While everyone loves a little getaway, I can’t always get up and leave for a vacation (joys of working full time huh :p), so instead, I choose to have the occasional mini ‘staycation‘ in the comfort of my own backyard! Nothing beats some sunshine, fresh flowers and a little rest and relaxation.
Ok, let’s be honest, one of the main reasons we all love going away (or at least why I love going away) is to return home with that refreshed and bronzed glow your skin has after a tropical getaway. Well I found a solution for that and it doesn’t involve any harsh side effects or any overexposure to the sun…it’s the Jergens® Natural Glow® Sunless Tanning Collection! I have been using them since I was in middle school, so it seemed like a natural fit to include as part of my staycation guide here on the blog!
Happy Sunday Funday Ya’ll! I haven’t done ‘Arts + Crafts’ since I was a little Girl Scout back in the day, but when Ace Hardware wrote to me about their new 31 Days Of Color paint campaign where they picked 31 bloggers to create fun projects each using a different color from the line I knew it was time for me to unleash my inner child and get creative!
*Ace Hardware has provided free paint samples. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.*
The color I received was ‘Island In The Sun‘…pretty suiting for a girl whose favorite color is purple and a girl who wishes she was writing this post from an island in the sun haha 😉 What is even more amusing is this hue of purple is pretty much identical to the color of my room! (Talk about coincidence) I actually completed two different projects with the paint kit Ace Hardware provided (it had ‘Island In The Sun’ paint + primer in one, a roller and a paint tray), so here is a list of what you will need to get the job done:
My first project was to paint this cute wooden crate I got…I have been feeling artsy lately because I want to buy a nice new desk for my room to set up my blogging workshop (typically I sit on my bed with my MacBook Air, but as blogging is slowly becoming a little bit like a second full time job for me, I have been thinking a nice little office area would be ideal). This project is simple…simply pour a little paint into the paint tray…roll the roller in the paint and tap it on the tray to remove excess and then begin painting…voila!
My second project took a little more work…I used Photoshop to create a ‘Missy‘ graphic. I printed it and then my dad assisted me (because I am a total clutz and didn’t want to hurt myself) with using an Xacto Knife to cut out the center of the image, so the paper became a stencil I could tape to my journal for me to paint in…
Because the paper is so flimsy, I used a little piece of cardboard to hold down the paper as I painted within the stencil so the paint wouldn’t spread. Once I finished painting in the whole stencil in, I peeled up the tape and mission complete!
Two cute desk accessories that are great for your office whether it’s a home office or a corporate space…these personal touches will make you smile throughout the day and add a little bit of ‘You’ wherever you go.
Even my pup Charlie liked my creations 😉 Or maybe he is just nosey who knows…haha get it…knows…nosey :p
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*Going To The Paint Studio At Ace Is Like Going To Your Neighbor*
Happy Thanksgiving Loves! Time for some turkey, family time and of course shopping! I can’t believe how Black Friday now became something that starts on Thanksgiving so get ready, get set and start shopping…beginning with my super glammed up look here 😉 Hey why not look spectacular while eating five thousand calories in one sitting right?! My shaggy coat is the perfect holiday gift because A) it’s warm and B) it’s stunning duh! I love it <3 Super snuggly and it’s just the proper dose of glam any look requires. Under my shaggy coat is a simple white Old Navy sweater…a piece that every fashionista needs. As if my shaggy coat wasn’t snazzing up the look enough…I had to add a dash of Carrie Bradshaw with a tulle skirt…this time it’s in black so it can actually be worn for any occasion without seeming ‘Sex and the City’ esq like it looked in pink in my ‘J’adore Friday‘ post here.Can’t go wrong with a little bling 😉 You can shop some of my pieces from my Gift Guide here!I’m wearing my ever favorite Rebecca Minkoff ‘Affair’ Bag…and ladies this makes the PERFECT holiday gift for the fashion lover in your life. It reminds me of the quilted Chanel I will forever lust after but it’s a fraction of the price and just as fabulous 🙂 My shoes are from Nine West and are no longer available but I found two similar pairs of T-Strap black pumpshere + here!Be sure to check out my holiday gift guides:
Happy Hump Day Fashion Lovers! I couldn’t wait to share this outfit with you guys, 1) Because I’ve become obsessed with finding awesome murals in NYC to do shoots in front of since finding this baby and 2) I love neon…obvious I know! I love this look for spring into summer…the neon pink top, classic white jeans, leather jacket, gray suede pumps with a touch of neon (oh Cameron Silver how I love you so)…there isn’t much more a fashionista can ask for <3 Read more