tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-39589878944877001412011-12-31T12:08:41.922-05:00life spelled J E Njenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.comBlogger332125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-33324564445545877232011-12-28T08:27:00.000-05:002011-12-28T08:27:17.201-05:00guess what?hello there everyone! i cannot even begin to explain how much my life has changed in the last few weeks! the week of graduation was such a whirlwind with multiple celebrations and parties that filled up most of the last two weeks for me. i had so much fun toasting to champagne and relishing with my fellow grads just how much we would miss seeing each other weekly, in the two years we spent in the program we became close friends.<br /><br />then before i knew it, christmas was upon us. i had to pack for disney and make the rounds to all of my family since the bf and i were planning on spending this christmas together in disney. i was so excited to share in the holiday spirit in one of my favorite places ever that we woke up christmas day before 8am to exchange gifts and guess what i got for christmas.....<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">an engagement ring</span>.</span><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MaMND2rnAAM/TvsY6xxh9xI/AAAAAAAABb4/ZnzSF6RFdUI/s1600/IMG_1453.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MaMND2rnAAM/TvsY6xxh9xI/AAAAAAAABb4/ZnzSF6RFdUI/s320/IMG_1453.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">I'M ENGAGED</span>!</span></i></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-3332456444554587723?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-52934586013096352852011-12-25T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-25T00:00:07.761-05:00sunday truths [thirty-nine]<div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-size: large;"><i>I wish each and every one of you a very merry christmas!</i></span></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QmB1R_EUTZA/Ttakr9kgYPI/AAAAAAAABbc/xESEkRHgyyM/s1600/154318724701206545_ONeQwXXs_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QmB1R_EUTZA/Ttakr9kgYPI/AAAAAAAABbc/xESEkRHgyyM/s640/154318724701206545_ONeQwXXs_c.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">[<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/532393773/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">via</span></a>]</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-size: large;"><i><br /></i></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-5293458601309635285?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-27937696891654347072011-12-19T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-19T00:00:00.629-05:00MANIC MONDAY [meggan of lila grace]<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Rq-ap1V_1yQ/TuubnhwxoxI/AAAAAAAABbs/BhFlL99NcLs/s1600/ManicMonday.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Rq-ap1V_1yQ/TuubnhwxoxI/AAAAAAAABbs/BhFlL99NcLs/s1600/ManicMonday.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: x-small;"><i>happy to introduce meggan of lila grace with a fantastic diy...</i></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Hi there! My name is Meggan and you can find me at my blog, <a href="http://shoplilagrace.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">Lila Grace</span></a>, where I write about fashion, food, design, and much more! I am so excited that Jen asked me to guest post for her today. As a fellow Florida blogger, I am a huge fan of Jen's blog like all of you are!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Today I wanted to share my most recent DIY project with you. A few weeks ago, my super creative sister sent me a link to these gorgeous gold leafed paper mache bowls (picture found <a href="http://upintheairsomewhere.com/paper/bowls-gold.html" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">here</span></a>). &nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2011-12-11at60424PM.png" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/Screenshot2011-12-11at60424PM.png" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">I fell in love immediately with them and wanted to try and make my own. I think they are such a cute gift or bowl to hold jewelry or other trinkets. The project brought me back to elementary school art class with the paper mache, but it was fun and easy!<br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><b><u>Supplies</u></b></span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Paper mache ingredients: flour and water</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- 1 balloon&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Small bowl or cup</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Scissors</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Several sheets of thin computer paper or newspaper</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Gentle sand paper or nail buffer</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- White acrylic paint</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Gold leaf paint</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Paint brush</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Acrylic spray or sealant&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">- Polyurethane spray</span></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><u><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Tutorial</span></u></b></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">1) Blow up your balloon and place it in a small bowl or cup with the tie facing down. Make your paper mache by mixing flour and water in a saucepan and bringing to a boil. I used a 1:3 ratio of flour to water because I live in a humid climate, but those of you in dry climates may need a 1:4 ratio. Your paper mache should look like a clumpy paste when it is ready. Transfer into a a bowl.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">2) Cut thin strips of paper or newspaper. I used white computer paper because I wanted to paint the outside of my bowl white. If you wanted to paint it a darker color, you could definitely use newspaper.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl14.jpg" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl14.jpg" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">3) One strip at a time, dip the paper strips into the paper mache and wipe off any excess paper mache to avoid bumps. Overlap each strip until you have covered the bottom half of the balloon. Add 1-2 more layers of paper mache.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl13.jpg" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl13.jpg" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">4) When you have covered the bottom half, cut about 10 sheets of paper/newspaper in a circular shape (mine were about 3 inches wide). Layer each circle on top of one other with paper mache. Add to the top of the balloon and add longer strips of paper mache to cover it and smooth out the edges. &nbsp;You can also use the top of a small plastic container instead of cutting circles from paper.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl12.jpg" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl12.jpg" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl11.jpg" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl11.jpg" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl10.jpg" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl10.jpg" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span><br /><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">5) Allow the bowl to completely dry before popping the balloon. I allowed mine to dry for about 36 hours but it also takes longer here in the Miami area because it is so humid. Just ensure that the paper feels dry before popping the balloon. Pop the balloon and remove all pieces of the balloon. This is what mine looked like after the balloon was popped.