that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

Hey, you! Christy here. I am just SO very glad you stopped by! There are at least a bazillion photos, adventures and projects for you to DIY - so grab a cupppa whatever your vice is, and stay a spell!

100+ Ways to reuse your old sweaters!

100+ Ways to reuse your old sweaters!

100+ Ways to Upcycle Old Sweaters!

The (probably-somewhat-boring) Backstory:

My Friends, I have been posessed.

Over the last week, I have been bitten by that nagging-can't-stop-myself-until-it's-finished-doesn't matter-how-many-other-things-are-going-undone madly organizing, cleaning out every nook and cranny bug. Some of you may think this is a good thing - but truly, it's overtaken my life. The things that have pressing importance NOW, have been woefully waylaid. Stupid OCD. However, I will continue to indulge this urge for a few more days since I find it invigorating - besides, removing this invisible weight from my shoulders should help me to do the things that actually HAVE to get done. Bills need paid, I need food..blah, blah... the universe doesn't really care that my drawers were out of order; it cares more if I am making a living.

Tangent aside -- yesterday I tackled my closet. Amidst the pile of giveaways were some gorgeous old sweaters that I just couldn't bear to part with. I found myself online, looking for inspiration to hit - wanting that 'perfect' way to honor them. I found a treasure trove of ideas and thought I'd take the time to share a few with you - won't you share some ideas too in the handy lil comments section?

my sweet sadie + i playing in the snow | Raleigh, North Carolina

See the sweater I am wearing? It will now be recycled.

Enough of my babbling -- on with the results of my recycled sweater projects hunt:

Books that are now on my wishlist:

Turning Sweaters into Functional Home Decor:

 Fashionable Ways to Re-Use those sweaters:

For our Furbabies:

 Cute Ideas Overload:

Because One Never Has Enough Supplies:

 Eye-Candy & Inspiration Abundance

I will dutifully keep you posted as I decide the fate of my old sweaters. There is something kind of magical about recycling these, keeping the memories contained in their forms alive - watching them metamorphosis. i dunno. It's a good way to look at life i think too - to take what we once were, and somehow make it all anew.

Beautiful. Just Beautiful.

Chrysti - who is longing to hear all your ideas, see your links & pics of recycled sweater ideas... won't you leave a comment ? Thanks!

P.S. - I keep updating this as I come across cool projects - know of one? Share! and I will add it asap.

Finish this sentence ...

Finish this sentence ...

:: extraordinary ::

:: extraordinary ::