Monday, January 23, 2012

Ginormous T restyle

One huge tshirt, some scissors and a freezer paper stencil. I took a clearence Walmart 4x tshirt and restyled it into this cute tunic. It was super easy. I just cut off the sleeves and the neck and threw it on the dressform pinning it to fit. Used the excess fabric to make bias around the arm openings and the neck and shirred the waist. I just felt like it needed something so I freezer paper stenciled a white chevron. Perfect. Cute new dress in under two hours and less than $4! Love it.

Here is a tutorial on stenciling with freezer paper, in case you don't know how!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A girl, a fridge, and some chalkboard paint...

I have wanted to chalkboard paint my fridge forever, but the thought of a big black box in the middle of the kitchen was totally unappetizing. Then, I discovered you can make your own chalkboard paint out of whatever color you desired. Enter robins egg blue!

It was super easy to make. I used Martha Stewart's recipe which is basically one cup paint to two tablespoons non sanded grout. The longer the paint sat the sludgier it became, but it still smoothed out beautifully. I did two coats and let it dry overnight. The let my tester have at it after school. She has deemed it a success.

It was really hard to get a good picture due to my tiny galley kitchen! But you get the idea.

As always I had lots of help
See that adorable cow chalkboard? You can find them here.

Yeah, I know that vintage owl cookie jar is sick! A Christmas gift from my parents.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Check out some of the beautiful treasuries featuring items from Kiki Burleigh's etsy shop!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Exciting new read...

I haven't been so excited to read a book in a long time. Usually, choosing a book involves gazing at the newly added shelf at the local library until I find something that looks mildly intriguing and I check it out. Or at least until Marlow starts causing a ruckus in the children's area and we get start getting the stink eye. In which case I grab something and hope for the best.

But, that was until I stumbled upon this! The Night Circus! I just started reading yesterday and I am totally smitten and will be so sad when it ends. A black and white circus that comes and goes with no rhyme or reason and is open from dusk to dawn, "where magic springs from the fingertips of two lovers," yes please.

Give it a try, it will not disappoint!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Song on repeat...and I mean REPEAT

Can I please wake up tomorrow and sing like this? That would be great!