Thursday, September 3, 2015

Dip Dyed Lace Shirt



Everyday, people inspire my DIY's . Take this shirt for example. I was working at my other job and this cute girl came in with a lace top on that was colored at the bottom. I immediately told my co- worker / best friend,  "Hey look at that shirt. I am going to DIY that." Which was really nothing new to my best friend since she use to hear me say that daily. 
 But it was a pretty big deal because I don't know if you noticed
but I have been in kind of a little slump lately.
Inspiration that use to come to me all the time was taking a little vacation.
 I don't know why we get side tracked from doing what we love to do. 
Maybe its family, bills, the dirty clothes, dishes sitting in the sink,
 my studio area that needs to be cleaned so I can  actually do a DIY. 
 Life's little problems, and believe me they are not really problems but just life,
 sometimes zap your oomph. 

Over the last two weeks I have been re-evaluating what makes me happy and what my goals are.
 The conclusion that I have come to is this Blog makes me Happy! Inspiring others Makes me Happy.! Connecting with all of you makes me Happy! So hopefully I can pull myself together and do more of what I love and that is to Create and inspire other to Create.If you follow me on Instagram you know that I have found Sailor Sam.  I think Finding Sailor Sam has also been a sign. Life is saying to me"Listen Lady, life is fun and wonderful and Silly.
You have goals and plans stick to it no matter how stressful it gets, keep going."

I have just a little advice to give to all of you.  If a door closes or your course is altered unexpectedly
 that means you most likely are going in the wrong direction.
Take these changes as God saying "Hey down there wrong way!" Then sit in a quite place and listen to what you want, and where you want to be.  If you are quite enough you can here it.  
You are good enough and strong enough and brave enough to accomplish anything. 
So what is keeping you? 
Only You can keep you from those things. 
If you have ideas and want to start a blog just start.If you want to write stories then write your stories.
If you want to sing or paint or be a doctor than just do it.  Focus on the end
not the middle everything else works its self out.  Ok, so That is my little rant.
Now back to the Post.
This DIY I have done is really simple and if you have a couple of rubber bands and some Tie Dye you could have this completed in about one hour, depending on how dark you want the dye to be.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Leopard Shoe, DIY



Leopard is one of my biggest weaknesses.  Anytime I see leopard I am drawn to it like I am drawn to Victoria's Secret or the shoe department ant Dillard's or Macy's. I guess you could call it a slight obsession that I have never gotten out of my system.
I have been attracted to Leopard for as long as I can remember.
I mean Look at DVF with Andy.
VIA
Glamour
That picture alone made me fall in love with leopard.

Moving on, I have been wanting to try out a leopard  shoe DIY for a while now,
So when I found these cute pointy toe flats at Charlotte Russe for a steal
 I decided the time was now for a Leopard shoe DIY.
Let me show you how easy it is to glam up some plain shoes.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Peanut Butter/Coconut Spread Smoothie!

 You guys may not know this about me but I have been low carb-ing it for about 6 weeks.  One of the most surprising things is I would never in a million years think that I would ever give up sugar or carbs for any length of time, I loved bread/pasta way too much to even entertain the idea. But alas I  confess I have been carb free for longer than I have ever been in my life.  Now I still do fruits and natural carbs lets not get crazy . As a matter of fact fruit is most likely my staple food along with leafy greens, all vegetables  and some lean proteins like chicken, turkey and fish. But white starchy foods like rice, potatoes, sugar and bread that is all just a faint memory. 

The reason why I went on this crazy low carb diet started with my husband who wanted to lower his cholesterol and loose a few pounds. He went full on no sugar right off the bat. Which was almost our demise.. I don't know if you know someone who has gone low carb before or you have yourself  but you turn into this stark raving mad person you didn't even know existed inside you. I had to deal with Angry Kevin for about 3 weeks.  It got to a point where I was like "WOW you are a crazy person, don't talk to me until you can find one nice word to say or I am going to eat alone tonight!" I was alone for about 3 weeks, not really, but you know what I mean Eventually, Mr. Nice Kevin came back and apologized for all the nastiness he bestowed upon me.
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 I on the other hand approached low-carb  a little more slowly than he did.  Mine was more like walking into a pool of cold, cold water that you have no idea why you are in. Ever so slowly I would eliminate things  the last thing to go was the sugar in my morning coffee, which I compare to me putting my head all the way under the water and WOW it's so freaking cold!!! but like all things your body adjusts and then you kind of slowly say  "This is really, really nice." 

