Did you see my guest post on You Are my Fave with a fun DIY garland. It is plastic, reusable and you can use a dry erase marker on it to write whatever message you want. Go see!! This is one of my favorites! Super versatile.
How cute is Andrea from For the Love of? When I read this post of hers, on wearing rock n roll t-shirts, it changed the course of my summer. Men’s graphic t-shirts are super easy to find and are usually very inexpensive. But the fit is just so boxy and unflattering. Long story short, make a few easy snips to make it work for you. So I gave it a try.
I posted the results on my instagram and the people asked for a tutorial. And what the people want, the people get.
Grab a t-shirt from the men’s department and a pair of scissors.
Please don’t make me write out instructions for this…
I wore this shirt out on a fun bike ride with my friend the other night. I’m even going to overlook my bloated stomach (after a long weekend of eating ginormous amounts of amazing food) because how rad does my hair look? All wind-blown and fantastic. The shirt is pretty cute too, right? I have about 3 shirts like this. I know I probably should vary my summer wardrobe but they are just so darn comfortable. So, thank you for sharing Andrea!
Hey guys! I’ve been working hard all summer and not just on posts for this blog. I just wanted to make sure you had a chance to see some of the other things I’ve been sharing around the web. Have a great weekend!
I write for King’s Hawaiian:
I’ve guest posted:
Summer Entertaining Essentials on A Well Crafted Party
Perpetual Garland on You Are My Fave- one garland, all seasons
Sometimes I cover stories for CBS LosAngeles:
Oh yeah. And I ended up on a round up on Martha Stewart DOT COM, beeyatch! Mine is the #7 slide.
I get around. (and now I have Tupac’s ‘I get around’ lyrics in my head. How about you?)
Are you as in love with these personalized travel bags as I am? I don’t mean to pat myself on the back, but I’m really excited with how they turned out. My crafts have a 50/50 chance of coming out great or failing miserably. And I embrace it. But I really like these. And I am super happy to announce that I am doing a little blogging over at King’s Hawaiian Bread. Head on over there to see my travel tips for keeping kids entertained and what to pack in these personalized bags for that long car ride.
I’m sure you are looking at these and thinking, “where are the names? You said this was personalized.” Great observation. But I have been on long car trips before and I know that some sketchy humans can be found in rest stops and tiny coffee shops in the middle of nowhere. I’d prefer that they don’t know my kid’s names. Instead, I chose to personalize them with images that go along with words that we associate with each kid. My oldest son said the word “bicycle” very early in his talking life and has remained a fact that the family talks about. My youngest son said “banana” a lot. Maybe not quite as advanced as “bicycle” but still super cute.
Once the paint is dry, you will need to prepare your iron on transfers. Just follow the directions on the iron on transfer package. But remember, if you are using any words, print the reverse image so that the words come out correctly. I always print out two in case something happens to the first one. And I really hate having to stop in the middle of a project to go print another one. I know my skills and weaknesses, you may not have to print two. And for that I am super jealous. Cut out around the image.
And then iron them on. Again, follow the directions on the transfer paper. If you iron on the paint, it may melt a bit and then smear on the canvas bag. Not that that happened (do NOT look closely at the polka dot bag…). Let it cool and then peel off the backing.
Head over to the King’s Hawaiian blog to see what I packed in the bags and tips for making your road trip enjoyable.
*This post was not sponsored by Kings Hawaiian Bread. The sponsored content that I am doing for them will only be found on their blog. The DIY portion of the post was created for my readers. Isn’t getting a DIY post so much better than me just putting up a link to go read my blog post over there though?