Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Craft project!!

So, I saw this fabric wreath on Pinterest and KNEW I wanted to make this for myself, in a Halloween theme.  So, I dragged the  hubby along to JoAnn's to find some fabric to make this DIY wreath.  Here's what I got :

  • 1/2 yard of FOUR different fabrics (or however much you choose) for a total of 2 yards
  • 18" wreath ( we have a large door)
  • pair of fabric scissors 
  • Wood letter to spell BOO
  • Frankenstein green pain

So, I measured out the fabric into about 1 inch X 6 inch stripes and tied them around the wire wreath.  Now, as I got towards the end of crafting my wreath, I noticed I didn't have enough fabric to finish. =/ FAIL on my part.  So, one afternoon my WONDERFUL hubby made a trip BACK to JoAnn's and came home with 2 yards of EACH fabric... so I have some extra. =D

Now, this project was pretty easy to do.  But I'm not going to lie... cutting out and tying those little strips was a pain in the butt. Pulling on the fabric totally gave me two blisters on my middle fingers (one on each hand).  But on the pulse side, this is a craft you can do while watching t.v./movie/NETFLIX (I've watched almost every season of Law and Order: SVU, but not all while I was working on this, it doesn't take that long!)
Supplies I got from JoAnn's Fabric
Wreath with two rows finished
Wreath finished (without letters on)

Now I have a craft to make for Christmas presents with all the extra fabric! =]  The possibilities with this fabric wreath is AWESOME! You can make one for any occasion.  I'm honestly thinking about selling these little gems. =]  I saw online wreath like this sell for $70+ dollars.  I'd probably sell them in the range of $35 to $50, depending on the size and type.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Holy Crap. It's SEPTEMBER!

I can't believe how fast 2012 is going.  It's already SEPTEMBER.  FALL IS COMING!! =D  I LOVE Fall.  Fall means football, scarves, boots, chili, decorations... eeeee I'm so excited.

To me, September is the start of my "holiday" season.  I have SEVERAL birthdays between here and Christmas (including my own) and now that we live away from our family there is going to have to be some planning involved this year so the hubby and I will be able to see everyone! I've even started planning out my handmade gifts for everyone this Christmas.  I tend to procrastinate, so the sooner I plan stuff out, the more likely I am to ACTUALLY do them. 

I also am a firm believer in holiday decorations.  The earlier the better.  I mean what's the point of all your work if you only get to enjoy it for two weeks before you have to pack it all up and put it away.  I usually decorate for Halloween in the 3rd week of September and my Christmas decorations go up in early November.  

Oh, and Happy Labor Day!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bonus Points at Ulta!!

So after checking my email yesterday I saw that Ulta was giving a bonus 400 points in their reward program (that's like $12.00!!) when you spend $80. Challenge accepted!
Here's what I ended up getting:

  • HealthySexyHair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-in Conditioner
  • NYX Cream Blush in Tickled
  • NYX Blush in Peach
  • NYX Blush in Desert Rose
  • Nivea A Kiss of Flavor Strawberry Tinted Lip Care
  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Pink Rose 
  • For the Hubby - Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Face Wash and M lotion (for normal to dry Skin)

NYX Mega Shine in Pink Rose
NYX Mega Shine in Beige

Nivea A Kiss of Flavor Strawberry Tinted Lip Care

NYX Blush in Peach

NYX Blush in Desert Rose
NYX Cream Blush in Tickled

I love NYX cosmetics.  I would consider them to be "drug store" even though I can only find them at Ulta (or their website).  They are EXTREMELY well priced and they are cruelty free.  They have a TON of products to choose from.  I was just in the market for blushes and lip glosses.