Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Trench Coat to die for


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I found this trench coat on Pinterest the other day and just about fell out of my chair, it was that cute. And I almost had a heart attack when I saw the price tag of $465. I have also just discovered the website Polyvore. It's like Pinterest but it's mainly all about the clothes. All of you fashionistas out there should check it out. Beware it is just as addicting as Pinterest.
Has anyone noticed that I have been blogging more? Yep, as the weather gets colder my desire to blog gets stronger. The correlation has not escaped me. I figure I better not move to some place warm like San Diego or else you would never hear from me.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Clark bars all around

These cute crocheted slippers were one of my birthday presents. They are so warm and cozy. I wore them around the house all day and put them on a shelf overnight. In the morning, I put my feet inside and found a small "friend" had taken up residence inside and also agreed that they were very warm and cozy. Yep... I felt a spider crawling on my toe while wearing these this morning. To say I had a royal fit is an understatement. My husband slayed the spider and now I'm wearing them again. Take that you nasty spider. These are my slippers not yours!

I went hiking up to a place called Silver Lake and found a patch of snow on the ground. Here comes winter ready or not. It reminds me of the song by The Bangles "Hazy Shade Of Winter". Classic song from my youth. :)
Here is Silver Lake.
Then it was time to decorate a door at my parent's church for a Halloween Carnival they were having. I had fun with the spider web and the foam cut outs. And if you look close you will see another little "friend" has found its way into my life.

Enjoy all of the Trick-or-Treaters this year. My husband just bought a whole bunch of "Clark" bars to give out. He feels compelled to give these out to all of the kids. He is very proud to have a candy bar named after himself. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A few songs that get the creative juices flowing

I am a music junkie. I'm willing to admit that I have a problem. I'll even make it official, "Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a music addict." Isn't that the first step in getting help? I'm loving "Good Feeling" right now by Flo Rida. I'm also liking "Called Out in the Dark" by Snow Patrol.
I have another little problem. I don't like music videos much. 99 out of 100 times they ruin the song for me. I like putting my own visuals to the music I listen to. So if you're like me, find these two songs on Itunes and just listen to them instead of watching the videos. Although, I do have to admit I like the "Called Out in the Dark" video. It is very smart and clever.
I find that music like this gets the creative process started and helps my creativity immensely. So get that music going and get creatin'!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My sister's wreath

My sister finally got her wreath on her door. I was the culprit behind the delay since I procrastinated gluing it all together for months. Working with dried materials is a very delicate process. I'm used to silk flowers that don't disintegrate in your fingers. But I finally have all of my wreath projects done now. It feels weird not having a wreath waiting to be worked on in my craft room.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

More Halloween Projects

Well I finally got all of my Fall wreaths completed. I will be posting pics soon of my sister's dried roses wreath hanging on her door. My mom now wants me to decorate a door for a Halloween carnival they are having at their church. I spent the day at Hobby Lobby and Michael's (my two favorite stores of all time) picking out black butcher paper, ghost and jack-o-lantern foam cut outs and of course cotton spider web with the requisite spiders to live in it.
To spur the creative process I spent most of the day lounging on the deck soaking in the beautiful weather. I watched jets fly over and loved watching the smoke trail they leave behind. I saved a chipmunk that lives in a tree in the backyard from a neighborhood cat who wanted it for dinner. The poor chipmunk was just trying to bulk up for winter by eating all of the food in the bird feeder hanging in the neighbor's tree. I wandered through the garden looking at the last fruits of the season ready to be picked this week before it freezes.
I will also post pics of the Halloween door once I get it done. Time for the Halloween party season to begin.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Decorating

Here is my attempt at Fall decorating. Now I just have to remember which ones are real and which ones are fake. Happy Fall everyone.

Monday, October 3, 2011

My Fun Anniversary Gifts

My husband and I just celebrated our tenth anniversary in August. He knows that instead of an expensive trip, new clothes, or an expensive dinner out I would rather splurge on home decor. Here are the fun things I got to decorate my house with for our 10th.

The pillows and shower curtain came from T.J. Maxx. The rugs and towels came from J.C. Penney. All of this came to just under $200 plus I joined the J.C. Penney rewards program for free and got a $10 gift certificate sent to me in the mail. I went back and got matching wash cloths for $2. J.C. Penney has some amazing sales and the prices at T.J. Maxx are always phenomenal.