Birthday Skirt Take 2

Who: J
When: 12/5/12
Where: Mid-week services at church
What: *Denim jacket- Ross *Black top- Walmart *Houndstooth skirt- Cato's *Boots- Sears *Necklace- The Jewelry Box *Pin- hmmm... maybe Beall's?

It was my birthday this last week! Yay! Happy Birthday to me!! :) I've kind of started this tradition of having a "birthday skirt" that I wear every year on or around my birthday (check out last year's outfit). This year, I wore it to church for midweek services. I'm glad it still fits! ;)

I had a great birthday- you can check out my personal blog, The Ginger Jar, to read more about my gift from my husband, and for pictures of my yummy cake. :)

Thrifted Thursday- Sweeter Sweaters

Good morning everyone! How is your December going so far? I hope it's been great, and most of all, stress free! 

One of the things that I'm really loving "researching" right now (that's my excuse for spending hours on Pinterest) is ways to use things like sweaters and tshirts to make new things. Actually, we did a post a while back about ways to upcycle tshirts. Today, I'm going to share some cool things you can make with old sweaters.

Ok, I have a tiny confession to make- I love some of the patterns on "tacky" sweaters. I love that the Fair Isle and Nordic type prints are coming back into style. But, a lot of times, when I can find sweaters with patterns that I like while out thrifting, the cut and style just aren't doing it for me. But, if it's only $2.... and I really love the colors and pattern.... I sometimes can't help myself ;). So, I need an excuse to bring that beauty home.

Last year, I actually end up making some legwarmers from the sleeves of a crazy sweater- see this post for pictures and instructions. And, for my crazy Christmas party outfit, I used the sleeves off a sweater again. But, since I live in El Paso, I don't really need a ton of legwarmers. But I still had that crazy black, pink, and teal sweater sitting around. What to make, what to make? Pinterest to the rescue!!! I found a blog called Saved By Love Creations that had a list of 50 things to make with old sweaters... what? Awesome!! 

There are several things I want to make from that list, but the thing I tried first was something called "pocket warmers." I've seen them around several times, but the blog I looked at for instructions was Annie Get Your Glue Gun. I decided that I would make mine heart shaped... cute, right? So I cut out my little hearts:

Aren't they just adorable? I just knew they were going to turn out so cute... Then I started sewing.... the hearts were a little  a lot lopsided after I turned them inside out (I put right sides together to sew them up), but I thought I could fix that with some filling. My plan was to fill them with some dry navy beans. So, I filled up my little hearts that looked like deformed roosters (really, they do... I'll show you a picture in a minute) and popped them in the microwave to test them out.... Whew!! The beans apparently started cooking.... nasty! So... I decided to make some larger hearts and fill them with rice... still, a little lopsided but not as bad. Finally, I just gave up, made a rectangle, filled it with stinky beans (I ran out of rice), and called it a day... After all, how many times am I going to need a hand warmer in El Paso?

Even though this experience was a little traumatizing, I'm still planning on trying some of the other projects- I still have a bunch of that sweater material to use! ;)

Please go check out the list on Saved By Love Creations to see if there are any old sweater projects you'd like to try. Let me know how they turn out! Happy thrifting!


Crazy Christmas

Ok, before I show you these pictures, I have to make sure that you are prepared... do you remember last week, I told you about our ladies' Christmas party at church? Well, it was last night, and it was awesome!!! There were lots of great costumes and the ones that won were amazing- I should have taken pictures, but I didn't... I was more worried about not letting my headband fall off my head. You'll see why in a minute. Ok, are you ready?

Are you sure?

Here they are....

Kind of amazing, right? ;)

Who: J
When: 12/3/12
Where: Ladies' Christmas party at church
What: *Shirt- Old Navy pajama top- thrifted *Green tee- thrifted *Denim skirt- thrifted *Necklaces- souvenir gifts from friends *Leg warmers- sleeves from a thrifted sweater *Purse- thrifted *Headband- mishmash of stuff from the Dollar Tree and Walgreens

This outfit was so fun to put together. I already had the shoes (I just added a little bow on them), the green tee, and the denim skirt. My friend Lindsay and I went out thrifting on Friday to find pieces for our outfits, and that's when I found the top, the sweater that I cut up to make leg warmers, and the purse. All in all, I think I spent like $6 for those three things. To make my headband, I used some ribbon I bought in a bag of ribbon for $1 at Goodwill, a bird & pinecone clip I bought at the Dollar Tree, and some battery operated lights I found at Walgreen's.

