Pretty

I wandered over to the free people website and saw this outfit.

I really like it. Its fun and has a classic look to it.

Creative nail art work.

Here are some whimsical & color illustrations I came across. I found her by reading dailycandy.

Miss Capricho

The art below is done by Vernice Holmes. Not only is she an artist but also a designer ( how I met her) and also incorporates the drawing into her designs.

I really love this drawing . Here is her website if you’d like to check her out ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.iamvernice.com

Not sure who painted this but its pretty neat.

How can you not like cute cartoon sweets?

I like those round things on the wall. Pretty cool way to add color, art & texture to a room.

I found this photo on Scout design nyc. I like the style and the since purple is my favorite color, I’m digging the wall and chair.

Not sure where I found this but thought it was cool.

Thought this clock was pretty cool. This one you can definitely do it yourself. Find 13 squares or shapes you want , either paint or get sticker #’s and buy a clock hand. ๐Ÿ™‚

Free Stuff

In my first post I mentioned that I like saving money. I started following some blogs about getting freebies and coupons. Also articles in magazines and people who also read the blog would post info too.

I’m still in the process switching computers and getting all my stuff on my new one but here are some links to get you started :

GimmieFreebies

Hunt4Freebies

Hey, It’s Free!

post that Carra D sent you when you “like” them.

For the most part they have the same posts but sometimes one will have a different one.

I will add more info about getting freebies/coupons soon.

Also this week has been good for me, this week I received

3 coupons for a free suave professionals styling product ( valued at $2.99 each)

Free Hair dryer from Suave- $30

4 coupons for free Philly Swirl Ice cream product ( dairy/gluten free/low cal & tasty!!) -valued at $3.49 each

4 body washes from cvs (valued at $2.27 each)

While at CVS go to that machine where you can scan your card. Coupons will pop out. I received 3 coupons for free things 20pk of carefree panty liners, 20 pk cvs brand band aids($3.89) & a carmello bar ($1.19)! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some photos of my free goods:

Last month was also good too, I received a booklet with coupons 1 free playtex sport tampons up to $5- 18ctย  , 1 free playtex glide tampons $5 18ct, free suave skintimates shaving cream & $4 off schick quattro for women razor.

I also received 2 coupons for Pom Juice. I “like” them on facebook & they posted the first 20 people to tell them what their weekend plans were would get a coupon for free Pom Juise, so when I got 2 I was pretty happy! Similar thing happened with 8th continental soy milk

So follow your favorite brands on facebook, they are always posting freebies/coupons for you.

If you have a cat and use fresh step litter they have a rewards program called my paw points www.mypawpoints.com. You can redeem your points for free bags of litter, toys, scratching posts ect.ย  I cashed in my points for 4 bags of free litter ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are in the North East and shop at stop & shop go make an account online. Last month I received and email for $1 of produce with a purchase of $5 & 3 ears of corn for free. You just add to your card and the savings are taken out at register. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tiny house

I came across this article forever ago. I think its really cool that she transformed this small hunting cabin into a romantic shabby chic Victorian gem for only $3000! Too bad it doesn’t have a bathroom, kitchen or heat.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/06/23/garden/20100624-chic-slideshow.html

I absolutely adore this “bedroom” , you have to climb up to it by ladder. It looks like a perfect spot to relax and dream away.

Cool DIY

Here is a DIY project I did in May.

A friend of mine gave me her old vanity. I wanted to paint it but wasn’t sure what I wanted. So many choices!! I ended up taking a paint chip sample, it was Ralph Lauren silver crackle type paint. Years later I decide its TIME to paint it. Home depot no longer carried the paint I wanted and was back to square one. I put it on the back burner until I went to home depot and happened to look at spray paints. They ended up having this silver spray paint with a hammered look finish. I had to try it. Here is the final product. Not the best before/after photos, I decided as I already disassembledthe mirror then decided I needed to take photos…oops

I was happy with the outcome.

– Side note when I was looking for paint I was thinking to myself how does home depot not have any crackle paint..then saw Martha Stewart paints and was like WTF how does she not have crackle paint..a month later Martha Stewart had crackle paint in Home Depot! haha now to a Martha Stewart DIY ๐Ÿ™‚

I was watching Martha Stewart a while back and she made this really pretty window frame.

I said I was going to attempt to do it butย  have no windows that could be decorated like this

http://www.marthastewart.com/264298/classical-column-window-frame
Here is a neat way to display your items. A wine box, put some nice wrapping paper inside and wahlah..a cool shelf.

http://www.designsponge.com/2007/10/diy-wednesdays-wine-crate-display-cases.html

Design sponge has so meany neat DIY projects, definitely worth checking out.

Here is another wine crate shelf, I really like this one. I just have to go out and get the supplies and make it already ๐Ÿ™‚

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/a-display-shelf-made-from-a-wine-crate-country-living-122136

I found the wine box shelvesย  while searching for apple crates , good second option.

Here are some other ideas on how to use apple crates :

http://www.poetichome.com/2010/03/12/remodeling-your-kitchen-repurpose-crates/

http://www.cribcandy.com/eco-friendly/952a76a401c0f51978206312105c83bd&pageoffset=0

Hello world!

So I decided to finally start a blog to share what I like, inspires me and just some cool stuff I had to share with whomever reads this.

A little about what I like..hmm lets see. For one I love clothes, I even work in a clothing boutique. Talking about my work, I finally caved in ( well not just yet) I’m going to buy this white lace Free People skirt I’ve been eying. It went on sale not too long ago and finally decided to try it on and loved it. Its just very pretty, romantic and its is actually long on me. Hard to find when you are 5’11. Very dangerous working there sometimes haha

I also like DIY things and crafts. I’ve been trying to find apple crates to put in my kitchen so I could use them as extra shelves but I haven’t had luck yet. I ended up finding these wicker type baskets and hung them up for now. Worked well and looks nice.

I like cooking – Ill share photos and recipes!

I also like saving $$, who doesn’t right? If your lucky maybe I’ll share some tips on how to get free full size products/coupons/samples.

This week I did pretty well. 20 pk bandaids, carefree pantyliners, 4 – 12oz body washes, carmello bar, 3 suave styling products & free philly swirl ice cream bars!

I guess thats its for now. I’ll be posting some stuff I’ve been wanting to share so..here I go ๐Ÿ™‚