Monday, April 30, 2012

Make It Monday: DIY Terrarium for CHEAP

I have been coveting terrariums for a while now. Some of them are just gorgeous and I really love the idea and feel of something green in the home. Plants bring in life and make a home feel energized. This is what has been on my wishlist.
Terrarium...geodesic terrarium!

Terrarium

terrarium

Floating vases

But really, I dont have the money to go out and buy some plants and some dirt in the hopes that I dont kill my plants.. I dont have the best track record for that kind of thing.
Anyway, so I was on Pinterest the other day (pick a day, Im always on) and I saw this little thing that read "put the green onion ends in water, and they will re-grow. You will never have to buy green onions again." Sounded good to me. Not that green onions are that expensive, but whatevs, right? Worth a shot. So, I emptied out a baby food jar, filled it with water and put the ends the jar and set in the window sill.

Within days, it started to sprout again. How lovely! (something on Pinterest finally came through for me.. lol)
But a little baby food jar with plants in the window sill did look a little 9th grade Biology class, and not in a cool way.
I was determined to find some where to put this. Insert BRILLIANT idea. I had a beautiful, but boring, apothecary jar full of shells and rocks I purchased at the dollar store a while ago (not the jar, just the shells.. now THAT would be a steal.) And thought to myself, self, this is the best idea ever. 

I pulled a few shells out to create a shallow hole and snuggled the baby jar with the green onions in it. Filled the edges around the jar to keep it in cognito and Voila!

Amazing and super cute, ridiculously cheap, Terrarium.

Hope I have inspired you today, to be creative!

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Confessions

This is a picture from back in the day, when I used to make baby headbands and sell them in my Etsy  shop. Thats my child. I dont have any girls.
Feather Boa RESERVED for H. Carter
You do the math.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Giveaway : Beaded Applique Headband



 I thought this week I would give away something that I personally have made. As a gesture of gratitude toward you all, my lovely readers. In the past I made headbands using appliques. They were all different and very gorgeous. The one pictured above is one similar to the one up for grabs!
This one pictured here is the one that one lucky reader will receive.
The coloring is the same as the one above, it just looks different due to the glow from the computer monitor. The design of the beadwork is the only difference. They are the same size, so you can see from the picture where its in my hair, about how big it is and where it will sit on your head.
The head band I am giving away is silver in color with a flower designed out of rhinestones. Wrapped in frayed black silk, its elegant yet edgy.
 To enter this giveaway is easy. All you have to do, is become a follower of my blog and tell me that you did so. By clicking the "Join This Site" button, found on the top right corner of my blog and then leave a comment on this post. To leave a comment is easy, at the end of this post you will see a link that says "0 comments" click on it, (here is an example image,  you will click right next to that pencil)



 Next a box shows up with a title that reads, "Post a comment"Type in that box, leaving me a cute little love note telling me where you will wear this beauty.

Extra entries:
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Please leave separate comments if you have extra entries.

Contest ends next Friday, May 5th (AKA Cinco De Mayo)
Good Luck Everyone and Happy Friday!
Ole!
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Red Lips Via MAC Cosmetics: The perfect red lipstick for fair skin

I have been trying to find just the right shade of Red. I think its tricky, there are so many shades. You've got the orange reds, the purple reds, the mauve, burgandy, pink red. The list goes on. But for my fair skin and blonde hair I think I found the perfect color. Where else but MAC right?
This combo was just the ticket.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hump Day Inspiration: Wood

Back by popular demand, I bring you, Hump Day Inspirations. A little beauty to get us through the week. Not a bad idea, if I do say so myself.
With May just around the corner and the smell of rain at my window,
I present, Earth inspired pieces.







Here's to making it through half the week!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Anthro Loafers




Ugh. I need these, like right now.
Who's got 80 bones they wanna gimme??
These are totes worth the investment.

Cant decide. Shiny or matte. Which do you fancy??

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