For those of you who have been living under a rock since last winter...Ke$ha is super awesome!! She has created this awesome new look of trash-to-fab and it's amazing. This new trashy chic has caused the dawn of the feathers and I LOVE IT! Everyone who is cool has been wearing feathers in their hair and also FEATHER EARRINGS!! For the past week or two I have been on the search for striped feathers and I finally found then at Michaels (hurray) My awesome feather earrings not only have feathers (duh) but they have three different metal tones (I figured that if I'm making feather earrings, i might as well make then wearable with any metal tone)
My latest A.B.Creation: Flashy Trashy Feather Earrings!!
My mommy would be proud to know that I have been cooking super delicious dinners for myself lately and I have learned that I can use Italian dressing in 5 different ways!
In a salad,
On a pita sandwich,
Sautéd with chicken,
Sautéd with veggies &
Heated with steamed rice
This particular dish in the picture was Italian dressing marinated chicken with brown rice and steamed broccoli (with fresh garlic). It tasted soooo good!!! Though I haven't been making this every night I have been eating mostly rice and veggies. But I always make extra rice so that I can eat half of it fresh with veggies the first night and then sauté the other half the next day with either more veggies or some cold cut turkey and peppers. I also use peanut butter a lot when I cook, I like to mix it into some Ramen noodles with a little teriyaki sauce.
I use either teriyaki, peanut butter or Italian dressing in almost all of my meals basically because that's all I have up at school and also none of them are really that expensive. I also use the word sauté a lot because that's pretty much the only official cooking term I know other than boil, simmer and stir.
Looks like I'm gonna be on the next season of The Next Food Network Star☼
(I would say leopard but I really think the fabric is more cheetah-y)
ok so I made a new friend a few days ago who is just as in love with leopard print things as I am and she was wearing this super awesome leopard print headband. Needless to say...I was so incredibly jealous of it! So what did Ali do? She made her own super neato hair bow!! (I prefer barrette bows to headband bows because they stay better in my moderately uncontrollable hair).
I used some fabric that I had left over from my "Josie and the Pussy Cats" costume from 3 years ago (it was one of my favorite costumes, I made myself a "long tail" and "ears for a hat", I also had a blow up guitar) I was so glad that I brought this fabric up to school with me because if I didnt I would have had to make a trip to Joann Fabrics and anyone who knows me knows that Joann's is like wal-mart for me, I cant go in for just one thing, I always end buying the whole store! I've got jungle fever because of my awesome new hair bow☼
Because I had already destroyed the common room in my dorm with shelly goodness, I decided to make one more cool shelly thing before putting all of my shells away.
I've made a habit out of sitting on my balcony (yes my dorm is THAT cool that is has a balcony) and last weekend, while sitting in my fold up yellow chair, I decided that I want a wind chime to keep me company...so I made one!
The top of it is just a triangle made out of plastic shelf lining "paper" that I had left over from lining my kitchen shelves that morning. Hanging off of that are my 2 sea rocks and 1 big shell which have miscellaneous broken and disfigured glass beads stacked on them. I never know what to do with all the horribly disfigured glass beads I acquire whilst making things but I always keep them for situations like this (and also I feel bad when I throw them away because there are starving kids in third world countries that would be thankful if they had disfigured glass beads to play with). I basically just tied knots around my rocks and shell, beaded on some "unique" beads, tied those strings to the plastic shelving "paper" and then wrapped the top with some blue twine to make everything look not as ugly.
Also the reason why I called it a "not so chimey" wind chime was because I used rocks and tied them at different heights so they they wont chime, simply because the balcony shares the wall with my room and there is a window right next to my chime and I didn't want to be kept up at night from chimey sounds.
I love my new not so chimey wind chime that looks like something Ke$ha would put in her hair☼
I have this crazy addiction to collecting shells. It's probably because shells are the ultimate form of natural art. My favorite is when I find orange black and pink shells!!! Anyway, I decided to lay out all the bags of shells that I brought with me to school and I filled up an entire table with them.
So what did I do with all those shells??
My NEW A.B.C.
Shelly key chain!!
I have this giant ass Dolce and Gabbana that I'm absolutely in love with. It's amazing but it doesnt really have a lot of detail. As I was making my daily fashion blog rounds a few days ago I noticed that http://psimadethis.com/ had a new project idea for a charming key chain. I was immediately in love and figured I would put my thousand bajillion shells to good use and make a super awesome boho key chain.
All I did was hot glue 2 scratched CD's together and then stick some pictures in between them. I unfortunately had to tape the backs of the pictures to the CD's but it's ok because it still looks cool from the front and not like a phony picture holder at all. It's kind of nice because once all the pictures are on the CD back, I only have to use one Command Strip to stick it to the wall☼ Also...While my roommate was off doing sorority things I took it as an opportunity to cover my walls in neato music shrine stuff. I Command Stripped some old records to the wall, cut out some music notes and attached those too and then hung up all of my fav band posters. I also hung up the "keep out" sign that I took from a construction site last year and I of course still have my happy birthday balloon from move in day (im kind of just leaving it because I wanna see how long it will float).
I was sitting in Biology on Wednesday and I noticed that the girl in front of me had this super adorable floral bow. I decided at that moment that I wanted a bow more tiny and adorable then her's. This one was probably the most complex bow I've made so far because it has 3 parts to it (holy moly) ☼ I'm gunna wear my new bow to class tomorrow and show that girl up ☼
I decided that my fabulous leopard necklace was lonely so I decided to take the one bead that I had left over (I may or may not have set it aside for this project) and make a ring out of it! It was actually super easy (but really time consuming and annoying: it took me roughly 2 episodes of futurama to make it) I discovered that a great way to make jeweled rings is to make a backing for them out of cotton weave fabrics WHO KNEW!?!? and of course, you dont even need to ask if I used E6000 glue (duurrr) Now I have a super adorable cocktail set☼
(I took a tip from Michael Kors and didn't make earrings because statement beads go best with cocktail rings)