Life lately & I went to Florida

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I have not posted in a while. Sickness and a little travel have kept me away. First there was a sinus infection (Jake), then a viral infection (me), then a deadly tooth infection (Jake), and last but not least, the stomach flu (me). Now that we are healthy over here--hopefully for good-- I am back in action.

A little over a week ago I was in sunny Florida. It was about 75 degrees everyday and the only catch is that I was there for work. But there was still plenty of fun to be had. We stayed at the Orlando World Center Marriott where I enjoyed the late night hottub, fluffy pillows, and mini bar. (Tip: Do not ever eat or drink from a hotel minibar, even if it's just a Figi water.)

(The bosses, and my co-worker/roomie)
(view from our room on the 19th floor)
(The night we met "A-mele and not a snack".)
(sneaking in some sun time between meetings)
(one of the many pieces of jewelry I swooned over)
(jewelry buying room)
(downtown disney)

Project: Neon Bracelet

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'm sure you've seen that neon's all the rage these days. Unlike other trends I try to avoid, I'm totally falling for this one, especially when it comes to jewelry!  Here are some inspiration images I've come across lately:

seen HERE

 seen HERE

Painted neon jewelry- 'why can't I do that?'
The other day I found an old costume-y crystal bracelet in my stash and knew it was perfect for a little neon makeover.

There she is.

All you need for this little project is below.

1. Your paint colors- I used mod squad by Essie and lickety split lime by Sally Hansen in keeping with the neon theme. But of course, the possibilities are endless.
2. Tweezers- I just used my regular eyebrow tweezers to pry the prongs back and remove the stones.
3. Brushes- A brush smaller then the actual polish brush is necessary. I used two makeup brushes turned paint brushes and they worked pretty well.

Let dry about 30 minutes before replacing the stones and pushing the prongs back in place.

And enjoy!

Are you all loving neon as much as I am?

a week in the life

Friday, February 3, 2012

We have been working on our rocking chair and it's coming along. Not perfect, but pretty good for our first upholstery job. Possibly our last:)

I went crazy with my nail polish this week. All but one was midnight blue. Three different males felt the need to tell me that one of my nails was pink. Really, I had no idea? Colors are Mod Squad and Midnight Cami by Essie.

Tax season is upon us.

Aside from the usual Bachelor, Housewives, and ESPN watching, we watched the HGTV special on the 2012 dream home.  I want to win it- bad. I could totally live in Park City, Utah. Of course, there are things about the interior design that I would choose to change to better suit us, but with the $500,000 that comes with the grand prize, I think I could afford to. Or will that only cover taxes the first year?:) Either way, don't enter to win 'cause the house is mine!

Anyone else's week as exciting as mine???

Blog Design by Nudge Media Design | Powered by Blogger