One Shirt Two Ways {Refashion Part 1}

No-Sew/No-Cut T-Shirt Refashion

There’s just something about getting a free t-shirt… honestly, there’s nothing like it. The problem is that most of the time the free t-shirt is a Large, X-Large or XXX-Large.

Unrelated story…. Mount Union used to send t-shirts to newly enrolled students the summer before they arrive on campus. I was excited to get a t-shirt in the mail, but when the size large shirt arrived, I knew I couldn’t wear it. I emailed my transfer student rep and inquired about trading it in for a smaller size. Since I was a transfer, I assumed they just never bothered to ask for my size. I was told that wouldn’t be possible. They send all girls size Large shirts and all boys size X-Large shirts (because that makes sense…). My dad was happy to take it off my hands… because there’s nothing like a free t-shirt.

Anyway, Brad was similarly gifted with a massive shirt at his on-campus job (the IT help desk). It was a beautiful blue and also an X-Large. It had gotten caught up in other clothes and discovered when we moved into our house.

It had so much potential that I couldn’t decide what to do with it, so I have two no-sew refashions.

This first one involves no cutting and makes great on-the-fly beach cover up or casual sun dress… but it takes a few tries. (I used this photo tutorial.)

1. Put the shirt on, and pull arms through the neck hole.

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12 Halloween Goodies… That Aren’t Candy

With food and dye allergies, medical conditions such as celiac, diabetes and lactose intolerance to name a few, giving out candy to trick or treaters can actually alienate some of the cute little faces that come to your door.

Instead of leaving your porch light off, here are a few ideas for goodies you can hand out that aren’t candy:

  1. Coloring/activity books
  2. Stickers (fuzzy or sparkly ones are bonus points)
  3. Colorful kids sunglasses
  4. Cute erasers
  5. Bouncy balls
  6. Glow-in-the-dark toys, stickers, necklaces…. anything
  7. Puzzles
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Work From Home Helpers

I worked from home the other day. This is what it looked like:

 

I’m more or less sharing these because I haven’t posted pictures of Watson and Holmes recently… but I don’t know how Watson is comfortable sitting like that.

If you’re planning on adding furry creatures to your home, please check with your local shelter or animal rescue group rather than a pet store or breeder.

Do you ever work from home? If you do, do you pets ignore you or “help” you?

Let’s Talk Medicine

The American Recall Center contacted me about this month being Talk About Your Medicines Month and offered me that cute little banner. I have so many thoughts about medications to share so I’ll break them up a little. I’ve worked with ARC before. And I’m not being compensated for this post, all opinions are my own and are not medical advice. 

The List

You know that little line on the bottom of your appointment reminder that says, “Bring a list of all your current medications with you”? How many of you actually bring a list of all your current medications?

The hospital group where all of my doctors are makes life incredibly easy with this because everything I’ve ever been prescribed by one of their doctors shows up on my chart and they go over what I’m still taking and what I need refilled. This goes for recommended supplements as well. My doctor told me to take vitamin D, even though he didn’t send a prescription to the pharmacy, it’s on my chart. But what about when I had my wisdom teeth out and my oral surgeon had me on a medication? If I didn’t say anything, they wouldn’t know and that could turn out badly.

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Dressing Up With thredUP

This post is not sponsored by thredUP or anyone else… it’s all my own opinions and I paid for my own clothes (in case you were concerned).

I’ve been loving dresses more and more the older I’ve gotten and I’ve been in the process of growing up my wardrobe just a bit. It’s hard to find quality, grown up dresses in my size that don’t cost a fortune. I can’t remember where or when I learned about thredUP, but since I browsed their site one time, it started showing up everywhere I looked.

Here’s their brief description:

“thredUP is the easiest way to save money on great Women’s and Kids’ clothing brands and sell clothes for cash. We’re like a consignment store, but simpler. On thredUP you can refresh your entire wardrobe online without ever leaving your house.”

I decided to look for dresses on their site. I wanted nice, fun dresses that I could wear to work or other events. Here are the two that I found:

Being the savvy shopper that I am, I googled for codes before pressing “Submit Order” and sure enough I found a 20% off code. Shipping was reasonable ($3.99). FedEx Smart Post was not the most intelligent however and my dressed entered and left the state of Ohio twice before coming to Cleveland (they actually came to Cleveland once, then went to New York and had to find their way back to me). Poor things.

Obviously I wore my dresses at the first opportunity!

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