Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Favorites

Hope you guys enjoyed your Thanksgiving! And hope your tummy keeps being stuffed all weekend and your afternoons laying on the couches with the family are filled with laughter! Most of yall are probably out hitting the sales or back home sleeping from the midnight shopping, but I decided to throw a quick list of my favorites for the week!  It might inspire your shopping to weekend activities!

Favorite Feeling:: Crisp, morning walks down the street with colored leaves falling

Favorite Family Pastime:: Bonfire nights under the moon and stars with the family

Favorite buddy to be lazy with:: My pup!

Favorite Fall Look:: You can expect me to be sporting this outfit alot! Big, chunky scarf, dresses with cardigans, tights, and booties

Favorite Fall Treat:: Homemade mac and cheese, hello comfort food!

Favorite Thankful Quote::

Remember to be thankful for your life and grateful for others!  Have a great weekend!
ps, don't forget to =)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mani Mondays

Neon and Chevron

As you guys probably know by now, I loooove the Chevron print.  So I decided to combine three of my favorite things:: sparkles, pink, and chevron!  It turned out to be very cute.  Many people think the Chevron print is incredibly hard to do, but as you've seen on my other posts, it can be quite simple when broken down into steps.  Try it out!

I first started out by painting my ring finger a sparkly gold and since I wanted to do the chevron on my middle finger, I painted that black.

Here's where to pay attention.  It really is easier then it looks!  Draw a diagonal line going from the corner of your nail to a third in going up.

Now from the end of that line, draw a diagonal line straight down to the middle of your finger.

Repeat the first step...

..and now the second step repeated.  You should now have one chevron line.  It is okay if its not perfect! As long as it resembles it.

You want to repeat the same steps used to make the first line until you reach the top of your nail.  Depending on how think or thick you make the line will determine how many lines fit on your nail.

Now add the color you want, I chose pink, and voila! You are done!  Go show off these bad boys!

Have a great start to the thanksgiving week, 
be grateful and humble, 
ps, don't forget to =)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Crafting:: Nameboard

I found this idea of Pinterest and decided to do one of my own!  It was easy, cheap and so cute!

What you will need::
cork board (to the size you want it to be)
assorted colors of embroidery floss (i used ROY G BIV)
nails or push pins (i used around 200)

You can use a template from online and print it out and trace it as a reference, but I am pretty good with letters so I just free-handed it.  I found if you are doing a word instead of one letter, then a cursive font works alot better and smoothly.  I decided to use my last name Tiwari.

After you traced an outline of the font you want, place nails/pushpins outlining the letters.
I thought this part looked cool itself!

Now the fun part---STRINGING!  I did the rainbow effect but you could do an ombre, one color, your favorite team's color, or whatever as well.

Here is the key:: you want to tie a small knot to the pushpin/nail each time you use a new string or end it.  It doesn't matter where you start or end.  Now you can begin!   Just basically start weaving back and forth, up and down, whichever way you want!  The best part is that you CAN'T go wrong!  Just let it flow, don't think too much about it.  I actually found that overlapping alot looked better.

I kept moving through the color spectrum as i worked into the word.  Overlap here to blend the colors!


And voila! simple as that! I decided to color in some in black to help show the letters more easily and created a boarder.

  You know have a new wall decor that was made by you, simple, and cheap!  Try out other colors and fonts and see which way you like it better!
ps, don't forget to =)