Fashion Friday: Back to School Shopping for Your University of Texas Longhorn Student

University of Texas Longhorn Leather backpackHandmade Cow Head Backpack for Back-to-School

Everything is bigger and better in the Lone Star state and we like our fashion customized to our roots. My little sister is a tried and true Longhorn at UT Austin and this backpack is a must have. This Handmade Vintage Cow Head Backpack is made from full grain leather and fabric lining. This accessory is a unique and eye-catching backpack with cool cow head shape and tie at top, which also has solid design with stitching detailings. Inside is nicely lined with durable fabric, with an adjustable strap. Though the interior is simple, versatile enough to carry your cell phone, keys, wallets and essentials for outing. It's ideal for everyday use as well as weekend travel, school, football games, going out, and window shopping.

Leather longhorn backpack

Keep it classy for Back to School Shopping

What I personally love about this piece is it’s grown up look. There are lots of fun shaped backpacks out there FOR KIDS! This one has the look and feel of a piece you can wear at all ages without looking childish. Traditional and old school leather stitching offer authenticity and show quality craftsmanship. Added bonus - go hands free. No wondering about where to set your purse during activities.

University of Texas Longhorn backpack

nghorn Backpack for UT Austin

University of Texas Longhorn Gear

As you send off your little Longhorns to college, brand them well with University of Texas gear. College can be 4 of the most memorable years of your life. Cheer, bling, longhorn and burnt orange it out! Old t-shirts will be quilts you keep for a lifetime, and the longhorn backpack is an heirloom piece your kids and grandkids can carry when it is their turn!

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A Review: Royal Canadian Mineral Water Spray for Dewy Foundation

With the move to Richwoods I find that I am only blogging sporadically and still have a lot to catch up on! Today I opened up my bag from the Dallas Makeup Show to play around. This bag has basically become my goody stash for all my unopened product that needs love, trial and error.

One of the tips I learned from one of the many professionals is how to use mineral water spray post makeup application to get that dewy, soft and youthful look. I had the opportunity to try the technique.

The use of the mineral water spray was really simple. To get that look of dewy, baby soft skin that you love, spray over your face just after makeup application to set it in place. Simple - just keep in mind that it is better to lightly mist from further away to avoid smudging makeup. This step makes finishing powder look less chalky and more natural and healthy. I noticed the biggest difference around acne blemishes where the dry skin shows after long wear. You can repeat this throughout the day to refresh and revive your makeup too instead of a new application or adding makeup.

I used this over Makeup Forever’s new 4D Ultra HD foundation makeup that already is great about not showing streaks. The mineral water just made it incredibly dewy.

Royal Canadian Mineral Water Spray

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What Size Area Rug Do I Need?

Determining the proper size for a room’s area rug can become a bit daunting and takes many factors into consideration. Room and furniture size, style, and personal preference all need to be taken into consideration.

Before going out to look for a new area rug, start by taking a few measurements in your space. You will first need the over all dimension of the room you are shopping for. There is no sense in purchasing a rug that will have to curl up at the ends of the wall.

The second group of measurements you will need is the furniture that you intend to place on, around or near your area rug. A key component of good design is proportion. If you have a gargantuan sofa, you do not want to purchase a small rug that will just get lost lying next to the furniture.

You will also need these measurements to decide on your overall furniture or seating arrangement. How will the rug compliment the way you have your sofa facing the two slipper chairs with the Neoclassical glass coffee table in-between? Do you want the rug to have a floating appearance or tie the seating arrangement in close for good conversation? Do you want the first thing your feet touch when climbing out of bed to be the plush wool rug?

It is best to draw all of this out before you leave the house. Used graph paper to draw your room to scale with all of the furniture in it. This does not need to be exact or beautiful; just a rough sketch, one block equal one square foot. After you sketch in your furniture, go ahead and draw in the ideal size area rug you would like. Figure out the size of the rug you just sketched in using the lines on the graph paper.

