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Look of the Day: Black and White and Green All Over.

And then all of a sudden it is August 11th.

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I have been away for a little while mostly because I was on a surprise birthday road trip with my boyfriend (who planned AND manged to keep it a secret) to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado…and then I had to recover from my road trip, I will be posting more on that later on…hopefully the day after my birthday which is tomorrow…..wooohoooo

In the meantime I’m here to share a little photo shoot I did with my handmade skirt after a work meeting the other day. The office I “work out of” is at the LA River Center and Gardens so it’s a pretty lush green place in the middle of a very urban landscape. If this skirt seems familiar to you then you get an A+ for paying attention because it is made from the same fabric as this handmade shirt, what can I say…I like a bold black and white polka dot.
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I became best friends with this plant.

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Twirly.
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The necklace I wear almost 24/7.

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These shoes have become a fast favorite (after I broke them in and bandaged my wounds) they are comfortable flats that immediately class up an outfit.

DIY: Boot Shapers

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Here in Southern California we are experiencing “Sinter”, spring going by the name of winter. The weather doesn’t know what it is doing half of the time, one days it’s cold the next its almost hot…now I’m not complaining because I’d rather this than snow any day (sorry everyone else in the country) but regardless I want to wear my cute boots because the calendar says February and it is my right to wear cute boots in “winter” (even is it is too warm).

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The idea for this DIY was sparked by my boots spooning each other in my closet, now spooning may be appropriate in some situations but never when it comes to my boots.
I have been scoping out boot shapers for some time now and I have been unable to bring myself to spend $10 (or more) on things that I knew I could make.  Today inspiration came to me while I was pondering my spooning boots, I could use the packing pillows from all of my amazon purchases which I just didn’t have the hear to throw out!
With that spark this DIY was born, enjoy!

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You will need:

Fabric
Duct Tape
Fabric Scissors
Packing Pillows
A Sewing Machine

Side note about the fabric: It was on sale at Ikea for $25 for an ENTIRE bolt of fabric…so now I will probably use this fabric for every functional sewing DIY I make (my kitchen curtains are already made from it).

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Steps 1 and 2: Fold your packing pillows in half (if you have the individual perforated kind) and duct tape one end.

Steps 3 and 4: Put the untaped ends together and tape around the middle.

Your stuffers are done, you can stop here if you don’t feel like sewing…but it will be quick I promise.

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Step 5: Cut 2 strips of fabric about 28 inches long and 6 inches across.

 I kind of guesstimated these measurements based on the size of my stuffers…it’s not exact but it works.

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Step 6: Sew up the two long ends of your covers.

Now you may be thinking that you are making long skinny pillows…and you would be right.

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Steps 7 and 8: Admire your freshly sewn covers and flip them right side out.

Steps 9 and 10: Put your stuffers into the cover and sew the ends.

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Ta da!!!!
Now your boots won’t be caught spooning in your closet!

Life: Goals.

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Oh hi there, remember me? I used to blog consistently but then life got in the way and I went on almost a year hiatus, I’m back now in a new apartment, with not one but two new jobs, a new bf, and new inspiration so prepapre yourself for new diy’s for food, fashion, and life with all kinds of rambly goodness.

I want to start my comeback with some goals for the years, it’s a bit unusual to start New Years resolutions on February 2nd but whatevs…I do what I want.

All of these pictures are moments snapped on my phone all through last year…so now you’re up to date.

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Goal 1. Meditate

This is a relatively unusual goal for me because I have never been one to be into meditation and all of that hippy mumbo jumbo (no offense to anyone who practices meditation regularly…I am jaded by my time with the hippies in the Redwoods during college). I am really into the idea of quick meditations because although I am more stable than I was a year ago my life is full of dumb little stressors that really affect my life (I am also a professional at stressing…thanks gramma).

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Goal 2. Eat Better

I have been a vegetarian for almost 8 years now (more veggie themed posts in the future) and I don’t eat very well…which is actually super easy to do as a veggie. I love sweets, salt, and carbs. I mostly avoid crazy processed foods (except oreos…oops) but I want to get a solid fruit and veggie diet going because graham crackers can’t sustain me forever…..or can they???

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Goal 3. Wake up earlier

Ugh…writing this down actually hurts my soul because I HATE HATE HATE (times a billion) waking up early…to me it is the worst thing I can I do all day…I will gladly do ANY household, garden, or work chore so long as I don’t have to wake up early to do it. I want to wake up earlier because I feel like my productivity will exponentially increase and I want to get to those weekend yard sales before all the good stuff is gone (aka when I start rolling in).

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Goal 4. “Do the Blog”

“Do the blog” is actually what I told Siro (man Siri) while I was driving feeling inspired by this actual post (I don’t have a radio while I drive because I drive a “beater” car so I think about stuff). I want to get back into blogging because it is a good way to stay inspired and accountable to myself.

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Soo that’s that…I’m back with new goals and a new outlook so I hope you keep me accountable bloggy mc bloggerson.

❤ Whitney