Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Big blank wall

Instead of doing a whole apartment tour of things you've already seen before I thought I'd just share the things that have changed since being in a new place.

We have a huge wall behind our couch and I have been looking for gallery wall ideas for some time, the one below stuck out to me the most. I got the shelves from Goodwill which did not come with hardware and 7 people at Home Depot didn't know what to use to hang the shelves. So I had to scratch that idea and just go with random hanging of things. I actually really like how it turned out. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect shelves so the pictures can be displayed like my inspiration below.

Shelves above couch 

Big blank wall

Organizing what will get hung up

I already had everything except for 1 frame

Side view

Favorite pillow from my mom

The finished project. No rhyme or reason to where things went, I just started putting nails in the wall and hung up what I had laid out

Friday, April 25, 2014

Girly areas

We live in a smaller apartment now and the bathroom size is defiantly something I'm getting used to. We've lost an entire closet in there, our last 3 places had one. It was used for toiletries, my make up and jewelry. I had to be creative and come up with another location for the jewelry and another location to get ready.

Ryan got this tiny corner table/stand for free and I had no idea what to do with it because of it's odd size. It fits perfectly inside the master bedroom closet. I have my stuff neatly displayed on an organizer and in a mason jar. Since I was loosing hanging clothes space I hung up one of my Disney art pieces and flowers I have in a frame from my great grandmas funeral.

We have also lost another mirror space for me to get ready. Our current bathroom has everything in one room and it's closed off. Our other apartments had a separate area and mirror so we could both get ready at once. I used the mantel from the fireplaces and bought a cheap mirror to put together a little vanity area in our room. 

Jewelery stand in closet

Vanity area in our room

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Animal kingdom

Since I had to work Easter Sunday we went to Animal Kingdom with Ryan's family on Saturday and had a blast. I had only been there 1 time way back in the day to film with Disney (which was work.) It was so much fun because both of us had never really been before! We got to ride everything in the park, and the lines were super short.

Afterwards we went to Dicks Last Resort, where the waiters and waitresses are rude to you. Oh, and you wear hats with rude sayings! It sounds bad, but it's realllllly fun!
Tree of life

Dancing Daisy and bug

Mickey pretzel... so cute

Safari ride

What a beautiful day

The mouse himself

Only at Disney

Mine: "Victoria knows my secret, I stuff my bra"  His: "The reason women drink" (with an arrow)

Great and fun dinner

Friday, April 18, 2014


I've been doing some research in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure. Walking around looking at what's in the stores, getting the feeling that I'm really in the movies. So here's a photo dump of everything that's at WWOHP. I'm so excited for Diagon Alley to open. I was never a Harry Potter fan, but with working in this new area I've began getting into it!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Blown up pic

This was the coolest and most simple project I have done that came out with the best results. My cousin told me how cheap she got blown up pictures from Office Depot and I knew that was my next project. I did this quite a few months ago but never shared it. I ordered the biggest picture from Office Max (24x36) and picked it up the next day. Not knowing how I would hang it or where to put it. I looked around the house at our other big pictures and found a frame that I could work with.

The picture was printed on regular paper in black in white so I trimmed a few inches off and taped it right to the picture in the picture frame of fall leaves. I figured I wouldn't miss it so much and if I did I could just take the paper picture off. It's not the most professional way to do it, but looking up close you'd never know I just tapped it onto something else. 

The hooks on the original frame were horizontal and the picture was vertical so I took a screw driver and moved a hook to the other side and bamm I was done. Total cost $3.90 before tax. Win!

Huge picture inspiration 

Original picture and frame

24x36 print. Took up my whole trunk

Final product

Monday, April 7, 2014

March Ipsy bag

I'm a tad late on this one since it's a good bit into April. This months Ipsy bag was was the ugliest design I've seen. It makes no sense, most of the people I've talked to who have this subscription agreed. So now onto the products.

The nail polish is OPI, a great brand but it it techturized which I don't like. The primer has a shimmer to it, so I wouldn't consider it primer. I've been using it after I put my makeup on to give my cheeks a glow.

The lipstick is Bareminerals  brand and is the perfect shade. The eye shadow has 2 colors that I've been using since I got it and have really liked the outcome.

March Ipsy bag

Primer with shimmer

OPI nail polish

Perfect shade of pink lipstick

I like 2 out of the 4 colors

Ugly bag

*Bonus, I recently purchased a BB cream from NYC. My Revlon is almost gone and I didn't want to pay the same price again so I kept checking NYC and ELF and finally found one that was under $4. This stuff works amazing! I've been using it for about 3 weeks now and have thrown away my powder and have only used foundation a handful of times. It really does the work. I'm sold on this BB cream.

I also picked up some dry oil tanning spray from Goodwill (still wrapped in the Target wrapping) for $1.99. I don't know how much it is in Target but I saw it for $11.99 in Walgreens the other day. I recently used it when I was kayaking and defiantly got a little tanner. I would have never paid full price for this so I'm glad I got such a deal.

Less than $4

Still in Target wrapping, bought for $1.99