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl9.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl9.jpg" /></a></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">6) Cut the top area off of your bowl to make it your desired size. Don't worry about making the top of the bowl completely even. An uneven top makes it look more architectural.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl8.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl8.jpg" /></a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">7) Sand down the major bumps if you would like a smoother look. I could not find sand paper in our house so I used an old nail buffer (:</span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl7.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl7.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">8) Using acrylic paint, paint the outside of the bowl. I used two thin coats.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl6.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl6.jpg" /></a></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">9) Once the paint is dry, spray the inside of the bowl with a clear acrylic spray to protect the gold leaf from leaking through the paper. I found the spray that I used from Michaels.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">10) Once dry, start to paint the gold leaf all over the inside of the bowl brushing it in one direction with a paint brush.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl5.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl5.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl4.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl4.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl3.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl3.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">11) When the gold leaf has dried, spray the entire bowl with polyurethane to seal the paint completely. Although the bowl is sealed, it is purely decorative and could not be used for eating and can not hold liquid.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here is the finished product!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl1.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl1.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">I haven't decided if this is going to go here in my living room, or in the bedroom to hold jewelry!&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/?action=view&amp;current=papermachebowl2.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" src="http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l620/MegganKibler/papermachebowl2.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">Thank you again to Jen for letting me guest post today! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and that you have a fabulous Monday!&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;">xoxo Meggan</span></div></div></div></div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-2793769689165434707?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-2967033287112087502011-12-18T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-18T00:00:07.372-05:00sunday truths [thirty-eight]<div style="text-align: center;">only one week until <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-size: large;">CHRISTMAS</span>...make sure to keep spreading your christmas cheer!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6jalXc4nuds/Ttaj-6Mp_xI/AAAAAAAABbU/OsAvEVw7hTw/s1600/11329436532217902_BygzEkmL_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6jalXc4nuds/Ttaj-6Mp_xI/AAAAAAAABbU/OsAvEVw7hTw/s400/11329436532217902_BygzEkmL_c.jpg" width="341" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">[<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/501395376/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">via</span></a>]</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-296703328711208750?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-43737695557085561072011-12-15T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-15T00:00:13.377-05:00arriving<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">you should always make an entrance...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-bottom: 0.5em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7y8IyGVNx8Y/TtaUvlCSnLI/AAAAAAAABak/Fr_tss7Xo1E/s1600/62980094758497126_Iy20iK99_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7y8IyGVNx8Y/TtaUvlCSnLI/AAAAAAAABak/Fr_tss7Xo1E/s640/62980094758497126_Iy20iK99_c.jpg" width="440" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="padding-top: 4px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;">[<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/62980094758497126/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f9cb9c;">via</span></a>]</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HedDU47y6-c/TtaU6-YOXRI/AAAAAAAABas/_r2ESZT-aI0/s1600/Picture+4.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="87" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HedDU47y6-c/TtaU6-YOXRI/AAAAAAAABas/_r2ESZT-aI0/s400/Picture+4.png" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-4373769555708556107?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-80345111040483650712011-12-13T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-13T00:00:02.649-05:00graduation<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ee-zEVTCusw/TtaZ-nIkAeI/AAAAAAAABa0/7tSndITS5Po/s1600/233694668133558967_FVqopokY_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ee-zEVTCusw/TtaZ-nIkAeI/AAAAAAAABa0/7tSndITS5Po/s640/233694668133558967_FVqopokY_c.jpg" width="426" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;">[<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/236343858/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: orange;">via</span></a>]</span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;">today i graduate and i cannot express how happy i am. i feel like all the hard work i have done over the last two years is finally paying off. i never took a break between my undergrad and masters, which is another reason i am over the moon about graduation. i have technically been in school non-stop since pre-k.&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;">now underneath all of the happiness, i must admit a part of me is a ball of nerves. yea i have a steady job, a place to live, a supportive family and the best boyfriend ever but the only constant in life is change, isn't it? what if all that begins to change now that i am done with school and get to add those three little initials [MBA] behind my name? the world is a big and scary place sprinkled with love and happy moments, so i guess i just have to keep my chin up and keep smiling.<br /><br />happy graduation to any and all graduates of the class of 2011.</span></td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-8034511104048365071?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-86741378415578498822011-12-11T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-11T00:00:07.027-05:00sunday truths [thirty-seven]<div style="text-align: center;">on the sunday before my graduation, all my thoughts are on life and things we want out of it.