Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Christmas Sweater DIY

Okay, so each year since David and I have been RDs (except for our first year) we have hosted an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.  So. Much. Fun.  We always have a contest for the ugliest sweater, but we-as the Resident Directors never participate...in the voting that is.  We usually dress in ugly Christmas sweaters...David is so funny and such a great sport for the girls in our dorm. 

This year (well, December 2013), I decided I was going to make us cute shirts with our pictures on them...Thanks Pinterest for the idea!

Items Needed: 
  • T-shirt
  • Felt for elf clothing
  • Scissors
  • Printable iron-on (one sheet per elf)
  • Iron
  • Needle and Thread
  • Extra embellishments:  Pom Pom Ball for top of hat, fabric paint, bells, etc.

Step 1:  Print face photo onto a printable iron-on.
Step 2:  Cut out face and iron it onto a shirt.
Step 3:  Cut clothing for the elves...I used two felt tree skirts.
Step 4:  Sew the elf clothing in place on the shirt.

My Mom did all of the sewing! :)
Shout out to my Daddy for his help! :)
Peeling off the iron-on backing!
David and I at our Christmas Party! 
December 2013

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Drink. More. Water.

One of my goals on my last birthday, when I made a huge list of goals (you can read that post here) that I have completely failed miserably at accomplishing (so far!), was to drink more water.  Sounds easy enough, right?!  Well, I guess...if you LIKE WATER.  I have always struggled with drinking more water...until now.  I have found the solution...thanks, Pinterest!

Here it is, the solution you have all been waiting for...

Cucumber, Lemon, Mint Water...DELISH.  I have never really been a fan of cucumber OR lemon water OR really water in general, however the combination of the 4 together tastes so fresh and clean. 

Here's what I do...

Slice a cucumber, slice some lemon, and pluck off some mint leaves.  Add it to your bottle or pitcher, fill with water and viola!  You have a delicious glass of cucumber, lemon, mint water.

*Sidebar:  You want to prepare the water and let it set overnight in the fridge.  You also want to drink it while it is cold.  I learned from experience on this one...don't let it get room temperature...cold is best.