Longsleeve Lace Print Dress

Longsleeve Lace Print Dress

DIY long sleeve brocade print dress
I was in Orlando attending a food blogger conference and decided to whip this up before cocktail hour. I had a yard of this stretch knit fabric with a lace print and even some clear sequins that bounce the light from Joanne’s Fabric that was $12.99 a yard but had a 40% off coupon knocking that down to $7.79.
deciding on zipper length
It was such a quick project – maybe 20 mins that I wanted to add something to it. I tried the look with different lengths of zippers but a text poll to my girlfriends the verdict was no zipper. I agreed with them but what could I do to make it more customized? I bought some prepackaged grey/black chain and made a little shoulder detail that I love.
adding chains to dress

Homelite 14″ Chainsaw Review

Homelite 14″ Chainsaw Review

The one tool that I’ve never owned is a chainsaw but I knew this job was going to need one. In past projects I’ve been able to get by using a reciprocating saw or a hand saw. However the Hilo side of the big island where I bought land for my second tiny house it’sContinue Reading

Donna Karan Knockoff Gray Draped Dress

Donna Karan Knockoff Gray Draped Dress

I have a great hotel room in Atlanta Georgia this weekend and some great 2 way stretch knit gray fabric that I got last year in NYC at Stretch House in the garment distric for $6.00 a yard I bought 2 yards and have about 1/4 yard left over. I decided to put both toContinue Reading

Tiny House Magazine

Tiny House Magazine

My Hawaii treehouse is featured in Tiny House Magazine this month!!! The magazine is jam packed with inspiration every month so if your own tiny house journey be sure to subscribe!Continue Reading

Long Sleeved Color Blocked Dress

Long Sleeved Color Blocked Dress

Apparently I really like Michael Kors style. I saw a photo of actress Naya Rivera randomly online and took a screenshot of her neutral color blocked dress to sew it later. I tracked down who it was by and it was Michael Kors which makes this my third dress that I used for inspiration.I loveContinue Reading

How to make a chandelier using patio lights

How to make a chandelier using patio lights

  When I was still in the dreaming stage of my Hawaiian Treehouse, I pinned this amazing oversized lantern chandelier. The contemporary hut is in Brazil and designed by Fabio Galeazzo. I have no idea if it’s custom or how much it costs. I’m a sucker for bold lighting and once I started building I knewContinue Reading

I get it from my momma

I get it from my momma

One question I get over and over again is “How did you learn how to do this?!” This, usually meaning construction. My short reply is, “my mom.” She remodeled our houses for eventual resale to supplement my dad’s teaching income. It’s pretty incredible to think of the projects she undertook without being able to YouTubeContinue Reading

Hawaii Treehouse Pictures

Hawaii Treehouse Pictures

I had some pictures taken by photographer Julie Harmen the day before I left the island and I got the digital proofs today! She was so sweet to come on short notice and while she worked her magic snapping away, I talked her poor husbands ear off having been alone in the jungle for so long ha.Continue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island

Tiny House on the Big Island

I’m done….for now anyway. After a lot of long days solely focused on building my treehouse, alone in the jungle. I have returned home to Idaho to relax for a couple weeks and to prepare to go on my second potato tour for the Idaho Potato Commission. I wasn’t able to keep up with theContinue Reading

Tiny House on the Big Island: 13th edition

Tiny House on the Big Island: 13th edition

Day 76: I got the bathroom light installed above. I also got one step closer to finishing my bedroom fixture. The picture above is after I demolished and drilled a hole through the top of the lanterns that used to be solar. This was very sad but now they’ll be interior solar lights. I strungContinue Reading

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