Thursday, August 30, 2012

Try It Thursday/ Tying a Head Scarf

Ok so the days of Treasure Thursday will now become a more sporadic occasion but in its place is an equal amazing event: Try It Thursday. I will try out various things and let you know how it goes and how you can try it as well.

This weeks Try It Thursday is something I have been wanting to try for a while. I am my hairdressers worst nightmare. I am always coming in and wanting to mix things up. This is not the usual "mixing things up" kind of fare that most customers come in requesting. Most ask for a shorter do or a slightly darker or lighter shade. No mine is going from super long to super short then back to super long then back to super short. Then trying to go from super dark to super light then super dark then red then blue then black. For some reason I feel the need to jump from one extreme to the next. My fantastic hair stylist is quite patient and accommodating with my whims. She though keeps threatening me that my all my hair is going to suddenly fall out and then she will laugh at me and tell me "I told you so!" Well anyways this time I am trying to go from jet black with a bleached white streak to completely bleach blonde with pastel tips or maybe light pink with pale aquamarine streaks. Here is a picture of my inspiration.

Now since I am going from a dark to a lighter color I have to grow out my darker hair. Anyone that has gone from one color to the next knows that you have to remove the old color to put on the new. If you are one of the few lucky people with original color hair you are beyond lucky because going from one extreme to the next is murder on your hair. During this time it is incredibly embarrassing walking around with major roots showing. The easy way to disguise this is by wearing a hat. Well I am not a big fan of actually wearing hats. So my next best thing is a head scarf. I was watching an old I Love Lucy episodes where her and Ricky were low on money and she couldn't afford to get her red touched up and her roots were showing. So to hide this she was always wearing a head scarf. Eureka! I thought "that is what I need!" So I rummaged through one of my vanity drawers and there were several scarfs that I had in a drawer not being used. I tried to fold it like Lucy did but no luck. So I scoured the internet and low and behold I discovered a gold mine. I found this amazing lady that shows how to tie the head scarfs just like Lucy wore and more. Plus you will love her adorable accent. On my bucket list by the way is to move somewhere I can adapt an adorable (and it has to be adorable) accent! If you need to know how to tie a headscarf to hide bad hair days or if you happen to be sitting next to a cool cat of a dude in his convertible car you will need to know how to stylishly tie your hair up in a head scarf. She will show you how and how not to look like "the queen mother" (watch the video and you will see what I am talking about) 

Let me know how you like to wear your head scarf?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cold Weather Wishing For Wednesday

Well it is funny writing this post about cold weather when it is about 80 degrees outside but this morning it felt closer to 50 degrees. It won't be long though till that cold stays on all day long. So it got me thinking about cardigans, tights, and warm skirts and long boots. Also I have been finding a million, well close to that number, of amazing recipes to try out this fall on Pinterest. I cannot tell you how much I adore that website! I went to our local discount grocer and they had a hold stock-pile of canned pumpkin! I was in heaven. I even found pumpkin coffee. I had to use all restrain to not go home and fix a cup of pumpkin coffee and bake like a crazy person some awesome pumpkin goodies. Let's not even get started on my itching to go apple picking. We drove by the orchard the other day and I so wanted to pull in and start grabbing apples. It must be the start of school. After the first day of school I all of a sudden become in full countdown to fall. It is one of my favorite holidays. It is not too hot but not too cold. I just hope it doesn't snow on Halloween like it has the past two years but we won't think about that for another few weeks. So here are some things that I am wishing for as the days start to get colder.

