Got something to hide? 2013 Swim Suit Edition

If you’ve got something to hide, an insecurity, something you see but no one else really does, keep reading. I hope to help you overcome that during this ‘hot as hell’ Summer.

(OMG watch this, I just reminded myself of this hilarious video I saw on YouTube-WARNING: Foul Language Alert!)

Squirrel! Sorry. 😉

I’m sure it’s nothing! No big deal and NO not everyone (NO ONE) is staring at you. The right type of bathing suit can flatter any woman. I think these vintage bathing suits will look great on any body type. Enjoy the Summer and say “screw you!” to whatever makes you look in the mirror twice. Unless of course you are admiring yourself. Which is perfectly healthy. For about 30 seconds. 😉

Here are some legit vintage swim suits….(Out with the old-even though they rock!)

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The lovely Marilyn Munro in a two piece.

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A curvy Marilyn.

In with the New vintage inspired look…

When I set out to find a vendor for “new”  vintage swim wear I came across Unique Vintage and fell in love. My search ended quickly.

Here are just a few I picked out to share with you from the vast selection found at Unique-Vintage.com

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Prices range from $64-100 and sizes range from Small-5X depending on style.

Just for fun…

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Vintage swim caps. Got a jacked up hair cut? Odd shaped head? Maybe you just got your hair did. Or you want to (re)set a new trend. Slap a cap on that dome and rock it sista. These are also from Unique Vintage.

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Hats $42.00 @ Unique Vintage

Vintage inspired wedges by Matiko.

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Platform sandals are a great way to elongate those stems.

Last but certainly not least, my favorite accessory, sunglasses. The bigger the better.

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HAPPY SUMMER–XoXo, Jessi

Not just a globe. The repurpose possibilities.

I have a fascination with globes. I am trying to decide which project I will tackle with the  first vintage globe I purchased from the Goodwill ($3.00!) Which is your favorite? Here is a compilation from the almighty Pinterest machine. (Follow me on Pinterest!)

Repurpose into a light fixture.

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Modge Podge, Paint and/or decorate.

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Decorative Bowl

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And you know I love a little (or alotta!) BLING!

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I know I don’t have the patience for this, so how about someone just make this one for me? 🙂

If you have any other globe repurpose ideas, please post to my Facebook, send to me on Pinterest or email. Thanks Loves!

XoXo, Jessi

Night light closet!

ImageI thought I’d try something different tonight. I have never have a problem getting my daughter to sleep during her day time nap but a lot of times at night she sits up and just won’t go to sleep. I wondered if I recreated the light (the best I could without the actual light being on in the room) maybe she would feel more comfortable. This is what I did. And it worked like a charm.
*****READ*****PLEASE only do this if you are 100% sure it’s safe. I used a very small lamp with small wattage. There is nothing hanging in the closet or anything that could possibly fall onto it. It is a large open space with plenty of breathing room. (See ‘inside’ photo). I’m sure this can be done with one of those portable round push lights instead, which I will look into doing myself.
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INSIDE the CLOSET
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Punkin’s closet has not yet been painted and fabbed since we moved in. This is plainly just to show you the inside arrangement of the dresser and lamp. (Minus all the stuff in there.)
USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT ON THIS ONE> XoXo, Jessi

A review I had to share (NOT a paid post)

First, let me just start off by saying I was not paid to review this item nor was I encouraged for monetary reasons to write any of the following. I wish I’d get paid for my reviews and opinions. Hehe. Call me! ;P

For months I’ve been saying how much I want to own a Shark Steam Mop and still would like to try it out. I’ve used a Swiffer Wet Jet for many years and it seemed to be ok. But honestly, felt like it was  expensive to have when it came to replacing the solution it required to clean the floor and the pads you had to buy. I would always go behind after “cleaning” the floor with an old towel to dry and get the dirty Swiffer juice that just got pushed around. EW!

Today, I came across something, that may or may not have been out for a while. But it’s one of those “duh!” moments. Of course we need this and I imagine the inventor is sitting on a yacht somewhere sipping on pina coladas. I’m talking about the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop.

