Wednesday, December 12, 2012

25 years young

So today I turn a little bit wiser, a little bit more adventurous, a little bit more loved & a little bit golden. I always dread getting older but this year isn't too terrible. Thanks to my Sephora birthday coupon - it helped ease the pain.

25 is new. 25 is starting out big. 25 - you saucy minx we're going to have quite the adventure.

Big dreams, not so empty pockets & an even bigger imagination than last year.

Also - I splurged and tried the new caviar nail set at Sephora and love it! Check out my festive fingers -



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Paper Mâché Letters DIY

I saw these really great letters when I was shopping at World Market a few weeks back, and had really wanted to get them. They were a little too pricey for my liking ($89.99) so I left with a loud 'humpffff', a stomping of foot & made my way home.

The next day I was picking up supplies at the craft store and here to my surprise were paper mâché letters! And at half off as well - can you say meant to be!?! I remembered the stack of old atlas maps I'd buried in the garage and a light bulb went off in my head. I dug out some modge podge and got started.

I did the word travel and used maps of places I've always wanted to go. This project would also be super cute for a kids room!

What you'll need:
-Your choice of scrap paper or maps
-An exacto knife
-A marker
-Modge Podge (I used matte finish, but high gloss also looks nice)
-Sponge paint brush
-Paper mâché letters

Lay your letter down on paper, trace an outline.

Cut paper - leave a little extra space when cutting, you can always trim with an exacto knife.

Apply a small amount of modge podge to the letter, mount your paper onto the letter. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles with fingers.

- depending on the thickness of your paper you may have to let it dry for a bit before doing the next step.

Apply another layer of modge podge overtop and let dry two hours.

Mount to wall with sticker squares or tape for a floating effect.

Have fun!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


We finally made it out to Loveland Castle and it was magical! One mans dream turned into reality, pretty amazing.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monster pup enjoys beheading his victims. This house is beginning to look like a graveyard for shrunken heads.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Sometimes you have to cross the bridge you're on, to get to the other

There is nothing sweeter than spring breezes, good company and state hopping. Even if that hopping is done by crossing a bridge that connects the two.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Pom Pom cowl

The Purl Bee has an amazingly easy and gorgeous DIY on how to make your own Pom Pom Cowl. Perfect for all seasons. Go check it out here : The Purl Bee

Resolution #2

Resolution #2:

For every troublesome day, every word of gossip, every challenge, stab of pain - there is growth. Be courageous and face them head on. Tomorrow is always another day to start fresh!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Oh Me Oh My

Goosebumps, & brilliant as always. We won't see this beauty until May but it gives us something to look forward to!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Resolution #2:

Put both feet in. Its okay to break the rules sometimes.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year & New Resolutions:

2011. You left your tie in the bedroom and your scent on the pillow. How are you gone so fast!? We had great times, lots of love, lots of adventures, lots of friends, lots of firsts, lots of tastes, lots of memories. Although you couldn't linger any longer you've left a place in my heart.

With a year gone so quickly and a new one right under our feet, I intend to cling on to every one of those 365 days. What better way than making resolutions? Not the "I will not eat another piece of cheesecake" or "I will stop drinking.. or maybe only socially." "I will stay away from boys my mother warned me about". These resolutions are the ones that pop up every year. And lead to a year without any resolutions fulfilled.

This year focus on things that will get you out of your shell.
Make your stomach turn in excitement.
Make you grow, love, learn.
Will leave you with memories.