After weeks of anxiety and indecision, I am proud to say I have purchased my first vehicle! Moreover, I am just elated that the whole car buying experience is behind me. It was miserable. Truth be told, I am one of those people who makes it a lot harder than it has to be. But after countless trips to countless dealerships, I was finally able to get exactly what I wanted: a 2013 Toyota Tacoma. Folks who know me well know that my first vehicle was a 1989 Chevy Silverado lovingly named Ron Burgandy, so it wasn’t a stretch for me to return to my roots. Just wanted to post a few pictures of it because I have never been so in love with a vehicle before!
On the fashion tip, I just scored these tan booties from Marshall’s. We’re venturing into that weird time of the season where it’s not quite appropriate to wear sandals anymore, but you’re not ready to retire your summer dresses just yet. Throw on a pair of tan booties and a denim jacket and problem solved!
I originally created this fabric-covered corkboard as an inspiration board for my office. Since moving to a new apartment and changing the decor of my living area, I felt that this board could be best used for displaying jewelry in my bedroom. I have a perfectly fine jewelry box, but if I can’t see my jewelry, I won’t wear it. All of the materials together cost about $15 and the project took about an hour.
Here’s how to create your own DIY jewelry organizer:
Start by ironing your fabric to get all of the wrinkles out.
Spray the corkboard with spray adhesive and lay the fabric over it. Make sure to smooth out any air bubbles.
Spray the excess fabric with spray adhesive and fold it over the back of the corkboard as if you were wrapping a present.
Following the line of the frame, stick flat head tacks into the board to create the faux nailhead look. My thumbs started hurting during this part so I used a hammer.
Stick larger tacks into the body of the board however you would like your jewelry arranged. I just lined mine about three inches from the top of the board and about two inches apart.
Voila! You have your very own customized jewelry display!
Last weekend, I met my Aunt and Grandpa at Daveste Vineyards in Troutman, N.C. and had such a lovely time that I wanted to bring Kevin back this weekend. Well, I was running late (after purchasing this new clutch from Nordstrom) and when we made the turn down the vineyard’s gravel road, we were met with a wedding.
We parked and snuck out to the furthest rows of vines to snap some pics but on our way out we had to dive back into the rows to avoid the Bride and Groom taking their own photographs! I hope we were covert enough to go unnoticed!
Regardless, my hopes of sampling the local wine while relaxing in rocking chairs were dashed. Hopefully next time we visit, we can enjoy the scenery instead of wedding crashing!