DIY Project Parade

I‘ve been working on some home improvement  DIY and decorating projects but nothing to share in that department quite yet. I’m determined to stop procrastinating, get brave and jump right in this week. However last week, I saw these $448 shoes in the Anthropologie catalog
LOVE!  Well, minus the peep toe. I like gray but I’d prefer black. Did you know I love clothes, shoes and fashion almost as much as I love DIY? Most of my clothes are thrifted…I just love shopping those racks way more than at the mall. Budget. Budget. Budget. 

Then I remembered I have these shoes…

Using a flower tutorial from Jones Design Company (love her flower tutorials – I even made some felt flower hair clips too)…anyway, I got to work making flouncy flowers….
Fabric was left over from a sheer curtain that I turned into a pillow cover that I cut up (resourceful)!

and now I have these. Not exactly like the Anthropologie shoes but from old to new and pretty for FREE! And I like them better than the Anthro ones. 

Just in time for a real live date night because believe it or not, life is more than DIY (our last date was in April). We have to remind ourselves of that here. We try to make time to do something fun together (although we do find date night at the hardware store fun too but it’s nice to just forget about DIY and refresh once in a while). Last night, we went out for a delicious dinner at Rock Bottom followed by entertainment at the Improv and Sing Sing. Hiliarous!

And instead of looking like this…

I got a little sassy and wore a leopard scarf and movie star sunglasses instead of safety goggles…

and because my daughter says she thinks scarves look better with hair up or back, I wore a ponytail.
The rest of my outfit was toned down.  Just black and cream, nothing fancy but all comfy, classic.  Can’t get too wild with a leopard scarf. Plus walking around town is chilly in November so pants and sweater it is.
Button Tip – if you have a button that’s ready to fall off or the thread is starting to u
nravel, apply a coat of clear nail polish to keep it from unraveling more and popping off. (Thanks, mom!)
My OLD NEW Flouncy Ruffly Shoes:
(sneak peek of my dressing room – one of those projects I mentioned)

Here I am with my handsome date…(isn’t he cute?):

So, that’s my DIY project and my weekend.  Let’s see what you’ve been up to!
(Anyone notice that my post is scheduled for Sunday, 11/13 at 5 a.m. but it’s showing up Sat. night? Strange!)
The DIY Show Off
1. You must use the button above (ADD BUTTON HTML CODE FROM SIDE BAR TO YOUR POST) and link to this post to share the linky love.
2.Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.
3.Or email your link to and I will add it for you.

4.If you notice your link has disappeared -please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today, a button or a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this blog party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted.

5.  If reading this in an email, pop over to to see the inspiring DIY projects linked up!

6. If you have a Fall or Holiday link to share, feel free to link up to those parties going on! See side bar for the button and link. 

7.  NOW you can “like” the links!  What a fun idea!  Most liked links may be included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week.

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