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It really was a productive weekend! If you remember from last week, I declared that Organization and I had been fighting but that I was finally ready to make a commitment to “him”. Over the weekend I also decided that organization was going to be male… which surprised me because I know usually words either seem feminine or masculine and I think that generally speaking women may be more organized so it should seem feminine but it doesn’t to me. To He and I spent the weekend getting re-acquainted and had a wonderful weekend getting to know each other again!
In case you missed the declaration of the fight and the plans I had for the weekend here is what I hoped to accomplish
- Refurbish some shoes I love
- Bobby Pin Holder
- Research shoe organization
- Jewelry organizer
- Make new bracelets
And here is what Organization and I did accomplishment!
No doubt in my mind I will owe you an updated on this when I actually wear my shoes but here is what Organization and I did…
I bought this beautiful pair of shoes that I was in love with. So in love in fact that I wore them the day I got them and in that very same day I managed to ruin them. Beautiful shoes
Not so beautiful toe.
As you can see I tried to find a like nail-polish color to do the trick but it just didn’t happen for me and the magical shoe repair guy told me that it was a lost cause. So I continued to wear them- ruined and all- but always felt like I was neglecting the true wonderfulness of these shoes so I decided to refresh them a bit. I should add in here that I am in desperate need of new black heels. Mine are just getting old, worn out, and frankly out of style. So when I decided to refurbish those beautiful above I decided that since I needed black shoes and black seemed like the most effective way to refurbish, I would make them black!
I started my stuffing newpaper inside my shoes so I didn’t get spray paint inside the shoe which would eventually end up on my feet. Plus, even though no one sees them, the insides of these cutes is just really cute.
Then I prepped them. Just like painting I wall I figured primer is always a good thing to do if you want maximum coverage. So for about an hour they looked like ghost shoes.
Then I just painted them glossy black. I got the spray-paint that was a tad more expensive and said it stuck to like everything including plastic because I figured it was my best bet. Honestly, I was truly surprised by the coverage. It seemed to go on really smoothly and didn’t have bubbles or anything. I was really impressed.
Tim must have thought I was really trying to get back at Organization considering these are the text messages we exchanged
So for now they are still in the garage. Kara and my sister both recommended I use some like clear coat sealant on them as well so I probably going to look into that before I wear them! The only drawback I have found so far is that they STINK like spray paint. I am hoping this will eventually go away because I don’t think people will enjoy getting a high at work because of my shoes!
The other great part about these shoes is that I recently ordered some black heels from DSW with a gift card I had but they were too small. So I had to return them this weekend and since I just made myself beautiful black heels I got to purchase these babies instead!
The bobby pin holder was a great success! Kara and I had an impromptu play date on Friday evening and we decided to go to Walmart for goodies! Mostly a 1 inch curling iron because we wanted to practice getting curls like Katniss from The Hunger Games (yes this is what we do with our time). Her hair is seriously so pretty.
I haven’t mastered it yet just FYI but I’m getting closer. And Tim tells me he likes my Katniss hair haha. So anyway Walmart did not have those magnetic bobby pin holders I was totally bummed but then I found some pretty ones at Staples. They were a little more expensive than I was wanting to spend (a whole $3) but still I figured I could get one for like $1. Anyway I bought 2 of them and headed home for craft time.
Here is what I used
- Magnetic Paper Clip Holder ($3- Staples)
- Fabric ($1- Walmart)
- Bobby Pins ($2 Walmart)
- Spray Adhesive (tacky glue is pictured but I decided against it)
I just needed a little square of fabric and since I already had the spray adhesive from the unity candle craft I did last weeknd all I did was spray the holder and then put the fabric right on top. I wrapped it up like a present on the bottom and TADA. Organized bobby pins!
Thank you Pinterest for this wonderful craft!
I gave one of these to my sister and put the other in our bathroom. Tim already put a bobby pin in there when I left one out on the counter and I can tell how much he enjoyed having a place for them!
I was on a mission on Saturday to at least come up with one type of jewelry organizer. I was feeling a little defeating when I went to Michael’s and they had a spot for a hanging jewelry organization but was out of stock. So I took a chance and went to TJ Maxx after I stopped by Sally’s Beauty Store (yes I ran like 100 errands) to get some clings for my extensions for the wedding and TADA. I came across a beautiful hanging organizer for only $15! I went straight home and filled it up!
It doesn’t fit everything- but it fits most things. It is double sided so right now one side if like necklaces and the other is earrings, bracelets, rings, and watches. I’ll still have to keep a few pieces hanging elsewhere but we are getting closer!
I didn’t spend as much time on the shoe research as I had hoped but I did check out those shoe trees. Not gonna work- just don’t have the right space for it. Then when I woke up this morning I had a link on my FB wall from my friend Jocelyn.
