Office/Desk area update

Office/Desk area update

Quite a few months back my cousin had asked for my help on ideas to update her mini office/ desk area. The both of us scouring Pinterest for inspiration & ideas, she figured she wanted to keep it simple and clean black & white theme with just hints of color; more so gold metallics.

Once some planning was ironed out, I was able to get over to her place to help make it happen. With just some black vinyl & items from Target we went from…….

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to  AWESOMENESS!….

We just took off the cabinet doors, both top and bottom ones. Moved things around a bit and added some folders, bins, cork board frame & some cute quotes. We added vinyl to the back wall of the monitor just to add some black & white accents that she was going for. She had a cute white with black polka dot cup for her writing supplies. I made her an additional jar, for scissors, rulers etc, painted it white and dipped it in gold glitter.

These adorable little pins & clips were on clearance at Target so I couldn’t help myself.

Added these to her cork board for a little more pop and organization. Aren’t those owls too cute?!?!

Now her office space has some new life brought back to it. What do you think? Anyone recently do a mini revamp around the house? I’d love to hear stories and see pics!

Hope your still enjoying your space prima!!

XOXO ~Mia

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Knuckle Rings to be exact!! Hehe……. see what I did there?!?! I hope to have caught your attention! 🙂

Check out these favs of mine from Pinterest!!!

Inspiration Wednesday – Game Controllers & Remote Storage

Inspiration Wednesday – Game Controllers & Remote Storage

My husband likes to unwind from a hectic workday with Video Games…….which I have no problem with except for the fact that he has every gaming system under the sun and a bazillion controllers. What to do with all this clutter?!?!?! I feel like I need to tackle the clutter in my house little by little and this is a great area to start as its where we spend the most of our day.

I saw something on one of my favorite blogger‘s page that gave me a little inspiration to clear some of the clutter on my living room side table (this is where all the remotes and controllers end up). To be honest, I’m not always an organized person but I really try to be have a hard time committing to it. I’m horrible with sticking to routine (it bores me doing the same thing day in and day out (I like to just go with it, but there are certain things like this that the mantra doesn’t apply to)). There also isn’t enough time in the day, doesn’t that always seem to be the case?!?! Here I go rambling on again……. soooooo THIS is the post that has gotten me inspired to get a handle on my mini cluttered table.

Isn’t it cute and classy chic??!! She is awesome! I bought the acrylic desktop organizer and leg hardware on Amazon. I contemplated keeping the color as is but I have been on a GOLD kick lately and spray painted mine in a different gold tone than on here…….and voila!!

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He has quite a few controllers so not all of them will fit in here but they have their own charging docks which are also on the side table.

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We’ll see if this works out for us……but if not I can already think of a few other spots this would look great in 😉

Are you having a similar problem??? Here are a few other inspirational ideas from Pinterest (of course)!!

Let me know of your clutter organization challenges………… any tips/ideas for me??

Beauty Tuesday’s – Coral & Gold Nails

Beauty Tuesday’s – Coral & Gold Nails

Today’s Beauty Tuesday is about NAILS….. Coral and Gold to be exact. Definitely my favorite color combo this summer!! Here are some of my favorites from Pinterest!

I love the lil’ touches of Mint/Aqua on some of these!!

These “Stiletto Nails” seems to be the NEW nail fashion this season, though personally not my favorite….I did add a few looks on here for you lovelies!

What are your nail favorites this summer????

Zodiac Bracelet Tutorial

Zodiac Bracelet Tutorial

Holy moly….. where has the time gone???

I know I know its been a few weeks month since I’ve posted anything on my lil’ blog, but life in the past few weeks has been crazy. I’ve been sick for a little over 2 weeks and unable to work on any projects. When I finally started getting better, my 1st Wedding Anniversary and Birthday came a week apart from each other, needless to say its been hectic with planning trips and stuff. So it was hard to be motivated enough to get going on this project that I’ve mentioned on my last post here! I really need to be better about posting!! I wanted to do this tutorial because I fell in love with this bracelet that I saw on Pinterest, mainly cause it a gemini charm and I’m a gemini, but the site took me to the Hautelook. This is a shopping site that has deals for a limited amount of time, usually only a few hrs or a couple days. So I click on it and it’s no longer there to buy 😔 and I figured I could definitely make this!! I finally got around to it and would love to share it with you.

So wait no further………it is finally here! Gorgeous JEWELS for your wrists.

I apologize in advance for the poor quality photos that was taken with my iPhone (it’s old and I can’t upgrade for a while 😩)

Hope you all enjoy my lil’ bracelet tutorial. You can have one of your very own, stop by my Etsy Shop and send me your special request.

Here are photos of the supplies and tools I used.

I’ve wrapped the stretchy string around my wrist to size it about one and a half wraps this is to give me enough room to crimp and allow for mistakes. I have small wrists so this came out to 12inches includin the extra room for boo-boos

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Then measure out 2 more strings of the same size.

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Tape one side down.

String your beads, try to count them out to have the same length on all strings, unless the diameter of the beads are different sizes.

Add 3 hole spacers. You can add these at the end like I did here or throughout the bracelet. this will keep all strings together.

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Add your charms – you can add them in the same section or spread out throughout the bracelet. Totally up to your personal preference.

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Here I needed to change the hoop on this charm to keep it the same length. The second charm I had to piece together. Took the stone and used E6000 glue to adhere to the pendant.

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Add some more beads and spacer if you wish.

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Then close off with crimp beads.

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This last picture is hard to see and make out exactly what I’m doing. So sorry about that!! What’s going on there is that I’m closing up the bracelet by crimping. The lighting was horrible for towards the end of my project working into the evening here. Crimping beads are mostly used for stretch bracelets such as this among other things. This is the hardest part personally for me because every time I tried crimping one string the other 2 got loose and and all beads ended up on the floor and I had to start over. So either get a helper on this part or what I finally ended up doing was taping all ends to the table and crimped one at a time.

Here is a link to show you a better example of how to crimp.

Below is a list of all the supplies and tools I used and where I got mine from.

Fire Mountain Gems is my go to for beading supplies when I can’t find things at Michaels. I’m like a kid in a candy store whenever these goodies arrive in my mailbox, wrapped in this.

  

I found the cute zodiac charm on Etsy from this store called Wildflower And Company. It came in the most adorable packaging with this cute card saying thank you by the owner (I think).

        

I fell in love with their store, isn’t this so cute???

~Inspiration VS Mine!~

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SO what do you all think?????? If you enjoyed my tutorial and attempted this on your own….I would love to hear about it! Or if you’d rather purchase one, as I mentioned above, please check out my Etsy Shop!

Sneak Peek Saturday – Jewelry Project

Sneak Peek Saturday – Jewelry Project

Hi All! Thank you for checking out today’s post….. I have a sneak peak for you on an upcoming jewelry project I’m working on this week.  I’ve seen this pic on Pinterest that I’ve really been wanting to do myself ….. a Zodiac Stretch Bracelet!

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I went searching online knowing Michael’s or other craft stores wouldn’t have my Gemini symbol. I started at my go-to jewelery making bulk supply store, Fire Mountain Gem, but no luck there so I then luckily found it on Etsy!

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Isn’t it lovely!?!?

So there’s your sneak peak………. hope you’ll be back to see the finished product! Stay tuned……….