Saturday, September 6, 2014

Super Quick T-Shirt Restyle

I bought this shirt for three dollars on clearance. I thought it would be baggy and comfortable. It was wayyyyyyyyy too baggy.

The shirt was HUGE! The shirt was HUGE!

My answer was to make a cut down the center and turn it into a flowing cardigan. To fix the big sleeves I simply pushed them up.

Tying it is another great option.Now it looks great!  Tying it is another great option.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fantastic DIY Message Board

message board diy

I needed a message board that matches my office, so I made one from an old mirror frame that I bought at a yard sale. Here's how I did it:
I traced the shape of the frame onto some cardboard and cut it out.

Here is the cardboard shape.

Then, I hot glued fabric to the cardboard.

Next, I trimmed the excess fabric.

Finally, I popped the cardboard into the frame and hung it on the wall.

Friday, August 8, 2014

My Extreme Couponing

I just had to brag about this receipt. See the balance? Zero! I get coupons for free stuff through the Kroger Rewards Program. I'd sign up if I were you.

Kroger Coupon


Monday, August 4, 2014

6 Best Mascaras For Fantastic Lashes

What is the best mascara? Confused about all the different formulas and new brands? Don't be. I tested out some mascara brands to find out which one is best so you don't have too.

covergirl lash blastCovergirl Lash Blast

This is my all-time favorite mascara. It is simple, easy and makes your lashes look awesome. It also doesn't clump as easily as other mascaras.

Maybelline New York XXL ExtensionsMaybelline New York XXL Extensions

With Maybelline New York XXL Extensions you put on a base coat that thickens your lashes, then you put on a top coat that lengthens and darkens your lashes. It works 100%, even if you don't use the base coat. It is the best mascara.

Maybelline New York the Falsies Volume ExpressMaybelline New York the Falsies Volume Express

Maybelline New York The Falsies Volume Express has a long name, but fantastic results. This mascara makes your lashes look impossibly long. The more coats you put on the longer your lashes look.

Maybelline Lash StilettoMaybelline Lash Stiletto

Maybelline Lash Stiletto smells like perfume and makes your lashes look really long! No clumping, either, thanks to its fluid formula. This is really a fantastic product.

Maybelline Colossal Volume ExpressMaybelline Colossal Volume Express

Maybelline Colossal Volume Express maximizing mascara was true to its word. It really did plump up my lashes. To bad it tends to clump some.

Cover Girl's Exact Eyelights HydrofugeCover Girl's Exact Eyelights Hydrofuge

This one claims to bring out the color of your eyes. Nope. Didn't see any change for my baby blues. It does have a really pretty glitter effect that adds light to your eyes.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

How to Cut an Awesome Web T-Shirt

how to cut a t

For my birthday last year, me and my husband went to a video game midnight release party for the Xbox One. I got a t-shirt as a door prize and guess what? The date, my birthday, was printed on the arm. I decided to make something special out of this tee.

Here's how I did it:

First, I folded the t-shirt into thirds. Then, I cut 1/2 inch slits along the folds.

cutting a tee



I unfolded the shirt and stretched it to make the edges of the slits curl.


Finally, I folded the sleeves and cut them, too.


xbox one tshirt

Thursday, June 26, 2014

TLC Vox Box Time

From time to time, I get products from Influenster to try for free. I recently got their TLC Vox Box. Here I am opening it up:

Anew AvonI loved everything in it except the gas card. I didn't try it because I already have a gas program that I love. My favorite product was the Anew Reversalist. It made my skin smooth and soft. Plus, the compact makes a fantastic mirror.

I used the Puff and Neo to Go many times before and already loved these products. I keep them in my purse.

[caption id="attachment_529" align="alignnone" width="400"]We took the Ivory challenge and my kids and I carved it into a duck. lol We took the Ivory challenge and my kids and I carved it into a duck. lol[/caption]

Overall, I loved the Vox Box and I am looking forward to my next one.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Update Your Flats in 10 Minutes!

shoe revamp

I just bought a pair of flats that I love, but the straps were too small. So, I cut the straps off, but then the flats wouldn't stay on my feet. You are going to love my solution. You can do this to any pair of flats that you have laying around the house and it looks great! Plus, it is super easy to do.

Here's how I did it:

You'll need ribbon and a yarn needle. 

Cut the ribbon at an angle so that it with thread the needle. Also, cut the old straps off of the flats.

Poke a hole where you want the ribbon strap to go, then thread the needle and pull the ribbon through the hole. Knot the end of the ribbon.

Do the same thing to the other side of the shoe and then tie the ribbon ends around your ankle.