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Cambie Wedding Dress [part 4]

Just a quick update on the dress. I had some time yesterday to pull apart that awful blue chiffon, and I had another go with the white chiffon. I used two 120cm lengths so the gathering was only 2x the width of the fabric.

I also used some heavy satin for the waistband instead of the other scrap I used last time. I’m happy to report it sits a lot better.

However (surprise surprise) it’s still not…

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The Busy Girl’s Guide to having a Jungle Body!

Originally posted on THEJUNGLE BODY BLOG:

The first thing most people say to me when it comes to losing weight or working out is “I just don’t have the time!”. Usually my answer to this is

“being fit is not meant to be easy…hardly any people just have spare hours in the day…you aren’t meant to have time – you have to make time”.

Often the fittest people are the busiest. Just look at the…

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Cambie Wedding Dress [part 3]

Please click here to read part 2 

Today I set out to make a whole dress from start to finish. As I mentioned before, I found some of the fabric I loved but in pink so I could do a test run to see how it sits. I had also purchased some peach skin for lining instead of the “plasticy” lining I was using before. From today I’ve at least learned that I LOVE the fabric its so soft and pretty :)


So I…

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Cambie Wedding Dress [part 2]

To read Part 1 please click here

Picking some fabric

Well now I had a lovely dress to make, I needed some fabric. I walked into Spotlight basically only knowing that I wanted white. I had no idea there were so many different types of “white dressy fabric”. Not only are there so many types of fabric, there are so many types of white. Even the same name in different fabrics was different. I spent…

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Cambie Wedding Dress [part 1]

Welcome to part 1 of my blog on sewing my dress! I have enjoyed reading other’s sewing adventures so I thought I would share my own project.


When we started planning our wedding about 3 months ago I decided that I would make my own dress. I have an unfortunate problem of being REALLY fussy.. and REALLY hating every single wedding dress I have ever seen in my life. I have spent endless…

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Entertainment Book 2013|2014 savings

For the past year we have been using the Entertainment book, and it turns out we did make quite a few savings! overall we got a total of $238 in discounts :)

Here are some of the reviews from the past year

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I just saw this really cute idea for making little baskets out of paper plates


The great thing about paper plates is you can draw on them easily to decorate them however you like, or easily attach embellishments like these..


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great new song from Kasabian!!


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How to Clean Stubborn Carpet Stains with an Iron and Vinegar


great tip!

Originally posted on Homemaker Chic:

Another Pinterest win! I’m always out to debunk supposedly easy pinterest tips, and I’m pleased as punch when one turns out to work as simply as they said! Here’s a REALLY easy way to get stains out of your carpet. This works for organic stains like dirt and food. Be careful if you’re trying this with dyes or ink as the vinegar can…

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18 Awesome Things To Do When It’s Cold Outside


Some great ideas now the freezing cold weather has set in!

Originally posted on Pepperminting:

Yeah… it’s like, really cold in Chicago right now.

With schools closed and flights delayed, I brainstormed a list of 18 fun things you can do when there is a lack of any warmth in the air. Let the hibernation commence!

18 Things

1. Sell Your Stuff Online

Make an “I’ll die without this” and “I…

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