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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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Cute as a Cactus

Whew. What a week. The boy and I left a week ago Saturday and flew to Burbank, CA (yay!). After a fabulous few days with friends we tracked down a rental car and headed off to Tehachapi (it’s okay,¬† I didn’t know where it was either!) to help my mother-in-law sort through a bunch of storage. After a lot of dust, about 200 boxes and some good fun, we loaded up a truck, trailer and SUV and started the trek back to Oklahoma. Thus my extended absence.

We had such a good time traveling through California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The boy even agreed to make a detour to the Grand Canyon! I’ll have a ton of pictures to show you later on but I wanted to share with you my latest obsession – a.k.a. the succulent.

By absolutely no means do I have a green thumb. I scorched an herb garden when I was 7 and that’s about the extent of my gardening skills (although I did grow a pretty mean bean sprout in kindergarten and some tasty baby carrots in junior high). I love flowers but never think to grow them. Particularly since I’ve lived in an apartment for over 10 years!

While traveling through the desert¬† I became somewhat captivated by all things cactus, however. And to top it off, there is so much Native pottery that it looks just stunning in. I wanted a cactus (I later realized I actually wanted a succulent, but you get my point). And then to my dismay, there wasn’t one to be found! We stopped at every trading post and souvenir shop along Route 66 seeking out the perfect little guy to no avail! I finally found one at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX but just hated its “made in china” pot.

So here I am, sitting at home cacti-free and wishing I had one of these.

cactus inspiration

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Simply Summer

It’s hot outside. Too hot for early June. I’m a Fall girl at heart so the only way to make through the scorching heat is to dream up pretty things to wear!

From top left: Handbag, Melie Bianco; Vintage Dress, adVintagous, Rope Necklace, The Vamoose; Shoes, Gabriella Rocha; Lipgloss, M.A.C.

How do you stay cool in the Summer?

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New Accessories for the Bridal Party

Well now. Wedding season is off and in full swing! This week I’ve had the pleasure of dressing some lovely girls in these oh-so-feminine dollops!

If you’d like one of these for your very own, check them out in the shop!

And watch out…today I’m working on a lovely hair piece for the blushing bride!

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Artists I Love: Pamela Michelle

Located in a small studio in Dallas, TX, Pamela Michelle creates and designs original artwork in wood, on canvas and on paper that you can wear, hang, love and enjoy. Pamela and I have both been vendors in a few shows around the Midwest and let me tell you, she’s a sweetheart. Along with her main man, Dylan (a.k.a. Dowdy Studio), these two make a fabulous team!

I own this little Foxy Fox!

The Crafty Duo at Renegade

Visit Pamela Michelle to find some of the most darling, thoughtful illustration for miles!

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Sneak Peak: Renegade Austin

Well now, I am a lucky duck. When we planned out trip to Austin we were only thinking that the weekend worked for us. Happily, it was also the date for the first ever Renegade Craft Fair in the city. I had such a good time today! Free magazines, cool artists and some of the funnest kitschy crafts you’ll ever find. I even met etsy celebs like Daniellexo.

Here’s a preview of my haul today!

A long Coveted Bunny Tee from Gnome Enterprises!

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New @ QUiD

Show prep is underway for my first market of the season! I thought you might like to see the little critters I made today.

On a side note, the boy and I went to a massive car show this weekend and this is what we saw. Yes, there were cars; but who could pass up a giant ice cream cone? Can someone buy me one? Pretty please, with sprinkles?


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Pretty Bright

Sometimes, all you need is a pop of color to brighten your day. So I was happy to see so many bright colors on the runway for spring. Sure, some are terrified to don shades of hot pink or chartreuse. I, in fact, went through a short-lived “serious” phase where the only colors I wore were shades of black and gray. Then I remembered my love for all things colorful! Here are a few lovelies that might have you stepping out into a world of color – and some tips to keep you looking fabulous while doing it.

Spring Brights

From left: Derek Lam, Paper Affection, DKNY, Morelle, DVF, Bionic Unicorn

Take a Clue from Mother Nature

She always pairs brights with a neutral. Bold colors look sophisticated when paired with black, brown, cream and olive.

Stick to a Classic Silhouette

A simple tailored frock and black heels is the easiest way to pull of bright hues.

Accessorize!

Still unsure about a wardrobe filled with lime green or electric blue? Grab a colorful accessory to compliment your basics. It’s a clever and affordable way to make your closet dollars stretch while adding some much needed cheer to your day!

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Friday’s Wardrobe

Is it Friday so soon? I’ve still got so much to do! Oh well, the weekend’s here, let’s have some fun!

A pink vintage find!

Outfit Details:

Military Sweater & Striped Tee: Wet Seal (You never know where something cute will pop up)

Jeans: Boyfriend Fit from Express

Shoes: Vintage

Earrings: Another Erickson Beamon for Target find

Headband: My endless collection of doo-dads and bandanas

Nail Polish: China Glaze in…hold on, let me check…Re-Fresh Mint

Oh hey, while we’re at it. I’m trying to think of a name for this newest member of the QUiD collection. She’s one part pill box, one part top hat. Any ideas?

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New @ QUiD

Here are a few new items making their way into the shop! Don’t flowers just make you dream of spring?

knit flower clips

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