Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

I have to admit one of my guilty pleasures is keeping up on celebrity news/gossip, but what girl doesn't? (Please don't tell me if you're one of them)
I came across a headline on yahoo blogs "Gwyneth Paltrow Recommends Fans get $18,000 worth of Spring Clothes" and I just had to read what it was all about. On her blog, GOOP, she recommends outfits for spring. I do love getting inspiration from the rich and famous. However, some celebs out there tend to give their advice to us regular people on how we can be fabulous like them, but they fail to remember that we have incomes that are 1/1,000,000 of what they earn. So thanks to this wonderful blog I stumbled upon, I was introduced to an awesome and fun website that allows you to dream and play dress up for free! It's called Polyvore and it rocks!

Anywhoo...I am a frugal fiend and super excited when I can buy sale items. I was able to create a similar look for her "Dressed Up" option for around $200, versus the roughly $5,000 original, with most of these great finds on sale! These pieces are also very versatile and can be used to mix and match to create so many more outfits.

Dressed Up for Less

  • Beaded Bracelet - Macy's = $30
  • Braided Chain Necklace - Guess = $10
I know you can do better...Give it a shot!

School's Out for Summer!

School is finally over! For the semester anyway. I've been looking forward to having more time to spend with Biz and completing some overdue projects. I have compiled a list of things (in no particular order) I plan to do this summer and I'm telling you all so I can hold myself accountable! I will probably add to this list as the summer progresses. I'll keep you all updated on my progress!

1. Sand and paint shelves for office

2. Organize craft materials

3. Read at least 10 books (2/10 Completed)

4. Make scrapbook of 2010 road trip

5. Sort through bins and boxes in the garage (Completed 06/05/11)

6. Finish yarn wreath I began making

7. Hang picture gallery (Completed 06/19/11)

8. Begin making beaded head bands

9. Start making greeting cards again

10. Cook a new dish at least once a week

11. Begin outfit catalog (I will explain this one later)


I know not all of you are on a school schedule like I am, but everyone looks forward to summer fun right?! Do you have any "to-do's" for this summer?