Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DIY Ideas: A Crate for my Bike

So, I finally bought a bike in August (behold its beauty below).

I contemplated buying one the whole Summer and so when I finally decided to make the splurge and spend money to buy one, I hardly had time to ride it due to work trips and vacations (I know, life is tough-kidding)...and then Winter happened! And now by the time I come home from work, there's hardly any light out for bike riding.

I'm gearing up for the spring/summer time when I can ride my bike more often. I really want to install a bike crate to hold my things while riding. Look how awesome a bike looks with a crate:

Now I just need to find the perfect sized crate!

Additional articles on bike crates:
Why Crates are Great
How to Turn a Vintage Metal Picnic Basket into a Bicycle Crate

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DIY: Wall Art

I moved into a place of my own about a year ago...which at the time,  was really exciting and overwhelming all at once. Suddenly, there are a lot of expenses that you take on by yourself; because for once, you can't split the cost of everything with roommates anymore. I realized it took me awhile to start decorating my place because the initial living expenses were just getting a little too much. Don't get me wrong, I can afford my place... I was just getting a little worried about how much I was spending since it was more than what I was use to.

I really wanted to decorate my place without breaking the bank, but buying framed art can get really pricey; so I decided to make my own. I would pin ideas on Pinterest for inspiration and thought of ways to create something similar for a lot cheaper.

I bought frames from Marshall's for $14.99 and poster board paper, which was 5 for $2.99 from Michael's (I love using their coupons!!!).  So that's about $50 for 3 pieces of framed art.

I sketched them out in pencil on the poster board then used Sharpie/black ink to fill it in. For the watercolor effect, I used a dab of acrylic paint and dipped the paint brush in water before applying. And here are the results:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Songs to Get You Through the Day!

Every now and then, I fall into a deep lull at work and creating a playlist of new songs is the only thing that helps me get through the day. So today I wanted to share with you my playlist:

I hope you enjoy it! This playlist was brought to you by Grooveshark. They are pretty awesome... and no, they didn't pay me to say that.

Monday, February 16, 2015

DIY Recipe: How to Make Sushi Rolls

This Valentine's Day we decided to make sushi and watch Wedding Crashers. Although we are not expert sushi makers it was a lot of fun to make together and eat the results of our clueless hard work.The best part about making your own rolls is that you can put all your favorites in it! If you want to get an idea of how to make some spicy tuna rolls or just stare at more pictures of sushi like this one here:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Year, New Goals.

After getting hired and moving to a different city, I realized how much I missed my severely neglected blog. When the New Year started... I asked myself why I wasn't writing in here as much as I use to. Sure, I got a new job, but why did I stop? I'm thinking that I probably lost some passion for what I was writing about.

So I decided that I would try again. This year I made small goals for myself... and this included keeping a drawing journal. I have loved scribbling in notebooks ever since college, but I realized I never kept a notebook that solely held these little drawings of mine. So I would like to share with you my first entry of my drawing journal.   My goal is to draw at least 1 picture a week and I hope to share each and everyone one of my entries with you.

City View from Millenium Park - Chicago, IL
Medium: Lined paper, black felt tip marker, red liquid ink

This drawing was inspired by my Chicago trip, where I visited my old college roommates last November. Chicago is such a beautiful city, but it is also extremely cold there!! So glad I was able to experience Chicago with such good friends.

 I Would Be Sad - Avett Brothers

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Favorites of the Moment

You would think that because I have a job I would have money to afford certain things, but the truth is student loans and car payments keep me from going on shopping sprees. So just like when I was a poor college student, the trend of internet browsing continues. Here are my favorites of the moment:

1. Dorothy Perkins Stone Embellished Trim Tee
2. ASOS Full Skirt
3. Chloe Marcie Satchel
4. Gap Suede Loafers
5. Patricia Nash Handbag, Londra Tote
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