G’day Maites,

I just came back from Port Douglas , and I’m going to be honest it’s hard getting back into it again. I even had the day off today, but to see Jord going back to Uni to study until Lord knows when, I’m not sure if I’m ready for it yet. 

Ever since we have returned to our home in Cairns, I feel as though Jord and I have been non-stop. We probably have something social up at least 6 nights a week. 

 

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I love so many styles.  When it comes to clothing, decorating, really anything, I feel drawn to so many different looks that it is hard for me to nail down what my style really is.  My whole house is in the middle of a baby make-over, and I am excited to change the living room to a more shabby chic look, with an eclectic flare.  This wall has been evolving and changing over the last year, and the final piece to hang was the picture frame with our little boy’s ultrasound pic (thats right…it’s a BOY!!!).  I feel like it was the perfect final touch to my eclectic wall…and here are the details of how it has come to be.

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Of course you could go out and buy random things to put on your wall, but being the crafter that I am I was inspired to make my own artwork for the wall, and mix it up with some great deals from the local Salvation Army.  (Disclaimer: it really is our baby, we did not pick him out at the thrift store)  The green frame was $1.50 (I love when thrift stores have 50% off days, makes this DIY’er giddy all over) and the silver plate is just that, I believe it was around $3.00.

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I love all the different textures, soft colours, and joy that this wall brings me.  Here are some of the DIY’s…

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I bought these canvas’ at Michaels (but have also seen them at the dollar store – score!!)  I simply stamped my quote on the canvas, and the great thing is, if I didn’t like the placement of a letter, I was able to wipe off the ink with a wet paper towel and re-stamp over top.  I hot glue gunned the string to the back of the canvas’ to attach them together.  Canvas.Stamp.Art. Simple and easy.

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I used the same size canvas and with a little tape, ruler, paint and paintbrush made my own chevron print.  I fell in love with Chevron about a year ago, and so far this is the only thing that has made its way into our house.  Some really cute baby bedding has caught my eye though, so I am hoping it pops up more here and there.  You can see that the paint bled, which I don’t mind the softer lines, and my measurement wasn’t perfect – but hey that is ok.  It’s uhh, how I wanted it…ahem…yeah.

The white frame with the lace is simply just that.  A white frame with a piece of lace hot glued to the back.  My walls are slightly off white so the white of the lace stands out just the right amount.

And finally, you can find my full tutorial of the picture transferred onto wood here in an old segment called ‘I Wood’.

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Eclectic

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I love so many styles.  When it comes to clothing, decorating, really anything, I feel drawn to so many different looks that it is hard for me to nail down what my style really is.  My whole house is in the middle of a baby make-over, and I am excited to change the living room to a more shabby chic look, with an eclectic flare.  This wall has been evolving and changing over the last year, and the final piece to hang was the picture frame with our little boy’s ultrasound pic (thats right…it’s a BOY!!!).  I feel like it was the perfect final touch to my eclectic wall…and here are the details of how it has come to be.

 

 

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Of course you could go out and buy random things to put on your wall, but being the crafter that I am I was inspired to make my own artwork for the wall, and mix it up with some great deals from the local Salvation Army.  (Disclaimer: it really is our baby, we did not pick him out at the thrift store)  The green frame was $1.50 (I love when thrift stores have 50% off days, makes this DIY’er giddy all over) and the silver plate is just that, I believe it was around $3.00.

 

 

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I love all the different textures, soft colours, and joy that this wall brings me.  Here are some of the DIY’s…

 

 

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I bought these canvas’ at Michaels (but have also seen them at the dollar store – score!!)  I simply stamped my quote on the canvas, and the great thing is, if I didn’t like the placement of a letter, I was able to wipe off the ink with a wet paper towel and re-stamp over top.  I hot glue gunned the string to the back of the canvas’ to attach them together.  Canvas.Stamp.Art. Simple and easy.

 

 

 

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I used the same size canvas and with a little tape, ruler, paint and paintbrush made my own chevron print.  I fell in love with Chevron about a year ago, and so far this is the only thing that has made its way into our house.  Some really cute baby bedding has caught my eye though, so I am hoping it pops up more here and there.  You can see that the paint bled, which I don’t mind the softer lines, and my measurement wasn’t perfect – but hey that is ok.  It’s uhh, how I wanted it…ahem…yeah.

