Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween

this is the best "holiday" there ever was and the day of our annual halloween party.  we are making final preparations around the house and in a few hours, there will be 20 costumed kids running amuck.  i love it.

happy halloween!!!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

do it yourself: modern wreath

you know i love just about anything with black and white stripes. so when i spotted a black and white striped wreath online the other day, i totally envisioned it on our totally naked front door.  but upon further examination i realized, i could make that wreath a lot faster and a lot free-er using things i already had around the house.

full disclosure: i did not have this $4 wreath laying around, so i did have to invest in it.


but i am up to my eyeballs in black & white felt at the moment, making a certain someone's halloween dreams come true, so i had plenty of that on hand.  i cut up several little squares of felt... 


and using a hot glue gun that i already had, i wrapped each piece around and glued them in place.  for felt halloween costumes/mini projects hot glue is a lifesaver and serious timesaver.  



voila!  total project time; 10 minutes.


i was kind of digging it all minimilist like, but these cool vintage metal numbers have just been lounging around on a bookshelf waiting for someone to put the them to good use...


so i added them for a little punch of color.  and there you have it... $4 and 10 minutes later.  

and then it was back to costume making...  


seriously, have you ever seen a diva strike a more fierce pose than this one? 

Monday, October 22, 2012

kiss of death


it was bound to happen sooner or later, but it is safe to say i didn't think it was going to happen quite so soon.  this morning, while dropping alex off for school, my goodbye kiss was DENIED.

"i love you mom, but you will embarrass me to death if you kiss me in front of my friends."

     
   
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i was not prepared for that.

Friday, October 19, 2012

costume making

it's just about time for our most favorite holiday and we've been hard at work on this year's costumes.  the big reveal is still a few days away, but we thought a sneak peek was in order.  any guesses as to what we are working on this year...



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

bonjour from bonlook!

*** THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED ***

it's giveaway day!  today i am really excited to announce that i am partnering with BonLook, the uber-chic online eyewear retailer, to help one lucky reader win a $50 gift certificate toward a pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses!  

BonLook is completely changing the way people look at glasses with their stylish, edgy and high-quality frames and lenses that are made right here in the US of A at fantastic prices!  what kind of prices are we talking about?  most styles are $99 - and that INCLUDES Rx lenses!  say it with me now friends:  fab. u. lous. 


here is how it works:  all 26 east readers will receive a $10 coupon just by signing up for BonLook's newsletter and one lucky reader will win a $50 gift certificate to use on the stylish pair of their choice when they also leave a comment on this post!

i just received my new urban dandy havana prescription sunglasses - and i love love love them!  the frames are solid, the design has a great vintage vibe and the lenses are the perfect tint of golden goodness.  plus with so many options to choose from at affordable prices, i'm already thinking of adding a pair of eyeglasses to the mix!  here are a few of my current faves...


go check out the new fall collection and choose your favorites!  

ready to enter the giveaway and score a pair of your own?  it's easy - first, sign up for BonLook's newsletter (must sign up to be entered) and then leave a comment on this post and tell us:  

if you had the chance to see the future, would you? and if so, what would you want to know?  


*Must be 18 years of age to enter.  must follow rules of giveaway to be entered.  One winner will be chosen at random to receive the prize.  Giveaway closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday October 19th, 2012. 

having trouble entering this contest?  click here to contact us

***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED***

CONGRATULATIONS TO ENTRANT #6 - Marilyn!  
we'll be in touch! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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