Friday, February 3, 2012

Upcycling at it's finest!

Elliott has a ton of button-up shirts! Some of them have seen better days!  I decided to "Upcycle" one of his shirts that was headed towards the dumpster. :)  If shirts could talk, it would probably thank me for saving it's life! (lol)  Here is a tutorial on how to make a "shirt bracelet"!

Start by cutting 4 strips of fabric. I used the length of his shirt sleeve.  Next, twist the fabric and start forming into a coil.

After your coil is finished, hot glue the heck out of one side!  This part can be frustrating because it is hard to keep together if your coil isn't tight enough.  While the hot glue dries, cut four circles out of the same fabric.
Lay all four "flowers" hot glued side up.  Measure a ribbon the size that you'd like the bracelet to be.  Place the ribbon the across the backside and hot glue all over the back.  Place the four circles on top of the hot glue.  

Let dry, flip over, and enjoy!

So easy!!  

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Wonderful World of Pinterest!

    Crafting..left & right!  Thanks to my 100% ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE WEBSITE! (  I thought I would share some useless/pointless/yummy/decorative ideas that I found and tried!

-Winter Time = Chapped Lips :(
  - Here is a lip scrub recipe that I tried & loved!
   -2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of honey
   - Mix together, rub on lips in small circles, let sit for 1 minute, then wipe off with warm water.. Tada!

-Easy & Cheap Deco!
    -hot glue gun, spray paint, wine bottle

Example I found online.
My finished product! 

-Felt Flowers for headbands, wreaths..etc..

       My Felted Flowers:
On a Picture Frame on a wreath..more pics of the wreath when it's complete!  It's for my baby niece's arrival!

-Apple Chips!
  -  apples + cinnamon + oven @ 250 degrees (for 2 hours) = homemade apple chips.

My Apple Chips!
...Apple Chips that I never got to eat.. apparently you need to spray the pan because they won't come up!  (at all!)

Hope you have enjoyed some of my Pinterest finds! 
 Happy Weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Catching up on the Holidays!

My Pretty Christmas Tree!
I have been non-existent in the blogging world!  I'm back and trying to make it a weekly routine!  Catching you up on Christmas!  Here are some pictures! 

Christmas with the Bennett side... Grandfather & the grands & great-grands (-1)

Opening presents on Christmas morning!

Elliott is so happy!
...onto New Year's Eve!
We had several friends over and enjoyed some photo booth fun!

We rang in 2012 downtown. Cheers!

My baby niece is continuing to grow!  My sister will now be 34 weeks next week, and may be taken off of best rest!  I have been giving Addison special attention!  She likes to run errands around town with me, but sometimes they are challenging! (haha)
After a trip to the post office!
She is going to make a great big sister!  Baby girl now has a name!  Caroline Olivia! 
I snapped a few maternity pictures of Ashleigh and Addison a week ago.  (just in case Caroline makes an early debut)

This is my favorite from the "mini" shoot.
Some of my Photography work from January 2012!

3 Months old

1 1/2 weeks old

Engagement- shooting their wedding on St. Patty's Day!

Twins girls! - just a few hours old!

Emma & Ella
Sweet Tea's Children Boutique

Monday, May 2, 2011

...a ROYAL good time!

Who had a royal wedding viewing party at 4 am.... I did! :)  I (yes me) cooked breakfast for Shelly, Elizabeth and Elliott.  We ate french toast and cheers the newlyweds with mimosas.  I was the one who cried while watching the wedding.  I blame it on a lack of sleep!

I'm well's a little overboard

3 crowns & a top hat was 4 am..

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Perfect weather for a Picnic with my mini-me!

Kate Middleton: eat your heart out.
  Addison & I shopped around town yesterday, bought some tacky jewelry (as usual) and headed back to "Nana & Papa's house."
We had a picnic in the yard...until the rain came!

...I found a sun hat yesterday that pracitally called my name.  My aunt monogrammed it for me!  Now I'm ready to be stylish in the summer!

Its a Youtube world..

I just figured out how to upload videos from my phone onto YouTube...Check out some "blast from the past" moments.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Life is a zoo...or at least in this house

6 adults, 1 toddler, 2 bunnies, 1 bird, 1 cat, 1 snake and 1 dog...sounding like a zoo yet?

It is definitely a full house in the Wilson household.  Ashleigh and Justin have almost finished moving!  They are already staying at mama & daddy's house.

My studio equipment finally arrived! I couldn't be more excited.  I feel that my photography business is moving right along in the right direction.  I just have to "keep on keeping on." 

Bon (my aunt) had her annual Easter party this past Saturday.  It was good to see everyone and celebrate Easter.