Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tea & Puppy!

EEK! I have puppy on the brain. My brother and his girlfriend brought home a puppy today that needs a home. She's an adorable black lab mix who is 6-8 weeks old and too cute to ignore even for a second! I really thought she was ours but I guess we (parentals) are going to try and find a home for her. Today we FINALLY began a construction project on our house that has been years in planning so having to manage another dog with all the gates open and chaos around the house just wouldn't be good. Plus, as nice as labs are, when the time comes for a new puppy we definitely have our hearts set on a different breed. Anyway, I am loving up on her like mad until she finds a good home. She's sleeping at my feet right now as I type. :)

Today I went to a lovely white and linen attired (surely there is a better way to say that?) tea party hosted by one of my friends. She held one last year as well and it was such a success that she decided to make it an annual event! She went bought sofas and a table (which she painted blue and then painted on white lacy placemats) and set everything up on her patio under the dappled shade of a pretty tree. It was all fancified and cute. Delicious food was brought by all! Ugh. As usual, I overate. Tasty.

Oh yes. These are just TOO pretty not to share:

I want the pink ones!!! (The [slim and uninteresting] details about the shoes are here and here.)

Part of the construction project I mentioned earlier involves me moving to a bedroom on the other side of the house. We're doing this big switcheroo with my grandma. Anyway, I have been googling and googling and GOOGLING decoration ideas, specifically trying to find the perfect, and most inexpensive ever, duvet cover. I've also checked every Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and HomeGoods store near me. There are some decent options, but nothing perfect. I've decided that I'm just going to try and make my own with two flat sheets, because I LOVE these:

But, there's way too expensive. I've seen the three different price points (Anthropologie, West Elm, Target) but they just won't do. I am the bargainest shopper ever!

I have lots more to blog about (again, since my posts are a month a part!) but this is enough for now. I'll end with a nails pic from when I went to my friend's wedding in Phoenix a few weeks ago. They were simple but pretty.

One of the pale pink Essie ones :) with Cover Girl City Lights on top

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Hands Smell Like Bacon

Just sayin'. I've been doing an art project for school and was encouraged to use an uncoventional material, hence the bacon hands. :) Unfortunately, the idea is cooler than the actual project is turning out, but regardless of how it looks, I'll just be happy to have used an eatable material. haha. (I was also considering lasagna and nori, but bacon won in the end.)

My nails are naked right now! Wow. I didn't like it at first because there is so much untapped potential (what I'm saying is naked = boring) BUT I love not having to be afraid of chipping 'em. Anyway, the second my school projects are turned in I will be painting them. I do like thinking ahead to what they'll look like . . .

Here are the last ones I did. I got two polishes from Target and had to test the first one out!

Essie Vanity Fairest base with Zoya Ibiza and Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Rockstar Pink tips

Ooh. I made a fun purchase at T.J. Maxx last week. I finally found some aviators that I think look decent on my face. :) Maybe I have a weird head or something but finding flattering sunglasses seems to be such a rare occurance. Right, so, they're purple and by Cynthia Rowley which I got for $14.99 (pre-tax) with the original price tag of $75 still attached. Yesss.


OH! I'm in major need of a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) and I've been doing some research about them online. I found the CUTEST one (yeah yeah, it has really good features for a beginning DSLR, too). Butttt, it's only available in Japan. Hmm.

They do have other ones here in less exciting colors, and one of those might just have to do. Any way you slice it, the colored ones are awesome.

Hey, question for any of you nail art entusaists out there: Can I just buy a really small detail brush to do nail art with my existing polishes or are the individual little bottles (L.A. Colors, etc.) with the small brushes better?

OK, well I was fixing up this blog post instead of MUCH needed homework cramming so now I need to get off my beautiful computer!

Have a good one!