Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Happy New Years!
This year, Instead of mailing Christmas cards to my friends and loved ones, I am sending New Years cards. Why, you ask? Because I think it's fun and different... aaaaand also because I ran out of time to do this before Christmas.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Christmas is here, as in two days from now.
Are you ready? If not - don't panic: I'm going to help you spruce up your home for the holidays with seven easy tutorials that require things you already have on hand.
Are you ready? Take a deep breath, we'll get through this.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I have been working on the weekends at a certain popular toy store for many, many years.
I finally quit - and my last day was just a week before Black Friday. Lucky me!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
In May, I wrote a tutorial that explained how to make curtains from the thrift store into a lovely lace pencil skirt. Sooooo...lets just say that you ran out, bought some curtains from the Arc and made one.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can't tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal."
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
My birthday was last week (yay!) and I was blessed with so many amazing gifts, cards, texts and phone calls from my loved ones. One of my very favorite gifts was a surprise subscription to Birchbox from Patrick. Lucky me!!!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Transform a basic thrift store skirt and old lace curtains into this sweet lace skirt - absolutely perfect for summer!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
These key chains are crazy simple to make.
I handed these out as favors at a baby shower last spring. This may be one of the simplest tutorials so far!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world..." -Mahatma Gandhi
I have always loved this quote because its a call for action - and its very fitting for Earth Day.
Don't you agree? Be an inspiration to yourself and others with this DIY Quote tank.
Monday, April 21, 2014
I looooove clearance shopping after a major holiday.
Not just for the candy (you know I love my candy), but also for all those useful little things in the markdown bin. Its kind of like a game: the How Could I Use this Holiday Themed Item All Year game. I did pretty well in January (Five Ideas for Everyday Decorating with Holiday Clearance Items), so lets play again.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Earth Day is kind of a big deal for Shades of Tangerine because, as you probably know by now, earth-friendly projects are what its all about here. Recycling can be more than just collecting cans and bottles: it presents an opportunity to think out of the box - especially when it comes to clothing and fashion. Anyone can buy a brand new purse or necklace, but it takes a bit of extra effort and craftiness to recycle your style.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Whether you are single or taken, let’s agree that Valentine’s Day has one fabulous draw: the treats.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Meet my kitty, Puma - my first (and probably only) victim of pet shaming. She's kind of a food whore, like, once she took a pita out of my Chipotle bag and dragged it under the bed to eat it shamelessly and alone. For the record - I don't think there's a single ingredient in pita bread that normal cats care about. In this charming photo, you can see where she licked my Broncos cupcake. Thanks for that, Puma.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
post inspired by the book Phantom Tollbooth). Maybe because of Valentines day, or because I just watched The Three Musketeers last night, I was really into embellishing them with arrows. The heads and tails of these arrows are actually little metallic iron-on heart shaped studs from My Next Style.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Before moving from Michigan to Colorado, I sold almost all of my belongings in a huge yard sale, except for a handful of boxes in storage and anything we could squeeze into the car. I've been waiting quietly for after-Christmas clearance sales. My objective was to find discounted Christmas items that could pass as year round decor. Here are five ways to take advantage of Christmas clearance.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Its a fresh start! If you happen to be the ambitious type (or, like me, you just want to be ambitious), this is your day to make resolutions and share them with your friends, family, and anyone in the world of social media that will listen.