Saturday, September 29, 2012

The B is Fancy

If you are viewing this through a reader hop on over to the fur real site so you can all see my makeover. B is for Becky got all fancy by xoSarah. I personally think it's the bomb diggity dot com. Hope you do to!

Friday, September 28, 2012

(Weekend DIY) T-Shirt Yarn

Welcome to the first Weekend DIY from B is for Becky! Since my husband calls me a craft addict I wanted to share the wealth of my addiction with you! Hopefully these projects will give you the inspiration to get crafty over the weekend!

What I am currently working on requires t-shirt yarn so I have perfected the art of cutting up a tee! Here we go:

 Step 1: Fold your t-shirt almost in half. Leave approximately two inches on the unfolded side.

Step 2: Cut off the hem or rip out the stitches. 

Step 3: Cut 3/4" to 1" strips in the fabric up the the end of the folded end. Do not cut the whole way across the t-shirt. A rotary cutter does make this job faster but it can be done with scissors. Once you hit the arms of the t-shirt cut the entire way across the shirt to take the arms off.

Above is what you should have once you are finished cutting the strips and after cutting the arms off.

Here is the t-shirt unfolded after the strips have been cut. The t-shirt is still connected the one side so we can make a continuous yarn.  

 Step 4: With scissors cut the side of the shirt to make the continuous run. Match the strips diagonally. You should end up with one strand of t-shirt!

Step 5: Get to work! T-shirt yarn can be used for a number of knitting and crochet projects. I will be posting my own t-shirt yarn project as soon as it's complete!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Road Trip 2012: Gatlinburg

Road Trip 2012 2nd Stop : Gatlinburg, TN

We didn't really have a clue as to what Gatlinburg was about. We thought we were headed into the mountains, which we did, but we ended up in tourist trap of neon lights. Our camp ground was a short distance from both the Smokey Mountain National Park and the town of Gatlinburg so we got to experience it all. The shops in the town reminded me of my beach spot only with out the salty air and sun tans. It was fun to walk around for a night or two but we are very happy that we missed the crazy tourist season there. That happened the night before we rolled into town.

Have you ever been to the smokey town of Gatlinburg? What did you think?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wedding Photo Download

I'm sure you all remember the wedding I was president of last month. The professional photographs are back and I wanted to share my favorites with you!

All photos are presented by Stephanie Nericcio Photography

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Only Wear Blue

Finding a pair of jeans that fits is like the hardest thing for me. Now that I have a style of jeans that fits satisfactory I should wear them. So today I wore them with every other piece of blue clothing in my wardrobe and gave some love to my blue bike. There's nothing like matching.

P.S. The denim is from JCrew Outlet.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Road Trip 2012: Shenandoah National Park

Once your off the Skyline Drive that's where the true awesomeness of Shenandoah National Park shows it's face. Jonathan and I hiked a few trails in the park, nothing long or major but it was nice to spend the day in nature. The best trail was Bearfence trail. The trail head gave us warnings of a "rock scramble" and we weren't exactly sure what rock scrambling was but we were excited to find out. It was climbing, hiking and balancing on rocks and cliffs to get to the visa point. I finally got to use some of my amateur rock climbing skills in for real nature. There is something crazy thrilling about standing on top of a rock, on top of a mountain and seeing beautiful sky views in every direction. Of course the pictures don't do the view or my excitement justice.