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Summer Painting Projects!

Summer Painting Projects!

Summer is painting season! Time to refresh clothing, accessories, and gifts with a little color! We have rounded up a few of our favorite DIY painting projects, just in time for the warm weather. Click on the photo’s caption to see the full tutorial. Let’s […]

Retro Summer Favorites

Retro Summer Favorites

Here are a few of our summer outfit favs, most of which were thrifted or refashioned! Click on the photo’s caption to see the whole project. Thrifted style + summer sun = favorite outfits! Fashion Challenge: Peasant Skirt Ice Dye: Apartment Edition “Refashioned” Button-Up Shirt […]

Summer Jeans Makeover!

Summer Jeans Makeover!

Summer calls for easy DIYs and fun wardrobe refreshers! (If the project involves clothing you already own, even better!) Today’s project checks all those boxes with fun update for your denim! Time to get colorful, Jeans! As with most of my painting projects, I love […]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Mom’s Gunne Sax Dresses

Mother’s Day Tribute: Mom’s Gunne Sax Dresses

This week’s Mother’s Day post honors none other than our Mom! Thank goodness she saved her awesome Gunne Sax Dresses from the 1970’s! This brand proudly took the prairie/medieval/hippy trends of the day to a whole new level! Since the dresses fit Lindee perfectly, she […]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Let’s Go for a Walk!

Mother’s Day Tribute: Let’s Go for a Walk!

In preparation for Mother’s Day, we are writing posts in honor of some fabulous ladies in our family! Today’s post takes us to one of our favorite wildlife preserves and honors true outdoor enthusiasts- our grandma or “Amah” and our Great Grandmother Mary! Amah took […]

Flower Accessories: Sunflowers!

Flower Accessories: Sunflowers!

We have been loving our DIY flower accessories! Today, we feature a throwback bloom popular in the 1990’s. You guessed it- sunflowers! Lindee designed these pieces to add a touch of 90’s grunge to otherwise girly accessories! Let’s first see how she made the hair […]

Flower Accessories: Bobby Pins

Flower Accessories: Bobby Pins

Inspired by this spring’s hair trends, L and I have been busy crafting our own DIY accessories! Check out last week’s tutorial for a vintage-inspired silk flower pin and hair clip set! This week, we are making use of the simplest of hair wear, namely, […]

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

Flower Accessories: Hair Clip and Pin

To celebrate spring, we have been busy crafting bouquets of DIY flower accessories! I love this retro pin and hair clip set and have worn them several times since their creation! The pin was the perfect accent to the vintage hats I posted here and […]

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Although the last to be featured in our series, hat patterns from the 1920’s were the first to spark my millinery curiosity! A quick search of Pinterest revealed many free patterns with accompanying dimensions and sketches of hat styles. The projects appeared to be quite […]

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1950’s

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1950’s

The more I dove into free vintage hat patterns, the more intrigued I became! After making the 1930’s/1940’s pattern shown in last week’s post , I chose a new style from the 1950’s! There was really no excuse to not try this pattern, as the […]