Oh, Make Me Over: How to Turn an Old Dress into a Shirt in 30 Minutes

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Oh, Make Me Over: How to Turn an Old Dress into a Shirt in 30 Minutes

Soooo…I’ve had this dress for over a year now and have never worn it. All because while I love the pattern and the buttons in the back, it totally looks like a hospital gown on me. Which isn’t quite the look I was going for – and I didn’t come to that realization until it was too late to return it, unfortunately. It actually looks worse in person, the photos make it look cuter than it is.

Anyway, in an attempt to salvage the situation (there are some redeeming qualities), I had it turned into a shirt! And am sharing the tutorial for how it was done today, just in case you have an old dress in the closet that could use a similar treatment.

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S’more Please: Make-Ahead S’more Cups

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Make-Ahead S'more Cups Recipe

I’ve shared a bunch of s’more recipes over the years – mini s’more pizzas, s’more pop tarts, s’more ice cream sandwiches – but nothing quite like this one…Because these s’mores are in a cup! Plus, they involve candy bars!

They’re super easy and you can make them ahead of time and toast up the marshmallows when they’re ready to serve. So simple! And kind of perfect for summer…. and Fourth of July… which is coming up quick. Click through for the recipe.

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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6 Weekend DIYs to Try

This weekend, Jeff and I are in Richmond, VA for a long weekend – got here yesterday. So, I probably won’t be getting around to any DIY projects this weekend. BUT if you have some free time, I have a bunch of DIYs for you to try. Click through for all 6 project ideas.

And if you have any suggestions for must-visit places in RVA, let me know. The only thing we have on our list so far is Need Supply and Quirk (hotel and gallery). So, I’d love to hear your suggestions.

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Cool Spots to Eat, Shop, and Drink in Jacksonville, Florida (A Travel Guide)

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Cool Spots to Eat, Shop, and Drink in Jacksonville, Florida (A Travel Guide)

Travel guide time! I teamed up with Uber, a ride request app available in over 500 cities around the world, to bring you a travel guide for a city I lived in for many years before moving to Atlanta (and before moving to Seattle too actually): Jacksonville, Florida!

Now before you start thinking that Jacksonville doesn’t have much to offer that would interest you, let me make my case. I may be a little partial to this city because it was the place I went to college, met Jeff, rescued Luna, bought our first house, etc, etc.

BUT it’s also turning into a pretty cool place to live (and visit), especially these days – with loads of restaurants, coffee shops, event spaces, and shops popping up all over town. Especially in the Riverside / Avondale and San Marco, which is where I focused all of my travel guide-ing for this one. Click through for the full guide, including my must-visit spots I hit up every time I’m in town!

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The Coolest Coffee Tables Under $500

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The Coolest Coffee Tables Under $500

I bought a new coffee table for the studio recently (sneak peek on my how to style a coffee table post). But before choosing ‘the one’, I had a big ol’ list of contenders that I also really, really loved.

SO, I’m sharing the list of my fave coffee tables today on the blog, in case you’re ready to update yours anytime soon. And they’re all under $500, which was harder to put together than you might think. So many coffee tables I love are SUPER pricey. But none of those are on the list. Affordable only for this one!

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My Trip to Catalina Island, Dominican Republic

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Catalina Island, Dominican Republic

Last month, Jeff and I hopped on a plane to Miami and then jumped on the Carnival Vista for an 8 night Caribbean cruise in partnership with Carnival Cruise Line. It was our May trip for the 12 trips in 12 months series.

We had a great time visiting some amazing locations – Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic, and Aruba. And today I’m sharing all the details from one of my favorite stops on the trip: Dominican Republic! We went to Catalina Island, which is a short boat ride from La Romana. And it was even better than I imagined it would be. There were little colorful houses, white sand beaches, turquoise waters, etc, etc. So good! Click through for all the details.

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6 DIYs to Try This Weekend

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6 DIYs to Try this Weekend

This weekend, Jeff and I are heading to Lumpkin to check out Providence Canyon for the first time. And I can’t wait…people call it the little Grand Canyon and I really, REALLY want to visit the Grand Canyon. So, this seems like a good compromise for now.

What are you up to this weekend? Any DIY projects? If so, I have a few suggestions for you. And #2 is at the top of my list when I get back from our little weekend trip. Which one is your fave? Click through for all 6 DIYs to try…

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