Project Mode

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So I recently went into project mode. This time I specifically went painting crazy! I tried to grab all the before shots, but I get too excited to get started and tend to forget. The ‘before’ that isn’t included are the top 2 shelves that were black originally. We painted and stained them to match the bottom one. You can see in the last picture how they turned out!

Before

Before & After

After

Total After!

Tell me what you think? Gone painting crazy recently too?

Whip up some glam!

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Dress-Thrifted, Shoes-Dolce Vita , Jewelry-gifts

This is what I wore to church yesterday. Maybe a little overdressed for our church, but what am I suppose to do (most people are in jeans)? Wait for a perfectly appropriate time to wear my favorite outfits? You don’t become Sienna Miller, The Olsen Twins, Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, or Carrie Bradshaw without whipping up some glam (ok I know those last two are basically the same person). So slap on your leopard dress and go to church, grocery store, or to the park 😉

*I have to say though, I should have gone with some bright red lip! Go Big or Go Home!

 

Car love

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In the G’s house there is high vehicle turnover. This is not because we kill them, but more like my husband isn’t attached to them yet enjoys cars very  much. In eight years my husband alone has owned six vehicles and I three. This doesn’t include the ones he owns to flip. Well it seems this week, it has tickled him to sell my truck. Now I’ve been emotional about letting her go, since she’s my beat up truck, but she is an inanimate object. If my husband can be unemotional about his vehicles that he has actually poured blood, sweat, and no tears over then I should too.

The other day he said someone is coming to possibly buy ‘her’ so I made him take pictures of me in front of ‘her’. Well it turned into a photoshoot. Good thing I came from work and was dressed up.

Us just hanging out

This is how I feel when I drive her.

Shirt- Victoria Secrets, Snake Skin Leggings- American Apparel, Purse, Boots, & Scarf- Francesca’s, Bracelet- Vintage

So here are ten things I love about my truck:

1. She is all scratched up so I can park by a shopping cart and not care.

2. I get excited when there is an opportunity to hit a curb or go off the road.

3. Her heater didn’t work most of the winter so now I never get cold. (Ask the girls at the store. I always think the A.C. is broken)

4. The windshield wiper does not wipe right in front of the drivers view. ( This isn’t something positive, but it is funny how many times Kory has tried to fix it and it has never gotten better. Now I have mastered the art of driving slanted.)

5. No one Creepers can’t just jump in my passenger side, because I don’t have power locks.

6. It cools off real fast during hot summer days, because the cab is so small.

7. If I ever have the urge to ram other cars, I can. She’s already beat up. (Even though I have this urge, I have not fulfilled it)

8. There are no expectations for me to clean it from Mr. Cars himself, because it’s a work truck and drives better under dirty circumstances.

9. Whenever it’s garbage day as I drive around I look for ‘good garbage’ people are getting rid of that I could use. I can just throw it in the back bed in case its gross. This also goes for garage sales.

10. When I am in a parking lot at night I have no fear that a stalker will be hiding behind my ugly truck, because they will think I’m going to be getting into the Camry. Also no one can hide in my back seat, because it’s a truck!

The people who came by we actually watched them park, looked at her, and leave without knocking. They didn’t see her heart of gold. They didn’t deserve her.

The Hidden Unique Boutique

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The event I mentioned Saturday is here! I’m hosting an event for local designers to show their creative treasures. There will be amazing jewelry by my friend Lola Trixx, handcrafted purses by Shag Couture, beautiful home accessories by Domestic Divas, yummy baked creations by The Bakery, and I’ll be bringing my vintage finds I’ve collected over the years. I’m so excited to be involved in such an eclectic group of creative girls! Can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP on facebook, here!

Seamless Scores

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Jacket- BCBG, Dress- H&M thrifted, Shoes- Nine West, Necklace- Francesca’s

Here’s the round of scores this week:

~ok this one happened a few weeks ago & I still laugh about it: We get into bed, and Kory shuts off the lights. Two seconds later I started screaming, “EW!!! Your booger is on my finger!!!!! EW! EW! Turn on the light, get it off!” He turns on light and it was my contact. (Yes, I sleep in my contacts, but he was all sick that week)…Point Awkward

~I’m diligently nailing in a masterpiece of our wall art at the store. All of a sudden I hear a customer scream following by a bang on my head. I’m not the pro-nailer I thought I was, because one frame fell from the top of the wall and landed on my head leaving me a bit bruised inside and out…Point Awkward

~Had an 8:45 am interview yesterday. Got up super early to do my research on them and get in the ‘zone’. Pay for parking. Show up 15 min. early. Walk up to the desk to sign in. The lady behind the desk looks confused, and discusses it with nearly half the office. “Sorry Sweetie, your interview is next week.”……………………………….OMG Major Point Awkward!!!

~Getting the ball rollin in a major way for an event I’ve wanted to do for a while. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!….Point Alexa

~Running 2.5 miles, without stopping or walking, after not being able to exercise for 2 months!…Point Alexa

~Now the soreness and my old lady walking isn’t so cool… Point Awkward

~When I speak to fast, Kory starts making up Spanish gibberish because he thinks I’m speaking Spanish. It’s the Cuban in me….Point Awesome