Monday, October 29, 2012


We celebrated my daughter's 9th birthday last Saturday by throwing a halloween costume party. Here are the different decorations and games we had.

I made this wreath with purple and black mesh ribbon and finished it off with a glittery "wicked" sign I got from walmart and a tiny witch hat from hobby lobby.
This was just made by putting pumpkin candy dishes I found at hobby lobby on some candle holders.

 I'm not a big fan of the typical candy bar that has unwrapped candy in jars so this is what I came up with.

This jar is made out of a candlestick and a glass jar, both from the dollar store,  glued together. I used E6000 glue.

I made these with black ribbon and foam shapes from the dollar store. I just glued the same shapes together with the ribbon in between.

My cupcake stand usually holds 35 cupcakes but since I only had 24 I decided to leave out the other holders and just put a sign at the top. My daughter wanted a blank cookie cake so that she could decorate it with a toy that she had picked out but when I got to the store all they had were halloween cookie cakes. I guess it worked out well since I was able to use the plastic decoration that was on it for my cupcake tree.

I got this cupcake stand from the Dollar Tree and just put my mini pineapple upside down cakes on it.

These are made by putting cheese puffs in a ziploc bag and then stapling on folded scrapbook paper decorated with googly eyes.

My friend Mars made the eyeballs on this bush. You can see how she made it on her blog

I got this cute pinata from Walmart.

Instead of the game Pin the Tail on the Donkey I decided to use this vampire decor I got from the Dollar store and make stakes out of cardstock for a game of Pin the Stake on the Vampire.
I taped halloween foam shapes on the sticks of the ring toss game I already had and then got glow in the dark necklaces to use as rings for this game.
I taped these halloween goblets from the dollar store to a piece of cardboard and then bought a bag of balls (ofcourse at the dollar store) for this game. (sorry dont know what to call it)

Lastly, I made a bean bag toss game out of a big box. I had my husband cut out some holes then I covered it with a plastic tablecloth and then decorated it. My friend Mars made the bean bags out of some fabric remnants and lima beans.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to ask questions or leave a comment.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Outfit Today - Going Green!

The dress is by Mossimo from Target and flats by Rock & Republic from Kohls.

For my eyes, I just used a green and a brown single shadow by Maybelline. (Yes, yes, I know...Never match your eyeshadow to your outfit. Fortunately, I dont believe in that rule.)

For the accessories, I wore a neon green bracelet from F21, a gold and pink bracelet that I made and another asian inspired bracelet my mom bought in the Philippines. I also wore a flower ring but I can't remember where I got it from.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

My Outfit Today - Tiffany Blue

I got the white top and the tiffany blue pants from "Q". The nude peep-toe wedge is by Candies from Kohls.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Outfit Today - Church

This is what I wore to church.


I'm sorry the pictures are a little dark. Anyway, the cream top is by Mossimo, seafoam pants are from H&M and the wedges are from Kohls.

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My Outfit Today - Family night out

Friday, we went to go watch a movie and then ate out.  Here is the outfit I wore.

My top is a plaid semi-sheer sleeveless shirt from Wet Seal. The jeans are by Mudd, brown belt from Target and brown wedges by Dolce Vita. As for my accesssories, I wore my favorite heart necklace by Dana Buchman, my white watch and bracelets I made.

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DIY Magnetic Eyeshadow Palette - Tutorial Update

I decided to make another magnetic makeup palette so I could condense all my LORAC palettes into 1.  
If you've been following my blog then you've probably seen my tutorial on how to make your own "z palette".
This time I needed to make a bigger palette  and so I came up with the idea of using my daughter's old book.
          from this....
                                                                                      to this!
For the materials, you will need:
-hardcover book (thickness should be the same as that of the foam)
-printed packaging tape
-sheet of black foam  
-magnetic sheet
-transparent sheet
-xacto knife
1. I start by cutting out the pages of the book since we will only need the cover.

2. Measure and draw the window.

3. Cut out the window with your knife.

4. Place a strip of tape in the center to cover the crack where the pages used to be.
5. Next is cut your magnetic sheet. I placed one side of the book on top of my sheet as a guide. I decided to cut it a little smaller to leave room for my foam strips but this is optional since you can always glue your foam on top of your magnet too.

6. I then cut my foam into about 1cm strips (just eyeballed it) and then cut it based on the length and width of the back side of the book.

7. I then glued the magnetic sheet and foam using my fabric glue. (this is what I like to use on most of my projects even when its not fabric because it holds up pretty good but you can also use craft glue or your glue gun)

8. Next, I covered the edges of the window with tape by overlapping it and folding it over to the other side.

9. I then cut my transparent sheet  to put over the window. I used the piece I cut out for the window as my guide and just added about an inch extra on each side.
9. Now you can tape the transparent sheet  over the window.


10. Now cover the rest of the book with tape.


 11. Almost done. Now cut a strip of ribbon long enough to be used as a flap to close the palette ( probably  around 2 - 3 inches) and then attach one end to the backside of the palette by taping it.

12. Cut two 1 inch squares out of the left over magnetic strip and then place one on the front side of the palette where the ribbon flap is suppose to close and cover it with tape. Lastly, glue the other square on the ribbon.


...and you're done! I took a picture of this palette with one of the palettes from my first tutorial so you can see the difference in size.

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Pls feel free to ask questions or leave comments. Thank you!