Thursday, November 20, 2014

home decor diy.

I have a few quick diy home decor items. Some supplies you will have lying around the house and others you can find at places such as the dollar store.

Painted pots:
This is such an easy diy, especially since the supplies are relatively cheap! What you will need is:
-clay pots (dollar store $1)
-paint (dollar store $3)
-paint brushes (dollar store $1)
-small plants (ikea $3/each)
-washi tape (target $1)

Clip board photo frame:
This speaks for itself. I got a bunch of prints from Winners for $6 (for 10) and chose one print. I then got a clip board at guessed it! Dollar store! It was $1.25. Put them together and there you have an easy and modern looking frame. 

Calendar Print:
The last diy is an easy idea especially as the new year starts (in a little over a month?!). I went to my local craft store and hit up the clearance frames. I got this one for $9. I went for a larger frame so it appears to be more extravagant (my own view). I then was looking for a picture when I decided to use an old calendar! I went through my Audrey Hepburn calendar and found a photo I liked. Cut it out to fit in the frame and gave it a new life. Easy and chic!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Disneyland + Photoshoot.

So there is no secret that I love Disneyland. I am 24 and have (now) been 3 times. The last time I visited I was 14 years old and was excited to return 10 years later, alongside another HUGE Disney fan; my dad. It was an amazing trip for the two of us, we enjoyed every minute! Between the food, rides, scenery and shops, we were never bored.

We went to the park for 8 days in a row! Although a costly amount, when you have travelled that far, it was worth it! While I was there I really wanted to get a few great photos in the park. With my past in modelling, photoshoots are something I enjoy and photos are a cheap way to remember the amazing trip.









*I want to put a quick blurb about the theme of the photos. I was lucky enough to stumble upon The Girls with Glasses very own Disneyland shoot before I left. I gathered inspiration from their photos (who can pass up the adorable crocheted Mickey Mouse?!).

Friday, May 30, 2014

the small things.

awesome. There are a few things that I want to share:
as of recently I have lost two immediate family members. It has been a long and difficult journey but I just remember that in amongst the lowest of lows, there are still things that are just awesome. Neil Pasricha, who wrote The Book of Awesome, was my inspiration when it came to this post. I want to share some things, no matter how small, that make me happy and grateful.

Here are the first 10 I wrote:

1. when you don’t have a headache anymore. You appreciate feeling normal compared to a dreaded, consuming headache.

2. when you chip your nail polish and then pick all of the rest off. You know the stubborn half a nail that will not budge, which makes a clean nail so much more satisfactory.

3. when you finish a really good book. There is such a satisfaction when you finish a book that leaves you extremely happy.

4. when you start a really good book. When you get to the second or third chapter and already know you have fallen in love.

5. not wanting a really good book to end. There is a bittersweet joy when you love a book enough to never want it to end. Or you are jealous of those who haven’t read it, as they can read it for the first time.

6. rainy days.  So fresh and melancholy. Once in a while you need a rainy day so you can hang out at home, bake, clean and watch movies in bed.

7. rainy days on a Sunday. When you actually get to take full advantage of a rainy day, when it’s on a Sunday. You don’t have any Saturday errands and you can actually take advantage of the rainy day taking place on Sunday.

8. finishing a beauty product. Beauty products generally take so long to use. Unless it’s your Holy Grail product, there is definitely satisfaction in finally finishing a tube of lip gloss or hitting pan on a blush or powder.

9. having a smoothie blend completely on the first time. When you add the perfect amount of liquid and solids.

10. surprise discount at the checkout. When something is on sale and when the teller rings it up it is even cheaper!