Saturday, December 7, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I've also had my eye on these Martha Stewart leather envelope wallets, or clutches (depending on how much you enlarge the template) all you need are some interesting colored leathers and the screw on button closure.
Last but not least, I'd love to make some infused oils for everyone, maybe rosemary garlic, serrano grapefruit? or lemon peel peppercorn. Last year I made scented candles, cinnamon, cranberry, myrrh, and cedar. Candles were super fun and not too expensive, but yikes they were messy, and I ruined a few pans/measuring cups/stirs with wax.
But they lasted a long time (I'm still burning one) and friends seemed to like them.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
So I think that I'm going to part with the giant medicine cabinet for our big bathroom remodel, and go with a lovely round mirror and some sconces.
I'll miss the storage for sure, but a little glass shelf will hold some perfumes and potions, and everything else will just go under the sink.
So which School House Electric Sconce is best?
A or B
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Yay it's officially "The Holidays", and we have our very first invite to a Christmas cocktail party. Sparkly seems to be the way to go, and while I'm inlove with that top left FCUK mini dress it's $$$ and not even in stock anymore. also brrrrrrr. I'm on the look out for a sequin maxi, something I can totally wear leggings under to stay warm, the lil crop top isn't exactly cozy, but I LOVE the look. I have a patern for a maxi skirt that looks easy peasy, but I'm not sure how sewing through sequins will go.
For more low key events, like Christmas day, I'm thinking super super casual, a metallic T and some distressed jeans. The above Madewell T is on my Christmas list for sure.
Monday, November 18, 2013
From the second we moved into our house we've hated the upstairs bathroom, from the dated tile with a cloud like pattern, to the super shallow tub
(seriously you cant even take a bath in it) to the fab early 90s vanity and medicine cabinet.
We just discovered that a little leak has actually caused quite a bit of water damage and we have a pretty decent quote to totally gut the bathroom and start from scratch.
My bathroom pinterest board is exploding with inspiration,
I can not wait to get started! We'll break ground (so to speak) in January and it will be the best belated Xmas present ever.
I'll be sure to post tons of before and after pics.
My plan right now is dark slate floors, marble subway tile in the shower area, glass doors on the tub, and a big giant round mirror with my favorite schoolhouse electric sconces.
Throw in some great recesed lighting, a vent that actually works and some more storage and I'm in heaven.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Remember this lil bar cart that I picked up long the side of the road? This wood and brass cart was such a steal, and has traveled to each place we've lived.
However the black tray part was looking a little worse for wear, and I thought about having marble cut to replace it (way too expensive) I also thought about painting it, but I wasn't sure if it would turn out.
I did have some faux crocodile vinyl left over from another project...and since the whole bar cart unscrews I decided to bust out the spray adhesive and see if it would work