Sunday, August 7, 2011

Office Nic-Naks for $4.50

Now that I have a new job I have less time to blog.

But now I have an office and it needs some love. So of course I went to Marshalls.

I bought 2 candles for $1.50 each on clearance. They are a nice cream color that goes with the colors in my office and it has a wood grain effect to them.
I got my new silhouette on Wednesday and I've been figuring everything out. This is one of my first "real" and "successful" projects. 

I just used some white computer paper that I had to cut out a design. Then I used some clear contact paper that I had to secure it around the candle. I think it turned out really cute. A cheap simple way to give a boring candle interest.

I also bought this cute Candle votive for $1.50 on clearance because it had a little chip on one of the "petals". I figured for a $1.50 I could put that side towards the back ;)

It was a dark brown/black color which would have gone fine with the office colors but I'm not a very "black" person. Plus everything else was white that I had in my area. So I sprayed it white. I thought it  went great with the frame that I got a few months ago ($4 at Marshalls) that I will also be taking to the office. 

I'll post a picture when I have everything set up :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Little paint makes it A LOT better!

Remember this super cute ...uhh... thing... I got at the thrift store?

Well I finally painted it. I decided to go with white. I really like it white. It doesn't "blend in" as much as I thought it might. I really like it. What do you think?

This is where it is going to go:

So as I was waiting for my stuff to dry, this cat walked up the staircase outside and into my Apartment!! He was walking around like he owned the place. I've never seen the cat before. I shooed him out, but then he hung out on the porch while I finished my painting. 
Crazy Cat!

I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

Yesterday I bought 2 candles for $1.50 each on clearance at Marshalls and I also bought this cute Candle votive for $1.50 on clearance because it had a little chip. 

Tomorrow I'll show you what I did with them. 

(I'll give you a hint: I used my *new* silhouette!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NO-Sew Halter top: Updated

One of my very first posts I did was a tutorial on how to make a Halter top from a Men's shirt. Since then I've gotten a few features and lots a wonderful feedback. Quite a few people have commented on how low it is and non "Bra-friendly". 

I wore my top the other day and wanted to show you guys how this top will look with a spaghetti strap shirt layered underneith it. I wore a strapless bra.

You can also wear it with a tank top if you need to wear a full bra. 

I still think this looks is just as cute with a tank as without :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The great tasting-Not so great Looking Dessert!

What makes a dessert awesome?

How about one with fruit to make yourself think its sorta healthy?
That has alcohol in it?
And you probably already have all the ingredients?

Really, what more could you ask for?

If you will excuse my last minute camera phone picture, I'll tell you how to make this yummy tasting (not so great looking) dessert!

First slice a banana in half "hot dog style". Lay it on a cookie sheet and spread some butter and cinnamon and sugar on it.

Then broil it, or BBQ it, until the skin starts to peel away from the banana.

Place it in a bowl and pour Kahlua over it (most of the alcohol will burn off because its hot, but I would maybe skip this if you are serving to kids. Go for chocolate drizzle instead). You can also sub the Kahlua for Baileys or any other dessert liquor of your choice. 
Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

Ta-Da!! Deliciousness!

Recipe courtesy of Tyler L :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cigar Box Ring Organizer

My lovely friend Ali (doesn't she have a great name??) asked me to make her a ring holder. She had them all on a rod/stick/pole thing (technical terms) and she hated having to take off all the rings if she wanted one at the bottom. So after her explaining the gist of what she wanted, here is what I came up with:

 Isn't it fantastic? I was pretty sad to give it to her. 
(I have enough stuff to make me one too so don't feel to bad for me)

Read More and Ill tell you how I made it!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July Layered JELLO!!

Hey guys! Want to learn to make some fun 4th of July Jello? I gave a little tutorial on my Facebook page.

Aren't they so cute?

And while you are there, enter my Giveaway!

Happy 4th everyone!! Have a safe Holiday!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Facebook Giveaway!

I've giving away one of my scarves on my Facebook page!

All you have to do is leave a comment on the photo! Super easy.

This is one of the cute scarf accessories that I sell at all of my craft fairs and boutiques. I also have them for sale in a few local stores. 

They are great for dressing up a T-shirt and jeans or even a dress. I wear mine in the summer with a tank top or in the winter with a sweater. 

If you don't win but would like one, feel free to email me and I can send you photos of my inventory or make you a custom one. 

Coffee Bag Pillows

Remember my awesome sofa I got? Remember how I told you I was going to show you more on my pillows that I made for it? Well here it is!  

I know you've been waiting on the edge of your seat.

I showed you some Pillows that I wanted to make for the sofa when I first got it. And I finally got around to doing it after I covered the Chair that I found...intheALI

So here they are!

 One side I used the coffee bag and on the other side I used the same fabric from my chair.

 I think they turned out so great. I love them.

 I think it coordinates well with everything in the room.

