Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hello Kitty Mini Haul

So I have a confession...I'm a 20-something-young-professional with a fond affection for Hello Kitty. I'm sure if I were to psychoanalyze myself I could interpret it as a desperate attempt to hold on to my childhood. But the truth is, I think she's just so gosh darn cute! Which is why I just couldn't pass up these Hello Kitty goodies I spotted at Target today.

{Cleansing hand wipes, mosquito repellant stickers, first aid kit, shower cap}

Is that shower cap not one of the most adorable things you've ever seen?! J'adore!!


Indulging in one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day at work. (This book is amazing, by the way...has anyone else read it??)

What do you do to relax after work?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

DIY: Geode Rings

 I've always been a fan of big chunky jewelry, especially fabulous cocktail rings. For the past several seasons, I've noticed a lot of gorgeous geode rings, but they usually have a price tag I'm not willing to pay. So I decided to make my own! This is a super simple DIY and very inexpensive.

First, find some pretty stones. Look for ones that have a flat side that will be easy to adhere to the flat surface of the ring. I found mine at flea markets and gift shops in the mountains.

You will also need ring bases, which can be found at craft stores. Look for something sturdy enough to hold the weight of the rock. You'll also need a strong adhesive, which can also be found at craft stores.

Now for the super easy part! Just glue the flat side of your stone to the ring base. I let mine dry overnight.

And voila! Now you have a fabulous ring! And the best part is getting to say "I made it!" when someone asks where it's from :)

Let me know if you attempt this DIY and how it turned out!