Thursday, September 29, 2011

inspiration : thursday thoughtfuls

Hi ya'll! There's only two more days left in September. Can you believe it? Time is most definitely just flying whooshing zooming right on by. But I was warned about this. This should not have come as a shock to me (although it does, all the time). When I was younger, I was always wishing to be older. I would wish that I was old enough to drive. Wish that I was old enough to go out with friends. Wish that I was old enough to wear makeup. Wish that I was old enough to not have to do any homework. And every time Granny hear me say something like this, she would always stop me and say, "Don't do that. Don't wish your life away. One day you're going to wake up and realize that life goes by much too quickly. So don't wish away the first part of your life because you can't wait for the second part. It will come, fast enough." Such a wise lady. She was just a fountain of thoughtfuls... I wish I would have written them all down. 

But here we are, October is practically upon us and with it, really comes the feeling that fall is here. I have some new fall outfits that I'm pretty excited about wearing. I'm looking forward to the cool days and cold nights. MMmmmm.... I love it! So excited! But enough of my fall rambling, I can do that forever. Let's get on with the good stuff:

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Haha... is this true or is this true? 
I'm a watch-wearing kind of girl. And it's not just a fashion accessory, I actually use it to know what time it is. The other day, Joey didn't have his cell phone on him and he asked me what time it was (I'm a handy person to have around for that). I looked at him, curiously, and then reminded him that he was wearing his watch. Silly boy. 

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This is good advice for me. Too often I laugh when I shouldn't, won't apologize and hold grudges against things I can't change. I will say, I'm getting better in my "old age" (lol), but there's always room for improvement.  

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This is beautiful. 

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I never watched Gossip Girl, but I feel like I should look it up and watch it. So many people have told me I would love it, and if it comes with great quotes like this, I probably will. ;) 

And for the grand finale today: 
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This is so true and I believe everyone should take this to heart. Positivity is where it's at! Are you a positive person? Or are you a negative person? People ask me if I'm a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of girl and really I'm a thankful-I've-even-got-a-glass-with-something-in-it kind of girl. 

I hope you have a delightful thursday. Enjoy the rest of September, it's the last September 2011 you'll ever see! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

inspiration/goodies : shades of autumn f3:a11

This season I made two different shades of autumn thumbnails. I couldn't decide which one I liked the most so I'm using both of them interchangeably. YAY for indecisiveness. ;)

This week's inspiration is from this lovely watercolor painting. I know, I usually draw inspiration from photographs, but I just loved this print so much I couldn't pass it up. 

shades of autumn : f3:a11

And now for some lovely goodies:

Isn't autumn just lovely?

Monday, September 26, 2011

fashion : dos and don'ts

Fashionable. Stylish. Trendy. These are all such abstract things. I can come up with an outfit that I think is awesome and you may not like it. I might wear something that I think is comfortable and trendy and you look at me like I'm wearing a swan dress. If you're thinking this post is going to be somewhere along the lines of "don't wear white after Labor Day" or "do wear black for parties", well you're at the wrong blog. But I did learn some lessons this weekend while working towards my new style and I had to share them with you.

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Reese is one of my favorite actresses. I love that she's so genuine and down-to-earth. She's fantastic! Plus, I love her style. Never trashy, always classy. 

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If I had little girls, I would encourage them to listen to Taylor Swift's music. Just like Reese, Taylor is never trashy, always classy. 

{red lipstick}

I love red lipstick. I think it's so classy and sophisticated. I've seen numerous celebrities wearing red lipstick and I've been wanting to try it out for years. Of course, I had no idea, really, where to begin so while grocery shopping at Wal-Mart, I picked up a few red lipsticks over some time and would try them out on days when I was going to be at home all day and not around anyone. 

{Do : Test your lipstick at home when you're not having to go out anywhere. Red lipstick is really hard to remove and if you put it on and hate it, it can take a while to get the stain off. Also, even if you use a great make-up remover, you still will have a little redness from the rubbing around your mouth. So, really, it's best to try it out when you don't have to be anywhere.}

{Do : Try different shades and different brands. I've discovered that red lipsticks look more pink on me. And if they lean more to the orange side of the red spectrum, they look really orange. Not fun.}

{Don't : Give up after a few colors. It's worth it in the end.}

I tried a variety of colors before I figured out what shade I needed. I also tried out various   types of lip color: lipsticks, lip stains, liquid lipsticks, etc. until I found my favorite. 

