DIY and craftiness run in the family because my sister and brother-in-law did this 3D wall panel DIY this past summer. I was offered a chance to try out and review CSI Wall Panels. I knew I was moving soon so asked my sister if she had any need or interest in these cool panels to decorate her home with. They didn’t use it the same way as how others have before, choosing not to attach the panels to the wall, instead of using them as decoration above a headboard to add some extra texture and interest to a guest bedroom.
Hello, world, it’s been too long! It’s 100% my fault for dropping the ball and not keeping up with Right Where I Left Off. But that’s the beauty of why I started this blog. I wanted to pick up right where I left off and continue exploring and sharing with you all. First, I want to say thank you to all who have stuck around and continue wanting to see new content here. Second, I can happily report that some new DIY’s are in the works to be shared later this month.
Every year, the minute the weather forecast hits 70’s and above, I’m breaking out my trusty pair of cutoffs and working on my base tan for my legs.
This year, I’m saying so long, reaching for this embellished mini from Free People and adding it to my off-duty line up instead. They’re another great separates option when I want a break from shorts, but don’t want to wear pants.
I used to scrapbook quite a bit a few years ago, but have since lost the desire to spend hours and hours putting together a book that generally sits on a shelf or under a bed gathering dust. Since then, I have moved on to shadow boxes. This is because I view it as creating one great scrapbook page that gets to be on full display in your home. With my niece arriving into the world sometime this month, I wanted to make her a welcome gift with this shadow box DIY.
About a year ago we had an engagement party for my sister and now brother-in-law (WOW! Time sure flies by!). My sister and I wore traditional Vietnamese ao dai’s for it that were custom-made from fabrics we had chosen ourselves. My sister’s had a gorgeous embroidery lace fabric overlay used for her ao dai. The seamstress gave us the scraps of the fabric after and like the hoarder that I am, I kept it knowing I’d end up using it sometime.
Well, the time is now, when I was getting tired of my trusty old denim jacket that I’ve had since college. With the embroidery trend getting bigger and bigger, I was inspired to have a denim jacket makeover DIY.
After living in the Bay Area for most of my life I realize that there is still so much of it that I have not seen. I decided to start a Bay Area bucket list that also includes some general California bucket list items :P. I’m hoping to complete this list by the end of this summer! I’ll probably be adding to this list as I think of more I want to do and eat.
Last month I went on a trip to the desert and it was magical! I’ve been wanting to go to Zion for ages and finally got the opportunity to go this year. Oh, boy did it not disappoint. Driving through Nevada, Utah, and parts of Arizona made me realize how little of the country I have seen and how beautiful and truly different each state is. I’ve stuck to the west and east coasts for most of my domestic travels and focused more on international travel the last few years. This trip has me changing my tune and wanting to prioritize more domestic traveling!
Earlier this month I shared a chain version of my DIY convertible bracelet choker. This week, I wanted to share the glass bead version that I love to wear as a bracelet. But it can be worn as a choker necklace or a wrap bracelet, it’s up to you!
Some of my favorite go-to pieces in my closet are my rompers and jumpsuits. They’re no-brainers like dresses, but allow me the extra freedom of knowing I won’t have an accidental Marilyn Monroe moment. Accidentally flashing my underwear when a strong wind goes by is a real concern when living in the Bay Area.
Ever since I made my DIY version of the Bina Brianca convertible travel wrap I’ve been a little obsessed with making other convertible pieces like the DIY convertible blanket wrap. This time I made a few different versions of a DIY convertible bracelet choker; wear it as a choker necklace or a wrap bracelet! Be on the lookout for a second version I’ll be sharing later this month. Sign up for email updates so you don’t miss it!