Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Destruction Zone

I really wish I was organized and had a cute creative space.  I just don't.  And this is the way I create, in chaos.  I want to be one of those cute women with glitter in a vintage bowl and ribbon wrapped around old clothes pins and flowers pinned to something equally cute and on and on and on....
Pinterest and Martha Steward are evil.  I blame it all on them.
I am never going to be one of those women.  My shit is going to be thrown together in a shoe box.  A shoe box that is held together with duct tape.
Here are some photos of my creative space. I would show you the closet in this room, but that will only make me look like a hoarder.

Monday, August 19, 2013

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!

This month’s blog hop topic is “Pretty In Pink”.  I love pink, so was I was very excited about this topic….until I started looking in my closet.  As much as I live for pink, I am severely lacking in pink clothes.  I have a pink leather jacket and pink converse.  That’s it!  I suck.  :-(

Who needs an excuse to go shopping??  I DO!  So, I looked around the internet for pink items.  I found the ice cream dress from Pocket Rocket’s blog.  She was one of three bloggers chosen to design a dress for SimplyBe.  The dress is still available on their site and goes to size 28.  I am not really a 28 (more of a 32/34), but took a chance it would fit.  It did!  Such a great pink color with yellow ice cream cones. 

What better way to highlight an ice cream dress than the place that makes “the best ice cream in the country”?  I live close to Brenham, TX, the home of Blue Bell ice cream.  If you haven’t tried their ice cream, you should!  I actually had some right after my photo shoot for this blog. I had peppermint.  It is usually only available around the holidays, but available year round near the motherland.

I paired the dress with white leggings (Walmart, size 26/28), a ribbon flower barrette made by my sister, and orange/yellow/pink Doc Martens flats.  

(Updated with an actual pic of the dress based on my lovely sister's critique of my blog and the fact that she couldn't see the pattern.  I made it real big because she needs bifocals and refuses to get them.  Love ya sis!)

Ahead of the Curve Blog Hop

We are a collective of plus size bloggers coming together to post on the same subject now and then, so you can experience different points of view on the same subject. Check out everyone's "Pretty In Pink" post by clicking on each link.

Like, Totally 80s Fashion - Plus Size
I Believe In Pink Because Happy Girls Are The Prettiest Girls
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink
In a Pink Haze + A 1930s Houndstooth Skirt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cupcake Headband

I was cruising around Domino Dollhouse's (http://www.dominodollhouse.com/) website yesterday and found the donut and my little pony headbands.  I love them.  I want to make something similar.  I already came close with the cupcake headband I made last December.  I had a fat girl slumber party and I made cupcake headbands for all of us to wear.  The question I kept getting was, "Why would you wear a cupcake on your head?".  Why wouldn't I?  DD thinks outside of the box.  I have my moments where I do too and I like to think the cupcake headband proves it!