Friday, October 7, 2011

This one's for Mom.

My mother contacted me to say, "Hey Em...I've noticed that you haven't posted on your blog in a while...what's up with that." That's mom speak for "PLEASE tell me you haven't boycotted clothes and joined a cult." Not really, but I love my mom...and I miss the creative outlet, so here you go. A little pattern mixing and some bangs I'm still trying to figure out.

Scarf:Target | Vest:Old Navy | Sweater:Forever21 | Belt:Target | Jeans:American Eagle | Flats:Target 

Love you mom. When are you coming to visit? :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Remember those pictures I promised like a month ago?

And then I read this, and now I know what I want to do when I grow up.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Date Night in the Crayon Graveyard

I am notorious for planning bad dates. If there's a horrible movie, I'll pick it. A picnic in the park, it will rain. Stargazing and I'll find the perfect place...on private property.  Things got so desperate in college that I sought some Google guidance. Grave rubbings with crayons?! Dress a turkey together?! Even Google wanted me to fail! All this to say, it's a miracle I'm married...and I shamelessly stole this idea from Pinterest and turned it into a fun activity for me and the guy who plans all of our dates.

Love the names of these!
(macaroni and cheese!!)


Clint's Masterpiece

Mine :)

Next I'd like to experiment with shaving the crayons or melting both ways on the canvas or melting in many options!

Here's how you can make your own...

You'll need:
1 canvas
1 box of crayons
Hot glue gun
Blow Dryer

1. Glue the crayons on the canvas however you'd like. [I chose a rainbow variety with the color names the end that didn't really matter. Clint put his in more random groupings with the Crayola label facing out...there is no right way.]
2. Set your canvas up at an angle [The wax splatters, so do this somewhere you don't mine some extra wax flying around... maybe not on your carpet...unless you want new carpet...or hardwood!...:)]
3. Turn the blow dryer on and have at it. [Again, no right way. We found that high heat seems to work best and the faster the speed the more the wax tends to splatter, the slower the more it drips.]
4. Admire your work and hang it up somewhere.

I'm trying to figure out if we should spray our pieces with something to avoid transferring crayon to the wall/having unwanted melting/making our house wreak of crayon like my car does. Suggestions you art junkies?

Hope you're having a fabulous Wednesday! Sorry it's been so long. Tomorrow I have some fun shots to share from a little BFF session with my sister and first cousin once removed...or something like that...they're cute!! :D

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Lovin'

I love summer. The sun, the sweat....well mainly the sun. And thanks to a little family vacation I was able to spend lots of time with the lovely ball of fire.
Photo Credit: Mom :)

Cardigan:Target | Tank:NewYork&Co | Skirt:Tommy Hilfiger | Espadrilles:DSW 
Vacation highlights included sun (of course), Clint-all day every day, shopping... and a little guy we call Ibes.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer in Sleeves.

Does anyone else work in an office that has the environmental stability of a menopausal woman? Ok. I just had to get that off my chest...and make an excuse for being so covered mid-summer.

Last night Clint and I took a leisurely stroll around the rundown little mall in our area where I drooled... not over the amazing store selection but the endless photo shoot possibilities. I don't know what it is about abandoned loading docks and an empty parking lot that speaks to me, but they their own little come-take-pictures language. Unfortunately Clint is not fluent in this vernacular and it's not offered in Rosetta Stone. Which means more indoor pictures. But I contend...better inside than no pictures at all. And in my defense, it's a sneaky way to introduce you to a part of our new house :).

Necklace:Charlotte Russe | Top:Forever21 | Vest:Old Navy | Jeans:Bullhead | Sandals:American Eagle | Forehead Wrinkles:Genetics
Even though the mall had closed its Chick-fil-a (tear), Roger's Jewelers is still up and running, so we stopped in and I had my ring cleaned. Due to the outrageous amount of light reflecting off my bling I think I may make this a monthly habit.