 I make smoothies most mornings and sneak green stuff in them for Kevin.
You can't taste them they are a just an added healthy bonus.
This Peanut Butter smoothie is his favorite, plus it has protein in it 
which is what he thinks he needs.
If you want to send your kids to school with a yummy beginning,  this is the smoothie for you. I also put his vitamins in it,  they are capsules so I just open them and poor them in.
( We have a special  vitamin for low-carb dieters.) 
I think Kevin found the vitamins somewhere  on-line.

Some advice for anyone trying the low carb thing. Have lots of patience for the one you love,
the crazy Carb- Mind thing doesn't last too long.
Also I have to note I try and eat all organic and natural foods. I drink No Diet drinks or anything with Aspartame, which I  call the most dangerous thing they add to our food.
Why I feel that way is HERE
I hope you try this and let me know how you liked it.



Monday, August 24, 2015

Cinderella Bow Tank. DIY


 Cinderella and all time classic and one of my favorite Disney characters.
I have a co.worker that has a bigger obsession for Cinderella than I do. 
We are losing Christy (my Co worker) to a promotion and the loss is so bittersweet.
Christy has been such a joy to work with and completed our team perfectly. 
Anyone who works with people know it is very hard to find that perfect mix of co-workers, that makes coming into work an actual joy.
Once you find that perfect mix loosing it is so sad.
I decided to make her a few going away gifts that revolved around her all time favorite Character.
We will Miss you so much Christy but your whole life is in front of you and the doors are opening, walking through them is a must.
Making personal gifts is one of my Favorite things!
Make this cute Silhouette Cinderella tank in no time with the help of 
Tulip Colorshot instant fabric paint. This paint drys in about 2 hours and is really easy to use.
 With everything I have going on at the moment and the limited time I have to do it all 
this stuff is amazing.



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tie Dye, Striped Tee: DIY


 Creating different Patterns for a Tie Dye shirt is so much  fun.
I love finding new ways or just trying random ties and folds to create different patterns.
Here is easy striped tee created with a few folds,
 wrapped around a stake and tied with a cord.
I didn't have a pipe to wrap my shirt around
 but I did have a leftover wood stake from Halloween.
I always like to try and use things I have around my home already.
Tulip Tie Dye has made Tie Dyeing super simple and a lot less messy.
To see how I created this easy, fun shirt just click on Read more.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Blue Chevron,Tie dyed, open back tee. DIY


Check out my latest Tie Dyed post for I Love to Create.
Have a Beautiful Day.
Lots of <3.
Anne

Thursday, August 6, 2015

No Sew, Tie Dyed, Twisted Back Tee: DIY




This Twisted back Tee has been Haunting my dreams for a while now.
  I finally had some time this weekend to sit down and figure out how to make one
that was completely no sew. It only took me minutes once
 I figured  out how I was actually going to cut it.
Such a fun and easy Beach or Lake shirt.
The Link to the Tie Dye Pattern Below.

My Inspiration. 

Via 
Victoria's Secret.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Rolled, Tie Dye Tee Shirt: DIY



I love the randomness of Tie Dyed shirts. There are never two that are alike.
Another plus is how easy Tie Dying a shirt is,
especially when I use Tulip One step Tie Dye.
This rolled Tie Dye is something that I have been wanting to do forever.
I finally had a little time to do one this weekend between a Floor-set and Inventory.
It looks like it made an EYE in the middle of my shirt.
Super easy. 
Here is how I made mine

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lotus Blossom Shirt, DIY



Make this Lotus Blossom shirt in no time.
Head on over to I love to Create. For my latest DIY.
HERE!
Happy Happy Sunday.
Lots of <3!
Anne