Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What I Wore {Coral Shorts + Lace Top}

And BAM! It's the 'opening day' of our first series ever. Make that a miniature series-- consisting of three posts totals. SUUUUURPISE. Didn't see this one coming did you?
Here's the run down. I've got these shorts that I am fairly fond of. I mean their from Target so that instantly makes them fabulous. And since they are colored shorts I feel quite trendy when I am sporty these babies. Feeling fashionable + comfort are two things that fall right in place when it comes to a gotta-wear-this-again sort of outfit, and boy oh boy do I mean it when I say these shorts are comfortable!

Making the most of these shorts (and the rest of my clothes in my closet) seemed like a practical thing to do. Now I introduce you to the series Coral Shorts 3 Ways: Way 1- Lace Shirt.

You may be thinking: Lace shirt? AAAAH. NOT AGAIN. 
Pardon for the amount of times this shirt appears on the blog but I've grown quite fond of it. Too bad my sister has ownership over this one, but praise be that we wear the same size. All I need is to bribe her into letter me wear it more often :) (You can see the lace shirt's other appearances here and here)
The elegant yet simple effects the shirt has takes the coral shorts and gives it a new look. From a playful outfit to something more formal and fancy.  

And a pop of color brought to us by a multicolored necklace accents the shade of coral from the shorts. 

lace top: TJMaxx | shorts: Target | necklace: gifted | flip flops: Old Navy
All in all this outfit makes for the perfect light summer ensemble. 

Stay tuned for 2 more outfits featuring these adorable shorts.... dun dun dunnn.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DIY Nail Head Corkboard

A week or two ago I mentioned my love for garage sales. Now I'd like to introduce you to another one of my finds. Of course it didn't look as dandy as it does now with the bells and whistles. You can see the before a little bit below. 
Through the blog world I came across this cork board and instantly fell in love with it. Thanks to the beloved site Pinterest I had this idea saved for future reference. 
It's a sassy and sophisticated board thanks to the nail head boarder, but you can get the look for a fraction of the cost of a real deal nail head board. What's the trick? TACKS. I know, mind blown. Oh and if that's not enough-- it's seriously too easy. 

What You Need
Cork Board/Memo board
Hot Glue

1. Measure the size of your cork board. At 4-5 inches of fabric to your measurements for the amount of fabric needed. 

2. Fold the fabric edges in and hot glue them.

3. Fold the corners in-- make sure to get them tight.

4. After you get the fabric glued down stick the tacks in through your board. Now this is some major finger exercise, so expect some buff fingers after this project :). 

And since Taylor has been giving us a little insight on her family vacay to Colorado here's a postcard that I received and am really obsessed with it, and now display it proudly on my board.

Now go and bedazzle anything you can get your hands on with tacks to make a nail head border. Just don't go too crazy and take your nail head obsession out on your refrigerator, or your cat. No promises that that would be cute.


Linking with: Today's Creative Blog, Ginger Snap Crafts, Daisy Cottage Designs, 36th Avenue, Liz Marie, Five Days Five Ways, The Shabby Next, Nap Time Crafters, I Heart Naptime, Tatertots and Jello, Be Different... Act Normal, The Pin Junkie, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Craft-O-Maniac, Monday , A Blossoming Life

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Camera and a Can of Bug Spray Later

About a month ago now TGAGG went through some major changes with the look of this site-- Two Girls and a Glue Gun got a makeover!
Taylor and I decided that with our new update, it was time for some fresh 'head shots'. So we grabbed my  WIWW photographer AKA my sister and headed out to one of my dad's fields with a fabulous woodsy area in which we braved mobs of mosquitoes which later gave us big red welts for our pictures. So stylish. I guess the rustic barn made up for it :)
Enough with my chat-- about 400 pictures later (not keeping all of them of course), here are some of our favorites. 

In case you are curious here are the details to what we wore

And a group shot was necessary + the photographer needed some limelight and got a couple selfies. 
Despite the mosquitoes that attacked us and the blazing heat it was a fabulous day for a mini photo shoot, and by golly I am so pleased with the results! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What I Wore {White}

*This post is coming to you from the Denver Airport :)* #vacationisdone #sadface

I am sure many of you have noticed that black and white are 'in' right now. And if you didn't notice that I should either be happy because I told you or embarrassed because it isn't true :)

To be honest, I don't own any black or white pants (except for yoga pants which I think we all have). Note to self: Look! Look! Look! Then buy some. To the flip side of that, I also don't own many black or white shirts. C'mon Taylor pick up your game! There are a select few in my closet.

