Something *new*

I’ve been spending the day cleaning. Vacuuming, swiffer-ing, organizing, goodwill-piling (as in, piling things up to take to goodwill), washing, drying, folding, blahblahblah…

My little girl stayed in her pj’s most of the day. As did I. But I was working the whole time, so that doesn’t count as lazy. ๐Ÿ˜› Anyway, in my cleaning frenzy, I found this little white sweater I got at a yard sale last year. Super cute, but I didn’t notice this until after I bought it:

Do you see that? It’s pretty faint now, but it’s green paint-like substance. I’m not sure exactly what it was, but it wouldn’t come off no matter how much I treated and washed it! I thought about using it for my girl anyway, but ehhhh…didn’t look so good. (I could have tried to pull off one of those “Oh – how did THAT get there? She must have spilled it on her at breakfast!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was about to throw it in the trash, but decided if I was going to toss it anyway, I might as well see if I could cut off the sleeves.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I turned this (pretend the sleeves are attached) :

into this:

Ignore the little bubble on the left side of the sleeve that makes the sleeves look horribly uneven. It looks good in real life. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would have put it on my daughter and taken a picture of her wearing it but 1) she fell off the couch today and bonked her head. :'( and 2) she wasn’t extremely happy – evenย before her little accident. (Yes, I did the mom thing and held a bag of frozen veggies on her little head. ๐Ÿ™ sad! she didn’t enjoy it but I didn’t want her to get a lump.)

All that to say, now she has a cute little sweater for the summer! All because I decided to experiment with something where I didn’t have anything to lose.

There are lots of things in your home that you can use as an experiment – meals, decor, room layout, cleaning routines, etc. While I don’t recommend trying new recipes on guests, some of my best recipes have been found while I’m trying to decide what to make when we’ve invited people over to our house. (like a ham recipe for Christmas dinner? yeah – definitely not a good time to experiment, but hey! it worked and everyone loved it! if you decide to do what I do and not what I say, ๐Ÿ˜‰ I recommend reading all the reviews on recipes before you make them. If it doesn’t have any reviews, probably better to save it for a “family-only” night.) ๐Ÿ™‚

So, what have you experimented with lately? I’d love to hear!! ๐Ÿ™‚