Friday, November 30, 2012

the DIY: FABRIC BOW GARLAND

We want to make all of our Christmas decorations this year so within the next week you should be seeing a few more tutorials on the subject. If you don't, it's because we failed miserably. Anyways, we visited our Goodwill to grab a bunch of different fabrics. If you need fabric but don't need much, make sure to check your Goodwill. We always find cute patterned clothing, sheets and even pieces of fabric.
This is all the fabric we got for our decoration projects. As you can see by the tags, these are all just pieces of fabric, they are actual articles of clothing and such. We're going for a vintage-y toned-down-ish Christmas color vibe.
Cut strips of your fabric. These strips are about 1.5 inches wide and at least 18 inches long. Some pieces are longer than others.
Tie your strips into bows. Just tie them as you would a shoelace. They don't have to be perfect.
You can see how these bows are all different shapes and sizes.
Tie knots every 6 inches or so on a piece of yarn. Your yarn can be any length and size you'd like- we used a pretty thick yarn. 
Use a hot glue gun to attach the backs of the bows to the knots on the yarn.
So simple and easy and super cute!
We will probably make a few more of these garlands. They will either go on the tree or draped around the living room on the walls. We haven't quite decided yet! Where would you hang this cute garland?
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

the DIY: FIX YOUR FRINGE

So my mom gave me this boots as a gift and I absolutely love them! They are Minnetonka and I had wanted them for a while and yay now I have them BUT, when they came in, the fringe looked sooooo nutty. This is only because when fringe is all squished in a box and being shipped, it tends to form into whatever shape it's laying in. Anyways, it's a super simple fix so if you have or may have the same problem in the future, here's what you do.
Another picture of the fringe with a mind of it's own.
Lay your boots on a flat surface, making sure the fringe is laying flat on both sides. I did this by holding the boot horizontally level with the table and sliding it onto the table starting at the top of the boot. Flatten out the fringe on the top as well.
You will need to lay down a sturdy flat surface directly onto the boots and then top it with a heavy item or multiple items. I used my laptop and a bunch of magazines. Leave this for at least a day.
After a day (or longer), roll up a magazine and drop it in your boot to help it stand up. When you aren't wearing your boots, store them standing up. This will help the fringe to continue to keep flat and stay uniform.

This is something that is good to do when you've just gotten your boots. The more you wear your boots, the more the fringe will fall!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

the DIY: TIE DYE TIGHTS

We had these tights for a while that we weren't wearing and weren't doing anything with so we decided to try to tie dye them with bleach. We basically try to use bleach to do anything. Anyways, this is a super simple tutorial. You could do it to ANYTHING. Well, fabric based things. Here's what you do...

1. Crumble up your tights and tie them up with with rubber bands.
2. Dunk the tights in a bowl of bleach. Make sure every part of the fabric is being drenched in bleach. Let them sit for about 30 minutes.
3. Set the tights out to dry.
4. Once the tights have dried completely, wash them as you normally would and wear them!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

tunes-DAY TUESDAY: STARS

I LOVE LOVE this song and I don't know if I've ever liked someone's voice more. It's. So. Good. 'Nuff. Said.

Monday, November 26, 2012

giveaway TIME: TRIPP BOUTIQUE

Today we are doing another giveaway with Tripp Boutique! Their online boutique is super cute and full of reasonably priced items. Here are a few of our favorite necklaces!
Tripp Boutique is giving away a $40 gift card to their online store. Here's how you enter:

Check out their store and let us know your favorite piece by commenting below! That's it!

Don't forget to like their Facebook page and good luck!
Giveaway ends Sunday December 2, 2012 at midnight!


The winner of the Trendsnag.com giveaway is Celeste! Congratulations and we will be contacting you!

Friday, November 23, 2012

black FRIDAY SALE



eat THIS: FARMERS BREAKFAST

So I'm home in Texas right now and my family loooovvess eating breakfast for dinner. But, who doesn't? So we made this from one of my mom's cookbooks- Taste of Home Breakfast and Brunch but we altered it a little bit. Now, you may need to do 8 rounds of P90X after you eat this but, it is delicious and simple!

You will need:
6 strips of bacon
2 tbs diced onion
4 medium potatoes, already cooked
7 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper


Cook the bacon until crisp.

Put the finished bacon on a paper towel.

Chop it up once it has cooled.

Keeping the bacon drippings in the pan, throw in the potatoes and onion until they brown, about 5 minutes.

Pour in the eggs, cook and stir until the eggs are set. Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle the bacon and cheese on top..

And cover with a lid to melt the cheese quickly.

Cut and serve! So yummy and only 5 ingredients. Perfect for your "breakfast for dinner" dinner!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

from OUR CLOSETS


Casey's wearing:
Cardigan- Old Navy
Dress- Target
Necklace & Earrings- PacSun
Bow- Our Etsy Shop

Savannah's wearing:
Dress- Urban Outfitters
Belt- Goodwill
Shoes- Charlotte Russe
Necklace- American Eagle
Nails- Julep
Ring- DIYed

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

the DECOR: ORGANIZING WITH SHELVES


So I know it's kind of boring to come to our blog and see this nasty wall as the top and center photo but, it is necessary for you to see the transformation! Keep scrolling....

This was a pretty much blank wall in our craft room and we needed some extra space for organizing so we decided to move upward.

Basically I just hung shelves on the wall and we gathered as many containers and buckets and mason jars as we could find. We actually have tons of jars and containers left over aka room to grow. HA. Just kidding... we're pretty stocked as far as crafty things go.


Tip: When organizing a room, wait to label everything until you are finished organizing. This way you can still move things around until everything is in the right place. When everything has a place, start labeling. To us, labeling is the best part. We got a label maker from Walmart for maybe $10-12 and use it for everything now!

We love washi tape!!

...and jars for the little things.

Now everything has it's place and we can actually find things we knew we had but could never find. We can also see the things now that we forgot we even had. It's delightful! Now, let's just hope the shelves hold up.