diy halloween: rosie the riveter

It's hard to believe halloween will be here
in less than two weeks!
(where is october going? ahh)

I seriously love dressing up for halloween..
but what i love more, is doing it on a budget!

this might be the easiest diy costume EVER to put together...
and let's be honest,
any opportunity to wear a
'canadian tuxedo' -- I'm game! 

you most likely have the majority of these items at home, or at least close to it.
but, whatever you do..get creative!

i made a handmade rosie headband available for purchase!
click HERE to go our etsy shop :)

i'd love to see how your diy costumes turn out,
so be sure to share them in the comments or with me on IG:

have fun!

weekend project: fridge makeover

happy wednesday. :)
as you might've seen on instagram I did a little project this weekend.
I decided to finally paint our fridge!
(like I had been talking/pinning about for months)
I quickly gathered up my supplies from the hardware store &
celebrated my last afternoon off (until june) with all things paint.
Currently, we have random chalkboards throughout our home,
but I really loved the idea of making our fridge into one.
(mainly for little notes + lists of every sort)
i dream in lists...weird.
here are some photos from this project..


who knew you can get chalkboard paint in a variety of different colors?
i chose classic chalkboard green, to be bold!
you can find black chalkboard paint HERE
or colored chalkboard paint to be mixed at your local hardware store.
next step was removing the handles &
taping this beast
in all the cracks & crevices
primer time!

& obviously a painting selfie gram was a must!
the fridge needed three coats of paint &
then 3 (LONG) days to dry completely.
so with that being the case, i filled the weekend up fast!
my brother was in town bowling in a tournament for penn state.
i finally got the opportunity to see him bowl live & meet his pals.

this kid makes me proud.
& these two fellas consumed the rest of my weekend.
(they're by far my favorite part)
(i'm a lucky lucky lady.)
 three days later:
back to the grind.

when you're using chalkboard paint,
you MUST "season" your surface.
this prevents the first markings you make
to not be burned into your board.
..make sense?

trust me, it works
and its incredibly messy to say the least.

the home stretch...

so thankful for this man & his helpfulness.

told ya, pretty messy ;)

 final step was wiping the surface clean
with a dry then damp rag.

there you go, folks.
that's how I spent my weekend.

it was a fairly easy project to complete,
you just have to be patient..
(which can be a stuggle, if you're anything like me)
if you decide to try this,
i'd love to know! :)
Oh and I made my first ever youtube video
..haha! (don't laugh too hard)
apparently my fridge is a SHE &
it surprisingly only took me one try for each clip.
watch out world, more videos to come! :)

have a really awesome day!