Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
I've been using what little spare time I have to do some pinning on good ol' Pinterest, so head on over there if you want to check out what I've been diggin' lately. Also, all that pinning has really got my wheels turning when it comes to new projects, so my list of blog topics is getting longer and longer by the day! And unfortunately, I've been so busy moving to my new place plus my job responsiblities plus starting up my business, I skipped completely over spring without planting a single flower! (gasp!) So, all those gardening posts I was planning for this year have been lost to time and other responsibilities. So, I will make this promise now (and hopefully won't break it later): next spring, I'm going gardening crazy to make up for it, k?
The next big piece of news, I'm moving up in the world and gettin' with the program, so to speak, by making a Yippee Pretty Facebook Fan Page! There's nothing on there at the moment, but I'm going to get crackin' on that shortly as well! If you've got some spare time, go Like the page so you don't miss out on the updates!
Until I have the time to work on a fresh post, keep an eye on my Twitter and Pinterest to keep yourselves amused! Peace!
Friday, April 13, 2012
This first project is actually from an older post on Maryjanes and Galoshes, but was recently featured on Stylelist and I thought it was so cute I just had to share! Check out the super simple tutorial for this no-slip bookmark!
I can think of so many ways this can be customized- and would be a great gift for all the readers in your life!
This next project was just love at first sight, for sooo many reasons. Check out this awesome upcycled magazine wreath from Addicted 2 Decorating: one of the newest blogs I'm following!
Last but definitely not least: an easy privacy solution for those of us (un)lucky enough to have a giant bathroom window:
Check out this great privacy frosting film tutorial at Young House Love!
There you have it! What other projects are u taking on this spring?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
I'm going to try and do one of these every week, to let you guys know about interesting or helpful posts from around the blogosphere. I read a lot of different blogs on a regular basis, and It's a great way to get inspiration for my own projects! This week, I've got a bit of spring fever, and I'm already starting on my list of warm-weather activities. After reading these posts, I think my list just got longer!
One thing I love about spring is spring cleaning (I know, call me crazy). How to Nest for Less has given me so much inspiration for tackling my most difficult cleaning task- organizing my daughter's room!
Can I just say I LOVE Centsational Girl's blog? (I also follow her on Pinterest!) Some of the projects she does are so simple, yet I never would have thought of it on my own! Case in point: I'm sure we all have stacks and stacks of half-full paint cans in our sheds/garages leftover from other projects (see before picture below.)
Well, you don't want to have to get rid of all that paint in case you need it for touch-ups or another project later. But there is still a better solution! Check out her result, then click the link for the how-to!
Now, another thing that SCREAMS spring to me is... Gardening! I plan on really kicking my green thumbs into gear this year. I want to be able to grow a lot of my own vegetables, and what better way to start than using scraps from vegetables you've already eaten that you would have otherwise thrown away? Stylelist calls it "zombie gardening." Take a look at some of their tips here!
Stay tuned for a more detailed post about organic gardening, as well as more of my picks from around the blogosphere! Happy reading!
Friday, April 6, 2012
So to get my creative juices flowing, I found a few examples being made by Etsy sellers, and I thought I would share them with you below:
I'll be sure to post pics of my own personal creations once I've finished! Also, feel free to share any ideas/variations on this project in the comments!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
So, I decided I would share what I've done so far and get some opinions. =]
The cover, elegant and simple
Baby girl's birth announcement and footprints
1st and 2nd birthdays
So there you have it! As you can see, I take a pretty simple approach. I like to let the photos speak for themselves. I'll be sure to post more pictures of the finished pages, and all feedback is appreciated!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Ignore the grooves on my first two fingernails, that's from the last time I had acrylics.
How I did it: I applied a single coat of the metallic silver (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in silver sweep) to each nail. It's a very opaque polish so I only needed one coat. Then, using a makeup sponge, I applied the metallic blue (Rimmel vinyl mirror in blue bird) to the top of each nail and faded it down until I was satisfied with the color and the fade. To finish, I applied a clear topcoat.
It is important to let each layer/color dry in between coats.
Now I know this isn't the best manicure job I've ever done so I'm open to comments or suggestions! Stay tuned for more of my nail art adventures!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This blog is basically a place for me to share my ideas, things i make and draw and paint, and things i like. And if i happen to inspire people in the process, that's an added bonus!
So, before we get started, I'm going to tell you a little about myself. My name is Jess, I'm a 23 year old single mom and college student. I love all types of art, including painting, sculpture, interior design, and even body art [tattoos]. I would describe my style as eclectic. I love bright colors, but at the same time I appreciate old-world style and details. I have a beautiful 3 year old daughter named Lea. She is the light of my life. I will probably be blogging about her a lot as well, because I'm always looking for fun and creative ways to entertain her.
My first real post will be coming soon, but for now feel free to follow me on Pinterest and Twitter! My username on both is jessk1513. I look forward to interacting with all of you!