Thursday, May 29, 2014

diy pocket tee

    Today, I would like to announce I will be starting a DIY summer series and this blog post is part one of six. This summer series will have anything form seashell bracelets to a pretty pocket tee. Through this series I hope to attract more readers and grow as a blog. The tutorial I will be showing you today is how to make a simple pocket tee. I have gotten a lot of compliments on this shirt so I thought I would make a tutorial. If you are a beginner sewer or beginner DIYer, then this is for you or even if you have sewn or DIYed for years, this is for you too! The tutorial is pretty simple it only has a few steps.

-solid color tee (something like this)
-fabric (fat quarter)
-sewing machine
-pocket pattern

1. Gather materials (make sure to wash your tee and fabric).

2. Cut out pattern (here).

3. Pin on fabric and cut out (two prices).

4. Put right sides together.

5. Sew all sides but leave a small opening at the top (like below).

6. Turn back inside out.

7. Fold over your opening and sew down the top.

8. Pin on your shirt and sew down (make sure you only sew on the front of your shirt not back).

Tadaa, you have made your first pocket tee!

How to wear it:

This tee is great  with some shorts, jeans, a skirt, just about anything. The great part is it gives your old tee some new life! 

 Enjoy and have a lovely day. xo
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

interview // chic & pure

    Update: Chic & Pure has now changed her blog to She Wears Prep
    For this months blog posts I decided to do an interview. I knew I had found the perfect girl to do it on when I came across her blog through a comment. I asked her a few basic questions and she gave me some lovely responses. She is a new blogger, she is sixteen, her name is Nathalie and lives in Belgium. To learn more about her, read below!

1. What is your blog and what is it about?
Chic and Pure is a brand new lifestyle blog where I share things that happen in my life, things I enjoy, my thoughts, my style and just over all how the world looks through my eyes.
2. How long have you been blogging?
I've been blogging for, I think, 5 months now, with a break of 2 months. I wanted to wait to really get into blogging until I got my Macbook Pro, which was last month. So now I’m absolutely going for it, and trying to make high quality posts!
3. Do you have any blogging tips?
I’d say, get yourself a camera (good quality camera preferred). A computer on which you can edit the photos (brightness, light, composure,…) and a Blogger/Wordpress account. Just make sure your content is good and speaks to the right audience. It’s not about the number of followers, it’s about if you enjoy doing it or not.
4. Why did you start blogging?
I stared blogging because I spent a lot of time reading blogs, watching Youtube lifestyle/fashion vloggers. After a while I realized, that only reading them wasn't enough for me, I wanted to be a part of this wonderful word myself!
I couldn't be happier that I made that decision 5 months ago, I am thankful for all the people I already got to know, and every comment makes my day brighter!
5. What is your favorite part of your blog?
My favorite part of my blog must be my header picture and my signature, which were designed by Suzana of This Girl Design, she also designed my whole blog template. You can find her on Etsy, she is the nicest person to work and communicate with!

Picture credicts to

Thanks so much Nathalie, I really enjoyed getting to communicate with you and can't wait to continue reading your blog! xo

Friday, May 23, 2014

friday faves

1 // target jean dress for $5
2 // school awards
3 // youth group "ellen" selfie
4 // rain. rain. go away.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

summer fun

    You know it is the south when a few months ago it was snowing 2 feet and now it is 90 degrees outside. Like, what? I am not complaining though, I love the summer. The sand, the water, the salt, the breeze....ahhh. Summer is probably my favorite season of them all. So, in honor of the hot weather I put together a pretty picture with a few things I pan on doing this summer. If you would like to print this picture out click here.

1. Wear sunscreen- My mama always tells me to do it, so I just do it, not wearing sunscreen won't make ya any tanner, just burnt.
2. HYDRATE- If I am gonna be soaking up that sun I need to hydrate.
3. Modest is hottest- seriously though, there are some pretty cute tankinis and one pieces out there. I might do a post about it in the future, just hang tight.
4. Collect shells- I always enjoy collecting shells because there are so many things you can do with them.
5. Laugh- Like if you mess up just laugh about it, no big deal.
6. All-nighter- Since I am a teenager this is a must, ha. Completely off topic but this summer I really want to go night swimming more this summer.
7. Get in the H20- be a little braver and just do it. Gotta cool off somehow, right?
8. Be a little braver- just get in the water, just have a little more faith.
9. Soak up the sun- enjoy the peaceful moments. 
10. Fun- have some fun, don't sit inside all day, go out! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

summer wishlist

    Notice I say "wishlist" the likely hood of me actually getting two or more of the these items is slim to none. Seriously. Most of these are way over my budget. Ha. But it is fun to look at pretty things I can't afford. Especially #1 and #2, oh snap and of course they are my favorite items. It always works like that doesn't it? :) Anyway, this wonderful picture just consist of a few things I found on the worldwide web that I adore. What is on your summer wishlist?


