I'm always looking for new and creative ways to spruce up things around my house, and love quick and easy crafts! I am slowly working on adding more great ideas to my blogs that I love/have done, etc. I hope everyone enjoys everything I have posted so far! I have added a new gaming page since I am an avid gamer myself. Feel free to follow my blog, and please give me your feedback! Have a great day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Nailed it!

I recently had a photoshoot that I was going to do and it said that my nails should be manicured. I don't like to paint my nails 1.because it takes them so long to dry, and 2. It's hard for me to paint my left hand and it peels quickly. I didn't want to spend loads of money to get them done and then it peel off the next day.

So I one day I was strolling through walmart (like everyone else does looking for things to buy that they really don't need) and I came upon these stickers for nails. I was very skeptical at first, but thought "Hey, I'll just give it a try," so I got 2 different kinds. I went home and started putting on these stickers and surprisingly enough they were easy to apply and looked great! I've been wearing them a few days now and they look amazing! I highly recommend these for anyone! They come in so many different colors and patterns. They would be great for weddings, pictures, proms, anything... Hope everyone loves them and good luck! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Forever and Always...

When Mark and I decided to get married I never dreamed everything that a wedding would entail...I just wanted to be Mrs. Gentry! I would have never survived the wedding madness alone, luckily I had my mother to guide me through the exciting, and sometimes frustrating plans of organizing a wedding. It seems like a lot of people we know are getting married/having children and since I'm not having children anytime soon I thought I may give some helpful tips on wedding planning I learned along the way from someone I know is genius at this stuff...my mom.

We found the chair covers online and went ahead and ordered them. They weren't really a bad price but my mom had a few friends who would use them later and just rent them from her. I guess this was helpful if you know people that could just rent them from you later on or you could use them again. This way you could either get your money out of them or make your money back!

Another thing that you can see in this picture is the centerpiece. Of course this is just a rolled up piece of silk brown material, but in the middle is a circular mirror. She founds these mirrors dirt cheap around town. (I'm sure Hobby Lobby, Wal-mart, etc.) Each centerpiece only ended up costing us like $5 or $6 dollars a table.

Here is one of my favorites!! We saved at every angle possible for our wedding and it turned out beautifully and I loved my wedding dress but didn't want to fool with wearing it around all evening so I found a cute little white dress to wear. (Try not to stare at my whiteness...ha) So would you like to know where I found this cutie-pie dress?! The THRIFT STORE! I see all these women spending tons of money on this and that and a dress on top of everything (and some going as far as buying a second dress for the reception.) I don't have that kind of money nor if I did would I do something that crazy! I found this dress one day long before I decided to get married in the thrift store and luckily enough it came in handy! Everyone loved it! So start thrifting!

 One last thing that I thought was neat. The picture on the left was taken a few weeks before the wedding. Notice the difference in the hair? I had bought some clip in hair extensions a year or so prior to clip in every once in a while. As much as I color my hair I thought it would never work for my wedding because the hair didn't match. A friend of mine who is a stylist colored the hair and my hair and It matched perfectly! They were a lot cheaper than having glue-in or sew-in extensions, and I could take em out whenever I needed. My hair was too short to do anything cute so I'm glad I had these handy!

Earring Holders!

I wanted to share something that a friend of mine had shared a while back. I thought this was a great idea myself! An earring dolly! It holds all your earrings nice and neatly so it is easy to choose a pair you wanna wear! It is so easy to make and I think it is very vintage looking (depending on the materials you use to make it.) I love how this craft can be helpful to women daily, but yet can also show their style! Here are the steps to make this craft:

~Find an old (or new) picture frame! (I love old an vintage but you may love new and modern)

~You will need hemp string, and super glue/hot glue

~Take the glass out and the back off of the frame.

~Get your hemp and depending on how big your frame is and tie a knot on one end (with excess string hanging) now stretch it across and tie it to the other side leaving some excess...Cut

~Do this 3 or 4 times down the frame (yet again depending on how big your frame is)

~I used hot glue on the back of the tied string to keep it in place. That part is up to you.