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DIY Tank


So I am sure we all have a drawer full of junk T-shirts from your job, races you have run, and free giveaways. I myself end up using these tee’s for pajamas. I found a DIY pin on Pinterest  (don’t you just love pinterest) on how to make your frumpy tee’s more fashionable.  Check out mine!


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So this is what you will need:

Tank top

Scissors

Chalk

1. Pick your over sized shirt, I decided on camo shirt I picked up at the thrift store for $0.99.

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2.  Cut around the ribbed collar of your t-shirt until it is completely off. Make sure to stay close to the seam.

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3. Remove both sleeves by cutting around the seams that attach the sleeves to the main body of the shirt. Again, make sure to stay close to the seam.

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4. Cut the neck hole about an 1.5 inches deeper. I recommend cutting to the halfway point and folding the cut strip onto the other side. Then you can use the part you’ve already cut as a stencil for the other part; this way the neck hole isn’t lopsided. Or you can do like I did and grab your sports bra, outline the front of the tank so its even and then cut the neck.

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5. Now cut the sleeve holes about an inch from the neck line. The tutorial I found said to make a cut like the one here. But I found that this cut makes the shirt gape a little awkwardly on the sides. I recommend turning the shirt over and cutting more onto the back than on the front.

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6. Cut a “V” down the back of the shirt and using the scraps from the sleeve, cut a strip about 2″ wide and 8″ long. (I used the collar that I cut off)

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Now I have super cute tee’s I can work out in, heck I can even wear these tops out with a pair of jeans or shorts!

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Refashion: Vintage Dress


I bought a sew machine a few months back and its been sitting in my closet ever since. So since its a rainy day here in Atlanta I decided to pull my Brother machine out and alter a few items that I cant give away, so why not alter them so I can fit them again! I came across this dress while going through my closet.

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So the dress falls below my knees and I felt it wasnt really flattering for my body so I decided to cut it shorter and hem it, heres how it looks cut and hemmed.

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Im so proud of my self, I know its not that big of a refashion but its a start! Now Im gonna go through my closet and see what else I can alter.

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Dress: Value village $2.00

Shoes:  Boutique in Atlanta $5.00

Purse: Vintage, Value Village $3.50

Necklace: Ebay $5.00

P.S. Please exscuse my face I have no makeup on but I was super excited to try on the dress and share with you. xoxo

DIY Makeup Mist Setting Spray


I absolutely love using setting spray after applying my makeup, its works great for my oily skinny. I usually buy the brand by e.l.f., its $3.00 at Target. The price is great but the bottle is on the small size it 2.02 oz., which doesn’t last long if you’re like me. Sometimes I have to attend different events many times during the week and need to redo my makeup.

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So this is when I decided I needed to make my own setting spray so I can get more for my money and not have to worry about running out all the time.

What you will need:

Sterile spray bottle (the bottle needs to be able to spray in a mist setting)

Filtered water

Aloe Vera juice or glycerin

Witch Hazel

You want to add two parts water, one part aloe Vera or glycerin, and one part Witch Hazel. Shake up all ingredients well in the bottle (make sure you shake well before every use).

After applying your makeup, spray your mixture on your face.

I bought all my products from Walmart

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner, 16 fl oz

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Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera Juice, 32 oz

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$4.73

Yesterday I had a kick ball game at 4:20 pm I put my spray on at 2:00 pm and heres my makeup right before the game at 4:00 pm.

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Heres my makeup after the game at 8:30 pm celebrating our victory.

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Not to bad after 6 hours and playing in the sun for a hour.

This is day 22 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge

Get the look!


So I decided to add weekly to my blog Get the look, this will help those that have a challenge putting outfits together. I will provide links on wear you can buy all the items you will see, I will do my best to make the outfit budget friendly as well.

I would so rock this look, here you have your classic leather jacket, logo tee, blue bottoms, basic black pumps & a clutch. This look can be used for a day or night look, you can even throw a pair of converse on with it for the day and at night throw on your pumps!

