I didn't think think October would ever get here! Between my wedding anniversary, the cool weather, and, of course, Halloween, this is my favorite time of year and it seemed like it took forever to get here. But now that it is here, I have been going all out! I've been selling at the Tarboro Market, planning a Halloween party, and, most importantly, crafting!
My favorite piece that I have made so far is this "Home Sweet Haunted Home" sign and today, I am sharing the tutorial so you can make one, too!
Summer isn't complete without a thrift flip so guess what I have in store for you today! :) My latest thrift flip is one of my favorites! This time, I turned a maxi skirt into a romper! Not only did this thrift flip turn out to be super cute, but it was super easy, too! Keep reading to see the simple way I turned a maxi skirt into a strapless romper!
I'm all for being eco-friendly. That's why when I found my dog, Jasper, started chewing the straps off of my flip flops, I knew I didn't want to throw them away. Thankfully, I had a great a idea for reusing them: crochet sandals! Crocheting these cute sandals out of this old pair of flips flops was actually pretty easy once I got going. This project only takes a few hours to whip up and will leave your feel looking stylish for the rest of summer!
I've been so inspired by all the cute summer tops I have been seeing recently! Between that and all the velvet yarn on the market, I just knew I would have to make a velvet bralette before the summer was over. The result was this super cute and super soft velvet bra that makes for the perfect lounge bra, as well as a great festival top! Keep reading for the free crochet bra pattern!
This week, Beanies & Weenies has been graced by a guest post from April Williams at Pretty Rugged Designs! April is an artist and lifestyle designer who is very dedicated to creating an eco-friendly and zero waste lifestyle. She is even the operator of our local market- The Tarboro Market. Check her out!
When it comes to zero waste, it has definitely been a journey, almost like a circle. I started with vintage and what I already owned, just trying not to buy things I didn't absolutely need. Eventually things started to wear out, get too expensive or I'd realize I didn't really use items as much as I thought I would. My personal favorite is DIY, refilling my vintage containers at home.
Why I do zero waste- the bottom line is I love saving money, it makes shopping less distracting and helps me better invest my money in the local community. But there's some things that aren't available yet at the local brick and mortar stores. So, I phoned a friend saying, "Hey I'm about to buy some things off Amazon would you like to be apart of this??" Yep, so here we are. Happy shopping!
Scrunchies are all the rage this summer and I am all about this velvet scrunchie trend. I've been crocheting them and stocking up my Etsy since the Spring. Now, I want to share everything I love about these scrunchies and how I wear them with you! I have 5 ways that I love to wear velvet scrunchies. If you think they went out of style a long time ago, think again! Scrunchies are back and they are better than ever! Keep reading to learn how to style scrunchies.
I've been looking for more and more ways do my part in saving the planet lately. Besides using more reusable crocheted items that I would normally throw away (such as Swiffer duster covers, reusable cotton rounds, and more), I have also been composting and finding other fun ways to reuse what would otherwise be waste- like plastic grocery bags! My favorite way to reuse plastic bags is making plarn (or plastic bag yarn)!
As April is coming to a close, I just realized something- Mother's Day is right around the corner! It almost snuck up on me! Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 12th this year, so you still have time to find that one-of-a-kind gift you've been searching for. One of my favorite places to shop for gifts (not just for Mother's Day) is Etsy. So, in my shopping, I've compiled an Etsy gift guide of all the best goodies to get Mom this year! Keep reading for my Etsy gift guide:
North Carolina is home to many hidden gems. From the towering mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the glittering crystal coast, there is tons to see and do- you just have to know where to look in North Carolina.
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is check out the local farmers market. Local farmers markets are a great way to give you a glimpse into what it’s like to live in the area you are staying. You can spend the morning or afternoon eating and shopping like a local. What better way to get to know where you are staying than from the people who live there via the local farmers market?
With spring on its way, I've slowly been refreshing our home. The house always feel so empty after all the bright Christmas decorations down so when spring comes around, I find myself going to town with fresh decorations. And let's not forget about spring cleaning! New decorations is just another reason for me to keep my house looking tidy. If you want to see all my spring Amazon finds for under $20, then keep reading!
I'm Jennifer, a 21 year-old crochet, DIY, and marketing enthusiast who loves sharing my projects and travel and lifestyle posts with the world. I also help people start their own blogging journey through my business, JHB Communications.
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