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PNN5OdTbMEM/TtaigRk0qMI/AAAAAAAABbE/mKPhK7mKmb8/s1600/282108364127767259_msaxs2fB_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PNN5OdTbMEM/TtaigRk0qMI/AAAAAAAABbE/mKPhK7mKmb8/s400/282108364127767259_msaxs2fB_c.jpg" width="318" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">[<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/282108364127767259/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">via</span></a>]</td></tr></tbody></table><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-8674137841557849882?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-79940671141197701812011-12-06T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-06T00:00:06.947-05:00lady in red<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">there's nothing sexier than showing some leg.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TaFmOdt1InI/TtaTeAWb72I/AAAAAAAABaU/zLh0FWA2Y7A/s1600/62980094758511301_8fSPhJAS_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TaFmOdt1InI/TtaTeAWb72I/AAAAAAAABaU/zLh0FWA2Y7A/s400/62980094758511301_8fSPhJAS_c.jpg" width="368" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">[<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/62980094758511301/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cc0000;">via</span></a>]</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nRVGuQRdTcQ/TtaTkh8AxjI/AAAAAAAABac/N40bDDBdoTE/s1600/Picture+8.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="68" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nRVGuQRdTcQ/TtaTkh8AxjI/AAAAAAAABac/N40bDDBdoTE/s400/Picture+8.png" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-7994067114119770181?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-88795903561430118142011-12-05T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-05T00:00:07.903-05:00MANIC MONDAY [ftashion]<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FWu7doz7SP8/Tqgk-HcOFMI/AAAAAAAABS4/2TDiXChgfSo/s1600/ManicMonday.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FWu7doz7SP8/Tqgk-HcOFMI/AAAAAAAABS4/2TDiXChgfSo/s1600/ManicMonday.png" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: x-small;"><i>i am so very excited to have these two talented ladies joining us today. their creative style really makes them so very unique, i hope you enjoy them as much as i do!</i></span></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;">Hello friends of Jen! We are Ashley and Fang Ting, the two Singaporean friends behind&nbsp;<a href="http://ftashion.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">ftashion</span></a>. We&nbsp;are very happy to be doing a guest post for Jen today! Since Christmas is just round the corner, we decided to share two simple DIYs inspired by Christmas angels with all of you. We thought it will be fun to choose the same inspiration (Christmas angels) and see how we interpret it differently in our DIYs.&nbsp;We both wanted simple DIYs that could possibly make a difference to someone's Christmas this year. Think of it as a "gift" from both of us to all of you!</div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;">Though we never discussed about our projects,&nbsp;we had&nbsp;similar project inspiration, ANGEL WINGS! (Psst, talk about telepathy). The DIYs projects are really simple so we shall just let the photos do the talking!</div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;">Angel wings earrings by Ashley</span></i></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zx4m9e7n5tM/TqgjhwSon7I/AAAAAAAABR4/BJeAjqq3MPc/s1600/xmas+angel+1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="236" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zx4m9e7n5tM/TqgjhwSon7I/AAAAAAAABR4/BJeAjqq3MPc/s400/xmas+angel+1.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KV0IFedL62A/Tqgjj6qf_wI/AAAAAAAABSA/gjg6qDGq1WI/s1600/xmas+angel+6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KV0IFedL62A/Tqgjj6qf_wI/AAAAAAAABSA/gjg6qDGq1WI/s640/xmas+angel+6.jpg" width="220" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HyhtFkYNeds/Tqgjkt6CCxI/AAAAAAAABSI/Qq7JUXEn02Q/s1600/xmas+angel+7.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HyhtFkYNeds/Tqgjkt6CCxI/AAAAAAAABSI/Qq7JUXEn02Q/s400/xmas+angel+7.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CpRXdy00cJs/TqgjlXY8rVI/AAAAAAAABSQ/RZ3bhprdzmc/s1600/xmas+angel+8.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CpRXdy00cJs/TqgjlXY8rVI/AAAAAAAABSQ/RZ3bhprdzmc/s400/xmas+angel+8.JPG" width="306" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">Homemade wings on tshirt by Fang Ting</span></i></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nA3UVYQL9_s/Tqgj9kxqUWI/AAAAAAAABSo/ttQfHxMb8kA/s1600/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+materials.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nA3UVYQL9_s/Tqgj9kxqUWI/AAAAAAAABSo/ttQfHxMb8kA/s400/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+materials.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-82jSjxJTmRQ/Tqgj_WR-q7I/AAAAAAAABSw/DT1TBWzhB9I/s1600/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+steps.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-82jSjxJTmRQ/Tqgj_WR-q7I/AAAAAAAABSw/DT1TBWzhB9I/s640/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+steps.jpg" width="476" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8DteaUisrrY/Tqgj7qll8CI/AAAAAAAABSY/gACi6kX6ltA/s1600/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8DteaUisrrY/Tqgj7qll8CI/AAAAAAAABSY/gACi6kX6ltA/s400/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+1.jpg" width="292" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gD7DqJqjXKU/Tqgj8QstAPI/AAAAAAAABSg/qlsxVacGXIM/s1600/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gD7DqJqjXKU/Tqgj8QstAPI/AAAAAAAABSg/qlsxVacGXIM/s400/Angel+wings+on+tshirt+2.jpg" width="265" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;">Hope you like our&nbsp;Christmas angels inspired DIYs. We'll be thrilled if you hop over to&nbsp;<a href="http://ftashion.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">ftashion</span></a>&nbsp;and check out our other Christmas-related posts! An advance Merry Christmas to all!</div><div style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;"><i>hohoho,</i></span></div><div style="font-family: Helvetica; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;"><i>Ash and Ft</i></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-8879590356143011814?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-83988556911218541522011-12-04T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-04T00:00:02.523-05:00sunday truths [thirty-six]enjoying disney but sad that i have to come home today. so i leave you with a few wise words on dreaming...<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qJHyeZeWpDQ/Ttah7CfNTrI/AAAAAAAABa8/lU1KpDt9LP0/s1600/282108364127767476_31x0kWbh_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="267" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qJHyeZeWpDQ/Ttah7CfNTrI/AAAAAAAABa8/lU1KpDt9LP0/s400/282108364127767476_31x0kWbh_c.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">[<a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/185514278/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #3d85c6;">via</span></a>]</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-8398855691121854152?