Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Summer Fun and Crafts
My brother came home for Memorial Day weekend! On Saturday, we and our parents went to Beech Lake, about an hour and a half away. I wish there was a nice lake close to Memphis, but at least this lake is better than the Mississippi mud pits. It was a pretty fun day - I tubed and Jetskied a little, but mostly sunned myself on a float and caught up on my magazines. Good times.
Monday was an expensive day. I finally ordered a bathing suit from Land's End:
I don't think any woman enjoys swimsuit shopping, but it's borderline impossible for me to find one that fits correctly for under $100. So I was thrilled to get this cute top AND a coordinating striped bottom for a total of $53! However, I quickly found something to eat up that savings:
My $5 sunglasses from last year are falling apart (surprise?), so I decided to branch out and get something a little nicer. These are from Kohl's, and I admit it - they're J.Lo. I generally avoid aviators (having worn non-sun aviator glasses throughout my Awkward Years), but these made me feel very glam. I also fell in love with this straw-look summer bag, which seemed reasonably priced next to the $120 Club Monaco straw clutch I've been longing for. When I tried them on together in the store, it was game over.
To protect my new shades, I sewed a quilted sunglasses case using this tutorial (found on Pinterest, of course). It's the first reversible case/sleeve I've made that came out correctly on the first try! Progress!
It's time to take down my spring wreath and put up a summer one, so one of my goals for the long weekend was to make a (fake) lemon wreath! I'm pleased with how it turned out, but sadly, the lemons are too "tall" to fit between my regular door and storm door. I guess I'll deconstruct, display the lemons in a bowl, and find something else to put on the wreath. This was my first attempt at covering a wreath form with moss ribbon, and FYI, wrapping around is not the way to go unless you can afford a lot of moss ribbon. I barely had enough to cover the front.
That's the latest from this Popsicle stand.