Thursday, June 23, 2016

style report: t-shirt refashion

This week I was able to alter a black knit shirt that I love. It's a shirt I've had for a couple years and really never wore it it much because of the awkward sleeve length. My husband calls it my Stevie Nicks shirt because of the flowing sleeves.

The sleeve hits me right where the elbow bends and it was just uncomfortable. To fix that, all I had to do was unpick the cuff, cut the sleeve length shorter, and sew the cuff back on.
The sleeve is wider than the cuff so it has a gathered flowy look. I had to do a basting stitch on the edge of the sleeve, with my sewing machine. That way the sleeve and cuff were the same width to attach together again. Here is the shirt before and after. There is also a post showing more of the before HERE. It's hard to see the black details of the shirt in the photos, but there is a separate mid section with an elastic band making it fitted from the center down.

Shirt- Target
Twill A-line skirt- Old Navy
Necklace- Kendra Scott from Rocks Box
Green Linen Clutch- edeenut

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

style report: summer cut off's comfy t-shirt

Cheering on my favorite little hockey player for his playoffs yesterday. The Spring league is over and now we get a little break before Summer session and camps begin. My little buddy is one impressive team player. He is always aware of the puck and takes a look to where it needs to be passed. He also knows when is a good time to head to the net himself. Nothing is better than watching your kids participate in something they have worked so hard towards.
I get to wear shorts because it's not ice hockey this time. I love not freezing for an hour in the ice rink.

My favorite summer style is a t-shirt I don't have to wear a layering shirt or a tank top underneath because it's too thin. This shirt is very comfortable. I love to wear my hair in a messy bun and get it off my neck. For the bottoms, I prefer nice breezy skirts, like this one, or cut off denim shorts.

Shirt- LA Kings Fan
Shorts- cut off from Gap jeans
Knit cardigan- Old Navy

Sunday, June 19, 2016

father's day treats, and words on simplicity

Holidays really throw things off for me. Every normal day, I'm just cruising along doing great, keeping up with daily routine. I'm getting good at preparing for the day. This summer, I'm encouraging my kids to do their chores and get dressed, to learn something new. I'm getting dinner on the table, the dishes done, and toys picked up. I'm feeling pretty good getting the kids to their scheduled events on time.

Then June 19th sneaks up on me. It's not just Father's Day, but any holiday usually throws me off. They don't really sneak up on me either, I know they are coming. I see them on the calendar. I just don't do anything about it because my mind can't hold one more thing.

Most days, my mom mind is a bunch of to-do lists fighting with each other. There are kids schedules, bills to pay, school projects to finish, appointments to make with the dentist... Then all this hype with a holiday coming up makes my mind nervous.
Pinterest boards seem to flood my mind, pushing out the to-do lists. I see these perfectly made decorations, these perfectly pretty desserts, and these happy families celebrating together.

I used to try to do all that perfect stuff. It was fun and I loved to do it. Then one time I didn't put out a certain decoration. And you know what? My kids still had a happy holiday. Then another time, I didn't make a particular dessert. And you guessed it, My kids still had a happy holiday.
I learned it's okay to simplify.

Usually, I work on tasks in deadline order. For me, that means, if I have a deadline coming up on Tuesday, I can't really start on the thing due Friday until Tuesday's task is completed. I usually have thoughts of Friday's task in my mind, getting ideas and I may have bought items needed, but the actual compiling can't begin until my mind can fully focus on it. It's not procrastination to me. It's called saving my sanity. It's called Simplify.
I am a multi tasker by heart, and I get a lot accomplished by multi tasking every day things and get frustrated when others don't multi task. But multi tasking large tasks that require more than one day are not for me anymore. I've learned that we are still a happy family when I simplify.

I loved every single holiday growing up. I loved everything my mom did to make the holidays special. My husband loves telling me all the things his mom did too for holidays. He once told me I "need to go back to mom school". It was the first Easter that I didn't go all out for my kids. I planned a candy egg hunt, but no extra candy in the Easter baskets. It was a hurtful thing to me even if he said it jokingly. But I've learned to let the guilt go when I don't do all the fun things for my kids I wish I could do. I've learned that we can still make memories and be happy even if we are not stuffed full of candy or deserts, or have a wreath hanging on the front door.
I've learned that to simplify can mean happiness without guilt.

So what did I really mean to tell you about in this post before all this holiday rambling? I found these super easy and cute Father's Day treats for my kids to give their dad. My husband never expects big gifts. He's happy with food and this is just the thing for us.
Thanks to the girls at Eighteen25 for these last minute Father's Day ideas, my mind can relax this holiday! I love the simple things telling someone that you love them. Huge things don't need to be done all the time.

These are the three treats we chose to prepare for Father's Day gifts.
Photos by Eighteen25.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

style report: june gloom

June Gloom is getting a little old. I keep thinking one day I'll wake up and it'll just be sunny, but no it keeps holding on for one more day.
I imagine that is how I would feel if I lived in the Pacific North West. I would go to bed thinking it has to be sunny when I wake up only to discover nope, just another gloomy day with no sunshine. I would go crazy and most likely spend my days in bed.
But thankfully, I know the sun will shine again here in Southern California so I just keep hoping that today's the day the sun will come. July will make it up to me and I can't wait!
Leggings are a pretty comfy thing to wear in the chilly June Gloom. I was pretty opposed to leggings for years, and avoided them. One day I gave in, and now I think they are pretty nice!
Believe it or not, these are the first pair of leggings ever I bought two years ago. And they were from Walgreens! Just hanging on the side isle and I decided to add them to my cart. They are a nice thick black knit.

Shirt dress- Old Navy
Leggins- Walgreens (ha!)
Belt- it's a vintage wool belt
  Clutch- Gussy Sews
Watch- Fossil

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Christmas in July and newsletter update

For a few weeks edeenut will not be open for custom orders. There are always a few weeks during Summer vacation that are busy and non stop and I like to enjoy time with my family. This time will be from Saturday June 18th, to Saturday July 9th.
I will have The Shop open for ready to ship items, but I will not be taking any custom orders for that time. So if there is anything you are just needing for a party or upcoming event, they will need to be ordered before the shop closes this Saturday.

During the month of July, I will be partnering with some of my favorite gals on Instagram with a Christmas In July Sale. We are planning on a fun sale with our group Hand Made Market Co.
I may or may not be offering some Christmas themed #spoolbunting for the sale. These things have never gone on sale and so you'll want to be aware if you've had your eye on one.

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to get the first info of the sale deals and when my shop will be opening back up for custom sales.
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