• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Friday, February 21, 2014

Making It

Still feeling the February blahs.  I hate it when I start to question things.

But whatever. 

I've been keeping busy with work and the usual grind...and making stuff.  I've had a sudden burst of wanting to be creative (read as watch some tutorials on line and recreate the stuff I like).

I did up these Dollar Store water cups with a ribbon and personalized them for my volleyball team.  (we haven't won a game yet so we need to have cute things)

Made up some sugar scrubs for my coworkers for Valentine's Day.  (coconut oil, sugar, lavender and pink food coloring).  This scrub is amazing!  I 1use it on my face daily.  And use coconut oil for moisturizer.  It's so much better than any pro44duct I have ever used. 
I wanted a fun theme valentine's outfit and found a cute t-shirt with a heart but it was $40.  Um, I'll spend money on good clothes but not on a t-shirt for one day.  So I found a blog that had a tutorial about how to make a J Crew inspired sweater that retailed for $80 last year.  So I had this sweater in my closet (it was about to go to the consignment shop) and made a felt heart and sew it on.  And I only spent $1 on the supplies for it.  BOOM.

Last weekend I met a girl that had the cutest bow in her hair while she was shopping at Bath and Body.  She said she had made it.  So it became my mission to figure out how to make cute bows like this.  You know how I love to wear ribbon bows in my hair (especially on game days).   I spent some time with pinterest and found a few tutorials that I liked.  I have  a lot of scrap fabric at home so I played around and was able to get it down.  I love how they turned out.  And they would be good for bow ties too.  So if anyone needs bows...let me know.  I'm making some today for a friend and her little girl. 

What can I make next? 

Happy Friday!  Beat DUKE!

Monday, February 10, 2014


I'm feeling blue.

Like the kind of blue that makes me want to sleep.  A lot. 

I kind of know why...

But then it seems so dumb that I think "this can't possibly be why".

I spent the weekend in seclusion.  It was either the best thing I could have done or the worst.  I went to work on Sunday and did my best academy award winning performance of "the girl that always has fun"  came home and went directly to bed.  Today did not start out any better.  I wanted to cry within an hour of being awake. 

I want to turn it around.  I know something good has to come of today so I've...

1.  Read some feel good stories of the Olympics
2.  Read about an inspirational little girl on a blog
3.  Drank some tea.
4.  Checked the basketball rankings and Syracuse is still #1
4.  Noticed how nice the sun shining outside is

(Note:  all of this done at my desk)

I know that bad days come and go.  I know that there are a lot of things to be thankful for.  But I just feel blue.  

I think it's time to make a new game plan for the rest of this week.   Hopefully I'll turn it around and feel more like myself.  This is an odd post but I needed to write it down.

Happy thoughts welcome here...


Monday, February 3, 2014

For the Win

The only thing that mattered from this weekend: 

Syracuse beat Duke. 
The beginning of a beautiful and real rivalry. 
Happy Monday!