Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Finds Linky Party #12

LinkyMain2-04 It's the last link party before Christmas! Show us what you've been working on and have a lovely Christmas with family and friends! We'll see you next year!
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

If The Shoe Fits

Posted by Tara


Oh how I am loving this fall weather. Yes, I say fall because Arizona hasn't quite hit winter weather yet. It's been in the 60's with beautiful sunshine. I am sure all you West Coast followers are shaking your heads! As much as I love winter for all the fun boots and scarves, I have really been enjoying my casual shoes. I recently styled 2 pairs of casual shoes from Rack Room Shoes. For each pair of shoes, I am sharing two ways to wear them. Being a "mom on the go" casual attire is my favorite!



These brown oxfords add such a relaxed feel to my outfit. They paired well with my dark denim and flannel scarf. They are such a versatile shoe and can be worn with most of my outfits. 


Funny story about my scarf. I recently purchased a large amount of plaid/flannel from the store and really wanted a scarf for my post. I didn't have time to sew one, so I pinned it behind my neck! Ha! I need to sew it, because I am sure I would wear it daily. 



My second outfit I wanted to wear lighter jeans with more browns. I paired the shoes with a tan striped shirt and boyfriend jeans. I added a blazer and bold necklace to dress it up. This outfit would be great for a night out, or take the jacket off and wear it to town!



I know some people just aren't a fan of Converse and I seriously never thought I would be. I just have to tell you how much I love my pairs of Converse, though. They are comfortable and a great tennie to wear out and about. I was just telling Devin how before I got my Converse shoes, if I wanted to wear a tennis shoe I would have to put on my running shoes. And they aren't cute like these are!


I really love wearing lots of grey and black with these shoes. They bring a laid-back look to every outfit. I paired them with a printed large sweater and black skinnies. 


When I looked for inspiration for ways to style black Converse, I saw a lot of black on black. So I decided to try it out. Nothing breaks up this black on black better than a tied flannel shirt on the waist. The shoes with this outfit were on point!


Rack Room Shoes offers on-trend footwear for the family through a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women, and children. Their shoes reflect the season’s latest trends in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories.


Thanks for checking out my casual shoes and outfits. I hope I was able to provide you with some fashion inspiration this week!

What I Wore:
Brown Oxford Outfits
Outfit 1
White Blouse: Target
Scarf: Homemade
Skinny Jeans: Forever 21
Outfit 2
Blazer: Forever 21
Striped Shirt: Layers Clothing
Boyfriend Jeans: Forever 21
Necklace: Downeast Basics
Black Converse Oufits
Outfit 1
Printed Sweater: Target 
Black Skinnies: Forever 21
Outfit2 
Black Tee: H&M
Black Skinnies: Forever 21
Flannel: H&M
Necklace: Fresh Picks

Linking up with: Stylelixir, The Pleated Poppy, Because Shanna Said So, Trend Spin, Three-fer Thursday, Manic Monday, Mix It Monday, Tres Chic, Join the Gossip, DC in Style, Rhea Et Cetera

Monday, December 15, 2014

$1 New Year's Gift Idea with Free Printable

Posted by Devin


I LOVE giving little gifts to friends and family and co-workers this time of year, but unfortunately this is also the time of year when our budget tends to be particularly tight (mostly due to all of the gift giving, lol). I am always on the hunt for inexpensive gift ideas so I can wish everyone on my list happy holidays without breaking the bank. So when I came across mini Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Ciders at The Dollar Tree recently, I knew I had to snatch some up! I love all things in miniature, they are so darn cute! And what a fun gift to give for New Year's!


I added a fun little printable tag that you can print out here (6 per sheet) or by clicking on the image below. You can add a cute tag to pretty much anything and it instantly turns into a great gift!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzSnruYDpCTLVnpERjZDa2Rrb1U/view?usp=sharing

Happy New Year's, everyone!


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Finds Linky Party #11

LinkyMain2-04 Hi everyone, we had such a great time at last week's Friday Finds Linky Party! Such great holiday inspiration you guys whipped up. Check out our featured posts and enter your new creations below. Don't forget to share the love and visit a few of the other links. You're going to love the amazing tutorials, I promise!
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Beaded Yarn Tree and Ball by Tinsel + Trim
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Olaf Cake by Amy's Confectionery Adventures
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DIY Peppermint Soap by A Pumpkin and a Princess
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Chicken Tortilla Soup from A Pumpkin and a Princess
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Balsam Fir Sachet by Tinsel + Trim
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Merry Little Christmas Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling
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Rules for Friday Finds: 1. Link to a specific post on your blog 2. Limit 3 Links per person 3. Comment on at least 2 other blogs from the linky party 4. Please do not link to any giveaways, other linky parties or products that are for sale 5. By linking here, you give us permission to post your picture on our blogs (with full credit!) 6. Link back to this blog with a text link. 7. Starts Friday at 2pm and ends Wednesday at 2pm.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Decor

Posted by Tara


If you are like me, you are still behind on decorating as well as Christmas shopping. I love this time of year, but it can be a bit over whelming at times! Today I am sharing a QUICK and easy last minute Christmas decor idea or gift. This will take you 10 minutes tops!

Here is what you will need:
Fabric- I chose plaid
3 Bamboo hoops/Embroidery hoops- 6"
Glue *not necessary
Scissors
Gold chip board letters


Here comes the easy part... seriously.
First you will want to lay your fabric flat with the hoops on top. Then trace around the hoop. Then cut.



*** Make sure to cut at least a 1/4" outside the line you traced. This allows room for you to center fabric and keep it in the hoop. I'd rather have too much than not enough.

After you have tightened in hoop, trim an excess fabric hanging out. 




Then apply your letters. Mine already had adhesive on the back, but you can add hot glue or glue to really keep it on there. 


 These made adorable ornaments and if strung with jute a really cute banner. You can make any saying your heart desires. I really wanted something with the word JOY, but you could do Noel. I loved the way they turned out and like I say, Work smarter not harder! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

Linking up with: Practically Functional, Linky Party Palooza, Creative Collection