Tuesday, April 30, 2013

tunes-DAY TUESDAY: KYLE STALLONS

So this is our neighbor & friend, Kyle Stallons. Don't tell him we said this because he'll get a big head, but he's super talented and also super funny. He & his brother, Klint, play downtown Nashville every Sunday night at The Second Fiddle (from 6pm-10pm. They are out of town this Sunday, May 5th) and they are so much fun! They take requests & interact with the crowd which makes them delightful to watch. If you like country music, then you should check out Kyle's stuff.

Also if you follow us on twitter you've probably noticed we tweet about our neighborhood a lot. We're obsessed with our 'hood because we have the best neighbors. We share six chickens with Klint and Kyle, so we have a deep bond :) This is actually the place where we are moving to today! Our friends, Josh & Allison, are sailing the east coast this summer and then they are off to do mission work in Haiti, so they needed someone to rent their house. We needed a bigger house and we liked their neighborhood, so it was perfect fit for everyone. Anyway, that's what's going on in our lives. We will do our best to get pictures of our new house up ASAP.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

the DIY: STITCHED CLUTCH

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So we've been holding onto this vinyl for an eternity. We've had many ideas for how to use it and then Savannah had a wave of inspiration and made this envelope clutch. 
Materials you will need:
Vinyl (size depends on how big you want the clutch)
Scissors
Thread
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Grab your piece of vinyl, it can be any size as long as it is in a long-er rectangle shape. photo DSC_0513-2_zpsee3c300b.jpg
Imagine your piece of vinyl in thirds. Fold up the bottom third as pictured. photo DSC_0514-2_zps8b58b18f.jpg
Sew up the sides.
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Trim off excess fabric. 
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Fold the remain portion down and cut into a triangle. You could get creative here and change up the shape of the flap. 
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We stiched straight lines in various colors across the flap and then stiched the edges for a more finished look. Again the options here are limitless. You could not add anything and have a super sleek black clutch. That's it! 
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

from OUR CLOSETS

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Savannah's wearing:
Dress- Charlotte Russe
Vest- DIY coming soon
Shoes & Jewelry- Forever 21
Sunglasses- Urban Outfitters
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Casey's wearing:
Shirt- Pac Sun
Pants- Target
Shoes- Urban Outfitters
Hat- Forever 21
Sunglasses- Free People
Earrings & Bracelets- Forver 21
Big Square Bracelet- Urban Outfitters 

the DIY: 5 MINUTE NECKLACE

The name of this DIY is suiting since recently it seems like there just isn't enough time. Getting ready to move into a different house seems to come along with 10,000 new house projects and decoration ideas and I just can't find enough time to do all of them. We found this pack of flat corner irons while going through some old stuff the other day. I decided to make a quick necklace with these "V" shaped metal pieces. Also, they're super super old so you could call this a semi-vintage neckalce if you really wanted to. It literally took about 5 minutes to make this necklace.
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You will need:
- a flat corner iron, in whatever size you'd like
- chain
- 4 jump rings
- lobster clasp
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Cut the chain to the length you want.
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Attach the ends of the chain to the flat corner iron with jump rings.
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Cut the chain open in the middle back part of the necklace.
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Attach a jump ring to one end and attach a lobster claw (with a jump ring) to the other end.
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Close up the back of the necklace and you are done!
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You can make this necklace as short or as long as you'd like and you could get smaller pieces. We may try different versions of this necklace with other sizes and we may even experiment with some spray paint. We will see what happens!

Monday, April 8, 2013

from OUR CLOSETS

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Casey's wearing:
Dress- Forever 21
Belt- New York & Company
Cardigan- Urban Outfitters
Purse- Urban Outfitters
Wedges- 
Bracelets- Forever 21
Watch- Nixon
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Savannah's wearing:
Top and Boots- Urban Outfitters
Skirt- American Eagle
Purse- Ross
Jewelry- Forever 21

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

tunes-DAY TUESDAY: INCOMPLETE & MY TEARS ARE BECOMING A SEA

Real talk: I'm an 'NSYNC girl, ok. I always hated the Backstreet Boys and I still do, but man this song is my jam. I recently fell in love with this song all over again. Don't judge me. Let's be real- 'NSYNC is still way better than Backstreet Boys. I have two words for you- Justin. Timberlake. Nuff said. 
To redeem myself from this boy band nonsense I give you this. What is with me and liking all these songs that are too short? Anyway, if you don't have this M83 cd, then you are missing out on life. It's uh-mazing. 


Monday, April 1, 2013

the DIY: PILLOWCASE BAG

Our friend Allison told us about this wonderful idea. It was so wonderful we just had to make one! It's probably one of the greatest ideas ever... good job finding this one Allison! If you get a chance, go check out her and her husband's blog. All you need to make the bag is a pillowcase and a sewing maching or needle and thread. Pinking shears would be helpful but we didn't have any when making this bag. Now we have some so we'll probably make more of these! Here is what you do...

1. Get a cute pillowcase. You will be using this bag so you'll want a cute/cool print.
2. Sew the pillowcase shut.
3. Cut diagonally through the whole pillowcase. Use pinking shears if you have them and you won't have to worry about hemming. If you just used scissors, hem the edge where you've just cut.
4. Turn one of the triangles upside down so the ends of the pillows are together.
5. Put one of the pieces inside the other, bottoms together.
6. Sew the two pointed ends together, patterned sides facing together.
Just like that you have a nice bag/tote perfect for groceries or your study gear or whatever!

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