My mom thinks the world's gone crazy, but scrunchies are back from the 80's! Not fortunate enough to live in the 80s, I'm grateful I get to enjoy them now, haha! Plus, I think they're cuter now, so we can all celebrate that;) I decided I needed a cute little pile of scrunchies to adorn lazy ponies and mom buns, so I whipped up some bow scrunchies in just a couple minutes! Seriously, (besides being adorable,) they are so easy to sew with beginning sewing skills, only use a small amount of fabric, and can be made from pretty much any scraps you have! My favorite kind of project.
PLUS! This tutorial can also be split up to make two EXTRA projects. Plain scrunchies (because sometimes you might not want a bow) and plain hair bows (because sometimes you might not want a scrunchie)! The plain bow can be tied onto pretty much anything - hair tie, baby headband, clip, etc!
Even though I’m not very tall (5’4”), I find myself lengthening quite a few skirts and dresses! I’m sure everyone has heard of lengthening a dress or skirt by just slapping a strip of fabric on the bottom, and done! This can be a totally great option, depending on the style of skirt, or type of fabric, etc. But I have a few tips on lengthening your dresses to make the extra length look less obvious, and like a cohesive part of the garment!
I got this dress, new with tags, at a thrift store for $1 (AH!) when I was pregnant, just knowing it would fit once the bump was gone. Well, I tried to wear it to a funeral a few months ago and it wasn't long enough, had a skirt shape I didn't love once it was on, and the sleeves weren't my favorite length or shape. In it went to the refashion pile (by "pile", I mean 2 rubbermaid totes of clothing to refashion...I need more hours in the day! ha...), and I just recently pulled it out and gave it a new life!
90% (or more) of my closet is thrifted, refashioned, or was bought on huge clearance! Let me share my thrifty outfits with you! First up is this fun, springy number from 2017:
Another bit in the pseudo-segment “things in my life that happened before the blog but are worth noting” would be my maternity pictures! I had an image in my mind of a floaty dress and a meadow (pregnancy brain, maybe? Who knows), and somehow it totally came together! My friend Kelsey Atherton Photography made me feel like less of a bloated whale and even found a
I’ve decided to share things with you that I have and love, in the hopes you’ll find some new favorite things too! First up is my fawn design bag…I should say bags, because I have two colors!! I use my pink one (Fawn Design Blush) currently, but I originally bought the brown one (Fawn Design Brown) and love it JUST as much. I put it away safely to use for future kids (like maybe a
Since I always try to be honest, let me be honest…I’m not the happiest with my post-baby body. For several reasons (including that I really don’t enjoy exercising..haha), I haven’t lost the extra pre-baby weight I was trying to lose before I got pregnant! But it will happen eventually. For now, I have a couple tricks I use when getting dressed these days to help me feel better in the skin I’m in. I’m hoping these tips can help a fellow mama out! Those pesky extra pounds make me proud of
Hey there! My name is Kirstie. I'm here to jot down what it's like for us to make our way in the world - having fun on a budget, refashioning and DIY-ing our hearts out, pursuing business ventures, and raising a sweet babe in this crazy world. Join me for a slightly haphazard journaling of my little family and our pursuits and adventures!