I’ve been doing a bit of spring cleaning and have been coming across things I forgot I had! It’s like finding money in the pocket of your newly washed jeans…that never fails to get me excited, no matter how much it is! I came across these coral-colored wooden beads in my sorting and since I haven’t worn them in eons – I barely remembered that they existed – I figured they’d be a lovely complement to these fun, floral, costume earrings to giveaway! (The earrings are brand new, BT-dubs…)
To enter, leave a comment below with something that you’ve found while you’ve been spring cleaning that got you super excited or something that you’ve lost that you just can’t remember where it went! Maybe it was something that you had no recollection of having, something that ended up getting left in your possession after an old roommate/significant other moved out…or something that just simply vanished.
I remember I had this brown cardigan with a monogrammed “M” on the front of it that somehow just disappeared. I think I have klepto ghosts in my house sometimes when I can’t find something. It’s like, really ghosts? Can you just give me back the remote? OK, the ghosts don’t really exists…just my way of blaming something else for my momentary absentmindedness
Also, for all of you guys nearby or in Oklahoma or with family members in the tornado areas, I send all my good thoughts, prayers, and love your way
This dress came from a swap party I went to a few months back. I saw the colors and the print…
…and scooped it up when nobody was taking it. I just love the pink and green combo and wanted it to be mine!!
I feel like the print should have little whales or anchors on it just mainly for the color! The dress was just a little too big, so all I wanted to do was make it fit…here goes a few adjustments to do just that!
Today’s post is a bit difficult for me and it comes with a heavy heart. The lovely Kristi Badger, someone who I only met virtually via this blog through her comments and most recently some emails, passed away on Wednesday. She was battling four types of cancer and the last email I had with her was about a month ago after I posted about Robin Hoods, the company that began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a line of headwear for women with hair hardships. We planned to have a Robin Hood head cover get sent her way.
I’ve been struggling the past few days because I wish I had gotten this up sooner for her to see it. I was hoping that I’d get to see a photo of her in her Robin Hood and feature that along with her creations and all the info on her inspirational cancer blog she started. It’s one of those moments that play over and over in your mind and it’s been incredibly difficult for me to sit with it. I will say that when I started this blog, I had no idea how the amazing community of readers would touch me so much. Not only am I inspired by your creativity, I am inspired by you as human beings.
Today’s post is a celebration of Kristi. She was the epitome of brave and you can read all about her cancer journey here - kstar76.blogspot.com. This came from one of our last emails and I thought I’d leave you with it before I post both of her remakes that came directly from her blog.
“I have found great joy and happiness in your blog over the years. I also have made two “new dresses,” myself. They can be found in older posts on THIS BLOG I had started right before I was diagnosed back in April of 2011. Feel free to share the pictures on your blog if you like. That green silhouette dress I love.”
Here are Kristi’s creations…
I was so excited about this, I just had to share!
I got a little shout out in this month’s (June issue) Glamour Magazine with Pink on the cover!! It’s filled with tons of cool DIY tips and projects…
…and Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief, called me a “revolutionary DIY-er.” WHAT?!?! That made me gasp for air, totally blush, and get super giggly when I was reading it at Barnes & Noble. I snagged a handful of copies and made my way to the register so I could continue my giggle moments at home.
It’s on page 28 if anyone has a subscription or snagged a copy from their dentist’s office, and I have to say it’s an issue that you will get totally inspired reading – lots of amazing women are featured and I’m beyond ecstatic to be included in such fierce company!
I feel like I’m having my lace stage at the moment. I’ve gotten my hands on a bunch of lacy pieces recently that are making me vurry, vurry happy. This one might just take the cake!
I mean, it’s all lace!! I’m not into the excessive collar and it obviously needs something to be worn underneath…
…however I’ve got a serious crush on it.