Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bleached Jean Shirt & Making Waves

Today, I was super productive. if you count being crafty and doing my hair and make-up being productive. Which, I do. So, you may or may not have noticed lately but bleached denim is quite the trend right now. Its a little hipster a little rock n roll and a LOT, mom. Well. this mom anyway. I have been on the hunt for the perfect bleached denim top and I have found quite a few that I like, but then I see the price tag and its like 20 bones, and Im like, Really? Come on, you kinda just spilled some bleach on your grandmas gardening shirt.. Psh. I can do THAT. So, I did. Went to the thrift store, while I was in Utah, because out here, they are priced like target. Um, hello, I am not spending seven dollars on a shirt no one wants, when I can get a brand new one from like H&M. Anyway, I picked up this little gem for $4, and it was peeeerrrrfect. Just what I needed. Here is the before and the after...
Bam! Love it. I did it by filling up a small bucket with warm water. Got the shirt wet, this is an important part, it helps the distribution of your "dye" to spread evenly. Otherwise the fabric is bone dry and sucks up all the liquid, too fast. I let the top half of the shirt hang over the edge, into the sink, and left the bottom submerged. I wanted mine super white so I left it in over night. About 9 hrs.
I couldnt wait to try it on and take pics.. so here we are, shirt and I. Me fresh out of the shower... signature bun and all...
Btw. As you can tell, I am taking this picture in the mirror, so dont mind the dirty baby finger print smudges covering my face. How those scoundrels reached that high is beyond me.

Here is a close up. I love how it bled up the collar.

And then as an added bonus.. I got ready for the day, and took some more pictures.. Hooray for mini photo shoots.
Don't mind me, just takin pics at 6 o clock at night... Next time it will be outside, I just couldnt wait to post!
Oh and I found a fabulous tutorial on how to curl your hair to make it lovely and wavy... Over at CaraLoren.
fun blog, beautiful girl, cute baby. Her blog is def one to check out. And mini side note, I went to High School with her Hus. Small world.
Once I finished my hair I took about a million photos, its not easy to get a good one, by yourself, in the bathroom. I did have my 4 year old, try to take some for me, I even had him stand on the bed so we were the same height. Still a fail. Sooo, these are the few I chose, and I am going to apologize in advance, for not being sorry that half of them are the duck face.. Sorry not sorry, boys..

Here I am , thinking, "if only I had a better camera." Which reminds me, any camera companies, want to give me one to do a review on??
Oh and I made a healthy fruit smoothie with almond milk, for me and the babes. It was nast. I think it was the kiwi that killed it. Looked good though.
Last but not least, we took our kids to the Del Mar Racetrack, where you drive on the track and look at lights.

The kids loved it, and we did too, the first two times, the third time around we all were about crying... Fun night. Now, I have to go decorate for my little ones bday.

He will be 4 tomorrow. 12.12.12.... And I want him to wake up to a lovely decorated house.
xoxo, Janean

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  2. darling!

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    get posting woman! i love your blog! :0) xox hill


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