I am a big fan of fall. I love the weather, sweaters, warm drinks, curling up with a book, falling leaves – everything!
One of the things I can’t resist once the cooler weather rolls in is putting up a new fall wreath. There are so many different cute wreaths that show up this time of year!
This is part 3 of my couch slipcover tutorial series. Go here for part 1 and part 2.
Now that you’ve learned how to make piping and a zipper insert, you’re ready to make your box cushion covers!
This is the second of a 2-post series on ways to save money in the kitchen! If you missed my first post, click here to read it.
This list is in no order and is by no means all-inclusive. I actually had to cut it short from the original “25 ways to save $ in the kitchen”. So, I will share more tips at a later time, but here’s 10 for now!
This is part 2 of my couch slipcover tutorial. Go here for part 1.
Step One: Buy the Right Zipper
Make sure you measure your cushion before going to the store to buy a zipper. You’ll want the zipper to hang over about 5 inches on each side of the cushion to make the cushion cover easy to get on and off. I bought a zipper that was about 5 inches short and had to get creative about making it work (you can check out the next part of the tutorial to see what I did). If you can’t find a zipper long enough, you can buy a zipper roll and cut it the right length.
In 2011, Lisa & I lived in a 4 bedroom apartment with 6 girls total. We named our place “The Hilton” and referred to ourselves as “The Hilton Girls”. Lisa & I shared a bedroom and both got engaged during our time there. Our other roommates joked that there was something in the vent of that bedroom, and they wanted in next! But we both know the ‘real’ reason we won our men over was because we mastered this recipe. It was love at first bite!
This is a post series that I’m transferring from a previous blog because it’s been extremely popular. I’ll be posting these tutorials every Friday for the next couple of months, enjoy!
All the way back in the spring, I decided to make a slipcover for our couch. It’s a big project, but I was looking for something new and challenging to expand my sewing skills. It has definitely been a learning experience, and to be honest I’m not quite done yet (a lot of other projects got in the way). But I’ll be posting a series of tutorials detailing the different steps to my process.
Here’s what our couch looks like:
It’s not hideous or anything, and it’s probably the most comfortable couch I’ve ever napped on, but I thought it would be nice to have something monochromatic so it will match more of the other things I’ve decorated with. Also, so I can make cute decorative pillows!
I find it funny that I am the one writing this post since I learned the recipe from Lisa, but oh well! Our recipes are actually quite different now. I’m definitely a modifier in the kitchen. I find a recipe I like and then I tweak it again & again until I love it even more. So, sorry Lisa…mine is better! Besides, you can’t trust Lisa because she doesn’t eat gluten. Ok, enough picking on Lisa…
Over the past week we’ve explained why wives are called to be helpmates, and what it means to be a helpmate. Now I’m going to list a few practical ways to be a better helpmate that I’ve learned through my marriage, though it is by no means an exhaustive list. After #1 and #2, they aren’t in any particular order.
Last post, Lisa laid out for us why we are called to be helpmates. Our calling is a part of God’s good and perfect design for Biblical womanhood. But what exactly does it mean to be a helpmate to our husbands? Today we’ll work through that in scripture.