10 Gorgeous Ways To Remake A Shirt

10 Ways to Remake a Tee Shirt

Let's talk about those plain ol' t-shirts hanging in your closet! Wouldn't you like wear them with more than your faded jeans and sneakers on Saturdays? Why not spruce them up with a bit of gorgeous upcycling? Whether your personal style is lacy, cute, or funky, we have a simple DIY to remake your new, well-loved or thrifted shirts into eye-catching wardrobe items! Are your favorite old shirts tighter than you'd like? Maybe you found the perfect band t-shirt in a thrift store but it's a size too small? Using a bit of lace edging, remake it into a flowy, boho style and enjoy the shirt in a beautiful new style! Crocheted Lace Side Seam - Trash to Couture Simply cut four slits in the back of a shirt, wrap small bits of lace or ribbon around each fabric section and you've got a quick … [Read more...]

Nine Must Take Newborn Photos

Must Take Newborn Photograph Poses and Inspirations

Nothing beat the smell of a newborn baby, except maybe swooning over newborn baby pictures. The cliche statement, "They grow up so fast", is never more true than with babies. You only have a tiny window of opportunity to preserve the pure essence of newborn loveliness. Looking for the best way to capture that moment? Here are our picks for 'Must Take' new born pictures. 1. Collages My favorite photos of my boys as babies are collages. With collage you can get little glimpses of all the bits that makes them so lovable.  (Photo Credit:  Vintage Duck) 2. Hands I love the delicacy of newborn hands. Their beautiful fingers, all the tiny creases and how they grasp on to anything! The fist bump is by far my favorite for any new Dad.  (Photo Credit: Renee Britt, Zdenko Boskovic) 3. … [Read more...]

10 Free Knitting Patterns For Baby Shoes!

10 Free Knit Baby Shoe Patterns

Is there anything more precious than itty bitty baby feet? Especially when they're covered in soft, adorable hand-knit booties? Of course not! If you're a knitter and you have any small folk in your life, pull out your needles and half a skein of yarn. These ten free patterns for knit baby booties are perfect for the next set of crinkly little baby toes you'll meet. 1/ These simple cable knit booties are almost too perfect! (Cable Knit Booties from Epipa on Ravelry) 2/  With their tiny strap and button, these Mary Jane baby shoes will look precious with that baby girl's new little dress. (Mary Jane Button Strap Shoes at Domesticspace) 3/ These folded shoes from renowned fiber artist Susan B. Anderson can be made in a jiffy, and they're absolutely precious. Folded Cotton Booties at … [Read more...]

10 DIY Craft Ideas to Relive Summer

10 diy craft ideas to relive summer travel-

As the Summer begins to wind down and we're getting home from our vacations we may all be longing to relive that vacation feeling. Did you go somewhere exotic? Did you travel to a far off destination? No matter where you spent your Summer vacation, it will be fun to create a craft that will bring back a memory of those good times. Read on to see DIY Craft Ideas to Relive Summer. Keep the memories alive for years to come with these ideas! /1/ DIY Map Chalkboard - X marks the spot...each spot you've traveled to this Summer, that is. Make this chalkboard to keep track of all of your past, present and future travels. /2/ Fringe Photo Garland - Hopefully, while on vacation you took a bunch of photos. This is a great craft to get them off of your camera's memory card and onto … [Read more...]

Tips to Help you Plan for Multigenerational Travel

Planning for multigenerational travel

Many people will be planning for multigenerational travel this summer. While traveling with extended family has its perks, it can also produce a few stressors. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you begin to plan your getaway. Preparing for a Multigenerational Trip Plan a family meeting and discuss important things like where to go, what to do, who’s watching the kids, physical limitations and the biggie- MONEY. Discuss up front how much it will cost and who is paying for what. Money is a touchy subject and once you’ve had “the talk” everyone should be able to relax and enjoy their vacation. Plan things Together Planning any vacation is a lot of work and it shouldn’t fall on one person’s shoulders. While you can designate one person to reserve a vacation home, make flight … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to See a Concert at a Small Local Theater this Summer

10 Reasons to see a band at a local theater

Guest Post by Scotty Reiss I’m so over the big arena concerts: the scramble to buy super expensive tickets that get you a seat near the roof from which performers look like ants on the stage. It’s just not worth it. Luckily, hundreds of great bands are booked into local theaters—many of them historical treasures—around the country, and it’s a growing trend. My local theater, the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is a fabulous destination for any sort of show. Recently I went to see The English Beat and it’s an experience I’ll smile about forever. But most towns have a playhouse (a listing of historic theaters is here), so here’s why you should take a look at the schedule and buy tickets to see a favorite band: With only a several hundred seats, … [Read more...]