With all the quarantine restrictions due to Covid 19 we have been facing for the last few months on a daily basis lots of people have gotten super creative in terms of renovating their homes or exploring their inner Martha Stewart and have been cooking and baking ever since. I for myself had a baby which was also time consuming so my first DIY project took me awhile.
But today I am finally sharing my DIY tie-dye shirt on my little corner on the internet. After looking at so many shirts I could never find a piece I loved and if I did it mostly was sold out or super expensive so after watching a ton of YouTube video I decided to make my own – Mommy and Me version.
How to Tie-Dye your own shirts?
So I ordered a tie-dye kit off of amazon and thought by myself how hard could it be, I mean thousands of people already done it. I was quite confident to start on the pieces (I got a pair of longsleeves and t-shirts from H&M as they also carry baby clothing) but felt a little overwhelmed after mixing the paint but I went on how I wanted to die our clothes and to be honest I think they turned out great for a first time.
The method I used for our shirts is called the crinkle method and probably the easiest of all. You just crinkle your shirts together and fixate them with a rubber band (much easier with the baby bodies as they didn´t take up to much space but my shirts, even crinkled, where quite large so I managed to color, flip and put them into a ziplock bag without). Also I soaked the shirts with a vinegar water solution for about an hour upfront cause it said that the color is supposed to hold and look better after.
After letting the color set for about 4-6 hours you can rinse each shirt with cold water and wash afterwards. The color with get a little lighter but still looks beautiful. Let it air dry and you are good to go.
– blue is the most pigmented color so I would recommend to wear gloves even to rinse it off as otherwise your hands will stay blue for some time
– plastic foil also works to keep it damp but a ziplock bag is the best
It was so much fun and I probably make another bunch with more difficult patterns cause I have so much color left. Some baby socks or/and a neckerchief for our dog would be great.
As of now I am pretty impressed with how easy it has been and I for myself think I got great results.
As much as I love to cook I also always looking for an easy way to get a delicous meal and to be honest the most verstatile ingredients to have so are noodles. Not only do they taste great with vibrant red hot pasta sauce and parmesan cheese drizzled all over, noodles can also be very yummy when you eat them called in a pasta salad for example.
I have made noodle salad in lots of variations but I never thought of adding cooked chicken to it and let me tell y´all it was deliciuos.
So here are the simple ingredients for a super simple meal that surely doesn´t look like it.
Ingredients for the Chicken Pesto Noodle Salad
– mussel pasta (but you can use any other small pasta)
– chicken breast (you can marinate it with a spice you love but other than that it tastes great in the salad too)
– green basil pesto (I use the green pesto from Barilla as it has the best flavors)
– pine nuts (roasted in the pan)
– feta cheee (crumbled above)
– some parsley for decor
I added the pesto to the fresh and still hot cooked noodles and let it cool. Then I topped it off with the chicken and the rest of the ingredients and voilà. This is super easy and would also work great for a starter if you have guests.
Hopefully you are having a great weekend ahead of you. The weather should be awesome so there are lots of things to do. We are going to have a BBQ with another couple so this is our plan.
There hve never been so many different denim styles to choose from then nowadays. I personally love a great bootcut over every other style but to be honest mine are all a tad to long so I can only wear them with heels and often heels and a new baby don´t match so I have been on the lookout for a different style I would like and I came over mom jeans.
What are Mom Jeans ?
The style is high-waisted which is pretty flattering and sucks you in on the right places plus the pants are loose on the butt and thigh area and get tighter along the ankles.
Mine is from H&M and I got a high ankle style cause I think they are much more flatering if they hit above your ankle than underneath.
I paired my moonwashed mom jeans with a cute white peplum shirt and a neon pink cardigan to add some color. It has been a gloomy day so pink never fails to pick up my mood.
I am finally coming around posting our “newborn” pictures on the blog. They turned into a little family shoot and I think they are all adorable especially the ones with our precious baby.
If you have followed my story a little bit you might know that my whole photo session plan went wrong. I wanted to have the first shoot 24 after birth in the hospital but due to the Coronavirus no visitor where allowed and so no photos could have been taken. It was the same drama with the newborn photos as we all have been on lockdown and no one could visit but here we are. We finally got beautiful pictures of our baby girl.
She has the sweetest little personality and is always smiling at people. I am so in love with her and still can´t believe that she is all mine and I can keep her. She will be 3 months on Saturday and time has really flown by. We have settled into our new routine and are pretty comfortable with how things work over here now. I am going to share her 3 months update next week.
Coordinating our looks has been so much fun and I love to find matching pieces for family photo shoots. I already wrote about it in a post, you can read about it here.