Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Little Leprechauns

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gettin Crafty

I consider myself a very creative being. I am constantly inspired by things I see in the various forms of media as well as when I'm just walking down the street. I foster this side of myself often and of course it doesn't hurt to work in an amazingly creative work environment as I do at PARIS. Everyone there is an artist in one form or another in their own right outside of their 9-5. A huge benefit of working with a designer and artists in this type of environment is that I never feel creatively stifled. I'm am consciously aware of current fashion trends since it's literally my job and also a because I'm a huge fan of pop culture.

Lately my devotion is to the handmade. I love the look of Anthropologie where everything from clothing to homegoods is a beautiful work of art. If you haven't been to Anthropologie you are surely missing out on some of the most unique handcrafted goodies I've ever seen! But goodluck affording it, you'll be blown away a the price point! I make regular trips to Anthropologie simply for inspiration. I've sold myself the idea that I can make some of these stunning items with my own two hands. So today I made a brooch out of recycled sweaters and felt during little Quinn's nap. It isn't perfect but I love it so much I've been wearing it all day. It was sooo easy and it's mostly out of old clothing that had a one-way ticket to Goodwill. I'm loving this repurpose/upcycle thing I got going on. Now off to find out how to apply this to the other areas of my life:) Without further adieu:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

First Post Ever!

So here I am in the cyber world in all it's glory, blogging! Or as my husband would call me: Bloggy Bloggerson. We always have to come up with funny names for everything:) At this point I have a facebook and a myspace(which I never use anymore) so this seemed like a natural progression. I really wasn't sure that I would have time to commit to blogging but the more I thought about it the more it appealed to me for several reasons. First, I love the idea that it will serve as a diary or scrapbook of sorts. Second it would be a great way to stay in touch with the family and friends positioned around the globe. Lastly it's an outlet for me to share my passion for deals, steals and bargaining, as well as tend my creative-crafty side. Sounds like a win-win!