Crafty, Captain A and some Beastie Boys

She’s crafty – she’s gets around
She’s crafty – she’s always down
She’s crafty – she’s got a gripe
She’s crafty – and she’s just my type
She’s crafty

Thank you Beastie Boys, you have highlighted so many good memories of my past.. and when I say the words crafty – you are who I think of!
Yeah, I’m not that kind of crafy! But I’d like to think that when I’m not being totally lazy – that I’m pretty crafty (in the good non-slutty way). I know I harp on how wonderful Pinterest is – it’s just so great, and not a time killer AT ALL (cough cough..)– if you don’t have an account – get one and pin some stuff! Seriously! It’s so addicting. So here are some projects that I want to do for fall.

1. Decorate the front door – now through Thanksgiving. I want it to look like this:

This image was posted on the Simplified Bee – but is a Pottery Barn image. I don’t think I am going to have to go to Pottery Barn to buy everything here – and will instead hit up Home Depot/Lowes, Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Wal-Mart – I think I should be able to find most of the items to recreate this.. I might skip the fake birds.. they kind of freak me out.

2. Department of Missing Socks. I think this is such a cute idea! I have a little wall in my laundry room that would be perfect – and it wouldn’t take long at all to do! Seriously, what is more frustrating then lost socks! I can’t bring myself to throw them away – so they pile up on my dresser until hubs or I freak out about them. This would be a really cute way to display them – and might give us a fighting chance to matching some.

This image was found on Rambling as Usual‘s blog. I found Say it with styles ETSY store that sold signs similar to this for $17. You could also stencil the sign or make your own cutout. Young House Love is giving away a Silhouette CAMEO digital cutter – having one of these would make so many projects SO much easier. If you go to the Silhouette Pinterest page  they have incorporated 2 of my favorite things.. CHALKBOARD & SIGNS – yep! Chalkboard Vinyl Signs – for organizational cubes! I could die. Now I really want one of these!


The Captain gets tubes this Friday. Say a little prayer for him (and for me).. everyone says it’s worse for the parents then for the kiddo, but somehow, that doesn’t make me feel better. The fear of the unknown is really what gets me every time I think about it. I have every confidence in our doc – it’s just still a bit scary. Glad hubs will be with me to calm me down.
We went to cheer on the Missouri Tigers this week, unfortunatley they lost to Oklahoma State – but it was a fun beautiful fall day – and we had a lot of fun! Alex ended the day with no pants, only 1 sock and a random hat on his head.. sounds like a good day to me!
 

Intergalactic planetary
Planetary intergalactic
Another dimension do it

mindy.

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Wardrobe help! Bloggy friends, Models and Mannequins.

I am in desperate need of some wardrobe help. I have been in an awful rut for months – and when I manage to find time to go shopping (DREAD!), I either can’t find something – or the stuff that I do find is outrageously priced. I decided at some point that I am in need of a style… my own – non plain Gap T-shirt – style. A look that helps define me, that showcases bits of my personality all the while complimenting my life style. WHAA?? WTH am I talking about – I can’t find a GD pair of jeans that fit me well, let alone accent my inner self. WHATEVS..

So I started a Pinterest board of Things I want to wear – I have listed casual outfits, mainly jeans with sweaters and scarves – and Toms.. apparently I really want a pair of Toms! Tall brown boots also seem to be a favorite, work outifts and accessories.

These are my 2 favorite casual outfits:

Comparing these 2 looks- it appears, I am most comfortable in jeans, t-shirts with cardigans, and large purses. I agree.. now – the thing both images have in common that I love is the use of jewelery and flats.. neither of which I own many of.. I also LOVE the gray sweater in image 1.

Work Attire: The dress code at work is business.. not business casual – although there are enough cotton pants, and questionable looking shoes (flip-flops, tennis shoes) to make one wonder.. but it is most definitely business dress code.  I have also pinned a few outfits – and found this on Pinterest – but it introduced me to this great website called Polyvore – I actually haven’t really figured it out yet, but people put outfits out there – and then it tells you where to buy each piece.. this was on Polyvore – and I think it’s a great idea. Looks like there are 3 pairs of pants for 5 days and 7 shirts/tanks or sweaters – obviously there are pieces that have been reused.

Amanda, over at MODG Blog, has been trying on post-prego jeans. I have been so interested in her posts (she takes pictures of herself standing on the toliet.. makes me laugh everytime!) – however, she is skinny and petite. I am neither.. I mean, I’m not a gargantuan or anything – but I am overweight (working on it) – and normal; not too tall, not too short, size 7.5 shoe.. maybe – just right.. well I would be if I wasn’t overweight. Not to throw myself a pitty party or anything.. geeze – Debby Downer? Man! Okay, back on track. Hayley over at Tiny Twig goes out on a Limb has put together a little bloginare on the “No-Brainer wardrobe” – she has such cute style – but again, tiny and cute.. So I really do need to find that perfect balance of drawing inspiration from everything around, and trying to become that person or model or mannequin. Anyway, she had us pin stuff onto our pinterest and then share the link – that got me looking at other peoples pins, and found some interesting things.

I did a search for “work clothes” today on Pinterest, and wouldn’t you know – found this awesome page: http://pinterest.com/source/corporette.com/

Off topic: Do you remember that movie?? Kim Catrall and Andrew McCarthy at their finest!

Where do you draw inspiration from? What’s your favorite article of clothing?
By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made.”  – Kate Middleton

mindy.