Friday, July 12, 2013

The Litter Box Summer School

This summer I've been working with two of my favorite boys to keep them thinking over the summer. We've been doing music lessons, math, reading, and Spanish, but the longer I've been teaching, the harder it's been to come up with lesson plans, especially since Big and Little are starting 1st grade and preschool, so they are learning different things.

I did some research and found some teaching materials that I really liked, so I started pinning them, when I finally decided just to go ahead and plan out the rest of our summer. And then I decided to share the plans!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Let's Upcycle!

I finally did it. I finally joined the upcycle bandwagon.

I bought this (hideous) dress at Goodwill for $4 last week. It was part of our girls' night. We went to Goodwill and found ungly dresses with upcycling potential.

I really liked the pattern at the bottom, so I wanted to incorporate it a lot in the new design.
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I also wanted to do an open-backed dress, inspired by this instagram post by @oliviaeggroll.

Plus I love bows. I mean, really, they're just adorable. Anyways, here is the finished product! I'm pretty proud of it, considering this is my first ever upcycle.

Hopefully there will be more to come! I did, after all, buy four dresses at Goodwill...

Read more about this project here!

Happy upcycling!
~ kat