The Weekend Closet Project

A couple of weeks ago, Brad and I set to work redoing our builder-basic walk-in closet by adding a custom closet system that his parents generously gave us for our birthdays.

Before

 

I had the right side of the closet and part of the back wall. Although the builder rack stuck out in a way that made it impossible to hang anything close to the door, or it wouldn’t open. Brad had the shorter left side of the closet and we shared the back.

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DIY Embroidery Hoop Snowmen Ornaments

Remember when I shared my mother-in-law’s crystal-looking Easter eggs? Well I’ve got a Christmas craft from her for you today.

Every year my in-laws put up several Christmas trees (10 this year), my favorite is her snowman tree, which this year got some crafty additions.

Embroidery hoop snowmen ornaments.

What You Need (makes two ornaments):

  • 5-inch embroidery hoop
  • 3-inch embroidery hoop
  • Sisal/twine
  • Glue
  • Accessories (ribbon and fabric scraps work great for this)

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Yellow Bag Refashion

I swear the color yellow follows me around.

Exhibit A: The yellow dining room

Exhibit B: The yellow tiled bathroom at our apartment

Someone gave me this layered yellow skirt. It was cute but a little on the short side. 

After eight years in my closet and only four total wears, I decided this skirt should become something else. Watson wasn’t keen on letting me get started on a project. Continue reading

Easy DIY Crystal-Look Easter Eggs

With spring around the corner, Easter things are starting to pop up. Today, I have a really simple Easter craft to share with you.

My mother-in-law made these Easter eggs a couple of years ago, they are really cute and super easy to make.

Crystal-Look Easter Eggs

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Fun Stuff: Tweets, Fashion and Diabetes

I have some exciting things going that I want to share with you.

First, I’ve joined the Diabetes Mine Twitter feed, tweeting on their behalf a few hours each week. I’m really excited about this gig because it combines Twitter (which I love) and connecting within the diabetes community (which I also love). And Amy and Mike have been fantastic to work with! (Diabetes Mine Recently moved over to Healthline, you can read more about the team here.)

Photo by Allison Carey at The Plain Dealer

Second, I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Allison at the Cleveland Plain Dealer to show off some refashions, talk about my personal style and chat about living with diabetes. The interview and photo shoot were a ton of fun and the story got posted yesterday afternoon.

Here are the refashions that were featured in my photo shoot:

My medical ID bracelets and PumpPeelz got shout outs as well. (Don’t forget, 20% off PumpPeelz orders with code: probablyrachel is only good until January 31!)

How would you describe your personal style?