bybmg: August 2013
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.



I had worn this top/pants combo before, but felt it was a bit blah. I added the cardi, necklace, and different shoes and liked it a lot better.

Top - Forever 21
Cardi - Old Navy
Yellow Polka Dot Skinnies - Gap


Necklace - thrifted


Shoes - Aldo


This isn't what I wore, but it will lead to some great outfits! I found this stash of clothes I FORGOT I HAD under our bed. I put them away when I was pregnant and my baby is 4 months old!


Also, bragging on my hubby! He reads my blog and saw this necklace in my Etsy Love post, so he ordered it for me! LOVE it.

This is one of the tops I found under the bed!

Top - Target
Pants - Gap
Sandals - Zulily




Bracelets - TJ Maxx and Stella & Dot




First, you're probably wondering...will this yellow chevron fabric ever go away? I've done so. many. projects. with it. I'm nearing the end...but there's still enough left for a project or two! ;)

We got this green cube storage a few years back for the living room. It was about $15 at Target. It matched out furniture and was wonderful. Then sippy cups that leak a little came into the game. It got spilled on too many time and I just couldn't keep up.  Nasty!



I bought a new one for the living room, but I just couldn't throw this one away. I thought it'd be great storage for Henry's room. So, less than an hour of work, and it was recovered! I'll admit I was going more for the speed factor than making it look perfect, so the insides don't look that great. Does Henry care? Not a bit! Will it probably get spilled on again. Yep. I just needed to make it less of an eye sore for myself.

Here's how I did it. All I used was fabric, a hot glue gun, needle and thread.


I cut the fabric about 2 inches wider on each side than the cube.


I got out the trusty hot glue gun.


I glued the fabric to the side of the cube.


I then wrapped the fabric around and stitched it together. It BARELY fit around. I used thread instead of hot glue on this step because I wanted it to be very secure.


Then I went to the bottom and folded the fabric over so that if it frayed, it wouldn't get all over.


I then hot glued it all the way around. I figured hot glue would work well on this part because the fabric was already secure around the cube by stitching up the side, and hot glue is faster than sewing!


I folded it the same way on the top/inside of the cube and hot glued again.

For the lid, I just cut a square of fabric about 2-3 inches longer than the top all around. 


I wrapped it around and hot glued some spots


Then I stitched the corners so they were snug.


The bottom of the lid does not look pretty, but I was getting to the point that the baby might wake and Henry wanted to play, so I just wanted to get done! Besides, no one will see the bottom of the lid anyway...


This is the view of the side seam. You can tell it's there, but it doesn't look too bad.


This is the other side. I think it looks great!


Henry agreed and already started filling it with his treasures.


Now it's in his room. His bed is on risers so I can store things under it, so it will be a nice replacement for the ugly step stool I had in there. (Don't mind the Amazon box...Henry's just storing his preschool backpack in the box it came in because that's how he rolls. :))


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.




First day of school - We could wear jeans and school colors.

Scarf - gift from the hubby
Shirt - Gap
Cardigan - Old Navy
Crops/Capris - thrifted - Gap
I wore my gray Toms, but ya can't see them!

Also, I got my hair cut! Yipee! Can you tell? 

  

Second day of school - time to dress up! Henry wanted to be in the picture, too.

Top - Old Navy
Skinnies - Gap
Shoes -  Old Navy


On my wrist

Coral bracelet - NY & Co
White bracelet - Groop Dealz
Watch - Relic 


Felt a little nerdy in this outfit, but the top I'd planned to wear with these pants wasn't working, so I had to  throw together something quickly. I think it turned out alright.  

Top - Gap
Cardigan - Old Navy
Pants - Gap


Shoes - Toms (via Zulily!)

Watch - Relic


Necklaces - forever21(pea pod pearls)  and swapped (long pearls)




Here are some things I've been loving on Etsy lately!


three diamond band - by klawrence designs 

Some day I'd like another band with my wedding set, possibly to represent mommyhood. We hope to have three children, so this would would be awesome.

 

Mom's Necklace - by Clammys Closet

This is soooo pretty! I want to buy it now!
 


Mason Jar Wind Chime - by Treasure Again

This screams summer/fall to me. I can totally picture this hanging on the big tree in our yard.


Navy Chevron Pop Up Lunch Tote - by Nana Ts Stitchery 

This lunch tote is ADORABLE! It may be mine soon!


Nursing Poncho by Aly Rhea Reusables

My cousin is at it again. She gave me a chevron nursing poncho when they came over for dinner a few weeks ago and I love it! You can't beat the price, either!


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.




Tank - Gap
Cardigan - Old Navy
White Skinnies - NY & Co
Sandals - Zulily
Necklace - gift from my hubby 


First official day back to work

Tank - Gap (new!)
Cardigan - Faded Glory (thrifted)
Crops - Express (thrifted)
Shoes - old
Necklace - Lia Sophia


Bracelets - NY & Co 


Have a great week!


Today marks the last official week day of summer for me. I go back to work tomorrow and kiddos come next Wednesday. I have been soooo blessed to spend 4 months home with Wesley and have great times with our whole family this summer. Russ, my husband, is a teacher, too.

Here are a few of my favorite times from the summer!

I'm so thankful the hubby is home with me!

I participated in my first Color Run!


Des Moines has some great, FREE, splash pads and wading pools.


Henry asked me the other day if we could have another baby...ummm hold on there, friend!


This little boy is so brave...



and creative!


We may have made these a few times...



My boy loves to dance!


I got some reading in!


We spent some quality time in the back yard.


We also had some great family time!



Summer was amazing!
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