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-80794379166488288512011-12-02T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-02T00:00:05.356-05:00friday fancies [twenty-nine]hello friday! i am so excited for today because i am leaving to <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><b>DISNEY</b></span> after work. i know i go so often, but this weekend we will be celebrating my brother's 15th birthday. i cannot believe he is already 15 years old, i remember the day he was born as if it was yesterday. i am also excited about going to disney because it will actually be sweater weather [<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><b>yay</b></span>]!! not to mention because of the holidays who knows when i will be back, so i am going to make sure and live it up this weekend.<br /><br />this week <a href="http://www.longdistanceloving.net/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">{av}</span></a> has <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-size: large;">inspi (red)</span> us to all think about the world aids crisis. i remember when the first set of inspi (red) shirts came out in the GAP i was all over them. i think i bought every design they had and even gave them out as gifts, so i am more than happy to join in on shinning a light on this issue that affects more and more people daily. so this week, if money were no object, i would wear a cute little outfit like this for my day enjoying disney.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d1tTuiTttB0/TtZfOMHWLCI/AAAAAAAABaM/yIk_d_282kc/s1600/Desktop121.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d1tTuiTttB0/TtZfOMHWLCI/AAAAAAAABaM/yIk_d_282kc/s640/Desktop121.jpg" width="360" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/vintage-sweatshirt-james-perse/vp/v=1/845524441918622.htm?folderID=2534374302060562&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12588"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">james perse - vintage sweatshirt</span></a> [$135] - i first fell in love with james perse because we share the same initials but then i grew to love the simplicity and comfort behind most of his items. i love wearing simple sweatshirts and dressing them up with fun/colorful accessories.<br /><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/slim-jean-colored-waistband-dsquared2/vp/v=1/845524441924204.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=13049"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">dsquared2 - slim jeans with colored waistband</span></a> [$670] - these jeans are just adorable. i love the worn look of them and of course the colored waistband is so fun. i thought they would be the perfect pair to wear with colorful accessories on a day enjoying the fun and liveliness of a disney park.<br /><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kate-spade-new-york-grove-court-blaine-shoulder-bag/3218132?origin=category&amp;resultback=4300"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">kate spade - grove court blaine shoulder bag</span></a> [$448] - i love red, it may not be my favorite color but it is most definitely a close second. add to that a fabulous and classic kate spade design and this girl is hooked! i could easily make this bag my holiday bag wearing it through the holidays until valentine's day.<br /><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/miss-marc-pendant-necklace-by/vp/v=1/845524441923079.htm?folderID=2534374302060432&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=17656"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">marc by marc jacobs - miss marc pendant necklace</span></a> [$68] - i think all things miss marc are too cute. i have a few miss marc accessories and always feel they add fun and flair to any ensemble. the colorful chevron stripes went perfectly with the colored waistband on the jeans i selected. and with both those items i think this makes for a pretty fun combination.<br /><a href="http://www.joinred.com/red/#shopred_17"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">shop (red) converse</span></a>&nbsp;- i am a converse girl at heart and even though i may not wear sneakers too often i definitely have more than three pairs of converse in my closet. the best part about these sneakers is that 10% of the price will be donated to the global fund. so go ahead and splurge!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-size: large;"><i>what are your plans for this weekend?</i></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-8079437916648828851?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-3192914694026150852011-12-01T00:00:00.000-05:002011-12-01T00:00:10.048-05:00hello, december<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AxmYzzndgm4/TtZBSeDBCWI/AAAAAAAABaE/dkV3QIqQcpM/s1600/tumblr_lvh91iCY5p1qhfdxro1_500_large.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="202" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AxmYzzndgm4/TtZBSeDBCWI/AAAAAAAABaE/dkV3QIqQcpM/s400/tumblr_lvh91iCY5p1qhfdxro1_500_large.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div>i cannot believe it is already december, but boy am i glad it is! today marks twelve days until graduation and i simply can't wait. i have been procrastinating quite a bit on the last few assignments i have due and it has resulted in me having&nbsp;tons of tabs open on my laptop of different little videos i have found this and well i feel compelled to share them with you. some i have found through friends or fellow bloggers like the lovely <a href="http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">jo</span></a>, but just in case you need some fun to get you through today here they are...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">love laughing at how cute and silly cats are?&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">then a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnBSuzVCu9A"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><b>cat hiding in a bag</b></span></a> will definitely make you giggle</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">have the new iphone 4s or heard about how helpful <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><a href="http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6648229/siri-argument"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><b>siri</b></span></a> </span>can be?&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">need a super easy way to do<a href="http://www.refinery29.com/beauty-tips-eyeliner-video-tape"> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><b>cat eyes</b></span></a>? this is seriously the best video EVER</div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-319291469402615085?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-46813019074580728302011-11-30T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-30T00:00:09.518-05:00wish wednesday [fifty-one]hi all and happy wednesday! this week kate spade is having a sample sale and i let my heart wish of all the sparkly and lovely items i would purchase if i could, but instead i selected a few of my favorites to share with all of you...enjoy!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KKq52h3g_zo/TtOuHR0jPxI/AAAAAAAABZk/gsQE8UU5sFE/s1600/Picture+10.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="92" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KKq52h3g_zo/TtOuHR0jPxI/AAAAAAAABZk/gsQE8UU5sFE/s400/Picture+10.png" width="400" /></a></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CLAedxkgZkk/TtOuLBRKJ3I/AAAAAAAABZs/kWQowsFFDcc/s1600/Desktop120.