TrashTalkinJessiThere are so many features that stand this mop above all the rest but what caught my eye right away was the clear bottle in which you could add whatever cleaning solution you’d like. In my house, I prefer all non-toxic/eco friendly cleaning supplies. A lot of times I just use hot as ‘all get out’ water and vinegar. Not only do I prefer my own solutions, but I REALLY love saving money. Not having to buy the Swiffer “juice” was a huge selling point.

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Other things you wont have to purchase include expensive batteries and the pads.

As far as the functionality goes the ‘Reveal’ wins again. It’s not cheap feeling when you hold it. It seems built to last and as though there was some thought put into it. There is a nice, thick, soft grip for those tough spots. The squeeze for spray is manual like a spray bottle, which is nice because it spritzes. I really enjoyed that because it simply did not put any  more liquid down than necessary to clean the dang floor. I had no need to follow my mopping with a towel because not only was there nothing to sop up but the pad is basically a micro fiber type towel. So that cuts my work in half. The floor practically dries immediately.

Misc-The pad is probably twice the size of the Swiffer also cutting down your cleaning time.

For $20 bucks you can’t go wrong.

Now for the negative. The only problem I’ve had with it is (I’ve only used it once, soo…), it seems to lose pressure after a few pumps so I had to remove the bottle to get air back into it so I could spray again. I’m not sure if that was because the water was hot “as all get out” or if it’s a defect in the mechanism. A review from another person on Google said the same thing :/ EVEN so, I still love the mop even if it did not have the spray all together. I just sprayed my solution that I had already mixed in a bottle and went about my business.

Overall, I’d say it’s worth the purchase. If you are looking to buy this mop, make sure to Google coupons. I saw several coupons and up to half off for this while looking for photos to place on here for you guys.

Have you tried it? What are your thoughts?

XoXo, Jessi

UPDATE: Per Rummermaid’s website.

First, I saw this…Awwww 😦

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But then I saw this and said, “Yay!” Maybe they heard our cries (; and improved the spray thinger jigger and it will be perfect! I’m going to return mine and spend the extra $10 to get the new and improved one. This time, I can say it’s worth it to get the new version. Even though I would have happily settled with the original. Also, they’ve added a scrubber to this one. How much can one really go on about a mop, eh? That’s about it 😉

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Behind the scenes: Painted lamp & shades from BtB Home Decor

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Subjects: A brass lamp from Goodwill and 2 lamp shades from a thrift store.

Total investment was less than $4!

Here is how you can transform a boring old lamp and shade with only spray paint.

First, I used left over spray paint from another project because it didn’t really take much for all the shades and lamp.

I didn’t know I was going to blog about this DIY project, so forgive me for not showing every single step .

For the lampshades, I first spray painted starting from the bottom making sure to have thorough coverage and less towards the middle where I stopped with the first color. Next, I chose another color and started from the top. Again making sure to have complete and thorough coverage to then a mixture of both in the middle where the colors meet. You should end up with an ombre effect.

You could choose to use several more  colors if you’d like. I was happy with two for this project.

Lamp shade #1:

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This guy wanted to join the party but Daddy saved the day and I saved his life. I insisted he live and just get the boot. Lucky little (big ass) fella!

Lamp shade #2:

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I used the same process, however, I got too excited and got too close with the yellow. This caused a noticeable blob/circular spot of yellow paint. The only way I saw fit to fix this was to make it look intentional. I just mimicked the boo boo all the way around. Not completely satisfied with the appearance, I just grabbed a paint brush and blended all the way around again. This gave it a cool hand painted look. (Well, duh, right?)

The lamp:

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Easy as pie. Spray paint in any color you love. I wrapped an old towel (because that’s all that as nearby) around the electrical cord when painting.

Ta-Da!

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Bonus Material-I did this shade probably a year ago. I painted it with old paint from a can that was left at our old rental home. Crazy how it matches. Also, the solid color kind of rocks! 😉 What do you think?

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We’ll call this one Ocean Wave.

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A friendly suggestion…wear gloves 😉

XoXo, Jessi

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