Friday, May 20, 2011

Sesame Street Mani

Sunny Day
Sweepin' the clouds away
On my way to where the air is sweet...
 This person sure could use some help with her cuticles, yikes!

Rainbow Rollick

Thursday, May 19, 2011

DIY S-Hook Bracelet

The fact that these are made with "S-Hooks" sold me at first glance.  I'm making these this weekend.  Lowe's or Home Depot will have both items you need to make this statement bracelet.  Now, to just master that sliding knot.  It looks pretty simple, wish me luck!  I'll post mine next week when I'm finished. 

Here's what you'll need:

Here's what you'll do:

Here's what you'll end up with:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Clever Cords

Ever wonder what to do with those plastic bread tags?  Beyond genius.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May's Favored Nail Hue

This months hue wasn't an easy choice, I've obtained some fantastic colors over the last month however, I've finally made my decision.  Drum roll please....the winner this month is essie's chinchilly.  I think I mentioned this in April, but you can now purchase popular essie polishes at CVS for $8.  This neutral grey matches with literally anything and everything.  I'm actually painting my nails this color tonight!

Favored Hue's Of The Past:
April 2011

DIY Determined #7

I FINALLY got this project finished and I'm psyched about the results!  I can't wait to wear over a fun dress!
Follow my simple steps below to make your very own.
Here's what you'll need:  Scissors, old jean jacket, rubber bands, bleach and about an hour of time
First step:  Cut those sleeves right off the jacket, the sloppier the better (once you wash, it fringes up)
Second step: Wrap rubber bands as tight as possible around random sections, the more the merrier!
Third step:  In a safe place (I chose the kitchen sink) pour bleach into a throw away container
Fourth step: Carefully dip the rubber banded sections into the bleach.
Saturate the area, let it absorb and repeat a few times.
Step five: Just like with hair, heat will help speed up the time, so I let this sit outside to hurry the process 
20 minutes and it's already changing!
Final steps:  After achieving the lightness desired, wash immediately in hot water with bleach & detergent and you're finished!  Dry, wear and ENJOY!  -Sally

Bollywood Boots

To say I'm obsessed with these would be an understatement, all I know is that it says they're available here and I see no buy button or link to make the purchase.  Love. Love. Love.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Royal Resemblance

Was the Royal Wedding Disney inspired? 
Judging by this picture, it certainly looks that way!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Moroccan Manner

I'm infatuated.

Must. Have. All. Now.

Detailed Dismantles

Todd McLellan disassembles and meticulously rearranges everyday household items like cameras, flip clocks and typewriters.  His persnickety (or OCD) way of arranging all the pieces is quite interesting, definitely fine works of art.  Enjoy, I can't stop looking!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TwoFaced Trashcans

 I'm infatuated. These reclaimed plastic bins have been wrapped with rattan to make the ultimate up-cycled trashcan/wastebasket.  The green is my absolute fav and is available ($36-$48) at Dwell.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DIY Hemp Pendant Lamp

I've always loved the lights in the lobby at my office and here is a simple tutorial on how to make them.  I'm totally attempting this ASAP, only mine will be orange.  Sticky-fingers here I come!

First Lady Frolics

Our First Lady can certainly cut a rug!  Here are some pictures of her gettin her "Dougie" and "Running Man" on.  I'm totally feelin her top, she is so effortlessly classy.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cranberry Lemonade Sangria

I can't wait for the warmer weather,
this is the perfect concoction for a bbq!
Here's What You'll Need:
1 bottle white wine ($2 Buck Chuck works great!)
12 oz. of lemon-lime soda (use club soda to lower the sugar content)
12 oz. lemonade
2 lemons sliced
1/4 cup brandy
2 pints of fresh or frozen cranberries, divided

Here's What You'll Do:
Mix the wine, 1 cup berries, lemons, brandy and lemonade in a pitcher, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight (or for about 4 hours). Pour in 12 oz. lemon-lime soda just prior to serving. Add ice in either the pitcher or individual glasses. Garnish with a skewer/toothpick and cranberries.