Threading I thought I would just share my strange experience today. I went out with a good friend to do some shopping therapy and came across a salon that offered “Threading”. I always wondered how it worked and heard a lot of really good things about it. I have to say that I am very protective of my eyebrows, but found that all the women leaving the salon still had theirs intact (which is a good sign for me). My friend insisted I try getting my eyebrows done for fun to see what it was like. Of course, I am always curious of new things so I agreed. What I discovered was a new art form, really. I could not believe what these girls could do with a few pieces of thread. I still stand in amazement. Threading is an ancient method commonly practiced in Eastern countries, like Egypt and India. It is becoming more and more popular in the West. A cotton thread is pulled along unwanted hair in a twisting motion, to trap hair in a mini lasso. It lifts the hair right out of the follicle quickly and concisely. I wish I could tell you it’s pain free, but I left the salon with tears streaming down my face. However, it was very quick and affordable. It was a lovely experience and the ladies did a wonderful job. I think I will visit them again sometime soon! Feel free to leave a comment and tell me about your neat experiences you may have had with other ancient methods or maybe your experience with Threading!... read more

Our first Christmas card. Ever. After three years of marriage, we decided it would be best to send out a Christmas card. Some people are so good at getting them done every year for every holiday. We are always the ones being showered with cards from others. So, this year we thought we would show our friends and family just how much we love them and think of them during the Christmas season.  Thanks to Shutterfly, it was super easy and we had a lot of fun doing our little photo shoot! ... read more

5 Months It’s been a while since I last posted pictures of my dear friend Kyla and her little Bean. I’m a little late, since my lovely Kyla is now 6 months….needless to say, you will be seeing the 6 Months post soon During all this time, Kyla and her husband Grant have discovered their little Bean is a boy! They decided on naming him David Statler Neumann. Here is our 5 Month journal entry!... read more

Christmas Wreath With Christmas just around the corner, I’m noticing stores bringing in decorations, playing holiday music and already spreading the cheer. I’m a sucker for all things Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday by far! I love the family gatherings, baking, cooking, decorating, music, shopping, wrapping, giving, driving around looking at lights and anything else that comes with this time of year. Even the snow (unfortunately, I don’t see a whole lot of it these days). I’m the annoying one that wants to pull the tree out as soon as it’s November and start playing Christmas music morning, noon and night. So, I decided to spare my husband with the pre-Christmas drama and just stick to the malls and department stores to get my fix. Until December, of course. I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for possible presents and festive home decor. I saw lovely wreaths at one of the stores and nearly fell flat on my face when I saw how much they were selling for. It was just a fake wreath with delicate beading and a few other things for $70. So, it occurred to me that another crafty project was soon to commence. I went straight to the craft store and bought a few items to create my own, unique wreath. It didn’t have to cost me $70, but rather $8. I think that’s something worth getting cheerful about. I wanted my wreath to be obviously handmade and not so perfect or Martha Stewart inspired. Not to say that I don’t think there are some AMAZING wreaths out there, cause there are (and our next craft... read more

Easy and Delicious Dinner Let’s face it. Sometimes after a long day of work, errands or chores, making dinner is the furthest thing from your mind. Certainly, you could grab a quick dinner from a fast food restaurant or go somewhere a bit more fancy and spend some extra cash. There are many nights like that for my husband and I, especially when there are only two of us. Sometimes going through all the trouble making a dinner doesn’t seem worth it and days like that, you want something easy. My husband has become quite talented on the BBQ. We grill all kinds of things, but recently my favorite is pizza. Yes, pizza. It makes sense if you think about it. It’s the closest thing to a pizza oven as far as temperature is concerned.  The dough develops a delicious flavor from being baked over an open flame. And like most pizzas, the toppings are endless. We like to keep it a bit simple. Here is an easy dinner idea for people like us throughout a busy schedule: low energy, money pinching and most importantly, hungry! ::1::Grab some pre-made dough from your nearest grocery store. We love Fresh and Easy’s Rosemary Focaccia Dough, which is great for pizza. If that doesn’t excite you, regular pizza dough will be just fine. Grab you pizza toppings while your at it. We love a simple fresh spinach, tomato and feta cheese pizza. It is delicious and light, yet filling. No sauce necessary, which could be better over an open flame. ::2::Toss the pizza dough until you have the right consistency and thickness. Lightly brush both sides with... read more

Melrose Trading Post

Melrose Trading Post A couple weekends ago, my husband and I set out for Los Angeles in hope of fun and adventure. I always love to go on little road trips out of town, especially because I can use all the inspiration I can get my hands on. If you are into the whole flea market scene or just looking for something fun and different to do, I recommend checking out the Melrose Trading Post. Located in the heart of LA on the corner of Fairfax and Melrose Avenue, you will find this divine and eclectic flea market. Not to mention, Pink’s is just a couple blocks away. Melrose Trading Post is different than other flea markets, in that, each week it is sponsored by a different school club or organization that will use the $2 admission fee you pay at the gates  to help fund activities or other purchases the school may not be able to due to strict budgets. It is also rumored to have been featured in the “Best of LA” issues of major publications such as Vogue, Sunset Magazine, Jane, Country Home, GQ and Los Angeles Magazine. I secretly hoped to see Jessica Alba perusing the stalls, since I have recently come to find out it is one of her favorite past times as well.  I’m sure a lot of famous people enjoy looking through old junk, but I had no luck and didn’t see anyone worth mentioning. Then again, I was busy trying to find treasures myself. I can’t get enough of flea markets and I am so glad we went to check this one out.... read more