I finally decided on Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Brilliant Bordeaux. It's a liquid lipstick so you put it on with a wand like lipgloss. But once it's on, it's on. I put it on this Friday night before leaving for the football game. I ate dinner, touched it up after dinner, and it looked the same when I got home. It's that good. 
While it lasts and lasts, it does make my lips feel a little weird. It's not creamy or anything, just a flat color. So I put a little chapstick on top and that makes my lips feel better. But I'm also a chapstick addict so you may not need that feeling at all. ;) 

Obviously bound for stardom.
What do you think? Do I pull it off?

I really love wearing red lipstick. 

---------- That's the first new thing I wanted to try, here's the next: ----------

{skinny jeans}

Oh... skinny jeans. Whenever skinny jeans started running rampant through the fashion world I kept having the same flashback to one of the few Oprah episodes I watched from years ago when Oprah was talking about buying and wearing jeans that fit and flatter your body. I remember one lady wore tapered jeans and Oprah had her turn around with her back to the audience and pointed out that in her old jeans, she was shaped like a light bulb, but in her new jeans, her shape was much more flattering and the audience clapped and cheered and the woman was so happy in her new non-tapered jeans. Then skinny jeans hit and were everywhere and I kept thinking light bulb, light bulb, light bulb, when I saw them. 

But then they started growing on me. I got to wear I like the various styles and wondered if I would like skinny jeans. I really wanted the cozy look like this:

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I just think this look is fabulous. She doesn't look like a light bulb at all. But then again, Lauren probably wouldn't look like a light bulb in a light bulb costume so I still doubted myself in my ability to look non-light bulb in skinny jeans. But after seeing outfit after fabulous outfit, I knew I had to give them a try

So yesterday, the hubby and I were out shopping and I bought myself some new fall outfits. Casual sweaters (in Atlantic Deep and Oatmeal Pencil), plaid flannel shirts (in chocolate combo), leggings (brown), skinny jeans (in grey) and JEGGINGS (in Blue Handsand) ("jeggings" is one of my favorite words to say right now) made their way home to my closet last night. 

After we got home and watched a movie (well, I watched a movie, Joey fell asleep), I decided to try on my new clothes. Here's outfit #1:

Let me take this time to say that I now completely understand why people wear skinny jeans. They are SOOOOO incredibly comfortable. I absolutely love them and am already looking forward to buying more skinny jeans, leggings and jeggings in the future. They just feel amazing. They fit snug, like a second skin, but they aren't constricting at all. 

I love this outfit. However, consequently this is the only outfit you get to see right now. You see, Joey isn't crazy about this new style I'm going for. He's supportive, but he's got some reservations about it. This inevitably led to him popping off something about the first and second outfits, which meant that I tried on the rest of the outfits in our bedroom away from him and did not get any more pictures. 

{Do : Love what you wear. Wear what you love. I love these clothes, they feel amazing, I'm going to keep on wearing them.}

{Do : Give you hubby time to adjust to style changes.}

{Don't : Hold it against him when he's not as open to your amazing fashion sense as you would like. He's just a boy. A boy that loves cargo shorts, Under Armor shirts and Nikes. Cut him some slack. He was just being honest, even if that honesty was rather blunt.}

{Do : Have a girlfriend to play dress up with. Someone who will be encouraging and maybe a bit less blunt while being honest.}

All in all, I'm glad that I'm figuring more out about my own style and also leading Joey down the path of good-husbandry. We've been together just 5 years. He's still learning. We both are. 

What do you think of my new fashion style? Are there any styles out there you want to try but are afraid to yet?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

fashion : Welcoming Fall {1}

Hi Ya'll! Happy Saturday! Today we're working on the old house. Finishing up the painting, hopefully doing some cleaning so we'll be completely finished with it. Hopefully it goes on the market this week and will sell quickly. Anyone looking to buy a lovely house in Levelland, TX? Well... haha... I had to at least try. :) 

I'm glad that it's officially fall. I'm looking forward to the cold! And I've got my eye on a few things I'd like to add to my wardrobe. The two biggest things on my list are {boots} and {skinny jeans}. I don't have any skinny jeans at all. I've been opposed to them because I'm worried about how ridiculous I'll look in them. But I absolutely adore the look I put together here, so I'm hoping I can pull off those skinny jeans. I love the look of the jeans tucked in to the boots and the layering shirts and sweater. Yeah... LOVE it! So... I'm going to break down soon and go buy some skinny jeans. I'll let you know if I pull them off, or if I just look like an upside down triangle. (That's me fear.)

