Sewing Sunday

cupcake skirtOriginally, this was supposed to be a dress. But, I didn’t like the way it turned out, too complicated. Luckily I bought extra fabric for mistakes so I was able to restart and keep it simple. I must have made this outfit like 3 times. In the end, I love the way it turned out!!

Making skirts has become addicting. I went to Jo-Ann the other day and found some cute fabrics in the sale section. I have to start wearing these. We’re almost half way through the year and I’ve barely followed through with my resolution: to wear more skirts.

I’m not used to wearing skirts. It feels weird to be so “free”. I’m constantly making sure you can’t see my butt. I know you can’t see it, the length is almost to my knee. It’s a mental thing.

I will say this: wearing a skirt does make me feel prettier. I’ve even started doing my hair, nails, and makeup! Nothing crazy yet, just the basics. Being a girl is time consuming. Something my lazy ass is going to have to get used to.

Happy Friday!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned we’re decorating our apartment Lord of the Rings themed. Chris said that we needed to get some coasters for the coffee table and I had recently seen videos on how to transfer pictures on to wood, so I thought, I can make these coasters meself!!

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What do you think? They came out beerrrry niiice. 

We have some art pictures that we want to get rid of but we want to keep the frame. Normally, you get a picture/poster/art custom framed to match that picture. In my case it’s the other way around, we have to find the right picture to match the frame. I have been scouring the internet looking for the right picture to fit each one. It has been quite a challenge.

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This frame to me says “Mordor.” It’s almost a perfect square, so it has been difficult to find a Mordor picture that I like. After looking for 2 weeks, I have found it!! I’m excited to get this next project started.

For today, Chris and I both are off. It’s been rainy these past few days, so we decided that today we would have a Hobbit marathon.

I love lazy days.

Have a good weekend!!

Projects

I have several projects going on at the moment. The biggest one at the moment is decorating the new apartment. We moved to a whole new county so we figured it was our chance to start fresh. We wanted to make a theme out of it and we decided on Lord of the Rings. Our mission right now is to find art work. Chris found an awesome map of Middle Earth online. I took one of his old frames, turned the poster around, and put the map in. It came out amazing!! What do you think? I need to find some more art.

I’m also working on my business. I’m trying to be more organized. I went to Office Max and purchased some stuff to create a filing system. I’m really excited for this!

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And last, I’ve been learning to sew. I found this really cute cupcake print and bought it impulsively. It’s been sitting in my closet for over 6 months. Now that my office/craft room is cleared, I started sewing. I’m making a 50’s dress. I hope to finish it by next weekend.

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I’m back

We have finally settled into our new apartment! A couple of months ago I mentioned that we were moving and a couple of changes were happening. Well, those blocks have fallen and new ones are being placed. We got a garage this month!! We were able to clear out the spare room to convert to my office. Now, I need to get a futon for guests.

The semester is coming to an end. I have my final exam next week. I signed up for next semester and now I have to order my books.

Now that the office has been set up, I can organize all my work. I have a couple of reports to write, and then I should be accpeting new kiddos.

All of this should be organized by next weekend.

4 Years

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Over the weekend, Chris and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. We had lunch at Tony’s. And we shared the plate of spaghetti! Tony’s is located on Main Street right next to Mickey Mouse/Tinkerbell meet and greet. I have walked past this place many times and never even noticed it! I found it looking for lunch reservations online, and this was one of the options left. Everything else was full!

I’m so glad I found it. The restaurant is really nice. Chris said their calamari was delicious. The spaghetti was good. It was too saucy for me (picky eater remember?).  The ambiance was laid back and nice.

I got new ears!!! Have I mentioned I collect Mickey Ears? These match my outfit perfectly!

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Friday Favorites

I’m not a religious person, but I do participate in Lent. A couple of years ago I decided that instead of giving up something, I would do something new to better myself.

For the loooongest time, I have been saying that I want to switch to organic products. I researched a lot of do-it-yourself ideas, and in the end…I’m too lazy! Luckily, I know a store in Disney that will solve all my problems: Basin.

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Basin is an all natural, cruelty free, bath and beauty store located in Downtown Disney. There is also a smaller version, Basin White inside the Grand Floridian Resort.

I started Lent a little late this year because of the move. I waited til the move to throw out all my shampoos and once we got settled, I headed out to Downtown Disney. (which was last week).

lemon shampooI went and I bought their Egg Noggin’ shampoo bar and conditioner. It’s made with lemons to remove oil.

I’ve only been using this for a week. And so far me likey! It lathers up so frothy. And instantly!!!

As far as my hair being oily, I did notice that the conditioner doesn’t stay behind and make my hair extra oily. That was my problem: After washing my hair, conditioners would stay and make my hair creamer. Which is not good for me.

Less is more in this case.

I also purchased the Hair Nut shampoo and conditioner which is made with almonds and coconut to help damaged hair.

Next will be to start chaning my hair and makeup products, but that one is going to be more challenging. If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear it!!

Random Disney Date

This never happens. I’m very much a planner. But on Sunday, things just happened on their own. Chris and I woke up early at 7 and finished everything by 10:00 am!! Can you believe it?!

Last week, the temperatures were in the 30s. Pretty freaking cold for Florida! By Sunday, the temperature was up again at 75. Beautiful day. We had to go outside. And what’s our favorite thing to do at Disney on beautiful days? Boat rides!!

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We parked at Downtown Disney, and got on the ferry to Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside Resorts. These are one of my favorite places to visit! We rented a surrey bike at the Riverside’s Marina and toured the resort on their bike path. We had lunch at the French Quarter’s food court. I had their avocado burger, it was delicious. It was one of the best burgers I have eaten. The avocado was covered with lime. I looooove lime on my food.

Then, we went home. This ride is actually pretty nice. The hotels are far away so the boat ride lasts a while. In total, (waiting in line for boat+boat rides to hotels and car+bike tour+lunch) we spent about 3 hours there. It was a really peaceful get away from all those Disney crowds.