Friday, November 16, 2012

Orange Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F couldn't be more appropriate!!  With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, I'm beginning to already feel the excitement and anxiety that holidays tend to bring.  The constant whirlwind of running around trying to get your decorations up, presents wrapped and getting the family together.  I love this time and am more thankful for it each year. 

This weekend, I'm going to enjoy a girls night with my bestie and start the celebration of my birthday!!! I can't wait!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!!! Enjoy my Orange Favs!!!

{Orange Want: I'm in LOVE with this Cinnamon Spice Sweater, I think it would be a perfect Thanksgiving outfit}

{Orange DIY: Orange and Cinnamon Centerpiece, perfect for the holidays}

{Orange Yummy: Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle, perfect for this Thanksgiving} 

{Orange Funny: I sure hope my mom doesn't abide by this rule}

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Random Wednesday!!

Today I'm participating in Shanna's very first link-up party!!! I love her blog and if you haven't check it out, may I suggest that you do so!!!

So let's get Random:

1. How is it Thanksgiving already?!! And more important, how is it that I'm already acting like this: 

2. Is anyone else as excited as I am for this Target and Neiman Marcus team up?!!!  Let's just say I want E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I mean seriously, how amazing is this.  Is it weird to want to camp out at Target so, I can at least get my hands on first dibs.
I have been especially eyeing this little number:
3. Is anyone going to the midnight premiere of Breaking Dawn Part II, other than screaming teenage girls?!! I can't believe the saga is over.   I even painted my nails for the exciting occasion.  Ahhh Twilight!!  I'm sure you view me differently now after knowing this:

4. I'm loving the cold weather, but I hate that I always crave ice cream.  Why?!!

5. I'm getting excited about my birthday next week.  That never happens.  I don't have plans or I'm not turning a big momentous number.  Maybe it is because my birthday falls on Black Friday.  Or maybe I think things are looking up and I'm excited about being 27.  (old) I think that is enough randomness for my first time. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Orange Friday Favorites

Yay for Friday!!! I've been looking forward to this weekend for awhile.  I'm excited to finally be here, in Dallas and to explore my new little bubble that I'm living in.  Not too many plans in place for this weekend except I'm also going to see SkyFall at this place tonight.  It should be fun and I can't wait!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!  Enjoy my Orange Friday Favorites!!!

{Orange Want:  I LOVE this Foxy sweater}

{Orange DIY: Adorable Thanksgiving Subway Art}

{Orange Yummy:  How cute are these Orange Snowmen}

{Orange Funny:  Nerdy Oliver always puts a smile on my face}

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chevron Nails

It's no secret, that I'm mildly obsessed with anything chevron.  So, when I received these adorable chevron nail decals in my Love Club box, I couldn't wait to use them. 

Essie has some really amazing fall colors out right now, that I'm in love with.  When I came across this emerald color, I knew it would be the perfect match with my nail decals. 

Stylenomics by Essie

Here's how it all turned out:

The chevron nail decals really pop against the Stylenomics color!!! Be sure to check out the Love Club.  I am a little bit of a mail club nerd, and they have the perfect assortment of accessories, beauty products, paper goods & unique items from awesome businesses. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Orange You Glad Baby Shower

One of my best friends is expecting a baby girl in December!!  I'm so excited for her and her bundle of joy!! This past weekend my coworkers and I threw her a baby shower.  The theme of the shower was "Sugar and Spice", so we used lots of creams, tans, burlap and pinks to decorate. 

It's a tradition, for the ladies in my family when hosting a shower to always make a paper mache letter for the guest of honor.  I couldn't pass on the opportunity to make a letter G, for sweet Genevieve's shower.  

You can find tons of different ways to use these paper mache letters on pinterest.  I took some advice from another one of my crafty friends and did my own thing. 

For this letter the supplies I used were: 

-a 23.5″ letter G from JoAnn Fabric    
{Example of the Letter you would need}

-2 yards of Burlap
-Three to four different colored scraps of fabric 
-Hot Glue Gun

I took the burlap and cut 2 inch wide strips to wrap around the G.  I would hot glue the strip down and then wrap the burlap around and hot glue the end of the strip to the G.  I repeated this process until the entire letter was covered in burlap. 

I then followed these steps and made fabric rosettes for decorations. 

The end result turned out like this.......

Here is the G on the table at the shower!!!

I sure hope baby Geneiveve will be happy with her OYGYDID G!!!

Happy Monday!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Orange Friday Favorites

{Happy November!}

So, I'm just chalking up October to a really bad blogging month.  It's November and I'm starting fresh, so thanks for sticking with me.  Lots of changes have been going on and I've just been trying to keep up.  I'm back now and will be posting regularly.  I'm so thankful for this month and for everything that is going on in my life right now.  This weekend, is all about my girlfriends; baby showers, slumber parties and a buddy walk.  I can't wait!!!  Have a wonderful Friday and enjoy my Orange Friday Favorites!!!

{Orange Want: these Dolce Vita booties are to die for, I definitely need a pair for the fall}

{Orange DIY: adorable November wreath, that would be perfect on my door}

{Orange Yummy: Gratitude Rolls, perfect for this Thanksgiving}

{Orange Funny: Yes, it's my b-day month and yes, I'm that annoying person that has already let everyone know about it}

Wednesday, October 31, 2012