Thursday, May 26, 2011

TEN Things I Love Thursday!!

Hello everyone!!!

It is officially thursday......which means that we are THAT much closer to the weekend. Despite the fact that its gloomy and rainy.....and will be for most of the weekend, that means I will get to do a lot of indoor activities a.k.a. CLEANING and DECORATING!
Anyways......on to the TTILT:

1. Rainy Days: I know rainy days can be spirit dampening....but I find them enjoyable. I like to snuggle on the couch with my kitties or my hubby and watch scary movies.

2. Biggby's Super Frozen Mocha Mocha's! They are soooooo good!

3. Hair flowers and fancy headbands: I have quite the collection. I love wearing anything with sparkles, feathers, or bows!

4.  Mark Ryden artwork: I love his work. I love the abstract and bizarre themes he uses as well as the cutesy imagery.

5. Good Friends: I have been blessed with many good friends and I am honored to have them in my life

6. My workspace: I feel like I practically live at work, so I decorated my workspace to make me feel at home. Its a mix of pinks, purples and other bright colors. Hello Kitty adorns my work area as well as pretty candleholders, pencil cups and more.

7. Black Gel Ink pens: Call me crazy, but I ONLY like to use Black Gel Ink pens when writing or signing my name. I always have at least ONE with me. Usually, there are at least 5 swimming around in my purse.

8. Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake's SNL Digital Shorts: The newest one had me laughing in hysterics. AND the fact that Lady Gaga was in it was the sprinkles AND the icing on the cake! Pure AWESOME SAUCE!
See it here:

9. (since I just mentioned her) Lady Gaga: I love her! Her new album is excellent. I love what she stands for and that she doesnt care what anyone else thinks. She is intellegent, creative, and she cares about her fans. I am proud to call myself a "Little Monster"!

10. These two:

My husband and Step-Daughter, Evie.
They are two of my most FAVORITE people in the whole world.
I love them both soooo much!

That is about it today. Hope everyone is having a great Thursday!

Love and Kisses,
Candi Marie

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hello Blogging World! Welcome to Wednesday!! Hope everyone is having a great week. My week seems to be going by rather quickly.....and I am thrilled that I get an additional day off making my weekend even longer. I have Spring cleaning to do and I want to spend time with my wonderful husband and our pets.

I think it is about time I post some pics of my "Furry babies". They are the little loves of my life and mean the world to me. Introducing.......(drum roll please)

Wonton Tao is my Pekingese. He is small in size, but he doesn't think so. He is extremely protective of me.

Next, we have.....

Loki is an odd cat. He is by far, my LARGEST cat. He weighs about 25 pounds. He sits on his butt, like in the above photo and he will sit up on his back feet to beg for food, like a dog. He ONLY drinks out of the sink and will whine and cry if he can see the bottom of the food dish. To show you just how large he is, here is a photo of him wearing MY panties:

He also has a lovely collection of hats: Here is Loki modeling his Elephant Hat.

Next we have......

Miss Coco Chanel
Chanel is a little princess. She has the cutest little meow and is just plain adorable. She knows she is cute so she uses that to her advantage. She has my husband thinking she can do NO wrong!

My next furry child is.................Miu Miu

Miu Miu is a lovely dovey kitty. She loves to lay upon my chest and dig her claws in. Ouch, I know!
She meows with her mouth shut! She is the klutziest cat I own!

Last but certainly, not least...... PRADA!   (Yes, there is a fashion theme.....can you tell???)

Prada is the smallest AND newest additon to our little family. She likes to sleep on the back of the chair and follow my husband around and get underfoot. I need to take more photos of her!

Anywhooo......those are the kiddo's!

Have a great day!

Love and Kisses,

Candi Marie

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's the little things....

Soooo.....Thursday afternoon, my sweet husband surprised me with earrings. I was ecstatic! It was such a sweet surprise.

Now, before everyone goes thinking that he bought me diamonds, let me say that first, I could care less about diamonds. In fact, the earrings he bought me are even BETTER than diamonds, because HE got them for me. Here is a picture of them:

Yeppers.....those are Hello Kitty plugs. :) I love that my husband knows just what I would like.
Hope everyone is having a Happy Monday!


