I walked into a spa in Auburn last week and was complimented on my nails by the receptionist. At a SPA...where they DO manicures.
I was a little sheepish to report where I got them done and how much they cost.
I spend $6 a pack at Wal-Mart for Broadway "Real Life" Nails and I get two sets of nails out of each pack. One set that fits perfectly and one I have to file and adjust a smidge. But for $3 a set and only about 10 minutes of labor -- it's SO worth it. They last about 5 days and don't ruin your nailbed underneath. And I get compliments ALL the time.
Try them...they're awesome.
Well, now that I've been working at Maurices for a few weeks, I can honestly say, I've been affected. Suddenly I *need* a whole lot more than I thought I did! Well, maybe not need, but I do really like a lot of what they have in the store...which makes it a lot of fun to sell!
So far so good with this new retail job. I really enjoy it, the hours fly by and I get to visit with lots of women in the area. Plus it's been fun to be a little more fashion conscious than my typical yoga pants & tank top!
My new retail job requires rather excessive accessorizing (for me anyway), so it was a good excuse for me to organize the jumbled mess that my jewelry box had become.
I took everything out, got rid of a couple of things, and put the smaller pieces (rings, small earrings & bracelets) back into the jewelry box on my dresser.
Then...I needed a visually accessible (and jumble-free) solution for my larger earrings & necklaces. And of course I wanted it NOW, so I looked for stuff I had on hand. After a trip to the garage and digging through my craft stash of stuff, here's what I ended up with:
My solution: an old frame, some scrap fabric, black wire, duct tape and a few nails! It was about a 15 minute project.
- Find a wooden frame with a mat-board backing.
- Remove the glass and set it aside (surely there will be a need for it some day!)
- Wrap the mat-board backing with fabric, attaching with duct tape to the back of the mat-board.
- Spiral wrap the fabric-covered mat-board with wire (I used heavier wire to be sure that it would hold up well).
- Twist the wire to itself on the backside to secure it and put a strip of duct tape over it to keep it in place.
- Insert the mat-board back into the frame.
- Add nails to the wooden frame at the top & middle of the sides (for neclaces).
- Find a convenient place to hang it up & add your jewelry!
I put mine in my closet, next to the full length mirror.
Oooh. I just had to share:
SimpleMom.net is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Lisa Leonard jewelry designs. I love coming across handmade crafty things that I love, but can't make on my own. If I win the gift certificate (hey, why not me, right?)...I'd love a necklace like this to wear everyday with Paxton & Ayla's intiials on it:
or maybe this with all our names:
or perhaps this design with "family" on the little circle and Ben, Andrea, Ayla, Paxton written around the circle:
Husbands...keep this in mind for mother's day, birthdays & Christmas. Your wives will love it!
Ben---this is not a direct hint to you, (truly) but you know...if you're stumped....well, you can't say I didn't help.