The white frame with the lace is simply just that.  A white frame with a piece of lace hot glued to the back.  My walls are slightly off white so the white of the lace stands out just the right amount.

And finally, you can find my full tutorial of the picture transferred onto wood here in an old segment called ‘I Wood’.

 

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Blazer/Blouse – Love Lucy / Top – Zara / Ruffled Shorts – Kensie / Red Sandals – Zara / Necklace & Sunnies – Aldo Accessories / Bag – Colette

Hey girls and boys!

I hope you enjoyed your week last week, I know I sure did! Actually, my hubs and I had like…THE BEST week. Our friend blessed us with a car. Yup, he straight up just gave us his car that he wasn’t using anymore. This has been the biggest answer to our prayers. We have toughed out the Sunbus public transit in Cairns for over a year now, which has been beyond painful. So hallelujah, I don’t have to struggle getting groceries, running errands, or getting together with friends anymore. Our lives are complete and now we can be normal human beings because we have a new set of wheels! Oh, and it’s yellow. Hello, so fun!

On a different note, a few Friday’s ago there was an event called Passion For Fashion held at the Shangri La Marina Cairns. Of course I went. I had heard of it, but never actually thought of going because when I was employed at the Shangri La, I usually worked on the nights that it took place. I used to watch all the models do the cat walk through the windows of the Horizon Club. Creeper, I know but I’m seriously obsessed and had to see what the models were wearing. Even though we live in a small town, I’m still so pumped that Cairns still takes the time to plan an event like this every last Friday. I wasn’t expecting the show to be as glamorous or fun as a normal fashion show in a major city, but my oh my, was it ever!! I had the best time. I got to sit at the Louis Vuitton VIP table, and most of my friends came along with me. I seriously can’t believe I went a whole year without going. These are pictures of the outfit I wore. Hope you like!

Ciao for now!

Rebecca Janelle

xo

Cat Walk

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Blazer/Blouse – Love Lucy / Top – Zara / Ruffled Shorts – Kensie / Red Sandals – Zara / Necklace & Sunnies – Aldo Accessories / Bag – Colette

Hey girls and boys! 

I hope you enjoyed your week last week, I know I sure did! Actually, my hubs and I had like…THE BEST week. Our friend blessed us with a car. Yup, he straight up just gave us his car that he wasn’t using anymore. This has been the biggest answer to our prayers. We have toughed out the Sunbus public transit in Cairns for over a year now, which has been beyond painful. So hallelujah, I don’t have to struggle getting groceries, running errands, or getting together with friends anymore. Our lives are complete and now we can be normal human beings because we have a new set of wheels! Oh, and it’s yellow. Hello, so fun!

On a different note, a few Friday’s ago there was an event called Passion For Fashion held at the Shangri La Marina Cairns. Of course I went. I had heard of it, but never actually thought of going because when I was employed at the Shangri La, I usually worked on the nights that it took place. I used to watch all the models do the cat walk through the windows of the Horizon Club. Creeper, I know but I’m seriously obsessed and had to see what the models were wearing. Even though we live in a small town, I’m still so pumped that Cairns still takes the time to plan an event like this every last Friday. I wasn’t expecting the show to be as glamorous or fun as a normal fashion show in a major city, but my oh my, was it ever!! I had the best time. I got to sit at the Louis Vuitton VIP table, and most of my friends came along with me. I seriously can’t believe I went a whole year without going. These are pictures of the outfit I wore. Hope you like!

Ciao for now!

Rebecca Janelle

xo

Cat Walk

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Blazer/Blouse – Love Lucy / Top – Zara / Ruffled Shorts – Kensie / Red Sandals – Zara / Necklace & Sunnies – Aldo Accessories / Bag – Colette

Hey girls and boys! 

I hope you enjoyed your week last week, I know I sure did! Actually, my hubs and I had like…THE BEST week. Our friend blessed us with a car. Yup, he straight up just gave us his car that he wasn’t using anymore. This has been the biggest answer to our prayers. We have toughed out the Sunbus public transit in Cairns for over a year now, which has been beyond painful. So hallelujah, I don’t have to struggle getting groceries, running errands, or getting together with friends anymore. Our lives are complete and now we can be normal human beings because we have a new set of wheels! Oh, and it’s yellow. Hello, so fun!

