New Life to Old Clothes

I found Merrick’s blog from a pin to this tutorial.  I loved it.  I was able to take 2 perfectly good pairs of pants from the goodwill pile and reintroduce them to my wardrobe in a much more flattering way.  (Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take pictures).

I loved her blog and her refashion ideas so much though that I used this tutorial to change a t-shirt and maxi dress into a cute new summer dress.

I had a strapless maxi dress that was not very flattering and was obviously a style from a few years ago, but I just couldn’t part with it because it was linen and had a pretty watercolor design on the bottom.  I also had a plain t-shirt from Walmart that I bought to be in a show at church, that was a little short and thus I would probably never wear it.

But with a few new seams and adjusting the elastic casing I now have a dress I love and wear!

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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The elastic waist hits at the most flattering part of my waist and the hem is just above my knee.  Such a great way to give old clothes new life!

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Girly Birthday Hat Headband

When I first saw this, I knew I had to make it for someone.  It was too perfect.  So when my friend Emily’s birthday was coming up I turned that dream into a reality.

First I cut the bottom of the hat off.  Then I covered it with card stock and decorated it.  Finally, I attached it to a thin silver headband I got inexpensively at Walmart with small strips of ribbon. And Voila! a birthday hat headband!

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I tried it on to make sure the it would stay and was in a good spot. 🙂

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The birthday girl!

Cheers!

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Happy Feet

I just love painting my nails: fingers and toes.  Its just one of those things that are girly and fun and make me feel good about myself.  I think its fun to try out funky designs, especially on my toes.  When I saw this pin, I knew I had to try it.  They just made me happy every time I saw my toes.

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I made mine mirror images of each other. And as my dark teal polish was a little too dark, I used one coat of the dark color, with one coat of the light teal on top.

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Colors I used: Essie- Turquoise and Caicos, Essie- Go Overboard, Pure Ice- Superstar, and Nicole- Nicole’s Nickel

Happy Pinning!

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Super Fun Scarf (that anyone can make!)

This scarf is fun, and easy, and quick, and anyone with two arms can do it!

Yes, I’m talking about the ever pinterest popular Arm Knit Scarf.  It has been pinned from a variety of places but I used this tutorial to learn as I think she does the best job explaining what to do.

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The first scarf I made (took me about 45 minutes)

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Finished Product

I have grown to love making these.  I have a bunch of colors and am actually selling them on Etsy!  I have a shop in which all the proceeds go for a good cause.  The arm-knit scarves are benefitting a friend of mine who is trying to adopt a special needs child from India.  Here are some of my scarves:

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Extra Long Scarf in Barley 

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These scarves now take me about 25 minutes to make!

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Here’s the link if you would like to check it out: etsy.com/shop/ForTheWorldChanger Check it out and help another child to find their forever home with these two cuties!

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Happy Pinning!

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My Favorite Dinner (and its healthy too!)

Let me just tell you how amazing this dish is.  Its fabulous and fantastic and all kinds of delicious.  Ok I think I’m done gushing now.

I pinned this a while back and forgot about it.  Finally I decided to make it as I was looking for a healthy and cheap dinner and it has become a staple.  Being on a tight budget I left out the shrimp, I also left out the mushrooms as they give me heebie jeebies.  But I kept everything else the same and was more than delighted with the results.

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It is warm and creamy comfort food, without the fat of heavy cream.  A perfect combination!

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Yummmmmmm!

Happy Pinning!

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