Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Two more days...

We have tracking information! My laptop shipped from CHINA on Friday. It's supposed to be here on Thursday, so in two days' time, and I am SO EXCITED!!! I'm still writing out blog posts and taking photos, and it will definitely be a bit of a game to see how it plays out. I love that I am still able to do little posts, but it stinks to not have photos available.

But I promise you, there are so many new things coming in the next few months. After all, I have a backlog of blog posts to write for you! I will be adding a "Projects" page so that you can easily access everything. Yes, I know the Pinterest links aren't going to the correct place. I keep forgetting to do that...

I have been grateful to have access to another computer during this time while I wait for my new one to arrive and being able to keep you guys updated. And since you have been patient and emailing me and still reading my blog throughout this little setback, I will tease you with a photo from my room! Also, a sneak peak at a fashion DIY project that will be featured on here next month.

I switched out the fabric on my nightstand. Tutorial is coming!! P.S. Don't you just love how the new curtains hide the new paint color? That's still a surprise!! :)
Oooh wonder what this could be? :) 

Thanks so much for your patience!! 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Well this is upsetting...

Since my mom's computer didn't have to be customized and got here in a week, I wrongfully assumed my laptop would be the same way. WRONG. I was expecting to see FedEx today or tomorrow outside of my house, but I found out this evening that my laptop is still "in production". I feel sad. It's just the polarity of the situation I guess.
I mean...:
My mom - doesn't back up anything, waits until the last possible minute, she still has a working albeit slow PC, but her computer comes in a week.
Me - I had my stuff in Google Drive and Dropbox, all of my music and pictures backed up on flash drives, and my laptop is unusable. And here I sit, anxiously waiting. I'm kind of not happy that mine actually probably won't ship until the date it said online. I joked about my dad forgetting to add the backlit keyboard when he ordered it, and I really hope he didn't try to and that's what's keeping it from shipping. It was a joke to see if he would actually read it.

I don't think I have ever dealt with anything so frustrating. Ever. My room is slowly beginning to come together but I have nothing else to fill the time, so it starts to take form. Yes, I am glad to have the planning and project time, but I like being able to immediately draft and add pictures. Since I am growing tired of this whole waiting process, I went and grabbed a couple of old room pictures from a flash drive so that when I do begin my new posts, you will see I have made a ton of progress.This is my room after I painted it purple and called myself "finishing" it.

I know, it's terrible, right? And I thought this was organized at the time... 

I think this was the neatest part of my entire room. This corner by my closet. With my chair. So sad. And this is all before I started any type of de-cluttering. So, I will safely assume that my closet was full of junk at the time and probably more is piled on the windowseat behind my atrocious curtains I had up at the time. 

Have a great weekend, and pray for the sunshine to stay! 
(I do not like tornados and hope I never have to see or be inside of one)


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sorry for the Boring Title!!

Another quick QUICK note since my laptop is still not here....I have no patience at all :)

But I tried to see if my laptop worked at all, and it cut off on me. So now not only is the fan bad (crappy construction since it's on the bottom of the PC), but the battery is no good (it's the second one it's had). I plan to do a post to help anyone else out who is looking for a new laptop! But all of that will come with time. You won't believe the mess my calendar is for June.

I need to list out all of my topics by category and then pick what days to do what topics and just start planning the posts out. Drafting isn't going as well as I thought because I'm getting anxious. I'm really worried I won't have as much time as I need to get at least the pictures for the first two weeks of the month done. Granted, my first summer class is from 8 to 10 in the morning, so I'll have the afternoons and evenings, but I don't want to stress myself too much. I have confidence that my computer will be here today or tomorrow - probably tomorrow judging by how fast my mom's computer came - it only took a week. But I do apologize for the sporadic posts. I wanted to keep you guys updated and I hope my readers from my Wordpress blog managed to find their way over here.

As I've said before, there are MANY changes to the blog on the way, and many many new posts coming that have to do with my room. My official instagram @InsideNatashasHead will NOT be showing sneak peeks of my room! You have to wait until June for that :)

But I do have some other things I am working on that you will enjoy seeing in the coming weeks and months. Feel free to subscribe by email on the right hand side of the blog, and don't forget to check out Facebook (facebook.com/insidenatashashead), Twitter (@KyaraB94), and Instagram (@InsideNatashasHead), as well as Pinterest (@NatashaINH)!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another Pictureless Post

I tell you, I can't WAIT to get my new laptop up and running....whenever it gets here. I hate waiting for stuff...but I don't have a choice, now, do I? It helps that I used Amazon Prime to get a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad mini in two days. But I still don't care to blog from it, with pictures and such. I may start drafting the text for posts, and once I have access to my photo software, I can organize and edit my photos.