Welcoming Fall {1}

Knit cardigan, $96
H M top, £9.99
Miss Selfridge super skinny jeans, £38
Wet Seal flat boots, $25
Messenger bag, $70
Gold jewelry, $5,000
Ted Baker crystal stud earrings, £35
H M acrylic scarve, £7.99
Wayfarer sunglasses
MAC 'Semi Precious' Lipstick Lush Amber (L) One Size, $15
Barnes & - Image Viewer: Old World Map Journal with Magnetic...

Have a lovely Saturday.

Are there any new looks that you want to try but you're holding back for one reason or another?

Friday, September 23, 2011

me : weekly loves

Hi ya'll! Time for some weekly loves! My week got away with me last week and I forgot my weekly loves post. What is it that makes us feel like we're a day off? Last week I woke up on Wednesday thinking it was Thursday. This week I woke up on Wednesday thinking it was Tuesday. It's so weird. 

Anyway, here we go...


... and Buffy
I love watching Buffy and Angel on Netflix. It was one of those shows that I wanted to watch when it was first out but never got to. 

I love this sweet doggy! She got her first grooming this week and they put bows in her hair. It was super cute, but they didn't last long. 

I love date nights!! I don't know why my camera is all fuzzy, I think it's dying. :( But regardless, I still love date nights! Last night we got dressed up and went out on a date. We went to a new (to us) restaurant and even though the cheese sticks were awesome and they played a Backstreet Boys song, the overall experience was mediocre. I give it a C. Then we went to the mall and looked at the cute animals in the pet shop. I almost got Lorie a sister. They had these adorable Cocker Spaniel/Chiweiners that I really wanted. I've been trying to decide what kind of puppy I want when it's my turn to get one and I think I found it. I want something small, not tiny. And these were so stinkin' cute! But I didn't get one and we moved on to Barnes & Noble where we got a yummy Starbucks drink and I got a new coffee cup. Have I mentioned that I kind of collect Starbucks cups? I'll blog about it sometime...
I also got two new books, "Cider House Rules" and "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming". I'm excited about reading them, when I have the time. :) I also got this...

I LOVE B&N planners. I bought them for several years in a row and then last year I waited too late and missed my chance. I'm back on board, ready for the next year, and I really love the new layout. It has book covers from various American Books. Umm... planner + books? Yeah, that's totally me. 

So what do you love? Care to share with the rest of the class? ;)

inspiration/goodies : shades of autumn f2:a11

Hi Ya'll!! Today is officially the first day of fall!

{ Hello there Autumn, nice to see you again! }

Sometimes I wonder if I should name my little girl Autumn since I love fall so much? It's a thought... a pondering... a ponderment. Ponderment? Yeah, I think I just came up with a new word. I don't know why Merriam-Webster hasn't called me yet!

shades of autumn : f2:a11

the grass after the heat of the summer has killed it
wheat fields ready for harvest
the gourds that Papa grew and then dried out to make bird homes from

various 'fall' flowers

the changing leaves

I found this lovely photograph on Etsy. However, every time I add it to my favorites, it disappears. I've never heard of that before, but maybe there's a setting where you can keep people from "hearting" you item... I don't know. It's very strange. Also, because of the new "relevancy" search, I can't easily find items that I've found before because you can type in the same words in the search box and the will pull up different items each time. Which is annoying, but I say all of that to say this: I'm not sure who to credit for this gorgeous photograph, but when I find them again on Etsy, I'll come back to credit them. ;) 

And now, enough of my rambling, on to some goodies:

I'm so glad that fall is here! Aren't you?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

inspiration : thursday thoughtfuls

Welcome to another thursday thoughtfuls! 
I'm glad you could join me.

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That's right! And I'm working on changing some things. ;) 

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I love this. I love the two messages in one. This whole thing just makes me smile.

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When I have kids of my own, I'm teaching them this! I think this is just wonderfully said and speaks such truth. More parents need to read this. 

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Every time I read this, it makes me stop and think. It's deep. 

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And this little gem would be wonderful in a nursery. I hope to fill my (future) kids with wonder, love, grace and imagination. 
Okay, something must be wrong with me. I'm starting to wonder if I'm being abducted by aliens throughout the week and they are just implanting memories into my brain to make me think the week is going on as planned even though I feel like I've missed a day here and there. Okay... that theory is proof that I must be watching too much Angel & Buffy episodes. O.o 

But really, last week I was a day ahead all week. It was Wednesday and I thought it was Thursday. This week, I'm a day behind. Today is Thursday and I feel like it's actually Wednesday. Surely this week could not be almost over already. Where in the world is September going?!?!? 

