for the love of tiffany & co.

i love tiffany’s. that little blue box never fails to illicit feelings of glamour, grace and charm. that blue, that perfectly perfect tiffany blue… it’s what made me so excited for one of the little DIY projects i attempted over the weekend. when i saw this post on sugar and charm, i was determined to give it my best shot – adding more touches of tiffany & co. in my life was simply too tempting to pass up.

the inspiration: *cue singing angels*

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what i used:


vases of your choice
PermEnamel
in mediterranean ocean and frosted white
PermEnamel Surface Conditioner * i found my PermEnamel supplies @ Michaels*
paper towel
paint brush
mixing bowl

what i did:
1. make sure your vases are clean & completely dry
2. coat the inside of each vase with your surface conditioner; dry them upside down for about 10 minutes.
3. create your ideal color in your mixing bowl

4. paint, paint, paint away the inside of your vases
5. dry them upside down on your paper towel

6. check your vases after about 10 minutes & clean up any drip marks near the tops.
*i only did this once then left them right side up because i wanted the color to stay thick*

et voila!

a kiss of tiffany’s to brighten your day.

choose your favorite color and go bananas. for me, this was an easy, completely worth it little project that helped chase away my rainy weekend blues.

too sweet to pass up

remember when i was all, ‘i don’t even celebrate valentine’s day.” and you were all
“i don’t even know what valentine’s day is.” and i was all “pshhht.” and you were all
“i know, right?”

ok. maybe it didn’t go quite like that. at all. but i do recall a not too far off post where i touted captain & my lack of celebratory history marking the day. well…

i don’t know what got into me. maybe it was my because this was truly, my very first valentine’s day where i was not getting hosed by my 9-5. maybe because it was our first valentine’s as hubs & wife. maybe it was because of a little site known as pinterest. whatever it was, i fell head first into a hot pink and gold glittery valentine’s day heaven.
i crafted. i baked. i set. i re-set. i hung and i arranged. and i loved every minute of it.

here’s how my first foray in cupid’s honor turned out…

i began with some construction paper bunting action that utilized some very
serious and not often used glue & glitter talent.


next, baked up some of my darlins’ favorite sweet treats.


added in a valentine’s splurge for moi…

put it all together with some candles saved from our wedding weekend…

and impatiently waited.

the look on my husbands face when he walked in will keep me on a cloud for some time.

i hope your valentine’s day was perfect for you and perfectly you.

a cup runneth

“Get up and dance, get up and smile, get up and drink to the days that are gone in the shortest while.” Simon Fowler

this was going to be a ‘pretty. obsessed.’ post, but i just didn’t feel right describing any of these as ‘pretty.’ regardless, i’m quite over-the-moon for this particular cool weather trend.

i love, love, love over-sized drinkware, don’t you? with fall upon us, i am finding them in abundance, which delights me to no end.

say hello to the current objects of my affection.

hello, sexy!

give me a great big bordeaux glass and call me content.
pic from here: http://www.comparestoreprices.com

hello, delicious.

no teacup-size hot chocolate for this girl. if i’m going to be cozied in front of my pretend fireplace, i’m going to need a mug that goes the distance.

hello & good morning.

what better companion on a lazy sunday morning than one of these?
from here: http://www.crateandbarrel.com

am i the only one who loves the over-sized drinkware? do tell.

i toast to your tuesdays!