Thursday, October 27, 2011

feeling craft-y

puts me in a crafty mood...
So instead of doing homework & writing my Shakespeare essay...I found some crafts I would like to try!!

DIY style...

:Cut-up an old t-shirt...and boom! A necklace that can brighten up a dull white tee:

:Snowglobe wonderlands....Almost any jar works for this project: Baby-food, pimiento, and olive jars are good choices. Look for plastic or ceramic figurines (metal ones are prone to rust) at flea markets and hobby or model-railroad shops. Synthetic evergreen tips are available at many floral-supply stores. You will also need oil-based enamel paint, sandpaper, epoxy, distilled water, glitter, and glycerin (available at drugstores).:

:Lacey bracelet, all thats needed is lace fabric & fabric stiffener:

:Heart maps, grab some old maps, sicssors, and a shadowbox frame from Target:

enjoy crafting :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The snow has finally arrived...
:The view from my balcony, brrrr...:

As much as I despise walking to class in it, now I have an excuse to wear my cute winter clothes :)
Here are a few chilly weather necessities I never leave my home without...

:A red pea with gold buttons brings a nice pop of color to dull winter clothing, this can be found @ Jcrew I own my mother's old red pea coat from the 80's and it matches with EVERYthing!:

:Karl Donoghue Fluffy earmuffs found here:

:Funky gloves to spice up your outfit, found here:

Have a warm&fuzzy day (:


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Here are some yummy fall treats I've been drying to try...
they are simple.easy.quick & require very few ingredients :)
Perfect for parties, desserts, or after school snacks!


:found here:

:Pumpkin&Cream Cheese Muffins:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, or to taste (I like mine with almost a tablespoon of spice!)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg + 1 egg white
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
1 TB confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin tins with nonstick spray. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese with 1 TB confectioners sugar. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.
In another bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, buttermilk, egg, egg white, and vanilla.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, being careful not to over mix.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way full with batter mixture. Place a dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each muffin.
Bake 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes before indulging.
:found here:

Have a sweet day pumpkins :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloweiner !!!

In light of the upcoming holiday...
I found some fun Halloween decorations/fashions/&novels
I would love to share with you :)

:A little creepy, but too funny not to try!:

:This orange blouse found here, is a fabulous shade of Halloween orange:

:Creative spin on your average carving, a antique looking pumpkin candelabra:
:My favorite Halloween book growing up as a child :):

Have a safe, happy, festive filled Halloween :)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Haven't done a music post in quite some time....
Thankfully for my wonderful friends, I've found some new fab music!

Here are my current favorites...

:Frank Ocean, thinking about you:

:Ok...forgive me for posting a Selena Gomez song...but this one is so catchy and original...can't get Love you Like a Love Song out of my head!:

Love this musical quote....Food for thought...Starbucks has pretty insight :)


Monday, October 10, 2011


That old saying goes..."a picture is worth a thousand words" are some pictures I think that are worthy of at least a thousand :)...

aw :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mad for Mad Men

My new favorite show is Mad Men on AMC...if you haven't had a chance to watch the's a MUST!

The plot is filled with endless amounts of drama and the height of 1960's fashion for both men and women.

Although she may not be my favorite character...Betty Draper's style is to die for.
Here are a few re-creations of her classic styles:

:Betty's classic cut trench coat is still fashionable today:

:Modern trench...found @ Jcrew:

:Betty's simple orange tea dress:

:adding a little flare and more color pop, this Tangerine Flicker Dress found @ Anthropologie is the perfect  new twist on a dated look:

Following Betty's motto...

Have a very un-boring, fun filled day of vintage fashions!