Sunday, May 31, 2015

Peek into my Closet- May

Necklace: Etsy
Dress: Meijer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Peek into my Closet- April

Top- Kohl's
Skirt- Target 

This is how I handle teaching in a school with no air conditioning!  Staying cool with lots of flowy clothes.  Luckily, we are getting a brand new school next school year!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Peek into my Closet- April

Dress: Charlotte Ruse
Necklace: Forever 21
Leggings: Target
Boots: Target
Jacket: H&M

I love wearing colorful jewelry when I can.  It always brightens up an outfit!  Forever 21 and Old Navy have cute and affordable statement necklaces.  

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

DIY Wreath

You know how I love making wreaths!  This one is not for me though, it will be a gift! I am making one for my mom for Mother's Day and one for my future Mother in Law.  I wanted to make them each something springy for their front doors.  I think wreaths make a great gift for birthdays, Mother's Day, or Christmas!  I love using the twig wreaths with the clip-on flowers.  It takes no time at all with these easy supplies!

1. Twig wreath
2. Clip-on flowers
3. Initial letter
4. Paint
5. Burlap ribbon

Clip-on flowers

Initial Letter

Burlap ribbon and paint for the initial letter

I clipped on the flowers to the twigs.  Next, I painted the letter lavender to match the flowers.  I tied and hot glued the bow on the top and it was complete!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

When is it Time to Donate?

I never know when I should get rid of clothes and when I do have those moments when I need to clean out my closet, I have a hard time letting go.  I found this trick on Pinterest and so far it has been working.  

1. Turn all of your hangers in your closet backyard so the hook is facing away from you.
2. When you wear something and you hang it back up, turn that hanger toward you.
3. Repeat

After a month or two, you will begin seeing what clothes you never wear because the hangers will still be backward.  This trick has helped me so much!  I always think I will need that shirt or those pants for something when in reality I haven't worn them in three years. I went about six months doing this and here is the result!

I always take my clothes into a resale store to see if I am able to make any money off of them.  This time I made $43.00 and was able to donate the rest to Goodwill.  

It was so nice getting a "fresh start" and knowing that now I have only the clothes that I actually wear in my closet.  Needless to say, I have more room and space now and it feels great! :)

How do you know when to donate?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

DIY Spring Wreath

I absolutely love making wreaths!  Using the plain twig wreaths makes it a cinch because all you need to do is find the right items to hot glue on!

I began with some inspiration on Pinterest and headed to the craft store.  
Here is a plain twig wreath which are usually around $4.99.

I found these bright flowers, the white initial, and the accent flowers.
I hot glued each item down and I had my final product in less than 15 minutes!

Who's ready for spring?!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Peek into my Closet- March

I always like to try to make my summer clothes wearable in the winter to expand my wardrobe.  Layering with a cardigan and leggings makes those summer dresses warm and cozy in the freezing temps!

Dress: Old Navy
Sweater: Old Navy
Leggings: Target
Flats: Payless

Friday, February 6, 2015

DIY Wedding Favors

I decided to go with wedding favors that I can do myself and save some money!  I found the idea on Pinterest of filling a little box with Hugs and Kisses from the Mr. and Mrs.! 

Small white boxes- JoAnn Fabrics
Ribbon- JoAnn Fabrics 
Hershey's Hugs
Hershey's Kisses (I bought these in bulk and saved money)
Tags (I made these and printed them on card-stock) 

Here was our assembly line- we made 200!

Finished product!  So cute!! 

Here are all 200 boxes!

Peek into my Closet- February

Sweater: Kohl's
Mint Jeans: Target
Shoes: Pay Less

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Peek into my Closet- January

Scarf: Target
Black Jeans: Kohl's

Gifts from my Maid of Honor!

My lovely Maid of Honor (AKA sister) made me some fun gifts to help begin the process!

This is a ring holder for those moments when I must take it off.

This one is for my fiance and includes protein bars of all types to help him handle the chaos!

If you are ever a bridesmaid these are fun and unique handmade gifts that any bride would love!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

I wanted to do something fun to ask my bridesmaids if they would be in my wedding.  I found this cute and inexpensive idea for a postcard on Zazzle!


The back has pictures of me with each girl and the question! 

Peek into my Closet- January

White Long sleeved shirt: Kohl's 
Black Jeans: Kohl's
Boots: Target
Gray Sweater: Body Central

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I'm Getting Married!!!!!

It's official... I'm engaged!  Sorry teacher friends, but this blog may now incorporate wedding planning thoughts and ideas!

Sorry Friends... I'm officially back!

I apologize for having to temporarily shut down the blog.  I am back though and I hope you keep checking in!! :)