Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Boots and Shoes for Fall

I have never owned a pair of ankle boots till last month. I think that they are going to some of my favorite footwear. I bought these at Shoe Carnival last month and have worn them several times. They are very comfortable and go with everything!!

forever21 lace raglan top (last year)
I wear them with a small messy cuff on my jeans

I have wanted some Sperry's for about 2 years and just bought some and I love them!! They are so comfortable. I wear them all the time with my skinny jeans. In the mornings it is chilly but by afternoon it is warm so I just roll up my jeans.
My Sperry's look good with some jeans cuffs don't you think?

 tillys leaf necklace

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Maxi to Midi Skirt Refashion

I bought this skirt last year at Vanity for a good deal it was under $15. I got 2 white skirts and dyed this one grey. I love my white as a maxi but I have not worn this one very often. Until now!
I have been really wanting a white or grey pleated skirt but just couldn't pay $50-$60 for one skirt!! What? I know. That was the average price.
 I am always searching my closet for clothes I don't wear and trying to make them well... more wearable ;) 
 If you are a thriftier this can work for so many long skirts. I have found many and didn't like their length. Now I just cut them off to my liking, hem and I have a brand new cute skirt.
 I took this pink lace skirt I already had and used it for my pattern. It is the perfect length for me.
I lay my skirt on the floor making it even and flat.
 To make the skirt bottom as even as possible I folded over my skirt and the used my Rotary Cutter and large ruler to make my line straight. Pictured below. I always leave a bit more than I really need just to make sure it is long enough. You can always cut more off.
Then hem your skirt and your done! I am so excited about this skirt!! I know I will be wearing it a lot more now.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Hello it's that time of year.....pumpkin everything time! I am sure some of you have already made these yummy treats but for those of you who have not, try them! They are super easy and yummy!
My dad loves these and has me make them for him every year.
Pumpkins Spice Cookies
1 box of spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin (14 oz)
1 bag of mini chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together until mixed well.
Plop dough onto cookie sheet
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes
Let cool and enjoy!

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I've gone batty for Halloween!!

 Ok major BAT overload! My sweet sister-in-law over at cherieamour blog cut me a whole bunch of Halloween stuff on her Silhouette and I have been going crazy with all of it! I have seen people do this on Pinterest and loved it but didn't want to cut out 50 bats. So when my sister in law told me she could cut them out for me I jumped on her offer. I taped them to my wall in my entry and over my fireplace. Super simple and super spooky!

 I am loving these whiches!!

 I went outside and grabbed some branches and painted them black and put them in this container. I bought these birds at the dollar store and spray painted them a flat black.

 My Fireplace....more bats.
Happy Halloween to you all! Now I better get going on our costumes for Halloween. I will share them with you next week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bathroom board and batten wall with towell hooks

After nailing the slats to the wall I cover all the nail holes with spackle. Let dry and sand.

It took a coat of primer and two coats of paint to cover my dark paint. Let your paint dry and you done. It really brightens up this small bathroom.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all are able to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
- Linds

Friday, October 10, 2014

Old Navy top refashion

 I purchased this top (or maybe it was a dress, I'm not sure) from Old Navy this week for under $7. It was a size large and had no sleeves. I don't wear sleeveless tops. I figured I would cut off some length and use that fabric to add sleeves.

First off I tried it on to see how much length I needed to cut off for my sleeves.
Next I cut it with my rotary cutter and large ruler.
Then I layered my sleeveless top over the fabric and cut my new sleeves adding 1/4 inch seam allowance.
 Here is a good picture for making your own sleeves from craftiness is not optional you can find the
 full tutorial here
Below is how I put it all together.
You can see how I took in the sides to make it smaller (the dots are my seams)
 It turned out like a peplum top loose and flowy. I am so excited that It turned out.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Homemade Halloween Potion Bottles

Items needed:
*glass jars
*black spray paint
*labels-we got ours from Etsy (look on pinterest)
*Elmer's glue
$1 glass jar/cork from Target 
 This is the spray paint I used ACE brand Satin Black

 On this glitter bottle I poured a little bit of Elmer's glue in a plastic cup and added fin black and gold glitter mixed it and poured it into the bottle rolled it around until the inside was all coated, let dry. (I am impatient so I used a hairdryer)
 This bottle is from some Red wine vinegar just spray paint it black and add some cute ribbon and a tag

 I love how they look with my potions book I made last year.
Here is the tutorial for the DIY Halloween books

Happy October!  
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