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My cute grandma who's here in the US for vacation
made me these super CUTE crochet hedgies
I introduced them to Abbey today :)
She liked this PINK hedgie the most :)
Isn't Abbey so BIG now?
Happy Hump Day! :)
Posted at 09:00 AM in Hedgehogs | Permalink
I'm so excited
I've never really been to a concert...
and today at my cousins work
Adam Levine dropped by for a mini concert
& we we're pretty close up :)
He's just as cute HOT in person as on TV!
I was imagining that he only sang for me :) He just released a line of music instruments @ Kmart
The HAPPY groupies
Here's like a 30 second video LOL
in case you are feigning for more Adam :)
Thanks Rosa for inviting us over to your work!
Posted at 04:52 PM in Current Affairs, Music | Permalink
Hi Happy Monday!
First off I wanted to say that this design
took me WAYYYYYYY longer than I had intended
I used this Bundle Monster Plate 323
as the base stamped in White
& painted the layers with Blue,Orange & Peach polish using a thin brush
I just free handed the leaves & topped it with glitter :)
I was inspired by the print on my shirt
I had such an eventful Saturday.....
I went sailing downtown in the morning
with my friend Jonnie
Spotted this sail boat thought it was cute :)
I've been called "poison ivy" only my whole life no biggie. lol
Then in the afternoon I went to a girl friends house
& we walked to the Square Roots Festival to eat lunch
and for dinner we went to another friends house
and had some Molly's Cupcakes for dessert
How was your weekend?
Posted at 04:08 PM in Food, Friends, Mani Monday, Nail Stamping, Travel | Permalink
Yesterday I was looking at the target ad
& spotted this cabinet on sale for $34
I've actually been in search of something
I can use for storage in my small bathroom
& this fit perfectly in the tiny space I had in mind.
While strolling the aisles of Target I also spotted
a damask print contact paper
Since I'm putting this cabinet in the bathroom
I thought it would be a good idea to line the shelves
& also give it some color & design.
Lining the shelves was super easy
pretty much I took the piece I wanted to line
measured the contact paper to size
I cut the contact paper about 1/4 inch larger than the
panel I was covering
Then when I applied the contact paper I started at a corner
and peeled & smoothed it out as I covered
and then trimmed the edges with an exacto knife when I finished.
I also covered the back panel of the cabinet
here's what it looked like without the shelves on top
and here's what it looks like with the shelves
and a couple black plastic baskets I also found at Target for $6 each
The toiletries bin I've had forever, I bought it at a scrapbooking show
I use it to hold some hair stuff, headbands & clips
I also added a lipstick holder to the top shelf
I used the box that the lipstick holder came in to add height
& covered it with the contact paper
Overall I'm really happy with how my cabinet
turned out & how inexpensive this project was :)
Now, I'm in search for a cute knob
maybe you guys can help me decide which one I should get
I'm deciding between
This one...Knob 1
or Knob 3
Posted at 11:06 AM in DIY, Organizing/Cleaning | Permalink
I just wanted to share some of the recent things
that I'm LOVIN' right now with you guys! :)
#1 on the list is this delicious de la Costa Sangria (I'm obsessed w/ sangria)
and usually I buy the "Real Sangria" brand BUT I liked the bottle of this
de la Costa one & it was only $7.99 @ Costco so I thought what the heck?!
& boy am I glad that I bought it! It's so yummy!
I hope they'll always carry this sangria brand!
Oh, & that PINK Moscato is also delicious I just bought it cuz it said "PINK"
I'm such a sucker BUT it really is also delicious :)
Next is another drink....from Taco Bell :)
It's the Cherry Limeade Sparkler
It's like a kiddie cocktail with a twist :)
I'm SO NOT a pop drinker but dang I'm addicted to this!
It's a great thirst quencher for the summer
Oh boy.... don't even get me started this bread its SO yummy
I dreamt about it for over a year since that's when I had it last
from the Madison Farmers market
It's the Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread from Stella's
They bake it right there at the market so you buy it
right when it comes out of the oven
& it's just SO DELICIOUS & totally drool worthy
& most definitely worth it for $8 each!
*wow I just went on their website & it can be mailed! <---TROUBLE lol
Next food fave is THIS
Crispy Kale Chips I got my recipe here
BUT next time I'm going to try a garlic infused olive oil
I love garlic flavored things & maybe some garlic salt for some flavor
BUT the original is also really yummy!
