Thursday, October 25, 2012

Organizing Nail Polish!

I'm just so happy to have finished a project that I have to brag a little. I successfully organized my mess of a nail polish drawer. Woohoo!

I got the idea from this Beaty Department post. They have great step-by-step instructions so I will just tell you what I did a bit differently. First off, I used a box I had that was already pretty and needed a purpose.


I also changed the box halfway so some of these pics are misleading.... Anyway, I painted nail polish colors around the borders of sticker paper (because I had no label paper and a ton of sticker paper). Be careful to keep your polish lined up in order and keep similar colors in separate batches.

After the polish dried, I punched out a hole for each color with a plain hole punch.


Then, stick the color designators on top so you know which color is which! That second box contains the spillover colors, topcoats, and accessories.

Bonus craft: when I was done, Mike and I were talking about how pretty the strips of color were, so I made them into bookmarks.


I peeled off the back of the sticker paper, stuck them on card stock and cut them out. They are kind of messy and abstract and I love them.


It feels good to finish something lately, even if it is small.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

I was just here. Where did I go?

Answer: over to Chocolate and Cream Cake.

I'm guesting over at my geeky friend Mandy's blog about geeky T's! Make sure to check it out!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Things

Autumn is my favorite season, especially here in Colorado. My house is so charming with its porch and leaves scattered in the yard from the big yellow tree. I would show you a picture, but there is a construction crew rebuilding the sidewalk where they had to fix the sewer system a couple of weeks ago. It's not looking so pretty at the moment.

So, it seems like everyone in the blogosphere is in love with fall, but I'm throwing my two cents in anyway. Here are the things I love about it:

Pumpkin. I know it is cliche, but pumpkin beer and cookies and bread and pie are so fantastic and they just taste wrong in any other season. I'm also a fan of pumpkin soap and lotion. I just think pumpkins themselves are so pretty, too.


Fall premieres. I like my TV, and Fall is when the TV comes back! I haven't had time to watch, well, any until this weekend, so I'm enjoying catching up on stuff. Particularly, my comedies like Parks & Recreation, Up all Night and All about Schmidt New Girl.

My classic fall stand-bys. There is something about the change in the weather that makes me want to watch Gilmore Girls and read Sarah Addision Allen books. Stars Hollow always makes me think of Fall, and then curling up with a book about cakes that are also magic? Love it.

Changing leaves. Especially aspens. Enough said.

On the Road to Aspen
The colors. Especially orange and jewel tones.

So, what are your favorite things about Fall?


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Books to Read or Re-Read by the End of the Year

(I've seen the musical a bunch of times. Does that count?)

(this last one is a re-read for the fourth or fifth time)

Is anyone else with me on this? We could call it the Movie Book Club 2012 or something.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

When did Groupon become the best thing ever?

I have had a Groupon account for a while, but there was never much that interested me on there. Lately, however, it's like Groupon started reading my mind.

Your tenant just moved out? You must need amazing deals on carpet cleaning and full house detailing available from Phoenix Groupon! How do they know?!

You are in a wedding next weekend? Well, obviously you need a really cheap professional teeth whitening kit. Why, yes I do!

Did you need motivation to start exercising? Here's an amazing deal on fitness boot camp! Yay!

Seriously! How do they know? Is Groupon stalking me?


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