Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
I have so much to be thankful for, and it’s break to have an entire day to reflect on them. I’ll be spending the day with Matt’s family, shoveling food into my mouth and watching the Lions.
I can’t wait to eat all of the delish food, and if I had to choose, I’d say Corn-ell casserole, mashed potatoes, and pie are my favorite foods for Thanksgiving. And obviously the turkey too.
I need to make sure to chew as much as I can today, because tomorrow I’m having my wisdom tooth extracted. Oh well, I can think of worst last meals! I’ll be sure to pack up lots of mashed potatoes for my meal for the next few days.
I hope you all are enjoying your day, and remember what the meaning behind it all is : )
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Lauren : )
So you’re at a sporting event, and you need to use the bathroom. What do you do? You use a port-a-potty.
Ever since we moved in to our house, Matt has wanted to make our basement half bathroom into a port-a-potty. Not the gross, smelly, don’t-touch-anything kind of port-a-potty, but more like a chic, cute potty.
Here’s a picture of the bar as it looked when we bought the house. Since then, we’ve added a 4-tap kegerator (like the taps you see in a bar, because Matt brews his own beer) and a few other touches to make it more us. You can see the bathroom to the right, and I agreed that it needed to be themed so I went along with the chic potty idea.
So I planned it all out, because it needed to be the perfect color and also have those fun port-a-potty touches, like an “occupied” sign and also a sign with the company name on it. (Sidenote: while I was looking at names online, I wished one of our names was Scott because there’s a company in Michigan called Scottie’s Potties… how awesome). Anywho…
I decided on Pool Green by Pantone from Lowe’s, and it turned out just the right color…
Welcome to the Fan Can. A super cute, and cleanest port-a-potty you’ve probably seen in a while. Complete with an “Occupied” sign because, well, have you ever seen a potty without one? Didn’t think so.
So here’s to all of you who thought I was completely nuts to paint my bathroom like a port-a-potty (I’m referring to you, cashier at Lowe’s)… Turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself! I do plan to paint the inside a gray color, but I wanted to at least get the door finished during football season.
So next time you come over, be sure to check out the Aftermath Bar and Tavern, and if you have to use the facilities, you won’t have to worry!
Lauren : )
Boo. A week from tomorrow, I’ll be having my wisdom tooth pulled. Luckily, I only have one to deal with. It’s not bothering me at all, no pain, not uncomfortable or anything, but recently I could feel something strange back there.
So yesterday I went to the dentist, and she recommended that it come out. I have two dental implants, and have spent so much money on my mouth, that even though it’s not bothering me, I don’t want to get to a point that it does start to bother my other teeth. (Plus, the oral surgeon is not hard on the eyes either) : )
So I’m hoping that if I can survive the two implants (which was crazy… trust me) I can survive getting this tooth pulled. I have something to do the next day so I’m going to be resting all Friday and then fingers crossed, I’ll be good to go. Obviously I’ll be taking it easy though!
Have you ever had your wisdom teeth out?
Lauren : )
Just popping in to say I finally listed one of my Holiday clutches in My Shop!
This particular clutch is black, and made of satin and sequin fabric for an extra added sparkle. It’s also lined with satin fabric to match! I put lots of love into all of my bags, from extra stitching to making sure the ribbon on the zipper doesn’t fray.
Here’s a few pictures to see it up close!
Here’s the inside…
Here you can see it has a flat bottom so it can stand up!
A front view…
Annnd just to see what it looks like when the sun hits it! (It can also double as a disco ball if you need one at a party)
I’m so in love with this bag, I’m going to make one for myself! Make sure you check back in the shop later this week and throughout the next few weeks to see more bags! I plan on doing a few different colors, and I’ve found the perfect fabric for them. If you have any suggestions, or you’d like to see something special, please let me know! : )
Lauren : )
(Do you even know anyone that uses the word Catsup??)
Anywho, over the past few weeks it’s been crazay busy with preparing for vacation, the Halloween Classic, and then coming back to work.
I promise to write about my vacation within the next few days!
But just to let everyone know what I’ve been up to lately:
We went to Norwalk, OH for our yearly racing vacation and had a b-l-a-s-t, like always.
I’ve been trying to think of a house project to do while Matt is hunting, I’m thinking the bedroom but now I’m not 100% sure. Any suggestions?
I bought some super-cute fabric to make some more bags with, I can’t wait to share them with you all! I’m hoping to have them completed by this weekend (and yes, I realize I said that weeks ago… sorry about that one) but I really do promise this time!
I’m going to Lowe’s today to buy some paint for the basement bathroom update! I at least want to get the door done before the big football game this Saturday. If you remember… I’m turning our bathroom downstairs into a “chic-port-a-potty.” I know some of you are turning your noses up but trust me… it’s going to be cute. Plus the bathroom is literally right next to the bar so it’s going to work out perfect.