Fave new treat.....
It's like twizzlers but with flavor
& I'm hooked on these watermelon ones
I found them @ Crackel Barrel
OK enough about food & drinks geez!
Next new favorite thing is my new
oranized nail plates system! :)
So easy to do, I just used my brothers old baseball card holders
and bought a non slip mat from the dollar store
cut them up to 2 1/4" x 3" and voila!
NOW I can look through my plates faster & easier :)
This is my FAVORITE vintage find of the DAY!
OMG I almost peed in my pants when I spotted it
I'm obsessed with lil luggages & I swear I squeeled a lil
at the store when I found these :)
Pretty much its pristine a lil rust but I can totally look past that
a perfect set of 3 vintage japanese luggage! YES PLEASE!
Don't ask what I'm going to use it for cuz I have no idea heehee
As if that wasn't amazing enough
I found this too gah!!!!
I think the cute luggage fairies we're with me today :)
Last FAVORITE is this pic of my lil munchkin Abbeyshe loves EXPLORING outside!
That is all for my list of fave's right now :)
What's your new favorite?
Posted at 11:48 PM in Current Affairs, Enabling, Food, Hedgehogs, Nails, Organizing/Cleaning, Pets, Randomness | Permalink
I know I haven't posted a mani Monday in a while
& that's cuz I've only had "normal" polish on
since I came back from the Philippines
& I didn't really think it wasn't blog worthy ;)
BUT, recently I tried my hands on my 1st ombré attempt
& I have to say I LOVE how it looks
BUT I don't like how messy it gets with the sponge ;(
Here's pics of the process -First polish your nails white
*this is so the color will show up*
-Then take a sponge close to the width of the nail your polishing
& paint the sponge with the colors you want to use
*Try to think of how the colors will blend when you pick your ombré
(I chose my colors based off of my swimsuit
which BTW looks like THIS
& at 1st I used a darker purple & it did not look pretty blended
with the blue so experiment til you get the look you want)
-I applied a thin layer of glitter before stamping my design.
Here's the polishes I used
Color Club WhiteUlta Grin & Berry ItZoya DanniiChina Glaze For Audrey Dare To Wear Starlight Twinkles
I stamped my design with Sally Hansen Navy Baby & used Magnolia plate letter C
That's all for now ;) Happy Monday!xoxo ivyPINK
Posted at 09:46 AM in Mani Monday, Nail Stamping, Nails | Permalink
I told you guys I'd let you know what I thought about
Scrapbook Manor when I got back
& I have to say that it's my FAVE
scrapbook weekend get away so far!
The rooms we're spacious & the beds we're soft
the bathrooms (3 to be exact) were filled with multiple
(pretty good brands) of lotion, shampoo, conditioner, body wash & soap options
(I know not to pack any of those for next time)
The whole house smelled great & was spotlessly clean!
The food was yummy
my faves we're the cheese & broc quiche & french toast
(why don't I have a picture of these? *sorry!)
Karen has a machine for everything you can think of
a soda machine, a soft serve ice cream machine,
a hot chocolate or french vanilla cap machine, a popcorn machine
I mean this place has everything you could possible need! :)
The tables we're spacious & PLENTY of great lighting!
My favorite part about this weekend besides spending
time with my cousin & aunt....
is meeting 2 new scrappy friends Tara & Shaunte :)
Overall I would DEFINITELY go back to the Scrapbook Manor
such a perfect weekend retreat :)
Back to the grind & it is *HOT* T O D A Y! ! !
I went to mail some packages & pick up a couple things &
had to go home right away & shower cuz I felt sticky already!
I hope it cools down later in the evening I'm going out to my 1st
Karaoke Bar tonight! I'm so excited lol :)
That's all for now!
Posted at 11:30 PM in Current Affairs, Family, Friends, Travel | Permalink
It's been a full week of FUN stamps & Inspiration
and I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have :)
Today's stamp is a cute paper Airplane Stamp
and I have couple simple card inspirations to share
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket paper
Ink: Versa Fine
Card Base: Bazzill
Supplies: Card Base: Bazzill
Patterned Paper & Label: Martha Stewart
Other: Zig Marker
Next Stamp is a Tree Trunk LOVE stamp
Here's my cute little card :)
Cardstock: Bazzill & DCWV
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants
Posted at 12:11 PM in Cards, ivyPINK Etsy, Stamping | Permalink