Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You're my brown eyed girl.

Hey, where did we go?

Nanu lovins.

Days when the rains came

down in the hallow.

Playin' a new game.

Laughin', and a runnin', hey, hey.

Skippin' and a jumpin'

in the misty morning fog with

our hearts a thumpin' and you,

my brown eyed girl.

You're my brown eyed girl.

My baby girl turns 4 today.
No I don't know how time stole that one from me.
It seems unfair that she was able to get so big, so fast, considering how traumatic everything was after she was born, but it really opened my eyes to just how much you can take things for granted and how quickly life can slip from you.
I love you, teeny T-Dot. More than all the stars in the sky.
Happy 4th birthday, baby girl.

Friday, October 26, 2012

DIY: Argyle Nails

Okay, to be completely honest, I'm not a huge fan of prints in general. Maybe because I can't really wear them, or maybe I just don't enjoy being "up and up" on the whole fashion thing. I wear a lot of black.

It's the color of my soul. >.<

The only time I can wear any type of print is if it's on my fingernails.
Today, I'm going to show you how to make an argyle print easily.

Here's what you need:

Base coat - To protect your nails
3 colors of your choice
Nail striper in your choice of color
Top coat - To protect it from chipping

Aaaaand here we go.
The photos are pretty self explanatory, but I'm going to type it out as well, because that's just how I do things.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pinteresting: DIY Eye Makeup Remover

Original Pin Here.
When I saw this, to be honest, I wasn't all that impressed. I have an eye makeup remover that works okay, and when I'm in a bind, I use extra virgin olive oil. Yes, you CAN just use that. It works, and it's very moisturizing for your skin. Unlike other oils, it won't clog your pores. It's just an all around amazement. 

But I figured I'd give it a shot anyway, because extra virgin olive oil can get a bit pricey, and I don't necessarily like all the chemicals in eye make up remover.

The best part about this stuff is you can use it to take the makeup off your face as well.

Here's what you're gonna need.

1 c. water
1 1/2 tbsp. tear free baby shampoo
1/8 tsp. baby oil (I don't like using baby oil. I used extra virgin olive oil instead.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY: Mock Corset Cut Tee

Cut up shirts have been around for...a long time. 

Today, I'm going to show you one way to cut your shirt up.
I'm using one of the tye dye shirts Jesse and I did.

I call it a "mock corset" because the way it's cut reminds me of a laced up corset. Simple enough, huh?
Keep reading to see how I did it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pinteresting - 5 Minute Nail Polish Removal

Though Pinterest, I see quite a few things that just catch my eye.

DIY crafts I want to do, photos that I think would work well with my kids, food. You know how it goes.

But then I saw this pin from Gingerbreadmanne and knew I had to try it.

As a mom, we typically try to do things the easiest/simplest/fastest way possible, and that's more true when you have multiple kids, especially the younger ones.

This was the perfect time to try. My nail polish started chipping.

It looks messy, but the mess is fairly minimal. You can actually see your nail polish being "soaked" into the cotton.

Oh. And this isn't mentioned anywhere, so many it's just me, but my fingers got SUPER cold. Like chillin' chillin' cold.

The results were worth it.

These were done in about 5ish minutes, and SO much easier than the typical "soak a few cotton balls and make a huge mess" thing I did before.

Moral: I'll never go back to my old ways. This way FTW.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Adventures In Tye Dying.

My friend, Jesse, has been itching to do a craft project. Everytime she comes over, we try to figure out something to do.

I may have rubbed off on her a bit.
Hehehe. That's what she said.

So, she shows up last night with a tye dye kit.

And we got busy. The end results were pretty great.

Here's Jesse's. She did 5 shirts.

She complained the entire time that they wouldn't come out right. I kept trying to tell her (yeah, ME, Ms. OCD) that it's not about it coming out right. It's about being free and just going with it. She was pretty happy.

These are mine. I did 2 shirts (1 t-shirt, 1 tank top that I use when exercising) and 5 old burp cloths I had left from back in the day when Gabe threw up on everything (reflux SUCKS).

I'm pretty happy, too. I actually did the typical twist + rubber band thing with the shirts, but for the burp cloths? I hardly used a rubber band and just free twisted everything, going nuts. I think they're my favorites.

I also tried on my tank top and I felt so good about it, I may even go do a mile on the treadmill.

Maybe not. But it gives me a good feeling.