My most recent fashion blogger crush is on Jules from Sincerely, Jules. I can’t even begin to pinpoint what her style is, but every outfit she puts together incorporates high and low pieces, vintage, a little class, and a little sass. I’m also in love with her awesome hair.
If there is one thing I have loved seeing over the course of this looooong recession, it’s the sense of making do with what one has that I’ve seen people (in real life & in blogland) adopting a lot more frequently. Picture perfect catalog type rooms have been replaced with rooms filled with found objects and diy projects. And you know what? I have found that I enjoy the latter much much more! Borne out of necessity, I think people are getting more creative, more industrious, and more stylish on a tight budget.
Here are just a couple of my favorite “making do” projects:
More gorgeous than the most lavish of ice buckets.
Who doesn’t have an old hose or two lying around?
Sweet DIY letterpress stationary using mushrooms.
Re-purposed palletes & crates become lovely shelving with a little elbow grease.
Hand-stamped tea towels cost about the same to make as a piece of nice wrapping paper runs and last forever (er, a long time!).
Puts everything at Petco to shame! Bonus: Cheap vintage suitcases are super easy to find in thrift stores, especially in less than perfect condition.
1) Cheeky cufflinks:
2) Cheeky chart of beer types:
3) Cheeky toiletries case (aka drop bag):
4) Cheeky camera you can mount on a helmet, wakeboard, boat, etc..
5) Cheeky gift basket idea: The makings for a gourmet gin & tonic (Hendricks Gin, Q Tonic Water, fresh limes, cute vintage rocks glasses).
6) Cheeky wrapping paper theme: Mustaches!Available: here.
7) Cheeky class to sign the dad in your life up for: Homebrewing
8) Cheeky father’s day weekend activity:
9) Cheeky Father’s Day snack:
Whiskey & beer cupcakes via Smitten Kitchen
10) Cheeky Father’s Day DIY: Map Covered deer head
Start with a kit from here & cover in maps or whatever suits his fancy.
Tar being his sleepy self
champagne on Mother’s Day
waiting patiently for the ice cream to be done;)
my cute hubby at his graduation, so proud!
Sean’s sweet parents
showing off the tassel
my fave beer at the moment
very first blackberry & it tasted so good (Sean & I shared)
picture of a picture & my favorite new toy
our sweet $50 K-mart pool
memorial day beverages
thrifted Reader’s Digest books with lovely binding and covers
DIY: sparkle manicure (blogging about this soon)
our nightly ritual of gin rummy. nothing like a little intense rivalry before bed to keep a marriage lively, lol.