It was My Birthday!

Well everyone.  It is that time of year where I get to celebrate my birthday yet again!  Yippee!  I turned 22 this year, which means that I am still a baby and still have soooooo much to learn in life.

But, for my birthday this year my mom, Haley, and I went shopping!  Because, who doesn’t like shopping?

So we started shopping at Forever 21.  And as usual, I didn’t buy anything.  Even though they have some of the cutest clothes, I don’t usually buy anything.

We continued through the mall and stopped at a new store called BoxLunch.  When we entered the store, I immediately noticed that it is a lot like Hot Topic but without the goth.  There are a lot of fandom items that would make any fangirl happy!  There is a lot of items for Harry Potter, Disney, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, and much much more.  But, another reason I like the store is because they give back to community food banks with every purchase.  Who would’ve thought?  So, I bought a mini pop vinyl figure of Hermoine Granger.Present 5

And I bought a Five Nights at Freddy’s mystery box.  There are 12 figures that you could possibly get in the box.  Who doesn’t like a mystery and a surprise?  So, I bought it and got a Toy Bonnie.  I think that he is adorable!

Present 1

We then made our way to Charming Charlie’s where all of their clearance stuff was an additional percentage off!  So, why wouldn’t you want to buy some?  I bought a feather necklace, a leather and rock bracelet, and a leather tassel keychain.  I bought the keychain specifically to hang my Hermoine pop figure, but now I want to buy the other Harry Potter pop figures to hang with her.

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I also bought my first poof!  I love how cute and poofy it is!

Present 3

We then made our way to Home Goods.  And I found a Paris mason jar.  It is big and perfect for keeping…something in.  I don’t know what yet, but I am sure that I will find something to put into it.

Present 2

Finally, we made our way to Walmart where I purchased a Fitbit!  I bought the Fitbit Alta and couldn’t be happier with my purchase.  I like wearing it and seeing how many steps I take and how many calories I have burned.  It’s awesome!

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And, I also received a Paris tote from my family!  Isn’t it cute?

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So, yeah.  That’s what I did for my birthday.  Not super exciting, but I did have a good day!  It was nice to spend time with my mom and sister and do some shopping.  I hope you all have a good rest of your day!

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Finds and Fashions-Turquoise (My Favorite Color!)

Turquoise fashions sheer top, khaki skirt title

 

Hello! How is your week going? I am enjoying my last few days of school, letting the kids just play and trying to get the room cleaned up and organized. I have lots planned for this summer at home!

As you can see, I have a new model this time! Rozy decided it was her turn! I decided to go with my favorite color this time-turquoise!!!  These outfits are great for those summer outings and parties you are going to. A turquoise, white, and blue striped 3/4 sleeve top is perfect with white jeans.  I added gold jewelry, a navy purse and turquoise sandals.

Turquoise fashions blue, white top and white jeans

turquoise fashions blue, white, turquoise top, gold jewelry

Next up, a turquoise print sheer top with a khaki skirt. I love how flowey this top is and it goes with so many different things. I added a salmon colored beaded necklace, salmon colored sandals and a floral wallet.

Turquoise fashions sheer top, khaki skirt

The close-up is kind of blurry-sorry!

turquoise fashions turquoise top with pink necklace

The last outfit is a turquoise, navy and green tank with silver trim. A denim skirt is a classic for any top you put with it! I added silver jewelry and the same navy purse as the first outfit. I also have white and silver sandals.

turquoise fashions, denim skirt print top

turquoise fashions print top silver jewelry

I hope you enjoyed this ‘turquoise’ post! Have a wonderful week!!

Sunshine and Blessings

TASSEL KEYCHAIN AND NECKLACES

 

tassel necklace title

Have you made tassels before? I remember making these as a kid, and they are still cool now! I wrapped embroidery thread around a piece of cardboard that was the length I wanted. Keeping the string together, but pulling it off the cardboard, I opened up the o-ring and wrapped it through the thread at the top. I closed the o-ring and then I tied another piece of thread around the top, just under the o-ring. Trim the bottom of the thread until it is even. I will get up pictures as soon as I can.  Now you get to add the fun stuff!

Here are some of the pieces I gathered from around the house plus I bought a few from Hobby Lobby. I have kept a pitcher, since the girls were small, with all little trinkets that were broken or came off of other jewelry or toys.

tassel key chain pieces and parts

I took an o-ring and stretched it a little with the pliers so I could add some items to it. The first one I did for Lauren. I added a pink heart, a white piece from an earring, a key and her initial.

tassel key chain jump ring

I love the kind of old-fashioned look of the ‘L.’ This one I added to a chain for a necklace.

tassel necklace pink heart 'L'

tassel necklace pink heart 'L' initial

The next one is also a necklace. I found this piece with the words ‘Be Strong and Courageous’ and knew I wanted to add it. I added another piece from an earring and some chain and beads from a broken necklace. (sorry for the blurry picture!)

tassel necklace be strong and courageous

Lastly I did a key-chain. I especially love the colors of this one. The thread has some shine to it and is so pretty. I had a little sparkly Scottie Dog from an old necklace and a charm with clocks on it. I added some turquoise pony beads too.

tassel keychain turquoise numbers

There are so many different ways to make these! I especially like that you can personalize them. Thanks for coming by today!

Sunshine and Blessings