Monday, October 31, 2011

diy wall art

i was lovin on this velvet paisley burnout wallpaper forever.  it was well out of my price range and i wouldn't know where to start with a wall papering project so i thought of the next best thing; fabric wall art!  this diy project rates easy on the difficulty scale and low on budget.  

to get started you will need:
wood frames: you can make your own by stapling or glueing four pieces of wood together to form the outer square.  if you don't have the resources to do this yourself you can always buy frames at the store and take out the glass.  mine are two 2x2 wood frames i stapled together.  however, you can use any size you like.
 a staple gun: this is always good to have on hand for any type of project
 fabric of your choice: i bought about 3 yards for two 2x2 frames (always get a bit extra in case of a mess up) 
one inch foam:  this can be found in any fabric store.  this is used to cushion the fabric from the wood.  

step 1: cut the foam into four strips so they hang over the base frame a bit
step 2: place the foam and fabric down (if you have a pattern, make sure it is centered)
step 3: starting with one side, staple the fabric into the base frame. 
step 4: staple the opposite side of the side you started with.  this makes it easier to pull the fabric tight.  repeat other two sides.
step 5: cut excess fabric
Voila! new hanging wall art

Saturday, October 29, 2011

baby its cold outside

top to bottom- Ugg "Adirondack" * Sorel "Tivoli" * Sperry "Hingham Boots" * Khombu "Pewter Traveler" * Kamik "Snowfling" * Hunter "Gabby"

snow before halloween was not on the top of my favorite things list but, its snowing, and its a for sure sign that we must pack away the gladiator sandals and bring out the snow boots.  i have listed a few of my favorite boots im lovin at the moment.  functionality is normally not my first thought before i purchase any type of footwear, but when walking is my main mode of transportation, i guess it should be up there on the list.  all of these boots are waterproof which makes these purchases a must.


Thursday, October 27, 2011


One of the greatest things in life is discovering a deal.  you feel like you conquered the retail industry and slapped them in the face with it.  i stumbled on one of these AH-HA moments on my last trip to target.  i walked over to the accessories department, since i have found some great hidden gems within those isles before.  i looked at the belts and found the exact belt i was wearing.....that i purchased at anthropologie (one of my favorite stores)  anthro had this three bar belt retailed at $38 and target, under its private label name merona, is retailed for $12.99.  who knew target was right on the money.....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy First Day Birthday to le lovin

happy first day birthday to le lovin.  i am obsessed with many things and many things make me happy.  i figured what better way to gather my thoughts, wants and wishes than to share them with others.  i hope i can entertain and enlighten with everything i le love...