1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Liebster Award

    Hello lovelies, I would like to announce that I have been given the Liebster Award by a lovely young lady who I am interviewing at the end of the month! After a little research I discovered what it was, the Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The Liebster Award focuses on people with small blogs. There are different sets of rules you follow when you receive the award, I choose the one below.  I think this award is a very neat opportunity to get to know other small blogs! So, there are a set of rules to follow after you accept the award, here they are:

The Rules
Provide a link back to the Blogger who nominated you.
Post 11 random facts about you.
Answer 11 random questions set by the Blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 5-11 Bloggers with under 1000 followers for the award.
Write 11 questions for them to answer.
Let the nominees know that you have nominated them!

The wonderful young lady who nominated me was Nathaline from Chic and Pure.

11 Random Facts About Me:
1. I have been blogging since about 2010/2011 but my blog has not always been public. 
2. I love being in the water.
3. I hope to get a job in the maternity field.
4. I am not a big animal-lover.
5. I self-taught myself how to sew with my Aunt's help. 
7. I am very tall. 
8. I LOVE food.
9. I cannot wait to have kids.
10. I work really hard for more people to read my blog.
11.  I love this lady's blog post about limiting her children's toys. 

Well were those random enough for you?

Questions to Answer.
1.  Is there any country that you have zero interest in visiting?
2.  Which languages do you know and/or which do you want to learn?
English and a little Spanish; I would love to learn French but I heard it is not very useful, but why not?
3.  Did your family travel a lot when you were younger or was it something you developed a love for later?
My family did travel quite a bit, but we stayed in the U.S. I do love to travel and see different places and cultures.
4.  Are you more of an adventurous traveler or a keep it on the safe side traveler?
Depends, I want to go backpacking more but sometimes I love the luxurious spa. I change my mind all the time.
5.  Do you have a bucket list?  If so, will you be fulfilling any of those in 2014.
Yes, my bucket list is scattered in my head and I have a few written down but in 2014 I have no idea what I want to accomplish from my bucket list. I will probably think of something. 
6.  If money were no option, where would you most want to visit and why?
France and Spain, they seem like beautiful cities. 
7.  Where is your next trip and when?
Hmm...I honestly don't know. I will take a trip during my summer break but where is another story. 
8.  Go-to accessory item?
A long, simple teal  necklace I own. 
9.  Who is your favorite author?
Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew author)
10.  Favorite designer label?
J.Crew and Anthlopolgie (if only I could afford them)
11. If you could live anywhere where would it be? 
Right on the southeast coast  beach. 


Questions Nominees Answer:
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. Do you want kids?
3. What do you think about technology?
4. Are you obsessed with Pinterest?
5. What kind of music do you like?
6. Are you still in school?
7. What is your favorite social media?
8. If you own a Pinterest, what is your favorite thing to look at?
9. What do you love about your blog?
10.Would you ever want to go to the Grammys?
11.What is your favorite food? 

Thanks for reading lovelies. xo.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

shell decorating

    If you live near a beach and you are like me you collect lots of shells, thinking "oh these would be great for a project". Years later they are still sitting there, waiting. Well now you can do something to give them a little more life- decorate them (with sharpies or markers)! Now after you decorate them, then what do you do? You make pretty things, like necklaces, bracelets, rings, or put them on display. So below I am showing you some of my pretty shells and designs.

 I have to say the black and white shells will always be my favorite because they are classic and go with anything. Like seriously, anything.
 Below, are my colorful ones. I was nervous on how these would turn out because I am not very brave when it comes to decorating things with neon colors. But, I liked how they turned out because it is unique and different.

That is it for today lovelies, thanks for reading (and sharing is caring). xo

Friday, May 9, 2014

friday faves

1 // my first giveaway on instagram 
2 // learning to surf 
3 // random photography shot
4 // diy calendar (get one here)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

printable watercolor may calendar // 2014

    When I cannot find something online I like, I just make it myself! So, this is what I did for my May calendar. Normally, I use the Real Simple calendars, but I didn't really like how May's calendar looked. So, I searched online: nothing. I thought, why not make my own? It was a late night kind of project (the best kind) and it turned out well. Anyway, this how it turned out and I would like to share it with you. Download it here.

This calender includes all the days of the month and was made on card stock like paper so it might not have the same affect when you print it out. This calender is for personal use only.