• The Good Life Dress 1
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    The Good Life Dress

    Hi everybody!  I have fun fun FUN news for you all! I’ve been hinting about a project I’ve been working on that I think you’ll all really love. Well…It’s HERE!  Here’s the dealio: One of our clients at my day job at Riggs Partners is Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. They’ve just rolled out something pretty special. 🙂 I hereby introduce you to the NEW Good Life Blog! We’re a community of bloggers that came together through a shared passion for DIY projects, Décor, Fashion, Sustainability, and (of course) Goodwill. This is a collaborative blog, a space for some of the most knowledgeable thrifting and DIY experts to…

  • One Dress, Three Ways II…and Good News! 5
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    One Dress, Three Ways II…and Good News!

    Wow.  You guys are terrible guessers.  😉 Nope…still haven’t found my house yet (I’m looking!  I’m looking!). Nope…Mark and I are not engaged (We’ve only been dating since October…geez! 😉 ) I can’t believe NO ONE guessed my news! As a lot of you know, I love writing.  I love writing this blog, as well as all my freelance work.  The hardest thing for me over the last couple of years was feeling like this would always be just a part-time gig, and that I’d never get to be creative in my work life…ever.  Last week, a good friend of mine said it perfectly over after-work drinks: “You’re doing your…

  • My First Pecha Kucha! 9
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    My First Pecha Kucha!

    A few months ago I was asked to present at a Pecha Kucha. What is a Pecha Kucha, you ask? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it: PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa],[1] chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).[2][3]   I’m a nervous public speaker, but I’m trying to get over it.  And of course the best way to do that is to actually speak in public.  As the day got closer and closer I…

  • The Best Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress EVER: A DIY/Upcycle 13
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    The Best Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress EVER: A DIY/Upcycle

    When a staffer at our local newspaper, The State contacted me and asked if I’d like to do an Ugly Christmas Sweater refashion for them to feature in their Life & Style section, I of course said yes. What followed was some 40 or so emails where they wanted me to either make a tacky sweater normal or make a normal sweater tacky (How uninspired!) and me refusing to do that and instead insisting on making a ballgown out of a BUNCH of Christmas sweaters. I’m very stubborn.  🙂 I don’t have a full tutorial of this refashion, but here are some behind-the scenes pics: And here’s a video from…

  • The Sewing Party!!!! 17
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    The Sewing Party!!!!

    Hey there!  Wanna party with me?  🙂 One of the most frequent questions I get is, “Why don’t you ever do any videos?” Well…I (with the help of some creative and camera-savvy pals) made one! But wait…THERE’S MORE!  🙂   That’s right!  This Saturday, November 8 you are cordially invited to the first-ever all-day online DIY event EVER!!!!! Thousands of DIY-ers will gather for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes taught online by leading bloggers and educational experts. It’s all about Connecting. Crafting. And Creating. Attendees will have access to more than 30 online classes available on the day of the event and for an additional 90 days.…