Monday, March 30, 2009

eye candy

I am making am effort to keep my personal laptop's desktop clean...a rather unruly task as I love to take screen shots as I pop around the net. While organizing my junk, I came across some rather fab "all things wedding" shots...check them out!

I wish I knew where I got this shot. Wedding heaven!

One bow...

Two bows...Three bows! Did you know I love bows? Wonder what my wedding cake will look like? Heh! ;)

Friday, March 27, 2009

heavenly wedding night

I so cannot wait to spend our wedding night at the Westin.

The heavenly beds, the fab decor, the giant tub. Hmmmm. I may just want to spend all day there!

Didn't pay extra for the view....especially considering we will probably spend less that 9 hours in the room. tre sad.

I am already planning our anniversary stay at the Westin! heh.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

quite red

After visiting a few antique stores on Thursday, I had a much better idea about what I would find and what I could afford for my dining room bar cabinet mission. I found many prospects but did not purchase. After I got home, I measured the space to make sure that I found the right sized cabinet for the space. The dining room is small so a space conscious piece is essential.

Today after visiting two antique stores, I found a cabinet. It is not as tall as I hoped, but it is wood, has glass doors, and the space between the shelves is tall enough to hold tall bottles. I was sold! I was so excited that I did not even realize that it was 20% off! I mean, who see's large signs when they find the shabby cabinet of their dreams? seriously.

I was so excited, I immediately went to Lowe's...I bought new knobs (so wanted crystal ones, but did not like the ones they had) felt for the legs, wood filler, sand paper, and magnets for the doors. I knew that I had red paint left over from a previous project in the shade of "quite red" so I was set.

I could totally give a play by play of my afternoon/early evening project, but I am sure I would lose all of my readers very quickly...So lets just say that I WISH I had pictures to share. Alas I was so excited, and so distracted that I did not take a "before" picture. I know. Shame on me. But it will not be long before I will reveal my fab cab and also the new dining room color! yeah!

Friday, March 20, 2009

on a mission...

I am on spring break....ahhhh the joys of being in education! So I have a few "to do's" scheduled for my week off. I want to find a cabinet for the dining room and paint it bright red. BUT the cabinet needs to have glass. Why? Well I have dreamed for a long time to one day own a red phone booth a la London, England and convert it to a "bar cabinet". Do I think I will actually ever own one. hardly likely....even if I do come across one, it will most likely be way too pricey.... So my search begins. I found something super cute and affordable at Ikea. Meet Biby.
Meet Biby's price tag....
Can you believe that? $290.13 for shipping. I about choked.

So on to another thrifty idea...JCPenny? Maybe? Am I ok with MDF? um no.

So while spending the entire day and evening with my Mom yesterday she has the brillant idea to go to an antique store....ohhhhh....all the treaasures. I found some cabinets that just might work....solid wood....totally paintable...and under $150. Sounds fab.

We are going out again today for some errands and plan to hit a few more antique stores. Boy I love junk! ;)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I do crazy things sometimes...

Like painting my dining room....on a whim...while at Lowe's. Chris has no clue. hmmm. Just on a whim, I picked out "city storm", rather perfect for this rainy evening, came home, edged the room, and painted. So three hours later...voila a new dining room. I love fresh paint.
The dining room, in 2006, when we painted it a burnt orange color.

The new storm.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I so love gray and yellow.
{etsy seller charmdesign}

Its only $29.50....hmmmm

Monday, March 16, 2009


The issue of postage is on the forefront. To zazzle or not to zazzle, that is the question. So I created a custom zazzle stamp (pictured above) that I think would go quite nicely with our invitation suite. But is it worth is to spend the extra money? Would it make more sense to go with this stamp instead?
Hmmm...I know the dragon fly is the first class odd-size 1 ounce stamp....but I just do not like any of the 2 ounce 59 cent stamps...

Each zazzle costs about 40 cents more.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

you choose

After the heels come off....which do you think are the perfect reception shoes...

Choice 1
Choice 2
Choice 3
Choice 4
{Images Via SandalWorld}

Cast your vote! Your opinion matters :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Bachelorette

Oh please help me! I love, love, LOVE Jillian Harris' hair from her final appearance on The Bachelor. I am thinking it is in the running for perfect wedding day hair! Help me find a better picture....a bigger picture....any OTHER picture!? Eternally grateful.

makeup adventure

I went to Sephora tonight and got the skinny on some makeup items and recommendations on some basics.

-waterproof liquid eyeliner
-waterproof mascara
-weightless foundation
-eye brightener

So lets start with my inspiration wedding day makeup.
{Sara Gabriel Veiling and Headpieces}

Love the drama of the eyes and the lips. I do not plan to do a red lip cause that is just not me, but definitely will do a bolder than my Viva Glam MAC lipglass.

So...will there be tears? I really do not know, but I want to be prepared. So, after suggestions from my Sephora expert, I selected.....

{Makeup forever waterproof eyeliner}
{DiorShow Blackout Waterproof Mascara}

I could not wait to get home and play with my new makeup. I even got a sample of a new primer (Sephora Mattifying Primer). It was fun trying out some stuff. However, I knew that the liner would be difficult as I am very partial to my felt tip of Lancome's Artliner. So after playing with my makeup, I decided it was time to wash my face....hmmmm, now where is that makeup remover? I am sure I have a sample from Lancome somewhere? Or was that the sample that leaked and I threw away. I wonder if I can get this off. Well, 2o minutes later and I still have racoon eyes. I feel very confident that these items will deliver fabulous results on the day of the wedding! I will definitely get some makeup remover for future uses though! ;0)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

DIY wedding makeup...oh yeah!

I love makeup! Going to MAC or Sephora is like going to a candy store! There are so many things that I am wanting to try so many beautiful colors. Ah heaven. I have recently become aware of of some products that I have never even heard of let alone even tried. I asked around and was not able to find out anything. Hmmm.

Primer-what is it?! Why do I need it? I do not know the exact answers to these questions, but I can tell you that I was able to get a few samples of some primers from Sephora. I tried the Sephora brand primer and I liked it...not sure what I am looking for, so I plan to try a few more. Another sample I have is by Smashbox. I plan to try that and also try to snag a sample of Laura Mercier. I hear Laura's is so fab.

Airbrush Foundation-huh? sounds so fab. I am dying to try the Dior AirFlash Foundation.

So what about waterproof eyeliner? I am thinking I need to look into this...any recommendations?
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