Sunday, October 30, 2011

Do you Hautelook?

I have another new love…….


What is Hautelook? (this is directly from the website)

  • HauteLook is a premier members-only site that offers private, limited-time sale events on the world's best brands. Each day, members receive an email invitation to the newest, most exclusive sale events on the best merchandise for men, women, kids, home and beauty - at prices up to 75% off retail. HauteLook is free to join and everyone is welcome - there are no commitments or charges for membership.
  • I am not a huge online shopper but they have such great deals on all of my favorite things. I can’t show you all of my latest purchases because I have started Christmas shopping but I got this super cute shirt…..


    Sorry the picture is so small lol. It’s from Threads for Thought and I can’t wait to get it. Check it out and let me know what you think!

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Halloween Candy Cake

    Well they are finally done! The marketing gifts that I made this month were by far some of the most time consuming things I have done in ages but I was so excited about the outcome………

    I have been told that the hands on top that are holding the card look like antlers so here is a different angle lol….


    I thought I would also share with you my new favorite Halloween d├ęcor…..


    Just some old bottles with labels I printed out and food coloring with water. Super easy but I think they are fun.

    Happy Halloween!!

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Sunday morning doughnuts

    So if you are like me and you don’t have a Krispy Kreme near your house you have a void that you just have to fill with something, right? So here it is my latest doughnut fix and it’s actually easy and surprisingly delicious……

    You need something like this……


    And you get this!!!!


    Trust me these are really amazing and I have high standards because my Grandpa owned a doughnut shop when I was younger and we still make them around the holidays.

    I found great directions HERE!! You won’t be sorry Smile

    Saturday, October 01, 2011

    Birchbox inspired bracelet tutorial

    Remember this cute little guy….

    Well I have finally finished my own version of this and I can’t wait to show you how I did it.


    And now if you want to stick around I will show you the steps to the braided version of this because if you can do that one you can do any of them!

    Basically I used crochet thread, tacky glue, and a metal charm….

    I cut three separate pieces of thread about 22 inches long each (that is way more than you will need but it will be easier to work with)…

    I like to secure my work with these paper clips and then I loop all three strands through my hoop….

    Next I separate the strands out…….

    And start braiding……..

    Once I get the length that I want I tie a simple knot…

    I like to make both braids on the same side so that I can get the length of each the same……

    Hanging off each end you will have six strands and I like to cut it down to two so that it’s easier to manage….

    I then secure the strands with my paper clips again and prepare to make the sliding knot…… the best tutorial I have found for making this knot is HERE. Trust me when I say she did a much better job of explaining this than I could have.

    Last but not least I used tacky glue on the knots to keep them from fraying or falling apart……

    let the glue dry and there you go…..

    Tell me what you think and let me know if you have any questions!