New at QUiD S/S 2011

Just wanted to take a second to share some of the latest accessories available from QUiD for Spring. We were feeling a bit colorful, if you hadn’t noticed! If you see something you’re little heart can’t live without, just let me know!

 

I’ve also been a busy girl working on some very lovely custom Bridal pieces. If you need a special hairpiece to wear for a spring or summer event, let’s chat!

xoxo

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Big Bloggy News + A Delightful Dozen

Whew! It’s been a while, but don’t worry, I’ve been busy doing all sorts of prep work for today’s post! No, it hasn’t taken me months to find 12 things that I love! I’ve been hard at work getting ready for the announcement of…

wait for it…

My new blog!

How to be Fancy is all about Fashion, Makeup and inspiration to kick start both. If you’d like to take a peek, you can see the first of MANY posts to come here. I’d love to hear what you think so please leave me loads of comments!

I may still post a few things here that just don’t fit into the overall focus, so if there is something you’d like to see, just let me know!!

I’ll leave you today with some goodness that has gotten me through this week, for sure – the Delightful Dozen!

delightful dozen

#1 Batiste Dry Shampoo. When it’s cold outside, I just can’t bring myself to wash my hair daily, much less use a blowdryer on my static-filled hair.

#2 Origins Cleansing Oil. This stuff is magical on most skintypes. Don’t know how I’ve made it through a winter without this before!

#3 MAC Mega Metal Eyeshadow in Dalliance. If you haven’t seen the Peacocky collection from MAC, do yourself a favor and PLEASE purchase this color. It will instantly open your eyes, I swear!

#4 Free Audio Books Online. This is the find of the year so far for me. I’m currently “reading” Virginia Wolf while I crochet every night. FABULOUS!!

#5 Dolce Vita. I have a serious love affair with all things DV. Finally purchased my first pair (from Hautelook) and they just came this week!

#6 Keurig Coffee Maker. This little dreamboat was a Christmas gift from my parents and I have fallen head over heels. The best gift ever!

#7 Lovely Yarn. I got a whole new batch of yarn in the post to start all of my new knits. So exciting!

#8 This Video by the Noisettes. Heart!

#9 Vintage Dishes. We recently gave away all our incomplete (and now discontinued) wedding dishes in favor of an adorable hodgepodge of vintage pyrex we’ve been collecting!

#10 WARM SOCKS. My feet have been so COLD!!

#11 This little Irish Blog is absolutely wonderful! Please check it out!

#12 Finally, a big thanks to Goodwill for taking my boxes and boxes of…stuff…! And Hooray for a clutter-free house!

xoxo

Heather

 

ps I’ll be doing more posts like this over on HTBF, so be sure to check it out there!

 

 

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Dolce Vita!

At Target! These are boyfriend/military chic heaven. I’m not usually a fan of target shoes (they’re usually too stiff and cheap looking for the prices) but these seem to be a bit better quality. My absolute faves are these boots with adorable golden buckles up the sides. So cute for fall leggings and sweater combos!

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Tool Candy

I’m in a mad rush today to get things ready for the QUiD Fall 2010 Preview next week. What? I forgot to tell you about it? Well consider yourself invited to Collected Thread, the evening of Friday, August 13th to see some new goods we’re putting together for fall!

Now, onto my find of the day. I’m a sucker for tools and gadgets that pull double duty by being pretty, too. So I just had to share the new line of tools from designer Cynthia Rowley. I love that there is more than just a hammer included in these sets. That staple gun? Be still my home-repair heart!


(visit Cynthia Rowley)

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It’s Raining Brides!

Holy pin curls! This summer flying by faster than a flock of Canadian geese on their way to a Mexican pool party!

On top of working on a super-secret, I-can’t-wait-to-share-it surprise,  it seems like every friend I have on the planet is getting married this fall. Which means only one thing, of course. Wedding Showers! And being the crafty friend I am, my little fingers are working their prints off getting these soirees dolled up and ready to party! Here’s a peek at the first DIY shower in line. As you can see, it was all about the monogram! Sadly, I don’t have any pictures of the Bride (and groom who was there for gift opening support). I was on guest table and tissue paper folding duty!


What DIY Projects are you working on this summer?

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Ch-ch-ch-Change!!

Well, hello there! Just wanted you to have a heads up that some good things are coming this way. I’ll give you all the deets really soon!

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Nail How To: Leopard Spots

I’m not a massive fan of animal print, but something about this design made me happy.

To get this look:

1. Give your nails a once over coat with a gold polish (really, any color would work fine). I used O.P.I. in Golden Rules!

2. Take a toothpick or tiny paint brush and make little squiggles on your nails in black polish. The idea is to create the circular shape of a leopard spot. I don’t own a black varnish so I used Sephora by O.P.I. in Dark Room. You could also use a nail art pen.

3. Take a brownish color like You Don’t Know Jaques (O.P.I. again) and make little dots inside your squiggly circles. Tip: Use a dotting tool or toothpick to keep these from getting out of hand!

Voila! You’ve just given yourself a wild and summery manicure!

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