Tuesday, October 29, 2013


i can't believe that it's almost november! 
i have to say that i am sooo excited.
i am waiting so impatiently for the day after thanksgiving so that i can start listening to christmas music and watching christmas movies.
i won't even let mysef pin anything that relates to christmas yet! 
i am dying.
but anyways.
this weekend was our very last bit of warm weather.
i'm not so sure it's going to get above the 50's around here anymore.
so i definitely took the opportunity to wear my short sleeve shirt and sleeveless vest to enjoy the last little bit of warm sun on my arms. 
and check out the fall colors in these pictures.
i mean, i miss california and all- but nothing beats these colors.
they make my heart so, so happy. 
and seeing leaves in the streets just washes away all my troubles.
i love fall...

top: downeast basics
vest: h&m
leggings: h&m
shoes: jessica simpson via dillards
turban: monroe & harlow (check out all of her headbands and accessories here!)
necklace: heavenly couture 
bracelet: t.j. maxx

(this is what happens when you wear heels in a field filled with leaves!)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

pretty fall colors...

pretty fall

i love {fall}.
i am sure that i have already said that so many times! 
but i really am just not a fan of the fall clothing colors.
i don't enjoy wearing mustard yellow, burnt orange, dark green, brown....
from time to time i will wear the colors to feel festive, and i really love them on other people.
but it's just not truly me.
i like to stick to my neutrals and blacks.
i prefer to throw in some prettier fall shades like this wine colored c.wonder crossbody bag.
i just like to keep my fall wardrobe super feminine. 
unfortunately, here in idaho we seem to have gone straight from summer to winter! 
i hope that your fall is longer lasting than mine...
i feel a little robbed! 
but it's ok, i'm still enjoying my hot chocolate and fire place and that's really all that matters! 
enjoy your tuesday evening :) 

Monday, October 14, 2013

magnetic alphabet letters...

two months since i last blogged!
life has been so crazy.
i cannot believe that it is already october....
this time last year i was preparing to move to southern california.
now i'm back home in idaho- to stay this time! 
i have always had this urge to leave home and experience new places, but i always come right back.
i love my home. 
i love idaho.
and i am so thankful for all of the opportunities that i have had to travel and live in other states.
i absolutely recommend to anyone to travel while they are young and still can.
it is the greatest thing.
but ok, on to my diy!
i found this idea here.
inspired by charm did a beautiful and in-depth tutorial on this little project.
i just decided to do a slightly cheaper and quicker version since i'm on a budget and a time crunch!
i actually made these magnetic letters for my boyfriend's new apartment.
he lives right in the heart of downtown boise in a charming sixth floor apartment.
and of course he is all-boy and turned down just about every cute idea that i came up with for decorating! 
but luckily i was able to get him on board with these magnetic letters.
his kitchen is actually really small and a little drab so i thought it needed some character. 

so i got the magnets for like $1 at target.
but make sure that you get more than one pack because i only got one and discovered when i got home that there is only one of each vowel. 
and that makes it nearly impossible to spell anything.
the spray paint i got at wal mart. 
i had never used metallic spray paint before and it was actually so much fun.
(for a better quality paint job, inspired by charm also used a primer.)

i spray painted my letters outside on an old shopping bag- which i would not recommend because it was not big enough...
take the time to find something bigger to spray paint on, sometimes haste only makes waste! 
i did just a few coats.
inspired by charm also turned the magnetic letters upside down (magnet facing up) and spray painted them.
i didn't have time to do them upside down so i just decided to embrace the bits of color left in the corners that my spray paint couldn't reach. 
i felt like it added a bit of a vintage touch; as well as the paint scratches and chips that come along with handling the magnets. 

and here they are- completed! 
i love them, i think that they are adorable.
such a fun touch to any kitchen!

have a good week everyone!

p.s- i have a friend that just started her blog.
she is absolutely gorgeous and i'm telling you that she is going to make it big in this blogging community, so check her out!