Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"Now he's getting a tattoo. Yeah he's gettin' ink done. He asked for a 13, but they drew a 31"

"Pretty Fly for a White Guy" by The Offspring has been one of my favorite songs for years now,
and now the tatted 13 lyric has a whole new meaning! 

When I heard that many tattoo shops have a Friday the 13th tradition with tattoos for $13, 
I knew I had to participate in the next one, 
I have been thinking about getting a 13 for a while now because it is good luck in Italy, 
especially in my family,
and lets face it, I can use all the luck I can get. 

We were going to go to Kiss of Ink in Trenton that we have been too before,
Brian Mock did my waves last year, and my triangle and evil eye a few months ago,
but I was not inspired by any of the flash designs he posted on Instagram
& they were $31 with no resizing.

With some exploring I found this flash sheet by tattoobyxxmj in NYC at Mischief Tattoo,
they were so pretty and detailed I had to check it out in person!

Convinced the hubby to take a trip into the city!


We arrived!
It was raining & I was thankful there was an awning from the movie theater next door
because there was a LONG line!
We arrived around 2 and got tattoos around 5,
the line was so long that many people didn't even get in!


We had a lot of time to look at the designs,
 I must have changed my mind a hundred times,
there were so many pretty flowers and others that I loved but it was 1/person

I decided to go with a classic Friday the 13th tattoo and went for this 13 with the 1 as a candle,
it was different, badass, and a little "in memory of"



My 13 was done by yukitats,
the pain level was minimal, I almost fell asleep because I was so tired of standing!
I want to get the flame and the cut filled in with red ink eventually




What I Wore: glasses- Steve Madden, lips- Urban Decay "Anarchy", earrings- Stella & Dot via stylist Kristen, top- vintage via ThePlasticAgeShop on Instagram, tank- Anthropologie, jeans- Gap, flats- Shop Hopes

Then it was more adventure time in NYC!


We walked through Washington Square on this cloudy day,
yet there was still a kid swimming in the fountain...

We went to Milk & Hops at Astor Place for a beer and sandwich,
I follow them on Instagram and was happy to check them out in real life!

I got the Boulevard "Lemon Ginger Radler" which tasted more like a cocktail then a beer,
I liked it!

We shared a "Bacon Bahn Mi" which was delicious!
Next time grill cheese because we heard it was life changing...


My 13 made it on to Mischief Tattoo NYC's instagram!
I love the anatomical heart with flowers, so pretty,
may be one of my next ;)

Next Friday 13th is in January... see you next time!

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Recap!

This $9 Walmart dress is perfect for Memorial Day & all summer long! 
I got so many compliments for a dress under $10! 




What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker, lips- Milani Amore Mattetalics "Mattely in Love", earrings- Rehabbed Handmade on Etsy, necklace- Kendra Scott, long necklace- gift from former student, jacket- Gap, dress- Walmart, belt- thrifted, flats- Kohls, bag- Reed x Kohls


I got this dollar back from getting gas,
it said "I spent this on weed", well I spent it on ice cream...

My parents made this awesome squid ink pasta with seafood and it was delicious!

Perfect night for some midnight tacos in Asbury Park!


& a walk on the boardwalk!





& a beer on the beach!


A perfect Memorial Day Weekend!

I added some new jams to my 2016 Spotify Playlist!




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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fireplace Mantle Re-Decoration


Wow, this post has been a long time coming,
I have been eluding to it for weeks with various thrifting and flea market finds,
& here is the re-decorating process of our fireplace mantel!

Here is a picture of our mantel from our Home Tour last year:

Since then we have moved the peacocks to a better place in the library,
and the horse book ends are now actually holding books there too.

We also got cord hiders for the TV cords,
and the whole adjustment highlighted the fact that our mantel was quite bare

I checked out some inspiration on Instagram
& loved this mix of art and vintage pieces from lovetybee

So we started thrifting and hunting at flea markets!
I love the New Castle Farmer's Market and Flea when we go visit my sister,
and it started off our mantel re-decor!

Got this green kitchen scale for $5!
Which kicked off a bit of a collection...
{candle is from our honeymoon in Alaska and frame is from our engagement party}

Also got this bronze and glass vase during that trip & I added some flowers from our trees
{peacock was a consignment find also in Delaware}

Our sculpture in the center was a wedding gift from our friend Luke, we love it!

After we got a few new items,
it caused me to look around the house and see what would be nice if moved onto the mantle,

They added a little something,
but more was definitely needed!

I went thrifting with my best friend and found this blue sculpture thing

& painted floral decanter

Now it felt like we were getting somewhere!

I originally spotted this baby scale when we went to the flea market on Easter,
& could not wait to go back and see if it was still available!
When I finally went to check, it was!
& I had to get it!
It is perfect to hold this bronze candle, I love the sides that are little lions!

After a sushi date, we went to the Salvation Army
& found this little jar and had to added it!


Now we are talking!

Finally I ordered a little scale from lovethegiver on Etsy that says "Princess",
I had to add it to my growing collection!

I was so excited when it arrived!

So little & cute!
Added a little stone from our honeymoon in Alaska!

Love my little scale collection!

I also wanted this pink diet scale from ShopatMadison on Etsy
& ordered it but it has yet to come,
I had to open a claim for non-delivery,
Which is still ongoing =(
So I probably need to get a refund and order a different one to finish my collection!
I am going to add a little piece of coral from Mexico to the top of that one,
when it finally joins the collection!

So where we stand right now on our fireplace mantle re-decoration:


I love the addition of baby's breath,
we have it all over the house and it lasts so long as dried flowers.

It is coming together nicely!
I think it is much more "us" and indicative of our home decor style!

See other parts of our home from our 2015 Home Tour
as photographed by the amazing Michelle Amy Photography!

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