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All I Want For Christmas is Yoooouuuuu!

Well Hello There!!

Holy Guacamole, Batman. I just finished putting in the links to my holiday wish list and shit. got. cray. I can’t believe how many things my little heart wants. It’s pretty absurd considering the fact that I’ve already purchased this and this for myself. I may need help… Retail Therapy Help?? Wink, wink.

So here goes nuthin’ Santa.

*STUFF FOR THE HOUSE*

Brass Wireless Speaker, Hearth Mug, Large Frying Pan, Bell Flush Mount Lights, Makan Chairs, Furniture Bible
I’m pretty obsessed with those mugs from the Magnolia line and I’m 100% certain they’ll be making an appearance in my kitchen soon. The flush mounts too… I’m dying to change out the can lights in the hallway into something prettier. The chair and brass speaker are definitely wish items, but the pan – yeah, I kinda need a ginormous pan to feed my little litter.

Bentwood Rounded Mirror, Cricut Shirt Press, Tumalo Front Door Hardware, Turtle Hamper, Anova Sous Vide Cooker
Everyone is dying over the sous vide tech and I’m certainly curious… The hardware? OMG, so beautiful and my current set is killing me softly – it’s like not straight anymore (WTF?). A wood mirror is in my future – could this one be it?
*STUFF FOR MY BODY AND FACE*

Tie Neck Flannel, ED Slippers, Kompari Coconut Cream, Newsboy Hat, Bow Earrings, Jessa Mule
The desire for plaid is strong here, and I’m loving this shirt with the bow! I’ve lusted after Kompari for SO LONG, I don’t know why I’m being such a cheapo, and should just buy it right now. (I didn’t.) I’m strangely into hats and pins and bows – and apparently mules – which my friends say are all grandma things. Just call me GRANNY!!
*STUFF JUST FOR FUN*

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, Banana Phone Case, Cactus Pin Cushion, Erasable Markers, iPhone Karaoke Microphone, Babe with the Power
Are you dying right now? This may be my favorite set – the karaoke phone thing I want real bad, but I don’t know why. The cactus!!! Pitter patter. And if you don’t know where the quote on the shirt is from, YOU NEED TO FIND OUT IMMEDIATELY.

Anything fabulous on your list?!? Shopaholics need to know.

Happy Holidays and

Shopping the 4th of July Sales!

Haaaaapppppy Fourth of July Week!

I’ve joked that the older I get the more patriotic, but it’s so true!  I love being an American – I take for granted liberties everyday that parts of the world are fighting for.  Yes, I know that we’re not perfect, and we have a way to go where everyone is treated equally, fairly and with respect and love.  But I also know that in this wonderful country I can truly choose my own path – even as a woman, mother, daughter of an immigrant, former sorority girl!  If you work hard, and believe, then YOU CAN FULFILL YOUR DREAMS.

My favorite way to celebrate?  Fireworks, of course.  But 15 minutes of celebrating is never enough (for me or my 4 boys who beg for more), so in that case, I enjoy a discount or two!!  I’ve already put a bunch of these in my cart and I’m seriously contemplating the chairs… are they good?  I can’t tell if I’m just in awe that I can get TWO for less than $100 and they’ll wipe clean.  That sounds so luxurious…. clean.  Fantasies, folks.  Just my sick, clean fantasies.

However you enjoy the festivities, either shopping or stuffing your face with watermelon….

Happy Celebrating!

Measuring Spoons $13.96, Bone Inlaid Side Table $280, Light Blue Dress $22, King Linen Pillowcase $8.98, Embroidery Caftan $26.99Eyes Print Pillowcase $3, Gold Trivet $7.99, Soap Dispenser $7.99, Ruffle Blouse $14.99, Island Pendant $165.99, Pair of Faux Leather Chairs $95.99, Clementine Painting $300, Tripod Plant Stand $17.50, Stripe Fedora $12, Ethnic Fabric Napkins $13.99

Moroccan Inspired Baby Shower Invitations!

Hi there friends!

Remember how I told you that my friend Yaso was having a baby?  That was a long time ago, I realize, and said baby is now out in the world and even smiling, cooing and just being all around cute!  But before all that goodness, there was a shower (which I got very few pictures of – DOH!) and there were invitations.

My crazy friend didn’t want to find out the gender of the baby before hand – like, HOW CAN YOU RESIST?!  Not me.  Oh, not me.  I wanted to know.  No.  I needed to know!!  Since I had no clue to the gender, there would be no rainbow unicorn or space cowboy themed shower.  (Although, dang, those two would be amaze-ball ideas, right?!?)  So I came up with the very original, (not), Moroccan theme idea.  It’s been done soooo many times, and VERY well, I might add, but I knew that I could really get colorful, keep it fun and inject one of my friend’s favorite animals, the peacock, into the mix!!

Enter my vision for the invitation – A flying peacock carrying a baby.  There should totally be a picture like that on-line.  Everything’s on-line.

Not this, you guys.

So I drew something myself, using inspiration from the ol’ faithful baby deliverer, the stork.  Here’s what I came up with.

While I was working on figuring out this, I was also learning how to use my new Cricut.  Honestly, uploading the peacock and cutting her out in the design space was fairly painless.  Winning!

I found this great paper and used that to just go crazy with color and pattern – It’s like an explosion of prints!

The trick to making the card, is to add an inch to the length and make an accordion pocket like the photo above.  In the fold you’ll put in the peacock, which I mounted on a clear plastic cut-out (from a strawberry container!!).

When you open the card, there is a SURPRISE!!  Do you see how that peacock is literally flying in the air?!

It’s damn near impossible to find double-sided glitter paper, so I used glitter from a spray can, and glued on a gem for the eye.

The rest was pretty straightforward, just a bunch of gluing!  I used textured foam for the front and sprayed those too.  Why not?

Just a fun idea you can use to create a special card!!  And I love the Cricut – sometimes it gives me a small heart attack, but overall, I’m very happy!