If You Want Something Do it Yourself- Stud Earrings

My brother was trying to get rid of an old studded belt he had. When I saw him trashing it, I knew I could use the studs to make a few cool projects. I wanted to share this super easy diy stud earring idea with you all. It takes hardly any time and after a few minutes you will have some awesome earrings to add your accessory collection.

Here's how to do it yourself:

1. A pair of earring posts
2. Pieces of felt, I cut each of mine 3/4 inch 
3. Studs (8 total)
4. Glue gun

1. Make sure brads are pushed in to the middle, I did just by using my fingers.
2. Place glue on backside of stud.
3. Attach to felt.
4. After all four studs are attached trim the edges of the felt.
5. Place glue on back of felt and press the ear post down where you want it. I wanted my earrings to be in the shape of a diamond so I placed my post at the top corner. 
6. Repeat all of these steps to make a pair.

Hope you enjoyed this :)


You Don't Know Until You Try

Cardigan: Thrifted, Top: Thrifted, Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad/Kohl's, Boots: Charlotte Russe

Yesterday when getting dress, I realized I had left my heels behind at the boyfriend's place. The only close toe shoes I had were my black boots which I normally wouldn't have worn with this look. I wear these boots all the time when I go to my rock concerts and almost felt like they were too harsh for the lady like skirt. I have to say I actually like the way it looked together...I guess you'll never know if you don't try something different every once in awhile.

How often do you try something new?


Pretty Things: That Make Me Want to Spend my Time Outside

Hey lovelies, I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the weekend :) 
Now that it's Monday, I wanted to start the week off with Pretty Things: just a series of beautiful images that inspire me.

With the weather finally starting to change I realized I  don't get outside as much as I would like to. These pretties are making me want to spend my days and nights outside while it's still warm enough to do so.
1. During the day it would be nice to lay in a field telling my dreams to the flowers around me. 
I'd wear one of my most girly dresses and sketch all day in my inspiration book and maybe sing a few songs with the birds around me.

2. At night I wouldn't mind getting lost in a world with just the boyfriend hiding out in a place of our own under a tree of lights. We'd laugh all night and talk about all the adventures we are going to take together while staying warm under a cozy blanket.

So tell me...
Are you more of a day or night person?

images via weheartit


Giving Thanks

Hey everyone Happy Thanksgiving!!This year me & my older sis did all the cooking. My whole family couldn't be together this year but we still made the best out of it. I hope that whatever you are doing today wether you are spending time with your family or friends that you remember what you are thankful for. You can see what I'm thankful for this year here.


Sponsor Happy Lists

Every month I ask my sponsors a question for fun so my readers can get to know some more about them. I've been seeing the happy lists going around the blogosphere and thought it would be fun to have my sponsors join in, so this month I asked what was making them happy.
Make sure to check out all of these lovely blogs :)

1. Starting to teach aerial classes
2. My ridiculously snuggly dog
3. Vegan apple cinnamon muffins
4. My sister moving in with me
5. New gold leopard pumps

1. Cleaning and organisation!
2. Coming home to take my shoes off and watch The X Files
3. Matt!
4. My little space on the blogosphere :)
5. Finally getting Chowder (guinea pig) to trust me.
1. My new marriage
2. My photography
3. Blogging
4. The Holidays
5. My Job(s)

1. My best friend, Eric. Also know as my husband :)
2. The cool fall weather & gorgeous trees that come with it.
3. Thanksgiving right around the corner & Christmas following soon after
4. Spending time with family.
5. My adorable dog, Max. 
1. My puppy, Wilbur
2. Freshly brewed coffee
3. Riding boots
4. Watching movies with my parents
5. Clean sheets

Are you interested in being a sponsor for the month of December? 
Check out my rates here.


A Bit of Sparkle on a Gloomy Day

Tank: LC Lauren Conrad/Kohl's, Sweater: Thrifted, Leggings: Gifted, 
Boots: Charlotte Russe

Remember how I said I organized my closet, well luckily for me I found theses leggings. I woke up this morning to thunder, rain, and chilly weather, the kind of weather that is good for leggings and boots :) For gloomy kind of days I always like to spend my day in something with a little sparkle. I just bought this tank and am in love with the clusters of rhinestones. It really takes what could be just a casual tank and legging look to a different level. 

What do you wear to make a gloomy day better? Bright colors, sequins, red lipstick?? Do tell :) 


Pretty Things: That Make Me Want to Decorate

I wanted to start off Monday with pretty things to look at. These are currently making me want to decorate. 

