Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

What are your plans for New Years Eve? This year I am going to likely just stay home, grab some movies, snacks, and watch the festivities around the world from the comfort of my living room.  Some years I go to parties but other times I like to bring it down and its been a busy year!  But I think no matter what you're doing, as long as you're with the person you love come midnight then that's all that matters :)

For those of you who are going to celebrate whether just with your family or a group of friends, here are some printables to swank up your event!

Banner (5' x 8.5")

Tags (2" x 2")

Drink Flags (5" x 0.5")

Happy 2012!


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I Heart Pinterest

As you have read in previous blogs, Pinterest is my new obsession.  I feel it keeps the mind going creatively, plus I find alot of great recipes on there, plus fashion inspiration and home decor ideas.  Being new to Pinterest I have had to learn the ins and if you see something you like Pin It right away or Like It.  Otherwise if you go back later it will take a long long time to find it again!  This cartoon was on Pinterest and it totally cracks me up!

Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest and Facebook too!  Links on the left hand side of this blog :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

via Pinterest

From our home to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!  May we all hold the glamour of the holidays close to our hearts and celebrate with those we love.


To Be Elegant

Giorgio Armani once said....

"Being elegant is not a matter of age but of attitude."

I feel that society this day misses the mark in being elegant and why don't we want to feel that way everyday.  I should have been born in the 50s-60s when is just a part of life.  Pictures of the past inspire me to try to be more everyday.

via Pinterest

Merry Vintage Christmas Elegance to all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Final Touch

We often would like to update our look but cannot afford to go out and buy a new wardrobe.  I find the easiet way to brighten a wardrobe is with jewelry.  It's the final touch to an outfit that sometimes can make or break it.  The key is to find pieces that will be both dramatic and neutral.  On a recent browse through, I found these great pieces at steal prices:

Dana Kellin for Target - Champagne Teardrop Necklace, 13.99

Dana Kellin for Target - Multicolor Three Strand Necklace, 34.99

Shaky Ring - Gold, 13.98

Genuine Jade Beaded Bracelet & Earrings Set, 19.99

Open Work Cuff Bracelet - Gold, 14.99

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Girls Hair Accessory Packs

Sorry I have been absent for awhile.  Just getting over being sick blahhhh.  Continuing from my last post, here are the girls hair accessory packs that I have put together and are available for purchase.

Each pack includes 3 head bands and 3 hair clips, assorted as shown.  Cost of each pack is $15.00 plus shipping.  Let me know if you're interested in buying one!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Craft Fair Wrap-up - Hair Accessories

Finally got my act together and put together a few photos for you of little girl's hair accessories I sold at the recent craft fair.  I will post soon some items which are still available to purchase!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Iconic Chanel Bag

I can only wish that one day I will own a Chanel bag so until then I will just admire (and drool).  Here are some interesting things about the construction of these expensive but lovely bags:
  • During production, there are 180 essential operations performed on each bag.
  • More than 30 new styles are introduced each year.
  • It takes 6 60 15 craftspeople working up to 18 hours on each purse.
  • The garnet lining was inspired by the uniform Coco Chanel wore as alittle firl at an orphanage in Aubazine, France.
  • The final touches? The double-C logo clasp is fastened on, and the leather-and-chain shoulder strap is slipped through the golden eyelets.
Source: US Weekly magazine

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

I found this recipe on Pinterest, where I find myself going for recipes lately when I don't know what to do for dinner.  I love Pinterest for everything it has!  Iff you aren't already following me on Pinterest, click the link ti the left of this blog :)  These Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are so yummy and looked kinda funny coming out of the oven prompting my boyfriend to get a good laugh but he enjoyed them too.  The original receip can be found here.  I changed just a couple things.

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
  • Frozen Bread Dough (logs found in freezer section)
  • Pepperoni (I sliced my own but you can use any deli style too)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Margarine, melted
Thaw out frozen log(s).  Roll out each log into a square or rectangle as best as possible.  Spread pizza sauce on dough.  Then layer pepperoni slices straight over entire surface.  Sprinkle on shredded mozzarella then parmesan.  Finally, sprinkle on italian herbs.  Start at one end and roll the the dough into a log.  Place on baking sheet, brush on melted margarine on outside. and throw in oven.  I set mine at 425F for 20 minutes as per the dough bag instructions, just make sure yours is golden brown to take out.  While mine didn't look as pretty as the original recipe, it tasted great and I had leftovers for lunch mmm :)



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Wreaths

So excited to have my house decorated for Christmas!  It's really my favorite part :)  I'll get some pictures together for you soon.  Here are some pictures of the wreaths I handmade for my recent Christmas Craft Fair.  There are many still available so if you are interested send me a message and we can work out cost and shipping.

Yarn wrapped bi-color wreath with hanging straw ball ornaments SOLD

Yarn wrapped wreath with yellow felt roses and vintage buttons SOLD

Yarn wrapped wreath with fall colored felt roses, pinecones and berries SOLD

Yarn wrapped wreath with orange felt roses and berries $15.00

Flannel Plaid Ribbon Wreath with Red Organza Roses $15.00

Olive Snowflake Ribbon Wreath with White Felt Roses $15.00

Yarn Wrapped Wreath with Flannel Plaid Roses $15.00

Yarn Wrapped Wreath with Felt & Flannel Plaid Roses $15.00

Candy Cane Themed Ribbon Wreath with Felt Roses $15.00

Red Ribbon Wreath with Organza Roses $15.00


Friday, November 25, 2011

My First Craft Fair

Happy Black Friday to all my American readers!  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving :)  To end the week I wanted to share with you the pictures of my table at my first ever craft fair.  I am pretty proud of the success I had and how everything looked.  I had lots of compliments.  My niece/goddaughter was my helper and she was really good! I would go around looking at the other vendors and everytime I came back she had something sold!

Voila! My table :)

This was a chalkboard sign but I couldn't find chalk at home so had to cutout printed letters.

I used 2 cylinder vases to display headbands.

Elastic hair bands, clips...

Wreath galore!

The other headband vase and necklace set...

I think it was a great first attempt.  Lots of ideas for next time!