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CLAedxkgZkk/TtOuLBRKJ3I/AAAAAAAABZs/kWQowsFFDcc/s640/Desktop120.jpg" width="426" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.katespade.com/designer-shoes/womens-flats/misha/S252856,default,pd.html?dwvar_S252856_color=727&amp;start=120&amp;cgid=sample-sale"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">one</span></a> | <a href="http://www.katespade.com/designer-jewelry/designer-earrings/kate-spade-orchestra-hall-statement-studs/WBRU3896,default,pd.html?dwvar_WBRU3896_color=276&amp;start=143&amp;cgid=sample-sale"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">two</span></a> | <a href="http://www.katespade.com/designer-jewelry/necklaces-for-women/delacorte-bib-necklace/WBRU3678,default,pd.html?dwvar_WBRU3678_color=014&amp;start=123&amp;cgid=sample-sale"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">three</span></a> | <a href="http://www.katespade.com/designer-cell-phone-laptop-cases/designer-iphone-cases/kate-spade-tech-accessories-understated-is-overrated/PSRU0609,default,pd.html?dwvar_PSRU0609_color=974&amp;start=87&amp;cgid=sample-sale"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">four</span></a> | <a href="http://www.katespade.com/beauty-products/designer-cosmetic-bags/pop-art-leopard-small-cara/WLRU1123,default,pd.html?dwvar_WLRU1123_color=966&amp;start=73&amp;cgid=sample-sale"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">five</span></a> | <a href="http://www.katespade.com/designer-jewelry/necklaces-for-women/lynx-short-necklace-1/WBRU3588,default,pd.html?dwvar_WBRU3588_color=460&amp;start=135&amp;cgid=sample-sale"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">six</span></a></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;">what are you wishing for this week?</span></i></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-4681301907458072830?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-21725586171493176362011-11-29T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-29T00:00:02.286-05:00flashmobok so it is no secret that i have a serious disney obsession, but if you were raised going there as often as i was, i am sure you would love it too. disney is and will always be my happy place. it is a place where i can be a kid, happy and all smiles. so when i stumbled across this video my heart leapt for <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;"><b>joy</b></span>!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object width="320" height="266" class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="http://1.gvt0.com/vi/Su1YLAjty-U/0.jpg"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Su1YLAjty-U&fs=1&source=uds" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Su1YLAjty-U&fs=1&source=uds" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-size: large;"><i>what is the cutest proposal you have heard/seen?</i></span></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-2172558617149317636?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-20894096178536695342011-11-28T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-28T00:00:06.891-05:00MANIC MONDAY [Natalie from Lucy and the Runaways]<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OXi2tpY7Z_0/TrAL7heaDSI/AAAAAAAABUk/fl6ZO2UR6UE/s1600/ManicMonday.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OXi2tpY7Z_0/TrAL7heaDSI/AAAAAAAABUk/fl6ZO2UR6UE/s1600/ManicMonday.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: xx-small;"><i>i hope you all had a great thanksgiving weekend, i am so happy today to present the talented Natalie...</i></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">Hi all, this is Natalie Leung from the blog '<a href="http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red;">Lucy and the Runaways</span></a>'</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">.</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6udLAZr1ZdQ/TrAMlySuZxI/AAAAAAAABUs/blAM9HgsFCc/s1600/navy+stripe+dress+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6udLAZr1ZdQ/TrAMlySuZxI/AAAAAAAABUs/blAM9HgsFCc/s320/navy+stripe+dress+1.jpg" width="213" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;<b>I've been blogging since April 2011, as a creative outlet for myself. I've studied Fashion Design in college and since then I've worked in Fashion Buying for 2 years and worked as an intern for some famous Australian Designers.</b></span><br /><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">I prefer blogging though, because the community is kind and supportive. I've decided to move into blogging full time, also taking on a fashion internship with a fellow blogger, and working part-time in a bar.</span></b><br /><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;">My style, as I like to describe it, is 'tough feminine' - that is, I love my feminine heels and dresses, and pretty hair and make-up. But most of the time I add a bold lipstick, or a killer stud heel, or a tough leather jacket. I also like to play with colour, colour, colour!</span></b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7on0Xau2S5Q/TrAMwA7NduI/AAAAAAAABU0/_zp4Sl_IKts/s1600/topshop+green+dress+6.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7on0Xau2S5Q/TrAMwA7NduI/AAAAAAAABU0/_zp4Sl_IKts/s320/topshop+green+dress+6.JPG" width="213" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qCNOaad7iNg/TrAM3P9m-2I/AAAAAAAABU8/BzWsJF5VEDA/s1600/thigh+high+boots+1e.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qCNOaad7iNg/TrAM3P9m-2I/AAAAAAAABU8/BzWsJF5VEDA/s320/thigh+high+boots+1e.jpg" width="213" /></a></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><br /></span><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica;"><b>My blogging advice will be to definitely keep at it, blog success does not happen overnight, and also, to always be kind and compassionate to others.</b></span><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-2089409617853669534?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-73134506384350538232011-11-27T10:00:00.000-05:002011-11-27T10:00:04.582-05:00sunday truths [thirty-five]<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cqZOjRs8tAM/ToEoMiQmJFI/AAAAAAAABQY/4JT9FNozGvI/s1600/185080807_2DTUCQz0_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cqZOjRs8tAM/ToEoMiQmJFI/AAAAAAAABQY/4JT9FNozGvI/s400/185080807_2DTUCQz0_c.jpg" width="277" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/185080807/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #3d85c6;">[via]</span></a></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-7313450638435053823?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-55704178102105073482011-11-25T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-25T00:00:01.602-05:00friday fancies [twenty-eight]today is black friday and i will be spending sometime at the shops with my mom getting a few last christmas gifts. i started christmas shopping early this year so i only have about four people left, including the bf. hopefully i'll be able to find some stuff and maybe even a little something for me [yay]. but tomorrow we are getting all dressed up and hitting the town to celebrate our friend's 33rd birthday and if i had all the money in the world i would definitely be sporting something like this...<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6MkMXmksadQ/Tsu8B2_bmPI/AAAAAAAABZM/QlyEYiTyKrk/s1600/Desktop119.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6MkMXmksadQ/Tsu8B2_bmPI/AAAAAAAABZM/QlyEYiTyKrk/s640/Desktop119.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/off-shoulder-dress-james-perse/vp/v=1/845524441923054.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12867"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>james perse - off the shoulder dress</b></span></a> [$195] - i love off the shoulder dresses and tops because i think shoulders are so very sexy. not to mention this dress hugs your curves and definitely makes you look stellar. a fun version of a little black dress to add to your closet.