Area rugs are sold in what is considered “typical sizes.”  These are the standard sizes used to mass-produce rugs to the masses. If your ideal rug does not fit into these standard sizes, a custom rug can be made. Just keep in mind that custom area rugs can become very expensive, very fast, and probably will not make that big of a difference. It is often the best choice to stick with the typicals. 

Living in an apartment or small home, most rooms and eating arrangements will benefit most with an 8’ x 10’ area rug or smaller. Grandeur formal living rooms and dens will benefit from the larger sizes.

Do you already have wall-to-wall carpeting in your home? Don’t discount the use of area rugs. They work very well to visually divide large spaces, provide distinction and color to any room and can be much more plush to walk on.

From one mom to another, an area rug underneath the dining room table is splendid for catching food and stains. When it is dirty, you can either have it professionally cleaned or just take it outside and scrub it down with detergent as opposed to having to replace your entire carpet throughout because of one grape juice stain.

These tips are just the basics to buying your next area rug. In the end, keep in mind your own personal style and taste. Just because the interior design professionals say that these rules are the way you should do it, doesn’t mean that their way is the only way to liven up your personal space with area rugs.

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Planning Room Decor with Vinyl Wall Decals

I am SO excited. We move into our new Landon Home in Frisco in about 3 weeks! I really should post more updates, but I did create a specific and separate Instagram just for the build out @landonhomesbuild 

Now the hard part for this Interior Designer - designing a giant white box! Well, Foppish Grey with white ceilings and trim. One of the first rooms will be my daughter’s who I owe a solid for helping so much with the kids. She want’s a teen sophisticate french room with a tree wall. One way I was considering accomplishing the look is with vinyl decals through Happy Wallz

Why Vinyl Wall Stickers

They stick to your wall without leaving marks on the wall or dealing with messy glues! You can get them in a variety of colors and styles, plus custom is no big deal.

My first consideration are a field of vinyl birch trees

The Birch trees look awesome, but I think I would need at least 2 sets. Good news is that they have a buy 2 get 1 free! They sell the set of 4 trees in different sizes and colors.

Birch tree wallpaper wall covering decal sticker

grey walls with white birch trees

Then there is the Paris Theme Room option

I love the idea of doing an Eiffel tower wall. We have several pieces of art that could tie this theme together.

Paris French themed room for teen girl

Large eiffel tower room decal wall sticker

My impulse consideration are these fun metallic dots in a confetti pattern! So much fun while still being classic.

Happy Wallz Gold polka dots on pink wall vinyl stickers

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How to Get a Glamorous Temporary Tattoo

Gold and Silver Temporary Tattoos for festival style

Step One: Turn on Your Computer 

 

Step Two: Visit Future Inc for Beauty in an Envelope

You can find them at FutureInk.co.uk as well as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Step Three: Order Your Temporary Tattoos 

There are so many beautiful options to choose from so go ahead and just order several sheets of metallic, fashionable, fun and of so unique temporary tattoos to match your personal style.

Step Four: Wait Forever on Snail Mail

The wait is the hardest part of the process. Coming all the way across the ocean from our long lost parents, mail can take a bit to hop the pond. I promise, these are worth the wait!

Step Five: They Arrive! 

Rip open and immediately head to the kitchen or powder bath to make magic happen! Remember when you were a kid, those silly Rainbow Bright and Teenage Mutant Turtle tattoos you applied all over your body? Same concept! Just add a little water using a sponge and voila! Temp Tattoos made of gold and silver and beauty in an envelope.

Ok, all that above was kinda silly, but I can’t explain what cam over me! We are a tattoo-less family (the real kind), so I am a super big fan of all things temporary. I can go with whatever whimsy at the moment and have a blast knowing a little rubbing alcohol will undo all my regrettable designs. 

These Temporary Tattoos are perfect Festival Attire

Or or a night on the town, day to day excitement or a little extra where the sun doesn’t shine, special boyfriend/husband fun ;)

Temporary Tattoos in the UK perfect for adults

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