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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DIY Sticker Album

I have a confession... I LOVE STICKERS! I love all kinds of stickers, small ones, big ones, shiny, puffy, kawaii, vintage, and I have them all over. I looked online for sticker albums and I can find any that I really want, so I made one. Here's how to do it.
 
Materials you will need:
 
5 Pieces of Cardstock, basic printer paper works, but cardstock is thicker and opaque.
Needle/Thread
Ruler
Tape
String/Ribbon for a closure
Glue
Stickers!
 
 
 
 
 
Fold your paper in half

On one page measure 1.5" in on both sides

 
Gather your pages and poke all the way through, if you don't have this tool you can use a needle to pierce it on 1 page at a time

 
Take thread and secure the pages together.

 
I tape the thread down so it doesn't move or come undone

 
Glue the 2 pages together to hid the thread. You could put stickers there to hid it, but I didn't want my stickers to be bent.


 
There is your basic book. You don't have to use it as a sticker book, it can be used as a mini scrapbook, use it for a zine, or to put movie tickets, basically whatever you can think of,







 
For extra details take string/ribbon tape it on each side(make sure it's equal on each side or it will close weird)

 
Add a decorative cover. I used vintage contact paper, but you can use anything.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Thrift Haul

 
I went to one of my favorite thrift stores called St. Vincent's, and look at all my loot! The total cost of all this awesome-possum-ness was less than $7!

 
Birthday Bear from 1983! This thing is 3 years older than me, and it still looks awesome! I have this thing for Care Bears. Growing up I'd watch the cartoon, and I had Care Bears, In high school I rocked the Care Bear backpack with pride I might add, and Grumpy Bear shoelaces, Oh yes.

 
Beetlejuice puzzle, all the pieces were inside! I like adding resin on top and hanging them up. I don't think it's tacky!

 
I bought this 'The Little Mermaid' book just for the Ursula page, I also like framing pages from old books, and who doesn't love Ursula!

 
Mugs from the 80's.


This Mumu is gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. If you ever find them, buy them! They come in fun colors, and for my body type they look awesome. They are adorable with cardigans, this is my 3rd Mumu, and I'm in love. I found this one in the Halloween costume section for $2! I will for sure be doing an OOTD in this!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The lady or the Cat?

 
Cardigan: Thrifted
Galaxy Cat shirt: Target, men section
Skirt: Homemade from a vintage sheet
Tights: We heart colors
Shoes: Thrifted
Cat Ears: Claire's

 
Hello, Dollies! I actually have an outfit post! Yay! I was planning on posting awhile ago but once again I became sick! This time I had to go to the ER, they gave me an IV, and a bunch of test. They treated me for dehydration, and ulcers. It was the most horrible pain, ever! And if you can't tell I've lost 60 lbs.! I wasn't even trying!

 
We are all getting into the Halloween spirit, even Charlie Pug. in his Halloween pajama's!
 
 


 
In the 'Month of Halloween' a Jack O' Lantern sweater is in need.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DIY Unicorn Brooch

 
These pins are so easy to make, you can use any image, I love finding interesting pictures from vintage books, I found this Unicorn sticker book for $.10cents!

 
The materials you need are-
Image, you can use a book, print one, any thing on paper works
Glue
Marker
Cardboard, recycle!
Bias tape or sticky tape 
Felt
Pin Backing

 
Draw 2 circles next to each other, I used a template on the 1 1/4 circle, then connect with a line.

 
 
Cut it out, and trace several more, I used 7.

 

Now Glue them all together.

 
And Clamp.

 
After the glue dries, sand the sides to they are even.

 
Glue your image and cut off the excess.


 
Glue your bias tape around the outside, you could also use deco tape, or washi tape.
 
 
 
Glue felt to the back, and add your pin backing. This project took less than 30 minutes including drying time. I also added glitter on the front, Every Unicorn needs to be covered with glitter!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Let them have cake storage!

 
This DIY is so easy! The materials you will need are:
 
2 boxes, I like the look of round boxes, but square works just as well
Acrylic paint
Ribbon
Chunky Glitter
Glue
I also used a wooden ball for a cherry and mini fake flowers, but you can use anything!
 
 
Directions: Glue the boxes together, I like Tacky Glue. Paint anyway you like, use your favorite cake as inspiration. I like adding ribbon in the middles it makes it look like a yummy layered cake! Now decorate, it really is that simple.
 
 




I like using my cake storage box for my sewing notions.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Music Can Save You

Music is and always will be a huge part of my life. Some of my favorite memories are something to do with music. For every emotion that is possible there is a song that can enhance it. Here are some of my most favorite memories dealing with music.
 
Robert Francis, I went to a Mat Kearney concert in Feb of 2012, Robert was the opening act. I listen to his music before a few years before this, so I was extremely excited! He gets so into his music, it's crazy. Passionate people are my kind of people. His songs are amazing, but hearing them live is an experience everybody needs to have. He played a song called "Some things never change", there is a lyric that goes " Yeah, out there in the night, Somewhere in the pouring rain", he changed 'Somewhere to Seattle", and it's just one of those things that stick with you, it gave me chills, it's hard to explain, but I felt happy, the way he sang it, it made life seem surreal. I will always remember it.

In 2012 My husband and I went to the Summerland tour in Las Vegas. Before the bands started playing they had 90s music playing in the background, so imagine a pool full of strangers standing together, the song "What's Up" by the Four Non Blondes starts playing, and as the chorus starts everybody in the pool simultaneously starts singing together. Sometimes when I'm having a bad day, I think about that moment.
 
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Goo Goo Dolls being my favorite band since 95', this moment was awesome. The Goo Goo dolls were amazing, their music is much different now then it was, I always say they're are 2 kind of Goo Goo doll fans, Punk Goo, and Pop Goo. There music now is very pop. I'm more of the Punk Goo, their albums Jed, Goo Goo Dolls, Superstar Carwash, and A boy named Goo has gotten me through some tough times in my life. They played in my city, and I was thrilled, of course they don't play the albums I favor, but I had to see them. I really love the song "Iris" and John Rzeznik points at me in this video.
My husband plays guitar, when we first got together in 2005 he played café shows a lot, he always dedicated them to me, and played songs I loved. He doesn't play cafés anymore, but he still plays me my favorite songs.


I really love music. The top 3 bands I listen to are Goo Goo Dolls, Everclear, and Alice Cooper. I love all kinds of music, but I lean more towards Alternative. Going to a concert is like a drug, once you're hooked you'll always be looking for your next fix. I'm going to my 3rd Alice Cooper concert in November, and I can't wait!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Semi-Outfit-Photo

 
Leggings- Forever 21
Shirt- Old Navy
 
I did intend to have better photos of my outfit, but my battery died. I bought these leggings online at Forever 21, they are so comfortable, and they fit great! A little loose in the ankles, but I love them, and they have wolves, bears, tigers, oh my!

 
My Niece thought this pose was funny, so we did it.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Something to Watch

 
If you're looking for something great to watch on a Friday night, why not watch "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark". This movie came out in 2011. It's about Sally, a young girl who moves in with her father and his new girlfriend. The house is amazing. The girl is adorable, and she is constantly taking photos with her polaroid. This could be my child!

 
The creatures, as first you think "Hey, Sally has a friend"...but as most horror movies go, things change. I personally thought they were kind of cute. This movie is on Netflix, and is rated R.