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Here in KC it is bitterly cold. And it is magnified by the fact that exactly one week ago we were enjoying a beautiful 70 degree day, and since then it has snowed. Boo.

On the plus side, I got in a new order FULL of soft, comfy, cozy, warm, fuzzy winter scarves. I love them all so much!

New Arrivals 11.17.14

1. BORDER RIBBED ACCENT INFINITY SCARF – This pink and black scarf is so warm and cozy, it would be great for a cold day! $15

2. BURGUNDY CHEVRON INFINITY SCARF – This one’s a little thinner, but still thick enough to keep you warm. I’m loving the chevron print! $15

3. BROWN CHEVRON INFINITY SCARF – Same as #2 in brown :)

4. BLUE STRIPED INFINITY SCARF – The blue is almost a chambray color and would go with just about anything. I think it is so classic! I also have a very similar one in white and gray. $15

5. BLUE PLAID INFINITY SCARF – Plaid is super popular this fall, so I tried to get in a couple new styles. I love the fringe on this one! $15

6. BURGUNDY AND BEIGE INFINITY SCARF – It’s so super soft and I just want to touch it all day. Need I say more? $15

7. CHARCOAL TWO-TONE KNITTED INFINITY SCARF – I’ve been drawn to deep grays this year and the pattern makes it more interesting. $16

8. CHARCOAL ZIGZAG PATTERNED INFINITY SCARF – I love Love LOVE this one! It’s my favorite of the favorite. It’s half plaid and half zigzag and it’s just fabulous! I’m strongly considering keeping one of these for myself! $16

9. TAUPE AND BEIGE WOVEN INFINITY SCARF - It’s just so warm and fuzzy! I really love this one too.

I also restocked a few styles and bought a couple more solid colored scarves that are great for wearing year round…AND I got in fleece lined leggings ($12). I do not want to live through another winter ever again without fleece lined leggings. The ones I have in right now are plus sized, but would fit everyone except itty bitty people. I’ll be getting in some regular sized leggings at the end of this week. You can check them all out at The Breezy Room.

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A while back I picked up quite a few mirrors from a garage sale and have been slowly painting them here and there. I had two left and decided they would make great mirrors to use in booths where I’ll be selling my scarves this holiday season. One of the two is gold and will work perfectly as is, but the other just looked a little too plain.

Mirror Before

I wanted it to look a little more shabby chic, so I decided to paint it a white color. [click to continue…]

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drawer storage

My sister recently moved to KC and got her first full-time job since graduating from college. She moved in with her best friend and a few other girls and finally gets to experience city life. One of the downfalls of her new lifestyle is sharing a room and the limited space that comes with that. One look around my stash in my garage, and we found something to help her create a little extra storage.

I had this old drawer left over from the dresser I turned into my entertainment center. We bought wheels from Home Depot and attached them so it would easily slide under her bed. Then she painted the sides green for a fun pop of color.

How to use an old drawer for extra storage

There are so many ways you could use an old drawer like this for extra storage in you home.

  • Store shoes
  • Store blankets
  • Store book and magazines
  • Store seasonal clothes
  • Create extra storage in your closet
  • Create extra storage under your bed
  • Slide it under a coffee table in your living room to store blankets, magazines, etc

The possibilities with this little project really are endless! My sister is using it to store her sweatpants and sweatshirts under her bed, since those are the clothes that take up the most room in a dresser.

Have you ever made anything out of an old dresser drawer? 

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Outside Fall Decor

Lately I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I’ve got a never ending list of to-dos and I’m pretty sure I’m running in circles and getting none of it done. I think this is what most people refer to as life! :)

Anyways, today I want to talk about fall decorating. Actually I wanted to talk about it weeks ago and never got around to it. Sorry about that. But technically fall doesn’t officially end until December 20, so I have plenty of time to talk. And by talk I mean show you pretty pictures.

I wish I could claim these pictures as my own, but I do not have a porch or the photography skills necessary to provide these photos. These come from my sister-in-law and her awesome decorating/photography skills. She actually does professional photography, too, so check her out here. These pictures make me ready for next fall when we will (hopefully) own our own house and have a space to decorate.

Enjoy!

fall porch

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fall porch 6

fall porch1

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fall porch8

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Have you decorated for fall this year, or are you shooting for next year like me?? 

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Happy Halloween! I have been so busy the past couple weeks I keep forgetting that today is a holiday. Obviously, I don’t have any Halloween plans. I’m a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s wedding tomorrow and tonight I’ll be at the rehearsal, so it’s easy to forget.

It has been way too long since I’ve completed a before and after to share with you guys. I always have a few in progress, but finishing them is a whole different story!