Love & Kisses,

Candi Marie

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Annnnnnnnnd it's Wednesday!

Today has been a little better than yesterday. I decided to try something different with my hair.....AND, I am wearing a necklace that I made. Its a rather gloomy day out, so I decided to wear cerulean blue to brighten things up. I am also wearing an antique headband that I found years ago.
 Hello Bouffant!

(I wasn't trying to look unhappy here, promise!)
I am wearing NEW shoes today too. Course, I have had them for a while, just never worn them.

(sorry, a little blurry)

Anywhoozles, they are from Forever 21, and they are actually quite comfortable and lightweight. I am quite fond of them. 

Hope everyone is having a lovely day! Enjoy!

Love and Kisses,   
Candi Marie

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Terrible TUESDAY!

So I am just done and over with this day. Can it be Wednesday now......please??  The day started with my shoe strap breaking at work. Thinking quickly, I STAPLED it back on. Then my computer got infected with a I went half the day without a computer at work. THEN, my awesome idea of stapling my strap onto my shoe caused it to rub on my ankle causing a lovely gash.  So needless to say, I had to run to Target on my lunch break to buy a pair of shoes. I went with simple black flats being that I will wear them over and over again. Thinking things were going to get better.....I get the icing on the cake......My poor husband who has been searching aimlessly for a job and thought he finally got a good job, was let down once again.

So, tonight, I shall come home from work, take a hot bath and relax the rest of the night with my husband and pretend all is well.

This is my "Having a rough day" face

Cross your fingers that things will go better tomorrow.
Love & Kisses,

Candi Marie

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wedding photo overload!

I had to post these wedding pics, because they are a few of my most favorites!!!

Michael Koole is a great photographer, and friend. He took these amazing photos....and more. To check out his work, go to:

Love and Kisses,
Candi Marie

Oh Monday, you shouldn't have!

No really..... you shouldn't have......came back around again so early!
I am one sleepy girl today.....which isn't a good thing being I have to work from 7:30-5 and then have class from 6 to 9:40pm. Talk about a loooooong day. Anywhoozles, I chose to go with a retro flapper look today.
I love wearing my collection of flambouyant headbands, and today's makes not exception. Large feathers, rhinestones, and BIG! Although, people always think its part of my hair.
I got bored over the weekend and decided to bedazzle the corner of my glasses too. Just because!
Hope you all had a great weekend. 
Love and Kisses, 
Candi Marie

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Good Morning, Saturday peeps!

Candi Marie here.....semi sleepy and at work. (boo) I honestly am starting believe that it should be a sin to be awake before 10am on a saturday. Did I mention that it is raining and gloomy out?? Perfect day to be in bed sleeping still. Thank God for Biggby coffee. :) is a recap of my day off.......

Yesterday was a good day. While my hubby was having a meeting downtown, I went thrifting at One Girl's Treasure and bought 2 amazing vintage dresses, a skirt and a fabulous satin black and white polka dot blouse, and a silver sequin hair flower. I was quite pleased with my finds. I wasnt even planning on shopping. It just sort of, happened. I was also surprised that OGT carried vintage clothing. That made me very happy. Then, we stopped to this great store on Wealthy Street, called Phills Stuff. This store is only open when "Phill" feels like opening it. Anywhoo, they have everything you can imagine in it. Antiques, hardware, jewelry, old pictures, Manniquins, and TONS of Records.....and a plethera of much much more. My husband picked out 2 really cool vintage postcards and I purchased some very sparkly cocktail rings.

Today, is a work day for me....only until 2pm. Then I will go home and take a nice nap. After napping, I have my work cut out for me. CLEANING!!!!

Hope you all have a happy Saturday.....or CATurday!
This is my sweet little girl, Coco Chanel, making sleep look AWESOME!

Love and Kisses,
Candi Marie        

Thursday, May 12, 2011

TEN Things I LOVE Thursday!

