Tuesday, February 12, 2013



Rainy days and blankets

Wowza guys, I have been out of it lately! So much has been happening over the past few weeks... totaled my car on the highway and had to search for a new car. And I'm currently trying to catch up with my schoolwork as I had the flu all last week. After getting a flu shot every year it finally caught me - Not. Fun!

Her Name is Moon
Here is a little of how I'm feeling today - definitely moving a little slowly.
But the world looks better through your eyes
Rainy days and Blankets
But the world looks better through your eyes
Vodka Cupcakes

Friday, February 1, 2013

Who knows what's to come.

This past week I celebrated my birthday with great friends. It's coming up and for some reason I don't feel it. Turning 23 seems so bizarre. 

Obviously turning 21 was incredibly exciting. 
Then turning 22 was so 'mehhhh'. I had an amazing time celebrating, but the realization that I was leaving the cozy college world of IU somewhat terrified me. 

Now that I am turning 23 and in graduate school - I am feeling like less of an adult again. 

But as my good friend (whose birthday was this past week as well) stated - this is the first birthday where I do not know where I will be for the next birthday. (This isn't entirely true for me as I'm in grad school for another year, but I understand her point...) In a year, she could be anywhere in the world. She could be working somewhere else. She could be in a magical relationship or loving the single life. 

Who knows what's to come. 

(P.S. Go follow her blog at the loveliness of living. I love it)

Untangle Me
The every girl

Monday, January 28, 2013

Forever Young Pintrosity

My roommate pinned this image ages ago and I immediately fell in love with it. Seriously. Thought about it day and night. I even debated getting it as a tattoo. 
 A couple weeks ago I ran across this tutorial on Pinterest and immediately knew what I wanted to do. So I attempted to replicate the forever young image with glue on an old Hanes tee.
Life of Charmings
As usual, my eager self could not possibly wait to gather all of the appropriate supplies so I used what was on hand. The glue that I used is Elmers clear glue, not gel... but it still worked. But when I dyed the fabric it was too faint to see the image. I didn't even take pictures because it didn't work well.

But I love this idea and want to try it again with the gel glue. Have you tried this fun DIY? What worked for you?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

DIY Glittered Heels

I have more than a few pairs of heels that have taken a beating at the Bloomington bars... I had finally come to terms with the fact that they are beyond the point of passing of presentable and was ready to toss them out. 
Then I decided to glitter them and wear them on New Years Eve instead of buying new heels for the occasion! They turned out perfectly. Here is a little about the process...

I added some snapshots of the damage for anyone needing comedic relief. It's hilarious how awful they look... And these are just some of the spots!

 They were obviously in need of lots of TLC. 

But this project took barely any effort at all! I snipped away the pieces of the patent that were obviously sticking out from being scraped so that the surface would be even. 

I got my supplies together. All you need is Mod Podge (not pictured - but I just used the regular bottle), glitter, a bowl, and a brush (I used a sponge brush). 
I also lined the inside of the bowl with aluminum fowl to make clean up a breeze - I knew I wouldn't be saving the remains so I just tossed the foil and everything left over when I was finished. 

I simply poured some Mod Podge into the aluminum covered bowl and added glitter. (Sorry I don't have a ratio for you guys - I just kind of guesstimated... I probably had roughly equal amounts of each). 

IMPORTANT NOTE! The Mod Podge will be white when applied but will dry clear. Don't fret!

I used glitter that is larger so that it would have a flashier effect for NYE. I think that the smaller pieces would look gorgeous as well! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Coffe Bliss

This semester has already gotten so hectic. Coffee has always been my lifeline but I can tell we are going to have an extremely intimate relationship this semester :)
Simplicity Stand Still

her name is moon