Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pin It & Spin It

If you missed last week's Pin It & Spin It, you can find our pinspiration pin here.  If you did catch it and wanted to join in, we would love to see your spin!

Make sure to check out Angela to see her take!

Here is mine:

Is anyone else loving the flowy/baggy pants that are coming back right now?!  I used to wear pants like these in elementary, drawstring and all!  They  are just so comfy, so they are hard for me not to like:)

 Pants: F21, Top: TJ, Shoes: F21 (ooold), Hat: Target, Bag: Nine West

So, Here is next weeks pinspiration:!

Now it's your turn to link up!  If you joined in the fun, link up your spin.  If you missed it, no worries!  Link up anything you would like!
The rules are simple:
Grab the Pin/Spin button from My Silly Life's sidebar or link back 
Have fun and make some friends!

Thanks for reading!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Park City Vacay

This past week I was on a little staycation with my whole family in Park City.  It was so nice to be up in the mountains where it was a little cooler, and we definitely enjoyed spending some time outside.  Here are some pics from our week, and I'll be back with my regular posting schedule this week!

Thanks for reading! Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

DIY Yarn Art

Have you noticed the yarn art pictures popping up all over the blogosphere lately?  I've seen a few around, and I thought they were really cute and seemed like they would be easy to do.  So, this past week I tried my hand at some!
Here is what I did...

I have had this cork board forever...I mean, I think it goes all the way back to college!  Don't know why I've been keeping it all these years!  I decided to use this as my base, but you can also use wood, canvas or any type of board you can nail into.

I ripped the plastic frame off, and printed off a picture that I wanted as my shape.  Now, my board was pretty big (at least 16x20), so I had to free-hand the rest of the heart on more paper to fit the size of shape I wanted.

Here is a close-up of the shape.  Once you have your shape printed out, place it on your board and nail it down with whatever you want to use.  I used those little brads(?), but I have seen others use nails and a hammer.

Once you have finished nailing around your shape, gently tear the paper off.  Also, make sure you are nailing the same distance between each nail.  

 Once your paper is off, take some yarn, tie a small knot at one end, loop it around the bottom nail, and start wrapping.  I just rotated in no specific order.  Keep doing this until all your nails have been wrapped...then outline the whole shape to give it a more distinctive look.

 Close-up of the yarn...I used gray, but it looks a little purple here...

I ended up putting it in our basement...I was going to frame it in, but then I decided I kind of liked the raw, simple look of it.  I don't know...maybe its tacky, I'll keep thinking:)

 I also hung a few other things on this wall a while ago...

Super easy diy, and I think they are really cute!  The things you could do for this project are endless, so grab some yarn, and start stringin'!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pin It & Spin It 6

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Time for round 6!  Last week we provided our pinspiration for this weeks outfit, in case you missed it you can find it here!

Don't forget to link up your take below!  We are looking forward to having you all join along!  It will be open all week!   

Make sure to check out Angela to see her take!  

Now, here is mine!

I raided the hubs closet for a hat, and actually found out that I like them! I think I need to go buy me my own baseball hat now!

Shorts: Kohls, LC brand (cut into shorts), top: H&M, necklace: Target, Shoes: Kohls

Next week we will be putting our spin on this look:

We would love for you to join along and link up your take as well!

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