Master Bedroom Paintings

We bought a new comforter set for our bedroom about 6 months ago and since it is so different than anything I own, I didn't have any art to hang above it that I was happy with.

I decided to take some design cues from the patterns in the set and make (4) 20x20 acrylic on canvas paintings (the canvases were buy one get one FREE from Michael's!) and after about 4 tries to get the right shade of lime-yellow... or yellow-lime, it still isn't perfect, but I am really happy with the way they turned out!

So, for 40 dollars, I bought 4 canvases, paint, and stencils and created a custom art piece for our bedroom.


Thanksgiving Weekend Crocheting!

I can't just sit there, ever. I am always doing 10 things at once and that contributes to 1 part of my success and 1 part to others' frustration with me. I promise a lot, and I deliver, but sometimes it is at the expense of a clean house, studying for the ARE (Architectural Registration Exams), or other things that I have to do that I don't want to do. :)

Here is the fruit of my TV/ movie watching over the weekend!


Modern Fall Design - Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year I have the same problem. I always feel like Thanksgiving and "fall" decorations in general are too traditional for my taste. I have been able to find some things that fit it in with the modern decor of my house, but mostly I think I'm going to end up making some things. I attached some pictures that I find inspiring for the modern Thanksgiving home! I will definitely be working on a fun wreath for next year. :)

As for my Thanksgiving, my husband and I are headed to my in-laws house for a traditional dinner. I just hope there is green bean casserole! One of my faves. Have a great holiday all!


I got my Car BACK! :)

Nearly a month ago I was rear-ended pretty badly by a young woman just not paying attention. The impact she caused when she hit me also caused a chain reaction with the TWO cars in front of me. I was OK, but pretty shaken up by the whole thing because I just knew she was going to hit me when we had to stop abruptly. That is why I HATE it when people tailgate me!

Anyways, for the last month I have been driving a 2011 Mercury Grand Marquis. It is true what they say about your car having the same personality as you. I drove slower, felt older, just not sexy at ALL. Thank goodness I got my Camry back all in one piece! :)


Design | Baby Name Letters

I just wanted to share the pictures of the letters that I made to go over my niece's bed. She is adorable to begin with but these pics of her are just too much!

The letters were ordered online, the wood plaques are from Michael's, and the paint is just acrylic paint using some stencils, straight edges, and free hand. Once they were all put together I coated them with a satin clearcoat and finished them with a polka dot ribbon.


The Stars Aligned

So for anyone who knows me, you will know that I have a very hard time finding shoes that fit me correctly. I wear a 9.5 double width shoe and it is very hard to find anything remotely stylish in this beastly size. It gets so frustrating that at times I have thought about going into the wide width shoe business... anyone out there share my pain?

Well, there I was minding my own business yesterday at Shoe Carnival, having JUST gone to three other shoe places looking for walking shoes for my trip to Hawaii, and I find these adorable little shoes by Guppy Love.

I do not care what the brand is if I find shoes that A. fit me and B. look semi-cute. Seriously, I will wear anything from Payless to Dolce & Gabbana, just please let them fit! and these particular cuties were even on Clearance! That's right, $9.00.

I get home and decide to google the brand to see what other shoes they might have out there and when I looked at the size on the right shoe, it was a 10. Thinking that to be strange because I thought they were a 9, I checked the other shoe, and it was a 9.5! OOPS! I bought two different size shoes and not even the size listed on the box... but the funny thing is, my right foot IS bigger than my left so that may be the reason why I have been oh so comfortable all day!

It was the trifecta of shoe shopping, perfect shoe, perfect price, and perfect size (even though I didn't know it). I am in my little red shoe happy place :)
From Charleston, South Carolina to your computer. I hope you enjoy. :)