Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Brooch lovin' {simple DIY}

If I'm being honest with myself I have to admit that I don't get out of the house as much as real cool people. I mean I run and walk every day if that counts. But seeing the inside of a restaurant or a small downtown shop doesn't happen as often as this mama would like. However, we have been trying to go once a week to get brick oven pizza and enjoy a little "out of the house time" together, followed by a family walk and sharing cookies. It has been amazing. Since we do a lot of walking these particular evenings, a light sweater or jacket is always in tow (thanks to the Northern California summer chill). I like to try to find ways to deck out my jackets and add some bling. A gal's gotta look cute when she goes to town. Besides, I like to pretend I'm stylish for an evening. Hence, this little butterfly brooch was born yesterday afternoon in time for a night out.

This is how an ordinary butterfly from the floral section of the craft store became a dazzling gold brooch, it's quite the Cinderella story.

Could it be any easier? I just used things I had around the house. A craft store butterfly, Gold spray paint by Rustoleum, a broken hair pin from my wedding, hot glue, a pin for the back and BAM instant pocket decor.

Do you like my superhero stance in the picture above? Kuddos to the Hubs for capturing that. I also wanted to say thanks to all of you who were so sweet to make me feel good about my dress purchase yesterday. Your words are beyond motivating and encouraging. I also want to clarify that I agree with all of you that a size 8 is NOT big and I too hate that Hollywood makes us feel that way sometimes. I was just saying for those who thought that might not be small enough, it is just PERFECT for me and sometimes feels so unobtainable but I'm gonna keep on fightin'. So much love to all of you.



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