Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a story about glasses, scarves, and the car dress

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Do you guys know who The Girls With Glasses are?
If you don't you need to check them out. They're hilarious and adorable!

Here's a little story for ya...
A couple months ago they hosted a contest to win some scarves. They did a youtube video and to enter you left a comment. So I did just that. 
And they picked me!!! 
Free scarves!!! I love them! 
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Here's the comment I left:
Ooooo Scarves! I missed the win-a-pair-of-glasses-by-commenting contest. My husband recently sat on my pair and broke them clean in half.... the day after he wrecked his car. Poor fellow. But we still have our 1983 Toyota! Runs like a tank! A scarf would help me hold my brains in while looking at all the broken things around here and make me look sophisticated while sporting my super-glued/masking taped glasses. Keep it "glassy" ladies! (get it? classy....glassy. No? Oh, well I tried.)

True sad story. And that wrecked car of my adorable husband's? Well it turned into this dress...
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And that's how the car dress came to be. More dresses can bee seen here.

I bet you guys had no idea I wear glasses huh? I'm actually wearing my crippled pair as I type.
I've been on the prowl for a new pair and am really leaning towards these...
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They're from spexclub.com. And they're an awesome price. 
Maybe I'll be rockin' a new pair soon. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

a fair date

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Mason and I went on a date to the fair.

Good fair food. A butterfly exhibit. 
Sea lions {watch out Sea World. Boise is comin' to getcha}
Runaway goats eating unwatched backpacks.
People watching{'cause all the crazies go to the fair}
And a trip to the top of the world.

Perfect date.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

30 for 30 recap

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There they are. All 30 outfits. 
In each outfit I'm wearing something I either made or refashioned.

Lessons learned:
1. I have always had a hard time wearing things that I made. Not entirely sure why. But this challenge broke me of that. Happy day.
2. I will never remix in the summer never ever ever never ever again. Why? Who wants to wear clothes in the summer? Not me. And I was busy playing all summer, camping and exploring this lovely state of Idaho. Now when the fall remix comes around....Different story. I will be all ever that. I loooove fall! Sweaters, scarves, layering. Sigh. 
3. I need new summer shoes. 


Thanks for all the encouraging comments along the way!!!
They really kept me going. You guys rock! 

So what was your favorite outfit?
Did you guys do the summer 30 for 30 challenge? What did you think? What did you learn?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

dance party

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I'M DONE! 

Outfit #30 is in the bag! Who cares that it took me allllll summer to complete.
And guess what else...I get to check off another goal on my 30 by 30 list. Number 15 to be exact. Score!
And what did I tell you would happen yesterday?
Dance party....
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I'll be back tomorrow with a recap of all my outfits and share with you what I learned.
I'll tell you one thing I learned yesterday:
I make ridiculous faces when I dance.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

almost there...

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I'm almost done!!!
I have my last outfit on today and will be posting it tomorrow!

And then there will be a dance party.

Monday, August 22, 2011

dress surgery

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I bought this adorable dress a couple years ago. Every time I've worn it I've paired it with a sweater. 
Why? Because the sleeves were out of control. 
I would tuck the ruffles up in the sleeve and put on a sweater to hide the ruffle party. You can see the sweater-sleeve bulge for yourself here.
I adore the ruffles down the front, but it seems like the designer went ruffle happy with their design. 
So today I performed ruffle surgery on my dress. It was an intense procedure, with a couple complications, but the dress pulled thru in the end. A full recovery is expected.
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Now I can wear it with a sweater bulge free. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

upcycled thursdays: white skirt transformed

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With a little Rit dye and a bit of hemming I turned a sad white skirt into a fun green one. 
And now my add ons for the 30 for 30 challenge are complete. Oooooh yeahhhh. 
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A little confused with all these numbers? Read here.
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P.S. It was the Unofficial Plaid Day in our household.  
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

outfit purge #2

You guys. How embarrassing is it that I'm this far behind on the 30 for 30 challenge?
But more embarrassing things have happened{like having a teacher tell me my zipper was down in front of the class in Jr. High} so I'm officially over my humiliation. I'm actually so so so close to being done. I'm just in the process of editing photos and getting them up here in an *ahem* organized fashion. Plus, I have a new Upcycled Thursdays headed your way this week! 

On to the nicely organized outfits:
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Monday, August 15, 2011

cabin weekend

Mason and I just returned from an awesome cabin trip! 
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We went with some his friends from high school and their families. 
{Mason, Phil, Nic, and Ammon-M's bro/my bro-in-law}
{{Check out my husband's beefy arms}}
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We found a bunch of new friends there. Did you know lizards fall asleep if you put them on their back and rubbed their bellies?
{No animals were harmed}
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At the top of a hill by the cabin there was the Lightening Tree--a tree that had been struck by lightening. Duh. 
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Supposedly, if you touch the tree you would be given super hero powers.
So we hiked all the way up there to get said powers... and it was waaaaaaay up there. 
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The best receiving-their-super-hero-powers-picture award goes to Phil.
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I also got to ride four wheelers for the first time! Ummm...why have I never had this adventure yet?
It was awesome!
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After an awesome game of Killer Bunnies I created this 9 dice sculpture. No one was impressed but Mason...and myself of course.
My face proves that. 
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My man:
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The gang:
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