Wishing For Wednesday*
*Remember the links under the pictures will take you to the original source

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Retro Text it Tuesday

Why hello there this wonderful Tuesday! It rained last night and it is nice and damp and foggy outside this morning. Perfect time to sit on the couch with a warm cup of coffee and write to you my viewers. Lately I have been seeing all these amazing free texts everywhere. I love anything free don't you!? I have always had as a goal of mine to sit down and hand write letters to my old friends  or family moved away but at last in the time of technology that act has pretty much been nonexistent. Why sit down and write a letter for maybe 15 mins, especially if you have to rewrite it due to mistakes when you can quickly write an email in 2 mins and have the luxury of spell check. I will someday accomplish my goal of hand writing things all month long. I even have pretty paper to do it. Anyways before I went off on this tangent, so sorry, where I was going is I have found some great retro font to use for those emails, diy projects, or typing a letter that looks handwritten, which is just as good, or any other use you might have for it. So check them out and let me know what you think.
Rad Retro Fonts
 Aunt Bertha
 Burger Doodle
 Captain Swabby
 Crystal Radio Kit
 Drive Thru
 Greasy Spoon
 Rad Retro Fonts

I hope you enjoy these fonts! I will bring some more your way next Tuesday so stay tuned. If you are not already following me, Why Not@! :), then you should go ahead and start so you can get all the new awesomely rad texts that will be coming your way. Till next time have a great one everyone!

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way."

I have been away for a little bit to spend the last few weeks of summer with my little ankle-biter and get ready for the big day of school. I can't believe how fast this summer has gone! I am glad though to get back in the swing of the school year. I love summer but sometimes it can be troublesome being an event planner everyday. Now the time has come for alarm clocks, packed lunches, backpacks, and homework. Our start has come and went last week. All seems to be going well once we got over some bumps on the first day. I should have known starting a new school, new students, new teachers, and new everything would not go as perfectly planned. There were some hiccups along the way, especially at the end when it came to leave. My little ankle-biter use to be a buser at her old school and now she is a walker. She got a little confused when she was told she wasn't on the bus list and even more confused when someone told her that she was a walker. It all worked out and all was made right when we got home and had an ice pop.

Today will be I am sure one of many days I wish that it was either summer still or my little ankle-biter was still to young for school. Today happens to be the day when the amazing "Mary Poppins" premiered at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in 1964. My little ankle-biter and I absolutely adore that movie. I was even surprised that she picked out a movie star costume for Halloween over me making her a Mary Poppins costume. Well if she won't wear it than I suppose I will. EEPS! I better get cracking. I could use Mary Poppins special nanny magic right about now.

I would love to sit at home watch the movie and of course sing and dance along with every song. Today would have been a perfect day to do sidewalk chalk paintings because it was sunny, then rained, then was sunny. So it would have washed the paintings away in the movie. I have seen these chocolate spoons all over Pinterest, gosh I love that site, and how cute would they be as an addition to your movie viewing experience?

If anyone is thinking of having a Mary Poppins Birthday or is looking for a theme you have to see these amazing decorations from Etsy. I am thinking next year for either the little ankle-biter's or mine or we might just have a Mary Poppins party for the fun of it. Why not?

I am really hoping that this year is the year that I can take my little one to the live performance. We live close to NYC so we could see the real thing but also there is several houses that have performances near Christmas time. That would be amazing all aspects. I know for sure that the one in NYC sells the bird handle umbrellas which is something I have wanted since I was my daughter's age. I use to hold it out and jump off safely high places and pretend that I was flying down like her. Yes I was one of those children! Have any of you seen it? Is it as amazing as I have heard it is? 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wishing For Wednesday/ A Pinch of Prim

Why hello there this dandy Wednesday! Phew it was a long one for us. We got up and went to a local amusement park as the last Who-Ra! of the summer. We swam in the pool, went on water slides, had too much junk food, went on some rides, had more food, and went on more rides. So we are pretty exhausted.

I found this amazing website through another site that I randomly found doing a Google search for an Etsy shop I am thinking of opening that does not relate to this site. I know that was a lot to take in. Bare with me here. This site is amazing! I have seen figures like this and just have fallen in love with them. I would love to sit down with her some day and watch her process. I have always been so disheartened that I never got a chance to take sculpture in my undergrad studies. First the teacher retired then when she came back it was my senior year and my schedule was already full. I have always had a passion for  creating sculptures. Well my hat is off to this wonderful lady, Michelle Lauritsen, and her fantastic figures. Please stop over and check them out.

