Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Goodwill Love

Sweetwater Style is all about thrifty shopping and Goodwill is definitely one of my favorites.
In fact, I even have a tab called Goodwill Hunting that gives tips for shopping this great thrifty source.

I realized that it has been a while since I shared some of my "finds" at the thrift store.
That doesn't mean I haven't been to Goodwill on a regular basis! In fact, I try to get there at least once a week.
I usually go on Wednesdays and join all the other "seniors" for the 25% discount day!
Or...I take a load of donations and use the 25% off coupon that you get with your receipt!


 
My latest trip to "Boutique Bonne Volonté" (that is Goodwill for the uninitiated) was pretty successful.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

No Sew Tailored Bedskirt Tutorial

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new comforter set for the guest bedroom. It isn't fancy schmancy...just a "bed in a bag" deal from Target.

The price was right.
So  into the cart it went.

When I got home....
I took the bedding out of the bag.

It looks great

The print is nice.
It is an update that still works with the paint color in the room.

The texture of the fabric is really soft and smooth.





I was super happy with my purchase.....until....I unfolded the bedskirt.
That is....if you can call a sleazy, lightweight piece of gray fabric a skirt!
There was no pleating or gather to the thing.
It hardly covered the edge of the bed and gapped at the corners.
I knew I would have to upgrade this in short order.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Free Graphic Design Tool




I have always been fascinated by graphic design.
I admire people who can DIY their own beautiful graphic designs.
I am NOT one of those people!


That is why I am so in love with CANVA!
This on-line graphic design tool is free with sign up.




What Is Canva?
Canva is a free tool that is available over at Canva.com which you can use to create graphic designs.

The tool is designed to make designing simple and provides templates that are very professional looking.

There are posters, flyers, cards, facebook headers, instagram, and so many more.

I am obsessed with the photo collage and the posters.

You can also make a custom sized graphic for almost any purpose.






Friday, January 13, 2017

Styling Shelves is SO Hard for me

Do any of you struggle with styling shelves?
I certainly do.
I always set out with great aspirations.
I always think that I will pare down and come up with a cleaner more open look.

BUT.....I sort of have THIS problem!



Case in point.....

All of these shiny objects called to me from the thrift store shelves.

I love interesting pieces of silver plate.  Especially when I can have them for around $5 a shot!

The collection is growing....

It lives on the shelves in the dining room.




I have a love hate relationship with these shelves! 
I want the pieces on display and easy to get at.
We use them all the time. 
BUT
Organizing/styling them is always a challenge.
I decided that this time I would get it right!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

My One Word: Enchantment

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My ONE WORD for 2017 is.....wait for it.....

The message at our Christmas Eve service this year was focused on ways to find enchantment in a disenchanted world.