<br /><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/turquoise-clasp-necklace-kenneth-jay/vp/v=1/845524441922918.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12789"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>kenneth jay lane - turquoise clasp necklace</b></span></a> [$396] - this necklace is the statement piece of the ensemble. i absolutely adore it! maybe it's because i am drawn to anything blue or perhaps cause it really is just gorgeous!<br /><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/envelope-clutch-tory-burch/vp/v=1/845524441920119.htm?folderID=2534374302055387&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12867"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;">tory burch - envelope clutch</span></b></a> [$375] - i am in desperate need of a killer black clutch. something simple yet sassy and i think this one is just perfect. i love the envelope look too!<br /><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/bethie-embossed-high-heel-pump/vp/v=1/845524441919429.htm?folderID=2534374302024643&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12867"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>alice + olivia - bethie snake platform pumps</b></span></a> [$295] - you can never have too many black pumps, and these snake skin ones are delish! i swear alice + olivia can do no wrong.<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan; font-size: large;"><i>what do you normally do on black friday?</i></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-5570417810210507348?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-87438873405521397602011-11-24T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-24T00:00:04.138-05:00thank YOUon this thanksgiving day i am thankful for my loved ones, my health and all of <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;">YOU</span>. i would like each and every one of you to know how thankful i am to have you as readers. i hope you are enjoying this day and a big <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;">THANK YOU</span> to all.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-40kDqLSf03Y/Tsu-9yntxII/AAAAAAAABZc/p4JTiW7Zkx8/s1600/189432728045791975_V88j9MkS_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="290" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-40kDqLSf03Y/Tsu-9yntxII/AAAAAAAABZc/p4JTiW7Zkx8/s400/189432728045791975_V88j9MkS_c.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-8743887340552139760?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-64946267117366893892011-11-23T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-23T00:00:06.210-05:00wish wednesday [fifty]<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">i am so very happy that wish wednesday has made it to its fiftieth post! woo hoo! i created wish wednesday to share with all of you the wonderful things i wish for every week. i must admit usually wish wednesday is filled with clothes, shoes and accessories but hey what can i say, i am a fashion addict. and without further ado, here is my <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b; font-size: large;">50th</span></b> wish wednesday...</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aGtxU8obFY4/TsuyWhVNFOI/AAAAAAAABZE/cNZDWBkIMKk/s1600/Desktop117.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aGtxU8obFY4/TsuyWhVNFOI/AAAAAAAABZE/cNZDWBkIMKk/s640/Desktop117.jpg" width="547" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11768909&amp;cp=4213674.3757838&amp;clickid=cat_leftnav_txt&amp;parentPage=family"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">one</span> </a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b;">|</span> <a href="http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11768868&amp;cp=4213674.4375050&amp;clickid=cat_leftnav_txt&amp;parentPage=family"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">two</span></a> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b;">|</span> <a href="http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11372172&amp;cp=4213681.4372699.2769064&amp;view=all&amp;parentPage=family"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">three</span></a> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b;">|</span> <a href="http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12252776&amp;cp=4213674.3757838&amp;clickid=cat_leftnav_txt&amp;parentPage=family"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">four</span></a> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b;">|</span> <a href="http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12139608&amp;cp=2770114&amp;parentPage=family"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">five</span></a> <span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b;">|</span> <a href="http://www.bcbg.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12018662&amp;cp=4213674.3757838&amp;clickid=cat_leftnav_txt&amp;parentPage=family"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">six</span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b; font-size: large;">what are you wishing for this week?&nbsp;</span></i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f6b26b; font-size: x-small;">[snow perhaps, i know i sure am!!]</span></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-6494626711736689389?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-41473286649444912732011-11-22T09:06:00.001-05:002011-11-22T09:10:07.991-05:00cheese<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r8nk4INnC3c/TsusK3cYTjI/AAAAAAAABY8/FPNRaUsKvlE/s1600/233202086924268708_I828FEMc_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="258" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r8nk4INnC3c/TsusK3cYTjI/AAAAAAAABY8/FPNRaUsKvlE/s400/233202086924268708_I828FEMc_c.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">this picture totally describes my mood today. i am all smiles for various different reasons. remus is four months old today and cuter than ever. i am picking up my little brother from school today and then the family [my dad's side] is coming over for dinner since they are going out of town for thanksgiving. this week is a short week meaning tomorrow i will start baking some pumpkin pies for thursday. and then THANKSGIVING!&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><i>what's making you smile today?</i></span></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-4147328664944491273?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-37708464312558784102011-11-21T08:39:00.001-05:002011-11-21T08:42:31.620-05:00MANIC MONDAY [jamie from making the mundane magical]<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FHD0ftXbVlU/TspUl0b9q5I/AAAAAAAABY0/NYT_uD38gIY/s1600/ManicMonday.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FHD0ftXbVlU/TspUl0b9q5I/AAAAAAAABY0/NYT_uD38gIY/s1600/ManicMonday.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: x-small;">hope you have a fun short week and enjoy a lovely post from jamie...</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Hello there! I'm Jamie and I blog over at <a href="http://makingthemundanemagical.blogspot.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">Making the Mundane Magical</span></a>. I'm so excited to guest post for Jen today! She's one awesome chick -- but of course you guys already know that.