Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New haircut and where's the beef?

I think I finally have recovered from Sunday, as far as sleep goes, I'm still in awe of the whole experience!  I may be referring to it quite a bit in the future so be prepared.  haha!

So my hair was driving me nuts.  I was ready for a change.  I showed you guys different styles I "tried" on.  Well I finally made an appointment and got it chopped.  It's not pink but I still love it!

 Here it is tucked behind my ears.

You can't tell but it's stacked in the back...just a little. So the bob is at a slight angle.  I think next time I am going to go a bit more drastic in the back.  So what do you guys think?

And tomorrow is the first day of June, and do you know what that means?  I did it!  No meat for 31 days!  Whoo hoo!  So with only a few hours until May is over all I am thinking is...
where's the beef?  I'm hungry! :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Best night of my life!!!!!!!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!  Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.  Other then being beyond exhausted, I'm fantastic!  Last night was amazing!  I'm going to try to do my best to explain my awesome experience.  Warning: tons o' pics ahead!!

Here's a picture of me at home before the concert, ready to go!!

Once we arrived we got our drinks and then found our seats.  I was blown away by how close we were!!

 The concert started with a new artist.  Ashlyne Huff.  I had never heard of her.  She sang about 3 songs, it was pretty entertaining.

 Next was Jordin Sparks, she was great but still not NKOTB!!

Here's right before they came out!!!  I was pretty much freaking out at this point :-)

Okay so this next picture is right when they came out. It's hard to see them.  My hubby had to take pictures because I was crying like a baby.  I was just so overwhelmed.  I couldn't believe that I was actually seeing them and I was soooo happy!!  Crazy right?  Never thought I was going to cry. haha.

Another blurry pic taken by the hubby (to his credit, he never ever uses the camera) :-)

Okay now I have composed myself enough to take some pics.  Joey...!!!!

Hard to see but this next one is Donnie.

With my camera I could either choose low light/night setting or action.  I went with low light because even though the action ones weren't blurry, you couldn't see anyone!  So I tried to take pics when they weren't moving too much.

 The boys showing some skin!

Donnie did his famous shirt ripping!

Here's one of Jordan...

Here are the backstreet boys...

 Here's NKOTB singing "Step by step" I think.  They even did the pelvic thrusts at the end, you know after "don't you know that the time is riiiight!"...CRACKED me up!!

Nick Carter...

 Nick, A.J., Howie, and Brian.

More NKOTB...

Here they are right before they came out in to the audience to sing "Tonight".

And guess who came about 3 rows away from me???? 
He was my favorite when I was a kid.  Almost got to touch him but was bum rushed by drunk crazed fans.  But I got some pretty cool pictures...

Jon hurt his leg and wasn't performing but came out for the end of a song.

 More BSB...

 and NKOTB...

And it took me awhile to remember that my camera could shoot video.  So here are a few short videos for your viewing pleasure.  Some are super shaky.  Sorry.

Loving you forever....

After their encore performance of "Hangin' tough"

I was so sad when it was over :(  I hope they tour again next year, if so I'm going for front row!!  I have been to some awesome concerts like Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution, or Metallica's Summer Sanitarium tour but entertainment wise this was hands down the best!  So if you ever get a chance to go, you definitely should!!! 

And I definitely am typing this post while wearing my new NKOTB t-shirt :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New item in the shop!

Hey guys!!  Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Tomorrow is the BIG EVENT!!!!  NKOTB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm a tad excited!  Once I recover, I will get a post up giving you guys all the deets! I really can't believe I'm actually going to a New Kids concert! WHOO HOO!!!!!!

Okay so on to real reason for this post.  I made a necklace today that I'm absolutely in love with!!  And now it's in my shop!  Meet mama bird and her eggs...

Isn't it pretty?  It's a small piece only about 1 inch in diameter.  Pretty and delicate.  And for those of you waiting for my vintage rings, don't worry they should be up in the next couple of days.  All the pictures have been taken, like 90 of them, and now I just have to write up the listings.

And my mom and I went out alone for some mother daughter bonding today.  My mom has never been to a hobby lobby so we went there first.  And look what she bought me!  Both on super clearance!

The bird frame will be spray painted in the near future.  And isn't that planter/tray thing awesome!  I have no clue what I will use it for but I don't care!!  I love it!!  Thanks Mom!!

Have a great weekend!  I'm off to dream about Joey singing to me.  "Please don't go girrrrrrrrrrl.  You would ruin my whole world.  Tell me you'll staaaay.  Never ever go awaaaay."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Second floor cushion and keepin' it real!

Hey guys!  I'm soooo excited!  My mom is flying out from California and I'm picking her up at the airport in the morning!!  I haven't seen her since September.  We are going to have so much fun while she is here! Hobby Lobby, Ikea, antiquing, baking, going to the pool.  I can't wait!!  And have you seen the new kids ticker?  Whoo hoo!  Only a few more days and i will be hangin' tough!! (sorry couldn't resist).  Now I just need to get an outfit!  Any suggestions?  My wardrobe is seriously lacking.

Okay on to what this post is suposed to be about, the second floor cushion.  Here it is...

Natalie picked out this fabric.  The piping doesn't exactly match but I love the pop of color!

And they look great together!

Now onto keepin' it real.  I have said that I am a beginner sewer.  Some of you have said it ain't so because you think I have mad skills.  Well as much as I love and appreciate the compliments I thought I would show you some close up shots of my skills. Those of you that are intimidated by sewing or don't think you are good at it can see that I make plenty of mistakes that would probably make a seamstress shudder but it all usually turns out okay (sometimes even fabulous) in the end!!

 Here is my not so great job of getting close to the stitching on the piping. I used my zipper foot and it actually pushed the piping away so I switched back to the regular foot and it worked MUCH better!  You can see how much better on the second cushion...

The handles were tricky because the fabric was so thick.  I broke 2 needles!

Here you can see where the material wasn't moving and the thread just got all bunched up.

And last but not least...my embarrassing hand stitching!  AWFUL!!  My mom is going to give me some lessons when she's here but I couldn't wait to finish these cushions so I just winged it, as you can clearly tell!

And I think I may have been drinking when I did this one (totally kidding) but it's like I just sewed wherever and how ever!

Do you guys have any sewing confessions?  Or maybe some pointers for us novices?  :-D


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