Summer Reading

I'm not a very good reader.  And by that, I mean that I usually start a book and never (ever) finish it.  I mean ever.  This year, I'm doing a little traveling for work which means I take full reading advantage.  For some reason I can get a lot of reading done in planes and airports.   I finally finished a book that I started 2 years ago this year! Woot!  Woot!  Seriously, that's a major accomplishment! 

Not only have I finished that book, but I finished 2 other books too!  For me to complete (even if it was only half of one) 3 books in a 3-4 month time frame that's AMAZING.   So far I've read (or finished) Moms Who Drink & Swear, Lean In, and Making Things Happen.

And since I've had such success, I've added to my list. Here's what's on my Summer/Rest of the Year Reading list:

Because a friend recommended it, Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.

Because I'm on my phone too much, Hands Free Mama by Rachel.

Because I'm as sucker for John Green Books while walking in Airports, Paper Towns by John Greene.

Because I've never read To Kill a Mockingbird all the way through, Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.

Because I have it, On The Road by Jack Kerouac.

And because I have a new found love for Odd Mom Out on Bravo... Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut by Jill Kargman.

What's on your reading list?

Oh!  And I'm also joining the Influence Book Club again and we are reading Just Rise Up.  Check out The Influence Network here.


DIY Fringe Curtains

I keep seeing the cutest little pom pom and/or fringe curtains everywhere. 
They've been in many of my "carts" recently but I just haven't been able to pull the trigger.  Mostly because I've decided I'm scared to overspend (although only on certain things) and end up with buyers remorse.  So I've waited.

Then I walked into Michael's the other day and saw these adorable little tassel garlands. 

And off to Target I strode to purchase some plain jane curtains which were on sale for $7.49/panel.  The first one I even got with an extra 20% off using Cartwheel.  But for some reason I only bought one at a time and when I went back for the 2nd the promo had expired.

So... If you'd like to make your own...
Here's what you'll need:

Fingy Tassels in color of choice from Michaels
(I used 1 pack per panel)
Curtains - Any kind you wish, but I used these.
Gold Scissors
(just kidding any color will do)
Needle & Thread

The tassels came on a string as I believe they were supposed to be used for Garland. 

And if you know me, I never have a REAL way to measure so in true Little Miss Martha fashion I used my scissors to measure in between each tassel.

And with one of the easiest projects I've ever done, I had some really really cute curtains with a little bit of sass.

Share yours on my facebook page -- I'd love to see!! 

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