Monday, January 6, 2014

DIY Gold Tipped Shoes!

 
This is a cutsie idea I found on Pinterest to take clearance shoes from Target and jazz them up a bit! It doesn't take much to make, but it does take caution. I was supposed to use painting tape, but I didn't have any so I intervened with scotch tape and paper towels (I'd go with the painting tape). 
Also, Luna loves to get in the middle of things, but it works out because she's super photogenic. 

What you'll need:
- Shoes you don't mind spray painting
- Blue painting tape or scotch tape
- Gold metallic spray paint
- Measuring tape
- Scissors
 - A surface you don't mind getting spray paint on (like a box)
You'll want to be very careful when wrapping up the shoes. Measure out about an inch or inch and a half. Tape around the shoe tightly so that there will be no chances of spray paint getting where it shouldn't. If you start spray painting and it seems uneven, do as many coats as you want. Take the time to let it dry and you're done!  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy Snowday to Me!

Last night I had checked my weather app around 8 and it should have been snowing already, and then sure enough within the next hour I looked out my window and couldn't even see the street it had snowed so much. My mom and I used our better judgement and determined today, the first day back to school, would be a snow day!  

The irony of how I spent my snow day shopping for my Spring time wardrobe. 
Shirts : Ann Taylor 
Boots and flats : JC Penny
Scarves : Target


I read Elsie Larson's E-Course and two tips I really liked were to always have a journal on you and always have your camera with you. Unfortunately the washer is broken in my house so my mom and I had to venture to the laundry mat, but on the bright side I snapped some fun perspective photos! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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Cheers to my readers as we bring in the New Year! I am happy to say that 2013 is over and I have learned many lessons that I will carry with me through 2014 and the rest of my days to come. What this year has in store for me is change and growth. I will be graduating May 8th, and will be leaving my high school and home to experience a whole new world of college.. It's a bittersweet feeling. My 18th birthday is also coming up, which I'm also uneasy about. Although these life changing events will occur, there is a satisfyingly sensation in my mind that this year will be a great one overall. The people I will meet, the places I will go and the things I will learn not only about the world around me, but about myself, both excite me and comfort me. 
Here are my cliche New Year Resolutions! I'm actually immensely eager for these goals I've set for myself. I'm praying that 2014 will be a balanced, centered, motivated and inspiring year for me. I hope I don't lose sight of them, and that when I look back on this blog post I will not have failed myself. Also, when I lift up my shirt and see my super hot abs I'll know I did something right. 

As for my readers..

What I wish for you..
Freedom - May you live each moment free of worry about the future and regret about the past.
Vision - May you see and appreciate things as they are rather than as they seem to be. 
Well-Being - May you honor the needs of the body and spirit so as to experience good heath always. 
Friendship - May you have many wonderful friends who love you just the way you are, yet challenge you to be all that you can be.
Joy - And last, but not least, may you live with outrageous joyfulness in all your years. 

Happy New Year!!!

DIY Lampshade

I found this DIY project on Pinterest just in time for Christmas and Winter Break. This project was very time consuming but well worth it. My grandma likes to go thrifting and so for Christmas she gave me this lamp.. so I gave the lampshade a make over!
What you'll need:
- 3 yards of 100% cotton fabric
- Glue sticks and a hot glue gun
- Curry or turmeric 
- Two pots, salt, water
- Scissors, pen, measuring tape
and a whole lot of patients!

Take 2 of the yards and boil them in a large pot of 8 cups of water for an hour. 
Simmer 4 cups of water with 4 tablespoons of curry for 20 minutes.
Wring out water of the fabric and dip in the curry water. The more amount of time, the darker it'll be. I went for an ombre with my lampshade so I dipped the darkest fabric for about 5 minutes. 


Let the fabric hang to dry and then the fun starts!

You'll need to cut 2 inch circles out of the fabric! Fold the circle in half and then in half again. Hot glue once on the first fold and then on the point to stick to the lampshade.

Voila! 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Fun Stuff

Booties : Urban Outfitters, Leggings : 5#@, Pullover : Victoria's Secret

In this little town of mine we have a store in which all of the merchandise gives back to other communities around the world called 5#@, or Five Pound Apparel. Today I went in and as always was greeted by the friendliest employees and shopped the after Christmas sales. This store never fails to impress me because they are always seeking project after project trying to take on bigger challenges to make an impact on others for the better. The cards I am holding are something that caught my eye as I was checking out. Each one is different containing an empowering word and on the backside an image of someone in need of medical attention and their story is shown along with the website you can donate to, http://www.crowdfundhealth.org/