My DIY Gilmore Girls Shirts

My DIY Gilmore Girls Shirts

 

In honor of the upcoming Gilmore Girls reboot, I made these screen printed Luke’s Diner shirts for my sister and I.

 

Today I am heading up to my sister’s house for the week and wanted to surprise her with a Gilmore Girls themed shirt since we are both really excited to watch the new episodes. I’d looked for shirts to buy online but some of the nicer ones were expensive, and I figured I could try to make the shirts myself instead. I’d seen a tutorial on how to screen print at home using a vinyl cutter and had been wanting to give it a try.

 

It was a really simple process. The hardest part was finding screen printing ink, which I eventually found at Blick. I picked up some soft, basic long sleeved tees at Target, got organza and an embroidery hoop,  pulled my Silhouette Cameo out of the closet and got to work. I used the organza and hoop to make a sort of screen and the vinyl worked as a stencil for the paint. This tutorial explains the process much better than I can The whole process, including cutting the vinyl, took less than 30 minutes and the ink was dry within an hour.

 

My DIY Gilmore Girls Shirts

 

My sister’s shirt came out a little darker than mine, and some of the lines could be cleaner, but for less than $15 each, I’m pretty happy with the results. I cant wait to wear our shirts while eating junk food and reuniting with Lorelei and Rory.

DIY, Style

I’m Losing My Hair

I'm Losing My Hair

 

A few days ago, I frantically came to the realization that I had been denying for months – I’m losing my hair.

 

Over the past 4 months, I’ve noticed that I’ve been shedding more than normal. After I wash my hair, the drain is covered and my hairbrush has to be cleaned weekly, when before I could go months before it was full of hair. I’d been telling myself I was imagining it, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s looking back at me in the mirror. Any hopeful doubt I had disappeared when I got my hair cut this weekend, and my hair stylist agreed I was shedding more than normal.

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Beauty

Getting Into the Spirit of Halloween

As far as I’m concerned, Halloween is the best holiday there is. Every year I look forward to decorating the house, picking out candy, and when I have the time, coming up with a fun costume. Here are some of the ways I’m getting into the spirit of Halloween this year:

 

1| The first thing I did at the start of October was add some Halloween flair to the entryway table. I smile every time I walk in the front door and see it.

 

Getting Into the Spirit of Halloween

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Fall

Our Trip to Louisville

A few weeks ago David and I made  a road trip to Louisville. David collects bourbon and for his birthday in June I promised him we could go do the Bourbon Trail this fall. I’m not a fan of bourbon, but I was happy to be the designated driver while he got to do tastings and hunt for rare bottles.

 

Our first stop was Bardstown. We’d left Atlanta on Thursday afternoon and got to Bardstown around 2am. I slept in on Friday while David got up at 6am to go wait in line for a special release of some rare bourbons at Heaven Hill Distillery and Willett Distillery. After snagging a few bottles, he picked me up and we headed into town to grab some breakfast. After breakfast, we headed back to Willett so he could show it to me and to see if he could get some more bottles. The rick houses where they store the bourbon were creepy as hell. I thought they looked like an old prison or mental hospital.

 

Our Trip to Louisville

Outside Willett

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Travel

My Favorite Fall Traditions

Over the years, David and I have started some fall traditions that I now look forward to every year.

 

1| Pumpkin Patch – Visiting a pumpkin patch may be my favorite of our fall traditions. We go out, find the perfect pumpkin, and cut it off the vine. We usually spend a good amount of time disagreeing on which is the perfect pumpkin, but it’s such a fun experience. Plus most of the pumpkin patches around here have farm animals which means I get to play with goats.

 

My Favorite Fall Traditions

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Fall

When Adopting a Rescue Dog Doesn’t Go As Planned

When Adopting a Rescue Dog Doesn't Go As Planned
In January we adopted Bernie. To say the last 8 months have been challenging and not what we expected would be an understatement.

 

We got Bernie from a very well known and reputable rescue shelter in the area. We were told he was around 2 years old, had no aggression issues, and that he was great with cats. When we went to meet him he seemed indifferent towards David and I, but he and Sophie, our 2 year old Peekapoo, instantly clicked. We even tested him with the shelter’s cats since we had 3 at home. He had no real reaction to them. Once we brought him home, and he started to get comfortable, it became clear we were going to have a few issues.

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The Monsters

The Most WTF Lines from Last Night’s Debate

These would be hilarious if he wasn’t running for president. And yes, they are all from Trump. All quotes were taken from this NPR transcript.

 

1. On Hillary’s plan to fight ISIS:

DONALD TRUMP: “… No wonder you’ve been fighting ISIS your entire adult life.”

Um, ISIS hasn’t been around that long.

 

2. On the allegation that he hasn’t paid his taxes:

HILLARY CLINTON: “… Or maybe he does not want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he has paid nothing in federal taxes because the only years that anybody has ever seen for a couple of years where he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license. And they showed he did not pay any federal income tax.”

DONALD TRUMP: “That makes me smart.”

No, if that’s true, it makes you a criminal.

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Uncategorized

My Experiment with DIY Wash-Out Pastel Hair Dye

My Experiment with DIY Wash-Out Pastel Hair Dye

I get really bored when it comes to my hair and I’ve always wanted fun, pastel colored hair. In high school I had blue hair for a few weeks, but as a responsible adult with a job in a corporate firm, the fun colors would not fly. Then this summer I came up with the idea of trying a hair dye that washed out in a few days so I could have fun weekend hair.

 

I did some Googling and came across tons of praise for the temporary Water Color Hydrating Color Mask that is sold by Urban Outfitters. Unfortunately it was sold out so I kept looking for other options.

 

Then I saw this awesome blog post on how to make your own wash-out hydrating dye mask at home. The dye was supposed to wash out in 3 days, be gentle on your hair,  and seemed very easy to make so I decided to give it a try. I had a long weekend coming up, with a Dave Matthews concert, and I thought it would be the perfect occasion to have have lavender hair. I’d also like to note that I had a hair appointment later in the week so if it turned out to be a mess, I could get by with it up in a ponytail for a few days. I wasn’t sure it was even going to work.

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Beauty, DIY

My Name is Rebekah and I Have Anxiety

Photo from Unsplash by Volkan Olmez

Photo from Unsplash by Volkan Olmez

 

Let’s be honest, our society is not the most understating, accepting, or even educated when it comes to mental illness. Even typing “mental illness” in relation to myself is terrifying. At this point, 9 years later, I still think I am different from those suffering from mental illness. They have serious problems, mine is minor. But I am one of those people, and my problem isn’t minor.

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Anxiety, Self-Love