Meow // Arm the Animals

January 29, 2016

Filed Under : Sam - Style

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The furry thing in my lap is Shawn. Don’t let her cute face deceive you. She’s really a little troublemaker and loves to step on my face at 6am. She was adopted into our family in September and we’ve loved her ever since. She’s been a little ball of energy, always keeping us entertained.

The gear I’m sporting is by Arm the Animals, a retailer who donates their proceeds to rescue animal shelters. They’re on a mission to give animals a voice and save as many as they can! Help them out and check out their cool gear here! The one I’m wearing is this one!

Til next time,

Chris

I had a Dream

January 19, 2016

Filed Under : Style

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To welcome 2016 I did something a little different. Stepped out my comfort zone. Overcame a small fear of mine.

I did a cover of the first song I learned on guitar, Dream by Priscilla Ahn. Not only does the song hold a special place in my life as the first tune I set my mind on learning, but the lyrics stays with me to this day as a reminder. Keep the dream alive as we go through the stages and hardships of our lives.

I’m not a pro guitarist, but I enjoy playing chords and singing along with my squeaky and shaky voice. And special thanks to the photography/videography skills of my talented friend, Jennifer Nguyen (J.Nguyen Photography). She really made me look like I knew what I was doing! Check out her other work, here and here!

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So here is the video! Enjoy!….(The nerves get the best of me sometimes. Excuse the parts where I mess up the chords and singing!)

Chris

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Brandy Melville turtleneck (similar here)

H&M faux suede skirt

Dolce Vita boots

Forever 21 wide brim hat

DIY // Trick or Treat Grab Basket

October 29, 2015

Filed Under : DIY

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When all you have for Halloween decorations is a wimpy ghost hanging from your front door, this little DIY is definitely needed to make my home more festive for when the little trick-or-treaters stop by. Another easy-to-make project that will take you no time!

Let’s get started!

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Items you will need:

  • a basket (preferably black, but if not I used black spray paint)
  • black and orange twine
  • a slab of wood
  • screws (not pictured)
  • screw driver
  • metal wiring (optional if you want to make it a hanging door decor)
  • hot glue gun (not pictured)

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Go crazy and spray paint the basket black to go along with the Halloween theme.

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The trickiest part of this DIY was placing the screws in the right area. I first placed the screws between the wires where the basket could hold itself up securely and wouldn’t slip in and out. When I was sure the screws were in the ideal spot, I drilled them in.

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The last step is to use the orange and black twine and a hot glue gun to create a festive pattern.

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And then print out “TRICK OR TREAT” on card stock, cut out the type, and hot gun glue it onto the string patterns.

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You can choose to attach metal wire to the back of the wood piece and hang it onto your front door!

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Happy Halloween and stay safe!

Chris

DIY // Lace Up Style Dress

October 8, 2015

Filed Under : DIY - Style

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After some online window shopping (thanks to Pinterest), I came across this one Nasty Gal lace up dress. Something about that pirate, Renaissance-y, shoe lace style that just catches my attention. However, I wasn’t willing to spend the money on it and instead I made it my next project.

Here are some inspirations I came across while browsing:

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 {Nasty Gal, Forever 21, Tobi.com}

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So this is just some of the things you will need. Other things that I used that are not pictured are:

  • A black dress (or in my case I used a $10 H&M t-shirt dress)
  • Hammer
  • Eyelet anvil (comes in a kit that you can buy at your local craft store)
  • Pins (optional)
  • White pencil (optional)

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Measure how deep you want your V-neck to be and use a white pencil to mark where you want to cut.

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Cut down the line and fold back excess fabric to get the desired width for the V-neck.

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For my deep V length, I measured that 5 eyelets were enough for each side. Using the white pencil, I marked the center of where I want each of my eyelets to be.

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I used the pins to hold back the excess fabric in place while I worked on each eyelet.

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Using the anvil place the eyelet in between to get ready to hammer together.

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Once you have the anvil in place, hammer it down till the eyelet is secure and repeat 9 more times!

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Anddddd we are done! Just take the suede and string it through!

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Thanks for reading!

Chris

Hallowoof // First Day of October

October 1, 2015

Filed Under : Sam

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Well…2015 is going by too fast. To celebrate the first day of October, here is Sam in her first costume option. I swear she is a girl pup, but it’s just cuter to see her in a bow tie and mini top hat!

Look out every week leading up to Halloween for a new Sam costume!

Chris

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