Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY Infinity Scarf

I whipped up an infinity scarf, or as I also like to call it, a uni-scarf. Have you done this? Or thought about doing this? It has to be one of the easiest sewing projects ever. I was literally done in about 5 minutes. Maybe 7.

I happened upon this oatmeal knit scarf from H amd M, at the thrift store for $3. This would be the perfect opportunity to try sewing the ends together. 

I didn't care for (or need) the fringe on the ends, so I carefully cut it off. 

 Then I pinned both ends together.

And sewed all the way down both ends, with my sewing machine, using a zigzag stitch.

Voila! A regular old scarf turned infinity scarf in mere minutes. 

Side note: I wouldn't wear it with this particular outfit, it's just what I happened to have on while I was making it. 

Side note #2: Yes, my hair is actually as long as the scarf. Yowza.

Here's some more infinity scarf inspiration. You could make one out of any type of scarf, or fabric for that matter. Have a scarf in your closet you're tired of? Refresh it by sewing the ends together for a new look! You won't have to worry about tying, looping or configuring it - just loop it around and go.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Under Construction

It's been a while since we've had a home makeover project in the works. I've had the itch to redecorate our main floor living room area, which is where we spend the most time in our home. I have a vision of what I'm hoping to achieve, along with plenty of room inspiration via Pinterest. I'm ready to say goodbye to the brown and gold walls, and welcome a fresh gray-blue. Easier said than done. 

After agonizing over what color to select, we purchased what I thought was the color I wanted and Andrew painted a couple walls to see how it looked. It turned out to be much too blue, and not enough gray. Very disappointing! 

I went back to the store and got some samples to help in the decision. I knew finding the perfect gray with a hint of blue would be challenging, but I didn't think it would be this difficult! Depending on the lighting, it changes throughout the day. 

Needless to say, our house is "under construction" at the moment with stuff all over the place. 

My office is a disaster, and is housing most of the displaced living room decor. 

Meanwhile, I have a couple design projects I'm working on. Along with some Christmas gift projects. And oh yeah, I'm excited to be hosting Thanksgiving! In 11 days! Nothing like company coming to light the fire for completing projects. We are also in the midst of replacing our water heater, fixing our dish washer, sealing a leak in our shower, and putting our downstairs back together. 

You might not be seeing me around here for a while. I'm off to check off my to-do list! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Off to the Races

I went to my first horse race in September. We met some friends at Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track for lunch, then watched the horses race around the track. It was a fun afternoon.
The track was larger than I pictured. It was interesting to watch the gate being set up. I also learned a little about placing bets and picking horses. I chose the horses with the best/funniest names. It's nice that you can play with just $2. We won enough to cover our lunch. Whoo hoo!

The best part for me was seeing the horses. It definitely made me want to ride. 

Those jockey's really are small in stature and know how to race. 

I'll take a horse with a pink blanket please.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lynn and Peter's Wedding and Invitation

November. What?

It was just September, and we were attending Lynn and Pete's wedding. How exactly did two months slip by? Wow. 

Before I loose track of any more time, I want to share the wedding invitation set and save-the-date post card I designed for Lynn and Peter. My husband works with this adorable couple, and I don't know if it's possible to find two sweeter people. Lynn is simply adorable and we became instant friends. I was thrilled to work with them, as well as attend their September wedding. Lynn was looking for a love bird theme wedding invitation in her fall colors - red, gold, and green. I love the sweet simplicity.

Isn't she a beautiful bride? 

So much love and sweetness between these two. 

Showering them with bubbles after the ceremony. Look at that sky!

Their reception was at the Green Lantern Inn, in Fairport, NY. We had a blast! 

Here I am, striking a pose in my new favorite peplum dress (from H&M). Another wedding attendee was wearing the same one, so you know it was a good choice.

The happy couple took photos along the beautiful canal.

My love and I, enjoying the evening with friends. 

Congratulations Lynn and Peter! You two are such a sweet couple. We are blessed by your friendship and thrilled that we could share in your special day. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!