Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DIY Floral Headband

Happy New Year's everyone! 
Instead of your typical 2013 flashback I thought a fun and sparkly DIY would be more fun. So here it is, enjoy! 

What you will need: 
  • Scissors
  • Fake Flowers
  • Newspaper
  • Hot glue
  • Black spray paint (I used matte finish)
  • Sparkly silver spray paint
  • Gloves
  • Plain headband

{I originally was going to use mod podge, but it didn't quite work out so well. I definitely suggest using a hot glue gun}
Step 1:
Detach flowers from there stem. I bought this group of flowers from Michael's for around 5 USD. The flowers easily pop off just by pulling. 

You want to make sure the base of the flower is still attached because the green part here is holding all the petals together. I didn't cut them at all because I wanted to use the little stem here to hold on to while spray painting. 

Step 2:
Take flowers, I ended up using six for the one headband, but this will vary with whatever type of flower you are using, newspaper, gloves, and spray paint outside. 

So once gloves are put on you can begin spraying the flowers with your black paint. Make sure not to get any in your eyes, that could be painful! 

They should look like this:

Step 3:
After waiting about five minutes you can then spray them with your glitter. After full application let the flowers lay in the sun for at least an hour

Step 4:

Take dried flowers in inside. Use hot glue gun to attach flowers around the the headband. The flowers should cover the entirety of the headband. 

Step 5:
Allow glue to dry and then head out in your awesome new floral crown! 

{Pardon my blonde/orange hair, I am in the process of getting platinum!}
A few things to keep in mind:
This project has a lot of flexibility in it. 
You can use an type of flower you would like. 
You can use any color spray paint you want (I just thought the dark color plus sparkle was fitting for New Years!)
These make great gifts for friends and family and are super cheap and easy to do! 

I hope you guys have had a wonderful 2013 and a lovely holiday. For me this year has been a bit of a struggle but finally things seem to be falling into place. I have only two New Year's resolutions this year, which is quite surprising, I normally have a whole list! 

1. Learn a new language
2. Learn how to be happy with myself

The second is especially important me and is definitely something I have struggled with over the years. However I am feeling confident that if I really work at this year then only great things can come back out. Have you set your resolutions yet? I'd love to hear them .

Have a great day everyone! 

Kaylee Nicole


Friday, November 22, 2013

A New Me

{Boots: J Shoes -- Sweater: Target -- Hat: Vintage -- Clip: Etsy} 

So you might have noticed something a bit different? Well if not, scroll back up! I know it's kind of camouflaged in this first picture, but I've chopped off all my hair! I've really felt the need for a change and donating all my hair to Locks of Love seemed like a perfect way to begin the "new" me. For those of you who do not know about this organization they take donations of hair and use them to make wigs for people who are suffering from hair loss due to cancer. You can read more about them here. I'm still trying to get used to this new length, but I'm thinking of dying my hair again. I'm definitely headed towards blue right now, might as well live it up while I am young right? What do you guys think though? Have you ever dyed your hair blue? Let me know!

The second thing I would like to mention today is these amazing boots. I literally can't get over how amazing they look and how comfortable they are. The best part of all is that I purchased these lovely J Shoes at the Salvation Army! Yep, these bad boys were only twenty dollars. Talk about hitting thrift store gold. I should also mention that the boots were BRAND NEW. They had never been worn so now they are fit just to me. Literally have been bragging about them to everyone, which I am sure has gotten annoying by now! But I mean, what a steal. This is why I love secondhand stores, you never know what you will find! 

Lastly, totally loving this deer motif. Well, lately, I have been into anything with animal print to be honest. Something about autumn makes me want to wear squirrels and deers. Also wearing giant sweaters as dresses has been my go to when I just want to be warm and cozy. It might not be the most fashionable choice out there, but I still believe it looks cute and makes others feel jealous of comfy I am.

I'd like to end todays post with a quote that has been on my mind lately:
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” 

 Maya Angelou

Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Drum Roll Please!

Lovely followers and fellow bloggers,

I am back! This has been a long time coming, and I am sorry for my terribly prolonged absence, but I'm glad to say I'm finally getting back on track. I know my disappearance was abrupt and I'm sorry I left everyone without a reason behind my hiatus. I took the time off to really reevaluate what I want in life. Luckily blogging made the cut for my future endeavors! I'd like to begin my "new" blogging career with nothing other than an outfit post!

Here is an outfit I wore the other day...
{Boots: Dr. Martens -- Dress: Forever 21 -- Jacket: Modcloth -- Cap: H&M}

This outfit has really been my go to over the past few months as the weather got chillier and the leaves began to fall. I have a lot of new staple pieces that I am excited to share with you all! I even managed to snag a Michael Kors coat for 20 dollars. Eee!

Did I mention how much I have missed you guys? What have you been up to? Make sure to link me if you any of you got a new blog, I'd love to check it out. Also, thank you for putting up with my absence 

Yours truly,

Monday, April 1, 2013

And The Winner Is...

Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely Easter yesterday. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Skip N' Whistle Giveaway last week. I went to the random number generator and the winner is...

Number 6, the lovely Lauren! Please shoot me an e-mail Lauren and I will forward it on over to lovely folks at Skip N' Whistle! Thanks again to everyone who participated. 

Happy April! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Skip N' Whistle Giveaway!