By the way........ I saw the fabric that I used in an article in Better Homes and Gardens. Man I'm just such a great fabric-picker-outer. :D

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I wore wednesday

 Shirt: Old Navy clearance $4.00
 Shorts: Target clearance $3.75
Sandals: Steve Madden Sale $15
 Purse: Consignment store- Fossil bag $29.00 (this was a big splurge for me. Sad, I know)
Yeap, Feelin Kinda cute :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I need your Opinion!!

So heres my little shelves:

And here is a little shelf nic-nak that I got at Marshalls for $1.50 (I'm just bragging). It kind of looks like a silver pomegranate.

Ok now for the question. Its about this little guy. 

Click on over to my Facebook to see the question and help me answer. :) And while you are there, you should like my page! ;D

You can see a far away picture in the first photo. Its not as "brassy" as it looks here. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Beach Bag from Recycled Materials

A few months ago a got a new mattress. I had nicknamed my old mattress "the crater". It was time for a new  one. I got a memory foam mattress. Its the best thing that I've ever bought. I got a full size for $250 on Overstock. Such a great deal. 

Ok Anyway, It came rolled and wrapped in this woven plastic wrapper (you cut it and it goes "poof" and it expands :P ). Being the "craft-a-holic" that I am. I thought "hmmm what can I make out of this??" So I saved it. 

and I made this:

 Read on to see the tutorial. ( you can use this tutorial to make a beach bag out of any material.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blog Guide book

Have you seen this blog?

Not only do they have lots of tips about blogging, fun stuff and other great blogs, but they also have a whole bunch of giveaways this month. Go check them out!

Monday, June 20, 2011

4th of July Wreath

If you've been following along, you know that I have one wreath that I inexpensively update for each holiday.

I've done:

Easter (just realized I never did a post on this one :P )

And Now.................

4th Of JULY

Isn't it cute?? I love it. Its one of my favorites.

Read more and I'll give you the details.........

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Shirt for 70 cents

I bought this shirt at Marshalls on clearance for 70 Cents! Yeap! Be jealous. 

But it was missing.... uhhhh... something. I don't know what was supposed to be there, but it was gone.


But of course I thought "I can fix that". took me a while to get around to it, but I got it done in time for summer. :) 

(I got this sweater that same day)

So first I stitched the two ends back together:

Then, I took a ribbon from my stash that I think was from an old dress and looped around the top:

For some reason it looks like there is a stain down the front of it, but I swear there's not :P

So here's the finished result:

Quite an easy fix for $0.70 

and I think the boyfriend would be proud that they are USC colors :) 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Perfect Baby Boy Gift

There is SO much cute stuff out there for little baby girls.
But what about the little boys? 

Its getting better. But lets be honest, there's way more for girls.
So when my friend Shanena found out she was having a boy, I knew I needed to make a baby gift that would be amazing. 

Her husband is in the Air Force and the baby's room is airplane themed. So I decided to do some "airplane themed" onesies. I think they turned out so great. Super simple. And It only cost me some time and the price of a pack on onesies.

Read more to see the details......

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Other Summer Dress

A few of you have been asking about the "other summer dress":

 Want to know how I did it? Its super easy.

While I have your attention, Have you seen my FACEBOOK page? I'll keep you updated on my blog and let you know about lots of fun extras.

Read on for the tutorial!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Featured Love

I was featured!! Yay

Thank you so much! And thanks to everyone who clicked on my link :)
And I was also featured over at Spunky Junky for my chair!
Thanks so much everyone. I feel loved!
And a lot of you are asking more questions about the dress that I did. I will answer all of those questions and a tutorial on the second dress on tuesday when I get home from Oklahoma :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday: Palm Springs edition

Greetings from Palm Springs,CA!

I'm trying out my new blogger app so bare with me.

My boyfriends work has a golf tournament here so we get an awesome vacation too!

So for what I wore:
Bikini: $10 @ Marshall's last season
Hat: $3.24 @Target on sale.
Earrings: $5 @ the mall

I love my hat. You can roll it, pack it, smash it, and it keeps its shape. Great vacation hat :)

Hopefully all my pictures and everything worked. They are from my phone so no judgment ;)
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Super Easy Summer Dress

 This dress is super easy and super comfortable. Any beginning (or advanced) sewer can do.

"Read on" for the Tutorial!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Chair "I Found In The ALI"

The other day I went out to my car and a little chair caught my eye sitting in the alley. 

The wheels are spinning... so much potential. A ran over and grabbed the chair and ran back to my apartment (yes, I ran).

Look at it! Great style, and easy to cover:

"Read more" to see the tutorial!

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Free Sofa RE-VAMP

About 2 months ago I got a new roommate. My old roomie took her couch with her, so I needed to get a new one. But the timing was Terrible and I could not afford a couch. My budget was about $50. I knew I could get something with potential for that price. I could always cover it or paint it or something. 

After searching craigslist I actually found one for FREEEEE annndddd..... Look at this thing:

Seriously. Too good to be true! This... free. If I had unlimited money to get anything I wanted, this would be the style I would choose. But.... it was a little dirty:

Check out the photos and the "after picture after the jump". 

(and you can also read the great story of how I got it into my apartment)