One of my friends recently posted this quote on Facebook. I had to share it with you guys (in the form of a graphic... of course!) because I love the message it has behind it. We all go through tough stuff in life, and even though it can be easy to forget, there is always room for optimism and positivity.
Have a great weekend!
In the fall, we tend to see a whole lot of orange, whether it is in pumpkins, leaves, or the flames of a cozy fire. Here are my favorite picks for this season's star color:
Because of our different schedules, my friends and I typically try to designate at least one weekend out of each month to hang out. Last weekend, we threw a fall-themed party, and followed up with a crafternoon the next day. Our fall-themed party consisted of a trip to the pumpkin patch, a baked potato bar, homemade caramel apples, and the best baked seeds I have ever tasted. Last year's October get-together was fun, but this one, without a doubt, takes the cake.
The beginning of fall is one of my favorite times of the year to dress for. The temperature is just perfect, with it not being too cold or too hot. Pictured here is an outfit I wore to lunch with my friends K and K. I opted for a leather bomber, with a breezy peplum top, and incredibly comfortable jeggings.
These days, I'm feeling a lot like Jess Day from New Girl. Being unemployed, I can only spend so much time applying to jobs, and when I'm not searching the web for openings, or running errands, I'm at home, making "weird art". Well, I guess it isn't as weird as a scrap fabric portrait of your roommates (remember that, from season 1?), but you get the point. Here's a custom wedding card I created earlier this week for a request I received on Confetti Splendor.
Have a great weekend!
My favorite nail art tool is the bobby pin, because with one in hand, anyone can come off as a pro. Even though it's painfully simple, if you're interested in learning how to use one, read on for a tutorial:
TOOLS: dark red, yellow, and white nail polish, a bobby pin, and a piece of scrap paper
1. Paint your nails with a base color and let dry. I used my favorite fall shade, dark red.
2. Dab small amounts of the yellow and white polish on to your scrap paper.
3. Dip the bobby pin into the yellow polish and dab small dots on to your nails. These will be the center of your daisies.
4. Wipe off your bobby pin and dip it into the white polish. Create five small dots around each yellow dot.
5. Wipe off your bobby pin once more, and dab a bit of yellow polish in the center of your flowers for a second yellow coat. This will create a more opaque center.
6. Optional: Apply a top coat. (**Use caution with this step, as some top coats are known to smear the polish they go over.)
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After months of preparation, I'm excited to finally announce the grand opening of Confetti Splendor, my paper goods Etsy shop! Since before I can remember, I've had a deep love for design, paper crafts, and being creative. With the encouragement of a few close friends, I made the decision to invest in an outlet that would allow me to give a little piece of what I love doing, to the world.
Currently in the shop, you'll find a selection greeting cards. Each one was painted/hand-drawn and designed by me. They come in a variety of styles, ranging from vintage, to modern, to girly, and everything in-between. I'm working on new inventory as we speak and there will also be a giveaway either this week, or next week, so keep your eyes peeled!
To all the readers out there: thank you so much for your support. My blog and passion for what I do wouldn't exist without the interest and involvement of all of you. I appreciate your companionship, whether you have been with me since 2010, or yesterday.