Many of the fringe shirts I came across where just cut out of one shirt which leaves your colors limited. I thought it would be nice to color block a fringe shirt using two different shirts. Super exciting if you have a favorite Football team. Like Garnet and Gold or Orange and Blue. These are Carolina Tar Heel colors which is pretty appropriate since my Family roots are from there.
Another great thing about this shirt is it is completely no sew. My personal favorite.
I found this half used white shirt from another project that I had done and this poor blue shirt that was faded in the front, a match made in heaven. A great way to recycle.
Today I hope to finish this post and go outside to enjoy the beautiful Sunshine and Air.
there is just something different about the way the Sun hits the earth this time of year. I think even if I didn't have a calendar I would know that it is September.
It just feels different, you know what I mean?
I had a fabulous day with my Mom and Grandmother Polly on Saturday. My Mom and I meandered through Marshals and I found an awesome Teal Kate Spade crossover bag for Fall.
My Grandmother gave us a list for the Grocery Store so we headed there to pick up her groceries. After that we picked Polly up and took her to have Coffee at Dunkin Doughnut
(Our favorite meeting place.).
We took a selfie. Did I mention that she is 99 and will be 100 on October 13. Big Party is planned.
Then Grandmother mentioned how she wished she had some Liver and Onions so we went and picked her up some for her dinner (eww), then me and my parents went to dinner.
more Selfies with the Parents.
All and All it was a wonderful day spent with the people I love.
I am really so very Lucky to have all of these wonderful people in my life.
Thank you parents for being so awesome.
I hope all of you are having a wonderful, relaxing Sunday.
This Warm Banana Bowl is something I have been eating lately for my first meal. I hesitate to call it breakfast because I don't usually eat until around 11am- 12pm for my first meal. I know lots of people say you need to eat earlier but I just can not do it. As long as I can remember I have never been able to eat earlier than that and it works for me so that is what I do.
I have replaced my oatmeal with this for the time being because I am watching my carbs pretty closely ( Fruit carbs are an exception.) It's is warm and nutty with a tropical twist. On this particular day I added some brie cheese I discovered which adds just a touch of a creamy flavor to off set all the sweet, sort of like a little cream or milk but even better. I am sure there are lots of other things you could add to this bowl like cranberries,
sunflower seeds and shredded coconut, the possibilities are endless.
This banana bowl is really quick and easy, great for that crisp
Fall morning when you want something more than just cold cereal.
Fall is upon us and with the cooler weather so are sweaters, scarves, sweatshirts, coats, boots and booties. Here is a sweatshirt that is easy to make and wraps you in kisses, perfect for that fall night.
have made so many heart sweatshirts using glitter, paint,
and iron on
glitter sheets that I wanted to make something just a little different to wear.
I was traveling though Pinterest and saw a Lip Sweatshirt
and I thought it would be a perfect project.
Heading over to see my Mom and Grandmother's today. My Grandmother is turning 100 years young on October 13 and a Party is a must. I mean how great is it that I have been able to have her in my life for so long. My Grandmother is still very independent and has a better mind than me and my family combined. Both my Mom and my Grandmother are my inspiration. I always say if I could be only a 1/4 of my Mother I would be doing fantastic. She is the most amazing soul I know. So happy that I was blessed to be her daughter. It is very rare that I am off on a Saturday so when I am I love to head over to see both of them and wonder though stores with my Mom like Michaels, Marshall's, and Target. It is kind of our little therapy.
I hope all of you spend the day doing something that you love to do.
That is what makes life so great!
Lately I have been working on a lot of shoe DIY's. I don't usually stick to one area when I DIY but in the last two weeks I have really been wanting to do Shoes for some reason. This shoe was created mainly because I have been yearning for a pair of Fringe Loafers, like the ones below by J. Crew. There is a link to them below.
Usually when I crave something I try to DIY it.
Change of Subject.
Because I have been getting a few Emails on the Diet I have been doing,
here is a quick up date. I believe I am doing a version of The Paleo diet.
I do not eat Red meat or Pork, I do however eat Fish and Chicken sometimes and Turkey. The main things I stay away from have been sugar, carbs, rice or grains (fruit in an exception) and any processes food. I also try and eat organic when its available. When I have reached my goal I will most likely re-introduce Brown Rice and Whole grains back into my Diet.
