DIY | Baby Moccasin Booties

Its a girl!

My cousin is having a baby girl, and I seriously can’t wait to spoil her. This past weekend was her baby shower and auntie-to-be got her some dope baby gear (Did you know they have baby wipes heaters now? blew my mind). Naturally I didn’t stop there I had to make her something a little less ordinary, gold and adorable. So I made her these….

GOLD BABY MOCCASSIN BOOTIES

This is my cuuuutest DIY, yet.

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This DIY is very easy, and you can hand sew.

Here is what you will need:

Baby Booties Pattern

12″ x 12″ Pleather Fabric

Leather Laces

Thread

Needle

Rotary Hole Puncher

Scissors

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 Other tools:

E-600 Glue

Pen or Marker

Baby Moccasin Pattern

I had to hand draw my own pattern, but you don’t! You can print this pattern and use for your baby booties. The pattern piece is for a size 1 bootie. Just print larger for larger sizes!

Start by cutting the bootie pattern and trace it twice on the back side of your fabric (make sure to flip over the sole piece for the right side bootie).

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Now cut your pieces, and set the extra fabric aside.

Using the rotary hole puncher, cut the marked circles on the heel piece and cut the two lines on the front piece.

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Sew the heel piece with the sole piece (leather facing in).

Use binder clips or clothespins to hold the fabric together if needed. Make sure to position the piece so it is even. Sew 1/8″ from edge to secure.

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Now sew the front piece on to the sole piece, over lapping into the heel piece at each end.

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Now flip your bootie inside out, and lace them up!

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You can leave them as is, or do as I did and make them Moccasin Baby Booties.

Using extra fabric cut out two 1″ x 2″ pieces, then cut 1″ slices across to create fringe for that moccasin look. Now simply glue the pieces (fringe down) across the front part of your booties.

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Aren’t they adorable!!!

Pocahontas wishes she had these flawless baby moccasin booties.

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Drunk or Sober?

It’s Thursday, and we are all itching for the weekend.

Your girl has been hustling this week! I am 7 weeks into my event planning certification course and have honestly loved every minute. This course is an example how I would have liked my college courses to have been taught, with real life skills not just memorizing terms! My classmates and I have learned about contracts, taxes, food handling licenses, and state/city permits. On top of all the fun aesthetic details of what makes a great party (what I am good at).  We already hosted our first wedding too!

Now add a full-time job….AY! Naturally, I’ve made time to make some crafts, even though I should actually be going to the gym. Oh well, that’s why I go out on the weekends and dance! Needless to say I think I deserve a drank this weekend, but not before sharing my young professional simple #OOTD.

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GODZILLA BUTT! Those bumps are from the skirts zipper!

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But, I don’t want to got to work…..
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`I have found the perfect weekend clutch!!! find it at http://www.missguided.co.uk/

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Have a great weekend! Whether you are drunk or sober be safe, use Uber, and make sure to follow me :)

What I wore:

Blouse, H&M | Pencil Skirt, Armani Exchange | Blazer, Forever 21 | Booties, Chinese Laundry

Earrings, Express | Sunnies, Quay Australia

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DIY | MOD PENDANT LIGHT

HI!

Its been two weeks since I posted anything… sorry. Austin City Limits happened and I managed to attend both weekends. Because I’ve evolved into this festival junkie, but OH MY GAWD! It was bananas! I have just recently re-adjusted my sleeping pattern and finally finished this, sigh….

DIY | MOD DIAMOND PENDANT LIGHT

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Here’s what you will need:

Shelve bracket

3-Way Socket w/ Turn Knob

Light fixture cord

Lightbulb

2- 3/8 in Round hardwood dowel

Metallic Silver spray paint

Glue (I used Gorrilla Glue, but hot glue will also do the job)

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Power drill

Screwdriver

Hand saw

Start by cutting the hardwood dowel using a hand saw into the following sizes:12- 6inch | 6- 9inch. Create a hexagon using 6 of the 6 inch sticks, and glue them together.

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This next step is just like playing with Legos. Take the top of the 3-Way Socket and the 6- 9inch sticks, glue each stick at every corner of your hexagon first, then to the top of the socket.

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Pull the light fixture cord through the top hole of the 3- Way Socket. Then…

Separate the metal ends of the light fixture cord, take the bottom of the 3-Way Socket and unscrew the (two) screws on each end. Wrap each metal end to each screw and tighten it with the screwdriver.

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Then simply attach the two 3-Way socket top/bottom together, and pull the light fixture cord back.

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You will now need to glue the other 6- 6inch sticks together to make the bottom point of the diamond…(Shine bright like a diamond…RIRI stuck in my head!). Again glue each stick to each corner of the hexagon and then together to make the point ^^^^^^^.