But it's okay I suppose. The next few days are full of good plans so I'm excited about that. Tonight Joey and I are going on a date. I have no idea what we're doing, but I'm sure dinner will be involved and hopefully a movie. Tomorrow evening is a football game. And it's going to be quite the long trip but I'm excited. Saturday will be spent at the old house painting and finishing it up. Hopefully we get everything finished then and the house can officially go on the market next week. That would be wonderful. Then it's just praying that it sells quickly so we don't have to worry about it anymore. Oh such blissful thoughts!!!

Well, that's what my weekend is looking like. What do you have in store?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

me : i resolve

I had two blogs planned for today. One is the burlap post you might have seen earlier. This is NOT the second blog I planned on. This is what happens when you spend time thinking and praying about something. Inevitably, at some point, that something you've been thinking and praying about is going to come so far to the fore-front of your thoughts and focus that you swell up with words and thoughts, and you have to get them out there. Out in the universe, not because you're proud of them. Not because you necessarily want people to know these words and thoughts, but because the inner-most portion of you heart tells you to. I wrote much of what is below in an email to a dear friend. I didn't really want to tell her everything that I told her, but I knew it would be for the best for me if I did. And although putting this on my blog, might make me an easy target for harsh thoughts or hateful criticism, I'm still doing it, and I know I will be better for it. 

The background: Last Monday some ladies from our community and I began a weekly Bible study. We are going through the Beth Moore study "Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy". During this study we see a lot of parallels between ancient Babylon and the US. Some of those parallels are our yearning for extravagant things, our over indulgence in richness and this overwhelming entitlement attitude that we somehow "deserve" these rich things. In the first session, Beth Moore challenged us to come up with a resolve for us to work towards for the first 6 weeks of our study. She was giving up "rich meats", she said ours could be anything. The point was not for us to diet (because us ladies can turn just about anything into a diet), but for us to resolve within our hearts to give up something that we don't need, in an effort to not give up our integrity and identity. In the Bible, when Daniel was taken captive, he did not eat the rich meats or drink the wine the king offered to him. Instead, he ate vegetables, drank water, and held on to his identity instead of allowing himself to act, be, eat just like everyone else in Babylon.

In America, we give in to the temptation to buy certain things, dress certain ways, act certain ways and give in to the lavish, luxurious, extravagant and over-indulged lifestyle. Beth Moore is simply challenging us to give something up, to distant ourselves from the mindset that we are entitled to things, that we are "owed" something. And so... in thinking about this challenge, I decided I would give up shopping. Specifically, buying clothes I don't need. But something about that didn't sit well in my heart of hearts. And after thinking and praying about this for the past week and a half, here's the email I sent to my friend.


"So... here's a little update for you... and I almost don't want to tell you because then I'll have to make a confession and actually have to be held accountable for something. Why does that have to be so hard? Because it's obviously a weakness of mine and because it must be a hold satan has on me that he doesn't want me to wiggle out of. 

In doing the Beth Moore study, and in thinking about what resolution I can make... I think I picked one that's too easy. I mean, yes, I do buy clothes sometimes that I don't really need, but I do that in spurts. Like I'll go for a couple months and not buy any clothes for myself and then I'll have a weekend where I'll drop a hundred or so on some new clothes. But really, it's not that hard to avoid buying new clothes. Especially in Plains where there are NO stores for shopping, unlike Levelland where I could pop over to Cato's or Beall's or any of the boutiques if I wanted to. So like I said, picking "no buying clothes" as my "resolution" really doesn't take much resolve at all. In really thinking and praying about it, I've learned that while buying clothes is something I need to do with more intention and not just in spurts or on whims, it's not something that I necessarily struggle with. We either have the money to afford new clothes or we don't. Not that big of a deal. 

