Archive: May 2016

Are our kids eating too much fast food?

study about fast food 1Are our kids eating too much fast food?  It is hard when we are so busy, so we run through and grab a bite for the kids, instead of giving them healthier options from home.  This new study reveals the truth about fast food, what they are eating and what they ARE NOT eating… Recently, Beech-Nut…

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Graduating in a DuBarry suit

Hello everyone!Loads of changes in one little blog post.First, I graduated on May 14th! That day is also my grandmas birthday, so I think that was the best birthday present I could of gave her.In the days before my graduation, and after my schools fash…

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The Great White yet again

I have a feeling that the blog is going to have titles like that for a little while. (I keep wanting to title it “Call me Ishmael” but I worry I’m the only one who’s going to get the joke.) … Continue reading

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May Wrap-up and June Plans

Is it that time again? Before you know it we’ll be halfway through the year! How crazy is that?!Perhaps you don’t know, but I count yardage as “out” once the project has been cut. Couple of reasons for that:1) I don’t really buy extra yardage. So once …

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Foam Popsicles

Making Foam Popsicles is a fun summer craft for kids of all ages. They are  adorable, require minimal craft supplies, and are  easy for kids! This  craft is suitable for home, school, or camp. Foam Popsicle Craft Popsicles ¦the first thing my kids ask for when the weather gets hot! The craft shared below is…

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Marinated Spicy Tofu Spring Rolls

Lately we’ve been making spring rolls at home a lot, so I thought I’d share a fun variation: marinated spicy tofu! If you’re already a tofu-lover, then I probably don’t need to convince you to try this. But, maybe you’re not so hot on tofu? Too bland and mushy for you? Then you’ve GOT to try this, as it’s a simple way to make super flavorful tofu with a little…

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Me Made May Week 5 & Wrap Up

The final outfits for Me Made May on Instagram are posted, so I thought since I made it through the event on I’d go ahead and complete the process here on the blog too.  (If you are on Instagram, you can follow us here.) Saturday, May 28: Union St Tee details here.  Interestingly, this was the only full outfit repeat in the whole month! Sunday, May 29: Cheyenne Tunic details here, Lane Raglan turned sleeveless layering piece details here. Monday, May 30: Union St. Tee details here, ombre Syrah Skirt, blog post coming soon! Tuesday, May 31: Renfrew top details

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school bus t-shirt three ways, boy version

Learn how to take the Oliver + S School Bus T-shirt to create three wardrobe staples: a tank top, a color blocked t-shirt, and a banded sweatshirt.

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The Hemlock Tee | Free Pattern

Hey guys! I am reposting this treat for you! It’s a free pattern for all Grainline Studio Newsletter Subscribers! We all know I’m obsessed with boxy tops and from what I’ve seen on my Instagram, you guys are too, so … Continue reading

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A Blue Gingham Shirtdress [Butterick 6333]

Good morning, friends! I feel like I have already shared this dress with you as it’s been in constant rotation ever since I made it.  This dress is definitely a summer wardrobe staple, even though summer has not officially arrived yet! For this dress, I used Butterick 6333, a new princess seam shirt dress pattern […]

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Pattern Review: Cashmerette Upton Dress

I was tremendously delighted to test the new Upton Dress from Cashmerette. It’s a classic fit-and-flare dress for woven fabrics, specifically designed for curvy ladies. In return for detailed comments during the testing phase, I was provided a copy of the final pattern. All opinions here are my own. The Details: Cashmerette Upton Dress Size…

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Back Yard Renovations: Part 1

You saw my front yard renovations last year, but prepare your self – as the back yard is a horse of a different color. When we bought our house it was the end of October.  The first thing we had to spend our renovation money on was tree removal. It was both sad and hard… Read More »

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Knitting Petal by Michele Wang in Lorna’s Laces

I just can’t get enough of knitting for babies and children. I love creating special gifts for my friends’ children especially and my friend Marseille loves knitting for her nieces and nephew. One cardigan she knit for her niece was the Petal by Michele Wang from BT…

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DIY TOP + PLEATED NEON SKIRT

HI DARLINGS! I hope you had a wonderful 3 day weekend. I had a little time to get away and enjoy some relaxing time with my friends and family. Now, its back to work…This OOTD is a DIY I did a few months back. I shared the TOP and MATCHING SKIRT in this POST but wanted […]

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Sew Fashionable 05/30/16

Welcome to Sew Fashionable: A weekly showcase of my favorite sewing and fashion posts across the blogosphere. We spent some time at the lake this weekend, and I’m a day late publishing this post! Summer is my favorite season. Relaxed schedules and lazy weekends just do it for me. It’s hard to keep up with […]

