Monday, October 12, 2015

#DIY Ghosts Banner

This DIY ghosts banner was fun to assemble. I just printed out the free prints via Pinterest. Cut them out and taped them to black embroidery floss.

This Halloween, I've really been focusing on DIY projects for decorating and keeping cost down. So far, I've only spent $25!

Thank you Bombshell Bling for providing the free printable on Pinterest!

Outfit of the Day October 12, 2015

In my wardrobe, staples are a must have. With them I can mix and match, create different looks without spending a lot of money!

Before I purchase a piece, I think, "Can I create different looks with it"! That's so important when living on our budget.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

I Joined "This Week In Style"! Caitlyn Becker Is Leaving NYC!

Do you have a short list of people who influence your fashion style? I sure do and Caitlyn Becker, HuffPost Live host, is on the Top 5!

As I would take time out to watch and tweet LIVE during the show, I would learn new fashion and beauty tips. Caitlyn has a wonderful infectious personality and one can see she loves fashion when she hosts the show.

I even reached out to Caitlyn, via Twitter, for shoe advice, to complete a Red Carpet look. She was wicked generous and provided me with suggestions.

Over the 3 years, Caitlyn would mention me on "This Week In Style' often. I truly appreciated the shoutouts.

Cut to this segment, HuffPost Live producers reached out to me to surprise Caitlyn via Google Hangout. I am truly honored to have been asked and said Yes! Thank you HuffPost Live!

Friday, October 09, 2015

Chalkboard Tags from Target

The Chalkboard tags are available in the Target value section for $1/pkg. *6 in a pkg.

At that price you can pick up several for future DIY projects. How about using them as napkin name tags? Or ornaments with family names on them?

Wow! I do need to get a few more packs so I get working on these ideas!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Thursday Thoughts ~ October 8, 2015

This week's Thursday Thoughts are inspired from HuffPost Live!

Better stock up on canned pumpkin now!

Hubby and I were alarmed when we heard 'Cheerios recall' but after further investigation it appears it's the gluten free Cheerios that's being recalled.

Ralph Lauren stepping down as CEO. I wonder what that will mean for the fashion line? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

I'm Being Featured on Lux_Hair Social Media This Week!

Bake A Cake! It's A Good Thing.

When I'm not feeling well, one of the activities that I really enjoy is making and baking cakes from scratch!

One could say it's the process that's helpful when dealing with a pain flare because I need to be focused.

It also could be the scent of vanilla and sugar being whipped in the big yellow mixing bowl with my turquoise Kitchen Aid hand mixer renewing. Bright colors and yummy scents give me a much needed lift.

The final results are always delicious and rewarding!

Menu Plan Monday ~ October 8, 2015

Homemade Starlight Yellow Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I've been under the weather lately due to the weather change affecting my pain. I still love fall and rainy weather.

When I started feeling better, I decided to make a cake and frosting from scratch. There's something about making a cake that's very relaxing for me.

Organized Junkie

Hammy Macaroni & Cheese

Beef Stir Fry, Rice

Vegetable Soup, Make-Your-Own Sandwich

Pork Loin, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Collard Greens

Friday, October 02, 2015

Autumn Floral Picks and Mugs! At Walmart