DIY Project Parade

Happy 4th of July!!!  I hope you had a wonderful long holiday weekend!
I LOVE fireworks!

I managed to DIY a little this week!  My daughter decided the night before she left for Germany that a passport/carrier would be handy since she was to keep it on her person all of the time.  I kept fearing that she’d lose her purse (she did lose her cell phone but luckily, found it) or that it’d be stolen.  So, we came up with…a place to carry her passport/money under her clothing.  I had everything I needed at home!  I love when that happens!  
  • Scrap fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Iron-on velcro

Here is my tutorial in pictures.  I‘ll come back and edit/add the instructions since I’m short on time right now. 

Very handy!  She wears it under her shirt but for picture purposes…well, you know.  Now, passport and money are safe.  🙂  The ribbon has a velcro closure so it’s adjustable.  Not bad for free and about an hour of work before she left the next day. 

*For those of you asking…here’s Niski, making the best of bed rest.  🙂  Thanks for your prayers!  Still being optimistic!

So...that’s what I’ve been up to.  What about you?  Feel free to link up!

The DIY Show Off

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Master Bedroom Before and After

Amanda from Casa Brasi has done it again!  She recently made over her master bedroom and the result is stunning!

Here is her before:

Here it is now:

Visit Casa Brasi for the details!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful bedroom makeover, Amanda.  What a gorgeous place to fall asleep every night.  I’d never want to leave!  It’s very classic – I love it!  Magazine worthy and inspired by my favorite RH style. 

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For those of you asking about Niski, thank you for your thoughts and prayers!  She is hanging in there.  No change as of yet but we’re at least adjusting to the new routines.  She is adjusting well.  I am taking a bit longer to get accustomed to caring for a special needs dog but so far, so good!
Every time I read a thoughtful comment or get an caring note from you, I feel like I’ve been hugged and believe me when I say – I needed it.  Timing is always perfect.  Thank you!
Have a Happy 4th of July! 

Wall art or gift idea…

Kasaundra from Fishin’ with the Trouts created a beautiful easy DIY gift.  Here is her post:

I found a website that lets you design your own word clouds! You simply input the words you want to incorporate and input them as many times as you’d like that particular word large.  The downside is the site doesn’t have a way to save your art, but with a little help from the wonderful Brandon and Anna, I was able to have it printed up at Staples! The frame was one I already had on hand making the grand total of this baby shower gift $1.05!  I think it came out wonderful don’t you?!  If you’d like to try it go here.

Isn’t it awesome? Great personalized art and gift idea!  I actually have used wordle before and made t-shirts and stickers for my daughter’s band.  Lots of possibilities!  Thanks for sharing your creativity Kasaundra!
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