Wishing For Wednesday/ A Pinch of Prim
Here are a few of my favorites

I love her little balloon and the popcorn. How adorable!

The mermaid's pink hair really attracted me. It reminded me of Jenny from Everyday is a Holiday, another amazing site you have to visit. I am craving pink hair and really need to get on it! 

The Pearly Sisters. I like all three of them in their own ways but I really like the third one on the right with the glitter scales and the pearl necklace. She is so elegant. 

I have her button to her site up on top and add it to your list of great sites to visit. Tell her I sent you! :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Treasure Thursday

Hello on this fine Thursday! I am quite sad writing this because this might be the last Treasure Thursday for a while. The summer is coming to a close and the school year is approaching us. That means we will be going thrifting less and less. I will attempt to fill the void with some superior posts. Please do not fret!

I was very disappointed yesterday at the lack of vendors at our weekly flea market. I suppose they too were feeling the end of the summer. I walked a way with some neat treasures and made a surprise find of the century, ok maybe not that dramatic or anything but to me maybe it feels that way. Here are my finds.

Treasure Thursday

My little ankle-bitter loves this little flashlight. I am shocked to say she does not have a flashlight to run around and catch fireflies with. What kind of mother am I? Well now she does!

I am very excited to add this to my Fiesta collection. I love the little edging around the bowl. I don't think I have seen that. 

I almost walked away from him and then I remembered the lesson I learned with the deer and went back. I first walked away because I cannot stand when people don't price things. I need to know if it is worth getting a conversation started or just forget it and walk away. But the lady told me it was a $1 and I knew it was a good thing to ask. 

These girls were a surprise treasure find. Luci had to go to the bathroom and the flea market next to an antique store. As we were walking through to get to the restrooms I happened to look over and there was a whole display of head vases. I looked further and noticed that there was a sale sign marked 50% off! I made her pee so fast and raced back to investigate. The lady who owned the stand was actually there that day. She informed me she started collecting because of her mother and she actually painted the girl with the ribbon in her hair. Her signature is on the bottom. There was another one she painted but I didn't have enough for her as well. I when your thrifting and discover neat stories about the items. It makes you wonder, "If these items could talk." 

Ok so this girl is not necessary a thrift item but I did get her on clearance. We had to run after thrifting to a outlet store to grab some pool chemicals for our pool. We were walking around looking to see what neat items we can find. That place is always a treasure hunt. You never know what you will find and no two trips are the same. Her name is "Chatting Wendy" and she is a Madame Alexander doll. I love her little pink cat eye glasses, her poodle skirt and her pink princess phone. She is too stinkin cute!!
Here is a close up of her. 

Did you guys find any treasures this week? What kind of stories have you come across when thrift treasure hunting? 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wishing for Wednesday/Cat Eye Glasses

Why hello there! I have been so caught up in the Olympics the past few days I haven't been allowed to think of anything else. My little ankle-bitter is just becoming quite the little gymnast. She is on the first level of the competitive team but her coach told her if she works hard the next couple months she could move up come this fall. She has been practicing and practicing. I might just move all my furniture out of the living room and put a balance beam and bars instead. She treats our couch and such as her personal practice equipment. She was devastated though about Gold hopeful Jordan Weiber, her idol. I was sobbing along with my daughter but it was all smiles and cheers the next night. That is what we have to look forward to. Great! :) Have you guys gotten Olympic fever and what sports are you watching?

This Wishing for Wednesday I am totally craving some awesome pairs of cat eye glasses. A girl my mother works with at the library wears these very cool turquoise pair of glasses that she popped the lenses out and put in fake clear lenses. I would love to do that with a very cool pair of vintage cat eye glasses. They would make me look so studious and represent my love for catwoman (from the retro tv show).

 Wishing for Wednesday

Meow!! Don't you want a pair of amazingly awesome vintage cat eye glasses now!? Do any of you have a pair? Please post a picture I would love to see you rocking them!