1. A wall of photos. I'm loving the black & white theme going on here.
2. I love the elegance of this look.
3. Fun wall art. Ice cream happens to be a favorite of mine.
4. This is how I dream of my office space looking like.
5. I want a sewing room desperately. I can imagine one just like this.
6. I love this room. Lately I've been having a thing for all white walls.
7. Cocoa & Hearts art. I would love to have a painting from Jen of Made by Girl.
8.  Dishes in pretty pastels <3

images via weheartit


It's Friday :)

Hey everyone, I hope you all get to enjoy the weekend.  I've been keeping myself busy and it doesn't seem like there will be much time for relaxing this weekend but hopefully I'll get the chance.

Here's what's been keeping me busy.

1. Sewing a dress I'll be wearing for my cousin's wedding...can't wait to show it off to you.
2. Easy projects like this banner to make my room more pretty.
3. Pretty bows in seafoam, pink, & white. After making the one I wore in the previous post, I decided to make some more for the shop.
4. Organizing my closet, it's so nice to see what I actually have in my closet!
5. Finding recipes for Thanksgiving! I'm cooking this year so if you have any good ones to pass along I'll take them :)

What are your plans for the weekend? Do tell :)


Going to New Lengths

Tank: Dressing on the Side, Skirt: Forever 21, Heels: Rebecca Minkoff, 
Bow: Sea of Blooming Dreams, Love Rings: Forever 21, Heart Ring: Treasure Hunter's Boutique

I finally decided to embrace longer lengths, I've been wanting a maxi skirt for quite some time but had always talked myself out of buying one. This skirt is actually meant to be worn as just a normal black maxi, but I decided to pull the lining up to make it sheer at the bottom. I think it's a little more fun that way and because I didn't cut it and only did a few stitches in certain places, I can always let it down to make it black in full length. I didn't want the long length to make me feel to dressed up so I paired it with a simple racerback tank I had that says, I love you more than cupcakes. I'm actually loving this new length and I love the feeling of the fabric flowing in the wind...it makes me feel all girly and pretty :)


Interior Design Turned Fashion: Dressing up in Neutrals

The Inspiration

The Look

 I liked this room because of all the neutrals with just a pop of light pink and of course the chandelier. Chandeliers just add a glam feel to anything right? I've always liked the idea of being able to dress up for a night out when it's a bit chilly without being covered in a huge jacket. I think adding a leather jacket to a form fitting dress still allows you to feel glamourous and sexy for a night out. It really doesn't take much but chandelier earrings, a variety of rings, the perfect lace up booties, and an interesting clutch to complete the look. 

Oh and a messy bun just looks effortlessly sexy.

So tell me...Could you see yourself wearing this look?


Nothing Else Needed

 Sweater: Thrifted, Shirt: Charlotte Russe, Tights: Target, Socks: Forever 21, 
Boots: Charlotte Russe, Ring: Forever 21

I love this shirt because it makes enough of a statement without really needing anything else, which is great for me because I'm bad about adding accessories to my outfits. I'm actually trying to build up my accessory collection and I just bought this ring from forever 21...love it. How was your weekend? Mine was spent relaxing when I should have been doing homework...I'm paying for it today. I wore this out to an early morning coffee and out to pick up all my things for school projects.  Well I'm off to go workout, this week starts my second week of consistent workouts so I have to keep up the routine.


11.11.11. Thankful

1. Being surrounded by family everyday.
2. Having people in my life that believe in me & keep pushing me to stay in school on days that I feel like taking a quarter off.
3. The amazing relationship me & the boyfriend have, 8 1/2 years and it keeps getting better.
4. Mornings of being able to sleep in till whenever I want. There was a time for about 6 years that I was getting up at 6:30 to be at work.
5. Having a body that allows me to dance, swim, walk, & exercise.
6. Being at a halfway point in school, I thought I would never go back.
7. Breakfast tacos & coffee with my parents, grandma, & aunts. This happens at least once a week if not more.
8.  Finding myself being more creative this year than I have in a long time.
9. 4 years with my car today, it's been with me through a head on car crash (drunk driver, not my fault) and all the way to Florida and across Texas and hasn't let me down.
10. Being able to connect with all of you through this blog, 1 year is coming up :)
11. Living where I can enjoy the beauty of the world around me.

