BWG Crossroads

Aug. 2nd, 2016

BWG is at a crossroads. An intersection. Well, some sort of road/highway/travelling metaphor. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and that’s because creating original content for videos can be time intensive. I love love love doing it, but working full-time and all the other life stuff going on certainly gets in the way. I’ve decided going forward to have a mix of videos, written and linked content. That way I can have original material I’m passionate about more often on the blog. Videos are definitely my favorite to create, but this gives me a break to not be editing all night after work, making my “cameraman” film me every Saturday and Sunday, etc. I am excited to be back on the regular with the blog in a way that is doable with my lifestyle. I hope you guys will like the new stuff to come!

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DIY Lace up flats

Jul. 26th, 2016

I was on a quest over the last month for lace up flats. I think they are adorable and perfect for summer/fall weather. That being said, the ones I’ve liked are 150-200 bucks and I can’t fork over that kind of cash for something I’m “feeling” but don’t need. Heck, even for flats I need I’m not sure I can justify that much.

I looked to the gods of pinterest for inspiration and they showed me the way. This is such a simple DIY project it almost seems silly that anyone should pay money for an expensive version of these flats. I got a nice pair on sale from The Gap ($15 to be exact!) because I wanted a comfortable pair that would last awhile.

Thank you, pinterest gods. You never fail me.

BWG House!

Apr. 20th, 2016

I bought a house! A real, top floor, attic-style house. And I love it. But it’s a tricky space and needs some definite work to make it a home. There will be an episode about each home improvement/DIY project I do in here, but before I get to the projects I want to show you the real before.

Please excuse the echoes. I don’t have furniture yet, so it sounds like I’m in a wind tunnel. Maybe it’s time to invest in a microphone?…or perhaps just some furniture.

 

DIY Anthropologie Pom Pom Knockoff!

Apr. 5th, 2016

I am a sucker for Anthropologie. Trust me when I say that it is a dangerous game for me to go into that store. When I enter I’m always filled with the feeling, “Yes. This is my life. This is what my life should be.” I need these clothes so that I can be effortlessly stylish. All the home goods are a must because – how on earth was I entertaining without them?? And, while I admit that Anthro has things that I can never DIY knockoff, there is one item that I’ve seen used over and over again that costs nothing to make. The pom pom. You may not have realized it, but Anthro puts the yarn pom pom on bookmarks, hats, curtains, table setting cards – you name it. And now, rather than spending 20 bucks or more on a yarn poof for something you should already own because how else did people know where to sit at your dinner parties…You can make it!

There are so many ways to use the pom pom, but I show two quick and easy decor/practical uses.

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I would love to see the creative ways you use them, so please post and share!

DIY Inking Ceramic Mug

Feb. 9th, 2016

 

Alcohol inks meet ceramics in the most glorious way. If you have 20 minutes and a few bucks you can afford this project. Watch below and enjoy!