Saturday, April 21, 2012

Framed Mirror Tutorial from Sweet Pickens

Now this is just AWESOME!!  I don't know about you but I have the dreaded master bath mirror from hell.  What to do with it?!  I have been wondering that far too long.  Guess what?  Now I know.  Thanks to the genius at Sweet Pickens we can knock this out in a day.  Lots of pictures on three different mirrors and tons of other projects she has done.  I love this blog and after seeing this you will too!

Here is what most of us are staring at:

Now look at this transformation:

Do you just love that?  No doubt I do.  I will be be-lining to the hardware store.

Best part is she has step-by-step instructions with photos to go along with this tutorial.  Check out all her other goodies while you are there.  No disappointments I promise.

dominique xoxo 

What is Love?

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. Billy – age 4
“Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologneand they go out and smell each other.” Karl – age 5 
“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.” Chrissy – age 6 
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”Terri – age 4
“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sipbefore giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” Danny – age 7
“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss” Emily – age 8
“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” Bobby – age 7
“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.” Nikka – age 6
“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” Noelle – age 7
“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy – age 6
“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.” Cindy – age 8
“My mommy loves me more than anybody.You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” Clare – age 6
“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine-age 5
“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 7 
“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4
“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” Lauren – age 4
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Rebecca- age 8
“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” Karen – age 7
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Stella-Spring Skirt

We have to enjoy the spring weather here in Texas, because it doesn't last long!  Take a peek at my little Stella-Spring skirt.  This is such a pretty blue I can't stand it!  Fabricworm is the best place to buy fabric, especially if you do a lot with fat quarters like I me.

Here's a close-up of the top piece.  You can see the yellow circles have the same green around them like the bottom of the skirt.  Matchey Matchey!

I have a stack of these cute skirts.  I make them in all sizes and different fabrics.  They are so cute with leggings, which I also make, but now my little friends are wearing sandals with them.

dominique xoxo


A Very Different Spring Break

I've had so much fun creating my blog this week and making endless lists of all the creations I want to share.  Some are mine and some are those I have found on the blogs I love.  There are so many seriously creative people out there!  They are all so inspiring.  Then again the realization that my spring break is almost over, back to work on Monday, makes my mind wander.  I am proud of what I have accomplished this week, but my head is swirling back to the memories of how I spent this time last year.  It was a week of romance, discovery, laughter, and love.  This time around I have spent most of my time alone letting those memories get the best of me.  The butterflies in my stomach that would pop up with every phone call, every text, while I waited for him to pull up, and just seeing him smile at me have been gone for so long.  I loved looking over at him and he was already staring.  Now when my phone lights up from a call or a text it's rarely from who I want it to be.  When I do hear from him my heart races and a smile lights up my face just from the idea that at that moment he thought of me.  I always wonder if he has any idea what my life has been like since the day he was no longer in it.  Yes, I know speak the truth even if your voice shakes, but I can never find the words to tell him.

Even through all the hurt, tears, and unbelievable sadness I feel.....I do feel courageous in allowing myself to feel and be truthful to myself and every now and them to him.  For once in my life I am not going to push that away and put on my strong, independent face because of my pride or worst of all my fears.  There is something inside me that says there is another chapter to this story.  It may not be the outcome I want, but I have never felt this way before with or without him.  There is a reason for that - this I know for sure.  Sometimes no matter how much you want for things to happen all you can do is wait.  And usually waiting is the hardest part.

dominique xoxo
"I keep myself busy with all the things I am supposed to do.  But when I pause I always think of you."

Ruffled Pleated Curtains Tutorial - Anthropologie Knockoff

As I mentioned before I love Saturday mornings, just me a pot of coffee and blog eye candy.

Here's a great little blog with a clear, step-by-step tutorial on how to make ruffle curtains.  Who doesn't love ruffles?  Personally I'm obsessed.

Let's thank Besserina in advance because after you read her tutorial you will be so ready to make these you might forget.

Did I mention.....Anthropolgie Knockoff!  That's right put that $208.00 back in your pocket and let's take a look....

Anthropologie Wandering Pleats 

Besserina Ruffle Pleated Curtains

Gorgeous!!  I don't see a difference, expect for the added bonus you are not limited on colors.

You can see the full tutorial complete with photos with every step on her blog.

dominique xoxo

Friday, April 6, 2012

Look at this little cutie!  After a day at the mall - have you seen the prices of kiddo clothes lately?  I decided to de-stress when I got home and make a pattern. Viola!  The Lily Pop skirt has no elastic and it is quite comfy for your little one.

This is for sale in my Etsy store and my eBay store.  It can be made to size.  I did have some requests for an elastic waist, which can totally be done.  

dominique xoxo

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Here's a true find - never mind a must do...

I Love Rehabs is always full of great inspiration.  Floor mirrors make a statement, and unfortunately so does the price.  This little tidbit shows you how to do it for around $20.

I am totally doing this one!  Pics will come soon.

dominique xoxo