Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DIY Painting

A looong time ago I posted this picture of a huge frame that I filled with canvas and was planning to paint:

And it sat unpainted for longer than I care to admit.  But I finally did it!  It may look like I'm a skilled artist, but I promise it was so simple.  I literally borrowed some paints from my artist friend Tory (thank you!!) and decided on colours that I thought would work.  I started with the darkest purple colour, painted a stripe, then added more white paint and did the next stripe.  Then I switched to the teals - mixed the first colour, painted a stripe and added white paint for the next stripe.  I didn't have a full palette of colours, I just added white to make one shade lighter and lighter.  I left space for the yellow because I wanted to add just 1 other bright colour.  I love how it turned out!  We keep changing things around next to the piano, not quite sure how to fill the space on the sides without cluttering things up....

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Fashion Wishlist

When I was buying clothes as a teen my motto was "the cheaper the better".  And now that look back, there are only a handful of clothes that I still actually (a) like, (b) fit or (c) are in good condition.  But now that I'm getting a bit older I'm realizing the value of investing in certain pieces that will actually last me longer than 1 year.  Still, it's hard to pull away from my 15 year old mentality and actually discipline myself to save up for something that's really worthwhile.  And let's be honest, it's still gotta be on sale because I love a deal.  

Here's what I'm saving for:

A classy coat like one of these

These Toms Desert Wedges:

Here's what I'd buy for a really great deal (read: cheap)

A floral blazer

A fun printed t-shirt

Something camo, like this comfy dress

And here's what I'd make myself:

A cross front dress in a bright colour (I already have a pattern!)

Thursday, October 3, 2013


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