Vintage Wrapped Hangers {College Prep}

We are still in college prep mode here: shopping, organizing, planning and creating small handmade items for my college-bound daughter. A couple of weeks ago, I made a vintage strip quilt; I loved the colors and vintage-vibe, so I used some of the same strips to create these sweet hangers. 

Vintage Wrapped Hangers. SugarBeans.org

On our most recent trip to Ikea, I picked up these sturdy wood hangers for $4. 

Ikea wood hangers. SugarBeans.org

After wrapping 8 of these hangers, I am in LOVE. Hopefully, my daughter will open her closet as she prepares for her day of classes and be reminded of some homeyness in the simple handmade goodies that hold her clothes. 

Vintage wrapped hangers. SugarBeans.org

Using a strip of fabric 1 inch in width helps it not buckle as you wrap; a thicker width can add some bulk and puckering. Keep the strips skinny. 

Vintage wrapped hangers. SugarBeans.org

A glue gun and your vintage strips are all the materials needed. Get in the zone; wrap and glue. Add a pom or tassel for some whimsy, and voila, a set of vintage wrapped hangers are ready to be gifted. 

Frozen Bananas {Summer Delights}

Frozen Bananas {Summer Delights}

We have a few family members that find dairy difficult to digest; a bummer for the summer months with ice cream being consumed in large quantities by most people in town. BUT, I have found frozen bananas make a wonderful substitute to the taste and texture of ice cream without the dairy and icky side effects that plague some of my loved ones. 

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Friday night bonfire with friends {come summer, come}

Friday night bonfire with friends {come summer, come}

I truly find so much JOY in my  home: in the cleaning, in the decorating, organizing and planning of meals + hosting friends for evenings of chats + nibbles. A warm contentment flows  when laughter, stories and food are shared with new friends, and old. This past Friday we invited a group of family + friends over for a hot dog roast and bonfire with smores {of course:}.

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May Happenings

May Happenings

This May has been a blur of activity and emotion. One son is running track, many are in the midst of final examinations and AP reviews + testing AND we have a daughter graduating tomorrow!! Pretty big + exciting life events for sure, but calendar filling all the same. Having a graduate means lots of grad parties as well. We have a tree in our dining room with some of these upcoming Open Houses:

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