I had a huge painting in a frame that no longer went with my "theme" in our house. I had seen a few DIY projects on pinterest as to how I could refashion the frame and use for something else. I forgot to take a before picture of the palm trees and globe that graced the inside of this frame, but I punched it out (it was stapled to the sides) and glued the twine to the either side of the picture frame. I found great little clothes pins at JoAnn Fabrics to finish it off. I use Instagram a lot (username @Ruthyannie if you want to follow me) and printed off my pictures using Printicular on my IPhone. I love the way this project turned out! What's so nice is that it was quick and easy and really you could use any size frame you have on hand.
Fall time is coming! Because the summer has been so hot here I cannot wait for it to get cooler.....and by cooler I mean not over 90. Usually fall time means sweaters, but mostly its still HOT and SUNNY. It doesn't get cold until October/November and then its mostly layers because it starts out cold then slowly heats up. Anyways, I have my eye on a few things and wanted to share what I was looking at. Some things are realistic and others not so much but a girl can dream right?? The mocs are a must and I will get them. I do not care if my feet sweat.
1. Minnetonka found here
2. Just love the whole look. dark jeans.loose t-shirt and gray slouch cardigan.
3. Love a loose blouse I found it on this website here but they are now all sold out
4. Don't know where to find the sweater but I love it! look at it here
5. Boots with tights
6.Minnetonka shoulder bag here
7. Denim shirt rolled up sleeves with a scarf
8. Tribal sweater here
9. Anthropologie sweater here (thinking about doing this one myself)
I love all these fall looks! Can't wait to get some cool weather around here! Happy Shopping!
Most of my adjustments to clothes are my shirts. For me it's usually a quick easy fix and presto done! Pants are kind of a different story. I did a pair of bell bottom pants to skinny jeans that you can see here. I usually have to hem pants because I'm only 5'2 and everyone always make pants super long, even the short ones are long on me! I haven't had to take a waist band in or take a pant leg in. For some reason I just get nervous sewing pants. However, I found these print pants that I LOVED and gave myself a challenge to fix them. They are a size 10 which for me is way too big. I needed to hem them, take in the waist and take in the whole pant width. Doing two out of three things that made me nervous was a great step out of the box project. You can see the transformation of the pants in my pictures and thankfully I am completely happy with the end result. Now for some cool FL weather and I'm set! ( I forgot to take a picture of myself in the pants before, but you'll get an idea of how much I take off by the pictures)
So I made a little art gallery for Sophia in one of our houses we lived in. (I am in my fourth house in two years). She loves painting, drawing and coloring so I was hanging her art work up on the fridge. There were so many artistic pieces that I was showcasing that they would get caught in the opening and closing of the fridge door.. However my way out was trying to find the door handle. Ok maybe a little exaggerated but it was pretty bad. Magnets could not hold some of the pictures up because it was thick paper and they would slide all the way down to the bottom of the fridge. Eventually they would fall off and slide under the bottom of the fridge. Sophia would ask where her picture went and I would have to get out my gloves and try to excavate it out from all the cheerios, dust, toast and toys that gather in a pile under the fridge. The ones I didn't put up were getting piled high and gathering dust. I saw many ideas on pinterest on what you can do to showcase your childs art work, but I wanted something easy and cheap. I finally found this great idea and decided to try it! I hand painted the Masterpieces right on the wall and used a piece of scrap wood that I painted black and hot glued clothes pins on it. I absolutely love it and have gotten so many compliments on it! I decided to also showcase one specific picture (what I think is the mac daddy of her art work) by using a black picture frame and matte that I can change out whenever I want! So easy to do and a great way to display your childs art work! No more sticking your hand under your fridge trying to find art work and coming up with a pile of hair, crumbs and something that looks like raisins! Anyways hope y'all have a great Monday!
Since moving for the fourth time(if you count living with in-laws for one month), in the last 16 months, I have needed to update pictures in my picture frames. As I wanted to get pictures of the three of us (me, hubby and the little one) up I realized I hardly have any of the three of us together except for the Christmas/Thanksgiving shots! Ummmmm wow I felt kind of bad about not documenting all three of us....I mean its not Sophia who takes herself to the zoo, to the playground or the library etc. I decided I wanted take a picture once a week of the three of us. Since we do have a small family of three I want to make sure I have pictures that we can look back at with ALL of us in it! So here is our first one! I used a timer on our camera to take it. Maybe this will inspire someone to document life as a WHOLE family together once in awhile?!? Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend!
So for the last week I have sick, like stay in bed and think i might die sick. I finally turned a corner over the weekend. I was craving food like crazy...especially something a little sweet... oranges were on my mind....no I am NOT pregnant....anyways since I haven't been cooking for the last week I thought why not try some cookies?!? I had some almonds in my cupboard and the idea came to me- orange almond cookies?!? I mean why not? So I put a little recipe together and it came out great! Oranges and almonds YUM! Give it a try! It's perfect for a sunny summer day!
I made the cookie dough, nothing too fabulous, and added the "main" ingredients in.
Orange Almond Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
zest of 1-2 oranges (the orange peel grated) depending on taste
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
white chocolate chips (if you have them)
Mix butter, shortening, sugar, almond extract and eggs together. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix together. Add in zest from oranges to dough and mix until combined with dough (here is where you can add in the white chips if you like). Spoon dough onto baking sheet and top with sliced almonds. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350.( or until done).
Eat and enjoy!
So a few weekends ago I went to a local farmers market. I LOVE farmers markets because everything is so fresh and beautiful. Everything is always brightly colored and delicious to look at! Me and the bug and my sister in law decided to brave the Florida heat and go. It was extremely hot. Like the humidity is unbelievable this year here. I think its gotten worse each year (but I say that each year too) Don't get me wrong I love Florida but the three to four months of summertime make me want to leave. By the the time I can't take it anymore its wintertime and at least a little cooler. Okay enough ranting about weather, the market was amazing and I can't wait to go in the winter/fall time in cooler weather to enjoy it even more!
I am on a shopping hiatus for the next two weeks (I KNOW TORTURE but I have one week down already) so I had to get creative as to not just go out and buy something. I needed to fall in love with some of my tops or really I just get rid of some. I have a walk in closet dedicated to my shoes, purses, coats, pants, shirts etc....and I might want to start taking over my hubby's closet (he has his own but its only half filled) Anyways so I really only wear tanks or t's and shorts since FL is so hot but I wanted to see if I could style ONE shirt four different ways and only change TWO items. . Here goes....
So here's my looks! I did it! All different looks that I would actually wear and it was a challenge to only swap out two items but I DID IT! What's something you have that you could try to wear in a new way or change a look by changing two things? Its a fun little thing to try! And it makes me realize that my 100 shirts I have (no I don't know how many but its ALOT) can really be used for so many different looks! Happy Closet Shopping!
Hi I'm Ruth!
Wife to Manny and Mama to two little spunky girls, Amelia and Sophia. This is my little corner on the internet where I share my style and everyday life as a stay at home Mama.
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