Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Blog! Come Following My New Journey

Thank you to all my faithful followers and lovers of my ideas! While I value all your thoughts and opinions I'd like to let you all know that I no longer maintain this blog. I want to leave it up for the folks that would like continued access to my tutorials. If you'd like to see what I'm working on now please head over to www.liveinlula.com

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Heirloom Summer Dress {tutorial}

Last summer my husband and I took our daughter to visit his family in Sweden. It was the first of many trips she'll ever take there. During our visit my husband's grandmother ask me if I wanted to look through her stash of lace and fabric that she had been holding onto but didn't think she'd ever get around to using. Among the items that she had been saving was handmade lace. I can't tell you how old this lace is but I can say that it is beautiful and delicate and special. This is why it makes me nervous to actually use it! However, it just seemed like the perfect little embellishment for this little dress...so I did!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tie Closure Pillow Case {tutorial}

Ever want to make a pillow cover for a throw pillow but lack the confidence to add a zipper? 
Or maybe you just like the added touch of the contrasting fabrics. Either way this pillow cover is just right for you! This pillow puts the P in easy peasy...so cheesy (hey that rhymes)! 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fabric Bunting {tutorial}

I have been seeing this stuff everywhere and every time I do I think it looks so cute!
I had no particular use for it but I just couldn't resist making it...I'm sure I'll find something to do with it ;)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I {heart} Rompers: Pattern Review

To me summer weather and little girls means it's time to breakout the ROMPERS! I was so happy when I came across this FREE tutorial though I had never ever tried to shirr anything before in my life. I thought, "How hard could it really be?" Well I soon found out!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easy Summer Tote {tutorial}

This might possibly be the worlds easiest tote bag. It consists of two pieces of fabric and two stitches!
So enough with the chit-chat, let's get started!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte {recipe}

I'm just going to put this out there...I'm a coffee-aholic. In fact I go so much that my 1 1/2 year daughter knows when I'm in the drive thru placing an order for my latte. How do I know? She shouts out "coffee!" when the lady hands me the cup and here's the kicker...she's in a rear facing carseat! 

In an effort to save a whole lot of money I make lattes at home, all the time. And I just want to tell you that I don't make gross lattes like some other blog recipes I've tried. This one was so good my coffee-hating-husband took a sip and said "that's drinkable!" and then proceeded to drink 1/2 of it himself. I'd say that's a success. However, you must know that I make my lattes on the sweeter side, you can still taste the coffee but it's not the main flavor. If you like more coffee and less sweetness than do less of the syrup suggested. So here goes...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ribbon Embellished Pillow {tutorial}

As you may know I'm still working little by little on freshening up my little girl's bedroom with some new fabrics and colors...yellows, grays, and corals to be exact. So I am always keeping my eyes peeled for anything with these colors and I just so happened to spot this great fabric in the sheets section at Target! I loved it so much that I bought a pillow case set and cut it up to make my own little pillow to add to the room.
I really didn't want to make a boring old 3 seam pillow so I got a little creative and added what I call a "ribbon", although I must have forgotten that when I put the text on the picture below...