Pink Rose of California

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Do you have certain things you just feel you must do? If you don’t, something feels off?

Example: I begin and end my week with getting an iced mocha at Yellow Mug coffee before going to work in the morning. I’m a huge Starbucks person, trust me, but I have to change it up now and then! The rest of the week, I’m fully dedicated to Starbucks. 😉

So Monday and Friday mornings, this is how I seal my week. If I don’t, something feels off in the universe. Isn’t that a pretty iced mocha, pictured above?

That was Friday – now let’s get into how the weekend went, fashion-wise and otherwise!

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You can see these new super-bright, crocheted roses are a new fashion accessory I’ve added! I purchased these off of Etsy, as I was looking for some crocheted flowers to add to my outfits. You can check out the shop here! These were well worth the wait in the mail, as they came all the way from Bulgaria to California. I glued alligator clips to the back so I can easily pin them onto my tops.

My sister crochets, and she offered to make me some red rose crocheted flowers with leaves. I went to Barnes & Noble last night and read through some knitting and crochet magazines…I ended up really confused, haha. I will just let her make some for me.

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Have you guys ever noticed the ever-present dent on that water drainage pipe thing that winds up in most of my photos? There on the far lower right?

Let’s address that.

Months and months ago, I totally clipped it when I was pulling into the driveway. I had the music up in my car, all happily oblivious and I pulled in and BLAM!!! Did I do that…? *Steve Urkel voice*

Forget the drainage pipe – how was Jude? (My Dodge Challenger). I had a scrape on it and managed to get it out on my own, fortunately. But yes, this is why I park very far away from other cars. Challengers have a very loooong front end, okay?!

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Like the new shoes? They go really well with my tights! They’re from Forever21. ❤

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New items in my Etsy shop!!! I’ve been on a roll making new, in-your-face statement rings. I love how these turned out!

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Last but not least, you never know when you’ll come across some beautiful artwork! I was seriously craving falafel on Friday night, so I got takeout. It was about twenty minutes before closing, so no one else was in there. I asked the guy working if I could take a photo, and he said sure. 🙂

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

‘Til next time! See ya! ❤

 

It’s a Colorful Life…

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Fasten your seatbelts.

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Alright, it’s not that adrenaline-fueled, but I do have some exciting news! I know I mentioned in my last post that I sold my first greeting card. It’s heading to Texas and as you can see from the above picture, I was all smiles about it and had to capture my glee on camera.

Apart from that, I’ve successfully made some new rings that I’m super excited to share!

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The one on the left is my absolute favorite EVER. The one on the right is one I made for Valentine’s Day and both rings are in my Etsy shop as of now! Also, I added international shipping to my shop, finally. ❤

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Can you tell I’m a little in love with this one? It’s definitely not for the faint of heart and calling it a statement ring almost seems like an understatement (haha). Nevertheless, I can’t get enough of it!

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This is actually the original one I made for myself. I was able to go about my work day and type like normal, much to the astonishment of my co-workers…

IMG_9293Let’s throw in today’s outfit while we’re at it! I wore my favorite sweater dress.

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It was a good week with a lot of creativity flowing. ❤ I always love when I get new ideas and jot them down on paper. That’s why I always keep a small notebook in my purse.

How was everyone’s week? I hope it was good for you all. 🙂

See ya! ❤

 

Little Mermaid

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It must be the hint of summer on the horizon that has made me drawn to seashells and mermaids. ❤

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I made this really fun seashell statement ring, on an actual seashell coated with glitter! I went with a mermaid theme, of course. I reeeeally love how it turned out.

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My outfit today feels sooo beachy, not just because of the seashell statement ring but also the pink and white striped shirt I bought from the thrift store recently! It’s become one of my favorite shirts and I bought it for only $4! The skirt I bought on Amazon.

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I hope everyone is having a lovely week! It’s been a great week for me and I’ve been keeping busy, as always. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses, and most importantly, smile. ❤