Monday, November 24, 2014

happy thanksgiving.

I would just like to say thank you to all of you for reading my blog and that I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be taking this week of from blogging to enjoy family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving again. xoxo

Friday, November 21, 2014

happy weekend.

It is Friday, wohoo! I went thrift shopping today and it was so much fun! My friend Olivia and I had so much fun. Such great deals at the thrift shop.

Recently I have sewing a few new things, and they are so cute.

I have also been running more (in very cold weather I might add).

I am just happy it is the weekend.

Oh yeah and well donuts. :)

Thanks for reading. xo

Thursday, November 20, 2014

how to make // arm strap phone case

Guess what... I finally did a video (reason why there was no post yesterday)! While it is not the best nor is it a Q&A I still think it turned out alright. I was not comfortable enough to do a Q&A but thought a sewing tutorial would be perfect! So I have made a arm strap phone case. I will say I got some inspiration for how the video was filmed from ( She is pretty great, I will say. Go check her out. 

So, here is the final product. Enjoy!

Works best in 480p ( I know it is really bad quality) 

Thanks so much! xo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

holiday favorites.

I have been loving a few things around my house that have to do with the holidays more than usual this time of year.

1// Candles are not really my thing but I have been loving this candle warmer I received from my sister. I am always afraid that something will catch on fire and this assures it will not! Get one here.
2// socks + heater // While I am always a fan of the heater not so much the socks but it has changed and I love socks so very much now. Especially fuzzy, Christmas colored socks.

3// hot cocoa // Most of the time I put down hot cocoa but when you get a hug box of it at the store, well it is tempting.

4// target and Christmas deco. Yes. Yes. Yes.


 Thanks for reading. xo What are your favorite holiday items?

Monday, November 17, 2014

a few crafting tips

Thought I would share a DIY post since I have not in awhile. I have been crafting lately and have made a few awesome things and thought I would share some tips for you all crafters out there.

1. Have a dedicated space.
I often find a big table works great, lay down some newspaper and you are ready to go.

2. Keep it organized.
All my craft supplies is organized in two little 3 drawer plastic containers. I bought even smaller containers to put inside of it and it works out great.

3. Buy a few new things.
Wow, I just told you to go out and buy more things. Yes, buy a few more things to make something new but combining with your old supplies as well.

4. Find inspiration.
I am a creative person but often times I see something and it sparks an idea. Pinterest is very helpful for this.

Thanks for reading. xo

Friday, November 14, 2014

friday funday.

So I did get the donuts.....

I did end up sewing....which didn't turn out quite the best...

And well..I got this cool picture...

It is Friday and I am so glad it is. I am ready for the weekend. It has been crazy. I am excited for this upcoming weeks blog post. Promise they will be more interesting. xoxo

Thursday, November 13, 2014


It has been quite the week this week. Filled with new and exciting things. It has been a full but great week. I have been much enjoying my sewing machines and thrift shopping skills.  Though it has been quite hectic. I have done everything from homework to learning how to work my serger (woo hoo)! Yay! It is almost Friday and I am so excited, especially for some Donuts. Yes. That is it for now. xox

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

thrift store finds (and websites)

    We have this really good thrift store in my town and I love it. Love. It. Just in the past month I have found J.Crew to Chacos for under $3. I have also found this great website called thread up. They have many name brand clothes for really cheap prices. I just ordered an L.L. Bean vest from there for $5 (I had a 10 dollar store credit). I am super excited to get it. In the past month my thrift store finds have consisted of, Target shorts (that fit perfect), Levi Jeans (for .67 cents best. deal. ever.), and some Gap items. It is wonderful. Just thought I would share a few pictures and websites.

Thread Up: (the best thrift store website ever):

Like Twice:

got this for $5 ($10 store credit + shipping)
shorts $1 and shoes $3

I had a $20 store credit so it was practically free

 only $2 (retail $50+)

Have any tips or suggestions? Share!

Friday, November 7, 2014

little mini's

Oh, how I adore babysitting. It is much more of a hobby for me than a job. I just love little kids. They are so refreshing and well it just makes me happy to hang out with them. xox. Have a great weekend.

vintage monopoly

netflix time

her smile >

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

decorating pine cones.

It is after Halloween so i ahve the right to go Christmas craxy. Okay, maybe not quite yet because Thanksgiving hasn't passed but close. I celebrated the fall/Christmas by painting some pinecones while drinking apple cider and listening to Christmas music. Yes. It was glorious.

Awhile back I saw these ombre painted pine cones, so this was my inspiration. This is what I came up with...

Thanks for reading. xo

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


this photo does not give justice to this view


drive home

While a planned camping trip went astray there was some beautiful scenery. I mean it was beautiful. It was a whole new perspective on the idea of a beach. I loved it. Just thought I would share some photos.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

giving it all away // simplifying my life

I was recently inspired by this sermon and this blogger to simplify my life more. I realized I don't need an abundance of things or duplicates. So, I challenged myself to go through everything I own and give away what I don't need. Now, mind that I go through my stuff a lot but this time I think I was more straightforward. For example, I didn't keep something I never used but thought looked nice. As before I might have.

I went through my craft/sewing area (including my fabric), beauty things, purses, clothes, and books. I was so shocked on how much stuff I had that I never used. I came up with three bags full of things to give away and at least one bag of trash. Crazy.

This process can be time consuming, but I highly recommend it. You will be so shocked how much stuff you have.

When simplifying your life here are a few things I suggest:

1. Do you have duplicates? If so, give the one away.
No reason to have duplicates of everything, someone else could use it.

2. Have you used it in the past 6 months?
The likely hood of you using it again is slim to none.

3. The less stuff you have the less you have to clean.
Is is so nice not to have to clean up as much because I don't have as much.

4. Keep it if it's important, but don't keep everything.
Don't give away something that has memory to you.

5. With fewer things you can be so much more content .
If you don't expect to have as much you are more likely to accept what is in front of you.

all the stuff I had and was not using

all the extra toiletries I wasn't using

I don't own many books but I still had a few to give away.

This was my biggest one, fabric. I came up with two big bags of it.

I went from having two boxes full of beauty items to one.

What do you like to do to simplify your life? xo