Hmm I kind of love that idea. Now, I’ll have to see what the potential is of me making more closet space- I may have to throw away from 100 hoodies from the guest room closet) but for this adorable and handy shoe storage I think it would be worth it. One of my issues is that I can’t see all of my shoes so I don’t always know what I have… this seems like a good way to be able to see them all at one time and make the right choice. I’m thinking at least for flats this is a good option and probably the heels too. The flip flops I don’t mind in this hanging storage thing I keep that has like little cubbies for items like sweaters or hats. I use it soley for shoes (and a few other random bathing suits that ended up i n there).
So special shout out to Jocelyn who did some research for me! THANK YOU!
My sister and I set out on Saturday afternoon to make these bracelets. We failed. I don’t know what it was but we just couldn’t figure it out. First, I think my string stuff was too thin but even if it was thicker I don’t think I would have figured it out. Bummer. But I did make this pretty little guy!
Honestly, for as much as I spent on the string and beads I should have just purchased something similar at Claires but I guess it was fun trying! I won’t be going into the jewelry making business anytime soon.
I guess Organization won this time.
As Tim and I ran some errands the other day I came up with the bright idea that I needed new shoes. We were heading to a wedding that evening and I had purchased a new blue dress that would not have been complete without a stellar pair of pumps. I had red pumps in mind but was willing to be flexible if the right opportunity presented itself. Tim agreed- miracle #1.
Before starting our shoe shopping journey we stopped in on Katie and the twins to get our baby fix in for the day. Katie is so great about us letting cuddle and hug those babies up and I really appreciate that! (We are even babysitting in a few days which will be fun!) So I mentioned to Katie and Karla (who was there visiting as well) that we were headed to DSW and TADA, Karla whipped out a $20 off coupon and handed it to me. Expiration date- THAT DAY so it just HAD to be spent! Miracle #2.
So Tim dropped me at DSW and headed over to TJ Maxx (to return some pants I had picked out for him.. didn’t realize I picked out skinny pants for men and well needless to say while you all would have loved that photo Tim, he was not into me snapping a picture of that). As I walked into the store it wasn’t even 2 minutes later when I noticed a small brighter than the other light over in the right hand corner.
Now usually I don’t go toward the light but in this case something was drawing me in. I’m not sure if it was the light or the angels high pitch singing that it seemed only I could hear but I made my way over the most beautiful pair of red pumps. They smiled at me and practically asked me to slip them onto my cold and lonely feet. Being the truly good person I am I agreed to let them in and slipped them on to receive the most wonderful foot hug one could ever ask for. Wearing these red angels made me feel taller (no really they are huge heels), they made me smile brighter, and they someone made me feel like no matter what the world threw at me, I was going to be ok. I scooped them up, gave them a little squeeze, and politely offered them a few home.
Ok so all of that may have been a slight exaggeration of the entire red high heel experience. I may have already known exactly where the heel section is, there may not have been weird lighting or angels singing, but all that detail sure made you feel like I had an out of body experience with my new shoes right? Guess Shoes helped to create miracle #3 for the day.
I think going into DSW and not going to check out the clearance section should be illegal. One should literally get arrested for skipping such a wonderful aspect of a shoe store but who am I judge? I don’t want to be called stupid, so I am always certain to find my way to the clearance section of any store. There, I did some browsing. Telling myself that if the right pair jumped out at me I would consider buying my new red pumps a friend. Afterall, you don’t want your shoes to be lonely.
As I turned the corner something shiny was pointing right at me (and this time I mean it because they are shiny shoes) and I noticed they were the Nine West flats I have been drooling over for months. I remember the first time I saw these gold flats with a buckle on the top. $60 for a pair of flats… yea not in the wedding budget so I smiled politely at the shoes and moved on.
But NOT TODAY!
Today, I noticed that these beautiful shoes had a yellow sticker on them. Yellow, I thought to myself? The clearance section is made up of purple, blue, green, and red but not yellow. What could yellow me? Initial thought- what? 10% off you have got to be kidding, get back on the regular shelf you tease but after a closer look I saw the most beautiful writing in the world. 80% off was yellow! Yellow- you were never my favorite color but you have certainly moved up in the rankings.
I slipped the shoes on my feet and instantly felt like it was going to be a great day. Now my red shoes didn’t have to be scared of going into my closet all alone and being the new kid on the black. Now the red and gold shoes could be together, bond in the car ride home, and then meet all of their new friends as a team.
See, I’m a really good person.
The gold shoes have since then made their way to Miami, FL and back. The red pumps enjoyed a truly magical night alongside the new blue dress. We said congrats to Adie and Nic who just got married and enjoyed a night out with Robin and Gary. Gary loved my new red pumps and so did the man who was part of the valet service. I guess they do have a way of smiling at everyone they meet and not just me. Except this time they were smiling because they found a nice new home not because they were looking for someone to love them!
Below are a few highlights from the wedding we attended!