Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hemming Jeans: Pinterest Success!

When you are vertically challenged like me, the bottoms of your jeans get frayed and tangled. I've just learned to deal with it.

But I saw a tutorial on Pinterest HERE that I thought looked doable for the girl who owns a sewing machine but doesn't know how to really use it.

Guess what: it worked!!

I hemmed a pair of my husband's too!

I got "sew" excited, and my machine was already out, that I tried another of her tutorials: How to Make Skinny Jeans.

I had a pair of black capris bound for Goodwill that always looked like they were dress pants I'd shrunk. I figured I'd give it a try.

Her blog is pretty amazing. Check out her other tutorials. I just might end up making a bag out of a sweater or something like that. (As long as I don't use anyone's good sweater, of course, like the dog boots....)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Homemade Self Tanner: Pinterest Fail

It's sunny outside, and as I thought about wearing some capris, I remembered a homemade recipe for a self-tanner I'd pinned on Pinterest. I thought I'd give it a try!

It sounded simple:

2tbs cocoa powder (depending in how tan you want to be.)
Any moisturizer
an empty bottle 
mix it all together. Good for super light girls.

Here was the original photo:

Wow! I had to try it. So I gathered my supplies, mixed it up, spread it on...


And I was a chocolatey, sticky mess.

There was no tan. There was just stupidity.

Ok, so that was a fail. Please, don't try this at home, unless you feel like wasting a few good ingredients.

So... in light of the sunshine and "fair maiden" syndrome we have after 6 months indoors in Indiana, do you have any good self-tanner suggestions?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Open the Flood Gates. A Book Review

I felt bad for crying at my grandma's funeral. Like I had failed as a Christian in some way. Why is that? Cheryl Cecil's book, Open the Flood Gates: Welcoming Grief into Our Seasons of Loss, explores this question.

The grieving process is a unique experience. No two situations are alike. She wrote this book to help both those who are in the midst of grief, as well as friends and family, understand that there is indeed a time to mourn. It's full of Biblical truth and practical examples you can begin to apply right away. I highly recommend it!

You can see more here:Open the Floodgates.