The Look

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Get the look

Xhilaration® Junior’s Studded Faux Leather Jacket -Black

$39.99

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Mossimo® Women’s Rounded V-Neck Tee

$7.00

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Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Colored Skinny Denim (these also come in woman sizes)

$22.99

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Mossimo® Snake Tassel Clutch – Black

$24.99

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Women’s Mossimo® Paisley Platform Pump

$29.99

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All the items you can find at Target totaling $123.97

You can also grab a pair of converse for your day look!

Women’s Converse® One Star® Oxford

$34.99

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Now quick go order the look before its all sold out!

My first sewing project!


So I found this awesome blogger named Mimi G, she has great style and even makes some of her clothes. After following her blog for about 2 months I decided to take her free 4 week sewing class which you can find here.

Mimi gives you a list of items you will need to start your first sewing project:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric
  • Fabric Lining
  • Invisible 9″ Zipper
  • Sewing Kit
  • Light Weight Interfacing
  • Pattern

She gives you helpful links to find all these items, below I will show you where I found mine.

Fabric, Fabric Liner & Invisible Zipper: Joann’s

I went to the store to decide what type of fabric I wanted to use, after some thought I decided to go to the clearance section and get something a little cheaper since it is my first project. So I decided on a pink & mint stripe fabric and for my fabric lining  pink to match.  I also grabbed a pink invisible 9″ zipper as she instructed.

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Zipper: $2.49

Stripe Fabric: 6.00 a yard/ 1.5 a yard $9.00

Pink Liner: 4.99 a yard/ 1.5 yard 7.49 with 50% off coupon $3.75

Sewing Kit: Beverlys

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Pattern: Simplicity

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Sewing Machine: Khols

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There is one item I’m missing and that is the light weight interfacing which I will pick up the next time I am out. I am super excited to start her class, just waiting on my items I ordered on line! I took sewing classes in in high school more then a decade a ago and my mom sews, lets hope I can remember some of those things I learned back in the day. I will keep you posted on how my sewing class is going. 😉

Update! DIY: HOLY CHIC TEE


So do you remember the blog I wrote about the HOLY CHIC tee I loved but was way over priced, if not you can catch up on it here. Well I posted in that blog that I would post pics when I wore my tee out and im just now getting around to posting pics. On this day my daughter and I went shopping at a big ware house boutique sale. I ended up finding a few great pieces all ranging from $5 to $15 and my baby girl Sid even found a pair of red skinny jeans in her size!

 

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Sweater: Value Village (thrift store) $3.00

Top (my closet)

Pink Skinny Jeans: Jcpenny $8.00

Leopard Ballet Flats: TJ Maxx (old) $29.00

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Infinity Scarf: Ebay $4.00

Leopard  Coat: Value Village $1.75

Boyfriend Jeans: (DIY) Valaue Village  $2.00

Booties: Totsy $10.00

THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES


These tips were shared with me and Im passing them on to you

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THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.)
Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:

1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .

b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.

If u have compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.

REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOW
ATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.
So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.

THIS COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.

SOURCE: http://goo.gl/uzydR

 

This is my 26th Blog of the Ultimate Challenge

DIY: HOLY CHIC TEE


I am an absolute Fashion Junkey, so when I came across this cute little Tee with Holy Chic & Chic Happens written across it I had to have one. Well there’s one problem the tee is $228.00, yea you read right $228.00! I love the tee but who in their right mind would pay $228.00 for this tee!

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I’m great with projects and I just knew I could come up with something just as cute for a lower price tag.  So I headed over to my nearest Hobby Lobby and picked up some Iron letters for $3.99 & grabbed a white tee from my drawer. If you go to Hobby Lobby make sure you look for a 40% off coupon here.

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I decide on what I wanted my tee to say and laid the letters out on my tee, grabbed my iron and applied some heat.

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Heres the final product! I love it and can’t wait to wear it, ill make sure I post some pics when I do!

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What would your Chic Tee say?

The is my 18th blog of The Ultimate Blog Challenge