Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I have found an outfit that has just awed me and I am in love:
Pastel maxi skirt

The colors are perfect for Summer and the style is great for dinner or a party. The only problem I found with this ensemble....the price. From the top to the shoes: everything was well over $100. For us "normal" ladies, that's just way more than our wallets can allow us to spend in order to look fabulous. 

I've set out on a mission to find similiar pieces for much, much less; and here is what I found:

$32 Lulus
$23 Forever21
This maxi is a little shorter, but for $36 @

The color combo can also be reversed-which can give you endless options to find what you would like on a budget. What are some sites to check out? Be sure to check out the two listed above, and here are a few others that can help you find what you need without breaking the bank:

Happy Hunting! *May the odds be ever in your favor ;)


Banner, Banner on the Wall

burlap bannerIf you're addicted to Pinterest, you've seen these adorable, new banners that are popping up at parties everywhere. It's the Burlap banner (suddenly we have more things to do with burlap that we imagined-who knew?).

These banners can be made any number of ways that you would like. You can make the shapes into triangles, squares, tri-square (as seen in the picture to the left), or you can even do the circle.

The design of the banner is left to your own creativity. I've seen people use paint to spell their letters, and some have used thread to hand-stitch each letter, or you can print letters onto your burlap pieces (directions here). After you have created your letters, now the fun part-decorating! :) Decorating your banner provides endless possibilities. When I made my own, I used lace ribbon, some scrapbook pieces, and pages from old college textbooks (I knew those would come in handy for something).

Finally, you'll glue your pieces to either twine or hemp. I used twine, I was able to get it for $1 at Dollar General. Allow to dry and then you're good to go! If you need more step by step directions, click here.

Here are the two banners I made for my sister (the "thank you" is personally, my fav):
"Home Sweet Home" made with Lace Ribbon
"Thank You" made with textbook pages and scrapbook decor 
(used a permanent marker to draw the letters)

Add here are a few additional banners that I loved while browsing through Pinterest :) Enjoy!
burlap banner "sweet" burlap bannerburlap banner
cute burlap bannerBurlap bannerburlap & doilies banner
burlap bannerBurlap Apple Bannerburlap banner
                                     <<how cute for Halloween!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Everyone needs a good laugh now and then. So I have composed a few funnies for you all to enjoy.
 Happy Hump Day!

This is a great (and in my opinion better) version of the song "Rack City".

This gave me the giggles! Who doesn't love a good prank?

My husband and I love watching Ridiculousness on MTV, this episode was particularly my favorite-I laughed so hard that I cried (apologies that the quality isn't that great either):

And a little corny joke that I shared with my co-workers last week (it was a hit or maybe it was just because it was late in the day):