"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of it."
-Geri Weitzman

Monday, July 15, 2013

Corkboard Spruce Up

   Rather than hanging my plain ol' cork board on the side of my fridge in my kitchen you know I had to do something to spruce it up.  So, I took a black Sharpie marker and a stencil that I have had for a long time and traced the design and colored it in.  Yes, that easy.

My supplies

My pattern after I traced it.

My finished product!
   After I traced the pattern I moved it around until the board was filled.  Then I went back and colored it in.  Just a simple way to decorate a cork board and not waiting for paint to dry.  What's nice too is that you can use any colors!  Happy designing!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fitness Friday: My Favorite Work Out Video

  Sometimes we don't always have time to go to the gym or to the school up the street to work out.  Luckily I had the great opportunity to borrow a work out video that, well, quite frankly kicked my butt AND gave me some of the best results I have seen.  Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred is AMAZING!  There are 3 levels and each work out is 20 minutes long.  You will be pouring sweat 5 minutes into the video.  My endurance has increased and my under arm jiggly-ness has gone away.  Not to mention I can do push ups like a pro.  Try this video out I am telling you it is worth it.  Happy fitness!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

DIY Wine Charms

  A few weeks ago I was going through my jewelry box cleaning it out and came across some pieces that I didn't really want to part with but knew I wouldn't wear.  So, I decided I would make wine charms out of the charms that were on a set of bracelets.
  I removed all the charms from the bracelets and then took my eyelet hoop earrings and attached them to the eyelet.  Then I just twisted them around the stem.  See the pictures below.

The jewelry I didn't want to part with

Eyelet earring

The finished product

The complete set

  I love these!  Even though I don't really drink out of stemmed glass ware that much they make a great little touch.  These will make a good gift as well.
  You can get the earrings in a box of like 20 at Michaels for really cheap.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fitness Friday: Workout Cover up

  During the hot months it's hard to keep cool when you workout outside.  I am not a shy person and I am not offended by any means seeing a lady running down the street (or working out at the gym) in her sports bra because I have done it.  There is just sometimes I want a little more coverage but keep cool at the same time.  So, I made an open sided, tank top cover up.  You could even use this for a swim suit cover up.

What you need:
1.  Fabric scissors
2.  Old/New t-shirts
3.  Measuring tape
4.  Cutting map (if you have one)
5.  Rotating cutter (if you have one)

How to make your tee:
1.  Take your t-shirt and fold it in half length wise
2.  Cut the neck off (see the picture below).  I measured 3 inches down from the bottom scoop of the neck.

3. Take your shirt and fold it out flat.  Measure 4 inches down the side (where your seam is) starting from the armpit.  Make your marks every 4 inches.  I made 3.  Do this on both sides.  See the picture below.

4.  At those marks measure 2 1/2 inches in and make your cut into the t-shirt see the picture below.

5.  After you are all done with both sides cut off the sleeves.
6.  Cut a total of 8 strips of fabric to tie your side sections and shoulders into bows like this:

9.  Turn your t-shirt inside out and with your strips tie each section then cut the "extra" tie off.  Then turn you t-shirt right side out.  See the picture below.

  Now you have a cover up for working out or a swim suit.  You could even do this on the back up the center or just at the bottom of a t-shirt to dress it up a little bit.  I hope you like it.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Outfit of the Day

  Happy 4th of July!  It's been very hot but luckily today isn't suppose to break another record.  Here's what I am wearing today to keep myself cool.  Hope everyone has a great 4th.