diy: framed wild garland art

Happy New Year! For those of you who have decided to log on today (or this week), I wanted to share a cute and simple way to get creative with your leftover Christmas decorations!

Supplies:

Faux Christmas wreath OR garland/tinsel
Extra deep photo frame
Scissors
White glue
Glitter
Sheet of paper
Pencil

Steps:

1. Using a pencil, write a few words of your choice on a sheet of paper. As these words will ultimately become the template for the frame, play around with them until they are neat and centred and are able to fit onto the frame’s plate of glass.

2. Place the glass over the paper. Take the white glue and slowly begin to trace what is written on the page. Once the tracing is complete, sprinkle glitter onto the white glue. Ensure that the words are sufficiently covered with glitter.

3. Let that dry for approximately 12 hours, or until the glue is hardened.

4. Take the glass and wipe away the excess glitter. Put it back in the frame. Then fill the extra deep photo frame with either cut up pieces of Christmas wreath, or garland. Whatever you prefer!

5. Finish by adding the backing board, and hanging up on a wall. Or, you can display it on a shelf. Go wild! Either way, you can’t lose.

I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas! We should all feel blessed and hopeful going into this new year. Feel free to share your resolutions and plans for 2019 below!

Emory

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thursday’s tattooed twosome

IMG_1.jpg IMG_2.jpgIMG_4.jpg IMG_5.jpgIMG_6.jpg IMG_7.jpgOver the past two months, Geoffrey and I decided to add to our collection of tattoos. Does one even call it a collection? I suppose that’s what we are doing, albeit on our bodies. Although they varied greatly in size, we were both equally as proud of their outcome. Well, maybe we’re a little more proud of Geoff’s since his would have hurt a heck of a lot more.

While I understand that tattoos are not for everyone, they are for us. We are a young couple who strive to be unique, dream big everyday, and are courteous to others. I don’t see tattoos as acts of rebellion or a cries for attention. I view them as expressions of art and freedom within our culture. Everyone should know by now that you can’t judge a book by its cover. I think that we all could try harder to hold the importance of that metaphor above most others.

Enjoy February’s last weekend. See you all in March. <3

Emory

photography backdrop stand diy.

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for awhile now, i have been photographing outfits and objects in almost every room of little green in hopes of finding the most agreeable background. ask any blogger and they will almost always tell you of at least one favourite location to shoot photos within their homes. my sweet little photography spot is in little green’s living room. however, because it also doubles as an entrance way and home office, it can get pretty cluttered. also, because one wall has been painted black, and the other painted black and white, my subjects can quite easily become overshadowed by paint colour. my goal? to create a backdrop stand. :-)))

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i began by purchasing two inexpensive clothing racks. the simpler, wider, and taller, the better. i got these for a really great price!

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next, i tracked down two heavy curtains. i initially was going for white, but when i came across this particular reversible pair, i had to buy them. i thought that it would be a great way to have two different backdrop colours in one.

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time to assemble.

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after the racks were set up, i was ready to hang the curtains.

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last, i attached both clothes racks together.

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talk about an easy solution to a backdrop stand! i hope that you enjoyed it. :-)))

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hello fashion video.

i am so excited to be posting something new this week for my friends and followers!!!

you may remember these posts:

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here,

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here,

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here,

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and here.

this week, rather than having another fashion post presented through pictures and a story, i am presenting you a with video of my closet mixed with items from the hello scarlett store!!

have you ever seen the blog fancy treehouse? coury combs is by far the loveliest one of the loveliest people around. her site features beautiful items for sale, all of which she models. yet, it was her short photo shoot videos that were uploaded to her instagram that served as the sole inspiration for my newest video. when i watched them (over and over) i thought to myself, i could do that! so i did. :-)

this is not any sort of video, but one that showcases my changing looks for changing seasons; summer and fall.  this is such a tricky time regarding one’s wardrobe. one day you may be dressing down to accommodate weather for an indian summer, whereas the next day you are bundling up and anticipating snow to fall at any given moment. however, spontaneity and variety are what keeps fashion fresh and fun, and a person on their pretty little toes!! 

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might i add that i prefer bundling up with lots of beautiful layers as opposed to wearing next to nothing? ;-)))

p.s. i hope that you enjoy the first of many hello scarlett fashion videos, as well as the music by one of my own style icons; robyn!!

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urban outfitters dress diy.

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did you ever have one of those days where nothing (and i mean nothing) seems to go your way? today was that sort of day for me. from the moment that i woke up, until now, i felt as if luck was just not on my side. in fact, i am pretty sure that lady luck was having a big ol’ laugh at me!!! 

venting aside, the only thing that is keeping me going is looking at the before and after photos of this dress. what began as one of my favorite, ballerina-inspired items from uo, was after two years turned into a more modern dress style. modern for me, at least. :-)))

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i began by removing the arms, and sewing on lovely, black, semi-sheer fabric in their place. then i used the same fabric to add … you guessed it! a hello scarlett bow, of course!

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no dress of mine is complete without one. ;-)

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then *g* and i had a photo shoot late in the evening, on an extremely windy night, after work, and after i changed in our truck. also, the power was out. even though i am wearing a smile in addition to my newest diy, it was pretty chaotic. however, the photos did turn out, so i was a happy girl in the end.

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well, they turned out for the most part. the bow was actually tucked into my dress the whole time we photographed it! yet, given the day that i had, i could not expect the outcome to have been any different.

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c’est la vie, right?

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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