In the last picture, I made sure to show off my lovely green eyeshadow... awesome, right? I bought an eye shadow palette at the Dollar Tree that had like 5 different shades of green. Do you want to know how nerdy I am? I searched on Pinterest for "smokey green eye" to get ideas on how to do my makeup... I know, that's a little overboard, but I love "researching" things on Pinterest!

Last but not least, I teased the living daylights out of my hair to get some serious "big hair" going on. You can't really see it because of the headband, but I had a huge poof of hair. I'm still trying to get all of the knots out my hair!

Although this is not a look that I'm expecting anyone to want to copy, I hope you can tell that we had lots of fun. And maybe next time you need an outfit that's a little crazy, you can get some ideas from my crazy Christmas outfit!

SpecTACKYlar Christmas Sweaters

So sorry I didn't post anything for Thrifted Thursday yesterday! I'm horrible, I know! BUT, I'm going thrifting today and I'm sure I'll come back with tons of stuff to show you.

One of the main things I'm looking for today is Christmas sweaters... you know, the kind that have cats in Santa hats, or caroling children, or reindeer... those kind! Our ladies' ministry at church is having our "Blinging In The New Year" Christmas party next week and I want to make sure I'm all blinged out and Christmased up!

I love to play around with Polyvore, so I came up with some things that I'm hoping to find and incorporate in to my look. 

Tacky Christmas

Don't worry- I'll be sure to post lots of pictures of my final outfit... I bet you can't wait!! ;)


Gobble, Gobble

Who: J
When: 11/22/12, Thanksgiving Day
Where: My parents' house in Willcox, AZ
What: *Cardigan- Walmart *Tee- hmmm... I think maybe Walmart *Skirt- thrifted *Scarf- thrifted *Shoes- Kmart

I have to confess something- when I went to post these, I had a small moment of panic because I COULDN'T FIND MY THANKSGIVING PICTURES!!! They weren't where I thought I had filed them! But, I found them- they just didn't make it in the right folder... phew!! Anyway, here's what I wore for Thanksgiving. I know it's not "traditional" Thanksgiving colors, but my husband wanted to wear a blue shirt, and I wanted to coordinate with him, at least a little, so this is what I came up with. It was actually super comfortable, and I was able to cook, crawl around with my adorable nephew and nieces, and even paper mache'! I did end up having to take the cardigan off because I felt a little warm... which was slightly embarrassing because this tee is VERY well worn (which means it has some holes in it), but it was just family, so who cares, right? ;)

I hope everybody had a happy and safe Thanksgiving- now it's time to plan for Christmas!

P.S. Here's what N wore that I was trying to coordinate with:

Purple Tights

Who: M
When: 11/5/12
Where: Work after school
What: *Denim skirt-Jones New York, thrifted *Shirt-GAP, thrifted *Undershirt-Target *Tights-Walmart, *Shoes-Target *Flower-gift from J :)

Another "cold" day in Mexico!! So I donned my cool tights and took on the cold with gusto!! :) I must say one of the things I miss about living in Indiana is the change in weather with the seasons. I love that it is always warm here, but I miss wearing my sweaters and tights. So whenever it gets even a little chilly, I pull out the tights. When I got to the Murillo's house after school to help out, everything was all decorated for fall- I was so excited!! I wanted to get the decorations in my pics, not sure how that really turned out, but... Also, I took a special picture of my flower cuz, one of my bestest friends (J) gave it to me!!

Thanksgiving outfits

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! :) I love this time of year, so I might as well make as much of every day as possible... which I guess is true for every time of the year!

What is everybody wearing for Thanksgiving dinner? Do you "dress up" some, or is it a pretty casual event? For our family, Thanksgiving dinner was always pretty much just "come as you are." So, some of us liked to try to look nice, some of us wore holey jeans and tees, and the rest were somewhere in between. To be honest, though, I don't really much remember what everybody wore, but I do remember all the crazy things that happen at our family dinners!  For several years, my youngest sister, my cousin, my grandpa and I sat at "the kids' table" while my parents and aunt and uncle sat at the "grownup's table." Guess which one was the loudest and got in the most trouble? ;) Two years ago, my soldier husband was home on R&R from Afghanistan for Thanksgiving so I got to spend some time with him. And of course, there's always all the pie, turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce... did you notice I mentioned pie first?

Anyway... back to Thanksgiving outfits... I haven't decided what I'm wearing yet... which I should probably get to, since we're leaving for Arizona today. Here's what M and I both wore last year:

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I usually try to coordinate my "special occasion" outfits with N so we look cute in pictures (let's be honest, we always look cute... hee hee), I guess I'll wait and see what's he's planning to pack. I'll be sure to post pictures sometime next week.