A few weeks ago my cousin brought me her buffet for a little makeover:

buffet

This is one of the most exciting pieces I’ve been given the opportunity to work on. Can you believe she snagged this beauty for $25? And, the best part is that it’s in great shape. The drawers work fine and there aren’t any structural issues. What you can’t see is that it was pretty scratched up, so we didn’t feel any remorse about painting the beautiful wood.

She chose to go with a cream distressed look. This is how it ended up:

cream buffet distressed

In reality, it is much more distressed than you can tell in this photo. I wish all the details were showing up here, because it is sooo pretty. I tried to capture it the best I could from a few different angles.

cream buffet

So what do you think? 

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Today I’m letting my friend Susan take over the blog to let you in on a thing or two about organizing your life, something I’m pretty sure we ALL can improve on!

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I am thrilled my buddy, Kala, is letting me steal her space today to share a project I just finished that has completely changed my life and will change yours, too.

Kala was my roommate at the Haven Conference this year. I’m so glad we got the chance to meet! We stayed up late talking and laughing every single night. I only wish we lived closer, so we could hang out more often.

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Kala and I at Haven

So about that project …

Do you often feel like your finances, schedule and even your thoughts are out of control? Does the clutter and chaos in your home give you stress and anxiety when what you really want is joy, peace and rest? Do you feel like your family’s health and well-being are suffering due to a lack of organization?

I can totally relate. For many years, I tried without success to keep myself organized. I’d do well for awhile then “fall off the wagon.” Things would pile up and my schedule, home and life would spiral out of control again.

I had trouble keeping track of stuff, trouble getting projects done on time, and trouble keeping anything neat for very long. I’d vow to do better next time. I’d embark on one epic cleaning and organizing binge after another, and the cycle of struggling would continue.

It wasn’t until I was injured by the clutter in my own home – yes, I was physically injured by my own mess – that I was ready to do whatever it took to get organized for real.

I started to get serious about finding organizing solutions that really worked for chronically messy and busy moms like me.

I discovered that if I regularly practiced a few basic strategies in five key areas of organization, everything else in my life seemed to fall into relatively good order. I began to experience lasting joy and peace and I even started noticing that my home seemed more comfortable and my family was happier, too.

I shared my tips with friends and family members and they encouraged me to write a book about them. So in an effort to help others like me keep their crazy busy lives organized, I wrote the electronic book, “Organized for Real: How to Conquer Life’s Top 5 Chaos Hotspots.”

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This super-affordable e-book is jam-packed with 76 pages of helpful (and practical) information about how to organize your mind, your schedule, your food, your finances and your home. And it is available for purchase now! I am so excited about this e-book because I truly believe it will be life-changing for many of you. The principles in this book have rocked my world!

To find out more details about the book, check out the brief video below:

To get your copy of my e-book, “Organized for Real: How to Conquer Life’s Top 5 Chaos Hotspots” and start creating the margin and beauty in your life that you crave, click the button below. Note: This e-book is currently on “early bird” discount at 50 percent off for a limited time! Be sure to snag your copy now.

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October Ispy Glam Bag

I’ve been a subscriber to Ipsy for, gosh, almost a year now I guess. If you don’t know what Ispy is, it’s a monthly subscription service that sends you 5 beauty products for $10/month. Most products are sample size, but I’ve received a few really good products that have lasted quite a while, like eye shadow, foundation, face moisturizer, etc.

Occasionally I post about my Ipsy bags on Facebook, so I thought I’d share this month’s Glam Bag with you here to give you a better idea of what it consists of. This month I received:

October Ipsy Bag

1. DOLL 10’S H2GLO HIGHLIGHTER

This is my favorite product this month. It’s actually more of a creamy texture, which I wasn’t expecting when I stuck a brush in it. Highlighter is something I’ve always wanted to try, but never wanted to spend the money on. I think this sample will become a staple in my routine and it’s big enough that I’m sure it will last a while for me.

2. FIGS AND ROUGE HAND CREAM

I love hand cream. My mom and sister and I have this thing where we can’t breath when our hands are dry. Anyone else, or just us? Okay then, moving on. I tried this out right away because my hands were feeling dry, and it was nice and creamy and not too oily. At first I really liked it, then the citrus scent kind of started to get to me and I didn’t love that so much. I’ll probably still use it up until it’s gone when I’m hard-pressed for lotion. It did moisturize as promised!

3. MICABEAUTY MINERAL EYE SHADOW

I think this is a really good product, I just need to learn how to apply greenish eye shadow. I’m really not that adventurous with my makeup (because I don’t really know what I’m doing), so I’m not really sure how much use I’ll get out of this one. But I still think it’s a great product to get.

4. SKYN ICELAND MINI GLACIAL CLEANSING CLOTHS

These weren’t too exciting, but I’ll pack them around when I travel, so they’ll come in handy.

