Newspaper Nails

November 26, 2011

Ever get tired of monochromatic nails? Then try this simple tip to spice up your polish.

Just take some white nail polish and evenly coat your nails. Be sure that it is very dry before continuing. Take a newspaper and cut out ten pieces, a bit larger than your nail. Pour rubbing alcohol over a nail and immediately press a piece of newspaper down on it, holding it there for at least 30 seconds. Pull the newspaper off carefully. Repeat these steps on all of the nails. You can have even more fun with this by finding words or pictures you really like. Or try a piece of newspaper with color. Have fun!

Sundress Fun in Winter Cold

November 23, 2011

Sundress Fun in Winter Cold

Easy-Sew Shorts

November 21, 2011

Well, I promised I would post pictures of what I did with the things from the big sale a while ago. These are the pictures of the pinstriped pants I bought. I made them into shorts. The belt is removable, and I will post directions on how to make it another time. 

Inspired Vintage

Inspired Vintage

Holiday Evening Wear

November 18, 2011

Holiday Evening Wear

Here are some ideas for that fancy occasion. Keep things elegant and simple with touches of black. Add some sparkle with jewelry and top it off with a pop of color. 

Verse to Encourage You

November 13, 2011

1 Timothy 2:9-10
I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. 

Basic Sewing

November 10, 2011

This is a very basic instructional for making the dress I posted a while ago. There are no measurements in this instructional.

Take a large piece of fabric.

Fold the fabric in two so that both rough edges are on one side and the fold on the other.

Sew the rough ends together.

Hem the bottom and top of the tube of fabric.

Cut out 2 pieces of rectangle shaped fabric and sew down rough edges on the side you want to face inside.

Cut out 2 triangle shaped pieces of coordinating fabric. Sew the rough edges down of the side you want to face inside.

Sew straps onto dress. The triangle shaped ones go in the front and the rectangle in the back.
Turn right side out and voila!

Finish off with a belt to give the dress shape :-D


November 8, 2011

What camera and lens do you use?

Canon Rebel T3i ( different than a T3) with a 50mm 1.4 lens ( I always say, SO worth the investment- the lenses really are what take you photos to the next level)
Who takes your photos?
My mom, Karin and my sister, Chloe take nearly all of my outfit post photographs. Other pictures are taken by me or friends.
How do you film and edit your movies?
I film my videos with my dslr and edit them with Media Impressions
Where do you like to shop?
I LOVE shopping on Etsy. It's like thrift shopping online, but better! 
What do you do for a living?
I am a portrait and wedding photographer, as well as a full time student.
How tall are you?
I'm 5'11" 
Who is your favorite photographer?
So hard to choose! I guess I would have to say my top favorite would be Jose Villa. I am also a big fan of Amanda K
What inspired you to cut your hair?
I have been noticing a growing trend with the pixie cuts (ie. Anne Hathaway & Ginnifer Goodwin) and thought they were so cute! I have to say I am super glad that I did it. I LOVE having short hair- it is so easy and effortless!

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