On a more serious note, make sure that you take time over the next couple of days to be thankful for all the blessings we've been given. I know I often take so many things for granted- family, friends, a warm house, a closet full of clothes, shoes, food, a free country, an amazing husband, a reliable car, and the list goes on and on. I've been so blessed, and most of all, I've been given God's Son and the promise of a home in Heaven. Let's not forget to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all- have a fun, safe, turkey-filled holiday weekend!


Long Sleeves Weather

Who: M
When: 11/3/12
Where: Visiting on the bus route and helping with homework
What: *Khaki skirt-store in downtown Guadalajara (on sale for 2 for 1!!) *Longsleeve shirt-GAP, thrifted *Flowered blouse-Forever 21, gift *Earrings-Charming Charlies *Necklace-Dots *Shoes-borrowed

It is FINALLY starting to cool off here...we actually had like 2 days that only got up to like 65!! :) Funny how, depending on where we are, 65 can be pretty cold or 65 can be pretty hot! For Mexico, 65 is kinda cool, so I decided that I would wear long sleeves. I really love the flowered shirt, but had not worn it before, because I did not know with what to pair it! I think it worked nicely with the green shirt.

A funny story to go along with this post...  I took one of the girls from the children's home with me to the bus route. From the time we left the church, she kept telling me how much her stomach hurt. Then every time someone offered her food, she willingly took it! She must have had a bag of chips, some fruit, and who knows what else!! I finally had to tell her to stop eating because she just would not stop!!

So that was my Saturday...oh, I almost forgot to mention that after doing homework, we watched a pretty neat movie called "The Perfect Game." Then I got in trouble for letting the girls watch a movie...;)

Happy Anniversary to us!!

Hello- J here! So, I know we're a little  a lot late.... but we just wanted to take a moment to celebrate that we've been writing Those Two Crazy girls for a year now... a whole year!!! Woot woot for us!! Thank you so much to everybody who has taken the time to read our little blog, and especially to everyone who has commented. We know everyone has busy lives, so we really appreciate you spending time with us!

I know that writing this has been very educational and lots of fun for me, and I was a little curious about how having our little project to work on has been for M. Here's what she had to say: (I also threw in my own answers, just in case anyone wants to know ;) )

1. Has writing a style blog changed how you dress every day? How?

M: I don't think I have changed how I dress so much since beginning the blog. I will say it has made me infinitely more aware of what I spend on clothes and where my clothes come from.

J: I think what having Those Two Crazy Girls has done for me is made me feel more confident about my choices. I used to worry a lot about if I "could" wear something, or if it was "cool" enough, but now, I've kind of developed the attitude of "If I think it's cool, then, yeah, it's cool!"  This has led to me having a few more slightly "off" outfits, but I've tried a lot of new things, as well!
2. What things have you learned or tried as a result of writing Those Two Crazy Girls?

M: I have to be completely honest, before I started this blog with J, I almost NEVER read any blogs, much less fashion blogs! :) So that being out in the open, I have learned lots of fashion words like color blocking and the such. I have tried new color combinations and taken TONS of pictures!

J: I've learned a lot about the design side of blogging- backgrounds, layouts, etc. It's been a lot of fun learning how to do new things like that. From a style aspect, I've tried new color combos and figured out more about my own style. I've also discovered a love for thrifting- before it was something that I could take or leave, but now, I love it- in fact, I hardly buy clothes new at all anymore.
3. What's the best part about writing our blog?

M: Hearing from people who are reading the blog!! Also, getting to "spend" time with my bestie J is a definite plus!!!

J: I definitely love having a project to work on with M- I think this one is turning out better than our homemade- without a recipe- funnel cake! ;) I also am enjoying getting to use my creativity and forcing myself to learn new stuff and step out of my comfort zone.

So, there you have it! If you'd like a little blast from the past, be sure to check out our very first posts here and here. Thanks for joining us on this adventure, and here's to many more to come! :)

P.S. As a fun little extra, here are some things that I worked on for the blog way back when we first started. I wanted some little people that looked like us for the header, and here are some different versions I came up with: 

So A"maze"ing!

Who: J
When: 10/18/12
Where: La Union Corn Maze
What: *Scarf- made by my momma *Green tee- Walmart *Denim skirt- thrifted & shortened *Tights- Walmart (?) *Boots- Ariat

Oh my goodness! I can't believe I forget to post these! Maybe I was trying to forget our terror-filled night of being lost in the corn maze... in the dark... with no idea where we were on the map... and so we had to be rescued by the owner... because everyone else had left... and he wanted to go home... yep, that really happened to us! In our defense, the first time we went through, we made it with no problems... but then we tried it after dark, and took some "shortcuts"... yeah, not a good idea... We had tons of fun, though, and all of our adventures definitely will make for some great memories! Hmmm... I just realized that these boots are still covered in dust from tromping all over the maze... I should probably get those cleaned off...