Guess what lovelies! I've got a a giveaway for all my super amazing readers. Remember that awesome cat sweatshirt I posted a in a couple weeks ago? In case you don't, let me give you a littler reminder.

A lot of you left comments mentioning how much you would love this sweatshirt, which is why I am so excited to say that it could be yours for free

To win this sweatshirt please do the following:
  1. Be a follower of this blog via Google friend Connect or Blog Lovin'
  2. Like the Skip N' Whistle Facebook page.
  3. Visit the Skip N' Whistle Website and leave a comment on this post stating what your favorite item from their website is! 
And that's it guys! Three simple steps. You have until 10:00 PM EST Friday March 29, 2013 to enter this giveaway. The winner will be chosen at random on this day and posted on Monday. 

Good luck to all you! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

DIY: Bloody Heart Hair Clip

Hello lovelies! 

I have here a fun and quick hair accessory DIY for you all. I really like the idea of a cute heart hair clip, but decided to add a blood splatter print to help it better fit my style. So just follow the steps and enjoy your new hair clip! 

What you will need:

  1. Scissors
  2. Foam Board (like 99 cents at a craft store)
  3. Pencil
  4. Plain hair clips
  5. Paint brush
  6. Red acrylic paint
  7. A bowl 
  8. A hot glue gun ( I was lacking glue sticks for my gun, so went with the gorilla glue, but I definitely recommend the glue gun!)
  9. Printed out heart lines from the internet
Alright, so I printed out three different size of hearts because I wasn't exactly how big I wanted it to be. I ended making two different ones, the medium heart and the small heart.

Step 1:
Cut out heart outline from the printer page.

Step 2:
Trace your heart on the foam board and then cut out your outline.

Step 3:
Put paint in your bowl. I added a little bit of water to my paint so it would splatter easier. 

Step 4:
Put paint on your brush and flick over the heart. Try and make some of the drops smaller and some larger than others. This will help it make look like actual blood splatter.

(They should look this!)

Step 5:
While you wait for that to dry glue a rectangle of the foam board to your hair clip. Hold down to ensure it sticks.

Step 6:
Attach heart to backing with hot glue gun. Allow to dry for a half hour. 

And voila! A unique and fun hair accessory. Yes it is that easy guys! Hope you enjoyed this little DIY :) 

Oh, did any of you guys get hit by the snow storm crossing the United States? Everyone made a big deal out of it here, I even got work off today, but then it only ended up snowing about 2 inches. Kind of silly how worked up everyone got. At least I got more time to work on my history essay! 

Have a great week guys!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Witchy Woman

{Creepers: T.U.K. -- Dress: Modcloth -- Cardigan: Forever 21 -- Scarf: c/o Skip N' Whistle}

Here's the scarf I received with the cat jumper (from the last post), isn't it amazing? It's a really nice jersey knit and I'm thinking it will be perfect for Spring because it's so lightweight. The main reason I chose this scarf is because the amazing print that the lovely folks at Skip N' Whistle picked out. I must admit that I don't have anything with a witch on it, so it's a cute and unique piece in my ever growing closet. Do any of you own anything witch like? 

I know I've been totally lacking on posts, but seriously, if there were only a few more hours in the day! I went to take pictures last weekend and after the third shot my camera died, it was a very depressing moment. Then on top of that the charger went missing so I had to completely gut clean my room. Ugh! No breaks, I tell ya. Anyhow school and work are both going well and after this week is my Spring break. Can't wait!

Happy March everyone!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Un Chat

{Shoes: T.U.K -- Dress: Modcloth -- Sweartshirt: c/o Skip N' Whistle -- Jacket: Modcloth -- Hat: Christmas Gift}

Hi lovelies! Today is sort of a special post, which I was really excited to get up. I was contacted by this amazing Etsy shop called Skip N' Whistle who wanted me to do a product review for them. They actually sent me two lovely pieces, this being the first. The reason why I was so pumped for this review is because I think it is really important, as a blogger, that we also help small business. It's funny because I had actually ran across their store during one of my endless hours of looking through Etsy and saw this exact sweatshirt. It was pretty much love at first site. Honestly, how amazing it though guys? I wore it out to the doctors the other day and five different people commented on it and one lady said it even looked just liked her cat and wanted to know where she could get one! 

You probably don't know this, but I have a slight obsession with hoodless sweatshirts... if I'm not dressed up for school or work they are pretty much the only thing I wear. Actually, wearing my Sea World one right now (thrifted that beauty!) I could probably keep listing reasons why I love this sweatshirt, but let's get down to business. 

Here are the reasons why I would make another purchase from Skip N' Whistle:
  • Amazing prints!
  • Cozy material
  • Fast shipping
  • Amazingly nice and fun attitudes
  • Supporting a small business
  • Helping my cat clothing obsession grow
Over all I had a really good experience with this company thus far and 100% recommend their clothing (and some of their messenger bags looked awesome too.. )

Check out their designs, let me know what you think, and tell me what's your favorite print that they have! 

On another note, how was everyone's Valentine's day? Zach and I went and saw that zombie movie, Warm Bodies, it was pretty cute. :) Probably wouldn't go see it again though, and we went to dinner where we ate a million truffle fries. So yummy! Then, obviously, we came home and watched Vampire Diaries!