Weekend, Schmeekend

Due to torrential downpours and hurricane-force winds, most of our weekend was spent indoors driving each other crazy. P successfully covered an ENNNN-TIRE wall with a crayon masterpiece (sounds cute and funny, but really wasn't), G combined all our iTunes accounts (this is, apparently, very difficult to do) and I started about ten projects and only finished two (lame ones, at that).

The first...well, I bought this cute shirt. I took it out to wear for the first time, stuck it under the iron and the material just melted. It actually disintegrated before my eyes (evidence pictured below).
Rather than tossing, I decided to find a cool applique to cover the hole. I mean, I haven't used an applique since Girl Scouts, but I was pretty sure fabric stores sell some pretty trendy ones. And, I was right! I actually like the shirt better now than before. However, it will be forever wrinkled since I won't be ironing this bad boy again. (Note: This was actually an iron-on applique. So, I used only the tip of a warm iron without steam.)
And, the second...our bathroom mirror in the master bath just does not fit. You know what I mean? It's a fine mirror, it works, it looks OK. But, it just doesn't have any charm - it would fit just as well in a chain hotel bathroom. Buying a new one isn't in the cards, so I added a little bling-da-bling.

It's nothing drastic, but it makes a huge difference - just makes it look less blah and more, I don't know, vintage-y, one-of-a-kind. If you've got a BORE-ing mirror in need of a jazzy makeover, make your way to the scrapbook aisle at a craft store, find the adhesive "crystals" and adhere to mirror with Elmer's glass glue (also found at craft store). I measured and marked where I wanted them beforehand with a permanent marker so they weren't positioned all honky-donkey. Only apply a teensy-weensy of glass glue to the back of the crystal - the smallest amount is enough to make it stick for the next decade (and you clean them and the entire mirror with glass cleaner, no problem).

Hope y'all made it through the storm without any damage and have a beautiful last-week-of-summer!

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