Stay-Inn-Style Bed & Breakfast – Fayetteville, AR



I recently visited my home town of Fayetteville, AR and had the best time staying as a guest and exploring like a tourist, but with knowledge of the best secret places to visit.  While there, I stayed at the Stay-Inn-Style Bed & Breakfast, a family owned inn with 8 uniquely styled guest rooms and lush green grounds with a hidden waterfall feature.  Sharon and Bill, the innkeepers, opened Stay-Inn-Style back in 2001, and have been going strong ever since.  It is located at 117 W. Rock St., which is a great location – one street over from the Fayetteville Town Square, and less than a mile away from the University of Arkansas Campus.  It is one of only 3 bed and breakfasts in the city. Read More →

Boyfriend Jeans & Sustainable Street Style: $20 Thrift Store Challenge

$20 Thrift Challenge (2)

$20 to create a whole, beautiful outfit?  Challenge accepted!  

I’ve talked about ways to make your $20 go far in a thrift store.  This time I wanted to have fun and get creative with this challenge – taking plain Jane items and jazzing them up for Denise’s (of Beauty and the Pleats) $20 Thrift Store Challenge.  It is important to note that, as I’ve said in my How To Thrift 5 tips, these items were acquired at different times throughout my thrift excursions.  I thrift quite often, and everywhere I travel to.  Let me break it down for you. Read More →

DIY Shabby Chic Pillow with Pillow Cubes

Disclaimer:  I received Pillow Cubes products for free in exchange for writing a review, but all opinions are my own.

Copy of HELLO

I am starting to make good use of my sewing machine that I’ve had for more than 3 years now.  I once was afraid to tackle real patterns, so I only used it to revamp clothes I would find while thrifting.  I still haven’t followed a pattern for anything, but I’m getting more creative with it – I’ll reach the pattern following level one day!  This pattern was adapted from one I found online.  My main fabric was thrifted (reuse = sustainable, yaye!) several years ago (I’m working on my hoarding issues – I’m much better, really), and my accent fabric is from Jo Ann.

Pillow Cubes mailed me a pillow form to review and tell y’all about.  Why do I actually love it?  Pillow Cube offers several different types of pillows – varying in size, make and shape.  They typically come in bulk ranging from as few as 3 to as many as 20, depending on the size and shape of the pillow.  If you guessed that I ordered the “eco-friendly” Pillow Cube, you are so right!   The exterior fabric is made with unbleached 100% cotton, and the interior is filled with American-made recycled plastic fiber.  As much as I love craft stores, I have no idea where or how the pillow forms that I purchase there are really made.  I felt easy going into making this pillow knowing that I made choices to reuse old fabric, and fill the pillow case with a consciously made stuffing.  Thank you, Pillow Cubes, for giving me a more sustainable and ethical pillow form option! Read More →