Pom – Poms

I fell in love with DIY tulle pom-poms a few years ago when my brother got married, and when you apply a similar (but so much simpler!) concept to yarn – well, you get a pretty darn fantastic yarn pom-pom!  I’m going to get wild and crazy (eye roll) and try some multi-color pom-poms this year. […]

Red Roses

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve been planning valentine’s cards, and class parties and a date night (and I’m exhausted!)  I’m re-using these red, pink, and white pom-poms I made last here, and this year if I find the time I may experiment with using multiple colors for each pom-pom; I know, things get wild […]

Bud Vases

 I was helping Julie Blanner with this Mother’s Day project last week.  Julie had cut a few extra blooms for me to take home, and asked me if I had a bud vase at home.  My mind was like an 8mm film projector, slowly but surely (and fuzzily) scrolling through all the vases and glass […]

How to Store Your Tulle Skirt

I posted a few weeks ago about the tulle skirt (or princess tutu, whichever you prefer to call it) and that every girl should own one. I wore that skirt, I loved that skirt, and then that skirt threw up all over my house. I had it hanging from one door after another, and The […]

DIY Party Crowns

I live in a house full of testosterone.  I have to fight it however I can.  With things like girly DIY party crowns.  And chocolate.  I also live in a home with three boys, a husband and everything that goes with it – the laundry, the dishes, cooking and cleaning, insert more time-sucking stuff here.  […]

DIY Sequin Hanger

I’ve seen these gold sequin hangers around for awhile now and I finally decided I had to have one.  Ever the glutton for punishment, I decided I could easily make my own DIY sequin hanger.  I thought I would document it for any other people who love to make their own things:  DIY Sequin Hanger […]

Organize Your Accessories, Part 1

 I love nothing more than accessories; jewels, pearls, golds, sterling silvers, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, you name it.  Organizing my jewelry, especially necklaces and earrings, is another matter!  Coco Chanel is famous for advising that you should take off one accessory before leaving the house.  I say do whatever makes you feel fabulous (unless that […]

How To: Hair Turbans

I have a love/hate relationship with my hair.  On a good day, I’m secretly grateful I have natural curls.  On a bad day……well, I’m sure you can guess how I feel in the humidity.       I’ve read books (actually, just this one.)  It was interesting, but in the end it wasn’t helpful.  I’ve […]

How To: Up-dos, Hair-dos

I named this blog after the style I’m looking for – all things pretty, polished and perfect.  I find them, but rarely do I ever achieve the Triple P status.  (Most likely due to bad hair days and muffin tops.) My bad hair day go-to?  The Donut (Doughnut?) Bun.  The Sock Bun, minus the sock, […]

We Interrupt This Broadcast to Bring You…..

Aprons.  Let me start at the beginning.  Last week I posted about my recent trip to my favorite spice store, Penzeys.  I went there looking for fleur de sel (those beautiful flakes you see on top of oh, chocolate covered caramels.)  I’m ahead of myself again.  Catherine (my sister) taught me how to make these delicious candied apples: […]