8.26.2011

Inspiration

I just loooove searching to Internet, looking at how others have their house decorated, seeing what people are wearing these days, and finding out how to do well, anything! Here are some things I've come across lately that inspire me. 


Links to all pictures can be found on my Pinterest boards. 

p.s I have 10 yearn wreaths in the works for my shop CandyAndPickles. So excited to get them up on Etsy for you all to see!

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8.20.2011

Projects of Late

So I originally typed a bunch of info on these projects but, it didn't autosave during all the typing, I accidentally closed the browser, and now you are getting a very condensed version....sorry :/

I'm spray painting our kitchen ceiling fan to conquer it's very hospital white feel. It will be a light blue to complement the yellows and grays already in the kitchen.

I made a collage in our living room. The big frame was scored for $8 at Michaels in the as is section and was originally gold before I spray painted it.

The hubs and I made a shelf from wood we had left over from ripping down a fence in the back yard. I proudly figured out how to hang it sturdily and surprised the hubs with the completed project. I made the little bathroom signs in the frames. 

I'm refurbishing 2 very old lamps. They are getting spray paint and I scored some amazingly awesome shades for $104 off that I am going to cover in fabric! No, that's not a typo. Someone returned them from an online purchase and since the store doesn't carry them, Target just wanted to get rid of them. Thank you very much Target!

Hope this inspires you to do a project and in my case, finish one!

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8.15.2011

I can't contain it.

I'm so giddy with excitement at the new opportunity that dropped itself in my lap...or should I say in my fingers. Okay, that only makes sense if I tell you what it is. 


Drumrollllll please....


Ok, ok. As you know from yesterday's post I am making handmade yarn wreaths and selling them on Etsy.com under the shop name CandyAndPickles!! eeek!


What started as me making wreaths to add a cute handmade touch to the inside and outside of our home has expanded into friends requesting for me to make particular wreaths just for their home. And now, I can help those I'm connected with via the blog-o-sphere while getting the word about my wreaths and the shop out there into the vast expanse of the internet world. I'm really hoping to bring joy and giddiness to others with my wreath as they bring me when hanging in my home. 


I'm going to be sponsoring blogs/shops that I have admired and followed for the past few years and that have given me a little glimpse of what I hope to become. I'm hoping this will give me well advertising but mostly, help support my favorite blogs and shops! The first sponsorship I scooped up is also a shop that just started offering sponsorships called Carousel Lights. The shop is Sunshine and Carousels and is run by Erin and wow, if you are getting married soon, go and check out her hair clips and veils, they are awesome!!! Wish I could have another wedding (same hubby, duh) so I can flaunt one of those veils. 


There is so much more I want to share but, we will just wait and see what happens.  Thanks everyone for your support!



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8.14.2011

I make wreaths

Go check out my latest creative itch:

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8.06.2011

Shoe Score

For those who know me, I'm not a girly girl. I polish my nails maybe once every few moths, I own 3 pairs of jeans, a few dresses, and 9 colors of the same t-shirt. I hate showering and everything about getting ready, I love punching things (think workout not people), I longboard till I sweat, and I enjoy getting really dirty (as long as I'm prepared). So when I spent an hour in a Famous Footwear fretting over shoes I freaked myself out a bit. But, they were having a BOGO sale plus I had 20% off and an additional $5 off. I HAD to find 2 pairs of shoes! Well, that 1 hour of trying on 30 different shoes in all different styles paid off. Here are my scores:



And for your viewing please, a few more pictures from the journey:


How cute are those boots?! Here's the low down on my deal...
Boat Shoes:
Original - $49.99, after all discounts $28.94
Boots:
Original - $39.99, after all discounts $9.05

Grand Total: $37.99
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