Since I'm going to be working out of my car trunk during the road trip, I decided to get a folding tray to expand my workspace a little. I figured this would be perfect since it folds up flat and will store easily in the car! I got mine on amazon here. They come in sets of 2, so I gave the second one to my mom to use as a tv tray. (sidenote -- can we talk about the awesome Mod Podge label design?!)
It's not terrible looking to begin with, but definitely not my style at all. So I took it outside and gave the whole thing a couple coats of peach spray paint (I used Valspar brushed rose) and then let it dry. Then I cut a piece of fabric to fit the top (a fat quarter was more than enough) and adhered it with Mod Podge hard coat and a foam brush.
Despite trying really hard to make sure there weren't any air pockets when I attached the fabric, they still started showing up when the first coat of Mod Podge dried. I poked the bubbles with a push pin, and then rubbed on the area to release the air, then did a couple more coats of Mod Podge and you can't even see the bubbles anymore!
I can't wait to take this on the road with me now! :)
Yesterday Sammi from The Soubrette Brunette (aka the queen of finding cute clothes!) pinned the most adorable dress on pinterest, and when I clicked through I found Fleet -- a shop with an overwhelming amount of pastel goodness! Look at these! I think the powder blue and lilac ones are my favorites but honestly I want every single dress they sell. I just had to share, these are too pretty not to! :D
In 2010 I started a series of outfit posts called Posh Frock Friday, where I'd get all dolled up every Friday for no particular reason except to be wearing something snazzy. I kept it up for I think about a year and then lost steam... I used to be a lot more regimented with my blogging series. Anyway! When I got this dress in the mail, it just SCREAMED Posh Frock Friday!! It's most certainly a posh frock if ever there was one!
It came at a perfect time too.. I've been feeling kind of blah about my appearance lately (if I wasn't sick of the regular maintenance it requires, this would be where I impulsively dye my hair pink) and putting this on just made me feel so much lovelier. I'll tell you, there is nothing like a pretty dress to cure a bad case of low self esteem. That, and food. And cat cuddles.
1. strawberry scalloped dress from tulle
2. round orange sunglasses from asos
3. warmhearted welcome cardigan from modcloth
4. draw a cloud dress from modcloth
5. teal sash belt from modcloth
6. blue bag with top handle from asos
7. flower hair garland from asos
8. denim pinafore dress from topshop
9. mint scalloped heels from urban outfitters
I've been busy this week getting ready for the first leg of my road trip! We're hoping to leave after Father's Day if everything goes according to plan. I'm currently fashioning the trunk of my (new! pictures soon :D) car into a little mobile etsy workstation and checking off a long, long, long list of things to do and buy before we leave. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all of my obsessive planning will pay off and make for a relaxing trip!
Of course the most daunting task of all is going to be deciding what clothes to bring. ahh! I'm trying to pick things that will be easy to mix-and-match but still unique and fun so I don't feel like a frump ;) I'm still planning on taking outfit pictures while I'm on vacation (and blogging daily -- assuming I can find wifi) so you'll be a witness to whether or not I succeed in that department lol..
Earlier this year I made a vintage bedding inspired digital paper pack for Kitschy Digitals and I've been itching to do a follow-up ever since! This one is a lot bolder than the last, but I love all the colors! I'm currently using the pink and yellow pattern in the top row as my desktop background, and I think once I'm caught up on some other projects I'll put together a pack of computer background files as well! The kit is available here (and it includes three bonus papers, exclusively for Kitschy Digitals customers!) The patterns are also available as Project Life cards too, here!
While I was at it, I also uploaded all of the patterns to society6 so they're available as iphone covers, laptop skins, pillows, note cards, what have you. I'm not sure why but I absolutely love uploading things there and then looking at the preview images. They just look so cool to me!! If any of the society6 stuff strikes your fancy, you can get free shipping through 6/16 via this link!
ps. I also added printable customizable Father's Day cards to Kitschy Digitals as well.. perfect for a last minute card! They're high resolution so you could also frame them for a last minute gift ;)
I think I might have finally found a solution to the neverending "what do I title this post?!" issue -- crayola crayon colors! At least it will work some of the time ;)
Wet Seal contacted me last month to ask if I'd be a judge in their 2013 model search! The top 100 finalists are up now and if you'd like to you can vote on facebook until June 14th. All of the girls have photos and video uploaded and some of them seem so sweet! It was so hard to choose! No matter who wins though, I think it's so awesome that they pick regular girls to model their clothes. It sends such a positive message!
I used to share monthly playlists here when I first started my blog, but that wore off quickly when I realized that I pretty much listen to the same songs over and over again, haha! My favorites haven't changed a lot over the years but I have added some new songs to the mix and I'm really loving my itunes playlist at the moment! I uploaded it to 8tracks so you can have a listen too if you'd like! Here's the link to listen, and here's the tracklist:
1. Crush on You // The Clash
2. Satin Chic // Goldfrapp
3. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue // Bryan Ferry
4. Fallin // Connie Francis
5. Worker's Song // Dropkick Murphys
6. I'll Be Seeing You // Francoise Hardy & Iggy Pop
7. Dark Streets of London // The Pogues
8. Paris 1919 // John Cale
9. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes // Serge Gainsbourg
10. Atmosphere // Joy Division
11. The Crane Wife // Marianne Faithfull
12. Lullaby of London // The Pogues (my favorite song ever!)
13. If There is Something // Roxy Music
14. Sunday Girl // She & Him
15. Back to Black // Bryan Ferry
16. Apeman // The Kinks
17. Breaking No One's Heaven // Peter Murphy
18. After Hours // Velvet Underground
19. Wait for me Down by the River // Marianne Faithfull
20. Ceremony // New Order
The Back to Black track is really low for some reason, I can barely hear it unless I turn up my volume.. but it's so good I had to include it anyway :) Also the drawing at the top is from my etsy shop :)
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