Friday, August 31, 2012

Best Of August

Oh dear summer, where have you gone? These are all the noteworthy posts from August, it's nice to remember the summer days.

I started my series Could/Should/Would and one was about kissing on the first date. 

I wrote about paintchips and some fun projects you could do with them. 

I wrote a DIY on how to make beads out of Perler beads.

These were some posts I made in August and hopefully there will be more for September!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lovely Links

Today's Lovely Links is a day early but that's only because I'll be going on a trip tomorrow and  I won't have time to write it.


make seasame street characters out of pom poms.

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Favorite Songs

Before I used to listen to a lot of like Top 100 songs with bad words and addicting beats but lately, I've been listening to more of what I would call contemporary music. Jason Mraz, Colbie Calliat, The Fray, Gavin Mcgraw, James Blunt, that type of music. Here are my top 5 favorites! 

1. Stay The Night -James Blunt 

2. King Of Anything- Sara Bareilles 

3.The Broken Ones- Dia Frampton

4. Better With You - Kris Allen

5. Hurt Me Tomorrow- K'naan

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

updates + project ideas

It's been pretty long since I've written a post so here are a few excuse/reason/updates of what I've been up to.

(The Holiday Book Of Awesome//Sweet 16//Stuff White People Like)
 This summer, I've been trying to be more social but I've also tried to be more cheerful and light and happy. The Holiday Book Of Awesome is amazing, it makes me want it to be Christmas even though I'm reading it outside in the sun. I haven't finished Sweet 16 yet but it's pretty good and I'm reading Stuff White People Like and it's so funny even though I'm not white.

Remember those paint chips? 
 Do you remember the post I made about all the paintchips I brought home the other week? Well, I put them to good use and I tried to make a card that was supposed to be straight and put together but instead it turned out to be like a triangle explosion.

 I like kinitting! Who knew? There's something about it and it's so satisfying to see all the string become a object that is held together. More updates about that later. :)
I just took pictures for a paper star tutorial that I'm going to post very soon so watch out for that!

Until next time, Rachel.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Fun - Keep Calm Edition

I love the Keep Calm Carry On signs but I thought these were fun too!

1,2,3,4 via weknowmemes//5 via buzzfeed

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

DIY Colorful Beads

I got this idea from one of my Lovely Links links. It was the one where they melted down Hama beads to make into a bracelet. So yes, I got this from that post but I'm putting my own twist on it.  Let's start!

You will need:

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

jealousy + 4 tips

Have you ever logged onto Tumblr or found a new blog that you really like and you see pictures of gorgeous girls and you get jealous?

I have.

I hope she doesn't mind this but I can always take it down if she wants me to. ;)

dana from thewonderforest
I've admired The Wonder Forest for a long time now and for a long time now, I think Dana is one of the prettiest girls I have ever seen and she runs a  super successful blog too. She's just naturally pretty and I get jealous every now and then.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Guest Writers

Hi there!

So basically, I've been looking for guest writers for my blog and I couldn't find any so if you ever wanted to, you could email me at the link shown above and we'll chat! :)


Paint Chip Inspiration

So, as I promised, I did say that I would be posting new DIY projects and today was the perfect day to take the pictures! The tutorials will be up later this week. Today, I actually went to the hardware store and I passed by the paint chip section and I was like "why not take a couple of paintchips?" Well, a couple turned into 50.

these are just a couple of the ones I took.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Fun

Today's Friday Fun is about punctuation! :) (flashes a nerdy grin.) But yeah anyways, I found this hilarious and I kept muttering "let's eat our grandpas!" gleefully. 

Stay tuned for my Instaweekend and some new tutorials!


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More Coming Soon!

Maybe those of you that read my blog have realized I really haven't been posting that much DIY projects and such but that's actually because I had a flood of ideas come in and I've just been working on it instead of blogging.  Not to worry though! The projects will be posted in about a week or so ( I still have to edit the pictures.) so look out for that!

In the meantime however, I hope these pictures below will be enough for now. :)

Oh and btw, I am looking for guest writers here so email me ( contact info is at the top of the left sidebar) and I'll be happy to feature you as long as your post and your blog fits mine.

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

Lovely Links


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Monday, August 06, 2012


Hi there!

isn't he the cutest kid ever? // mini shopping spree! // where's all the smoke coming from? // why are Hollistor guys so hot?

So this weekend, I went on a mini shopping spree to get some new clothes and I'll be writing a post about that soon but I got some great finds! Also, have you ever wondered where they found all the hot guys to model in Abercrombie/ Hollistor ads? Like really? Where do they find all these guys because I want a taste of that!

the ever so gorgeous Arianna Grande//doesn't this fake flower look real? // I couldn't resist taking a picture of this lace.

That picture of the lace above is a close up shot of the lace on once of the new shirts I bought yesterday. Isn't it lovely?

Until next time..
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