Harley Quinn and the Joker

“…that’s cute. You think you’re scary. Well mister, I’ve seen scary and you don’t have his smile.” ❤️HQ🖤

 

 

 

This was inspired after a lazy Saturday afternoon of watching Suicide Squad.

 

​❤️I do not own the rights to the music.🖤

 

Let me know what you think in the comments below 👇🏼

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This look was fun to do and outside of my norm! I always get nervous about doing gears and industrial/steampunk looks. 

🤖🤖 I do not own the rights to this music. 

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Fall OOTD 

This quick and easy outfit is perfect for apple orchards, day trip to the city, street fair and all your fall causal occasions. 


The crochet cardigan, tank, and jeggings can be found at Maurices. This shop is amazing for having so many adorable styles at any size. Check them out at Maurices

Fixer Upper: Cabinet Remodel

It’s almost shocking how one project can transform a room. Of course, painting cabinets was a bigger project than I expected it to become but it was certainly worth it in the end.

The previous occupant had painted half, yes HALF, the cabinets and the hardware with white acrylic paint. The landowners and I thought it may have been easier to just buy all new cabinets and be done with it. After doing some research online and talking over the costs of purchasing new cabinets, I decided to take on this project head on. It was much cheaper to do it this way and all the blogs online said it would be a quick and easy weekend project.

Boy I was wrong. Well, it was definitely way cheaper but this is no weekend project. Again, don’t think that you can do this all on a Saturday through Sunday and call it good. The sanding alone took a day since the cabinets that didn’t have a horrible acrylic paint job, had a thick glossy coat that was tough to break through. If you were to do this yourself, I highly recommend not skipping the sanding. Most cabinets have a top coat finish that won’t take to paint. Sanding allows the wood to be porous enough to have the paint stick. Even after, I had to do three coats of the off white paint for the top cabinets and 2 coats for the bottom in order to cover everything.

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The inside of the cabinets had this outdated yellow flower contact paper that would make your great grandma cringe. While I tried to remove some of it, I decided to cover it up with a pretty white marble contact paper I found at Lowes. Even though it made a HUGE difference, I developed a small personal hatred for contact paper. It can be very difficult to handle when placing inside a cabinet, and I have very little patience getting the bubbles out. Despite that, it covered the yellow flowers and gave it a cleaner look.

The doors took more time than I would have liked. I had to sand them a few times in order to get the paintbrush marks out. Also, since it was the doors I did about 3-4 coats of paint on both the top and the bottom to hide any imperfections from before.

I used the original hardware which was a bronze metal or painted with the acrylic paint. I went to Walmart and found a metallic spray paint that matched the stainless steel of the sink. Once I got most the paint off, I went to town with doing a few coats.

Installing wasn’t that difficult once I had Colton help me hold up the doors. Without his help, it would’ve taken me much longer for installation. It took us maybe 45 minutes to do both.

Overall, I’m so amazed that this project really helped the kitchen pop. The colors flow well with the light grey walls and the Commick Pine flooring that were previously done. The kitchen looks completely different than the day back in May where I toured the house. We couldn’t have pulled it off without the support of the landowners, our family, and friends. (Excuse the missing drawer in the pictures as I have to install a new drawer mechanism!)

Stay tuned for more home projects!

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1920s Fixer Upper: Update

Whoa what a week!

The weathers been getting hotter here in Michigan! I’m ready to be finished with the interior so I can start out on the exterior of the house! Hello sitting on rocking chairs sipping on cold drinks in the beautiful summer weather!

We can see the light at end of the tunnel for the upstairs! Only a few more areas to patch up and paint and we are ready for the carpet to be installed! It’s stunning how much a little love can really update a room! We got rid of all the bright colors and stark white walls; and painted a ray of warm nudes and soft grays. We chose these colors specifically so that if we wanted a change in style for a room, we don’t have to repaint it. Also, it brings a fresh clean look to the house.

 

Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE color! And with garage sale season, it’s perfect time to find awesome finds to paint and add a pop of color to a room! I’m collecting all “new” pieces for the house to really make it stand out from before.

 

Stay tuned to see everything that’s happening the next couple of weeks!

1920s Fixer Upper

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I have very exciting news to share with all of you. Over the weekend, I took on the project of restoring a rental home that my significant other and I will be living in. The best part is that we get to (mostly) decide what goes on since we’re doing the work. So far, the wall colors have been decided and we have already started on painting. The catch is that we have 25 days until we have to move out of our old apartment and into our new home! That means most of the interior work has to be completed before the last few days in June so that we can have a few days to move in the majority of our items. Yikes! What a time crunch!

All in all, that’s okay as we decided what absolutely needs to be done before the move.

-10 rooms patched and painted

-flooring for the upstairs

-the kitchen ceiling and floor needs to be done

That doesn’t look too bad on screen. However, the tenant before us did quite the load of damage to the walls where simple spackle cannot patch up. That being said, some major drywall fixes need to happen. We had to push back any exterior work until we’re moved in July as the siding, porch, and landscaping all needs some love. We made some progress this weekend with painting the walls in a few “colorful” rooms. 

All of this is quite exciting and feels like I’m in a HGTV show. I’m in love with this house and all the niches it has! In all due time, I know we can bring out the potential in this beautiful home and give it a whole new life. I’ll give weekly updates before showing off the final project! Stay tuned!

Look of the Day

Every once in a while, I enjoy going outside of the box and do some character/theme makeup. This was an entry to for a goddess contest I did. The goddess I chose was Asteria: goddess of the stars and last immortal to live with man.

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I didn’t have gold lipstick or white eye liner at the time so I cheated a bit. The white is just acrylic paint. The gold is gold acrylic paint with a bronze eye shadow layered on top. In order for the colors to pop for a galaxy look, I took black eye shadow and blended it with my fingers. I wanted it faint enough so that it wasn’t overpowering the look. I did the purple and blue the same way by blending it with my fingers rather than a brush.

Overall, one of my most enjoyable looks to do. I like being able to take an idea and run with it.

 

Working In Fitness While Working Fulltime: Part Three

This past week I had a running struggle. It was like Mother Nature knew when I was out to get out of work to run and decided to rain. I didn’t want to keep me away from being able to get my cardio in so I decided to try something new—self-defense. I’m not talking about practice kicking some guy in the nuts, but rather learning how to actually throw a punch at an opponent with either arm. I also learned how to block and dodge so you don’t get stunned by a hit to the head.

Mind you, this was the difficult part. I’m definitely not one of those graceful woman warriors you see on TV. My right arm is forceful and accurate; whereas my left is wet noodle. It was hard getting used to it and I’m still getting the hang of it. However, I feel more confident knowing that I can (somewhat) protect myself. I’m sure the more I do it, the better I’ll get. Nothing wrong with practice!

Nowadays everyone should know some sort of defense. The scary stories we found on the internet in middle school are nothing compared to what we hear on the 5 o’clock news. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a city or in the rural areas—almost nowhere is safe from predators. Now before we tie tinfoil on our heads and shut ourselves away from the world, we should always know one thing. We shouldn’t be ashamed of who we are whether we are tall, short, strong, weak, or anything else in between.

It feels good for the soul practicing to be able to defend myself at any time. It’s one step closer to making sure I’m safe and relaxed in any environment.