Hello dear readers! I’ve been eying up some of those really cute patterned camera straps lately, but sadly don’t have a bunch of extra money to order one.  So I thought what better way to get a new strap (for free) than by doing a diy project?  Here’s how I made it. For this DIY you need: A previous camera strap (the brand one that comes with your camera will work wonderfully) Thick ribbon in a pattern of your choosing A sewing machine/needle & thread to hand stitch/or reallllllly strong fabric glue    1) First cut your ribbon of choice to the length of the camera strap. 2) Next fold the ends under to hide any rough edges. 3) Place the right sides together.  Now adhere one side of the ribbon (whether by sewing or realllllly strong fabric glue.) 4) Iron the seam open (as best you can.)  5) Place old strap in the middle of that seam.  Then pin down the ribbon around the strap.  6) Adhere the other side & fix the edges if need be. (I had to pull mine out a bit more and I sewed them down to stay secure.) 7) Enjoy your strap! This […]
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Here’s the final month of the challenge!    
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Not Another Happy Ending directed by John McKay starring: Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Ian Cusick, Gary Lewis. Amy Manson, Kate Dickie, Freya Mavor This film mainly caught my eye because the protagonist is portrayed by Karen Gillan (Amy Pond from Doctor Who) and the story seemed to be a fun take on a writer-publisher relationship.  On Netflix, this 1 hour and 20 something minute film was a real treat to view.   Overall Plot Jane is an aspiring writer who after being rejected countless times has finally been accepted by the small publishing house that Tom owns.  The two hit it off to revise her novel, and after months of edits, she finds out that he published the book under a completely different title.  This is where the real trouble begins.  In saying that, the movie completely switched focus from that point on.  It was different in that the two fell in love in the beginning, were separated, then reunited at the end.  This story also featured an alter protagonist, Darcie, the spunky and brutally honest figment of Jane’s imagination and heroine of her second novel.  The plot followed the classic story arc in that it […]
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Here’s what February looked like!          
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Hello dear readers! With this new year upon us, I’m glad to be starting it off by traveling.  Every year in the midwest (and other regions I assume) there is a weeklong Theatre Festival featuring workshops, plays, and teachings from people all over.  I have the fortune to travel with my department across the land to the grand state of WI.  I have been there once before, but that when I was very young and didn’t have the appreciation for travel as I do now.  So with (semi) fresh eyes, let’s see the sights of Milwaukee! (editing whilst on the train) (Beard! o.O) (Pinterest inspired nails teehee.) (Audition look.) (An awesome special effect workshop I went to.)   The STUNNING Pabst Theater   Grand Avenue Mall The AWESOME Safehouse “Spy Bar” (You got to keep the glass!) (At least 8 of my friends shared this massive thing!)     (Union Station)
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Growing up I was never fond of the color grey, or black, or any sort of monochromatic neutrals like them.  For me, the brighter the colors the better.  I went through a few style changes, I can remember in middle school I was all for bright colors and matching.  I went through a ‘punk/alternative’ phase in high school, (I’d still wear those fluorescent colors in the form of skinny jeans along with band tees, sneakers, and the like.) Then I settled into my thrifted/vintage style a bit later on.  In college, my style was still quite eclectic, one day I’d wear something girly and frilly, the next I’d rock a leather jacket and all black, then the next I’d be wearing a vest with a collared shirt.  In truth, my style changes depending on my mood, the season, the occasion, and what color/print/item I really want to wear.  I usually chose that item and plan outfits around it, thus the varying genres of styles continue. Over the past couple years I’ve noticed a shift in my style though.  I am no longer drawn to bright fantastic colors and patterns like I once was.  I have actually fallen in love with […]
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Here’s a compilation of food/drinks from November’s challenge.
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Here’s a compilation of July’s challenge.    
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