Oh, hello halloween Just this week I realized that Halloween was only a week away. I know, I can be a bit slow. I still had no pumpkins on our front porch and by now we should. I don’t know if it’s just me, but with all the hustle and bustle I couldn’t find the time to really put a lot of thought and time in to my pumpkins this year. Yes, I wish I didn’t have to work everyday so I could sit at home and craft the day away, but that is not reality and life must go on. So, I borrowed this idea from a friend who showed me a wonderful idea on a blog called Young House Love, which we love! It’s super simple and hardly takes any time! ::1:: All you will need is a few pumpkins, some Puff Paint and some spray paint (color is your choice). Easy, right?  ::2:: First, make a pattern on your pumpkin. If you’re a perfectionist, you may want to pre-plan your design and stencil it on, or you can wing like I did and take your chances. Either way, it’s hard to mess up! Then, simply apply the puff paint by making tiny dots on your design.  Let the puff paint dry for about an hour.  ::3:: Second, spray paint the pumpkins. Let them dry completely. ::4:: Lastly, display your pumpkins on your front porch!  Hope this helps any latecomers in the new fall season…I think I might use this technique on a lot more things than just pumpkins! ... read more

Easy project I decided that since I had a million sheets of felt laying around, I would do something fun and creative for the first time in a while!  Turns out, my little felt project was super easy (thanks to the little inspiration I got from Mrs. Priss blog) and one of the quickest crafts I’ve done in a while! So, my husband and I relaxed and watched a bit of television…of course. We both worked on our little projects, feeling quite content in the silence of our little living room.  I managed to whip up a few felt flowered lovelies and am in love with them already! I’m appreciating the bright colors for fall and the vintage vibe you get when you wear one with your outfit. It never hurts to have a burst of color on something so delicate and darling as a felt flower! I encourage you to buy some felt (as cheap as it is, you can’t go wrong) and have a little fun with your project. There are SO many things you can create, so do a little research and see what comes up! Feel free to share your neat ideas!... read more

Attention all Felt Lovers Recently, I have discovered how much I LOVE felt! It is such an easy material to work with: it doesn’t fray , it’s easy to cut, easy to sew and great for so many projects. I can’t think of anything negative about it really. Best part is, most felt is made with recycled materials such as plastic bottles. I’ve had our Vintage Peach banner for some time now…of course, I used Felt for part of it. It took me less than 30 minutes to cut my letters, hand sew the edges and buttons. I also made a little woodland garland made up of flowers with buttons, an owl and mushroom. It’s a lot of fun to experiment with and it always ends up super cute! One of my crafting gals has been making her embroidery hoop art with felt flowers and they look adorable! There are just so many colors, textures, and projects you can do with Felt. Here are a few of my favorite! I’ve also attached an easy tutorial on how to make cute felt flower clips for your hair, jacket, necklace, garland or whatever your imagination leads you to! For more fun inspiration check out her site here. She has all sorts of fun felt projects!  Here is our Vintage Peach Banner made with recycled post-consumer plastic bottles (not shown is my little floral and woodland garland) I absolutely love this wreath! I think it’s perfect for fall and has a funky feel! You don’t see a lot of these, which I love! I think I will attempt to make this real... read more

Enough already So, I’ve been talking a lot about Vintage Peach the last few weeks. It’s kind of been my primary state of mind in the creative realm. Today, however, I decided it’s time to get on to other things! Of course, I haven’t had the time to do fun projects and crafts…but my other little crafty friends sure have! I thought I would talk about some other blogs you might want to check out…I do what I can to help friends out when it comes to the blogging world. It’s hard when you are just starting out. You feel like you’ve been talking to yourself more than anything. It can get discouraging to say the least. So, if I can help direct people their way, I will! I feel so blessed to have so many gifted friends! One of them is Paper Lilies & French Toast. I have known this girl for some time now! She has always captured my creative attention with the wonderful things she comes up with. Not only that, but she is the cutest French Canadian and I have always wanted to be in her shoes. If you browse her blog, you will find all sorts of cute stuff! I especially love her entry for the Spoonflower contest for wallpaper by only using scanned nature items! Gotta check it out! Here are some pictures of projects she has been working on…quilting anybody?  Also, check out Life in the Fast Lane. Not only do I work with this gal, but we have shared many ideas regarding awesome crafts and projects! Just the other day, we had coffee... read more
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