Tuesday, June 30

Make A Little Something For Yourself Sometime

Dress Making Dress Making
Here's a little peek at what I'm working on this week.  I snagged this lightweight cotton fabric (first photo) many months ago, waiting for the perfect time to use it.  (I'm a fabric hoarder, what can I say?)  When I ran across the Lilou Dress from Tilly's book, Love At First Stitch, I knew that would be just what the doctor ordered.  I plan to use the scalloped neckline hack because it's just so sweet!  I can't wait to show you guys my "after" photos!  It feels good to get some sewing in.  I haven't really sewn much clothing since Rachel and I wrapped up our ecourse, Sew With Us, and I've been itching to make a little something for myself lately.

I'm off to get sewing.  Happy Tuesday, friends!

Thursday, June 25

Steal Time When You Can

Day Dates Day Dates Day Dates Day Dates Day Dates Day Dates Day Dates day date
Johnny and I go through stints where we're so good at making time for dates, movie watching, quiet time, etc, and other times where life gets busy and we forget.  We hadn't been out just the two of us in months (and months), so this week (after weeks of talking about it) we finally stole some time and went out for a day date to one of our favorite restaurants, Cafe Cusco.  The food was superb, the company was delightful, and we both felt refreshed when we got home.  Gotta nurture that relationship, man.  It really makes a world of difference.  Now, we just need to keep this plastered on the backs of our eyelids so we're better at remembering it!

**Dress from ModCloth.

Tuesday, June 23

5 DIYs I'm Dying to Try

Here is another round of awesome DIYs I'm hoping to try this summer!

Hosting a game night with mini donut games and free printables from Aww, Sam sounds like the best time ever!

These diy flamingo pull toys from This Little Street would be such a fun gift to take to any little one's birthday party!

Poesy's just about ready to graduate from her toddler bed and this diy Mid-Century daybed from Sugar and Cloth would be the perfect addition to her bedroom.

I love the idea of dressing up a basic beach bag with tassels like the BlondieLocks did in her diy tassel tote tutorial (try saying that 5 times fast!).

How sweet is this diy custom paint job in this tutorial from Lovely Indeed??  I love the splash of yellow and gold!

Well, now that I've pinpointed which DIYs I'm dying to try next, I suppose I should get on it, huh?
Happy Tuesday, friends!

Friday, June 19

A Photo Challenge for You and Me

Home is Where the Heart Is Home is Where the Heart Is
I just love these photos Johnny shot this week.  As someone who INSISTS he has no eye for photography (yeah, right), he sure does capture a lot of great moments.
I'm challenging myself this weekend to bring my camera along on ALL of my adventures.  My goal is to try my hand at shooting new angles and perspectives.  We all need a little stretch of our creative side now and again, don't you agree?

I'd love to encourage you to get out whatever camera you have, and shoot photos in a new way this weekend.  Let's share what we found next week, shall we?  I can't wait to see what we find.

Happy Friday, friends!

**Top and dress from Schoola.