Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Flickr of Me

Oh my, it has been way too long since my last post. Finals are coming up and school is busy CrAzY right now.

So, for the mean time...

This is one of the more original surveys I have come across. So, I thought it would be fun to share with all of you. So, just follow the directions and post your results in the comment section!!

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (
b. Using ONLY the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Mosaic Maker. Change rows to 3 and columns to 3 (
d. Save the image and post it on this note!
e. If you're tagged, pass it on. And tag me.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. Favorite drink?
5. Dream vacation?
6. Favorite hobby?
7. What you want to be when you grow up?
8. What do you love most in life?
9. One word to describe you?

Glitz & Glamour,

Saturday, April 4, 2009

DIY Feather Hairpieces

This is my first DIY blog! So, if I completely miss anything, PLEASE let me know.

Materials you will need:

· Headband(s) and/or hair clip(s)

· Feathers, choose colors to your liking!

· Felt or backing (which can be purchased at any fabric store)

· Scissors

· Thread (I used black to match the feathers I was using)

· Needle, a long one is best

· Hairspray, optional (not pictured)

Step One: Cut out a tear drop shape out of the felt, a little bit smaller then the size you would like the feather “patch” to be. To do this I cut out a smaller square and folded it in half before I cut the tear drop shape.

Step Two: Shape the feathers into your desired shape. In my opinion the black feathers were too fluffy, so I trimmed down the edges, while keeping the same feather shape. But, you are welcome to shape the feathers into any shapes you desire!
I used feathers from an old mask that was laying around and feathers from a local craft store.

Step Three: Sew the feathers onto the felt teardrop (using the needle and thread, if you do not know how to hand sew…google it!) in an arrangement you like.

I chose to do all black feathers on the bottom with just a few multi-colored ones on top.

Step Four: Sew felt & feather piece onto headband or hair clip.

If sewing onto headband, make sure to try headband on and find the best placement for the feather piece before sewing.

If sewing onto hair clip, make sure open end of the hair clip is pointing away from the tip of the teardrop.

I have chosen to make the hair clip. I placed the clip at the very base of the point of the teardrop. Place yours wherever you are comfortable.

Here is the OPTIONAL step. Lightly spray the feathers with hairspray and smooth into desired pattern. This will help reduce the shedding of loose feather pieces. Beware, with some dyed feathers, this may cause the dye to become spotted and smear (I suggest testing it on some leftover scraps before attempting on your final piece!). SKIP this step if you would like your hair piece to be on the fluffier side.

Woohoo! All done.
Now, go out somewhere and look fabulous with your new accessory!
Oh, might I mention its a fraction the price of those in the stores and one of a kind?

Kisses & Cupcakes,

P.S. Is there anything else you would like to see, DIY-ified?

Friday, April 3, 2009

I Believe In Pink

I Believe in Pink!

"I believe in pink. I believe laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, & I believe in miracle." –Audrey Hepburn

I love this quote by Audrey Hepburn! It speaks to everything that I strive to be, even in the worst of times.
I created this set on polyvore with Audrey, that quote, and some of her most memorable movies in mind.

What are your favorite quotes? Do you live by any specific mantra?

Glitter & Sequins,

Thursday, April 2, 2009

May I Introduce...

C & Moose

C, is my boyfriend and my best friend. He means the world to me.

I have chosen not to reveal his full name because he is a fairly private person. While I have made the choice to make my life open to the public, I will not make that choice for him.

My relationship with C is something that surprises me every day. We have been best friends since freshmen year of high school. We met in biology class, where we were lab partners. All thru high school he was my rock, my support system. C watched me date other guys, and was there for me when my heart was broken.

I fell in love with him a long time before I was willing to admit it to myself. I was in a serious relationship with someone else, who was not treating me how I deserved to be treated. Finally, I ended things with Mr. Wrong during the summer between my freshmen and sophomore years of college. It was finally the right time for C & I. Well, as right as times ever had been for us. I was working in Wisconsin for the summer as a camp counselor. So, we saw each other on weekends.

We decided to take things slow. Being as close as we were, there was no ‘getting to know each other’ phase for us. At the same time, we also didn’t want to rush into anything and mess up our friendship by taking things too fast; just for it to fall apart. That was really hard to do. The chemistry between us just became more apparent with every minute we spent together.

Our first kiss was the most amazing kiss of my life.

We have been dating for two and a half years now; the first year of which we spent apart. We have been through a lot. Everything we have experienced together has made our relationship stronger and helps us appreciate each day we spend together now.


Moose is the other love of my life. I call him ‘the little love of my life.’ He is my miniature dachshund. The picture of C & Moose napping together never fails to make me smile.

Moose is a 6 month old, black and tan, part wire-haired miniature dachshund. He is fiercely loyal, loving, happy, and extremely playful. He is also really protective of me; which is really cute to see, since he is so small.

Moose really likes loves C as well. Every time C comes over, it looks like Moose’s tail is going to fall off. He hops all over the place, throwing his little body at C’s knees. Trying to get as high as he possibly can until C finally picks him up so he can try to lick at C’s face. Haha.

The only other person Moose is happier to see come home then C, is me. When I get home, Moose runs laps around the house and then tackles me on the couch.

He’s my little Moose-Moose, FuzzyFace….


Who is your best friend/support system? Do you have any pets?

Glitter & Cupcakes,