Good Monday Morning...Waiting for the storm pass...

...So...as I sit here in NYC waiting for hurricane Sandy to come thru and put the city under water...sigh.  
The subway is closed down...have you ever?  No.  I have lived here all my life and the subway has only been closed once before...even the airports are closed...the stock exchange is closed...what the heck are they expecting...brace yourself...and let's look at pretty images...you know, the type of places where it would be so lovely to stay while waiting for the storm to pass...this storm or the storm of life... and don't worry this storm will pass...like most storms in life.






I really, really, really want this lamp shade...Note to self...pay attention to lampshades while thrifting.

 don't worry...it will be fine.

 ...if you must go out and I understand some people must go out...you can still look stylish...



 OM...this is everything I want my kitchen to be...sigh.  A lamp on the counter...wait a minute...I can do that...smile.
 Isn't this a cool pic...Mini and I will probably go through this many cups of coffee and tea before tuesday...the expected end of this storm...
 ...rain...what rain?


 I didn't know it was supposed to rain today...those people kill me...lol.
Yes, yes and yes...I could sit here all day...and night...and another day.


perfection.
Be safe...

Office...makeover

...office in the closet...yes...we have seen it before...but, this one is so simple and easy to pull off...empty the closet...measure the width and length (from front to back)... of the closet...buy a piece of wood the same length...paint the wood...measure from the floor how high you would like the desk to sit...attach the painted wood to the wall with brackets of your choice...done and done...Oh yeah, you can put up wallpaper first...or paint it your favorite crazy color...hang hooks all around to hold stuff.  Yeah...done...on a diy scale of 1 to 10, it's about a 6.

Boho perfect...wallpaper...yes.


...this room is perfect...an attic office./? I would love that...a place where you could hide away from all the crazy going on in the rest of the house...white walls, hardwood floors...all white furniture...nice.

Inspiration and tips for taking better pictures

I have a folder on my computer where I store images that inspire me to take better pictures...cool poses, great styling, hair do's or make-up...and since my camera is a little wonky right now I thought it would be cool to share some of the images with you guys and inspire you to take better photos to post to your facebook page...


perfect pose for when you are trying to hide yet still be sexy...

 cool group shoot...the body of the girl in front faces the middle person, back person faces the middle person.  Pose for the camera and snap.


 tip for looking slimmer in photos...bend forward from the waist...make shapes with your arms so they're not flat against your body...put your chin up...remember the school photographer always asking you to put your chin up...yeah...there is a method to their madness...it really works.  Makes your neck look longer...and pose...Beverly Johnson once said, don't be afraid to pose...that's how you get the best shot.




...shoulder in front of face...part the lips...this is an old Top Model tip...remember when Mini and I used to watch that show every week?  Is it still on tv?

 try taking a photo while sitting on the floor...simple.

Great baby shot...wrap the baby up on your back and shoot...smile.

Can't get enough of this image...may have to get a print for my bedroom...


and...my fav.  LOVE

Is Halloween Done...

...too cute.
I came across this image on Pintrest...he is adorable...halloween is done and done...free.  You already know where to get the bag...lol...
Mini and I were going to the big halloween parade in the village next week...but, Al Rocker said it may be rained out...bummer.

Thrifted Handmade Goodness

...bored and broke and this is what happens...I took some leftover RIT dye and colored a pair of old white pillowcases.

...they were on their last leg...and with a little creativity, I have given then a new life...

...speaking of new life...the big red tapestry pillows were bought while thrifting over a year ago...never really used them...until now...LOVE.

...they are handmade, woven pillow covers... the label reads, made in Mexico...I knew I had to have them...I just didn't know where they would go...If you see something you love...and don't think it will play well with the other kids in your place...just get it...eventually they will all be friends.

...sorry for the bad photos...I dropped my camera and it's really hard to get a focused shot...sigh.

I'm really digging how this bohemian bedroom is coming together...next up, white sheets.

Video Tuesday...Sometimes you just need a little pick me up...

Sometimes I just need a little pick me up...feeling a little blocked creatively...You know? Every now and then I need to be reminded to just be me...F-everything else...and whenever I feel this way I go to the StylelikeU site for inspiration...and it just reminds me that there are more people like me out there...embrace you.

Mini

Mini being a goof ball this weekend...

So, what did you do this weekend?


I made a headboard...smile.


My old wicker head board really wasn't cutting it in my new room...so, while searching the web for inspiration...I came across this lovely ladies video on how to make an upholstered headboard...and that's when I had my "ahha" moment...

I could do that without having to buy anything...I love when that happens...


I already had the fabric laying around...I purchased it some time ago...and it never really went well with any room in my place...until now.
...the colors are perfect...it's a tapestry fabric and the grid pattern on the fabric made it so easy to place the tucks evenly...

I L.O.V.E. it....wanna know what I love most about it?  I can change it at anytime...SMILE...I can already imagine it in the spring/summer covered in linen...with all white drapes and bedding in the room...
...for now, I'm just going to enjoy how well the room is coming together...I actually sat in there yesterday and watched a Lifetime movie on my laptop...lol.
...this is how it came together...check out this video if you want detailed instructions on how to make your own...on a DIY scale of 1 to 10...this is probably a 6...totally doable.




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