5 Things to Do in 2016

December 28, 2015

2016 things to do

As another year goes by, ever so quickly...again, we start making resolutions for the new year, which we all know works so well. With resolutions, it's so broad that it's almost impossible to complete without a plan. What I've learned is to make smaller goals that work up to bigger goals. The best way I've found to do that is to constantly be inspired and reminded of these goals. 

Last Minute Gift: Painted Cork Coasters

December 22, 2015

cork coasters diy

If you're like me, caught up with work, you still have some presents left to get. You might be needing a little extra something to add on to your gift, so here's a quick DIY idea!

Coasters are making their second appearance on my blog. I think they're really cute and are nice just to have on your desk or the coffee table. After scoring Pinterest for DIY gift ideas, I stumbled upon cork coasters and it was perfect! These coasters can be catered to the receiver's interests and the color scheme is up to you!

Autumn Aesthetics: DIY Autumnal Garland

November 16, 2015

First off, apologies for being on hiatus for so long; life gets in the way. But, I'm excited to be back with another DIY! I love fall and all things fall, so I was trying to think of ideas to decorate my room for the season. I had a spring-themed garland in my too, so it was only obvious to make one autumn-themed.

This garland would be perfect for the upcoming holiday of Thanksgiving or it'd just be really nice for backdrops/decoration.

DIY Brandy Melville-Inspired Jeanne Bralette for Under $5

September 13, 2015

The Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralette (find it here) has been all the rage at school. It looks so cute under tops and even as a crop top. I've seen a dupe at Forever 21 for $6 and I really wanted to try it out, since it was cheaper and almost identical. But, it was SOLD OUT! And I couldn't always make it to Brandy Melville.

I resorted to what I do best. Making things myself. Spending some time looking at the bralette online, I came to realize, it was like a camisole with two strings crisscrossed. So, I went to Forever 21 and purchased a basic black V-NECK cami for about $2. The v-neck is important because it's closest to the actual bralette.

I would say "about $2" in the title, but you might need to buy fabric glue or a needle and thread. I'll be using a sewing machine for this tutorial, along with a needle and thread.

Let's get started!

DIY Crystal Geode Printed Coasters

September 7, 2015

I've been seeing a lot of crystal/rock things on sale. Now, these things have literally been around for a long time, but I'm in love with them right now! The problem, for me, is always money. I'm the type of person who will find a way to make it myself, before resorting to buy it (except shoes!). Agate/geode slice coasters cost a lot of money, for good reason too.

I couldn't form a geode, naturally (obviously), so started looking for DIYs. And I found it! I was inspired by this tutorial by HelloMaphie, where she was so creative into creating faux PRINTED coasters with cardboard! Her method is so easy and clever, but I wanted to try out a different method.

I tried this DIY using clay as the base instead of cardboard. Let's get started and I'll explain my experiences along the way!