Forest Fantasy | Living My Best Life

by Jamie Sanford on December 7, 2017

I have been brewing a blog post about making for some time now. I keep working on new projects that make me have more to say, and so it is very delayed. However, I had to do something about this project.

I have been thinking about making a headpiece for myself featuring large antlers for ages, and I finally managed to do so this past October. My Halloween plans did not work out, so I didn’t have a chance to go out in my costume, which is not so much a costume as me living my forest queen fantasy. I wanted to mark the occasion of this particular project, so I asked William to make some photos of me. Add this to the list of things I have done this year to actively try to live my best life. I know that the phrase is overused to death, but the concept is right. I am over being worried about what other people think about me, and so here I am in the woods.

The overwhelming feeling I had while doing this is that I had no idea what to do with my hands. How do models do this?

Will: “Pose like a statue!” Jamie: *does this*

I wish more of my purple hair was illuminated in this one.

The headpiece on my head is a mixture of faux flowers from Michael’s and 2 different kinds of plastic antlers that I found at Pier 1 Imports and then disassembled from their original locations, and painted to what I wanted them to look like. My dress is from eShakti.

“I’m going to stand behind this plant so my hands don’t look weird.” Look at the antlers though!! This is by far the most complicated thing that I have made, and I am super-proud of the result.

Go forth and live your best life. I know that your version of that probably won’t be wearing a giant headpiece in the woods, but you get the idea.

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Las Vegas Vow Renewal Details | 11-11-16

by Jamie Sanford on December 26, 2016

I’m finally posting photos of our 10th anniversary vow renewal! It’s been a month already! This post is dedicated to the details.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using these links.

These photos were made by me, taken with the Sony Alpha a550.

I am brewing a blog post about my forays into making, and earlier projects from the year made me believe that I could make this bouquet. While I was at it, I made the boutonniere for William.

Some of the flowers had dice in the center, some had rhinestones.

The bottom looked unfinished, so I was able to utilize some beautiful poker chips to dress it up.

These beautiful ears are the Liberace ears by Rock ‘n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory.

This champagne was great for photos but did NOT taste good at all. My sunglasses are from Amazon!

Our new rings are from Apples of Gold. We bought our original weddings bands from Apples of Gold 10 years ago!

I’ve had the belt for years and do not remember where it was purchased. The dress is an anomaly – after searching for months to find a dress that was what I wanted, I bought random dresses from Amazon and this was the perfect one.

One more post coming up – this one will be about our experience at the Little Church of the West.




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Sunday Link Party!

by Jamie Sanford on October 18, 2010

My weekend was so awesome that I’m late with the link party. I love it.

Photo of the week, from my trip to Florida, a little restaurant called Bern’s which I mentioned in the last link party.  Bananas Foster!


Nothing like someone lighting your dessert on fire.

Loved this Vanity Fair handwriting analysis of some old journals that belonged to Marilyn Monroe.

Speaking of which, I watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on Saturday and if you haven’t seen it in a while or ever at all, you should totally watch it. (It’s available on Netflix instant watch.)

The Glamourai has an awesome DIY project for turning faux jewelry into something that seems much more retro and fabulous.

Pictures of My Mother is a new discovery, and I love it. If I had access to the older pictures of my mom, I would totally find something to submit.

Manage Flitter is the best tool I’ve used to cull those I’m following who are 1, not active any longer and 2, not following me back anyway.

Can I please have a tiny little house in the middle of the woods in which to do projects etc?

Finally, Verizon gets the iPhone. I am due for a new phone in February so this is perfect.

Funny or Die + Mythbusters = awesome. “You look like a French walrus.”

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Sunday Link Party!

by Jamie Sanford on August 2, 2010

Photo of the week. From a day out at the park – check out my sparkly nail polish. My husband thinks that I look scary in this photo, but whatever.


Artistic interpretations of the Twitter fail whale. (URLesque)

4 Reasons Lady Gaga has Fans and You Don’t. (Mack Collier)

I think I’ve mentioned that I am exposed to a lot of wedding blogs and such now, with the new job? Anyway, here are beautiful photos of a vintage-inspired wedding with lots of DIY touches. Beautiful. (StyleMePretty)

Flickr stream of the week – Rosie Hardy is so young and brilliant. If I had her manipulation skills, I would probably be doing it for a living.

Video: High Fidelity is one of my favorite movies. I’ve watched it a few times in the last few weeks, it is crazy quotable and the music is great and you should watch it again if you’ve seen it, and if you haven’t seen it, get on it.

Anyway, here’s a scene from the movie.

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DIY Shower Curtain

by Jamie Sanford on April 16, 2010

Today’s item is a personalizable shower curtain.

You get a blank shower curtain and a permanent marker, and then, the world (or the shower curtain) is your oyster.

There are more examples on the product page.  This shower curtain can be purchased from Target for $29.99.

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