Monday, May 22, 2017

Madison Mud: Intermediate Session

For our second session at Madison Mud, we learned how to make sexy vases, nesting bowls, and lidded vessels. They switched up the teacher schedule for this round so we had Anthony, who is an amazing potter and a great teacher.
It was just as fun as the first session. The only real difference was that we now had to start paying firing fees. It forced us to be a bit more selective about our pieces.

Monday, May 15, 2017

DIY Watermelon Painted Dress

I was inspired by the M.i.h. Jeans watermelon-printed clothes from a few seasons ago and I decided to turn a plain white dress into a fun printed dress.

Also, this is a nice DIY in general because you can use the same techniques to transform something kind of dull into something more fun. I used acrylic paint (no need to go out and buy fabric paint) with some mixing medium and water and let it dry completely and left it alone for a few days and then I heat set it in the dryer and it's been great. I love it and I have a list of clothes I'm thinking about decorating.
You'll need:
an item of clothing to decorate
cardboard or newsprint
acrylic paint

Thursday, May 04, 2017

96 Hours in the Keys: Day 4 & Video Diary

May the fourth be with you!

This is my last post for our Florida trip. On our final three-quarters day in Florida, we woke up bright and early so we could head downstairs to enjoy the spa for a few hours.
It was another gorgeous day.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

96 Hours in the Keys: Day 3

On our final full day, we had plans to drive up to Bahia Honda to do some more snorkeling. Unfortunately, the morning trip was canceled and the afternoon trip was going to get us back a bit too late. So, we took the opportunity to set up our pop up tent on the beach and relax and even out our tans.
We were up bright and early with the sun, which meant that our drive was disgustingly gorgeous.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

96 Hours in the Keys: Day 2

We were pretty stressed out on Saturday evening because the weather forecast said that it was going to be stormy and drizzly for our trip out to the Dry Tortugas. We checked in around 7AM (per the directions we received in an email) and asked about the weather. The nice gentleman at the desk said that the radar looked pretty clear and there might be a passing shower or two. This sounded much better than thunderstorms so we were really happy.
Luckily for us, the only rain we experienced was a light drizzle on the boat ride and when we arrived at the island it was gorgeous blue skies.

Monday, May 01, 2017

96 Hours in the Keys: Day 1

This trip to Florida was funded by my sister. She generously gifted me a snorkeling holiday for my 30th birthday so we decided to try and visit the Dry Tortugas again, since last year's trip was canceled by an impending storm.
We had a bit of PTSD associated with last year's weather so this year, we opted to visit just before the wet season but late enough in the spring that it was still really lovely and warm. Honestly, the last week in April is probably the ideal time to go. It's past the peak of spring break so you won't see too many rowdy children or hungover university students, the weather is pretty predictably awesome, and the pricing really isn't too steep.
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