10 Gorgeous Ways To Remake A 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 CoutureSimply 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...]

Our Hostess Gifts for Fall!

Whether you are headed to a Back to School Class Coffee, Halloween Extravaganza or a fabulous Pre-Holiday Cocktail Party here are some FAB gifts to bring along & impress your host or hostess (because bringing a bottle of wine is SO 2008)!Lilly Market Tote These $10 totes are darling & Lilly Pulitzer is always appropriate year round. They hold quite a few groceries or other items that one might collect during a busy shopping outing. They can be customized, but the plain would allow you to keep a few on hand just in case you get a last minute invite!State Oven Mitt I absolutely LOVE these! As with another item you will see later in this post, this is a great gift for someone you might be visiting long distance. It does involve a little pre-planning but what a hit it will … [Read more...]

Giving back: WilsonartChallenges Student Chair Design Competition

(Sponsored) This post was sponsored on behalf of Wilsonart.  All opinions are my own.The winner is "Prelude" for the 12th Anual Wilsonart Challenges Competition. Actually each student who participted is a winner. Each year the Wilsonart conducts the WilsonartChallange in collaboration with a design school to create a unique chair using the Wilsonart Laminate Collection.  This year Wilsonart partnered with the College for Creative Studies located in Detroit, Michigan to have students create their own one-of-a-kind chairs.  The winning submittal this year for the 2016 WisonartChallanges was was Stephen Marchio with his "Prelude Chair". Stephen along with  5 other notable design students was flown to NYC to display at the International Contemporary Furniture … [Read more...]

A Festive Backyard Field Day with Good Sportsmanship!

Jumping, hopping, racing, throwing—who doesn’t love a summer field day? A backyard filled with games, activities and kids is a fantastic excuse to get together with friends. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Use what you have and set up some good old-fashioned backyard fun. It will provide hours of entertainment. And parents, what a great way to reinforce good sportsmanship with your kids!The first step is to organize teams to help promote cooperative play. Then set up a variety of games. And finally, weave in a good sportsmanship lesson!Here are a few tried-and-true ideas to get you started:THE GAMESBean Bag Toss – Kids love throwing anything! Use large bowls or buckets as the target and have the kids toss. Don’t worry if you don’t have bean bags—use other items as … [Read more...]

Breaking Busy with Alli Worthington {an Author Interview}

In January 2016, a friend of Blissfully Domestic wrote her first book. I'm honored to have had the opportunity to interview Alli Worthington and discover the in's and out's of how Breaking Busy went from paper to publication. I'm happy to know Alli Worthington as a personal friend, and I'm excited to introduce her and her new book, Breaking Busy, to you. I had so much fun reading Breaking Busy. It reads as if you are sitting in a coffee shop, with Alli, and enjoying each others company and conversation. The way Breaking Busy is written is so conversational…it's just like having the best talk between girlfriends. Without further ado, Alli Worthington, ladies, and gentlemen. {My questions/comments are in bold.} What made you want to write Breaking Busy? I wanted to help other women get … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself!

Baby showers are so much fun! And one of the best parts is getting the chance to decorate. These baby shower centerpieces are so much fun and you can switch up the accessory pieces or colors based on the theme and colors of the shower. Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as Gifts!You have to love a centerpiece that the mom-to-be can take home and keep as a lovely gift. These adorable centerpieces are perfect for a baby shower because the gift is built right in!1. Baby Stacker Rings - This simple sewing craft is an adorable baby shower centerpiece, and a gift that infants can play with for months. By Domestic Esq.2. Snips, and snails and puppy dog tails are for little boys and these snail diaper rolls are just fabulous. They are easy to make too! By Handmade Charlotte.3. … [Read more...]