This trendy piece of jewelry has been red hot since spring this year and it’s super easy to make. I’m not sure why anyone would want to buy these when you can salvage the materials from old jewelry and make them over into something fresh like this DIY wrap lariat!
I’ve missed you all! So sorry to take a hiatus without warning for the last month. I’ve been a bit busy and my plate was overflowing. I needed to put something on the back burner for a while and unfortunately it had to be this blog. But that’s the beauty Right Where I Left Off! I created it with the intention of always returning to it and picking up right where I left off and continuing to explore life right where I left off no matter how long or short of a break I may take.
But enough about my break, more about travel and packing! I love smart packing. There’s tons of great articles on different packing methods, I constantly share my packing lists and tips whenever I think of or find new ones under the category “In My Bag“. But I’ve found some new ones that I wanted to share with the theme of doing double duty! Read More
Recently it feels like I’ve only been posting DIYs related to my sister and her upcoming nuptials (bachelorette decor, packing list, etc.). That’s probably not going to end anytime soon, at least not until the wedding in October. And now I’m adding one more to the list – DIY invitations and table name cards! We threw my sister and my soon-to-be-brother-in-law a belated engagement party, that may be more accurately called a wedding shower. I helped out by making some invitations and the table cards via Canva.
Hot damn, it’s been a hot start to the summer! I miss my days in schools in San Diego where I had short days and summer break because all I want to do is lounge by the beach and enjoy the ocean waves in the afternoons. Instead of being stuck in an office being sunned by florescent lights and the glow from my computer monitors. To cope with it all, I daydream about what I’d wear for a day on the beach or on a tropical getaway in this hot, hot, heat.
I was browsing Free People’s sales during Memorial Day Weekend and came across this awesome belt. Being the crafty person I am, I thought I could make my own DIY layered chain belt because I had made a chain belt the other month and had all the materials for it already from my layered chain necklaces DIY.
Twinkle, twinkle! Generally, sequin anything is saved for nighttime, but I’m daring you to try wearing it out in broad daylight. I think it’s a similar challenge to wearing formal attire casually (add reference link), it’s all about mixing high and low, shiny and matte to shine through.
Have you ever walked around a fabric store and grabbed all the fabric samples from the plastic sleeves just because? I definitely have! I fall in love with fabrics easily, but I usually have no real idea of what I would do with them if I buy the fabrics, so the alternative for me is to collect the fabric samples instead. I hold on to them in case I think of a project with that particular fabric type or patter, but often I do nothing with them and they sit gathering dust. I know, I know, it’s a big waste! And I’m an advocator of reducing, reusing and recycling, which makes me feel even guiltier about this weird collection of mine. So I’ve challenged myself to start using them for DIY projects. I’ve challenged myself awhile back to only use materials I have on hand at home before, making a leather bucket bag with scraps/samples last year. This week, I used a fabric sample to make over an old bracelet I randomly found when I moved out of the university dorms years ago.
Who doesn’t love receiving a special delivery of flowers or a potted plant? Personally, I prefer a potted plant, but I won’t complain if I get either :P. The same can be said if I receive any floral print clothing! It will definitely last longer than any plant I receive because I, unfortunately, do not have a green thumb.
Sometimes all you want to do is get away for the weekend, but might not have the spare cash. If you own or have access to a tent and a sleeping bag, I find that the best thing to do is go camping! The cost of a campsite per night is a fraction of the price of a hotel or hostel and there are usually tons of free activities to do around campgrounds or in the city or place you choose to camp at. So load up your car and try camping at Pismo Beach next time you’re in the mood for an escape!