P.S. Happy Veteran's Day- I'm thankful for all of you too :)


Just a Girl

Hey lovelies, just a quick post today featuring pretty photos in my 
color of the moment: Purple/Pink berries

What's your color of the moment?

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day...I've been so busy. Tomorrow's Friday!!


No Time for Sleeping

Sweater: Gift, Shirt: Loft, Skirt: Thrifted, Tights: Target, Boots, Charlotte Russe, Belt: Vintage

I had the day off today but I actually didn't get the chance to sleep in. The boyfriend woke me up to get in an early workout. We just got a membership to the gym 2 days ago and are really trying to get each other motivated. So far so good :)  This is what I changed into after my workout to go to the grocery store and buy healthy food...lately I've been obsessed with spinach.  My sister gave this sweater to me last year for Christmas and it has been a favorite of mine ever since. I felt like I pretty much lived in it because I feel like it looks good with just about anything. Do any of you have something favorite you would wear everyday if you could? I've been keeping this sweater in my car for days when the wind picks up and it gets a bit chilly out here...days like today. 

Me & Miles (my uncle's dog)


Scenes from the Passenger Window

Hey everyone hope you all had a great weekend! 
On Friday the boyfriend and I took a 9 hour drive across Texas.
Where to?
A place where tumble weeds roll &
people surround their houses with a forest of trees to keep the dirt from coming in.
It was an unexpected trip, the kind of trip that reminds you that our time is limited
and we should cherish the moments we all have together.
With nothing else to do on the 9 hours there & then the 9 hours back
I took a few pics of the west Texas beauty around me.

1. Windmill, we literally drove with these surrounding us for about 20 minutes.
2. Sun shining down
3. Cows grazing in the fields
4. Crop field
5. Plateau in the distance
6. Tractors sitting on the side of the road
7. More plateaus
8. Cotton field


Meet the November Sponsors

Hey everyone I wanted to introduce you to all my lovely sponsors for November. If you do anything this weekend make sure to check out their blogs and show them some love. Hope you all enjoy your weekend :)

Say hello to...

                         Hi All, I'm Amor, Moh, Moo or Moar for short. I am a graphic design student that enjoys her stripes and illustrations. If I'm not blogging I'm usually browsing ebay, fattening my guinea pigs, hustling the boyfriend, working on projects or watching The X Files. Mine is still a brand new blog working it's way to awesomedom! I'm hoping to get my creativity on and get some illustrations, design and craft out for business and I hope you can join me on my slowly evolving journey.

Hello! I'm Sarah, a web designer and aerialist from metro Detroit. I spend my days glued to my computer, creating and coding websites for bloggers and small businesses, and my nights swinging from my trapeze and aerial silks with The Weird Sisters Circus. SillyGrrl.com is where I write about all my adventures. If your blog or website needs a makeover I'd love to work with you, so shoot me an email for custom work or check out my shop for premade templates!

I am a wife, and I am a mother (to my dog, of course). I enjoy fellowshipping with God, and trying new treats to bake. I took a photography class and dreamed of one day owning my own in-home black room, right up until I discovered digital photography that is. My blog was designed to give me a space to talk about all of these things, and more. Visit me at Eight!

Hey guys! We are Lauren and Madison, also known as Awkward Girls. We are best friends in college who just so happen to enjoy fashion and personal style. On our blog, you'll find glimpses of what we wear, what we eat, what we do, and really just anything that makes us giggle. So stop by and check it out!

My name is Brittany [aka Bruski] and I blog over at Daily Bruski--a lovely little place of random ramblings and accounts of my daily happenings. Other than writing about myself, I mention my super cool husband [who joins in on outfit pictures], my awesome dog, Max, and other cool things. On Mondays I like to get readers involved in 'Monday Mentions' [I'd love to feature you!]. I sure hope you mosey on over and say hello sometime.

Hi friends! My name is Tara and I'm the lady behind Deer in a Bottle which documents my travels, daily adventures in art making and overall exploration of design and beautiful things. I also run a small jewelry shop selling handmade gemstone/crystal necklaces and also vintage inspired jewelry.

My name is Melisa and I love love to blog about sweet things, inspiration, fashion, photos, crafting, my Mr, daily adventures, & other lovely things! I'm a girlfriend, crafter, student, and adventurer. Lets be Pals!

Also the giveaway winner is...

BlueVanilla said...

My favorite fall fashion has got to be the return of boots every year! Also layers! I heart layering!

Congrats girl!  Please email me your info :)
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