Making Beauty Anywhere

Making Beauty Anywhere
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Picture Rail

I was in my local Chapters (local bookstore) and I noticed a 75% off sticker - well how do you pass up that?  It was for a picture rail which seemed like a great idea for me because I'm restless with items on my wall.  That's a nice way of saying I get bored and there are lots of holes that get filled or need to be filled :).

It will hold up to 40 lbs so it's versatile for all my mood changes.

It's great because I can add and subtract and work with my whims.

It's going to work well.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Long weekend fun

My daughter is in a flurry of making necklaces and bracelets with beads and other items so she suggested we go to the thrift store....... Yeah!! She' selling her product and is wildly obsessed  with it (hmmm, I wonder where she got wild obsessions  from!)

This was a long weekend and it was busy but I managed to find what I had been looking for for a while - a silver tray.

(with gloves & twinkle all ready)

I liked the lines of this one.  I had a beautiful ornate one but it was broken in my last move and I had been craving one for a while.  I wanted to make a little corner in the kitchen to feature my cute little sugar bowl which I always stick in the cupboard with regret.

A nice little corner in my kitchen.

I also noticed this great little picture of Paris which caught my eye.

It got added to my chalkboard frame for a change since we don't seem to be using the chalkboard.

After the thrift store we went to Michael's for beads.....twist my arm!  I found these wonderful knobs in the $1.50 section.

Then after polishing and playing with pictures and knobs I decided it was time to play with paper.  I love these Sid Dickens prints which I have shown before.

They seemed a little bland  and I thought they needed something, so I got out my scrapbooking paper ( I never scrapbook but I love the paper).

I love a long weekend because it gives me time to "play".  I work full time and as a single mom I don't have as much downtime as I used to. There's no one to take care of an errand for me or run out and pick up what I need.  I have a friend and her husband cleans her car, & fills it with gas - to me that is fabulous!  An extra day to play with my house made this a really great weekend.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Current Obsessions

I am currently really obsessed with a few things that I thought I should share.  I am amazed that when I go to Michael's I find so many things I want in the $1.50 bin ($1.00 US).  The cheap bin at Michael's never held my interest before but I think Rachel's products brought the standard way up. 

I love this little tag shaped notepad with music and a sweet little teapot.  There are lots of little accessories to go with including magnets that I'm still thinking about.

Rachel's clothespins from Michael's. I am in love with the colour & pattern.  I adore blue and pink, it's a great combination.

Fabulous little pale notepad.

I picked up some drawer lining paper at Michael's and used it as a background that compliments the little pin my daughter made for me when she was 7.  This paper as a background pops the pin and makes this little frame that I picked up at a garage sale look even better.  I leaned it in front of the Juicy Couture box that my ipad cover came in. When it arrived I don't know if I was happier with the ipad cover or the fact that the box was covered in crowns.

I discovered Loreal Million Lashes mascara a few weeks ago and it makes me happy.  No flaking, good looking lashes, no smudging. Fabulous product.

My friends at Wellington Garden Centre are currently in Paris at the gift show at the Maison d'Objet in Paris.  They are posting beautiful pictures on facebook  (Wellington Garden Centre) and this picture is being viewed by me daily.

The bed, and the pillow, the headboard... well it's all drool worthy.  They are bringing some white products back and I can hardly wait to see what they have.

I would love to hear what's obsessing you right now.