The corn maze is closed for the year, but you can still check out their website: La Union Maze.

Also, I know I'm posting super late at night (well, late for me) but I had a crazy busy day and wanted to make sure we got in on the Everybody Everywear boots challenge today- head on over and check them out!

Boots | Everybody, Everywear

Here are a few more pics from the corn maze:

N and I before we got lost....

A view of the maze from a bridge in the middle... and no, being elevated did NOT help us find our way out...

Time Change

Who: J
When: 11/4/12
Where: Church
What: *Dress- thrifted *Sweater- thrifted *Tank- Target *Belt- gift from sister *Shoes- Payless *Purse- gift from sister *Necklace- Walmart

Time for time change!! I grew up in Arizona, where we don't have any such thing, so it's still a little weird for me... I do like the fall time change, but the spring one, not so much! It was nice to get a little extra sleep, though!

I bought this dress a few years ago at Twice as Nice in Sierra Vista, AZ. I originally bought it to wear to sing in a friend's wedding (actually, it was M's little sister!), but I just now thought to pair it with brown... duh! I like that it's fall-ish without being the usual orange and brown... which I love- I'm just always looking for new ways to wear colors. :)

Ok, now I have a little confession and a couple of funny pictures... I have very sensitive eyes and I can't really go without sunglasses outside or I'll squint so hard my eyeballs disappear. So, I've been trying to do this thing where I take my sunnies off, but close my eyes while N (my photographer most of the time) counts to three. The idea is that on the count of three, I'll open my eyes, he'll snap the pic, and everything will be hunky-dorey. But sometimes, I can't get my facial expression right and it turns out more like these:

 See how I just look irritated in this one? I opened my eyes but forgot to smile....

And in this one, I think I just look goofy. My smile looks like I'm about to do a crazy laugh... hard to describe, but if you know me, you know what I'm talking about. ;) At least the light is good in this one! ;)

I'll keep working on my facial coordination :).

Thrifted Thursday- Christmas Shopping

Good morning and Happy Thursday! How is everybody doing? I don't know about you, but for me, this first week of November has flown by... it will be Thanksgiving before we know it! Also, the one year anniversary of our blog was yesterday- congratulations to us!!! We'll have more on that later, though ;).

As you may know, I've been collecting some things to send with M to Mexico for the kiddos at the orphanage where she works. Yesterday, I found several great little dresses and some pants at Goodwill, so I thought I'd show you what I've collected so far:

So cute, right? And all of that together has cost me around $10... that's a lot of clothes for just $10! I love shopping for children's clothing! It's so cute & so fun! My secret is that I only look for the stuff that's marked half off, that way, I can get more bang for my buck and get as much clothing as I can to send with M. I'm having so much fun shopping for the kiddos, and I hope they love the stuff I've picked out. And the offer is always open for anyone else to send some things along with me- just let me know! :)

Oh, and how cute is that little clip-on tie? I love it!!

I was also able to pick up a couple of books at Goodwill. Two of them are actually Christmas presents for my husband so I won't show them, but I will say that one of them is a book I wanted to buy a couple of years ago when it first came out and it was $27... and I got it for $2.99... score! ;) 

I've been looking for a "How to Draw" book for an art kit I'm making for one of my nephews, and I found this one for $1 yesterday. It's pretty cool- I just wish I could draw at all! :)

All in all, it was a pretty successful day out thrifting! ;) I was able to get 4 girl's dresses, 2 pair of boy's pants, a boy's polo shirt, a clip on tie, and 3 books for about $15. I love thrifting! :)

Happy thrifting!


Calm Tuesday

Who: M
When: 10/30/12
Where: School...and Starbucks!!!
What: *Skirt-NY&C, thrifted *Shirt-NY&C from about 6 years ago *Necklace, earrings, bracelet-dollar store (seriously!) *Shoes-Mexico county fair *Undershirt-Old Navy, thrifted *Flower headband-borrowed

So, I know this looks more like the Fourth of July than Halloween, but...The weather here is still extremely warm! I really just wanted to wear my cool red shoes again. The undershirt is actually turquoise, which paired with red is my favorite color cambo right now. Also, as you can see, since I wear it so much, this maxi skirt is one of my favorites. No, I do not wear it everyday, but it does seem like I have posted about it A LOT- I love it!!

I must say that today was a nice change from the craziness of Monday!! Too many crazy things to tell...Let's just say that my day started out with a girl with a piece of crayon in her nose and ended with a boy telling me the wise men brought murder to Jesus as a gift when he was born...I know he meant myrrh, but it was funny none the less!