Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Puppy Parade

Outfit Details:
Nautical tank and Tweed shorts-Forever 21
Tights and Flats-Target
Bow belt-thrifted

We took our little man to the dog park the other day. We're starting to make this a regular thing. He needs more interaction with other pups for I fear he's getting too used to the idea that he's actually a human being. Although we love to make him a part of our family, definitely guilty of treating him like my unborn child, every now and then he deserves a taste of reality. We didn't hesitate to take a little photo shoot, however, before we entered the gated world. I really think he's starting to make friends. It's like taking your child to school for the first time... at first its hard to let go, hard to watch them meet new kids and begin to play on their own, but once you see how happy it makes them, you want them to keep coming back and never lose that glow. Yep, I'm that crazy animal lady who treats her animals like children and proud of it!

Couldn't leave the house without a quick shot with my lovely little girl, either. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Funny Face

Today is a tribute to one of my all-time favorite Audrey movies, Funny Face. If you haven't seen it, you are very much missing out. Is it any wonder that the combination of Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, the Gershwins, and Paris achieved success? Between the ravishing dance numbers and high fashion photo shoots who couldn't fall in love with this balmy romance. It shows Audrey's true beauty in the most natural form as Fred Astaire takes her from an owly libranian to a luxurious model. Yet you can't take the brain out of the girl. Like I said, a must see!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Makeup Monday featuring yours truly.

Hey everyone! I did my first ever makeup tutorial for my lovely future sister-in-laws blog. IF you feel so inclined, you should give it a look here! And you can look forward to more to come very soon!

Tune in next time.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Style:Valentines Edition

Outfit Details:
Pins and Needles Shirt-gift from my lovely cousin, Bri
Bandeau and Polka Dot Hi-Lo skirt-Forever 21
Shoes-Lauren Conrad from Kohls! 

I absolutely love these pieces. I wear the red top and these new periwinkle shoes practically every other day it seems. I'm obsessed. And I figured the red and polka dot combo was very Valentines. And the pink tulips courtesy of my wonderful man make a lovely addition to these photographs he took that I'm so proud of! He thinks he's horrible at photography but I think he's got some untapped creativity in there, don't you?

Pre-Vday Celebration

Family Staring Contest?


For our Pre-Valentines day Celebration, Mr. Hughton and I made some Heart-Shaped Onion Burgers. YUM! And super easy recipe. Just add one packet of Liptons Onion Mix to 2lbs choice of Ground meat. My father is a big hunter so we chose to make Elk burgers! They were amazing. Add your choice of toppings and buns and presto! :) Once midnight came along, we decided a stroll in the rain to Walgreen for some cardmaking utensils and some Arizona Ice Teas was a wonderful idea. We wanted to take Wolfie but he seemed a little too inconspicuous in Kyle's jacket. After this rendezvous , we stayed up all hours of the night making each other homemade Valentines. We feel they're much more meaningful this way.

I love this boy.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturdate afternoon

On Saturday, the manfriend and I had a wonderful Date Day with our little furry man, Wolfie. We spent the day watching my bestfriend, Holly play softball for her college team, UC Merced v. UCLA and might I say, my girl kicked some serious booty. I'm so proud of her! And I've missed her so. Her living in Merced and me here in San Diego makes for a very complicated friendship but we do what we can to make time to see each other. The day was beautiful. Lightly sprinkling one minute, bright and sunny the next. The variety is, to me, perfect weather. 

Outfit Details
Vintage lace dress-thrifted
Cardigan-gift, can be bought at H&M
T.U.K. shoes-bought years ago from Hottopic, believe it or not.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

D.I.Y. Banner

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, as promised here is the handmade banner I made for Shoie

Tools you'll need:
Ball of soft yarn
A book the length that you want your tassels
Your choice of cord to hang the banner on (I chose a gold braided rope from Walmart)
Wire to attach your letters with (I upcycled some twist ties by peeling the paper off!)
And some form of letters-I made mine from scratch out of panel letters and glitter because wooden letters were out of stock which turned out to be much more difficult than anticipated so I don't suggest going that route unless you are very patient and have a very good tool to cut them out with.

To make your tassels the same length I learned this delightful little trick where you wrap the yarn around a book or hard piece of cardboard that's roughly half the size you want them to be. Then, you cut them at the top and repeat until you have the amount you want. Easy as pie!
Next, fasten each strand of yarn to the cord. Decorate your letters. Attach. And your done!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Birthday wishes

I am so excited to share a project I just finished for my friend, and future sister-in-law's 21st birthday! But, since her birthday isn't until this Saturday and I'm not giving her the gift until tonight I can't share pictures! But if you could, send some amazing birthday wishes her way on her blog Jane Says. Her name is Shoie. Viva Las Vegas, girl! Wish I could be there.


Keep a lookout for the project after the weekend.