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I thought it would be fun to share my current obsession with you: wreaths! In June, I decided to make it my new project to make a wreath for every month. This project is taking longer than expected due to life being life, but I'm still having so much fun with it! Here are a few that I've finished so far:&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">This one is for August. I used all of my husband's old textbooks that we couldn't sell back. It was the most time consuming craft I've ever done (and my favorite)! I made the paper flowers while watching TV or taking road trips so that it seemed like I wasn't wasting time, haha.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ultRSh_NOvI/TsaPe0hBmCI/AAAAAAAACLw/6zSc0WsH-Pg/s1600/IMG_5878.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ultRSh_NOvI/TsaPe0hBmCI/AAAAAAAACLw/6zSc0WsH-Pg/s400/IMG_5878.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--zofX0Pgd48/TsaPff0F4zI/AAAAAAAACL4/WK7GpnSsIXQ/s1600/IMG_5882.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--zofX0Pgd48/TsaPff0F4zI/AAAAAAAACL4/WK7GpnSsIXQ/s400/IMG_5882.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This one is for July. I wrapped it with old&nbsp;bandannas.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zBPuWIHW-Do/TsaS_QAd5ZI/AAAAAAAACMQ/FI9mNGLhESw/s1600/Photo0290.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zBPuWIHW-Do/TsaS_QAd5ZI/AAAAAAAACMQ/FI9mNGLhESw/s400/Photo0290.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This one is for November. I found the fake leaves at a thrift store. My cat, Anita, approved.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2kETGDGjHCs/TsaPf631_dI/AAAAAAAACMA/zXyGrTHd42w/s1600/IMG_7201.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2kETGDGjHCs/TsaPf631_dI/AAAAAAAACMA/zXyGrTHd42w/s400/IMG_7201.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This one is for December. All materials were found at the thrift store (I love that place).&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0f6gq0r57Pc/TsaPY3d05nI/AAAAAAAACKg/eVPdY7LPv-8/s1600/100_4258.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0f6gq0r57Pc/TsaPY3d05nI/AAAAAAAACKg/eVPdY7LPv-8/s400/100_4258.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The rest of these are my inspiration for the rest of the year:&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Felt balls for January.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TCDYGL2Frhs/TsaPbEbpZkI/AAAAAAAACLY/BT12H9o2b5k/s1600/46289769_ndAx1ihl_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TCDYGL2Frhs/TsaPbEbpZkI/AAAAAAAACLY/BT12H9o2b5k/s400/46289769_ndAx1ihl_c.jpg" width="308" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Doilies for&nbsp;February.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f5OnJ1rb03M/TsaPaWGYXfI/AAAAAAAACLI/y87PnTmQha8/s1600/46282548_gB7uFet2_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f5OnJ1rb03M/TsaPaWGYXfI/AAAAAAAACLI/y87PnTmQha8/s400/46282548_gB7uFet2_c.jpg" width="338" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Green foam balls (found at hobby lobby) for March.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Kpf_ShMkKBU/TsaPbSxtMsI/AAAAAAAACLg/hRV3zZyUqi4/s1600/46291463_qZzYyYsn_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Kpf_ShMkKBU/TsaPbSxtMsI/AAAAAAAACLg/hRV3zZyUqi4/s400/46291463_qZzYyYsn_c.jpg" width="300" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Scrap fabric for April.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MUm6EILlP7Q/TsaPeFU09qI/AAAAAAAACLo/zE9vIG8Mn0E/s1600/181481059953689036_ALcgWkol_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MUm6EILlP7Q/TsaPeFU09qI/AAAAAAAACLo/zE9vIG8Mn0E/s400/181481059953689036_ALcgWkol_c.jpg" width="266" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Felt flowers for May.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SGfLwE6neuw/TsaPa44E55I/AAAAAAAACLQ/JveB2M30W6o/s1600/46284170_rc0k3VUZ_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="302" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SGfLwE6neuw/TsaPa44E55I/AAAAAAAACLQ/JveB2M30W6o/s400/46284170_rc0k3VUZ_c.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Old ties or painted acorns for June, still can't decide.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GJI2QSyCl6Q/TsaPaKtC0RI/AAAAAAAACLA/6IkMUaLMhMg/s1600/46280133_bicmU7wS_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GJI2QSyCl6Q/TsaPaKtC0RI/AAAAAAAACLA/6IkMUaLMhMg/s1600/46280133_bicmU7wS_c.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FilL_K1ldBU/TsaPZDrwroI/AAAAAAAACKo/S3hfQ8nyrmA/s1600/28491352_ym4TcssC_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FilL_K1ldBU/TsaPZDrwroI/AAAAAAAACKo/S3hfQ8nyrmA/s400/28491352_ym4TcssC_c.jpg" width="322" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Yarn and felt for September.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hmAnZz-1Cdg/TsaPZu0hU3I/AAAAAAAACKw/aZfo0Mt7e74/s1600/28502865_NohMKf6t_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hmAnZz-1Cdg/TsaPZu0hU3I/AAAAAAAACKw/aZfo0Mt7e74/s320/28502865_NohMKf6t_c.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Polaroids&nbsp;for October.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2eHx1IlGi10/TsaPZ2OBTRI/AAAAAAAACK4/Ft30c45rifo/s1600/30249080_cNXULlUZ_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2eHx1IlGi10/TsaPZ2OBTRI/AAAAAAAACK4/Ft30c45rifo/s320/30249080_cNXULlUZ_c.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">If you have any good ideas for wreaths I would love to hear them! For most of the wreaths I shared today, &nbsp;their tutorials can be found&nbsp;<a href="http://pinterest.com/jamielane/hang/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e06666;">here</span></a>.&nbsp;Thanks for letting me share my&nbsp;obsession&nbsp;with you! Have a great Monday!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-3770846431255878410?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-20439222466013145202011-11-20T09:30:00.000-05:002011-11-20T09:30:02.253-05:00sunday truths [thirty-four]<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l3wViWTliDg/TnvOpMgSrNI/AAAAAAAABP8/WdE3vElN5xk/s1600/Picture+1.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="220" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l3wViWTliDg/TnvOpMgSrNI/AAAAAAAABP8/WdE3vElN5xk/s400/Picture+1.png" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">[<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/fodder/330607774/in/photostream"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;">via</span></a>]</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse; font-family: georgia, 'bookman old style', 'palatino linotype', 'book antiqua', palatino, 'trebuchet ms', helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, 'avante garde', 'century gothic', 'comic sans ms', times, 'times new roman', serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan; font-size: large;">Chaos is a name for any order that&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse; font-family: georgia, 'bookman old style', 'palatino linotype', 'book antiqua', palatino, 'trebuchet ms', helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, 'avante garde', 'century gothic', 'comic sans ms', times, 'times new roman', serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan; font-size: large;">produces confusion in our minds. </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: red; font-size: large;">&nbsp;</span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #330000; font-family: georgia, 'bookman old style', 'palatino linotype', 'book antiqua', palatino, 'trebuchet ms', helvetica, garamond, sans-serif, arial, verdana, 'avante garde', 'century gothic', 'comic sans ms', times, 'times new roman', serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;">-George Santayana</span></span></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-2043922246601314520?