But the thing that I do struggle with... that I face all dayevery day is eating. And not just eating, but eating because I'm bored, eating because of emotions, eating to fill a void, eating for no other reason than I know it tastes good. It's pleasurable. And it's in excess. It's like the rich food Daniel faced, except it's not necessarily "rich" food, it's just food. But I want it. I know some of that stems from my upbringing. Granny and Papa didn't buy extravagant food. Most of it was Granny food, meaning, she seasoned it, cooked it, made it, whatever. A lot of it was home-grown food or food from hunting seasons. But when she did stock up on food from Sam's and Schwan's, I just wanted to eat it all because I knew we didn't get it very often. Then when I moved in with my Dad and step-mom, they didn't buy much food at all (because we ate dinner at Granny's, breakfast and lunch I ate at school, and mom and dad ate on the job). Which was fine during the school year, but during the summer, they still didn't buy food and I wasn't eating at school anymore. So they'd buy a little food, but nothing really smart and substantial. So then I would go to Granny's sometimes to eat during the day, or I'd rummage around and find enough food to eat at the house. I can't tell you how many boxes of macaroni and cheese I ate during the summer (only made without milk because they didn't buy milk very often), or how many times for lunch I had chips and cheese-dip (because they almost always had rotel and velveeta [like I said, they didn't buy smart food]). So... once I got married and started cooking regularly, I gained weight like crazy because I would want to eat everything. It's like some part of me was afraid the food wouldn't be there anymore, or that I wouldn't be able to afford to buy more food so I'd better eat as much as I could or else I wouldn't get it anymore. It's very strange... and I'm probably not making much sense. haha... but just keep up with me. 

And here's where we enter the vicious circle. I would stuff myself on food, gain weight, hate my body for gaining weight, emotionally eat, gain weight, hate my body for gaining weight, emotionally eat some more, tell myself I'm going to diet, this would always lead to me stuffing myself on the weekend preparing for the diet on Monday (kind of a last free weekend so I'd better live it up) type of thing, then I would fail the diet (naturally), be mad at myself again, emotionally eat.... and on and on and on and ON. 

So I've continued in this lifestyle, this vicious circle forever. Hating myself for being weak, hating myself for letting food control my emotional state, hating looking in the mirror and not seeing what I wanted to see. Then this spring I really stepped out on a limb. I started the Weight Watchers diet and did really well with it. I lost 18 pounds and so far I've kept most of that off. When I lost the weight I felt awesome! I felt charged and rejuvenated. I felt closer to God because I was outside walking daily and spending time in prayer while walking around. It was a great feeling. And then summer craziness hit and it's gone downhill. I've still kept off much of the weight I lost but I feel myself slipping back into my vicious circle again. I keep saying I'm going to start up the WW diet again on Monday. Cursed Monday! And then I don't. And then I feel guilty, and so I eat again. Do you see how crazy I am?? haha... 

But I know it's satan. I know satan is using my weakness to shatter my self-esteem, break down my self-confidence, and separate me from others. Because when I feel guilty and am emotionally eating and feeling so low about myself, I never want to be around people. I withdraw into my shell and block people out from getting close to me, reminding myself that no one wants to be around the fat girl. Joey doesn't want to be married to the fat girl. Joey couldn't possibly love the ugly fat girl. Lies! All of these horribly wicked lies that satan keeps putting in my head so I stay down where he has a hold on me. 

So there's a part of me... the part that let's satan have a foot-hold into my soul and heart that is completely comfortable with going with the "no shopping" resolution. A part of me wants that to be my resolution because it's easy, it's not actually resolving to do anything different. But there's the other part of me. The part that wants to be free from this bondage, free from this vicious cycle, free to be the glorious creature GOD created me to be. This part of me knows that shopping isn't my struggle. Shopping isn't the shackle that satan's using. 

And so... it's with a struggling heart but a longing soul that I am making the resolve from this day on. Not just for 6 weeks, but for my life, to not eat when I'm not hungry. This is not a diet. This is a lifestyle change. This is me saying no to my fleshly temptation of food, and saying yes to GOD filling my heart with joy and gladness. I know this is the right resolve for me because it scares me, I'm already worried about failing. But I also already feel joyful, just in writing it out. In fact, I just went through and de-capitalized all of the "satan"s and ALL CAPS'd all the "GOD"s because satan is small and my GOD is BIG!

And I guess, if you've gotten this far, hopefully you don't think I'm crazy, you have more understanding of the battles I'm fighting, and you know more about where my heart is, and where I want my heart to be. 

Well... I've "put it out into the universe". Which means satan knows and is preparing to attack. But I know that GOD will send angels to help me as well. And I'm sure that one of them is you. Thanks for being such a great friend in such a short time. 

