Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DIY: Drop Cloth Curtains

When I had a store, there was a class space in the back of the store.  We had yoga classes twice a week and a few craft classes a month.  I also had an office/workspace in the back and dressing rooms.  To route traffic and to also draw attention to the class space, I wanted floor to ceiling curtains.  The ceilings were incredibly tall.  If memory serves me correctly, I think the ceilings were 16 feet tall.  Fabric can be expensive, especially the amount I would have needed.

My sister-in-law is an interior designer.  She did an outdoor space where she hung curtains to be able to close off the back deck.  You would have never guessed, but she used drop cloth.  As in painter's drop cloth from the hardware store!

Inspired by her, I knew that would be the most affordable option for me.  I bought one 12 foot drop cloth.  I don't remember the price, but I'm pretty sure it was less than $10.

I cut the cloth in half, height-wise.  I used a stamp to give some interest to the curtains.

I was lazy and didn't steam or iron the curtains.  The wrinkles came out after hanging for awhile.

If you need a cheap fix, this is the route to go!  You can leave them plain or paint them or embellish them.  And you don't have to tell anyone that they're drop cloths :).

I wasn't able to find pictures of the finished product except a tiny peek in the far left of the last picture.

I used curtain rings with clips so I didn't have to sew a hem to hang them at the top, and I hung them from conduit, which is a great cheap option for a curtain rod!

If I can ever find where I stored the pictures of the finished project, I'll add them to the post.  In the meantime, please forgive me, and I hope this still serves as some inspiration for you!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Video: Weekend at Greers Ferry Lake + Surf the Bay Festival + One Minute Makeup

We spent last weekend in the hot, hot sun and the cool water.  Colin, Harlow, and I went to Greers Ferry, Arkansas to spend time with my parents.  Friday night we drove to Fairfield Bay, AR to eat at a new-to-us restaurant and go to Surf the Bay Water Sport Festival.  On Saturday we headed out on the water in my parents' boat and checked out Surf the Bay again.  Colin and I got to do a free demo of Standup Paddle Boarding, which was fun!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Video: One CHEAP Palette + Multiple Makeup Uses

I picked up Wet n Wild Mega Glo Illuminating Powder at Kroger several months ago.  I've used it mainly for contour and bronzer, but I thought it would be great to use multiple uses.  I decided to put it to the test.  If you can't find it at a store near you, you can pick it up online.  It's on sale right now for only $1.99!  I have the color Starlight Bronze.

Here are the other products I used in the video:

Overall, I definitely think the Wet n Wild powder is worth the price as a multi-use palette to have in your stock.  It would be great for traveling.  Let me know if you give it a try!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Monogramming: Women's Shirts

Summer is officially here!  Sun's out, gun's out!  Here are some summer shirts to wear all summer long.  Who says embroidery/monogramming is just for kids?  I personalized some shirts for my mom and me.  The shirts were cheap, so even if you had to pay someone to do the embroidery for you, you wouldn't be out much for the shirts.
My mom got this shirt at Ross for around $5.  I used the font Frog's Kiss to embroider her initials.

I got all of these Fruit of the Loom tanks at Walmart in the mens section.  They were less than $4 (before tax).  They are a Comfort Colors knock-off.  They definitely aren't the quality and fit of Comfort Colors, but they are much cheaper!
Both of the above monogramming fonts are the Interlocking Vine font from Boutique Fonts.
I wanted to do something a little different on this Walmart tank.  The pineapple frame and Mini Monogram font are also both from Boutique Fonts.  Here's a little secret I learned after I bought the Mini font-- you can download it for free in the files section of their Facebook page.

These tanks are perfect for a swimsuit coverup or even just a casual day.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Seventh Wedding Anniversary

Today marks seven years that Colin and I have been married.  We celebrated by having lunch while he worked orientation sessions for the school he works at.  It's not the first time we've had our anniversary during an orientation session, and I'm sure it won't be the last seeing as though we have a June anniversary and that's orientation season!

There's so much I could say about being married to this guy.  He's my best friend and a wonderful husband and dad.  I'll leave it at that, because I honestly need a nap after taking care of a sick baby yesterday, and my brain is tired.  That's how you know you're a parent ;).

Can't wait to see how the years unfold with this guy by my side.  If you're not married, I hope for you a marriage like we have.  It's by no means perfect, and it has its ugly moments sometimes, but it's fun and full of love.  We know God joined us together, and it's a constant reminder to be thankful.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Video: Memorial Day at Greers Ferry Lake

We went away for a couple days to enjoy Memorial Day at Greers Ferry Lake.
Here's a little video of our time there-- mainly shots of us eating ;).

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