Become Someone’s Muse.

Hey, so, remember that time I posted this really cryptic and mystical tweet about wanting to become someone’s muse and stay tuned and I’ll tell you how you can be and then never posted again after that? Yeah, sorry about that. Apparently my computer decided to take a dive last week and crap out on me. So I was out of commission for a few days but thanks to my genius cousin I now have a working computer again, woo!

Let’s get back to my super secretive tweet: How to become someone’s muse. A few months ago I was lucky enough to feature jewelry designer Kasia Piechocka on my blog as she launched her new line: About The Man Who Loved Fishing. This particular collection really caught my eye because it’s a unisex jewelry line. And before you go all, “ew, unisex jewelry? I would never, gross!” Look at the collection. It’s gorgeous. There are a few pieces that I would say are either more for men or women, but in general, the collection can be worn by anyone. And my favorite thing about her line? It was all inspired by her late father and his passion for fishing, hence the name! It’s just such an awesome way to pay tribute to someone. Well, Kasia is getting ready to create her next collection but there’s just one, tiny, insignificant problem… she needs some inspiration! She is fresh out of ideas for this new line and she is looking for someone to be her new muse.

Kasia is all about designing with a passion, everything to her has a meaning. With her new collection, she is looking for the same passion from her customer. So here’s the deal… Kasia wants to hear from you. She designed a previous line around her father and his love for the sea, so who inspires you?

Let Kasia know by sending an e-mail to InspireMe@KasiaPiechocka.com – send her a description of someone who has been an inspiration to you, and it can be anyone. Someone you’ve known your whole life or someone you just met yesterday, or hey, it can even be you. You can send her pictures, stories, descriptions, whatever you think would be the best way for her to get a feel for the emotion and symbolism behind this individual. You really have nothing to lose, and everything to gain so seriously, send her an e-mail!

Want to read my interview with Kasia that was posted a few months ago? Just click here to check out what she’s all bout!

DIY: Earring Hangers

Last week when I posted the pictures of my new room someone had asked that I put up how to make these earring hangers that I made. They are super easy and quick to make. Let’s get started.

Here is all you need:

1. Picture frames (I found these at HomeGoods, they were between $7 and $12).
2. Lace eyelet ribbon (available at any craft store from between $3 and $10).
3. Hot Glue gun & glue sticks (I already had these, but you can find them at any craft store; the gun itself can go from $2 to $20 depending on how nice you want it.
4. Picture hangers (any hardware or craft store….. or even WalMart or Target, anywhere really).

Step One: Measure out the ribbon on the back of the frames. Hot Glue the end of the ribbon on each side of the frame.

For the top layer of ribbon that will rest along the top of the frame, I hot glued the whole ribbon so I could hang heavier earrings from there without fearing that they’ll pull the ribbon down.

Step two: This is the fun (or frustrating) part. After the glue dries (make sure it dries all the way so the earrings don’t pull on the ribbon) start hanging your earrings!

This is the end result:

Now the wonderful thing about these earring hangers is that they really allow for some amazing organizing. My jewelry box was the biggest disaster ever. Like I said before, I was housing half of my collection mini zip lock bags and kept all those in one big bag that I brought back and forth when I would go home for weekends or something. Now that I am all settled in one place (home!!) I can finally lay everything out and stop carrying my ish around in plastic bags. I wish I took some before pictures of my absurdly messy jewelry box so you guys could reaaaalllly get a feel for how well these earring hangers actually worked for me.Unfortunately, I did not, but you can kind of get the gist of it.

Check out how clean and organized my jewelry box is now! All three of these drawers were previously dedicated to earrings which meant all of my other jewelry was tangled together in the rest of the box. Now I have a ton of room open for my delicate necklaces to be by themselves, my watches, my bracelets. Everything has a place now and it makes accessorizing THAT much easier.

