Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fashion Without A Budget

One of my new favorite things to do is check out pinterest and see how other people would match up clothing and accessories.  I always wondered how they did it... I'm a little behind the times.  It's on Polyvore!  I've been playing on it this evening.  I wanted to come up with some outfits that I would so wear.  Then I got a little carried away.  See, I have this bum ankle and there's no way I could ever wear these high heels, but they were begging to go with this ensemble!

Date Night

Date Night by devonay1 featuring ruffle tops

I'm a sucker for tans, browns and beiges.  This set has a touch of blush to it.  Love the pieces!  But, as you can see, I'm not a flashy girl.  Really, my clothing is more subdued than I am!

Soft Blush

Soft Blush by devonay1 featuring suede wedges

Then, I decided to get real.  This outfit is me.  I absolutely love the scarf, but knowing me, I would feel like I couldn't pull it off, and the scarf would go on a purse for a different outfit.

Casual Saturday Afternoon

Casual Saturday Afternoon by devonay1 featuring vintage handbags

So, I'm devonay1 on polyvore.  I'm sure I will be returning to add to my virtual wardrobe.  Beware though!  It's addicting!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Being My Own Boss ROCKS!!!!!

Technically, I'm not self-employed yet... but very soon!  I will  be posting as soon as all of the details are in place.  Let's just say, it's a win-win!!!

The cartoon cracked me up!  It's so me!

My Creative Classroom

I have been dabbling a lot more with my art and different crafts I've been wanting to try.  My favorite right now is mixed media.  I found My Creative Classroom and it happens that they were offering a class in it!

The first week's lesson is fabric collage.  Something I like, but it never seems to turn out the way I'd imagined.  I loved the instructor's example.  My project, not so much. It still feels like it's lacking something.  Oh well... I think I will try it again sometime when I have all of the supplies I want to use for it, instead of what I had handy.  Of course, I could be happy buying supplies every day!

If you get a chance, stop by My Creative Classroom.  They have a variety of interesting classes! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sugar Pop Ribbons Reviews and Giveaways

I've been checking out some of my regular blog favorites.  I love interesting articles, and I LOVE giveaways!  Right now, Sugar Pop Ribbons is giving away a free Jacob Bromwell popcorn popper!!!  I love homemade popcorn!  It's so much better than microwave popcorn.  I realllllly want this popper, but it's just not in my budget right now.  Can you imagine how heavenly it would smell popping away on your stove top?
I hadn't heard of the Jacob Bromwell company, but you have to look at the items they offer for sale.  They are so like items that your grandparents and great grandparents would have used.  I haven't seen a flour sifter like that in years!  Here is  the link...  Jacob Bromwell

Stop by Sugar Pop Ribbons today and enter for your chance to win!

Happiness Is Family

This pic was taken two weeks ago at one of my favorite cousin's wedding reception.  The wedding was one of the most beautiful I've ever been to.  Not because it was lavish, or expensive, but because of the obvious love and dedication of the two people exchanging vows.

After the wedding, I got to spend time with cousins that I rarely see   and I so enjoyed it.  It was also nice to see my Dad having such a good time, thoroughly in his element, joking and talking with family and friends.

Back to the picture, a very happy moment.  I'm happiest with my family.  No one knows me better than my Sisters.  I have a little decorative plaque displayed in my home and I think it says it all.
"A woman without her Sisters is like a bird without wings."

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Upromise And A Chance To Win $10,000

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPromise for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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As parents, we support our children in their hopes and dreams.  Right now Upromise is offering a chance to win $10,000 for lucky parents to makes those dreams a reality.  Upromise has rewarded members with more than $600 million in college savings through their reward program.  Now they want to celebrate this and all of the ways that they have helped children to become the people they are today and the adults they will become in the future.


To participate, all users have to do is submit a story about their dream for their children.  Users may also vote on stories by "liking" them.  Upromise is going to give away $1,000 to ten winners and a grand prize winner will receive $10,000.  

This is a wonderful program.  What a wonderful way to celebrate the bond between parents and children!  These gifts can help so many achieve the things they only dare to dream of.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Who Wants A Headband?

I've been so busy!  Still haven't found the time to learn all that is etsy, so I listed some of my things on eBay because I already know how that works.  I'm still not sure how the days are getting away from me so quickly!  I have several artistic projects I'm working on, along with some more fabric/clothing items.  Here is my link... Big Rock Country Store

P.S.  I am also taking custom orders!  Just let me know what colors you like!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stupid Fruit Flies!

It started out not being a huge deal, the lone fruit fly... THEN, it seemed he had one thousand friends that dropped in for Fruitflypalooza!  

I've been dealing with them for weeks.  No matter what I do, I can't seem to get rid of them.  I finally looked up solutions online and came up with one that just might work.  The only problem is, it involves using apple cider vinegar.  My apartment smells lovely right now.

As I type this, I'm about one hour into said experiment.  The bowl in the kitchen seems to have contained all the rascals in the immediate vicinity.  The bowl in the bathroom, not so much.  It has only claimed two victims.  The smell isn't doing much for my queasy tummy either.  I'll update you later.  Any suggestions?

Shine On

I got a little usual, but this time by a nasty end of Summer cold that just wouldn't let go!  I've just about beaten it now.  This is one of the little projects I've been working on.  I've had her in my head for a while.

She doesn't have a name, but she loves a sunny day!

I was trying to take some pics while I still had daylight, but for some reason, they came out with a blue tint.  Her bling isn't sparkling in these pics.

She even has a little matching bling on her shoes....

She shines on like the Sun.