Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jewelry storage

So this is the second time writing this. Thanks blogger. Grrrr

I thought I'd show ya'll how I store my jewelry. Some people have a lot of jewelry. Not me, but some people. 

Here's a pic of my dresser where I keep all of my bits n' bobbles. (I watch a lot of English Youtubers and they say fun little things like that)

Let's start.  Here it is. All cleaned up for you.

 


So for my necklaces I have found that cute hooks work best for me. They sell them everywhere from Anthro to thrift stores.  Anthro usually has a good basket full in their clearance area.  So don't be scared away thinking they will be expensive.

L to R: Anthro, Home Goods, ?


Next. I like to separate my gold and silver earring studs.  I found these little silver dishes and knew they would be perfect.  I don't have a ton of patience for earring-digging for a half hour to find a pair.

Before

After


My rings stay in a ring dish. Isn't that a catchy name? There is now an over-flow dish for knuckle rings.



This little silver bowl holds pendents for necklaces. If it starts to overflow, it's time to go thru it and get rid of things.



I use a cake plate for dangly earrings. Silver tones on top and gold tones on bottom.  It's caketastic.



This little glass bowl hold watches. It's from the dollar store. Yup. It has a cute lid too.   
The cake stand to the left has all of my Trixiegirl earrings and other stud earrings.

So, I hope this maybe gave you an idea or two for your own jewelry.  Even if it's a little dish by your bed or by the sink, it makes things a little more special.  The cake stand is from Goodwill.  They always have them.  They're good for your kitchen and your jewelry!



You won't wear your pretty things if they are put away! So go make something pretty!
Have a good one!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Trip to the Mitten

The little girl and I just got back from a great trip back home. Now it's time for the ole vacation after the vacation. The vacation hangover had arrived. No time for that though. I have some pretty special Trixiegirl orders to work on now. And possibly some new products this week!

Thought I'd share a couple pics from the trip. You know people love to look at vacation pics!  Snooze......

Sweatshirt from M22.com  And I still want it.

 
The Ludington lighthouse as we arrived on the SS Badger.  






Dreamy backyard



Something's a little fishy
Same sand dunes I climbed when I was little.  And had energy.  And weighed less.
Mom and Me.  And our daily coffee from the Village Grounds in Pentwater MI.  Don't get me started.
Dad, E and Me getting ready to ride the sand dunes.
   
What I wouldn't give!!!! I'm so blessed



Time to get workin. Any requests for the shop let me know in the comments!




Sunday, July 13, 2014

A few favs

I love reading about people's fav things. Beauty products, things to make my life easier, gift ideas. Show 'em to me!




First up. Josie Marin. I love all of the products of hers that I have. Here is the newest member of the posse.


It's more of a dark bronze color. My friend Jilly P. would love this color. You can get it at Sephora.  And I'll go with you.  And get another one.

Do you ever just want a good outfit without buying new clothes? Like need an outfit now?  It's called your trusty Pinterest.


Just search whatever outfits you are looking for. I'm not kidding. I've searched "road trip outfit" or "beach outfit". You can be less specific and do it by season. Then save it to a board. You can go back and it will help inspire you when you need ideas!  Is this obvious?

Cherries. Enough said.


What are you loving lately?









Thursday, July 10, 2014

Little pink desk

Did you know you can sit down to put your make-up on? Yeah. It's pretty pleasant. I did it when I went to visit my love. Pictured here after I put my face on while sitting down. 


So when I got home from visiting, I went on the hunt for a little vanity-type desk/table. 
Did you know that people that post on craigslist don't actually want to sell their stuff? Yeah. Crazy right? They just post it and don't answer their emails. 
So I went to good old GW and found my little friend.  The sewing table.

(Stop spray-painting in the basement! He said)

And we were off. I wanted a dusty rose but Krylon doesn't work like that.  And Im not a patient painter. So light pink it is.
By now you know this is not a photography blog.


I ignored the laundry some more and decorated her. 



Now leave me alone while I put on ma face!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Easy-Peasy Wall Art

So people ask me a lot where I find the treasures that fill my house. They already know the answer but I tell them anyways. Usually Goodwill, thrift stores and estate/garage sales. 

