Thursday, July 28, 2011

Back to School Shopping

Shopping is one of my favorite things to do. Combine this with an addiction to office supplies and I love this time of year. This year there is so much more to think about with moving into the dorm so I started early. I have been slowly getting cute pencils, pens, and erasers. I need more note books, folders, binders, and dorm stuff. This year I needed to get a backpack because it is less strenuous on my joints than a messenger bag (this is a little sad because mine is really cute.). The one I got is from High Sierra.
I have quite a bit more shopping to do. Mainly on dorm decorations and necessities (like bedding). I also still have to learn how to do laundry (I'm a little behind on learning to do this, especially because I'm leaving in a month.). I have so much to do in what seems like a long time. But this summer is flying by before I realize.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Painting My Nails

I'm bored so I'm going to paint my nails. This time I want some color so I am going to paint them Lacey Lilac. I have been wanting a lilac color for a long time and this is my first time using it. I'm excited for some color on my nails.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Black and White Multi-strand Bracelet

One of my regular farmers market visitors ask if I could make her a bracelet in black and white. She really liked the multi-strand bracelets but didn't wear an of the colors that they were in. Since she is a good and repeat customer I told her I could make her one. I got the beads for the bracelet and made it during the week. I had it ready and waiting for her this morning. She loved it! I really like how this bracelet turned out especially because I don't often work in black and white. I have a few more orders to fill this week and other pieces to replace stock for next week.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Review

Title: Airhead
Author: Meg Cabot

I have been wanting to read this book for a long time. I have picked it up off the library shelf many times but always put it back realizing I wouldn't have the time to read it. So when I saw it was on the shelf this summer when I was getting some books I was excited to finally get to read it. At first it confused me. I knew the title of the second and was confused by the character having a different name. Then was confused by so of the early events. After this was all explain I totally understood what was taking place. I really enjoyed this book and Meg Cabot has been one of my favorite authors for quite some time. I really want to read the second to find out about the cliff hanger at the end. It was an interesting read and kept me turning pages and not wanting to put it down. I'm a little disappointed that I won't be able to read the next one for awhile because there are a lot of books on my current reading list.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cleaning my Grandparents House

My grandparents house my have finally sold!!! Today my mom, brother, boy friend, and I had a moving sale. Everything was for sale except a few items. They had the most random crap scattered throughout their house. Things were jammed in every corner imaginable and they moved out in NOVEMBER!! Also by the time this started we were on the eighth contractor garbage bag taken out for the house. There is still a TON of crap left in there. This weekend my uncle and cousin are up and whoever we know that wants to help is allowed to come and help us empty the place. They can take what they want. Hopefully it gets done soon. Amidst the crap were some very good finds including an original tonka truck still in the box and a few willow plates. I am partial to the metal zippers and antique buttons I took home... jewelry here I come. It is ridiculous some of the things my grandparents kept. If you have a person like this good luck cleaning when they move.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I Can't Sleep

It is almost 1 in the morning and I can't sleep. There is a snoring shih tzu at the foot of my bed and I am the only one awake in the house. I've had milk and cookies, read in my book, late night texted my boyfriend (who's asleep), and have watched several episodes of The Addams Family on hulu. All of these things normally work and none have seemed to tonight. I think I had to much caffeine today. Hopefully I'll fall asleep soon. I hate not being able to sleep.

Beads Beads Beads

I have an obsession with bead. Last summer I started making jewelry after I had surgery. (I couldn't concentrate on anything else.) I made so many pieces I stated to try selling them at a local farmers market. I am also doing farmers markets this summer. Recently people have started asking for custom orders which I am definitely willing to do. This is a list of some of my favorite places to buy beads.

The Mother Bead
Twisted Sister Boutique
The Bead Shoppe
Nordic Gypsy
Joann Fabrics
Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Nail Polish Addict

Recently I have been addicted to nail polish. These have all been recently purchased. There was a sale at Walgreen's on the Sally Hansen Xtreme wear so I couldn't help myself. I also have fallen in love with essie but at $8.00 a bottle I only buy them every so often.

From Left to Right:
essie mademoiselle : $8.00
Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow : 2/$4.00 Walgreen'
Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac : 2/$4.00 Walgreen' (not available on line)
Sally Hansen Twisted Pink : 2/$4.00 Walgreen'
Sally Hansen Rockstar Pink : 2/$4.00 Walgreen'
Sally Hansen Pacific Blue : 2/$4.00 Walgreen'
Sally Hansen Virtual Violet : 2/$4.00 Walgreen'
essie cute as a button : $8.00

Monday, July 18, 2011

Book Review

Title: Prisoners in the Palace : How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel
Author: Michaela MacColl

I'll be honest at first I chose this book because of the cover. It's shiny and pretty. I ended up really enjoying this book. There was mystery and intrigue, sneaking around, spying and adventure. It was very entertaining and there are many twists and turns. There is romance throughout the book. It is set in nineteenth century England. There are evil plots and deaths laced through the book as well. As the cover of the book states it is very intriguing. I enjoyed it immensely.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Painting My Nails

I decided to paint my nails tonight. I have a bit of an addiction to nail polish, and with many new colors recently purchased it was difficult to choose. I decided I wanted a subtle color so I went with essie mademoiselle.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Welcome to my blog. It will be about as random as I am, which is very. It will contain lots of craft and jewlery projects, with some beauty products added in. Also random things from my college life which will start in the fall. Check back soon for more.