On a different note, a few Friday’s ago there was an event called Passion for Fashion held at the Shangri La Marina Cairns. Of course I went. I had heard of it, but never actually thought of going because when I was employed at the Shangri La, I usually worked on the nights that it took place. I used to watch all the models do the cat walk through the windows of the Horizon Club. Creeper, I know but I’m seriously obsessed and had to see what the models were wearing. Even though we live in a small town, I’m still so pumped that Cairns still takes the time to plan an event like this every last Friday. I wasn’t expecting the show to be as glamorous or fun as a normal fashion show in a major city, but my oh my, was it ever!! I had the best time. I got to sit at the Louis Vuitton VIP table, and most of my friends came along with me. I seriously can’t believe I went a whole year without going. These are pictures of the outfit I wore. Hope you like!

Ciao for now!

Rebecca Janelle

xo

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Last week Rebecca debuted the flower crown that we both worked on while she was still in Canada.  That beautiful piece of work made it all the way from my miniature apartment in Vancouver across the world to her apartment in Cairns, and I think it looked fabulous. 

Here is what you will need:

  • Faux flowers (we picked ours up at Michaels, but I have seen some good varieties at dollar stores as well)
  • Thin wire
  • Wire cutters

We cut one corner when making ours, by using the stem of two of our faux flowers as the crown part (the stem has wire in it, so it saved us from buying a whole roll of thicker wire)

Begin by attaching the two stems together with the thin wire, measure the circle on your head to ensure that it fits.  A key in this craft is using as much wire as you think you need, and then adding a foot.  The more secure, the better.

Next, you will pluck off all of your flower heads and add small wire to them, leaving a few inches as a tail.  

Then comes the fun part, wrap the tails around the base in whatever pattern you would like.  We tried to get a good mix of big flowers and small flowers with the colors spaced nicely.  We secured some of them with a spot of hot glue to make sure they would stay in place.  

And voila – there you have it…the steps are few but it does take a bit of time to get all of the flowers positioned where you like them.  

We would love to see your own variations of the flower crown.  If you are not following us already, come check out our new Instagram by searching ‘mariejanelle’ and hit follow.  Then tag us so we can see your creations!

xo

Jillian Marie

Flower Crown DIY

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Welcome to our new look!  Rebecca has been working overtime with Joel, a friend in Cairns, to get a new layout for our blog and we couldn’t be happier with the results!  You will notice only one major change for you, and that is our address is now http://www.mariejanelle.net (so you can dump the .wordpress.com part)  We wanted a more sleek, streamline look with a simple address.  And I would have to say postmodjoel nailed it!  

Last week Rebecca debuted the flower crown that we both worked on while she was still in Canada.  That beautiful piece of work made it all the way from my miniature apartment in Vancouver across the world to her apartment in Cairns, and I think it looked fabulous. 

Here is what you will need:

  • Faux flowers (we picked ours up at Michaels, but I have seen some good varieties at dollar stores as well)
  • Thin wire
  • Wire cutters

We cut one corner when making ours, by using the stem of two of our faux flowers as the crown part (the stem has wire in it, so it saved us from buying a whole roll of thicker wire)

Begin by attaching the two stems together with the thin wire, measure the circle on your head to ensure that it fits.  A key in this craft is using as much wire as you think you need, and then adding a foot.  The more secure, the better.

Next, you will pluck off all of your flower heads and add small wire to them, leaving a few inches as a tail.  

Then comes the fun part, wrap the tails around the base in whatever pattern you would like.  We tried to get a good mix of big flowers and small flowers with the colors spaced nicely.  We secured some of them with a spot of hot glue to make sure they would stay in place.  

And voila – there you have it…the steps are few but it does take a bit of time to get all of the flowers positioned where you like them.  

We would love to see your own variations of the flower crown.  If you are not following us already, come check out our new Instagram by searching ‘mariejanelle’ and hit follow.  Then tag us so we can see your creations!

Jillian Marie