4.29.2013

DIY : PERSONALIZED WALL ART


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My boyfriend and I haven’t quite come to a decision as to what the perfect headboard/wall art would be yet so I created this wall of memories to give a little more interest to the room beyond a naked wall.  I think it came out quite well!  At some point we will have a real headboard or discover the perfect piece of art to put there, but for now, I quite like looking at some of our favourite pictures as we head to bed at night. The best part is that it cost me next to nothing and I only had to put 4 small holes in the wall!

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Here is what you will need:
- your pictures. I chose to do all mine in black and white to keep a clean look, otherwise it would have been way to busy looking. I also printed more than I needed so I can switch them out periodically.
-scissors
-clothes pins
-Thick string (I like the look of this rustic string I got from the dollar store)
- A hammer
- 4 small nails

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Create these two “base” stabilizing strings with the four nails and the string (I doubled mine up to give it some extra strength).  Make sure they are as tight as they can get because they will need to support the strings of pictures and they will start to bend into the middle if they aren’t tight.

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Add as many strings as you please (I ended up adding one more once I had all the pictures up because it looked sparse).

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The final product!

Let me know if you like it, if you try it or if you have something similar!

Xo, Andrea
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4.27.2013

ANIMALS ALWAYS BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE


HAPPY SATURDAY :)

The family pets at my mom's house,  Sabbie and Chico.  I love the part at the end when Chico starts to clean Sabbie's ears, he hates when Chico does that! Haha Too cute.

Xo, Andrea
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4.24.2013

SHEER POLKA DOTS TO COVER MY EXTRA HOLIDAY POUNDS!


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Top - Vintage
Shoes - Aldo
Sunglasses - Raybans
Watch - Michael Kors

I don't know if it's just me that can tell, but I definitely have some work to do in the diet and fitness department.  Hence the big shapeless blouse I am wearing.

Before we had left for our trip, I estimated (half as a joke) that I would gain 7 pounds while away. Well, I can report that I was almost right! I gained about 6 pounds, despite walked miles and miles everyday while there (we walked each city and didn't take public transport once). But HOLY SMOKES - 6 pounds is a lot for little ol' 5'5 me!  Normally, I try my best to watch what I eat, and I do my best to get tons and veggies and protein at each meal.  However, on the trip, I just let myself have whatever I wanted....for 18 days straight.  If I wanted Tiramisu with breakfast, I got it and didn't think twice. While it was definitely a lot of fun (and tasty!) to eat that way, it certainly took a toll.  Now, I'm back in the real world and have to get my butt back in gear.  

Also, my body is SO not used to working out or being put through any kind of strain anymore.  Yesterday was a beautiful day out, so I opted to skip the gym and chose to run the stairs near by our house instead.  Before I even had a chance to move in bed this morning, I knew I had done something bad, haha.  I am still so sore.  Long story short....I have some serious work to do.  

If you have any healthy, easy and tasty snack suggestions, I would love to hear them! I am the type of person that loves to eat and snack all day long, so it's always a challenge to keep away from the cookies, chocolate, cheese and everything else delicious!

Wish me luck! I'll need it! I have a serious addiction to sugar (which only intensified over the trip) that I need kick.... and quick!

Xo, Andrea
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4.17.2013

GREASE LIGHTNING


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Leather Jacket - Suzy Shier
Jeans - Vintage GAP
Tank - Forever 21
Sunglasses - Raybans
Shoes - Aldo

My boyfriend thought I looked like a character from Grease when he saw what I was wearing the day we took these. I'm definitely OK with that. I love that movie!

Anyways, I'm back at home!! We landed back in Vancouver yesterday evening and jet lag is in full effect.  Both the Boyfriend and I were wide awake at 530 AM today.  Eek! We will definitely be ready to hit the pillow tonight.  Now, I can't wait to get over to my mom's house to see the family, snuggle the animals and enjoy a home made meal.

Xo, Andrea
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4.09.2013

PRAGUE AND VIENNA


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The view from the top of the astronomical clock in Old Town Square
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On Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background
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St. Vitus Cathedral
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One of the many HUGE buildings in Vienna
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Viewing the crown jewels in Vienna
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Vienna
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Just checkin' things out at the National Museum of Art in Vienna

Xo, Andrea
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4.06.2013

LEATHER PANTS


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Leather Pants - H&M (recent)
Bag - Michael Kors
Tank - H&M
Sweater - Joe Fresh (old)
Boots - Gojane.com

Xo, Andrea
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4.02.2013

I LOVE MY TIGER TOP


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 Tiger Top - Forever 21 (in the US)
Jeans - Levis
Sweater - Sirens
Necklace - Forever 21
Scarf - Ardene's
Shoes - Aldo
Sunglasses - Raybans

I just love this top. I love the slight cropped shape, the faded/muted colours, the print itself! It's all perfect! I seriously go through withdrawals when it's stuck in the laundry. It's certainly a go-to item for me, and it cost me next to nothing!  Does it get any better?!?

Xo, Andrea

P.s. HELLO from Prague! We are having an amazing time! We are exhausted and our feet are taking a beating from walking around town all day but it is more than worth it! stay tuned for more pictures in the coming days!
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