Monday, July 9, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm Back!!! Jay's Office Design

Hey folk! Sorry, I really haven't been in the mood to blog here lately. Been getting distracted by my other mindless blog over on tumblr. Anyway, here's the last design project I did for my friend Jay - he's a lawyer over at the new Culver Road Armory location here in Rochester, Ny. Pretty sweet renovation they did on that place. Hoping they get some good shopping in there soon!

before shot


<3 this desk (can't remember the name of the company, but they're based in canada and rule to work with).

cut up tiles from FLOR to make this purdy lil thang.

made the shelving unit following this tutorial, but white-washed the shelves for a diff look.

seeing all the triangles??

k, luv ya bye!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birthday Booties!

I don't make a big deal of my birthday, but I do allow myself to splurge a little. Decided to order these:
Picture 3

which are a knock-off of the jeffrey campbell (who is a bastard and only makes leather shoes/boots hehe) tick wedge:
tick boot
somethin' different. :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

HI !

vegan doughnuts
MAN, i rarely post on this blog nowadays. I think I'm just sick of looking at it. I need to change the backdrop, etc., but am too lazy to do so. Anyway, thought I'd share something amazing. Something delicious. Something...well, just really effin' good! And that something my friends, is this recipe for baked vegan doughnuts. Don't be fooled, as these are NOT much healthier than the deep-fried, egg/butter/sugar kind that we all know. BUT, they ARE vegan and that's all I needed to know before testing 'em out. I did NOT have high hopes for these, I must admit. Why am I capitalizing everything? haha Anyhoo, although many vegan treats taste just as good if not better than the 'real' thing, I didn't wanna get excited for these just to be let down. After all, this is the only kind of doughnut that I would eat as a child. Honestly, I haven't had one in about 10 years (before I became vegan obviously), but as each and every Fall Season entered Rochester thereafter, I would reminisce of my annual childhood trip to Powers Farm Market with my mom and brothers for one of these puppies, and a hot apple cider while we checked out the sweet teepees they set up. So anyway (WOW tangent much?) I gave the recipe a shot, and they FUCKING. BLEW. MY. MIND. I'll even venture to say that they are even better than what I remember. Ben agreed, and that says something. They were so good, that I ate them for dinner! Haha well not all of them (and I wonder why I'm not losing weight while working out 6 days/week!). Whatever, they were worth it. I decided to just make doughnut holes (in mini cupcake baking pans) thinking that I would only need to have 1 or 2 and I'd be set. No way. I had to drop off half of 'em in my sister's mailbox so that I wouldn't be able to eat the entire batch. The recipe had to have made like 40. TRY THEM - I promise they will not disappoint.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Like, woah...

mmmmm...Lavanilla just released a new limited edition scent - vanilla blackberry, and I am hoping this will be my fall/winter perfume! Umm, did U see the description states that it also delivers 30 vitamins and minerals to your skin while making u smell amazing? Dunno if I believe that, but it sounds good! I loooooooooove this c.o. bigelo lemon & orange blossom (smells like candy necklace haha), but they no longer make the spray, and it only lasts like 5 minutes on your skin - even when mixed with shower gels, body butter, etc. So, I have been searching for something new, and I have a feeling this might be the one. Not gonna get too excited however, because I have been disappointed by many a scent in the past. I do LOVE this (vanilla coconut) deodorant though (I think I already blogged about it), but the $18 price tag was a bit much for a...ahem, sorta unemployed person - ha! Although not super cheap, this perfume is fairly affordable compared to many others, and it will definitely last longer than the deodorant IF the scent doesn't need to be reapplied throughout the day. Gonna go scope it out today. Wish me luck! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Operation Raine's Room

thought i'd share what i've been working on lately, although it hasn't been much! i've done a few projects thus far for my friend chuck including his kitchen, dining room, living room and now i began his son, raine's room. so, i was told to focus on organizing the closet for starters...well, because it kinda needed some help BAD:
so i blinked my eyes twice, did a little spin, and here's what happened:
(really all i did was buy hangers, 4 crates (there are actually 2 more on that second shelf), wire baskets, some hooks, and moved the top shelf down a bit to make room for all the crates).

did i mention my trip to target? well, i might have got a little bit carried away and bought some green things for the rest of his room in addition to the closet stuff. color of the season?

so when i first walked into his room, this is the view i got hit with:
sup TOYS?!

i decided i needed to do a little...rearranging, so i moved the bed from where it once was:

to where it should've been in the first place - on the smaller yellow wall. was that bitchy of me to say? i didn't mean it! ;)
stuff i added here: 2 storage ottomans, 1 desk lamp (which i put above the bed as a reading light), white "side table" cubicle unit with 2 storage drawers..for his drawers haha, and a side table lamp. oh, and can u tell who picked the wall colors? i'll give u a hint: it wasn't me!

added a green mirror + hologram trash bin behind the door to pull some more green over to the yellow side:

turned the green side into his "play room" area, which is MUCH larger than the little yellow corner he had before. i hung his stuffed crocodile (totally not real ha) on the wall. just cuz i felt like it...and maybe because it took up like, half of the floor room:

the new kitties were relaxing together while watching me sweat bullets:

and now, i have to figure out what to do with the rest of his...things:

next project is to build/buy some sort of desk/art table/storage unit full-o-fun. k, bye!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

bath bomb
every time ben takes a trip to nyc, he always makes sure to bring me something back (even though i tell him it's not, ahem, necessary). the last two times he came home with handfuls of these amazing "bath bombs" that fizzle their way through the water while u soak up all the lovely scents, allow lavender buds and herbs to swirl around you, and gaze in amazement at the different colors they turn the water (some even have shimmer)! tonight, i had a hot pink bath which i'm sure rach would've been into (by herself - not with me, ha! mind outta the gutter people). actually, she doesn't have a bath tub yet, but maybe she could pop one into her fabulous soaking pool when the mr. isn't looking? tehe - bad influence!
when i went to check out their website i was in complete awe of just how green and natural the company is. to see for yo' self, check out this video:

Lush Cosmetics - A Lush Life, We Believe from Jack Constantine on Vimeo.

Friday, June 10, 2011

LuLu's new "VEGAN SHOES" category!

i love when i come across sites that actually put vegan items in their own category. i cannot tell u how frustrating and obnoxious it is to find vegan things - especially shoes/boots when u have to click on each thing u like and hope that the description says, "all man made materials". i've been shopping @ LuLu's for years now, and was so excited to see this new addition! BUT, don't get your hopes up--i only like a select few, but whatever i don't care. i'm just glad it exists, and hope that other sites catch up with this movement! a girl can hope. anyway, here are a few of my faves:
light grey cone heels - $30

i GREATLY dislike the ankle strap on these, but it looks removable...or "cut-able" lol. woven platform pumps - $46

canvas platforms (these come in a bunch of colors) - $39

beige peep-toe wedges - $42

lug sole platforms - $33.50

waffle weave wedge booties - $24

seriously people, these prices are ricki-diculous.