I. Love. You. ;)"


And that, my dear friends, is my new resolve. If you got all the way through that, WOW, and THANK YOU! I'm not going to send this challenge out to any of my readers. It's not my place to. But I will say this: If any of you have such a resolve in your heart to separate yourself from something that has been holding you back, I'd love to hear about it. You don't have to leave it as a public comment if you don't want. Feel free to email me if that's what you'd rather do: livedelightfully (at) yahoo [dot] com. :) 

Thank GOD for the unplanned entries of our hearts. 

With all my heart, 

wishlist : burlap {2}

Here's the second part of my burlap wishlist. If you missed the first part you should check it out. 

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These are so pretty! So simple and so classy!

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Isn't this little bird just precious?

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By now you know I love burlap. Ya'll know I love owls. And I love journals. So is there any doubt that I would absolutely adore a burlap, owl journal? No. No doubt at all. I love this!

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Did you know there's less than 100 days until Christmas?? Did you?!?! I did!! I'm PUMPED! I'm also already freaking out that I don't have any Christmas presents bought yet. Oh my gosh! But, I've got my spreadsheet of Christmas Wishlists started and the wheels in my head are turning. ;)

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You know what one of my top favorite things about my new house is? The mantle. I can hardly wait to hang the stockings up on the mantle and start putting little goodies in them. 

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Hello, you perfect shade of yellow and cutest clutch ever! Wanna come live with me?

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Well, I'm starting to feel like fabric flowers are taunting me. But I will take you on! I'm looking forward to learning how to make gorgeous flowers like this. 

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Check out this cute wine tote! I've never given anyone wine as a gift before but I am just amazed at how diverse and lovely burlap is and in what it can be used for. 

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Again with the completely adorable shabby chic decor that makes me second guess my office theme. This magnetic board is just gorgeous!

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If this were rustic red and had chickens and roosters on it, it would be PERFECT for my kitchen. As it is, it's still very cute and that aqua color is beautiful!.

While this is my last planned burlap post, I have a feeling this isn't the last you've heard from me and my burlap obsession. After all, I am getting some in the mail sometime soon... ;)

Hi, my name is Regina and I have a burlap obsession. Anyone with me? 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

wishlist : burlap {1}

Not too long ago, I was reading through some of the blogs that I follow and my bloggy friend Jennifer made this gorgeous burlap wreath for her front door. I was very inspired to do something like that, but being in the middle of a move, I didn't have the time. Since moving and getting {mostly} settled in, I now have time for more projects... sort of. (Note: Taking on 10 extra projects does not guarantee that you have time for those 10 extra projects.) Anyway, I've been thinking more about her burlap wreath, and then I saw some burlap pins on Pinterest (is everyone on Pinterest now? isn't it really the best?) and was just amazed... aaaaahhh-mazed at all of the fun decor and uses for burlap. Right now I'm crushing hard on burlap. I love how it can be paired with any color; it has the shabby chic look that I just adore; and how it can be sewn, painted, dyed, frayed, and more. It really is my favorite material right now. In fact, I've ordered a big ol' roll of it so I can get started on some of the crafty ideas I've been inspired to do. [insert excited squeal here]

Here's a wishlist of some burlap items that I just love. In fact, I love so many that I have to split this post in two because I didn't want to over-burlap your brain. 

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A burlap lunch bag. If I still worked in an office, I would want this!

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This is so pretty. 
As a side note, I'm setting a goal for 2012 to learn how to make beautiful fabric flowers. I've never tried this, but I'm determined to learn and make lots of beautiful flowers for everything!

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Love it!

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This is gorgeous! I love that you can add small ornaments for various seasons and holidays!

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Again, a year-round table runner that you can dress up for any occasion! Perfect!

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See what I mean about how cute burlap looks with any color? This is so fun and cheery!

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I love the contrast of this one. The burlap being dark and the decoration being lighter.

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This is so sugary sweet!
UPDATED: Ashley, the shop owner of this lovely framed quote, is just as sugary sweet as the products in her shop. She's offering 15% off to all my readers on products in her shop. Which means you can pick up this super cute frame for even less! Just enter "delightfully15" in the coupon code. :) 

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How cute and handy!

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Oh my heavens.... isn't this just gorgeous. I {almost} want to rethink my office decor to incorporate the shabby chic look and have this hanging up. 

Well, that's it for this one! Come back later to see Part 2!

I wonder if there's some chevron burlap out there? That would be the marriage of two of my current obsessions and I'm pretty sure my heart would just explode at that! haha. 

I can hardly wait to get my burlap in! Which of these ideas is your favorite?