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Jun 28, 2010

A Creative Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

Fancy up your flip flops!


Pineapple ~ $2.99 on sale this week at Publix!     Flip flops ~ $2.50 @ Target, Blouse ~ free to me      
Thrifted dress ~ $2.50 

"Orange You Glad" Flip Flops

Puppy ~ priceless!

Yesterday was my birthday (pics below). Today I felt "creatively crafty" so I embellished my new orange flip flops.
I cut several 1" x 4" strips from the free blouse above. Best to use stretchy fabric. The blouse was polyester. Perfect!


I adore the yellow and orange of these roses! I adore this boy!

26 comments:

  1. Love the flip flops; I live in them!

    Happy Birthday to you!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. Happy birthday! Mine was on Friday. Love your creative fun stuff. :)

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  3. Happy, happy birthday!! Hope you enjoyed you special day! Love the finds...and the flipflops. I am a flipflop kind of girl too! Sent you an email! Hope you got it.
    Hugs!
    susan

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the flip-flops! So adorable!

    Hope you have a wonderful week. Praying for you at this very moment.

    Hugs!
    Melanie
    ~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

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  5. Hey Melanie... guess what?? Yesterday was my birthday too!! Happy Birthday to both of us!

    Love those flip flops and the nail polish color. I got some flip flops today at Wahlgreen's, some of the cutest I've seen this summer, they had a huge stack of boxed Corky's flip flops with a slight raise at the back.:)

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  6. Happy Birthday Melanie!! Love the flip flop creation...love orange too!!

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  7. Melanie,
    Happy Birthday dear one!!! You look absolutely beautiful!!

    I LOVE those flip-flops!! I need to make me a pair of those.

    Have a Blessed week,
    Dawn

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  8. Cute flip flops, Melanie ~ I always love your pictures. Glad you had a Happy Birthday ~

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  9. Such cool flip flops, love them. The roses are beautiful, but your inner beauty outshines them sis. I love you.

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  10. Hi Melanie. What a pretty transformation on the flip flops. I love it! Your roses are beautiful!
    Have a wonderful evening.
    Sandra

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  11. Wonderful roses, great flip flops, cute dog and a very handsome son....so glad you had a great birthday....:-) Hugs

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  12. I amn two pair of flip flops like that a couple of years ago. I used yarn with one pair, and that rubber string (lanyard) and a weaving pattern. It was FUN!

    You look beautiful, as always. I hope your birthday was a day of joy.

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  13. A belated happy birthday to you Melanie. Those flip flops are so cute, and aren't you smart to create them? You look wonderful in your b'day photos, and those roses are stunning! laurie

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  14. Happy Birthday!! The beginning of a beautiful year.....

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  15. Happy Birthday Melanie. Love your shopping finds and the budget it takes to get them! Wonderful pic of you and Avery. Pup looks like a king on the stool.
    I have been thinking about you a lot. love, B

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  16. Happy Birthday, Melanie. You and yours hold a special place in my heart. I pray for you often. And I must say if we lived closer, we'd be good friends. I'm all about a bargain and using my creative mind.

    Love and hugs

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  17. Happy birthday!.....I don't comment often but wanted you to know I draw great strength (with a few lol's thrown in)from your blog.I also share or grief as I too have a son that the Lord called home and look forward to the day when the Lord will re-unite us!.....thanks againh!....praying for you!

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I am so impressed at your thrift store finds! You must have a rock star of a thrift shop near by. Did I miss a post on that or something? I'm sure you've shared your bargains with us before. Love the flip flops too! I'm SO going to do that. :) Hugs from Georgia.

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  19. Happy birthday Melanie!! What a beautiful lady you are!

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  20. You're like the hottest mom on the block!!! :)
    Love the thrifty dress - I live in sundresses in the summer.

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  21. Cute ideas, Melanie! Thanks for sharing the photos and the fun.

    Hope you had a great birthday...

    Blessings,
    Melanie

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  22. Happy Birthday to you...You look beautiful...and I think of you so often...

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  23. Lovin your creativity! Cutie flops!

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  24. I am seriously loving this... and now that I am inspired, I can't wait to get to Hobby Lobby!

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  25. Oh...so sad that I missed your birthday!! You are having quite the summer!! I had a period of a few years where I had $60/wk to spend. That included groceries, diapers, formula for multiple kiddos--I had three under three. I became queen of thrift. An awesome garage sale find really floated my boat. It is possible but you have to be highly organized and although I'm trying to be wise, I don't have the time to coupon as much as I did back then. Anyway, some of the good habits follow like waiting for a good piece of furniture at the resale shop to go on sale and saving a bit each week for the big things and stuff like that.

    And the midnight run... I would so join you on that one!!

    Hope your birthday was fun. your roses are beautiful. Melanie, I am celebrating you tonight. xoxo =)
    love you, lisa

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