I have about 3 projects that I need to share with you all, and I’m planning some other posts as well. I’ve just been super busy but now things are relaxing more so I can finally get back to posting.
It’s Halloween and I don’t think I’m doing anything!! What is everyone up to for tonight?!
xoxo Lauren : )
The other day I noticed how much the color is changing, and I have to say I’m loving it!! There’s nothing prettier than Michigan in the Fall. I’ll argue all day about that : )
Friday Matt and I went on a mini shopping spree at the mall, and then hung out at home. Saturday one of our friends came over and they worked on slot cars for a good portion of the day. After that, the Tigers were on so we relaxed and watch them play. I also dyed my hair in the morning to a color I like a LOT better. Surprisingly, it was the first time I’ve ever dyed my hair on my own… I was proud! I’ve colored other people’s hair using professional products but never my own, and I’ll tell you one thing, I’m totally going to do it that way from now on. I mixed my own color formula and went to town, and it turned out perfect. No more spending an arm and a leg for someone else to do it… I’m lucky enough to know what I’m doing so I’ll be doing my own from now on : )
Sunday, we went over to my parent’s house with the pups and watched the Lions win! My grandma came too, and it was nice to catch up over pizza, salad and drinks. Plus, it was the first time my grandma met little Zoey and they loved each other! By the time grandma got there Zoey was pooped, and fell asleep in her arms. My grandma called her “darling” because of the spots on her legs.
Izzy, me, Grandma and Zoey! See her little spotty legs… so dang cute. Excuse the look-it was lazy day so not much effort was put forth : )
Next week starts my week-long vacation and I.Can’t.Wait. For those of you who may not know, Matt and I take the motorhome down to a race track in Ohio and spend all week there. The race is called the Halloween Classic, and it’s basically a huge race to end the season. Every day they have fun events (Tuesday is the motorhome race… yes, you can race your motorhome! No, we don’t race ours), you can win prizes every day for having the best riddle or joke, and then Saturday they shut down all racing and driving, and the kids trick or treat from trailer to trailer. And trust me, they’ll get more candy there than at a rich neighborhood! It’s a great time, and I can’t wait to just relax and chill out.
Speaking of that, I really need to start making some lists for packing, food, and things I need to bring!
Lauren : )
Sorry it’s been so long!
Work has been crazzzzy busy, we launched a new website, and because I worked on it, everyone keeps coming to me for questions. Also, some people are transitioning into a new role next Tuesday, which means I have a TON more on my plate, but hey- that’s ok!!
Just a few thoughts to let you know I’m still here…
We booked a cruise! Long story short, we had one booked for the Eastern Caribbean in May, and then the cruise line totally changed it, because of “Operational Considerations,” whatever that is supposed to mean. So they changed the ports to the Western Caribbean, and made the cruise a day longer. One of our friends going with us couldn’t do this, so we had to cancel and re-book a new one. I had a minor panic attack when we were trying to pick a new one that would work for everyone, but we finally booked one and are good to go for April! It’s now a seven day cruise, to the Eastern Caribbean, on a newer ship, with a few more ports of call that I have always wanted to go to (hello St. Thomas!!!!) I can’t wait!
My house is all decorated for fall, and I plan to share pictures and ideas soon.
I also have a few blog posts all lined up and ready to go! Because I’ve been busy at work, the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit on the computer for a few more hours. So I’m working on them when I can and plan to have them posted asap.
We got a new mattress last week, so you know what that means right? Master bedroom re-decorating time!!!! I will let you know all the details along the way, but until I actually get started (which should be soon,) check out my Pinterest board dedicated to my ideas!
I’m hoping that my clutches will be in my shop this weekend. I’ll let you guys know, so keep an eye out! It’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas gifts! : )
Lauren : )
Hi all, I hope you are having a wonderful Fall so far!
Things have been crazy busy over here, which is why I haven’t blogged in a while. I’m really making a goal with myself to get out there and network more often, as well as promote My Shop.
Since the holiday season is coming up, I thought I would share with you a few new items I have made!
And remember that these don’t have to be used just for makeup brushes! They can be used for paint brushes, colored pencils, crayons, markers, even silverware! I can make the pockets different sizes if you need something special too. I once made a brush roll with 20 slots! (and yes, it was super long).
This roll is also cute too, I love the colors of this fabric! I also have a matching pouch at home for this too.
I just love that you can get ribbon in any color to match any fabric. I love using contrasting ribbon to match something special within the fabric.
This pouch is so fun and bright, it would be perfect for a Spring gift!
I also have some other nice pouches to go along with the rolls, so head on over to My Shop to check them out!
Look for some brand new items within the upcoming weeks too… the holidays are coming up and who doesn’t want to be fabulous and have a great clutch to go to their dinner parties with?
I’ll be making holiday clutches, made with nice fabric, sparkles and a new, great design. I can’t wait and plan on making some for myself too!
Lauren : )