Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What She Wore Wednesday

Welcome to week three of What She Wore Wednesday, my take on popular blog segments that share style tips, ideas, and how-to's.  Here, I share the fashion stylings of my two year old.  Be prepared for some serious style inspiration!

Never mind that it was close to 90 degrees today, boots-with-da-fur are always a good choice! 

And who said that wings were only for bugs and fairies?  

In her hands she is holding plaid shorts which became an unseen addition to this attractive outfit.
Today's Tip:  Furry boots are never out of season, no matter how bad they make you sweat!

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back soon for more fashion inspiration!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What She Wore Wednesday

Welcome to the second installment of What She Wore Wednesday where I feature the incredible fashion stylings of my two year old, Little Miss.  As I've said before, all outfits in this segment are of her own making!  They have not been staged in an effort to deliver a funny photo.  They are a genuine attempt, on her part, to pick out clothes that she thinks look nice, and I've decided that instead of fighting with her about it, I would just take her picture and share a laugh!

Here we go...

She knew enough to put her pretty pink tights on with her fancy church shoes.  She just forgot that they would look best with a dress.  

Today's fashion tip: Tights can be worn under a dress or all by themselves.  Pink or nude colored tights look extra special when they give the illusion that you are wearing no pants at all!

Hope you have a fashion filled Wednesday!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Let's Go Fly a Kite

A few weeks ago, we spent the afternoon flying a cheap little plastic princess kite.  What simple fun!

And even though we didn't make our kite, I found this great site with awesome instructions that will teach you how to make your own.

Munchkin spent her time eating dandelions. 

What simple things do you miss?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What She Wore Wednesday

So recently, I've stumbled onto quite a few blogs that feature a segment titled What I Wore, where bloggers share photos of themselves and then tell you all about, well, you guessed it, what they wore.  Sometimes they make me envious and leave me thinking, "why can't I look that cute?"  Other times they irritate me and remind me that people can be so vain.  On a rare occasion, they give me some much needed style inspiration.  I'll be honest, I'm no slave to fashion.  I love to try, but my ever changing post-baby body leaves me clueless!  Since I feel like I look my best in black yoga pants (that have never seen a yoga class) and a plain t-shirt I'll leave the fashion tips to all those other bloggers and bring you my version of this style segment.  It's called What She Wore Wednesday.  Here, I will share with you all of the ridiculous ensembles that Little Miss E creates as she practices matching clothes and dressing herself!  I promise, there hasn't been, nor will there be any staging for this segment.  All outfits are genuine attempts, by my independent two year old, to look her best!

Without further ado, here is your first installment of What She Wore Wednesday...  

She said that the jeans she had on did not go well with her high-heels, leggins were better.  Who doesn't love stripes??  She actually wore some striped socks for awhile, too!

Weighing in at a whopping 24 lbs. she proves that horizontal stripes don't always make you look pudgy! 

According to Little Miss E, the only flaw with this outfit is that her panties aren't striped!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back often to see some more style inspiring ensembles!  

Burlap Wreath Tutorial

My love affair with burlap continues.  Months ago I entered a giveaway to win a wreath just like this.

 Of course I didn't win.  Surprise, surprise!  So, I decided to make my own. 
And in case you are as obsessed with burlap as I, here is how you can make your own, too. 
 For starters, you will need a scissors, about 2 yards of burlap, a foam wreath form
 and some of these little pin guys from the floral section of your favorite craft store.  
Okay, here we go.  Cut a 2 inch strip of burlap and wrap it around the wreath form, hot gluing as you go so it stays in place.  (Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, you'll need a hot glue gun, too.)
It should look something like this. 
Next, cut about 1,000,000,000 squares of burlap, approximately 2.5 inches. (Yes, this is a slight exaggeration, but not by much... you'll need a TON!)
Then, one by one, you will fold them in half.
And then fold them in half again.  
Stick a pin through the corner that has both folds. (The corner shown above.)  

I used two folded squares per pin. 

Finally, start sticking the pins into the wreath.

Keep sticking, and sticking, and sticking.  This should should take about FOREVER.  Just when you think you'll never be finished, it will be done!  I placed pins on three of the four sides of the wreath so that the side against the door was flat. 

I added an ivory bow for a little something extra.  You can add whatever you'd like... get creative.  


Hope these directions are clear.  If you make your own I'd love to see your pictures!
Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crafting Vacation

My days have been non-stop lately.  I'm not complaining, it's just a fact.  Actually, I am complaining a little bit because I've had no time to indulge in any good blogs, much less write one!

Well, I've decided to make some time today.  Yep, I'm creating time.  Did you get the memo, there are actually 25 hours today, and I'm spending my extra hour blogging.  So, picking up where I left off... We had  just gotten back from vacation and I was going to show you all the fun things I whipped up for the trip.

The Easter Bunny brought Little Miss this Elmo shirt and Munchkin these bibs.  
The bibs are also available at my Etsy store

I found this plain black mini backpack stuffed inside some luggage.  It got a makeover and was perfect to carry Little Miss' airplane activities.  

No great shots of this dress, but I think its my best one to date!  It was perfect for Easter Sunday!

As usual, there is always one last thing to do before I go anywhere.  Mumchkin reaped the benefits, and wore this sweet necklace onesize that I finished minutes before we got to the airport.  

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping!