9.12.2011

Monday is a new week and a chance for new beginnings

Happy Monday morning all! I hope you had great weekends, spent time with your friends and family, and reflected on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and remembered those who lost their lives due to the evil desires of those attackers. Yesterday, I had to attend a 9/11 event on behalf of work, and it was beautiful, the desire was simple to remember and never forget. 

Friday evening, my Sean and I went out to dinner with some friends of ours and we always enjoy spending time with our friends. Saturday morning before I went to get my hair retouched, I did a simple dying project. I admit too that I bought this top from Fossil simply to change the color, crazy, maybe?
Here is the top before. 


Here is the dye that I used, you can pick it up either at Michaels or even at grocery stores in the detergent aisle.

Fill up a large container of water, and heat it up.


When the water is heating up, you have to get 2 cups of that water and then add the packet of dye then add the colored water to the larger pot.



Then I put the entire top into the dye bath and let it soak for about 10 minutes. I wanted a goldenrod or mustard color but not a deep color, soak it for up to 30 minutes depending on how deep of color you desire.


Then I pulled the top out, placed it under warm running color then slowly turn it to cold water. I put the water running until the water ran clear, then hung it out to dry and viola, a new top!


 Thank you for all your kind words about my Saturday post, I have gained new perspective from each of your wonderful comments, I appreciate you taking the time to show me care and concern and that is why I decided upon my blog title. I will look at last week's event through a new perspective, to be thankful for the new opportunity for my husband and learn how to support him in his new endeavors, because he deserves it, because he is my husband and because that is what love does!

39 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, I love! What a great idea! The shirt was adorable to begin with, but now it's totally your own and even better. Thanks for sharing, girl!

Simply LKJ said...

Love the new color! I would never have thought to do that.

Sorry I missed your post on Saturday. It is always scary treading into new waters, however, God has a plan for each of us and while we may not see it at first, He will eventually reveal it to us. Keep an open mind, and talk about your fears with your sweet hubby. I think you will find he is feeling the same way!

Ruthie Hart said...

This is so cool!! I remember using RIT to ty-dye things when I was younger and never thought of using it now!! I think I may!

ashley said...

love that idea! looks even better than before!

Lauren said...

I liked the top before, but I love it now - so cute! I don't think it's crazy to buy something knowing you already want to change it.. Been there, done that :)

BeckyJo606 said...

So cute!! I have a friend who uses RIT to dye her jeans darker when they start to fade out. I just remembered that--and I feel like I need to try it too! I love the yellow!! :)

Jenna said...

I love that you bought a top with the idea of dying it! It looks fantastic (before and after)!

megan said...

Great idea! Matches your blog. :)

Jenny in Ohio said...

neat! How creative! :)

Life With Lauren said...

It looks great!

brittany said...

the yellow looks so lovely!

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Soooo clever as usual, I am for sure going to do this now... :)

Stesha said...

I love this!!! I have a lace shirt just like it but in pink and I want some fall colors. I am going to to this this weekend!!!

Erika Lee @ A Tiny Rocket said...

love the new fun color. :)

CALLIE said...

Ok so I missed the Saturday post somehow, but just remember "If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it!!" That's always been one of my favorite quotes bc it is SOOO true. Praying for you sweet girl.

P.S. that top is to die for. I must try this bc we all know how much I love yellow.

Kara {A Little Bit of Lovely} said...

What a pretty top and what a fun, new color!

Amanda said...

Wow! Amazing! Now I'm trying to think of what's in my closet that I can dye....

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh! Wonderful job on this! I loved the shirt before...and I loved it even more after! The color is perfect for fall!

Rebekah said...

I would never have thought to use dye! It looks so great!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

What a great top! I love the color, and the shirt is adorable!! You are so creative!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

that is awesome! and so easy! thanks for sharing girl, and thanks for the blog lovin'!
Xo

http://mrtaylorandhislady.blogspot.com

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

HOW FUN! Great DIY and it came out beautifully!!

TaraMixandMatch said...

The new color is stunning! Great project!

lauren said...

Wow, you make that look so easy! What a cute top!

I'm a new reader (and a semi-new blogger)...I came across your blog from my friend Ashley's, and I love it! All of your DIY projects are super cute. I can't wait to try some of them out!

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

SO fun! And that color is fantastic! You have inspired me to dye something!

Jen said...

Catching up on my blogs and wanted to say congrats to you and your hubby on his promotion. New changes, new beginnings, bring new adventures and new memories.

I'm loving your lace top in the bright yellow. Great way to change up the wardrobe. Now I'm trying to figure out if I have anything that I want to change up.

Jess said...

OOoooh Love the yellow! Can't wait to see pictures of your outfit!

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh what an adorable idea! :) I LOVE that shirt! It looks so much happier with the new mustard yellow color! :) I LOVE mustard yellow. Very cute! Hope you had a great monday!

pageonpaper said...

What a great DIY! Love that color!

Brunette & Blessed said...

I just did this with a pair of jeans and they turned purple...yours look much better :p

Lindsay said...

that is awesome! i love love the new color!

Stephanie said...

What a fun idea! You are so creative! I love the yellow!! It will look fabulous with your blonde hair!

Bravoe Runway said...

What a great idea, I may have to give this a try. Sometimes I read these DIYs that I feel are overly complicated but this actually looks realistic! Awesome job and thank you for sharing!

Michelle said...

I never would've looked at that top and thought of bright yellow. I love it!

kira said...

Fun top! You will have to post pictures of you wearing it.

Tereza said...

love the colour you've chosen!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

LOVE the color job!! Genius Meg!!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Poppies and Sunshine said...

LOVE this yellow color! Great job! I just went shopping today and everything I tried on was yellow. I love this color right now!

Kendall said...

I love it!! Lace is very in right now and that is such a fun, affordable way to switch up a shirt!! Now to accessorize with fun jewelry and all that jazz!