So, I haven’t mentioned yet that we are going on vacation in less than two weeks. Well, we are. I’m so excited!! We really never vacation anywhere (unless you’re counting the occaisional 4 hour trip to Austin to visit family and friends).
I feel very fortunate that my husband works for an amazing company that rewards it’s employees with a yearly trip for two if they meet or exceed that year’s goals. He earned the trip last year as well (which was to Hawaii!) but since crafty baby was only a couple of months old we decided not to go. ! I know! I have been kicking myself ever since. In my defense, I was under the influence of post-partum hormones and, at the time, couldn’t figure out how to get enough darn milk pumped to fill her little belly for an entire week.
We decided early on that if he earned the trip this year we would go, no matter what. I was happy to learn that this year’s trip is to the Bahamas resort Atlantis. We are taking Jonathan since he is definitely old enough to enjoy the fun, crafty baby will stay home with the grandmas (so thankful for that!).
Why am I rambling on about my vacation and how does this concern you?
Glad you asked
I’d really like to have some cute summery things to wear while we’re gone and (thankfully) my summer clothes from last year are a bit too large (still workin on those last few baby pounds). This prompted me to scour the globe (ok, the internet) in search of some ways to spruce up and add to what I’ve got on the cheap cheap. I found tons of great tutorials so I figured I would share the love with you and my fellow bloggers by compiling a linky list of my favorites. Here they are in no particular order
I’ll defintely be making this tomorrow. A super simple and super cute beach cover-up from Bored & Crafty. LOVE
How about this gorgeous lemony skirt from Growing Home? Cute, huh?
I’m loving this Golden Oatmeal knit dress from Cation Designs. Sooo pretty.
This is probably the simplest of all and I love it! LeAna from A Small Snippet shows you how to make this dress long or short.
A must have beach bag from Elle Apparel. Cute Cute Cute.
I know there are so many more great ones out there but, I must say good bye and make dinner for my sweet family. On the menu tonight, Balsamic glazed chicken breast, caramelized brussel sprouts and spicy roasted cauliflower. I’ll share those recipes with you tomorrow
P.S. Please leave a link in the comments if you know of any good summer gear tutorials!