So making this jewelry hanger has literally like… 3 real steps; measuring out the ribbon, hot gluing, and hanging. Also, I feel like this is obvious but I should say it anyway just in case! I hung my earrings on this thing before I hung them on the wall. Just making sure we are all on the same page. hah

So this whole project took me like 15 minutes and it’s really easy and honestly just very beneficial for me! You should definitely make one of these and it will make your life so much easier. Do it up and let me know how it goes! Hope this tutorial was helpful for you guys!

 

Inside my new digs.

Morning! Things have finally settled down at the new place and it happened a lot faster than I thought it would. We unpacked our whole lives in under 2 days and it looks like we’ve been living here for way longer than just a few nights. Since this is our own space and we won’t lose a security deposit if we paint the walls, I decided to get a little crafty here. Check out some pictures of my new spaces.

This is the adorableeeeee elephant soap dispenser I found at Home Goods. I had nowhere to put this, it doesn’t match my new bathroom and it doesn’t really fit or work in my kitchen. But I had to have it, so I bought it anyway and figured I’d find something to do with it later. Well, the next day I found a use for it. I made it a lotion dispenser.  I went to Bath & Body Works, found a scent I liked that wasn’t too overwhelming for my pregnant nose, and filled it up. It works perfectly and I couldn’t be happier! The scent I found, by the way, is Country Chic. It’s super yummy.

 

This little section over here is where I keep my makeup & whatnot. Please note my lotion dispenser. haha I always keep a little thing of q-tips wherever my makeup is because I’m always smudging or messing something up & these things are miracle workers when it comes to makeup. This is about a quarter of my makeup collection. I have one of those brief case looking things filled to the gills with eye shadows, extra blushes, eye liners, mascaras. What I keep on my dresser is what I use most often. It’s a little absurd. Just look at my lip gloss/lip stick collection that I think I use “often.”

See? These are my “every day” glosses and sticks. I don’t know who I think I’m kidding. I use like 6% of these and every time I go to any store I have to buy another one. I go through phases, it’s unhealthy, I can’t help it. Whatever.

 

 

 

This is my favorite thing I’ve done so far! My jewelry box was a complete disaster… like hot mess isn’t even the word. I had delicate, expensive necklaces in little mini zip lock bag type things all wrapped around each other. I literally kept all those little bags in a big freezer lock bag that I would use for “travel.” It was a nightmare. So I saw something on Pinterest that interested me (Pinterest, Interest, ha ha ha) so that was my first order of business after the move. Being 6 months pregnant and moving is a disaster in itself. Every 10 minutes Matt told me to sit down and relax, but I kept feeling like I couldn’t unless this jewelry box was organized. hah. So I made these home-mad crafty earring hangers and it freed up SO much space for the rest of my jewelry that was having a messy orgy somewhere in the depths of this jewelry box.

So much more room in areas that would normally be designated for my earrings!

 

And now let’s talk about my closet. Which I have a mild, borderline unhealthy obsession with. Now, the closet is not in its final stages yet. It still needs a little organizing but it is gigantic and it makes me wonder how I ever lived without a closet that big. hah

Hats, cross body bags (yes, I have a spot entirely dedicated to those), scarves, and my 2 winter coats which hang on hooks for easy access.

The nifty way I hang my fedoras because these bastards just never stay put on hooks.

SO much crap. Last year when Matt & I moved from one apartment to another I got rid of about half my wardrobe. He literally said to me, “not to sound like an asshole, but I don’t know how you still have so much crap.” haha I don’t either! Look at my closet in our last place, it’s laughable.

It was absurd. I had a walk in closet, but I shared half of it with Matt so we had to get real creative with our space. Now I have this big beautiful closet all to myself and it’s pretty much my own personal clothing store. The only downside? Being that I’m pregnant I can only enjoy about 10% of my clothes, haha.

So this is inside my bedroom, so far! We still have a little work to do but I’m really loving how it’s coming out. I have a couple other crafty tricks in mind but I need to do one thing at a time or my husband is going to put me on bed rest. Thanks for taking a little tour of my humble abode. Hope ya liked it! ;]