Gettin back in the game

After 10 months of concentrating on this little guy  

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I'm getting back into the design game.  I'll be revamping the site soon with vinyl decals, kids teepees, and clothing, but don't worry, your favorite pillows and kids wear will still be available! Here's a few projects I've been working on: 

 

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Make your beloved Yeti Rambler stand out from the rest with a custom decal.  $5 shipped. It'll also keep your friends from drinking yours by mistake😳😛. 

 

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Cheeky glasses for the bride and groom or any mustache bash!  $15 for the set.

 

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Current vinyl colors. More coming next week and almost anything available upon request. 

let me know what I can create for you! 

Shop Small & Local Gift Guide #1

I believe strongly in the power of small business.  Small businesses are vital to communities, particularly small communities like the one I live in.  They are the heartbeat of the town, regularly participating in local events, supporting local charities, and making our little port town a great place to visit.

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When you shop, eat, drink, and support local you are giving back to your own community; keeping the circle of economic growth and livelihood close to home.  Shopping small online is a great idea too!  And most small shops have unique and awesome products that you won't find at the big box stores - sure to be the talk of the family with your beautiful wrapping & awesome gifts! Sure, the big box retailers will tempt you with their sales and free shipping, but I encourage you to get out in your local community this year.  Not only will you be happy with the selection, but you will be making connections right here at home.  And did you know that most small stores have awesome Black Friday sales during regular business hours? That's right, you can sleep that Turkey off and shop normal hours from 10 am - 6 or 7 pm and still get the discounts you are searching for.  Spend that extra time with your family, after all isn't that what the Holidays are about?

My goal for this Christmas is to buy 100% of my gifts locally and from small businesses. I hope some of you will join me!  I'll be posting local gift guides for ladies, kids, men, and anyone on your list this year.

Want to shop these small businesses from your place in the world?  Here's their contact information:

Tassels: 252-247-7463 www.tasselsshoes.com

Lady + Baby 252-726-3314

HappyCakes Cupcakery 252-723-0379 *p.s. they won Cupcakes Wars this year!*

Ruddy Duck Tavern 252-726-7500

Jame's 252-247-5263

McQueen's Furniture & Interiors 252-247-3175

DP Jewelry 252-247-0550

Dee Gee's 252-726-3314

OOTD #1

I get lots of questions on my style so I thought I would start a new column.  I'll shoot for weekly and see how it goes :)  Feel free to shoot me any questions regarding anything you see!

Let's start with the shoes here.  I have a teeny tiny obsession with shoes.  Okay, a rather large one.  These shoes came from Coach several years ago and I love them!

Here I paired with my white bootcut Joe's Jeans (honey cut) and a top from my own collection.

Thanks for joining me!

-tuck

Project Barstool Recover

I've been needing bar stools for ummmm, let's see, about 4 and 1/2 years.  It's just one of those things I've been putting off because

a) I couldn't find any I liked

and b) all the ones I did like were hella expensive.

So we had a modge podge of too short & mismatched stools. And all uncomfortable.

Until last week when I decided to do something about it.  Pushed slightly by my mom who pronounced last time she was visiting that she wanted me to get some bar stools.

After looking at several consignment shops and online shops, I asked a friend who owns a furniture if she had anything for me.  Luckily she did! A customer had returned bar stools recently because they were supposed to be pure white but were actually tented slightly green-ish.  And I would have to be creative because the seats were beige (knowing I can't handle anything too neutral!)  Here's the before pic -

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Nice enough, but too plain jane for my taste.  I found some great fabric (at the same furniture store and 1/2 off!) and spent about an hour recovering the cushions.  Here's how I did it -

First I unscrewed the cushion from the base

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Then I cut my fabric into squares - big enough to wrap around the cushion and lined up the cushion in the middle of the fabric.  Make sure to line up the pattern if you want all the stools to look the same.  I am not too big on matchy-matchy so I didn't worry about that step.

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Next pull the fabric very tight on the cushion and staple with a heavy duty staple gun.  I did 4 corners first to make sure the fabric was tight and even and then went around in a circle.

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It will look like this (trim all that excess fabric)  I forgot to take an after trimmed pic.

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Now screw the cushion back to the base, repeat for all four barstools, take them inside, and be proud of yourself:)

Here's a few shots of the finished product. (excuse the skittle wrapper.  I had to have a snack)

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Have you recovered anything recently??

-tuck

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