Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L Rosen IMAGE

I picked up this book ages ago; before I got back into my YA groove. It’s an adult romance book (not a bodice ripper, but still romance), and it’s about fashion. 

Taking place through numerous points of view (not just the views of nine women), this book revolves around the way those nine women’s lives are affected by one dress. It also starts and ends with the pattern maker of the dress, and has a lovely full circle feeling. 

It’s a beautiful story about love, in more than one way; there are many love and loss stories within its pages. There are cheating husbands, wives, and fresh starts. It really has it all, and that made me love it. 

I had been putting off reading this book for ages, but everyone suggested I bring it with me on my road trip, and I’m so glad they did. It’s a fantastic read; so much fun and love in it. I highly recommend it. 

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Appdicted: Adobe Creative Cloud

I graduated  couple months ago, and as I walked across the stage I told myself, “I’m never going to do design again.” I had told many of my professors that I was only finishing up because I had been in school for so long, and I was exhausted with it. What I really wanted to do was go to school for journalism. Now that I’ve been out of school for a handful of months, I’ve realized that I do enjoy design, and I miss having assignments.

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Appdicted: Two Dots

image (20)Never in my life have I gotten so involved in an app, Fangirls. Yes, every other week I tell you about an app that has stolen my heart, but nothing can compare what is happening between Two Dots & me. It’s a rather savage addiction. Playing in the middle of the night, sneaking it at work. Trips to the bathroom have turned into 20 minute voyages, refusing to leave until I’ve gone through all my lives and can no longer play. I adore this game. I want to share it with the world. But I must warn you of what you are getting yourself into.

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Appdicted: Chairish

mzl.alyzlfmv - CopyI’ve been outrageously into interior design, home decor, and furniture lately, Fangirls. So with that, I look for things to help fuel & better my obsession. Chairish is the perfect accessory to an interest in home embellishment. It uniquely allows you to buy, and sell, all sorts of beautiful things like furniture, art, and little things to perfectly enhance your home.

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Live DIY: Chair Repair Failure

As much as I want all my DIY adventures that I share with you to be successful, Fangirls, that is not the case. This week I attempted to fix up an antique office chair that I found a few months ago, and failed to figure out how the heck to do that. However, those experiences are ones we can learn from too. The video still offers insight to helpful things like how to not use Gorilla Glue, how to say no to clamps, and how to disappointingly deep sigh. Read More »

Ellen’s Design Challenge

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I have been waiting for this show for a long time, Fangirls. I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do it’s almost exclusively HGTV or DIY Network. I can’t get enough of either. So when I started seeing the adds for a show that focused on designing furniture, which I adore, and Ellen DeGeneres whom I also immensely adore, I could hardly contain myself. Finally last night, the show premiered, and in my opinion, was a total success. Read More »

DIY: Industrial Pipe Shelves (Part I)

I adore industrial looking interior design. As I mentioned in one of my Live DIY videos, I’m redoing my room with a theme of “vintage industrial teen boy astronomy”. As you can tell, it’s pretty vague. Whatever it is, it suits my style. I think that those lovely shelving units made from industrial pipes would be perfect. The thing is, that metal piping is super expensive. So I’ve come up with a just as gorgeous way to do it yourself for much cheaper.

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