My new manicure obession? The accent nail! It's a great way to incorporate some nail
art or a crazy color into your manicure without doing it on every nail.
In order to get my stripey accent nail, I followed a tutorial on
The Beauty Department on
how to make your own nail stickers. It was fairly easy to do and I love how it turned
Here are a couple other great examples of accent nails.
Want to know what I've been up to for the past few days? I've been a busy bee making
new Pingg designs! If you haven't already seen my gallery on Pingg, please
go check it out. I'm most
proud of my new Camping Trip designs. I've had this design around for a while, but
I gave it a major facelift and now it's one of my faves. It comes in 2 color
It would be fun to invite the family to a cottage weekend with this one. A while
back, I had someone use this design for their birthday party invites. She was
having her party here. It's a trailer park and it's
incredible, and this is coming from a city girl. I bet it was a great party.
Camping Trip in Red
Camping Trip in Yellow
So it's been about 2 months since my husband and I have decided to go vegan. I won't
get into the 'why' right now, but I will say that it's been going great. I feel
very focused, I have more energy and I feel refuled after meals instead of sluggish.
I needed to completely change the way I cook though, and that means discarding
basically every recipe in my repitoire.
I have found the Internet (obs) to be a great resource for new recipes. My
favourite sites, just to name a few, are:
Here's the tie-in you've been waiting for: I designed some printable recipe
cards to keep all my new recipes organized. And you can have them too!
Click here to download the free printable PDF. Just print,
cut along the crop marks, and start writing. The size of the cards are 5" x 3".
You guys know how I love Sharpies
right? Well I grabbed my Sharpie and went a little nuts on this box. Also,
I guess I forgot how big recipe cards are and bought a GIANT BOX. I don't know
what I was thinking.
But it actually turned out to be a good idea. I used some cardboard to section off the
back of the box and now I have a place for a notebook, pen, my Sharpie, and
I think I had a little too much fun decorating this box, but it was a steal for $1
at the Dollar Store.
I used an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie and drew diagonal lines down the sides. Then, I
made a variation of a cross hatch pattern on the lid using short diagonal lines in
alternating directions. Lastly, I finised off the lid by drawing triangles around the
edges using a Fine Point Sharpie. Don't worry about getting super straight lines, I
like the hand-drawn look.
Hope you enjoy the recipe cards! If you like printables, click
here for a free thank you card I designed in February.
Do you have any ideas for my next free printable?
I love everything about this patio. The seating, the colors, the rug, the plants, the
view. Is there a way I can just transport this whole thing onto my patio? This is our
first Toronto apartment with outdoor space and there's not even a single chair out
there yet. The problem is, it's huge. I know,
that's not a legit problem to have, especially in Toronto and I should probably just
shut my face. But I don't even know where to start! Also, holy moly outdoor furniture
is expensive. Like stupid expensive. Has anyone else noticed that? Excuse me while I
stare at this photo a bit longer.
Image via Rue Magazine