The real reason I started this diet was to make it easier for my husband, he was going on a low carb diet to lower his cholesterol. But the secret is that I have been wanting to get healthier and lose about 15- 20 pounds myself, something I have not been able to do for about 15 years. Boy does it get frustrating. I think I have finally hit on a diet that works with my body type and lifestyle.
The great news is that since June I have dropped 10 pounds (Real Pounds not just water weight.) I have also, ever so slowly been adding different exercises to tone,
mainly for my rear view and waist area.
(After forty Ladies will understand that this area goes completely south of the equator as you age.)
Even though I am pretty active, I am not a very big fan of doing any kind of workout routine. To be completely honest, I hate to exercise, so I sneak 90 butt/ leg kicks in while I have conditioner on my hair in the shower, or I am waiting for my coffee to brew. I feel like if I do it this way I am tricking myself somehow. I have about 10 more pounds to go so maybe by Christmas I will have reached my goal. I have taken a different approached to loosing weight this time. I am looking at this as a lifestyle change more that a diet. I hope to be healthier in the other half of my life and to live a active, free of drugs kind of existence.( As in drugs I mean Blood pressure, Cholesterol medicine.)
I have made up some great recipes that have helped me with this and am hoping to put together a little recipe day every week of the things that fill me up and taste good.
Thanks for reading my little off the subject rant.
I have had few questions about what I have been doing lately so I just wanted to address it.
If you are on Pinterest at all I am sure you have seen lace up shoes in your scrolling. The first time I saw them I was wanting to make a pair. This weekend I have finally made a pair and I couldn't be happier on how they turned out. These shoes are exactly as I pictured in my head. Don't you just love when things work out as you pictured them in your head. This DIY is a pretty simple one and can be done with any color shoe ,in fact I have some leopard shoes I found waiting in the wings that I am going to do this to as soon as I have some extra time.
I know a lot of you have the day off today and I hope you enjoy every minute you spend with your loved ones. Maybe you could even squeeze in a DIY or two. As for me, I will be working, but the great thing is that it is a short day so I will be home early . YAY! Luckily I have amazing people to work with so my days are always good no matter what.
Oh Yeah, and I made aVideo for all of you visual people out there.
Everyday, people inspire my DIY's . Take this shirt for example. I was working at my other job and this cute girl came in with a lace top on that was colored at the bottom. I immediately told my co- worker / best friend, "Hey look at that shirt. I am going to DIY that." Which was really nothing new to my best friend since she use to hear me say that daily.
But it was a pretty big deal because I don't know if you noticed
but I have been in kind of a little slump lately.
Inspiration that use to come to me all the time was taking a little vacation.
I don't know why we get side tracked from doing what we love to do.
Maybe its family, bills, the dirty clothes, dishes sitting in the sink,
my studio area that needs to be cleaned so I can actually do a DIY.
Life's little problems, and believe me they are not really problems but just life,
sometimes zap your oomph.
Over the last two weeks I have been re-evaluating what makes me happy and what my goals are.
The conclusion that I have come to is this Blog makes me Happy! Inspiring others Makes me Happy.! Connecting with all of you makes me Happy! So hopefully I can pull myself together and do more of what I love and that is to Create and inspire other to Create.If you follow me on Instagram you know that I have found Sailor Sam. I think Finding Sailor Sam has also been a sign. Life is saying to me"Listen Lady, life is fun and wonderful and Silly.
You have goals and plans stick to it no matter how stressful it gets, keep going."
I have just a little advice to give to all of you. If a door closes or your course is altered unexpectedly
that means you most likely are going in the wrong direction.
Take these changes as God saying "Hey down there wrong way!" Then sit in a quite place and listen to what you want, and where you want to be. If you are quite enough you can here it.
You are good enough and strong enough and brave enough to accomplish anything.
So what is keeping you?
Only You can keep you from those things.
If you have ideas and want to start a blog just start.If you want to write stories then write your stories.
If you want to sing or paint or be a doctor than just do it. Focus on the end
not the middle everything else works its self out. Ok, so That is my little rant.
Now back to the Post.
This DIY I have done is really simple and if you have a couple of rubber
bands and some Tie Dye you could have this completed in about one hour,
depending on how dark you want the dye to be.