Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DIY Scalloped Shorts

I think many Southern girls probably covet J Crew anything and everything.  I readily admit that my budget does not allow me their clothes, and it's no matter.  When I saw these babies, I squealed. 
I had to have them, but for $118.00. Ha!
Good thing I'm a crafty one, huh?

Here's what you need:
Fabric Scissors
Fray Check
Shorts (or pants) to cut
Round shaped object to trace (I used a bottle of spray Pam)

What you do:
I started with some goodwill granny pants, in a pretty pink shade.
I put them on, taped a length I liked and cut the legs off.

I then traced half circles using the Pam bottle, one after another to make a stencil on my paper.  I taped this to the bottom of my shorts and started to cut out the scallops:

After cutting the scallops I traced the edge with Fray Check to prevent fraying (you can see that these were already starting to fray).  The Fray Check takes some time to dry...

Here's my final product, still with somewhat damp edges. 
I'm quite happy with myself over these.

J Crew: $118.00
Laura: $8.00


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Who needs take out?

General Tso's chicken over brown rice. Yes.

We're off on a camping trip this weekend and I'm packing away.  I really love packing for trips, my OCD gets to come out and play! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012


This weekend was way too short, I'll take another please. 
We had a ball down on Folly Saturday (I had my first Irish Car Bomb!) and enjoyed honey croissants and boat watching at Cali Dreaming yesterday.

One last snap to leave you with a laugh.  I'd say this just about sums up Saturday:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Goin' Green

 My friends and I don't need any excuse to spend a Saturday at Folly for an impromptu pup crawl, but it's always nice when they close down the street for St. Patty's!  I like to get a little festive, and Folly is my home! Fun fact: I worked at the pier for 5 years during highschool and college?  
Don't forget to wear your green...even if it's just a touch of body art ;) 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Glow Time!

I'm feeling the spring fever today!  Bring on the long days at the beach and on the boat.  And most of all, bring on the glow of summer skin. 

Monday, March 12, 2012


We started the weekend with cocktails under the full moon.  I had some quality girl time with my JIHS ladies.  A little Saturday stop by Bin 152, some home-made eggs benedict, and of course we showered our little dog with as much love as we could squeeze in. That's the recipe for weekend success. 

Alfie was allowed inside :)

Also, not pictured: Happy Birthday to my sweet Dad!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Feeling Good

It feels like it's been so long since I've been feeling good!  Last Thursday I started feeling a little off.  After a night out with the ladies Friday, and a few glasses of wine, I woke up Saturday with a full-on death cold.  I'm finally feeling back to normal and couldn't be happier.  Here's the one weekend photo I snapped, the rest of my time was spent between the bed and the couch.
What a fun night!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Five Things

1. Martini time!

2. Fresh from the yard!

3. Always grate your own cheese! 

3.It's too pretty out to be in the kitchen, but I've promised to make a "chocolate covered strawberry" cake tonight.  Enter the soda pop cake! So easy.

5. Investment club: lost in value lines.