Birchbox Winner

Thanks for entering my Birchbox Giveaway…I certainly plan on doing more of these because I want you all to experience Birchbox…

Congrats to Katie!  She won a 3 month subscription to Birchbox!

I know you’re gonna love it, and please let me know what you get!!! I’ll contact you so we can get all of the deets squared away.




Georgia On My Mind

We have our summer vacation booked to Tybee Island, and it can’t get here soon enough.  Kevin and I talk about it every day, and then when I talk to my sis, we also talk about it.  Therefore, I seriously have Georgia On My Mind.

I’ve also mentioned that I am dying to sew something, anything.  I’m so in love with sewing right now.

Let me note that I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, and I may have seen a similar project there.  Also I used this project as some inspiration.

First I sorted through my fabric, decided on this piece of gray, and printed out a map of Georgia.

I used the map as a guide to draw the map on the fabric.  I just use a pencil.

Then I sewed.

And then I made a heart.  You know, cause I love some Savannah/Tybee. (We were married there if you didn’t know…)

Ironed it, framed it.

I need to do a North Carolina one.  And possibly South Carolina since that is where we currently live…..

And in case you now have it going through your mind like I do, enjoy!



Birchbox Giveaway

You know I love my Birchbox.  You can see some of my boxes here, here, here and here.  Well, recently I signed Kevin up for the newest Birchbox Man!  Like my Birchbox, it will have all of the latest grooming and lifestyle products.  However, it’s $20.00 a month compared to my $10.00 a month, but it is a bigger box so obviously it has more…  I’ll certainly be blogging about that too!

In the spirit of Birchbox, I’m going to give a lucky reader a 3 month subscription to Birchbox, or, if you’re already a member, you’ll receive a $30.00 credit.  Use it for nail polish or on your Birchbox Man.

This may be the easiest giveaway ever!  All you have to do is leave me a sweet comment.  I have some very loyal readers who have been around from post #1, (yeah, I know who you are…) and just want to make this simple, no need to follow anything (because you all already do!)  And I love you for the support!  I will choose a winner over the weekend (probably Sunday) and announce it Monday, so you have plenty of time!





Driftwood Wreath

You all know I love my driftwood.  Remember my driftwood H? When we took our last trip to Tybee, Kevin and I went for a  walk on the beach/driftwood hunt. I always have a project in mind, this being the wreath.

So I started with my bag of driftwood.

And sorted through it to get some wreath worthy pieces.

I picked up this mdf circle at Michaels, (for around $3.00).

I placed the driftwood around to get an idea of where I wanted each piece to go.  From there I used my glue gun and started attaching driftwood to the circle, and driftwood to driftwood.

The driftwood doesn’t lay flay against the circle (which was a pain to secure).  You can’t see it from the front (yay) but you can from the side (boo).

I also made the bow from some leftover fabric. I wanted a rustic look.

I think I secretly want to decorate a beach house.  No, that’s no secret at all. And I want it to be my beach house.

I made the decision to keep this on the inside of the door.  I knew our hot southern temps in the summer would destroy the hot glue.  Plus, I like a wreath on the inside door…..

What type of wreath do you have on the outside?  I’m thinking of some ideas, since our outside door is still bare.  I even saw some tin monograms that I liked for the door, but I’m unsure.  I could always do the moss wreath again.

Oh, and if you missed it, I posted over at The Pink Growl, for my blog friend Nikki!


Guest Posting Today!

Today I am guest posting for Nikki over at The Pink Growl! Head over to her fun blog to read about how I deal with Kevin’s crazy schedule…

Courtesy of Vanessa Schrotenboer(Spoiler alert, we make it work…)

(Pic courtesy of Vanessa Schrotenboer)

I Made a Shirt

Remember when I told you I met the fab April Johnston and I was inspired? Well, since then I’ve sat myself down in front of my sewing machine and sewed.  Sometimes I sit and look through my fabric with nothing in mind, but the point is I want to sew…something, anything.

I bought this great fabric from Jo Ann’s with a project in mind.

This is actually April’s fabric from her line at Jo Ann’s.  There are so many great ones to choose from…yay!

So I knew I wanted to make a flowy, sleeveless, open shirt. And let me state for the record that I’ve never made any type of garment.  I did make a bag, and sew this tree though.

I don’t have many pictures of my process, to be quite honest I wasn’t sure how it would turn out.  But I’m gonna tell you how I did it.  First I grabbed a shirt from my closet that I wanted to use as my guide.  I used this shirt to make a pattern.  ( I made a pattern from some tissue paper).  From there, I cut my fabric and started sewing.  I used my own body as a body form, (I really want to purchase a body form now), and kept trying on the shirt, pinning, cut, sewed, etc until I had the finished product.

(Sorry for all of the self portraits in the mirror, no one is ever home to snap a pic).

I actually wore the shirt today as a buttonless button down.  (Does that even make sense?)

Okay, so it’s so not perfect, and has a million flaws.  However, it made it through the day in one piece!

Who knows what I’m gonna attempt next, but all I want to do is sit at my machine and sew.  Plus, how great is it that I made something I can wear?

Oh, and I had a 40% off coupon, plus a 15% off teacher discount that I get with every purchase, so if I remember correctly,  I got 2 yards of fabric (that’s my go to amount so I have plenty) for around $9.00.  And I made a shirt!

Who wants a flowy, sleeveless, open, buttonless, button down, shirt? I can make you one…



Fabric Covered Bracelet

I was looking through some jewelry the other day and found a gold bangle that I haven’t worn in quite some time.  (It wasn’t real gold) and it was starting to look kinda cheap.  So, since I love to cover things in fabric, you can see what I mean here, here, and here I decided to fabric my bracelet.  I had everything on hand, fabric, spray adhesive and the bracelet.

I cut a piece to fit around the bracelet, and wide enough to fold over on the inside.  I grabbed my spray and took it outside.

I ended up with this.

That’s the bracelet drying on top of the adhesive.  Seemed like a good idea. It was still pretty wet from the adhesive.

After it dried it turned out pretty well!

Plus I like polka dots right now.

This is leftover fabric I used to make a bag I mentioned here.  I’ll be blogging about that soon.

On a completely different subject, who watches Downton Abbey?  I’ve been obsessed.  I’m halfway through season 2, and cannot wait to try to fit in an episode each evening.   Let’s discuss!