Wednesday, November 30, 2011

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Lee La La

It's Wednesday....and that means I've got another special blogger here to let you in on what she's lovin' and what she's not.  Today I have Lindsay from Lee La La


She's stylish as all get out, has an adorable little girl, loves pretty little things, and has a great etsy shop! That makes her a quadruple-threat (: Let's hear it girl!
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Hi friends.
I am Lindsay, the girl behind the blog,


I am a Momma.
I am a so called writer.
I am an occasional crafter.
I am a fashion lover.
It’s nice to meet you!
I am so excited to participate in Michaela's She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Series.
Let me sum it up for you...


She Loves Me:

Pretty Packaging

Gold Jewelry

Handmade gift ideas

She Loves Me Not:

Capes



fruit cake

crackle nail polish



That's all I got!

Stop by my blog and say hello!
I LOVE meeting new friends.
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Thanks, girl!
If you stop by her blog today you'll see little ole me holding the fort down! Head over to see what I'm sharing with her readers(:
Lindsay also loves spreading the holiday cheer! She's offering 20% off to all my readers from her etsy shop if you enter the code holiday20 at checkout! Hooray!!!
Here are some of my favorite items:

Have a wonderful Wednesday and don't forget to link up your Holiday Vignettes with Courtney, at a thoughtful placetomorrow! {This just means an arrangement or grouping of Christmassy decor!}


Love,
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PS. The winner of the Little Doodahs giveaway is Lauren over at Siddathornton. I'll email you soon (:
xoxo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the first day of our Christmas Cheer in the Blogosphere link parties. Cassie, from Hi Sugarplum, is hosting today and we're kicking it off with a Christmas Craft.  

For my craft, I decided to recreate the Anthropologie snow globe for MUCH cheaper! 
Let's get started:
 1. Glue gun 2. Mason Jars 3. Fake trees {got mine from the snow city figurine section in Michael's} 4. Fake snow.


Mason Jar Globe #1:
1. Hot glue your fake tree onto the bottom of the mason jar lid.
2. Hot glue a little bit of fake snow to the bottom of the lid so you can't see the lid once the tree is in place.


3. Fill your mason with some snow:

4. Set your lid {with the tree on it!} in your jar and fasten with the mason jar screw-on lid.
5. Add some glitter to the bottom of the jar to make your snow look like it's glistening!

Mason Jar Globe #2
For this one I decided to frost the top and bottom of the mason jar.

1. Tape off the middle section of the jar.  Lightly mist the top and bottom of the jar {the spots that aren't taped} to give it a snow-fall quality:

2. Hot glue the tree to the bottom of the mason jar then fill the jar with fake snow:

After I saw the second version, I realized I liked it with the top painted, so I painted the first one, too! Here are both of the mason jar snow globes finished:
The working snow globe in action!
Here they are sittin' pretty in our window box:


I made both of these snow globes for only $11. Anthro's cheapest one is $25.  I think I win (:
What do you think?!


I'm linking this post to Hi Sugarplum's Christmas Craft Link Party.  I hope you'll join in the fun! I can't wait to see what you've come up with.
Holiday

Here's the rest of the line up for our Holiday Link Parties {click here for more details}


Back for more Holiday Cheer on Thursday for Courtney's Holiday Vignette!
Love,
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ps. I'm also linking up with Amanda at Serenity Now and Centsational Girl!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Look Book: Brown Dress & Diagonal Braid Up-Do

 

Brown Dress: Meadow
Leggings: Target
Boots: Steve Madden

This past weekend has been a whirlwind. Spending time with my family playing Apples to Apples {always a good laugh!}, stuffing our faces with food on Thanksgiving, going to our favorite beach {Carmel}, and decking the house for Christmas.  In between it all we had some time to go down to the tracks in front of our house to snap these photos. I love this outfit because it's easy and comfy!

The side french braid up-do is really easy, too, if you know how to french braid! This is my go-to hair style when I wake up late (: Here's how you do it:
Start the braid on one side of your head and continue adding hair to the braid in a diagonal fashion.  Finish the braid until you're out of hair and twist the remaining braided ponytail into a bun. Secure with an elastic and a few bobby pins. 
Viola!

What did you do this weekend?
Love,
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PS. Don't forget to link up your Christmas Craft with Cassie at Hi Sugarplum tomorrow! It's our first day of our Christmas Cheer to the Blogosphere Link Parties. Can't wait to show you what I created and come see your creations, too (:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

December's Almost Here!

...And you know what that means?! Just stopping in for a minute to say...




It's that time again- if you'd like to sponsor Michaela Noelle Designs, I'd love to have you! Check out my Sponsor page for more information. With the Christmas Cheer link party in our near future, we're expecting lots of new visitors, which means lots of traffic for sponsors!


Email me at michaelawarner90@gmail.com for the 411 (:


Alright, off to craft my life away. Time to prepare for the Christmas Craft link up on Tuesday!
Love,
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Friday, November 25, 2011

{Stunning Spaces} Relax & Unwind

It's Friday! How was your Thanksgiving?! Ours was delicious!! I'm still recovering, so I found some beautiful pictures to feast your eyes on while you come on out of that turkey coma (:


Sarah Richardson {of Sarah's House 4} is one of my favorite designers. Her show continues to blow me away. I love how detail oriented she is, as well as how wonderfully she mixes pattern. And how can you not love her and Tommy together?! Amazing duo.


I wish I was recovering from yesterday in this spa of a bathroom:





Another room that caught my eye was this pretty-in-pink living room...



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The perfectly placed furniture designates multiple seating areas, all the while creating a comfortable and beautiful living area.
Yep. Major swoon! 


Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! 
Love,
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PS. Welcome to my sponsor, Ravenna Girls!
I was able to meet the creative girls behind the blog and shop last year at the seattle blogger meet up. They're awesome and so is their shop! They have unique and vintage pieces just waiting for you to add charm to your home!
Check it out!
xoxo

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Count Your Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  I hope you're enjoying your days off with your family and friends and taking a few minutes to really reflect on what you're thankful for.  Here are some of the top things I'm thankful for:


1. My family- especially my mama...she's my rock!
2. Our God who continues to bless us even when we don't see it right away!
3. Having my car in Seattle.
4. Warm clothes in stormy weather.
5. Tea- it gets me through the day (:
6. Being able to do what I love on a daily basis, even if homework makes me crazy sometimes (: 

7.  Good friends who continue to love, support and encourage me.
*** One of those amazing friends is Megan {from Mackey Madness}. Guess what?! It's my BFF's BIRTHDAY today!! Since she so graciously shares a birthday with Thanksgiving this year, go over and wish Megan a happy birthday!***

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to count your blessings!
Love,
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PS. Want to get started on next year's Thanksgiving table? I have the cutest West Elm Thanksgiving plates that WE gave me at their Seattle media preview! They're so adorable and on sale now...so get them for next year!
my college thanksgiving tablescape

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Adventures of Newlyweds

Hi friends! Today I have Ashley here, from Adventures of Newlyweds, dishin' on what she's loving and what she's not. 


 Ashley is a newlywed {clearly!}, she's stunning, sweet, hilarious and shares in my love for doggies! Take it away girl!
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So, obviously I am honored to be posting over at Michaela's today.  She is my girl crush.  (I have about ten girl-blog-crushes, but who is counting?)  She is the sweetest, sweetest girl ever.  Do you know how many kind words she has offered my about Bella (my fur baby), her surgery and recovery?  I mean, she  and her family had a golden that was basically part of the family that they lost earlier this year so she understands how important dogs can be.  And let's not even mention the fabulous outfits she posts.  (Can she take a bad picture?  Is this real life?!)  And don't even get me started on her design.  She is going to be in magazines and be famous.  I know you all know how fabulous she is, I don't have to tell you!  So now that I have told you things you probably already know and think yourself, let's get right into it...


She Loves Me:
1.   Double Wrap Watches... I have three on my christmas list, including this beauty.
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2. Bounce Dryer Sheets.  Hear me out on this one....  of course, they make my laundry smell amazing, and that in itself is reason enough to be on the love list, BUT I also put a dryer sheet in each of my drawers to keep all my unmentionables smelling sweet too. Want more?  I also ball these up to wipe away streaks from the glass shower door in the guest bathroom.  Yep, they clean glass. Impressed? Yep,   You are welcome.
do you hear the angels singing when you look at this box?
3. Airplanes.  They are bringing in-laws and brought a close friend to me last week.  I don't have that many close friends, so I am always glad when those I do have come and see me. (And let's be honest, I don't have that many friends who come visit me and wrangle dinos and all that). 
I throw caution to the wind, I laugh in the face of danger!  
4.  Things that make me LOL.  Literally. This actually made me laugh out loud.   Don't ask me why.


5.  Once Upon A Time, a new show on ABC.  If you have't seen it, you should watch it.  The basic premise is that the evil queen has cursed fairytale land because snow white did something to take away her happiness. The curse puts all the fairytale people into today's world. And apparently snow white and prince charming's child, Emma (in the red jacket) is the only one that can break the curse.  The only problem?  No one except that random little boy knows who they are.  Very interesting show!
from left to right: unidentified fairtyale dude, the evil queen, snow white, prince charming, rumplestiltskin, random kid, snow white and prince charmings daughter and the only one who can break the curse!
She Loves Me Not:


1.   The sun setting at stinkin' 5:30.  I feel ready for bed at 7 o'clock every single night.  Not cool, Earth.


2. When I run out of wine.  Or when my husband drinks the last of the wine.  Basically I hate when I am not surrounded by wine.


3. Anthropologie's prices. I mean, thank goodness for etsy and the creative people that can re-imagine some of their more ridiculously priced items.  Am I right or am I right?


4. And last, the fact that I cannot let my little peanut, Bella Louise, to run around and play.  This healing from surgery thing is just taking forever.  Although she is doing much better than she was the night we brought her home. Puppies + doctors orders of no running, jumping or playing do NOT mix well.


*Thanks again for having me lady!  I loved doing this for you!*


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Thanks, Ashley! I do the same thing with dryer sheets (: Smells like heaven in my drawers!
My heart breaks for poor Bella, who if you don't know, is Ashley's sweet puppy. I have quite the soft spot for puppies, so I wanted to take a second to give a shout out to Ashley's Etsy shop, Fetch & Co.
She sells adorable jewelry and all the proceeds go to paying for Bella's leg surgery! Head on over (:


Happy Wednesday! Whatcha loving this week?
Love,
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