I have been trying to add more of these {simple} colors to my closet. A couple weeks ago, I came across this shirt in my mom's closet. I stole  kindly asked my mom if I could wear it for the day. Since then it has made its home in my closet! *insert big happy smile on my face*

Along with the white/black trend there has been many textures/laces that come into play. When I saw this shirt had some of each I started jumping for joy!

Top: American Eagle (from my moms closet & before that a garage sale) // Capri Jeans: Kohls // Wedges: Old Navy // Flower: Craft Show

To complete the outfit I decided to add some yellow wedges and a flower to spice up the side pony.

So, have you been loving black and white & was I correct with my tend watching?

Enjoy the rest of your week!

...and just for fun...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pallet Sign

It's been WAAAAY too long since our last tutorial! It's been eeerrr two months since our last how-to.
Anywho, pardon the absence from the crafty area. With summer I am feeling much more inspired-- meaning you can expect quite a few tutorials heading your way. 

A while back I spotted this pin. The space is adorable, but beneath the amazing wreath and sassy vintage fan my main focus on that space was the create sign living on that wire shelf.  
The CREATE sign gave me crazy flashbacks of the amazing pallet sign that was the star of Pinterest a while back. I had been drooling over that sign for a while and could picture the two signs working together. So... why not mush them together and the best of both worlds?!

What You Need
Scrap Wood
Wood Glue
Sticky Tabs

Measure your wood to the length you want and cut it to that length.

Repeat that step until you get all of your wood planks cut. 

Sand down all your wood pieces. Wipe the wood down with a paper towel to get off the sawdust and any dirt.

Begin painting in whatever color you choose. 

Once the paint is dried put a line of wood glue between the planks.

For the letters find out the size you want each letter to be (the width and height) and make a box that size on the back of the paper. In the box draw out your letter. Make sure you write it backwards

Cut out all the letters and use sticky tabs on the back of each letter to attach it to your board.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I Wore {Stripes and a Solid Back}

I've got a confession to make. I'm quite a fan of garage sales. They act as my thrift store since our thrift stores around here don't have much of anything too miraculous in my opinion.
When I scrounge through garage sales my focus is mainly clothes, and of course anything to recreate into something more spectacular.

 Tanks top: Garage sale \\ Capris: JC Penny \\ Necklace: Grandma made it \\ Flip-flops: Old Navy

Last week my favorite big sale of the summer was under weigh and I snaked up this tank top. For a buck I thought it was an awesome deal, and is my favorite new addition to my overflowing collection of striped shirts.

The tank top doesn't end with just stripes. It has a fun effect with a silky striped front and a solid jersey back. The combo makes for the perfect lightweight tank for summer!

So my 'secret' is out there-- I cave at garage sales. 
What about you? Where are your favorite places to score an awesome deal?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What I Wore {Navy Polka Dots}

Summertime is here and in full swing! Hello not walking up at 5:55 every morning! 
Since the only thing buzzing through my head right now is 'summer! summer! summer!' I'll tell you a little bit of what my summer will look like! :)

There was be a trip to Colorado/Wyoming/Montana - starting on Friday! 
Many hours will be spent outside playing, but also attempting to get a nice looking tan. 

Top: GAP // Capri's: Kohls // Wedges: Old Navy 

Grilling + eating a large amount of hot dogs and potato chips which only happens during the summer months. 
Pulling out the camper to different campsites.
Dozens of bike rides.
Babysitting cute little boys.
Driving out to the cottage every other day to get our 'swim' on.

Spending more than half of my day in a bathing suit.  
Lots of trips to get ice cream.
Drinking many cups of lemonade. 
Wearing these capris + navy shirt at least once a week because it is oh so comfy! And, how can anybody not love the polka dots on the capris?! I don't know :)

+ many many other randoms! 
What are you looking forward most about summer?

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