A work in progress..

I need a change.

I can be a scaredy cat when it comes to getting my hair cut and colored.  Whether it is a drastically different hair color, or cut, I have to be in the perfect mood to venture into something new.  Don’t get me wrong, I have been just about every color you can think of.  I have gone short, medium and long. BUT it depends on how I am feeling once I get to the salon.  I can be all amped up to get change and then chicken out at the last minute.

I have the feeling that is going to happen today.

This morning I woke up feeling good and ready for my appointment.  As the day has worn by I keep second guessing my discussion and printing out “alternatives”.

I guess I am going to just have to wait and see how I feel once I hit the salon.

Do you ever feel this way?

Simple & Easy Scrabble Fridge Tiles

Can’t get enough of your favorite word game?  Bring Scrabble to your kitchen! It’s so easy to turn old Scrabble tiles into refrigerator magnets.  All you need is a set of Scrabble tiles, small magnets and a hot glue gun.  Place a small drop of hot glue on the back of a tile and place the magnet.  Let dry and viola you have magnetic Scrabble tiles!

You can practice your skills while waiting for water to boil, your husband to do the dishes or after a drunken midnight snack.

I’ve wanted to make these magnetic letters forever.  My husband and I are avid players and were tired of the board being knocked over by our lovely kitty, Layla.  After making the tiles we came up with the idea of “themed” games.  As you can see from the picture one month’s theme was Doctor Who.  Games can take as little as a couple of days or even up to a month depending on the subject.

If you aren’t into crafts but love the idea, check out Fred Flare’s Scrabble Refrigerator Magnet Set.

There’s something about Darcy.

Pride and Prejudice was first published in 1813. Nearly 200 years later, the novel’s romantic lead, Mr. Darcy, still has an effect on women. Be it the novel or the movies..there’s something about Darcy.

I am an avid reader of historical romances and an avid viewer of period piece movies. I’ve seen just about every version made of this Jane Austen classic, and found each one to be enjoyable in its own unique way. Of all of the adaptations my absolute favorite has to be the 2005 version with Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen. Yes, there were some things about this movie that were historically inaccurate or not faithful to the book, but I am completely in love with it. I adore Matthew Macfadyen’s portrayal of Darcy. Many would gasp with the thought of me going against the crowd favorite – Colin Firth. For years I loved him as Darcy, but there is something about the way Matthew plays the character – moodier, shyer, subtler, and more tormented than his predecessor.

So who played the strong-headed Mr. Darcy best? Well, it depends on the woman answering the question. Either way, Mr. Darcy is always in our hearts and sometimes, as seen here, on our clothing.

I found Brookish’s Etsy Shop randomly and fell in love with their products immediately. I hope to order the Mr. Darcy Proposal Tote Bag and the Captain Wentworth Scarf with a lovely piece taken from Captain Wentworth’s passionate letter to Anne Elliot (from Persuasion). They are lovely reminders of an author I hold dear.

Please note: This isn’t a paid advertisement. I just love their stuff! Click on the pictures to go directly to the etsy shop.

Wallpaper without the fuss.

As a renter this is a dream come true.

The Wall Sticker Company is based out of Australia.  They ship worldwide and have been in business since 2006. The company create removable fabric wallpaper that goes up in minutes, doesn’t require and glue or water, and can be removed and even relocated!

 Le Sigh. If only my husband would agree to this one.

 Adorable for the kitchen.


Lovely.

Etsy Love: Christmas Red

It seems that this holiday season is flying by. I haven’t done one stitch of Christmas shopping and I am usually done by now. So to start off the season this Sunday’s Etsy Love is Christmas Red. I am especially in love the Sweetheart Apron. It is a perfectly pretty apron for when we have guests over. I might not want to even take it off after the cooking is done!

1. Mrs. Claus Wreath
2. Sweetheart Hostess Apron
3. Red T-shirt Scarf Necklace
4. White Gift Tags NO Peaking
5. Red Drop Necklace
6. Coffee Cozy and Tea Wallet Gift Set

Etsy Love: Winter Greens

Dark green colors always remind me of winter and the smell of pine. Two things I love around this time of year! I am completely in love with the felt coasters in this Sunday’s Etsy Love.  The cowl is also perfect for the upcoming chilly weather.

1. Felted Coasters
2. Plush bird
3. Rain Boots Personalized Stationery 
4. Agate Pendant
5. Crochet cowl
6. Owl Post Earrings on Tree Branch Gift Card

Etsy Love: Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro is an anime film by Hayao Miyazaki. You might have heard or seen of some of his movies: Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Porco Rosso {which I did this post on}. My Neighbor Totoro happens to be one of K and my favorite anime films. The film follows the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan.

1. Totoro Stare Studio Ghibli Inspired Print {I must have this!}
2. Totoro Coin Leatherette bag
3. Hand Paint Wood Box
4. iPad MacBook laptop decal
5. Doll key chain
6. Felt iPad Sleeve

Tuesday’s Inspiration.

As was told yesterday, K and I are going to try to experience life without television for a month.  We both love to challenge ourselves.  For us this is a pretty big challenge because we are both so used to having the television as a distraction.  Last night was our first night.  K did fine.  I, on the other hand, did not do as well.  I was bit a cranky.  I yelled at K. I yelled at Layla, our cat. I yelled at the bed when I stubbed my toe.  Hopefully it was just because of the day I had, not anything that had to do with our challenge.  Let’s see how tonight goes.

So while we have nights without television we will be doing things that inspire us -reading a great book, playing a game of scrabble, having long talks, long walks and DIY projects.  Below are a couple of projects that I have been meaning to make.  They are pinned on Pinterest and have sat there for months.  Now it is time to get the supplies out and bring them to life.

1. Scrabble coasters
2. Crayon Wreath {Perfect present for my sister who is a teacher}
3. Guitar shelving {We already have a guitar that is broken!}
4. Snowball Wreath
5. DIY: Taco Seasoning {Mmm..tacos}
6. Colorful DIY Mirror