Last year he was a leopard (used a thrift store leopard tank). He has also been a lady bug and rock star on various Halloweens. This year he is going as a dinosaur!
I found this Children's Place costume at t local thrift store, cut out the belly section , used the scraps to make a tie across the chest, and snipped off the back feet to use as "socks" for this back legs.
As you can tell, he is thrilled with the results :)
I found this oil painting at a local thrift store for $3. I was drawn to its size and misty fog over the water. I knew it would be perfect for a painting revamp that I had in mind.
After finding this perfect (and cheap) painting, all I had to do was add an appropriate quote over top the painting in white craft paint.
I just free-handed the quote, so this project took all of 5 minutes to do :) I love how it turned out! It reminds me to be thankful for and frequently visit the beautiful mountains we have here in East Tennessee.
Aaron and I have somehow worked most of our summer break away on house updates, so to keep from starting a new project, we went camping! Aaron wanted to visit Greenville, SC, so we chose a campground that we thought was close. Turns out that 36 miles on back-roads equals FOREVER. So, that plan didn't really turn out as I had pictured, but Devil's Fork State Park was gorgeous.
Clearwater lake view from the campground
We rented a canoe from an on-site rental company. This was my absolute favorite part of the trip. I have never ridden in a canoe and neither has Hank, but we both loved it. We only turned Aaron over once :P
Breakfast and view from our campsite (the lake is behind the trees).
Whitewater Falls was about a 30 min drive from our campground ; it was well worth it!
Sadly, it was our last trip in The Jones :( We loved the camper, but hated the door ( it was extremely hard to open and close due to an off-center frame). We tried to fix it/live with it, but in the end, we decided to sell it so that I can find a new one to fix up (with a sound frame and door). I'm very sad our first camper is gone, but I'm happy that we doubled our money on it!
The search for a new vintage camper has resumed....
Instead of paying tons for fabric to make new curtains for our vintage camper, I hit up my local thrift store on a sale day and brought home a bag full of flannel shirts for $2.
Then I cut all of the large portions off and lined them up.
Then I sewed them together one by one and added a loop thingy at the top to put the curtain rod through.
It only took me about one hour to do this project, and I absolute adore my custom made curtains for our little camper :)
Also, while I was at it, I took a flannel skirt , made one cut (cut the waist off) and sewed a pillow out of it. Love.