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.

DSC_0066DSC_0049Cooper thought it was the BEST DAY EVER!!!

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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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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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DSC_0211Now finish drilling the screws into the picture frame. Repeat these steps according to your layout. Now display those sunnies!

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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.

DSC_0075 2There’s one! Now attach the rest of the tassels evenly spaced.

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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

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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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DIY POM POM Picnic Bag

Lately I’ve been spending my Thursday afternoons at Zilker Park, “Austin’s most loved park” with my friends and pooch Cooper. We take some snacks, beer (mostly beer), sit back and enjoy the Texas sun. I always love to take a giant bag to hold all of the many things I end up taking.

So I decided to share this DIY with you on how to turn a standard straw bag into a sassy fiesta ready picnic bag. I got the original straw bag from The Academy Sports+ Outdoors for the banging price of $5.49, but you can find them everywhere this summer.

You’ll need…

  • Plain Straw Bag
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Masking tape
  • All purpose strong glue
  • Scissors
  • POM POM Trim 2 yds
  • X-Small POM POM Trim 2 yds

PINTHIS1. Mask off stripes with your tape

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DSC_02424. Glue along the edge of each color stripe and follow the line with the POM POM trim, pressing down firmly. Do each row and cut when you reach the end of each strip. Repeat this process with the x-small POM POM trim.

Now stuff some yummy treats and hit the park. It couldn’t be much simpler! Tell me what you think and comment below :)

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Effortless Monday

Who hates Mondays? This girl! Especially figuring out what to wear to work after a weekend in shorts, crop tops and sandals. It has been a great summer!

It’s 95 degrees in Austin today and the last thing I want to wear are thick, structured clothes that don’t breathe or move. I also despise most slacks; actually I don’t even own a pair! They’re just not for me. So, the perfect solution was to wear an easy breezy summer dress in this pretty soft print. Effortless Monday work wear!

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IMG_4014Dress/Earrings Forever 21, Pumps Steve Madden, Old MK Purse

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Land of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Fantasy

I just had an amazing weekend in C A L I F O R N I A !! Accompanied by some of my favorite people in this planet, my mother, two cousins and the reason for our trip my little sister Iris. Not that I need a reason to go to Disneyland, I listen to Disney soundtracks at the office from time to time. But, for about two years we talked about taking Iris to Disneyland and we finally made it happen on this 4th of July (we are brave).

Orange County welcomed us with a cozy breezy 75 degrees. Ahhhh..Perfect, and what better way to enjoy that weather than at the beach, Huntington Beach! Where we got to watch some of the pro surfers compete at the Vans US Open Surfing. 

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 OOTD-H&M Shirt/Sandals, Express Shorts, MK Purse, Jack Willis Bracelet

Independence Day we headed out to Disneyland in the AM. Honestly…. I think I was more excited than my sister!!! I have amazing memories from this place and being the Disney fan/child at heart that I am I could not wait to feel the Magic (yes, the damn Disney Magic!) once again. Also they have the best churros!

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My darling sibling!

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Honestly I remembered this castle to be much larger, but was still very cute.

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Side note: Mr. & Ms. Mouse who were married in Sept 30, 1933 have separate homes right next to each other! hmm could it be that Walt Disney found the key to “happily ever after’? Anyway just one of the many things I psychoanalyzed as the day went by and I experienced as an adult at Disneyland. 

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In Mickey’s Mouse Cave. haha!

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OOTD-Asos.com Lion Smock Dress, Steve Madden Ecentric Sneakers, Marc by Marc Jacobs Purse

“I know all of the songs… I am embarrassing!”,  “Nooooh, it means you had a good childhood” – Alan. Wow, seriously when did this kid (teen) become so perceptive.

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And after a whole day being on our feet, laughing and eating churros we ended our day with some of the best fireworks I have seen, yet! Happy late 4th of July!

The next day after eating a well deserved California style breakfast, we ahead to the second park, Disney California Adventures (pretty much a grown up version of a Disneyland). California Adventures has less crowds, better quality food, and booze! Yes! grown up drinks, that only made the rides that much better! They also have a lot of new attractions like Cars Land, A Bugs Life, World of Colors and Ariel’s Underworld Adventure, my favorite.

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Radiator Springs, in Cars Land it looks just like the movie!

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DSC_0018-001DSC_0154OOTD-American Eagle Top, Urban Outfitters Pants, Juicy Rings.

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I hope you enjoyed our pictures, it was very hard to select just a few after out of 600. This was my first adventure blog post! I promise to have many more to share. I had a lot of fun with my family on this trip, and am especially glad that I got to be a part of my little sisters magical memories that like mine, will last a lifetime.

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Bidi Bidi, Anything for Salinas DIY T-Shirt

Give your old T-Shirt new life with your favorite quote! Mine was inspired by the current athletic sportswear vibe and SELENA QUINTANILLA! Bidi Bidi, Bom Bom!

I, along with my cousins was (honestly, still am) obsessed with her! Anyone that knows me can tell you this. Selena in one way or another is a part of many of my best childhood memories. “Anything for Salinas” is a quote from her movie that Jennifer Lopez stared in 1997, portraying the short life of the Queen of Tejano. Anyone that is or was a fan will recognize!

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Heres what you need:

Old T-Shirt
Soft Flock Iron-on alphabet letters ($3.49 online)
Soft Flock Iron-on numbers ($1.84 x2 online)
Iron
Ruler

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Start by laying out your shirt on a flat surface, and peel off the letters you will be using for your quote. Then, place the iron-on letters on your shirt (flock side up), play with the spacing and design according to the look you want.

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I used a ruler to make sure the iron-on letters were spaced evenly and straight.

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Only lay out as many letters as can fit under your iron. Now heat up the iron and press on the iron-on letters for 10 to 15 seconds.

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After ironing the entire message in place, flip the item over and press again from the inside. I added the numbers 95 on the back (date of her death) to get that athletic sport wear feel.

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