Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beach Side

Beach Side

Fat Face fitted vest
£15 -

H M short skirt
£13 -

Nine West espadrilles wedge
$79 -

Fendi straw handbag
£434 -

Tangled Invitation

My daughter is turning 5 soon and we are having a Tangled theme party. One of the first things we did was the invitation. On there are invitations that you can print but I don't care for the who, what, where, so I opened the image in photoshop and deleted all of that. The background was printed on white cardstock and then sent through the printer again to place the custom wording in. I punched a hole in the tower window and braided three different shades of yellow embroidery floss with a purple bow at the bottom and had it coming out of the window. They turned out great.
Here is an image of the blank card.
And the finished product minus the lock of hair...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

To Ink or Not To Ink

There has always been a understanding in my family growing up that things such as tattoos where not accepted. My mother is very conservative and my father is a preacher so needlesss to say, not a lot of wiggle room on many subjects. In 2007, I became a mother myself and pondered the parenting styles that I would adopt from those I grew up with, those my husband grew up with and some of the more "modern" styles of parenting. I would like to think that I am very well rounded in parenting by talking to my daughter about things that were taboo in the years I grew up but being strict in the discipline department. At the age of 31, I felt I was ready to take a big leap into a permanant item of my life...a tattoo. I thought long and hard about what to get and where to put it and in the end decided to get my daughters name or nickname Izzy B on my wrist. It is actually just the letters IZZY and the picture of a bee. When I showed my family my new addition, there was no excitement over the tattoo, only concern. My daughter knew what I was getting and that it was for her and she was extremly excited which my family didn't understand or like. They said they hoped she didn't grow up thinking that was ok for her to do. My response is that if she is an adult and has real meaning behind something that she wants to put on her then I am ok with it. Wondering what others if you have comments on this subject.