February 17, 2012

I heart you: Beer

Hello there. I don't know if you knew it or not but this coming weekend is Arizona Beer Week. So in spirit of all things ale here is a special I heart you all about, you guessed it beer. So grab your favorite beer and get ready to experience seven different sides of beer.
No. 1: Beer Collections. Anything vintage is to swoon over even if they are vintage beer cans. Fortunately for us, we can read all about them in Beer: A Genuine Collection of Cans.

Rusty Cuts Budweiser Queen of Beers Mini Dress Sz S M L

No. 2: Beer Wear. If you happen to be the gracious designated driver, then if you can't drink it wear it. This fabulous find is from Rusty Cuts.

No. 3: Beer Gardens. If you happen to miss the festivities then you can always create your own at home. And while you wait for that beer to brew why not snack on it's "best friend." the edamame. This duo is available at Fred Flare, stay cute!

No. 4: Beer Cleansers. I would constantly kiss Mr. Martinez all over his face if he washed with beer soap and I know he would do the same for me if I lathered with beer the delicious soap from Orange Fuzz Boutique.

No. 5: Beer Decor. This little "Reinbeer" has stolen my heart so this round is literally for you Renee Rounds and your ingenious ideas.

No. 6: Beer Art. What better way to flaunt that you are a Beer Snob than hanging this custom artwork by Sarah Watts in your home and why not toss around some of these ceramic beer cans by Chinese artist Lei Xui.

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No. 7: Drink Beer. I never wanted to drink beer more than out of these two dangerously beautiful barware from Urban Outfitters.

I hope you all enjoy Arizona Beer Week to the fullest just remember to drink responsibly. With love, Rozy

February 10, 2012

Handmade Holidays: Valentine Cards

I never agreed with Valentine's Day, well at least not the monsterosity it has become today. Traditionally, Valentine's Day was a day in which lovers expressed their feelings for each other with flowers, sweets, and valentine cards. The day was associated with romance and courtship. Unfortunately, now it is a day associated with competition, unpersonal expensive dinners, and meaningless sex. How I long for the days of romantic picnics, handmade valentines, and I love you parties.

I am taking a stand and reclaiming my Valentine's Day back from the industry holiday it has become. First up is Valentine's Day cards and since there are enough television character cards to go around why not create some handmade ones for that special someone in your life.

What you'll need:
  • Assorted paper goods: Cardstock, decorative paper, cardboard, clip art images, stickers, and whatever else your imagination can conjure up
  • Scissors, both decorative and regular, and an X-acto knife
  • Pencil and Marker {color is your choice}
  • ModPodge or whatever decoupage glue you use
  • Sponge brush
  • Glue gun
  • Optional: Rhinestones, glitter, or ahything else that sparkles
Next decide on a theme and plan out the design you want to create. I knew my theme had to be Pirates and Hearts because they are my two unemotional loves in life. I started by free handing a heart the old fashion way by folding a paper in half and drawing half of a heart. I then cut out the half heart and traced it onto cardstock. This was the platform of my card. I then let my imagination take off and in the end I had three spectacular pirate valentine cards for my two nieces and nephew.
I hope your handmade valentines ARRRR a hit and if you need a helping hand along your voyage feel free to contact me. Have a happy hearts day. With love, Rozy
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