Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Daily Favorite

I'm not sure if all of you have heard of Hautelook.com or not, but it has quickly become one of may favorite places over the last year.  I'm a sucker for a good deal and they send out new deals everyday!!!  It's not just 1 or 2 things either....it's like multiple items!!  It's clothing, shoes, purses, bags, home accessories, rugs, kid's toys, vacations, EVERYTHING up to 75% off!!!

I have bought gifts, clothing for myself, shoes, purses, pillows, chairs....all at up to 75% off retail.  I just love looking at what is for sale everyday!  (They are not paying me to blog about this, I'm not cool enough for that...but if you sign up from my links, I get a $10 credit the first time you buy something.)

Here's a few things they have for sale today that I am digging on....might just have to buy that Jessica Simpson purse!!  Oh...and you can't actually see what they have on sale without signing up.  It makes you want it even more since you can't see it!  haha

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Local Flavor Wedding Set

Here's another custom wedding invitation set that I created for a co-worker.  They turned out really cute!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Let's Celebrate!

I'm going out with my friends tonight to celebrate my birthday....pizza and beer, 2 of my favorite things.  Oh, and my friends too!  :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Need more Art...

After moving into our new house, I realize we need a lot more art to decorate our new rooms.  It's hard for me to pick out artwork because as an artist myself, I always think "I could do that myself really easily."  But then, I never find time to actually do it!

I'm trying to find different work and support artists that don't sell to big retail chain stores.  More people like me who are just trying to make a few bucks doing something they love.  Here's a few pieces that I found that I think are pretty unique.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Boot Season is Coming! Boot Season is Coming!

I'm so excited for another year of boot season!  I am slightly obsessed with boots, I'm up to almost 10 pair now and I want more!  Here's a few cute ones I found for this season:

Monday, August 15, 2011

UO Call For Artists

I think Urban Outfitters is a pretty rad store and they offer up some of the coolest things!  As an artist I find this pretty refreshing, check it out:

Here's a few pictures of their gallery:

My Trunk Show!

I have a date set for my trunk show at Eclectics Gallery!  We have decided the opening night of my show will be Friday, October 14th from 5-9pm and it will run for 2 weeks.  If you live in the Kansas City area, please feel free to come down and check out my stuff and many other talented local artists work.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Wedding Tree

Wedding season is in full swing and sales of my wedding tree in my esty store have been great this year!  If you know someone getting married, you should tell them this about this unique way to create a guestbook.(And it makes great artwork for the home after the wedding!)  It's also a great gift for that close friend or relative for their wedding, just make sure to coordinate it with them in advance!

Here's a photo of my wedding tree from our wedding last September:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Steady Progress

Since moving into the new house we are trying to make a little progress on a few rooms.  This past week and weekend we tackled the family room.  I painted one accent wall a beautiful terra cotta color to match the pillows on our new couch.  Then, Sunday I had to work all day so my wonderful husband painted the shelves beside our fireplace.  I think the results of the new room are amazing!!  We still plan on painting the other 2 walls in the room white, but here's what we have accomplished so far!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Candy Buffet.....the newest Wedding Trend

My sister in law got married a few weeks ago and my mother in law asked me to set up the candy buffet for her.  I gladly accepted as I wanted one at my wedding last year but couldn't find a way to pull it off.

So, I took what all she had bought and ran with it!  I found small white paper bags and made cute labels with the bride/groom name, wedding date and the phrase "Love is Sweet."  I coordinated all the candy labels and tied everything up with different kinds of black and white ribbons.

I was really excited with how it turned out and so was everyone else!  My mother in law has been getting calls about it ever since!  This may lead to a new endeavor for me....I may start up a small candy buffet renting business.  (Lots to think about there!)

Here's a few pictures I took really quickly with my phone, they are pretty terrible.  I hope the photographer has some better ones!

Have you been to a wedding with a candy buffet?  Did you think it was a cute idea?  What would you do differently?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Done Moving

I'm finally done moving and can get back to my normal life...yeah!!  I'll start posting some pictures of my latest projects, trust me there are plenty to work on around the new house!  I spent the last 2 days painting and I am EXHAUSTED!  It's back to work for me tomorrow, can't say I'm looking forward to getting back to work...but I am looking forward to less manual labor!