I've been wanting to fill this little odd wall space in our master bath for a while. But just put it on the back burner. Who wants to put something fun where no one will see it? Boringggg.  I do love the white though. :)

So today while at GW (with a GW virgin friend :), I found these two paintinga. I took a little yellow paint I had on hand and gave the frames a quick coat to brighten them up. 
            Before.                   After

Here is where my advanced skills come in.  I'll pass on the yellow thingy.

Here they are on the wall. For less than $9. Original art that hopefully stays on the wall!

Do you go to Goodwill? What do you think is hard about finding things?

Monday, June 30, 2014

And the most uncommitted blogger award goes to....

Me! This is me in the car yesterday. Forever. And ever. 

So life has been ticking along. Trixiegirl has been keeping me busy. As long as I give it some attention...:)

Summer is already nuts. By choice. With this crazy cat.

I'll try to keep up with blogging my amazingly adventurous life. 

:) Katie 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What do you want to see?

I have been asked by a couple people if I am going to blog again? So weird but apparently people read it!



What would you like to see? I figure if you are spending time here, you should have some input! 

Here are some choices:
Trixiegirl items
DIY
Recipes
Pictures of my randomness

Let me know!
Xo katie  





Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Crafty little elf update

I thought I'd make it easy for you to look right here and see all of your new awesome options of headbands!  You ready?

These little shabby rosettes are a change-up, but a refreshing change!  They are thin and lay pretty close and flat to the head.  I'm pretty in love.



Ok, I'm in love with these too.  Eyelet flower headbands are so summery and simple.



These are some one-of-a kind bands.  All have vintage lace and shabby flowers.  Some have vintage buttons and some have new.  But they are all made to make you feel special when you put one on.



Do you have a new favorite headband?  Who would you buy one for?

xo  Katie

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday favorites and an explaination

Before the favorites, here is an excuse explanation of why I haven't been blogging.

I didn't feel like it.

Now, onto fun things!

I decided to do a little Thursday favorites post cause we know I love em! I love seeing people's favorite things.  Hence my lipstick collection. :)  At least I'm not on the streets....

Candy Crush.  I don't even know where my time has gone.  Oh yes I do.  To Candy Crush.  Maybe someday I will beat level 65.  Probably not though.  Am I a gamer now?




My favorite self-tanner, St. Tropez. It's a little pricey, but I'm willing to pay it.  And it lasts forever.  Also get the mit and you will never see tan palms! I just saw this deal on tv.  It's pretty amazing. 




I just looked online for this candle to show you and apparently it's a pretty good find!  I found the first one at Marshalls and the next 3 at TJ Maxx.  I just liked the container, but they smell soooo good.  And they are 4.99.  Retails for $28.



What are you loving lately?  Share with the class!
xo  Katie

P.S.  Check out Mabelline Color Sensational Lipcolors.  So I've heard.  I heard that Peachy Scene and Pink and Proper are amazing colors....


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DIY scrabble picture frame

I posted a pic of me and E on Instagram (I'm Trixiegirlaccessories on Instagram).  It was just of us in the car when we were doing some birthday shopping for the hubs.  I had a friend, Corie, say we should frame it and give it to him.  Well duh!  Thanks Cor.  Because I did!

I printed the pic (well Walgreens did) and picked up a frame at Target.



But because I can't leave things alone,  I thought of this!  I picked out the phrase "we love u" from a Scrabble game that I got at a garage sale in the summer.  I put some hot glue on the back of each letter to glue it to the "tile holder?"  I don't buy Scrabble to play.  I buy Scrabble to craft.



Then I sat the picture up as it would normally stand.  I put a strip of hot glue along the base of the scrabble stand where it met the frame.  Once it dried, I did another strip just to reinforce the glue.

And Voila.  You can do this for anyone!  What a great present.  I think it would make a cute new home present with a picture of someone's new house!
Just look for scrabble games at Goodwill, garage sales or if you don't like either, then you can just borrow a Scrabble game from a neighbor....;)