5. STARLOOKS LIP GLOSS

I don’t wear anything on my lips, I just don’t like how it feels, so I won’t use this one at all. I’ll probably just give it to a friend who would get good use out of it.

Overall, I was happy with my Ipsy Glam Bag this month. The highlighter was the highlight of the package and makes the rest worth it! For $10 a month, I think it’s a worthwhile investment and overall has kept my basics stocked enough to keep me from having to shop for new makeup much.

Are you a member of any monthly subscription services?

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glow in the dark halloween signI have finally completed a project to share with you guys! I haven’t done much fall decorating or visited a pumpkin patch or carved pumpkins this fall, so I thought it was about time for a Halloween project. Plaid Crafts sent me a box of craft supplies, including glow-in-dark Mod Podge, so I thought a little sign that can shine all night long for Halloween would be the best way to put it to use.

The sign itself is made from the side of an old drawer I had laying around my garage. And Will thought I would never need those for anything. 

So all you need for this project is:

– something to paint on – a piece of wood, an old drawer, anything really
– acrylic paint – I used orange, white, purple and black
glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge
– Paint brush

Step 1: Paint your background color and let dry – I chose purple

halloween sign

Step 2: Paint your letters. You could use stickers or stencils if free handing scares you. I wasn’t going for perfection with my letters, so I’m glad that worked out :)

Step 3: Add a Halloween-y themed image to add more interest, maybe a skull or a pumpkin? I added a spider web for good measure.

Step 4: Trace your letters with glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge.

mod podge

Here is it in the dark:

glow in the dark mod podge

My only regret is not making the spider web glow too. I will say that you will have to apply a few coats of the glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge to really get it glowing, and it works better with your light colors.

I think this would be perfect hanging on your door on Halloween or sitting out by a bowl of candy!

Plaid actually has a lot of products you may not have heard of for creating fun projects. For more inspiration from Plaid, check these out:
DIY Faux Sugar Skulls with Collage Clay by Mod Podge
3 DIY Decoden Cell Phone Cases with Mod Podge + Dollar Store Jewelry
Plaid Blog – Introducing Mod Podge Modeling Clay
Plaid Decoden Pinterest Board
Mod Melt Spider Webs

 


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New Arrivals: Fun Patterns

The Breezy Room has more new arrivals this week, and I, for one, and pretty excited about them. So let’s get right to it, shall we?

yellow aztec print scarf

1. YELLOW AZTEC PRINT SCARF – This one is fighting it’s way to the top as one of my very favorites! It’s bright but will work well for fall and winter, too. $13

coral chevron scarf

2. YELLOW AND CORAL DECO PRINT SCARF – I couldn’t pass up this vibrant print. $13

green polka dot plaid

3. Green Polka Dot and Plaid Infinity Scarf - The red version of this sold out quick, so I ordered some of these to add in some variety. But if you love it you better order quick because there’s only 1 left! I also ordered a few more of the red ones. :) $14

black and tan chevron scarf

4. Black and Brown Chevron Infinity Scarf – This is a shorter scarf that would be perfect to pair with a jacket or coat in cooler weather. $15

black and gray chevron scarf

5. Black and Gray Chevron Infinity Scarf – Same scarf as the one above in a different color :) $15

mint polka dot scarf

6. Mint Polka Dot Infinity Scarf – Somebody please tell me what I was thinking when I only ordered 1 of these? When I saw there was only 1 I thought there must have been a mistake, because this scarf is adorable, but the invoice confirmed that I received the correct amount. So somebody better snatch this up quick…then let me borrow it :) $15

Which style is your favorite?  

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New Arrivals: Plaid

Scarves are taking over my Facebook page, this blog and my life. One step into my apartment full of boxes, plastic and over a hundred scarves laying around the living room confirms that. My vocabulary is almost entirely made up of the word “scarves” at this point. It’s getting ridiculous. But I love it.

I found some awesome plaid scarves that are perfect for representing my hometown and are great for football games and even basketball season. I’ve had quite a few people already purchase these, but there are still some left here. Even if blue and gold aren’t your school colors, it’s super cute and super soft!

Hamilton Scarf

I received some feedback and a request for more plaid, so more plaid is what you get!

Plaid Scarves

1. Plaid Infinity Scarf - I love how soft, warm and classic this scarf is!

2. Plaid Polka Dot Infinity Scarf – This scarf is a thinner fashion scarf. For plaid lovers and polka dot lovers this is the best of both worlds!

plaid polka dot scarf

3. Red Plaid Infinity Scarf – This scarf is the exact same as the blue and gold only in different colors. Again, soft, warm, and comfy. Perfect for the cooler weather heading our way!

Which plaid scarf tickles your fancy? Are there any other colors or styles you’d love to see in the shop? 

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