Happy Birthday To Me!


So today is my birthday! It also marks my last year in my 20s. I have to admit, having 30 stare me in the face is a little daunting. Not that 30 is old to me mind you but it’s the beginning of a whole new decade. A clean slate perhaps? A do over in a way? I don’t know. I have a whole year to figure that out. 😉 Many of my friends have already crossed that 30 mark and some will of course cross it with me. We all have a different perspective I think. Some are dreading others it hasn’t hit them yet and still others don’t care at all.  Where do I fit? I’m reflective. Excited. A little nervous.

I had goals that I wanted to reach before I turned 30. I haven’t reached them all of course but my 20s aren’t over yet! I wanted to find the love of my life. Check. I married the most wonderful man in the world when I was 21. Sorry ladies but he IS the most wonderful man in the world. 😉 I wanted a trade. I graduated from CGTC  when I was 23. Check. I wanted to work in a Spa. Check I began working at Serenity Wellness Spa and Salon when I was 23 and finished when I was 27. Check. I wanted to teach Cosmetology. Check. I began working at CGTC when I was 28. The only goal that has not been reached yet is becoming a mom. But there is still a little time left. 😉

Now that my 30s are just around the corner I have new goals. I won’t bore you with another list but they are numerous! Can I reached all of them before 40? Why not? I have decided that I am going to reach 30 and blow it wide opened! 30 doesn’t scare me. It’s just another decade to become better. To do things people usually dream of but never do. After all 30 is just a number. I will enjoy this last year of my 20s and look forward to the next adventure.  Have a blessed day all!

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That Little Black Dress


When I picked this one out at the Goodwill Sunday my husband looked at me dubiously:

What the?

You can see why yes? I mean who would wear this? Not only is it totally a fashion no no but… Anyway I had plans for this, erm, thing. I cut off those terrible cuffs and then unpicked the seams down the leg. Then I sewed them together down the middle. I shortened the length a bit and gave it a new hem.

Who doesn’t need a little black dress?

Never underestimate an ugly pants suit!

Wild Thang


Hubby and I went shopping at the Goodwill in Macon today where I scored this lovely skirt:

Diggin’ the print.

This one is another no sew. Don’t ya just love those? I pulled the elastic waist band under my arms but since it is a short skirt it wouldn’t quite make it to the dress stage. But no prob I love tops too. I threw on a pair of skinny jeans and a nice black shrug and that was it.

Love

Now I also love that this one is a double knit. So I took a pair of scissors and cut two slits about 2 inches below the original waist band and made cap sleeves for a second option.

A bit more casual

Muu Muu Ha Ha


Hello all! So sorry that it has been so long since my last post. I have been super busy! This lovely deal I found at The Methodist Children’s Home Yard Sale just the other day.

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I feel totally Smothercated! 

As you can see this number was made for someone much taller and much much larger than I. So first I tried it on inside out and pinned it to fit me a little better. Then chopped of the length. I ran a seam from the sleeve to the hem then chopped off the excess fabric. Then I pinned and sewed my new hem. That was it!

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Finished product a cute Fall tunic.