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Now spray paint the crap out of it, and make a little dance because your almost done!

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Attach the bracket to your wall with a power drill or screwdriver, add a light bulb and wrap the cord in/out of the bracket and let it hang! You now have a minimalist, chic pendant light that will bring more light into your home.

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Let me know what you think in a comment below! And keep posted for upcoming projects and #ootds.

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DIY | HANGING CLOTHES RACK

HOLA HOLA!!

I recently moved into the most charming old Victorian style home, but with its charm came  less closet space! (You can’t have it all!). Even though I donated a lot of stuff, I still needed more storage space. Mainly rack space, but I didn’t want it to bulk up my dressing room. So, I decided to building my own hanging clothes rack, sort of like a boutique. And it turned out amazing, I was honestly very proud.

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Here’s what you need to make it!

 You can find it all at The Home Depot.

1″in x 50″in Plain Steel Rod

7 ft Stainless Steel Wire Rope

1 Set, Aluminium Ferrules

4 1/4″in Cobra Anchors

2 Wire Ring Anchor Point

All for under $25!

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Extra tools:

Power Drill

Wire Cutters

Pliers

Ladder?

Tip: Home Depot can cut the steel rod at any size you want.

Hold the steel rod against the ceiling and make a mark (with pen or pencil) at each end, on that same mark hold the wire ring and make two marks in each hole.

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Then install the cobra anchors on your marks. Using your power drill, pierce the ceiling using the tip of the driller toggle and screw it into the ceiling, then slide the body through.

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Insert the machined screw through the wire ring anchor “hole”, then screw clockwise into the anchor until firmly in place. Repeat this step to install both wire rings.

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Now take one of the steel ferrules and slide one end of wire rope through.

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Loop the wire rope through the wire ring anchor, then slide the same end of the wire rope through the ferrule and hold.

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Using the pliers crimp (press) the ferrule tightly, so that the wire can’t pull through. You will need to repeat these steps at the other end of the hanging clothes rack.

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Take the wire rope then pull it through both the steel rod, and the wire anchor. While you hold the steel rod repeat the last steps and install the other ferrule.

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Cut the extra wire rope with the wire cutters…and Voila!

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H-Town, Beaches & Besties

I’ve probably visited Houston, TX about five times this year, but this was one of the most memorable trips yet. This past Saturday my HTOWN besties and I headed out to Galveston Island. A Texas oasis only an hour away from the city, were we spend the day at the Beach. It was also Cooper’s (my dawg!) first time seeing the ocean so it was kind of a big deal for us.

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Jamaica Beach- Galveston, Texas.

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Yup, that’s my 18 lbs dog crushing waves.

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The besties, Charlotte & Ameth.

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They played Frisbee and we……played it cool.

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Thank you, Cisnero’s Family for having us.

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It wouldn’t be a good post without a sunset picture and my beach #OOTD.

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I guess I am breaking the rules by wearing white pants after Labor day, but its still summer in Texas. Its hot and these are very comfy!

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Was wearing.

Top & Pants, H&M | Sunnies & Sandals, Asos.com | Rings & Necklace, Nasty Gal, Urban Outfitters.

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DIY | Sunnies Display

Hello! My name is Priscilla Sandoval and I am a sunglasses hoarder!

While in the process of moving last week I realized that my old sunnies display could no longer hold my growing collection. So, I decided to make a new one and share my DIY….it only cost me $15.

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Here’s what you will need:

Picture Frame -$10

Jewelry Wire- $2.50

Cutting Pliers

Ruler

Power Drill

Screws -$2.50

Pen or Pencil

DSC_0122Start by laying out your sunglasses inside the picture frame to determine your general layout.

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Use a ruler to evenly space where you would like your sunglasses to hang. Make a mark with your pen or pencil, on both ends of the picture frame.

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Now safely drill each screw on your pen/pencil marks using the powerdrill.

DO NOT DRILL THE SCREWS IN ALL THE WAY.

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One down, five more to go.

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Once all of your screws are drilled in, take the jewelry wire and measure it across your picture frame (leave some extra). Then cut the wire using the cutting pliers.

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HOLYBITE & HOTPANTS

Happy Monday, DANDY friends!

Today I wore “my Hot Pants” (under my pants) to work. In honor of one of my favorite bloggers “DO THE HOTPANTS” -Dana Suchow and her recent post “Photos I wish I didn’t Photoshop”. Read here –> http://dothehotpants.com/2014/08/04/photos-i-wish-i-didnt-photoshop/ I’ve been a fan of her blog for a while now, and was surprised when she “came clean” about  using Photoshop to fix her “flaws”. RESPECT GUURL!!!

