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[Quick Room Fixes/DIY] Jewelry Struggles Solved!

I have way too much jewelry of all of the various types (bracelet, rings, earrings, necklaces), I’ll be the first to admit, it’s disgusting in the most beautiful, sparkly way ever. My friend Maddie has a truly ungodly amount of rings. Or maybe she has so many it makes her omnipotent in the world of jewels? Anyhow, for years now I’ve been having this issue of keeping my jewelry presented nicely, keeping it untangled, and out of the way, without using those heinous clear lucite plastic trays or set of drawers. Does this problem sound familiar to anyone else?

I am beyond proud to say I have solved the problem! *cue lightbulb and that wonderful binging noise cartoon characters get above their heads* For my rings, bracelets and earrings, I got two shallow ceramic bowls with mosaic patterned glass in the bottoms, and for the necklaces I was given my grandpa’s old 8-point deer antler rack, which was mounted sans fur, freaky glass eyeballs, etc. It was so simple and it really gives a unique touch to my room. I know some of you may be uneasy about the whole idea but I promise, if you find the right set of antlers/ the right setting it’s mounted on, you’ll like it too – there are a dozen different styles to mount antlers, and I mean just antlers.

For the bowls, I went to La Bodega ( in Ann Arbor and East Lansing), but if you’re not from Michigan I’d reccomend looking online, at a local Pier 1 Imports, or even at a local art show at the ceramic bowls (some of those pieces people make are simply out of this world). No matter what you choose, I would recommend a shallow bowl, bigger if you have a choice so you can actually see your jewels.

[Red Black Mosaic Bowl, Etsy $30.00]

For the deer antlers I’d try eBay over anything else if you’re not from the country or know someone. I suppose another option would be to call a taxidermist (but that wouldn’t be my first choice, just saying). Faux antlers are definitely another option too!

[Faux Antlers, Etsy $119.99]


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Cupid, Can You Hand me The Merlot? Or Leave. Either Way.

that day is around the corner. I’m less than pleased, every year it rolls around, I re-decide that I’m the grouchy singleton. I’d like to think this year will be different though. I’m really happy where I am in my life, and with my friends. This year we’re going to a nice restaurant in Lansing called Troppo. Their food is amazing and I’ve heard their wine is even better. If I don’t have a looming exam I’ve already decided I’m dragging my butt with whoever wants to come with me to see the new movie “This Means War” with Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Handler, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy (If you don’t remember, he was in Inception).

Then, we shall come home and I’m going to take a relaxing bath with a bath bomb, from Level Naturals, my new favorite brand for bath bombs and soaps, I should point out. And read a book. Always with a book in hand.

Level Naturals “Forest” Bath Bomb 6-Pack – $15


If I could, I’d be shopping too. For these lovely items I’ve been crushing on (get it, V-day joke?)

Eagle Talon Necklace in White Bronze – $50 from mdr74 (Moon Raven Designs)

Three Tone Pleated Skirt – $30 from Mikkat Market

Midler Platform Pumps from Jeffery Campbell – $165 at ShopNastyGal


No matter what you do, I hope your V-day is great, whether it be bonding with friends and a good book, or your man.


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[Weekly Shades] It’s Almost Party Time!!

I honestly can’t believe it’s almost 2012. The apocalypse hasn’t happened yet (and hopefully won’t haha)! I’ve been lounging around my house for break, reading new books, playing with new makeup and shopping (more) for clothes. It’s high time I play with my new nail polishes. During the term I re-do my manicure about once a week so I thought, why not make it an addition to Tales From the 20-Somethings? I’m actually kind of excited for this, since I have a slight obsession with nail polish…

Anyhow! I want to be glittery for the new year! I’m going to be wearing a killer purple/magenta sequined dress that I’ll post pictures of probably tomorrow… I don’t want to overkill the glitter, but I figure for one night of the year it’s allowed, especially since I’ll just be wearing Charles Jourdan black pumps and just some arm candies, and no other jewelry with it.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Rainbow Connection


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