That’s what I’m talking about! I made this for a couple of friends a few weeks ago who just had a baby! It is simple to make and DANG is it delicious! Here’s what you need:
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 16 lemons)
1/4 cup sliced up ginger
In a pot boil the water, sugar, and ginger until sugar is dissolved. Take off stove and add lemon juice. Let it sit for about 15 minutes then strain it into a pitcher discarding the ginger pieces. Place in fridge until it is cold or freezer to make the process faster. Then if you have any lemons left over you can add lemon slices for some pretty visuals.
I didn’t think of this at the time but I just realized another great topping to add to the lemon slices would be pieces of mint. MMM!
Now THIS is something for the month of June!
…Anyway, I bought these little white pom poms back in February and FINALLY got to do this project restyle! What was keeping me from doing it was finding the perfect sweater to do it. I know it is summer now, but the weather in L.A. at this time of year is weird because some days it is fo real WAY too hot then other days you can comfortably wear a sweater (they call it the “June Gloom”, I believe). So until I go back to Cleveland, I actually think I will be able to wear this once or twice until the winter time comes!
A thrift store across the street from me is closing so they have been selling 75% off e’erythang! I got this sweater for like 50 cents or something. It had a turtle neck, which my friend calls “a push up bra for a double chin”, and THE biggest shoulder pads I have ever seen! I made one of those executive decisions to cut out the shoulder pads and create a pretty boat neck instead of pushing up my double chin. Then I…
1. Laid the sweater flat on a smooth surface. 2. Stuck pins where I wanted to sew on the pom-poms. 3. Hand sewed on the pom-poms.
Sweaters in June.
Well, this is basically what happened: I had a blank wall, black string, and tape. So voila! Also as part of the dress up nook, I am excited for my new hat display! My 2 twin friends (friends who are twins) got me these three adorable little dress hooks for high school graduation and I’ve loved having them in my rooms since moving to L.A.! Although, it wasn’t until recently that I began to display my hat on it… one of my teachers makes and sells quirky hats that most people wouldn’t necessarily call “ready to wear”. One day we were chatting about finding jewelry or articles of clothing that aren’t necessarily something we might wear but it is just too good and unique to not own. Earlier this year I was at a sample show and met the maker of this dinosaur hat; it became one of those items I just couldn’t pass up! I talked to my teacher about my love for finding things like that but also how I hate it because I wear it on only rare occasions. He inspired me that those purchases can act art pieces at times; so instead of it hiding in your closet, put it on display in your room! So I did just that.
I’m happy I made my little space into an official “dress up” area.
I love new photography tricks! I was so happy to find a plastic box that was covering my friend’s left over food because I was able to repurpose it for this project! One of my favorite things about using film is when light leaks in because it creates a red or orange hue over the photos. But if you aren’t using film all the time then you can create that same feel with your digital camera! Take a look at how to do it!…
1. Trace the shape of your lens cap on a scrap piece of paper 2. Add a little extension onto the circular shape (you will use that extension in step 6) 3. Cut out 4. Trace on a clear plastic sheet and cut out 5. Create designs using different colors on each plastic cut out 6. Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the extension you cut out of the plastic 7. Cut a piece of string just long enough to reach from the camera strap to the tip of your lens 8. Tie string from each hole punch to your camera where strap is connected.
I love this DIY! I love it because you can have a few different color options conveniently by your side at all times while talking photos! As I took practice photos I also had the fun discovery of using 2 of the filters at once. Woo hoo for double filters! I can’t wait to take more photos with these fun filters! Check out some of my practice pics below…
I hope you guys have as much fun with this DIY as I’ve had! Have a week full of funzy things!
My Collection Development teacher expressed the convenience of wearing a sewing apron while working. It’s great to wear while sewing big projects that require constant movement from the sewing table to the cutting table. A sewing apron is even helpful when staying put at the cutting table because one can keep tools in the apron instead of taking up precious table space! My teacher gave out extra credit if we made a sewing apron for ourselves. BOO-YA! I made mine out of old fabrics–yay for recycling!
Nails!!! For the past few years I have been unquestionably loyal to my ruby red nail polish. But there are so many cool nail polish colors these days! I have actually painted my nails other fun colors that I’ve loved but then taken it off soon afterwards because something weird has happened where I just don’t feel myself in anything besides red. BUT THEN I found this neat nail art design that is really simple and I decided to try it for myself; it’s simple and kinda classic, actually. It kind of reminds me of bow ties. The only thing I would change is to put a very subtle color, like a light grey or pastel, underneath the dark color. I think that would make the design pop out even more! I don’t have any light colors like that though so I just stuck with clear. This is my second time doing this design. It is so simple! All ya gotta do is cut little pieces of tape and place them diagonally on your nail bed then paint over the tape, remove it when you are done, then finish it with a clear coat over the whole nail. Funzies!