Cricut Design Star – Lace workout tank

The challenge: Lace.
Challenge accepted.
Mission: Lace workout tank.
To me, it was just a no-brainer.

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In high school, I was OBSESSED with lace. Technically, I still am, let’s be honest. Add sparkles or sequins to that lace and I was past sold. Needless to say, when I bought a bedazzler – yes, yes, I DO own one – that MOST of my lace items were turned into sparkly awesomeness. It’s true.

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So when I heard the “lace” challenge from Cricut, I knew I wanted to use something sparkly. (Obviously.) Plus, I’m obsessed with the iron-on glitter vinyl – in case you hadn’t noticed. It’s a little ridiculous. I mean, how many t-shirts can one make from glitter vinyl? I’ll let you know if I ever stop making them.

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I’ve also been in a little bit of a rut with my workout tops. (Don’t worry – Agnes and Dora has me covered on leggings.) So here I am, and I need to do a project with lace, and I need new workout tops. BINGO. Lace workout tank.

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Don’t be deceived by the cuteness of this top – it was kind of a beast to make. There were a few times (during the weeding vinyl process) that I wanted to gouge my eyes out with the weeding tool. Alas, I conquered! And I was quite pleased with the results.

Handsome says, “Wow, it turned out even better than I imagined!” Gee thanks babe – glad you thought my lace workout tank was gonna look like crap.

PLUS! One of my most favorite parts is this lower section. THAT, my friends, would be weeded garbage from my lace. I thought they looked like hearts, so I put them on. But the more I looked at them, they reminded me of cat food. Hmmmm….what is your opinion?

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And can you believe that there are 9 other fabulous ladies that were with me through this lace challenge? All together, we’ve got some rad stuff dudes. CHECK IT OUT!

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Leather Cut Out Clutch by Sewbon
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No Sew Ruffled Lace Tote by Laura’s Crafty Life
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Leather Lace Slouchy Tote by Hideous, Dreadful, Stinky
Geometric Lace Jewelry by The Country Chic Cottage
Gold Leather Baby Shoes by Brooklyn Berry Designs
Lingerie Travel Bag by Stuffed Suitcase
DIY Lace-Cut Gold Leather Cuff by The Project Girl
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I Love my wife shirt – A Silhouette Cameo Giveaway

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My husband is such a good sport. With his new job he's suddenly stoked on golfing. Shocking, right? So when I saw this shirt concept, it was a no-brainer. He must have it. Seriously, whenever he wears this shirt (and he actually does wear it because it's a comfy shirt!) I just giggle. Someone (me) is a genius. I LOVE MY WIFE. I LOVE (it when) MY WIFE (lets me golf). Seriously, hysterical. At least I think I'm funny. As I'm snapping pictures, just to see what he'd do, I say, "Do your best J.Crew look." This was what I got. Who even knows what that "look" is - but we had a good laugh anyway. Super simple to make - but I definitely recommend buying a soft, comfy … [Continue reading...]

Harry Potter’s Birthday – Tyler Robinson Foundation

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Sometimes I amaze myself at my own nerdiness. It's really not "normal" to love Harry Potter the amount that I do - but then again, what's normal? Cool part? I share a birthday with Harry Potter. True story - July 31st is OUR birthday. And this year - I was going to celebrate. (Thank you to Ashlee who convinced me this was a good idea :D) Don't get me wrong, I'm always spoiled on my birthday, but at what point did grown women stop throwing parties? No more. This year I was doing it. But how to throw myself a party without looking like a total princess? Intro the Tyler Robinson Foundation fundraiser idea. My friend Lindsey was all in. If you haven't heard of the Tyler Robinson … [Continue reading...]

Back to School – Vintage Book

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I'm a SUCKER for things that are school related and vintage. You may remember a certain vintage wreath I did last year? Fragile, sparkly, delicate, and lovely. So as we're gearing back into school mode, I couldn't help myself. I went back into vintage mode and made: A vintage book. Let me explain why I love this project SO much: 1. I'm a teacher - and therefore, a hoarder and collector at heart. Try as I might, some things I simply CANNOT throw away. So when I saw these thick, glossy, papers (they're pretty dang big, yo) I couldn't THROW THEM AWAY! They were too darling. 2. I used to teach resource - to those of you who have no idea what I'm saying, it's for students with … [Continue reading...]

Back in time… plus World Breastfeeding Week Giveaway

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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we've put together a pretty rad line-up of awesome-ness for you! But first, let me just say that I tread lightly on the subject of breastfeeding. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a crazy, "If you don't breastfeed then your child will die" kind of person, but I definitely see the overall health benefits. I don't judge people for NOT BF because they're sick, they have low supply, etc etc - but I can't handle when people tell me it's just "too hard." Yeah, because having kids is easy, right? Moral of the story: Do what is best for you. If that includes breastfeeding, GREAT. If not - that's still great. You are a mom - be strong and awesome in that! I got … [Continue reading...]

Expressions Vinyl Harry Potter “Muggle” Iron on

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GUYS! It's Harry Potter's birthday! Technically, it's my birthday too - but PRIORITIES people! I'm a meer Muggle. Thus....this shirt. I died a little. The sparkle. The heathered shirt. If I could wear it everyday, I would. Handsome can attest to this fact: the ENTIRE time I was making this shirt - I was BUSTING UP LAUGHING. I can't really explain why....because I'm a nerd? Or maybe it's because I'm speaking another made up language? Or wearing this shirt in public proudly? Whatever the reason, I think it's hilarious. Or maybe I'm just hilarious. It's sixes, really. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the boy who lived (and me - a Muggle). Hope all you other muggle and magical people have has … [Continue reading...]