Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Converting Your Guest Bedroom To a Fabulous Closet!

I've been looking for this photo for a while now.  I remember reading either a House Beautiful or Elle magazine, where a lady decided to convert her guest bedroom into a closet for herself.  At first I thought, are you allowed to do that?  Turn guests away to make room for a fabulous closet.  But the idea has taken hold, and won't let me go.  Now I just have to do this one day!  But I've been looking for that magazine article and haven't found it yet.  I know it is somewhere in my garage.  I'm sure I didn't throw it out, because I never throw anything out, horder that I am.

So I was so happy when I came across this photo in Polyvore because it is from that article I've been looking for.  Unfortunately it isn't very clear.65 Stylish And Exciting Walk-In Closet Design Ideas
Wouldn't it be so decadent to have this as your closet?

Converting Your Guest Bedroom To a Fabulous Closet 2!

converting your spare room to a closet
Here I am trying to find some items to recreate that sumptuous closet.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fashiony Fab Giveaway

The lovely Maru at Fashiony Fab hosted a giveaway for her blog's first anniversary and her 25th birthday.  What a generous lady.  And I can't believe I won.  So I just wanted to say thank you to her and you should all take a look at her beautiful blog!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's Lancome Gift Giveaway Time At Nordstrom's!

I love Lancome "gift with purchase" time!  This time at Nordstrom you have a choice of three different gifts plus a bonus.





I think I will go for the HYDRATE. This summer heat has really dried me out.  Plus I like the cosmetic case with the girl carrying the Eiffel Tower.  So cute.

Now what to buy to qualify for the gift?  Hmmm....

I always like to have a tube of this Pure Empreint Masque with white clay.  It really cleans out the pores and stops breakouts before they happen.

I'd like to try this Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder to freshen up throughout the day.

I always have a couple of Lancome eyeshadow palettes in my cosmetic drawer.  They seem to last all day without melting off your face, no matter how hot it gets!  This new Bridal Collection - Color Design Shadow & Liner Palette looks lovely.  You can create a classic or smokey eye.  I would definitely like to try this palette.

Well, go forth and claim your gifts with purchase!  See you at the Nordstrom Lancome counter tout suite.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Transition From Summer To Fall With Julep Nail Polish

As Summer is coming to a close, I am looking forward to Fall.  I'm longing for cooler weather, but I am already missing the fun lazy days of Summer.  So I am saying goodbye to Summer with this beautiful rich papaya creme "Princess Grace" nail polish from Julep.  And I am saying hello to Fall with "Brielle", a deep autumn orange creme.

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Which Julep nail polish would you choose for your new Fall wardrobe?

Friday, September 5, 2014

All Occasion Gift Tags!

I always like to have gift tags on hand for emergency gift giving!  Here are two great new all occasion gift tags that I just listed in my Etsy shop.

My customers have been very inventive in the ways they use these tags. Bridal showers, birthdays and hostess gifts top the list.  In what way would you use them? 

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Favorite Art Supply

     I have been asked to write a few words describing my favorite art supply or tool.  So here I am looking around my studio at all these tools and supplies that I take for granted every day, trying to figure out which is my favorite.  Which one of these tools is the one I just can’t do without?

     Thinking back to my days at University when I was required to paint with only 3 colors (magenta, cyan, yellow) plus black and white, I don’t want to give up the wealth of Windsor Newton water colors I have now.  I love my Burnt Siena, Permanent Rose, Sap Green, and Naples Yellow.  This list goes far beyond these beautiful and versatile pigments.  So, not giving up the watercolors then.

     If I can’t do without my watercolors, then I can’t give up my bouncy little paint brushes that keep their shape and come back to a point when I dip them in my paint cup.

     I have been contemplating relinquishing my old Hello Kitty water cup that a friend gave me so many years ago when we went to high school together.  This little paint cup started life as a thermos for my lunch box, but it became the perfect traveling paint cup when I started University.  With a swinging handle and plastic body, it has been durable, light-weight, and unbreakable. I can not bring myself to throw out my old paint cup.

     Hmm… what next?  Pencils?  Nope, I need those humble and most basic of tools to sketch with.  And if I have my pencils, I will need my Panasonic Auto Stop Electric Pencil Sharpener.  Nothing drives me crazier then having unsharpened pencils!  Of course, dull X-acto blades drive me a little bonkers also.

     Ok, I can’t seem to give anything up.  They are all my favorites.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I am a glutton for art supplies.  Going into an art supply store is like going into a candy shop… I want it all!