10 Graphic Tees for Summer

We’re going BOLDLY where no J. Sorelle lady has gone before…wearing graphic tees! We’re going to proudly wear our words on our chest this summer. Here’s some of our faves.

{always feeling the good vibes} Good Vibes T-Shirt, Urban Outfitters | {great song} Easy Like Sunday Morning, Nordstrom | {yep, that sounds about right} More Issues Than Vogue, OpenSky | {proud to be an American} National Leisure Top, ModCloth | {Matthew McConaughey, this one’s for you} Alright, Alright, Alright, Urban Outfitters | {once a whiskey girl. always a whiskey girl} Whiskey is Always, Urban Outfitters | {hell, yeah} Fun Brunette, Zappos | {amen, sista} Broke Up with Gym, Express | {we all have our moments} The Hottest Mess, Asos | {let’s get our zen on} Namaste Y’all, Urban Outfitters

DIY Sunglasses Picture Frame

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We have one cool Dad. He’s more than that – he’s honorable, loving, admirable and extraordinary. We have been so incredibly blessed. Tommy and Will are amazing father’s, too, that astound us everyday with their love and dedication. On Father’s Day, as we celebrate the men who rise up to the occasion to be not only a good father’s, but also good men, we have a DIY in mind for their all around cool vibes and picture perfect memories.

DIY Sunglasses Picture Frame

Materials:

  • Sunglasses {a pair from Target’s Dollar section would work great}
  • Photos
  • Scissors
  • Pen

Directions:

Punch out the glasses from the frame.

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Trace the frame on the photo.

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Cut out the photo.

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Insert the photo in the sunglasses frame, and the image should fit right where the glass was {in between the ridges}.

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Place on Dad’s favorite shelf or bring them to his office for an extra cool accessory.

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DIY Travel Mug for Your Favorite Teacher

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We run out the door every morning with a coffee in hand, so a good travel mug is a worthy investment. Teachers who choose to nurture, teach and discipline our children on a daily basis also deserve a good travel mug. Whether its tea or coffee, we want to make sure our teachers are fueled throughout the day with a memorable mug in hand. In the summer, when they are not in the classroom, they will be reminded of the difference they made in our children’s lives.

Instead of, “You taught me a lot,” we played with fun coffee lingo and turned it into, “You taught me a latte.”

Materials:

Directions:

Design and print your words on Silhouette software and print according to package instructions.

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Place painter’s tape over the design, and pull it up. The words should now be on the tape.

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Press the tape {with the words} onto the mug and use a straight-edge to smooth out any bubbles.

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Remove the tape, strip by strip, to reveal your design.

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Insert a gift card to Starbucks or a local coffee shop and voila.

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Thanks to Silhouette America for providing the vinyl for this DIY project. We would love them even if they didn’t. Thank you for supporting the companies that support us. 

DIY Retro Camper Planter

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Summer is on our minds. We can taste the refreshing sweetness of watermelon, and feel long summer nights in the air. In the summer, adventure awaits! Whether the adventure is at the pool, in the woods, on the road or in the air, we like to go, see and do with our kids.

In addition to the sense of adventure we’re feeling, we are also slightly obsessed with retro campers and airstream trailers. No, camping is not our forte. We take after our dad on that one, but if we had a retro camper, we may be convinced to venture into the wilderness. Jenna would most definitely have a pair of heels in tow.

Until that pretty, retro camper comes along, we will have to create our own DIY versions of them. This pink one is going to a special teacher about to venture out to a new school and job. This would also make a great gift for graduates and friends who love to travel.

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Materials:

Directions:

Print a retro camper, designed by the Silhouette America store. If you don’t have an electronic cutter, you can find one online, print, cut and trace.

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Roll out the clay, place camper shapes on the clay, and trace with an X-acto knife.

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Set the shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake in the oven according to package directions.

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Once shapes are cool, paint them.

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Let the paint dry. Assemble the retro camper with all the shapes and E-6000 glue. We made a yellow pennant flag banner, and love the playful look it adds to the camper.

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Buy or design a Hello Adventure design from Silhouette, and print the vinyl design according to package instructions.

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Place strips of painter’s tape over the top of the design, and remove. The text should now be on the tape.

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Place the tape {with text} sticky-side down on the planter, and use a straight-edge to remove any bubbles.

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Piece by piece, remove the painter’s tape, and the vinyl should stay on the planter. If your planter is wood like ours, you may have to use one finger to hold the vinyl in place as you pull the tape up.

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Add a liberal amount of glue to the back of the retro camper, and glue it to the planter. Let it dry for 12-24 hours so it doesn’t slide down.

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Plant a pretty plant.

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DIY Tropical Leaf Coasters

We took our minds on a trip to paradise recently. It didn’t cost much, and no flight was necessary.

OK, it’s not the real thing, but our DIY tropical leaf coasters have tropical vibes written all over them, and they take us back to wonderful memories on the beach. Curbly has all the details here.

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