The Tiny Heart: December 2011


New Toy and Shopping Bummer

Sweater-Forever 21, Plaid button down-American Eagle, Necklace-Forever 21, Jeans-Abercrombie, Boots-Target

Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! My mother in law surprised us with an iPad! Hubby has been playing with it non stop. I wish it took better photos though (the photo on the bottom was taken with it). What cool gifts did you get for the holidays?

I was kinda bummed that my office was open the day after Christmas. Clearly they don't know that December 26 is one of the biggest shopping days with the best sales all year! Since I couldn't make it to the mall, I was hoping to find some good deals online. I  purchased a pair of black skinny jeans from Forever 21 for $10.50 since they had a free shipping deal (and I figured they may not have my size in store). Overall though, it seemed most websites had better deals before the holidays. Bummer.

Did anyone score some great deals online? Did you fare better at the mall?


Happy Holidays!

I saw these Reindeer Cupcakes on Pinterest and knew I had to make them! I just spent hours making these. It should've taken me no time, but I could only find one cupcake pan that holds 6 cupcakes. (Maybe I should've checked this ahead of time? Oops). So, I had to bake them in 3 batches. But, the end result is really cute, isn't it?

Happy Holidays, everyone!


Mad About Plaid Scarf

        Plaid scarf-Forever 21, Cardi-American Eagle, Tank-Forever 21, Jeggings-Holister

I'm mad about plaid! This Forever 21 plaid scarf was a steal at $5.90! Not only is it cute, it's also nice and warm! They sell it in a bunch of colors too. I'm thinking I may need to pick up more of these since it's such an easy way to perk up an outfit.

My ModCloth dress arrived today. (Love that it only took 3 days to arrive with free shipping!). As I suspected, it's a tiny bit bigger in the chest than I'd like it to be. I have to try it on for the hubby for the final verdict. I'm leaning towards keeping it, unless I stumble upon something else in the same price range. With 5 weddings in 2012, I gotta keep it on the cheap! 

If anyone has any cocktail dress suggestions, please let me know!

My Free Crappy Portrait!

Have you heard of this site, Free Crappy Portraits? You send them a few photos and your story behind the photos and they'll draw their "crappy" version of it. Cool, right? 

I got my crappy portrait yesterday :)

Oliver is stealing my hubby's socks while Jinx just wants to sleep. (FYI, hubby is not bald. They just drew him that way for some reason).

Want your own Free Crappy Portrait for you blog? Get yours HERE.


The Look for Less: Corset Dress

We've been invited to a whopping FIVE weddings in 2012. So, I figured this was a good excuse to buy myself a new dress, right? 

I decided to order this dress from ModCloth yesterday ($64.99) in an XS. For a petite, it's always a little risky when ordering clothing online since you can't try it on in the dressing room. I'm a little nervous about the fit since some of the reviewers said it fit funny in the chest. But since Mod Cloth has free returns, I decided to risk it.

It's a dead ringer for an Alexander Wang corset dress, except it doesn't come with the near $800 price tag! Lots of celebs have been spotted in the original version:

 Fingers crossed that the dress fits me! It already shipped out so we should know in a few days.

One of my favorite blogs, Pink Peonies, is having a nail polish giveaway! Details can be found here:


Hot Pink + Stripes

Cardigan-Express (old), White tank-Old Navy, Striped tank-Express (old), Jeans-Abercrombie, Boots-Target (old), Skinny belt-H&M, Necklaces-Etsy (sorry they're hard to see)

Please excuse my crappy cell phone pics. Anyways, I'm obsessed with stripes this season! Lately I've been trying to make new outfits with pieces I already own. I pulled this blue striped tank out from the bottom of my drawer to go with my hot pink cardi... ta-da, brand new outfit!

And, my package from Forever 21 came today! Got a sweater, skirt, necklace, scarf, and long sleeved tee for, drumroll, $35! Stay tuned for those outfits. :)


A little introduction

Hi! Here's a little introduction about me and this blog.

I got married to my wonderful hubby in June. Here's one of our wedding photos...
                                  (Hubby is a lot taller than me at 6'4").

     We have two furbabies, Jinx and Oliver. Jinx is a pit mix and general couch potato.

        Oliver is a year and a half year old puggle. He's a little troublemaker.

Planning for my wedding inspired me to open my own Etsy shop. I make custom wedding designs.                                              

                  This is one of my wedding invitations.

So, that's just a little about me and my blog!