Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Weekend in Pictures

It has been a busy couple of weeks around our home. Summer is in full swing and vacations are in the air. Posting has been a little sporadic as of late....we've been camping, to the beach and NYC, the zoo and a maraud of other places.

Last weekend a couple of my girlfriends and I headed to New York City for a day of shopping and entertainment. We spent a good deal of time in the garment district oohing and aahing over the vast selection of fabric and trimming. Then we headed towards Times Square since it was so close. Now, I have been to New York City before, but for some reason never in Times Square. There were so many people and other less than exciting things....next visit I will be skipping this major tourist trap.

We decided to see the Terracotta Warriors at Discovery Times Square and it was absolutely fascinating. It was so amazing to see things that were made so long ago....soooo glad I was able to see this exhibit before it ends.

Here are a few snap shots.
I am a Project Runway geek. Here is a photo of where they film the show.
 Many, many, many people around Times Square.
 Drawing from the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit.
Terracotta Warrior.....they had a few different ones and it was just amazing to see how intricate and detailed they were. By far, my favorite stop while we were in NYC. I took way too many photos!

We will be traveling again later this week, so I won't be posting until next week. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

♥ Jen

Monday, July 9, 2012

Weekend in Pictures

We had such a wonderful weekend, and I hope all of you did as well. We enjoyed lovely fireworks, weather and food. Over the weekend I did a little shopping by myself since it was over 100 degrees here and just too hot to take little ones out. In the picture above, I found this unique cocktail fork set made of some type of horn and made in Spain. It fit into a little space on my bar cart perfectly!
At a little furniture and home accessory consignment store, I found this inlaid Italian handmade checkerboard. It has some of the most beautiful color wood inlay that I have seen in a long time.
It has has these little slide out compartments to store the checker pieces, and folds up into about the size of a cigar box. This unique item was only $18.95, and I can't wait to find the perfect place to display it.
Over the past week I decided that I NEEDED to have a campaign style chest. I have seen many fabulously redone campaign dressers and other furniture pieces on pinterest. I initially was looking for a dresser, but I found this one at the Goodwill, and I think it will provide so much extra storage that I need in my office. It's a little rough on the top and it is missing one of the corner brackets, but she has soooo much potential and I can't wait to make her beautiful again. I'll post an update when I am done refinishing it.
After researching campaign furniture on the Internet, I came to the conclusion that it may be very expensive to acquire. I couldn't believe that on my very first weekend of looking for one of these pieces, that I was able to score one at the Goodwill for only $9.97! Crazy awesome deal....I almost couldn't contain my excitement.
What July 4th weekend would be complete without gorging on some yummy and festive cookies! Let me know what you did over the weekend and any ideas that you might have for paint colors for my new campaign chest.

♥ Jen

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

♥ Jen

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DIY- Patriotic Nails

I can't believe the 4th of July is already tomorrow....and we are already half way through the year! The year has just flown by so fast. Since I lack really any patriotic clothing I created this simple nail design for the upcoming holiday. Keep reading to see how I achieved this look.
What you'll need:

Red Polish- OPI Ali's Big Break
Blue Polish- Orly Witch's Blue
White Polish- L.A. Colors White
Top Coat
Scotch Tape
Nail Dotter
Nail Polish Remover
Q tips
First, paint nails the red color of your choice. I did 2 coats.
Tear a piece of scotch tape off and stick it on the back of your hand a few times so it is not so sticky...it'll pull up your base coat if it is too sticky. Then place at an angle.
Paint your blue color onto your nail.
When the blue coat is dry, carefully peel back the scotch tape. This is what you should have so far.
On a piece of plastic or paper plate, make a small pool of white nail polish.
Using a dotter, dip into white nail polish and create little dots of the blue portion of your nail.
All finished!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday tomorrow!

♥ Jen