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Brush Strokes Bucket Bag

My friend Holly just showed her first fabric collection, Brush Strokes (Cloud9 Fabrics), a few weeks ago at Spring Market

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Free Project – Vellum Lighting

Free Project – Vellum Lighting

Description Personalize a thrifted lampshade with a silhouette cut from vellum. The project file cuts the scallop design on three pieces of vellum. I glued the three pieces together to fit inside a 11″ x 5″ lampshade Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Rooster

Free Embroidery Design – Rooster

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Quilting Project – GO! Americana Table Topper Quilt

Free Quilting Project – GO! Americana Table Topper Quilt

Quick Overview Use the GO! Bow-2 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″ (55341) and GO! Swag (55108) dies to celebrate your love of country in this GO! Americana Table Topper. Rearrange the red, white and blue colors in your fabric stash to create an entirely different look for your project. Download Now

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Free Project – French Vintage Birdhouse

Free Project – French Vintage Birdhouse

  The calendar might say February, but this project will help put you in the mood for spring! Today I’m sharing a project created recently for Crafts ‘n things. I started with an inexpensive wooden birdhouse and used five different types of adhesive to apply the various finishes and embellishments – including the brand new […]

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Yoshigiri Needlepoint Stitch Sampler

Today we start a new free project, Yoshigiri Needlepoint Stitch Sampler. Based on Japanese crazy quilt patchwork, this sampler features simple stitches in a pastel color scheme accented with red. There are ten patches in the rectangular project. Crazy Quilts Crazy quilts were extremely popular in the Nineteenth Century. Consisting of irregularly-shaped pieces of fabric, […]

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Free Project – Love Koi Fish Yin Yang Carp Plush Toy

Free Project – Love Koi Fish Yin Yang Carp Plush Toy

Basic Skills Necessary: Fusible web applique Sewing tiny pieces Darts Curved sewing Applique whipstitch Basting Lining up pattern markings Ladder stitch Pattern Description: This project was both inspired by the Japanese homonym where ‘koi’ means both ‘carp’ and ‘love’ and the beautiful yin-yang moon spirit carp from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Together the carp nestle […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter R

Free Embroidery Design – Letter R

Letter R Design #: 1106051 Size (in): 4.53″(w) x 3.90″(h) Size (mm): 115 x 99 Stitches: 8900 Colors: 11 Color Chart: View | Print $1.97  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Free Class – Flawless Finishing

Free Class – Flawless Finishing

Learn essential finishing techniques that bring out the texture and character of your wood in this FREE mini-class. Never fear wood finishing again! Learn accessible techniques and troubleshooting tips from furniture maker and instructor Robert Spiece in this free mini-class. Find out how to pick the right finish based on the woodgrain and desired outcome […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Number 5

Free Embroidery Design – Number 5

Design id: #2363158 Size (in): 2.76″(w) x 3.11″(h) Size (mm): 70mm(w) x 79mm(h) Stitches: 3800 Colors: 8 Print Color Chart Free Today Only Download Now

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Easy & Natural Contouring & Highlighting (Perfect for Summer!)

One of my very favorite ways to add dimension to my makeup look and give myself a little bit of a glow is by highlighting and contouring. For some people, the technique can be overwhelming and seem way too time consuming! While there are different methods, today I’m going to share a super easy way to give yourself a little bronzy glow and add a little definition that looks both…

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Upton Dress inspiration & fabric suggestions

Fit and flare dresses are a classic for good reason! They’re fun to wear, can be day or evening depending on fabric choice and styling, and they look fantastic on lots of different types of body shapes. Today I’m rounding up some inspiration – and I have some fabric recommendations for making your Upton Dress. Fit {…Continue Reading}

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Essentials

 Three words come to mind when I think about Summer work essentials: silky, slouchy neutrals. Airy, oversized blouses are perfect to pair with cropped trousers and I’m not afraid to mix and match ivory, cream and white. Over the years I’ve been pretty vocal about my love for Nordstrom Rack: so many incredible finds, and […]

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Sew a Box Zipper Pouch or Dopp Kit

Sew a boxy zipper pouch or dopp kit - DIY sewing tutorial - great gift for men! Also perfect Father's Day gift sewing - Melly SewsHey y’all – welcome to the last day of May and the last sewing for men tutorial this month. And today, I’ve got a special treat for you in the video tutorial for how to sew a boxy zipper pouch or dopp kit. When I was a kid, I remember my Dad having a special Read the Rest…

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May Indie Pattern Update!

Phew where did that month go?! I’ve been working away from home most of this month so have got a bit behind with blogging projects, I’m hoping to get a lot of them photographed and posted about over the next couple of weeks as I’ve had a run of success…

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