So, I live in one of the snowiest cities in the States. This year, I've been sorely disappointed by the lack of snow!! It's almost Christmas, and there has hardly been any snow at all this year! This makes a girl sad.
I'm hoping for a white Christmas, at least a few flurries, hopefully some snow will stick to the ground.
Since the holidays are fast approaching, I've been considering how to wrap presents this year.
Usually, I just stuff everything into a gift bag and throw it away to the much loved person, but this year I've been seeing a ton of homemade giftwraps via Pinterest. Therefore...my crafty side is thinking, oh this would be so neat, and obviously make you the cool person with your friends...my logical side is going, seriously Ruth, when are you ever going to have the time to make this??
Anyway, I'll ignore both sides for now, and just post some of the neat ones that I've seen so far:
So I think that this has to be my favorite so far. I love the Parisian chicness of it, and how easy it is to make! I can't wait to go to Jo-Ann's or Michael's or something soon to dig around fabrics!
I'm so looking forward to this weekend. A few days off, some shopping, and so much food!
Now that it's fall/winter weather, I've been ramping up my wardrobe for the cold and windy temperatures. Lots of warm tights and scarves and boots. Fall is pretty much my favorite time for dressing up!
Some of my faves lately:
These flannel-lined tights are the best! Super warm and comfy as well (a steal at TJ Maxx for like $7!)
I've been trying this new method of cleansing my face. All-natural, and it sounds weird, but cleaning your face with oil apparently is really great. I haven't noticed anything really apparent yet, but I just started two days ago.
I've mixed 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with grapeseed oil, both of which I found in Wegmans for about $5 each.
Then I pour a quarter-sized amount into my hand, and slowly rub it onto my face.
Then, I put a washcloth that has been steeped in hot water over my face, and let it soak in and steep my pores.
Finally, I wipe everything off of my face.
I haven't used any moisturizer, but I'm thinking about it. My skin hasn't broken out, but I don't really get any breakouts, sooo, I'm not sure how effective this is, but this is definitely cheaper than most other face cleansing methods.
I am thinking about buying some castor oil, which is supposed to help draw out impurities, and creating another mixture.
Well, I've been MIA for a bit. But, my recent love is weddings that incorporate rowboats into them. Don't know if I'd ever do this, as getting into a boat, so close to the water, while wearing a $1000 dress, seems like a bit too much...
Just found this gem of an interior designer, Amanda Nisbet! Her work can be found here.
Here are some of my favorites:
I love the coral walls. And the dark-stained shelves. Gorgeous organization.
This porch is great too. I love the purple ceiling. I can definitely imagine coming home after work, and relaxing here with a book and some raspberry lemonade. (I'd consider putting a screen up, to keep out the mosquitoes though).