November 25, 2014


Hi lovelies!

If you're anything like me, you often wait until the last minute to do anything.  And now you've realized Thanksgiving is two days away and you're place settings are a little lacking.  Chipped plates aside, I can help you out with that.  These placemats are easy, cheap, and interesting enough to make it look like you didn't put them together at 3:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning.

You will need:
  • plain placemats
  • paint pen
  • ruler
  • scrap cardboard
  • scissors
I got these placemats at Kmart for about $3 a piece.  They're simple and tasteful, but they could use a little personality.

To start, use a ruler to draw a triangle onto a piece of scrap cardboard (I used a piece of a cat food box), and cut it out.  The triangle doesn't have to be perfect.  I made mine a bit skewed because I'm going for somewhat of an abstract look.

Use the triangle stencil to trace triangle shapes flipped up and down in a row across the placemat. It's best if you use a sheet of paper or a ruler to guide you and keep them straight.  Don't worry terribly about the exact positioning of the triangle - remember, it can be abstract.

Now keep doing that until you've covered the whole placemat with triangles!  I was originally going to fill them in with acrylic paint, but I ended up liking the look of them empty (plus, we're going for quick here, right?).  The paint pen dries fast, so you'll be finished in no time.

What'd I tell you, that was super quick and easy, right?

From Wonderland with Love,

November 22, 2014


Fall Fashion Fall Fashion // Leather Boots Fall Makeup

Hi lovelies!

I love these boots so much.  Like I'm ready and willing to write love poems about them... I know I shouldn't feel that way about shoes, but I can't help it.  They were are my mom's, but she doesn't wear them anymore so I've pilfered them relentlessly.  I try to give them back, but then I miss them and go back for them.

The truly amazing thing about these boots is that they were purchased circa 1973.  The laces are a bit ragged and the leather is faded in places, but otherwise they look fantastic for 41 years old.  Hooray for similar foot sizes!

From Wonderland with Love,

[Photo Credit: Ryan Deatherage]

November 21, 2014


Why I Quit Forever21

Hi lovelies!

I debated on whether to even write this post, but I didn't want to just blindly make decisions without telling you guys why.  My disclaimer is, however, I'm really not trying to make this post a rant... but rather to inform you.

I've decided to end my affiliate status with Forever 21.  I do shop there quite a bit, but after some experiences I've had recently I don't feel comfortable promoting them.  Their clothes are shoddy (like broken same day of purchase) and their policies are unfair (like they incorrectly rang up an item and then refused to give me a refund because they only do store credit).  It's just not the kind of company I want to work with.

I don't plan on burning all of my clothes from Forever 21 and picketing the store, but I respect you guys too much to encourage you to shop there.  So farewell, Forever 21, it's been "meh" working with you.

From Wonderland with Love,

[Photo Credit: GraphicStock]
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