1. First and Foremost, I am LOVING being part of the IFB Network. I have made some very amazing new blogger friends and am very fortunate for that.

2. Spring is here! Hooray for pretty dresses and colorful skirts and sandals!

3. My new car! My husband and I just got a silver PT Cruiser.....and I LOVE IT.

4. Having tomorrow off.....even though I have much cleaning to do!

5. Checking out my new blogger friends' blogs!

6. My little solar flower on my desk that dances. It is like my own personal cheerleader!

7. My recent boost of creativity. I am taking advantage of that!

8. The fact my Grandma is giving me a sewing machine! I cannot wait to start sewing and creating!

9. Going to lunch with friends and having fun

10. Watching the Soprano's with my husband. He is getting me into it, now that the show has been over for a long time.

Enjoy the day, friends!

Love and Kisses,        

Candi Marie

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What I am wearing... kind of!

Today I chose to go with a retro glam look for work.
 I couldnt take a full shot pic, but here are snippets:

Vintage crystal necklace, White flower and feather headband with retro curls

White t-shirt sweater from Target, accessorized with a vintage puppy pin, that I embellished with felt.

Cocoa-tan dress pants from New York & Co. and Leopard wedges from Payless.

Have a Fashionable day, everyone!

Love & Kisses ,
Candi Marie    

Expressing myself!

 Granted, I work as a secretary, but luckily for me.....the people I work for allow me to dress like I want and express myself in different ways. For example, I have many visable tattoos. In fact, I have 7 tattoos on my arms and 2 on the back of my ankles. I also have a large tattoo across my shoulder blades that can be visible at times as well. I have designed all of my tattoos and plan to have many more done. (work in progress). I plan on making both arms sleeves eventually....but that will come in time.
Here are some photos of my tattoos:
Cutesy skull and crossbones
and the dog is for my two dogs, Muffin and Twinkle who passed away.

Cupcake kitty and my husbands Initials

The angel kitty is for my cat Valentino, who passed away. The Unicorn is for my Mom.

For my kitty Armani who passed away

( I have this one on both legs)
My Wings!

I just wanted to share some of my lovely body art with you all. Do you have any tattoos? If so, what do you want to get?

Love and Kisses,  
Candi Marie

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Feeling Blessed!

Hello Everyone!!!  

I feel absolutely lucky, blessed, fortunate and a whole lot of other great feelings since I joined the Independent Fashion Bloggers. I have met some great new people from all over the place. I would love to have any feedback, advice, questions, comments, and more, being I am so new at all of this.

Thank you all for coming and visiting my little blog!


Love and Kisses,
~Candi Marie~

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wedding day LOVE!

I guess its time to do a post on what I wore for my Wedding day. I knew I wanted something different.....and very, well....ME! Because I am a big fan of Pin-Up, I knew I wanted something retro-esque. I originally went with this dress:

While I LOVE the antique look of this dress, I started to feel like it needed more "Oomph"!
So....after scouring the internet for what I wanted, I FINALLY found this:

This was THE dress I knew I wanted to wear. It had all 3 colors that we planned to use in the wedding. Not only that, but the red satin bow matched PERFECTLY with my handsome husband to be's tie. I then had to look for the perfect veil. I for sure didnt want a long veil....and I knew I wanted something special. After checking out Audrey Kutchings buzznet blog, I found her tutorial for a heart shaped hat that she had DIY'd after seeing a similar one on Instantly, the gears in my mind began to turn and I was able to create my own, complete with a small chin skimming polka dot veil. As for my bouquet, flowers just wouldn't I created my own, with valentine hearts, glitter, sparkles, and more. For the finishing touches, I went to Moxie and had a retro up-do done, and wore a hello kitty heart necklace. All in all, my final bridal ensemble didnt cost me much. In fact, my shoes were the most expensive part of the outfit. (Vivienne Westwood for Melissa skull bow slingbacks)

Without further adieu, here are the photos!

 Anywhooo.....hope you enjoyed the wedding pics!
Love and Kisses,

Candi Marie