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-38648759039618612092011-11-18T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-18T00:00:07.902-05:00friday fancies [twenty-seven]today is friday and i am so very excited that it means we are that much closer to thanksgiving and the holidays. today i have a thanksgiving pot luck at work and i am really looking forward to having some turkey with cranberry sauce. later on this evening i am going to a wine tasting at the little liquor store we frequent and i would love to wear this snazzy number if money were no object!<div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJiXcuzziOs/TsWk4YlC57I/AAAAAAAABYs/oVNla6o1PJg/s1600/Desktop116.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJiXcuzziOs/TsWk4YlC57I/AAAAAAAABYs/oVNla6o1PJg/s400/Desktop116.jpg" width="342" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/new-krystle-strapless-coverup-diane/vp/v=1/845524441922489.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=38516"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>diane von furstenberg - new krystie cover up</b></span></a> [$265] - this week <a href="http://www.longdistanceloving.net/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: black;">{av}</span></a> gave the challenge to mix and match. now i am a bit of a matchy-matchy gal so this was a bit hard for me but this dress has an amazing combination of colors and prints and caught my eye right away. if i was trying to get out of my own style bubble then this would be an excellent first step. don't forget to check out the gorgeous back!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/coral-link-necklace-kenneth-jay/vp/v=1/845524441922537.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=10654"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>kenneth jay lane - coral link necklace</b></span></a> [$80] - i wanted to bring out the burst of color in this dress and decided the best way to do that was with accessories. this necklace comes in various colors and i could do an outfit for each one of them. i so love a nice chunky and bold necklace.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/agren-satchel-be-d/vp/v=1/845524441922225.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12384"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>be &amp; d - argen satchel</b></span></a> [$868] - this bag matches perfectly with the necklace while not clashing too much with the dress, earrings and shoes. something bold but not overpowering.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/big-barbie-stud-earrings-vanessa/vp/v=1/845524441900637.htm?folderID=2534374302060430&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=10917"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>vanessa mooney - the big barbie stud earrings</b></span></a> [$29] - i have had my eye on these studs for quite sometime. i mean look at them...what do they not match with?!&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.shopbop.com/delta-ankle-wrap-thong-k/vp/v=1/845524441856687.htm?folderID=2534374302112442&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=38603"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: cyan;"><b>k. jacques - delta thong sandals</b></span></a> [$224] - these sandals look so simple and delicate not to mention they are in my absolute favorite color. lately remus has been chewing on my sandals so i am in need of some new ones [hint, hint].</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div><br /></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-3864875903961861209?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-63540603947672231522011-11-16T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-16T00:00:05.391-05:00wish wednesday [forty-nine]<br />hello wednesday! my week has been so hectic but an end is in sight...only a few more days until friday rolls around. i'm actually pretty excited for this weekend cause i have a work pot luck on friday and a lovely date night with the bf on sunday. but today is wednesday so i get to let my mind wander on the beautiful items i wish i could add to my closet this week.<br /><br />since the weather has been getting a bit cooler in miami i am seriously lusting for a nice <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/cable-crewneck-sweater-ami-dans/vp/v=1/845524441921708.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=11906"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta;">cable knit sweater</span></a>. it's hard to buy winter clothes in miami cause a true winter does not really hit us, but hey i can wear a cable knit sweater with shorts...right?<br /><br />and of course no fall/winter outfit is complete with out some <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/bradford-platform-wedge-bootie-130mm/vp/v=1/845524441921519.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12867"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta;">booties</span></a>! i absolutely love the slightly distressed look of these booties and the exposed zipper. moving along on the black theme this gorgeous <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/stingray-simple-wrap-watch-mer/vp/v=1/845524441921551.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=25375"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta;">wrap watch</span></a> and <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/stripe-iphone-case-tory-burch/vp/v=1/845524441921580.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&amp;fm=whatsnew-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=37996"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta;">tory burch iphone cover</span></a> are right up my alley and don't even get me started on the <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/youre-impossible-pouch-rebecca-minkoff/vp/v=1/845524441918576.htm?folderID=2534374302024667&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=32888"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta;">rebecca minkoff pouch</span></a>! you're impossible...well i am, depending on who you ask ; )<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6DxKkKUmtaE/Tr62ZUoHluI/AAAAAAAABYk/B7xQLkELmSA/s1600/Desktop115.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6DxKkKUmtaE/Tr62ZUoHluI/AAAAAAAABYk/B7xQLkELmSA/s640/Desktop115.jpg" width="456" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: magenta; font-size: large;">anything you are wishing for today lovelies?</span></i></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-6354060394767223152?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3958987894487700141.post-75475468424155055272011-11-15T00:00:00.000-05:002011-11-15T00:00:10.071-05:00climbing up the ladder<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yW6z2SSCBvo/Trxj3wfLzcI/AAAAAAAABYc/mXkhVFMJwu8/s1600/185020800_5ODvFwfF_c.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yW6z2SSCBvo/Trxj3wfLzcI/AAAAAAAABYc/mXkhVFMJwu8/s400/185020800_5ODvFwfF_c.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">what a cute and clever way to use your shoes to help decorate while adding color to any little space.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232; font-size: large;">do you use shoes, clothes or any other items&nbsp;</span></i></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #f1c232; font-size: large;">to decorate your rooms?</span></i></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3958987894487700141-7547546842415505527?l=www.lifespelledjen.com' alt='' /></div>jenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10355299098186270761noreply@blogger.com5