There are many changes in store for June on this blog. I will be sharing some things on my new OFFICIAL blog instagram! Come follow me at @fivesixteenblog !! I'll mostly be on there and Twitter until I can blog with photos again. Twitter is @KyaraB94 and I may not post one day, but some day there will be sporadic series of tweets, so you never know!

Thank you again, for your patience with all of the changes and unexpected problems that have come up!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

No Posts Temporarily

Hello all,

Just a quick note to let you know I am unable to post any new posts for awhile. My laptop quit on me a week and a half ago so I backed up what I could and once I have a new computer up and running, I'll have access to my pictures and such for the new posts I have coming. SO MUCH is happening right now, and I can't even blog it!! It's frustrating!! If I could use the computer I'm on now to upload, I would. Believe me. But I promise, there will be several new picture posts when I get  a replacement. It's been a long time coming -- my laptop was a refurbished HP and now I am in the process of getting something else that's actually new. So thank you for your patience, and I am off to enjoy the last half hour of my birthday :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

{DIY} Thrifting and Organizing

I can’t believe the spring semester is almost over! I have two exams next week and I am DONE….for a month. I’m taking two 5 week classes during the summer, but other than that, I’ll have a long enough summer. I will probably spend my at-home time under my ceiling fan in my room or out in the pool – not swimming, though. I don’t know how. But, on to the point of this post, I stopped by two different thrift stores on my way home from class a few days ago. The first one, I walked out of after about ten minutes because I couldn’t figure out the prices on anything! It looked like someone took a Crayola pencil (in red) and wrote illegibly these really weird prices…if that’s even what they said!

So, I made the looooong drive up Cooper Street to Goodwill. For you North Texas residents, I drove the distance from UT Arlington to Goodwill. It’s pretty far seeing as there’s road work on Park Row and there was an accident on Cooper. But, the trip was well worth it! I managed to get two Mason jars, and a bag of fabric for about 6 dollars! Based on the average prices of these fabrics lately, I got about $30 worth of fabric for $2.75! I love Goodwill right now! The largest piece is about 2.5 yards and 54 inches wide!! Score!!!


And of course I had to check against my windowseat, and IT FITS. Or, I should say, it’s enough fabric for my cushion. It’s just too wide, but that’s an easy fix. I’m already trying to figure out what to do with the excess fabric! And yes, I know I need to touch up my black trim. What can I say? I'm a messy painter. Better the trim than the new carpet, according to my dad.


On to the Mason jars! They had a purpose before they were even bought. The larger one holds thread, and the smaller one was bought specifically for my buttons. I figured today would be a good day to share my sewing area so far, in the form of a collage! I love Picasa for these :)

  • Top left is a small tin that used to hold peanut brittle – now it holds my absolute essentials for sewing! My little scissors, a pencil, a sharpie, thread, and my large pincushion that I made myself are all sitting in it with a felt lining I cut out of a scrap!

  • Of course, top right is the Mason jars just after filling and labeling.

  • Bottom left: My basket holding my scissors, pinking shears, elastic, scissor sharpener, and glue gun.

  • Lastly, bottom right, is my “tray” holding the jars, a  small leaf tray holding little charms, and my little pincushion filled with my new heart pins! I got them at JoAnn for $1.49 (30 pack)! I want to cover this at some point, because obviously the “ipad mini” text on the side isn’t too nice to look at! Maybe it could serve as a reminder that I have something so neat? I don’t know, but I’m still going to cover it! :)

Sewing Area

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Back Home.

I have been having issues with Wordpress and finally made the jump and got back on Blogger. One of my favorite blogs is hosted on Blogger -- it's fate <3

Hopefully it won't take me too long to remember how to use everything!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

{Nifty & Thrifty} New Fabulous Finds!

I found some new things for my room in a bin buried in my niece's closet. I'm not sure where this stuff came from, but I know it's been in there for awhile! I hope to make them all fit into the theme/colors for my room, because they have far too much potential to pass them up! By the way, here is my inspiration collage for the room:

First up, is a green window box with hooks inside and a magnet closure -- perfect fit for my jewelry. I want to paint this mint and the little window will either be white or black. I'll keep the two-tone thing going.

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Next, is this lovely little mirror. What you can't see is that it is in two pieces. But I simply have to glue this together and it's done and ready to hang!


This little dry erase board calendar may or may not be used. I'm really not sure yet. But it looks cute so I might use it. I don't know!!!! :(


And lastly, this poor little frame. I'm not entirely sure what to do with it yet. Maybe wrap some cork with fabric and hot glue it into the back for a pinboard? Not sure yet...


As always, thanks for looking/reading/liking my blog posts!