I have been blogging for a little over two months now, and can honestly say that the only reason why I didn’t start earlier, was because I didn’t think I was “skinny, pretty, or cool enough”. I got over that quick!  Because I accept the fact that no one is perfect and that we are all “unique god damn snowflakes!” Suchow’s mission is to inspire readers like me, to accept themselves and learn to love their flaws, big and small.

I want to let her know that I am INSPIRED!! and that I accept my big hips, thighs and freckles.

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Yes, I’m wearing a huge burger t-shirt to work.

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I got my grandma’s hips, I love her and I love me.

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OOTD:

HOLY BITE Shirt: Zara/ Pants: H&M/ Purse: Urban Outfitters/ Sunnies: asos.com/ Shoes: Aldo

DIY: Hassle Free Tassel Necklace

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with tassels, and when I came across this statement necklace I just had to “make it”. With my own twist and not green!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

A simple chain necklace

Embroidery thread

15 MM Gauge Jump Rings

Jewelry Pliers

 Scissors

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Start by making the tassels.

Using half of one embroidery thread link, evenly wrap the thread around 4 of your fingers back and forth creating a “circle”.

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Then carefully slide the “circle”  off your fingers maintaining the thread wrapped in a circle/loop.

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Now using the jewelry pliers open up a jump ring, and slide it in and out the thread circle.

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Using your scissors, cut about 3-4 inches of the embroidery thread and wrap it around the top of the thread circle (close to the jump ring) then, make a tight knot to secure your tassel.

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With the scissors cut across the loop end of the tassel, letting the thread hang loose.

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Voila! You have a tassel. (Now you only need about 10 more!) Repeat these steps to make more tassels. Finally, using the jewelry pliers attach your tassels to the chain necklace by  closing the jump around the chain.

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And your done!

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Here’s how I wore it to work today!

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That’s my I would rather be crafting face! lol 

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Dirty Sixth

I have only been in Austin for about a year and a half now, but my experience in this city wouldn’t be the same without 6th street. I have yet to meet anyone in Austin who doesn’t have a bizarre if not delirious memory of a night on 6th Street “Dirty Sixth”. Let’s blame the cheap drinks, food trucks and live music for that, but there is something here for everyone.

Dirty Sixth is also the home to the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema which is where I was headed to, but not before snapping some pictures of my OOTD. Lately i’ve been wearing a lot of black, maybe because I’m grieving over turning 25 this past weekend. I am happy to have made it this far, and hope to share more over the next quarter of a century.

These amazing photos by my buddy @ http://www.somethingstandard.com 

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Dress, asos.com| Hat, Urban Outfitters| Booties, Aldo| Jewelry everywhere! H&M, Urban, Mexico, Cali Couture, Jack Willis, Aldo lol

Tell me your experience at dirty sixth, on a comment below!

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Hill Country Day Trippin’

I’ve driven through the Texas Hill Country about 20 times now, but had never had the chance to stop and enjoy the charming city of Fredericksburg. Until this past Saturday!

Fredericksburg is a small city off of I-10, that was founded in 1846 by migrant germans protected under the “Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas”. It is also known as the Peach Capital of Texas and Noblemen’s Society.

Fredericksburg is filled with cute local shops, art galleries, german restaurants, museums and wineries. Oh! and Dogologie, “a premier store for your canine family members”, LITERALLLY! They carry dog socks, different breed collectives, dog strollers and more, they will make your dog feel like a street dog.

Early Saturday, Dave, Ryan and I headed out to Fredericksburg. We wandered through Main St and discovered several high-end shops, and art galleries (with paintings up to, 75K, YIKES!) Most of the shops on Main St, offer a variety of locally made handmade goods, and vintage artifacts, a dream!

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We had lunch at The Auslander Restaurant, that offers German cuisine and the largest beer selections in the Hill Country.

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Dave & Ryan

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Spaten Oktoberfest German Beer & Opa’s Sausage Sandwich

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On the way back to Austin, we made a quick stop at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. This park protects the birthplace, home, ranch and final resting place of LBJ, the 36th President of the United States. Who we learned to be a real badass president who was responsible for designing the “Great Society” legislation that included laws that upheld civil rights, environmental protection, aid to education, urban and rural development and his “War on Poverty”.

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Jumpsuit Forever 21/ Bracelets Aldo/ Bag HM/ Sunnies Tory Burch

Our last stop was at the Bariloche Farm, an all natural farm with all homemade ice cream, smoothies, jams, and of course peach cobbler! I highly recommend this place is it everything you picture the Hill Country to be.

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Photos of me by Ryan Walters at http://www.somethingstandard.com

Other photos by me.

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