Monday, December 31, 2012

Goals for 2013

I can't say I'm that good with new year's resolutions at all. I don't even remember if I did make any for this year, and if I did I have no idea what they were. :P When I came across this post I thought it was worth a shot. 
1. Do something for the first time at least once a week: So often I know I fall into a rut where I do things the same way over and over and over again, so I'm going to force myself to try new things. Get something different at Starbucks, paint my nails in a different color or design, or something like that. At the end of the year, I could have 52 new things that I like doing!
2. Look for inspiration less, and inspire more: Instead of surfing through blogs searching for cool or pretty things that often I don't really find, I'll try and do or make something cool. When I see a picture of something I like, i'll do it, instead of just looking at it.  Not only will this be funner (more fun?) and more fulfilling, but it would make much better posts. I always like looking at things people have done rather than little links.
3. Spend more time with family and friends: I think that's kind of self explanatory. 
4. Get out of my comfort zone more often: Why do  things only in your comfort zone? There's no fun or adventure in that (also ties in with doing new things).
So there you have it. My resolutions/goals for 2013. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Look what I figured out how to do! I used this and it was easy peasy! I've been seeing gifs everywhere and could not figure out what they were or how to make them, but I am now finally appeased.
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Hi Again!

This Christmas, I got lots of cool things. Rain boots, a beret, nail polish, beauty supplies, gift certificates, and my first pair of heels. I'm hoping to post on all of it, and to start, here are my new heels. I got a gift certificate to Charming Charlies from my grandma and I used it to buy a pair of ankle boots and a pearl necklace. I've been drooling over these heels for the last few months (ask Syd if you don't believe me) and am REALLY exited that now I have them. I think one of my favorite things about them is that I am now safe from my little sister outgrowing me. 

 Can you tell I'm still learning how to wear them? These are my first heels and I'm still learning how to keep my balance. I have a bunch of pictures of me about to fall over because I tried to stand on one foot. :)
p.s. my scarf and coat are both from target and my jeans are thrifted.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012


A little part of my shelf.
I cleaned my room today. It was phenomenal. Normally, I'd relate to this quote, but I have to admit having a (mostly) immaculate room is a pretty awesome feeling. My Favorite part is my shelf, which I made more pretty and displayed all my cool stuff.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Fashion Friday

Well sorry, I have managed to miss yet another weekly thing. *sigh* This week we have the wallet.  How adorable is the duct tape monkey wallet? I love it because it reminds me of when my dad would make fun of Mrs. Potato Head in toy story 2 when her husband asks why she is bringing monkey chow and she responds, "For the monkeys, of course!"

Clockwise from top right: sourcesourcesourcesource

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

D.I.Y. Garland

And yet, just one more thing to do with paint chips. After seeing stuff like thisthisthisthis and many more, I decided to make something for my room out of my hoard uh i mean, nice, clean organized collection of paint chips. I went with a warm color theme and spent my whole Friday night cutting out hearts and dots with the help of my grandma and sister. Hope you like it!
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Fashion Friday

I'm starting a weekly post called "Fashion Friday" today. Every Friday, I'll post post something about fashion, such as a type of clothing, a trend, a color, or a style I adore. To start us off, we have the coat, a most of the year essential. Hope you enjoy!
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p.s. check back on Monday for the start on another weekly post!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

One Rainy Day....

Finally! We're getting some real rain here! I took advantage of this lovely precipitation and dressed up my sister Miriam in some rain-proof chic attire.
Trench coat: thrifted (but from old navy) / Beret: Christmas Gift/Sweater: thrifted / Jeans: Old Navy / Boots and Umbrella: Target
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

California Fall

Even though we are still wearing shorts and tees here in sunny Cali, you can still tell fall is in the air. It's in the little things, such as breakfast which looks lots more fallish thanks to my horrible photography skills.

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Retro Coolness

I know, I know, it's a fridge. Not a dress, not a hairstyle, but a fridge. Even fridges though, are allowed to be retro cool, and if this one isn't I don't know what is. The little stickers are a nice touch too.
I found this beauty here.
Do you think it is possible for fridges to be cool?

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

this is a test

YAY! I'm so happy! I think I figured out how to add a pin it button to my pics! Please tell me if it works. Hope everyone has a great thanksgiving! Like the turkey cupcakes? My grandma taught Me and Syd how to make and decorate them.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Lately, I've been thinking about style. It can mean styles of things you like, but could it also be a box, that's hard to get out of. I would define my style as a mix of preppy, trendy, classy, and bohemian.

What does that mean though? Am I only allowed now to like things within that category? What if I like something that does not check any of the boxes? Do I not like it, or do I change all my boxes? What happens if I'm in a mood for preppy stuff one day, and boho the next? Is my "personal style" limiting me to what I like as well as forcing me to like other things?

Then I had a thought.

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 I'll be different that other people, and not have a personal style, but instead go from day to day with what I like. Some days, I might feel in the mood for a surfer vibe, while on others a new york feel. So what do you think? Am I crazy, or do you feel the same?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Smiles are chic

Right now, I'm trying to d.i.y. my closet and turn some of my clothes from drab to fab. O.k., maybe not drab, but I 'd like to add some more personality to my wardrobe. To start off, Here's a black tee that I bleach painted using this tutorial. It was super easy, fun, and took like 15 minutes. P.S. use a paintbrush you don't  mind destroying because the bleach will completely disintegrate the bristles.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Schoolgirl Loves

I know school started a while ago, but I'm still falling for these notebooks and binders and such. I origionally was looking for a binder I owned to blog about but instead found all this other stuff. I should have called this schoolgirl distractions.....

Is this cute or what? I'm in love with this artist's work.

I only like the front, but it's still cool. Found it here.

More from the first designer. Absolutely adore his style! I think this is supposed to be a decal for your laptop or tablet. I found it here.

You can't go wrong with NYC, Paris, and London. Found it here.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

I'm Back

Sorry about the lack of posts lately, but between lots of school, sorta unplugging, and going camping I've not been such a great blogger. I'm trying to get back on schedule and  can't wait to show you a whole bunch of goodies I planned, but first I thought I'd show you a few pics from camping.
We got super close to a whole family of deer on one of our hikes.
At the top of the hill

Santa Cruz surfing museum
Just love this pic of Miriam

Our tent cabin where we spent three nights in comfort thanks to our wood stove

A little brazen fellow who came to visit out camp

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Practice Turkey

Yes, I know many of you think this is the most disgusting thing on earth. Well, I dont! Here is our practice turkey waiting to be put in the oven! Ok, I admit I went a little crazy in taking a picture of its insides but whats life without a little adventure?

The turkey, sitting, waiting to be cooked and eaten.

The inside of the turkey. The bone on the bottom is its spine.

On the top is a flap of skin, in the bottom left cornor is the neck and in the bag on the right is the heart, kidney and gizzard!