Saturday, September 9, 2017

Precious Ribbon Pumpkins


I started making these precious ribbon pumpkins in 2009 and I don't think there has been a Halloween since that I didn't make several. They are so cute, easy to make and also on the budget friendly side of Halloween DIY projects.

I make several different options: ribbon filled handle ( feel free to use all kinds of colors and ribbons) or a less busy single ribbon handle.

To make this pumpkin or the skeleton one below:
cut off existing plastic handle and throw away, 
String your ribbon into the existing holes on the side of pumpkin and tie a double knot facing inside the pumpkin ( where you will not see it).
After you have a tied on the new ribbon handle tie a eight inch strip of ribbon to each side of pumpkin, down by the hole you just ran the ribbon in.
Attach a bow to each side of pumpkin ( or skeleton) using the eight inch strip of ribbon to attached bows to each side. 

My FAVORITE ribbon of all time to use on these pumpkins and skeletons is the black and white gingham. You can find it HERE

Adding a monogram is EASY and only requires that you order the monogram ahead of time ( or make if you have the capabilities/equipment to do). 
To find the monogram I used go HERE

To make the fluffy pumpkin full of ribbon and tulle:
DO NOT CUT plastic handle off pumpkin!!!!!!
You will attach the ribbon to the handle. 
I use 10 inch strips of ribbon and 8 inch strips of tulle. I have no idea how many yards of ribbon and tulle I use It takes a LOT of ribbon and tulle, the fuller the handle the better it looks.
Once you have cut your ribbon and tulle, start by tying a piece of ribbon in a double knot, push it to one end of the handle and keep tying ribbon and tulle ( alternating ribbon colors and sizes as well as tulle)  till the handle is full and fluffy!
Once you have tied all the ribbon and tulle you want on the handle, using sharp scissors trim the ribbon and tulle a bit to get it to fluffy out and stand up a bit. It doesn't take much, trim were you think it needs.
You can get ribbon and tulle HERE

You can use any size ribbon, with or without wire, I think it looks the best to mix sizes, with wire and without, and patterns and colors.




RHINESTONES
This is super easy and takes more time than anything. 
I use this glue HERE and the stuff WORKS
For the PEARLS  I use there found HERE
For the RHINESTONES I use these found HERE

They make super cute trick or treating pails and cute for stuffing a BOO gift in, hostess gift, the possibilities are endless and who ever the recipient is, they will adore it!

My niece wanted a pink one, so pink pumpkin I made.

Then her sister ( my other niece) wanted a purple pumpkin ( done) and a friend wanted blue. I think I have made every color combination you could think of.

This is my VERY FIRST ever ribbon pumpkin in 2009 ( the blog post is still on here), they pumpkins have come a long way but are still so much fun to make and give away.


See more on my Instagram page: TotallyTikaa
Tag me in a picture if you make one, I'd love to see.

Happy Fall Y'all
Tikaa

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fall Transition Tops, Jeans and Shoes


 
EARRINGS are from Abientot in Houston, Tx you can call them 713-523-3997 ( they ship and super friendly). They are available in small, medium and large sizes ( I have MEDIUM), they are under $100, 18K gold post and go with everything.  The shirt information is down below.

MASCARA I use ALL THE TIME is HERE
FOUNDATION: ( shade: medium) HERE
BLUSH: ( color: mood exposure) HERE
EYESHADOW PALETTE  HERE
LIP COMBO I have been wear lately and LOVING 
LINER: ( shade: Soar) HERE
LIQUID LIPSTICK:( shade: Child Star) HERE
LIP GLOSS:( shade: Petal) HERE




ALL COLORS IN THE TOP ARE 
HERE   
I did buy the top in beige, grey and black ( they come in six colors) they call it a sweater but that would be a stretch. Its lightweight, thin ( perfect for Texas fall) and great for layering. It runs small, I wanted it loose, so I ordered XXL, it gave me the fit I wanted. For all three colors I spend less than a deluxe pedicure and manicure combined.  I've washed them, and hang to dry, so far they have held up nicely. 

SHOES can be found HERE or HERE
and jeans are from Target ( I bought them a couple weeks ago in store and could not find online to link), I bought a size larger and had them altered in the waist. WHY did I do that, well I wanted them loose fitting in the legs. 

I love this causal outfit, I thought it would be great for an easy day, travel, lounge...
Find the cardigan HERE
The long pants here HERE
Cropped length pant HERE
Mine is in the color FOG GRAY




NEXT I'm share lots of cute shoes I found and all are under $50, heck most are under $40.  

These remind me of a pair of high end horse-bit loafers I bought last year. I wore them SO MUCH and plan on wearing all this fall to.
Find these HERE and they are less than $35.00


I did order these and in this color because hello HOLIDAY season. These are fun  and again under $35.00 find them HERE


I bought the gucci marmonts in gold last year ( and yes I still have them and love them) but when I saw these I thought "please and thank you" because at $32.00 I don't have to worry about when or where I wear them, caught in a storm, step in mud, go to the horse barn...no worries. Find them HERE


I ordered these to and I can hear the judgement ( how many shoes does she need), but who doesn't like gingham and at $26.00 I bought them HERE

I like both pairs of gingham shoes I am sharing and would have probably purchased both but this pair was not available in my size.  Maybe they will have your size, but hurry they are $31 and won't last long. Find them HERE


Have a great weekend, we are settled in waiting out all the hurricane harvey raining and mess. I hope all is safe and sound.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Black, White and Ruffle Sleeves


I had no idea when I put this shirt in my cart it would be such it a hit with you all. I meant who doesn't like a cute check, ruffle sleeve and stand up collar. Plus its a great price point and works great to transition into fall.  Just think how cute it would look with a orange belt in October???? 
To find this ruffle top click HERE ( try this link first it is the better price)
or HERE
Mine is a large and it is roomy, I would get the size you would normally purchase.  I listed two links because I found it in two spots with several different size options. 

This top is a little different but dang it is CUTE, seriously you need to take a look at it
click HERE

JEANS
HERE  ( try these first, like them the best)





GLASSES are from Walmart they are FOSTER GRANT readers for men in tortoise,  found with all the other readers in the pharmacy section. I bought then took and had my prescription put in them.

Earrings are from Abientot in Houston. They do ship. The earrings are 18K and come in three sizes ( small, medium, and large). I have them in medium and they are under $100 dollars. I have had mine since February BUT they still carry them and if you call and say you saw them on me they know which you are looking for. 

Abientot  phone number is 713-523-3997


A FEW THINGS I HAVE ORDERED AND ARE ON THE WAY


While in Galveston last week I noticed a woman's sneakers at dinner one night and LOVED the way they looked with her jeans and had to know what they were. Before I could ask her my son said oh those are....... Well I still went over and asked her and they were exactly what he said they were. I went back to our table and ordered two pairs, one for me and one for Pookie. 
You can find them HERE


Unitl last year I had never really been into booties and now I've gone overboard with them, I mean what took me so long?!?!?!
These are my newest addiction HERE
HAD TO HAVE them, I love the distressed look and know they will work great for me this fall and winter, plus I just really LIKED them.
Find them HERE





Some of the above links are affiliate links,  which means I  receive a commission should you decide to click that link and make a purchase. It does not effect the price of the item or my opinion. My content is not in any way influenced by affiliate links. I do my best to share where I purchase items or find as similar as I can to something I have purchased in the past and is no longer available