'll also be reopening my Etsy shop soon!

I'm loving this amazing Georgia weather! It's February and in the 60s. That makes going to run everyday so much easier!

I'm loving that I'll be spending the weekend celebrating Valentine's day with the boy. This will be our 4th Valentine's together (unless you count our "group date" freshman year because he was too lame to ask me on a real date).

I'm loving the tutorial I found for these bracelets. As soon as the suede I ordered arrives, I'll be making these for my new shop!

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Tutorial

I thought I would share my Valentine tutorial from last year. I made this treat for my friends back in middle school at the suggestion of my mom, and I brought it back last year for some of my college girls. I think these would be cute treats for any holiday!

Here's what you'll need:

paper towel or toilet paper rolls
tissue paper and ribbon
tags (this is optional)
some goodies
(I chose mini Bath & Body Works hand sanitizers and Reeses)

You will also need tape and scissors. If you chose to use a paper towel roll vs. a toilet paper roll, cut the roll into smaller pieces. I cut mine into thirds. Start by laying out the tissue paper and laying one of your toilet paper rolls on top. Cut the paper based on the size of the roll, leaving a few inches on each side.

Make sure the tissue is facing down and tape one end to the roll. Roll the paper around the toilet paper tube until it is completely covered. If the tissue paper is see through, you might want to roll it a couple of times.

Cut any excess paper off, so you can use the extra for your next treat!

Finish rolling the paper around the tube and tape the end down.

Cut two pieces of ribbon long enough to be able to tie a bow around the end. I chose to use light pink ribbon that matched my cute monkey paper!

Pinch one of the ends of excess tissue paper and twist slightly.

Tie the end with one of the pieces of ribbon.

Fill the open end of the tube with the goodies you chose. I also like to include a little sequins and sparkle as a fun surprise! After you fill the toilet paper roll, tie the other end with the other piece of ribbon you cut. Be sure to attach your name tag.

There you go!! These are sure to be unique gifts for anyone, and they are really easy and inexpensive to make! Plus, you'll get a laugh when your friend opens the package and finds a toilet paper roll!

Be sure to share a link of this post if you love it!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pinterestin' Friday

I figured I'd start my "Back-to-Blogging" with an installation of Pinterestin' Friday. Just like I used to do, I'm going to share a few of favorite pins from the past week. All links to original posts can be found on my pinterest boards.

The theme for today is:

I love the idea of a painted claw-foot tub, but I think my mom would kill me if she came home and found that ours was orange.

I love nice sectional sofas. This cream color with the orange accents is lovely.

Not technically orange (yet), but I will be making these bracelets very soon!! I've already ordered my chain and orange suede! I also have black, gray, white, and pink suede coming. Look for these in my shop when it opens later this month.

Just because I couldn't resist. :)

Have a great weekend!! Who watches the SuperBowl and who watches the commercials? With the Falcons out, I'll be living for the commercials. Happy Friday!