Showing posts from January, 2012

What I Wore: Pinterest Inspired

Well, I know I am not the only one who has said it, but I love Pinterest! For me, it has been especially fun and useful in the area of fashion! This week I have a couple of Pinterest-inspired outfits to share.

via Pinterest

I got some really cute black booties at Payless for $4 (they were running a BOGO 50% off and all the red tags were marked down to $5!!) so I checked on Pinterest for ideas for black skinnies and booties and found this. Love the blazer and scarf! Here is my version:

Pants: Lee via Kohl's (with gift card); Shirt: Liberty of London for Target; Scarf: Wal-Mart; Blazer: Eddie Bauer via GW ($3); Booties: Payless

Here's look #2:

via Pinterest

I was looking for ways to wear my black maxi skirt in the fall/winter. Here's my take:

Chambray shirt: Croft & Barrow via Kohl's (used gift card again - got the shirt and pants for less than $25!); Maxi skirt: Kmart; Belt: GW; Scarf: Elder Beerman; Earrings: Avon; Boots: Target

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A Great Giveaway

We woke up to snow today! I decided to spend a little time entering some crafty giveaways...fingers crossed! I wanted to share this one that has some great scrapbooking items and Michaels gift cards! Good luck and have a great Saturday!

What I Wore

I only got one outfit pic this week, but you can see a Polyvore version of yesterday's outfit here. My mom gave me a couple of great owl necklaces that were my grandmother's. One is this neat vintage Trifari necklace.

Sweater: Target, Shirt: Penney's, Jeans: Gap/GW, Boots: Target

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Rainy Monday

Rainy Monday by gracenote30 featuring a vintage jean jacket Gold tee
$13 -

Jigsaw vintage jean jacket
£46 -

J.Crew j crew pants
£35 -

H&M knee length leather boots
£20 -

Lauren Ralph Lauren bracelet
$25 -

Lauren Ralph Lauren earrings
$25 -

Chain link necklace
$23 -

What I Wore: Riding Boots

I am so excited because I finally found some riding boots that I like (love!) for a price I was willing to pay ($20). I am finding reasons to wear them every day right now...and imagining more outfits that incorporate them - I see more dresses and skinny pants in my future!

Olive Turtleck - Target clearance; Skirt - Lands' End; Denim Jacket - Tulle from Goodwill for $4.50! (learned about this brand thanks to reading Abbie's blog); Boots - Target; Necklace - Avon

Dress - Meijer; Tank - Old Navy; Belt - Goodwill; Scarf and Bracelet - Coldwater Creek; Tights - Meijer; Boots - Target

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A Giveaway...Just Because

One thing I'd like to do this year on the blog is have more giveaways! They won't be big giveaways each time, but I want to share some fun goodies with all of you on a more regular basis. I love to win things and hopefully you will, too!

Today, I have a little sewing/crafting bundle to send out: 3 packs of rick rack, a pack of lace hem tape, and a size 10-22 top pattern(Simplicity 1969). I may include a few other little goodies, but this is what I know you'll get!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post...a project you're working on, a favorite blog, organizing you're doing, the weather where you live, etc. I'll leave this giveaway up until Tuesday, January 24 (2 weeks) and choose a winner after that. The winner should have the items by the end of January.

Thanks for reading and have a great Tuesday!

What I Wore: Skinny Jeans

I only have one photo to share this week for What I Wore...but I'm excited about it because I finally found some skinny jeans at Goodwill! The week before Christmas we were shopping there and I found a pair of Mossimo skinny jeans and a pair of gray Express Editor pants. Total cost for both=$8.50! Both of them were in awesome shape and fit well. I really am enjoying thrifting - too much in fact! I am going to try to "only" thrift a maximum of once a week this month. :) I continue to be amazed at the wonderful pieces of clothing I've been able to find at Goodwill!

It was cold! Jeans - Mossimo/GW, Turtleneck - Target, Sweater - St. John's Bay, Boots - Old Navy

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Frugal Fun: Calendar Puppets

Whenever a new year begins, I always have a hard time getting rid of calendars! I know there are many uses for old calendars, but I never have tried any of them. This year, when I took my daughter's princess calendar down, I thought about what cute stick puppets it would make!

The princesses were the perfect size for this project, but I am sure it would work well for other animals and characters as well. Calendar paper is nice and thick, making the puppets pretty sturdy.

This is a super simple and quick project - here's what to do:

1. Gather your supplies - calendar, craft sticks, scissors, and tape

2. Cut your puppet images out of the calendar.

3. Tape the craft stick to the back of the calendar image.

That's it! You're done! This would work well as a project for kids to make. I'm pretty sure I got this calendar last Feb. for $2 or $3, so this is a super inexpensive project. I think we'll play with these puppets using our puppet theater made from a project board. Do…

Winter Printable

Well, 2012 is not off to a perfect start, but we are trying to make the best of it! We've been home all day and I've been trying to organize and get some things done! We usually don't take down our Christmas decorations until the 12 days of Christmas are over, but I decided to make a new printable for winter...and I'd like to share it with you.

Nothing fancy, but I love snow and snowflakes and the blue and white color scheme, so I put together this printable. Feel free to right click, save it, and print it out to frame! I printed mine as an 8x10...please let me know if you can use it and if it works for you. :)

Hope your new year is going well...I'll be back with some of my goals for 2012 as well as new projects!

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