Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY Bracelet & Clutch: Recycle Old Accessories

Hey everyone!

LONG time, no blog, I know!! It's so weird but I feel like I'm busier in the summer than during the school year, with work and summer classes right now.  But, nonetheless, I've been a DIY crazed fool lately!  This is a simple one, since I'm trying to get a bunch of posts typed up today I thought I'd start out with a super easy way to recycle your old bags!  Since I've been home from college for the summer, I did a huge closet clean out.  I donated a ton of things, but some I held onto simply because I think I can make them into something else!  

I started with a super old purse.  I found this bag in my closet, which I've probably had since I was in elementary school. 

First, to make the bracelet, it's super easy.  All I did was cut the strap off the purse and tie the ends.  Then I fit it around my wrist and tied it together around my wrist.

Next, I took the actual bag part of the purse and sewed a button on the front.  Since my bag is a straw-like material to begin with, it was simple to fold the top of the bag over and stick the button through it.  If yours is a different material, you may have to cut a button hole.

Now you're done!  You've recycled your old bag and made some stylish accessories for the summertime!

I hope you all enjoyed!

xo Sarah

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Smiles: Happy Father's Day!

Hey everyone!

Happy Sunday to you all, and more importantly, happy Father's Day!  This post really has nothing to do with anything girly or beauty related--it's just a little reminder to tell your dad how much you love and appreciate him today.  My parents like to say that everyday is Mother's & Father's Day, which is so true in my family, but for those of you who aren't so close, make sure to let them know how much they mean to you.  
My family celebrated Father's Day yesterday, since my sister & I both had the day off yesterday but not today.  We went to a family lunch then went to see Rock of Ages, which was quite possibly the cheesiest yet best movie I've seen in a while :)  This post is unfortunately short, because I'm about to run out the door to work, but I wanted it to be a little happy reminder of all the great things your dad has done for you <3

What are your plans for Father's Day?
Comment and let me know!

xo Sarah

Picture from here

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bath and Body Works Haul: Semi-Annual Sale!

Hey everyone!!

It seriously feels like forever since I've been able to talk to all of you!  I know a week and a half is a LONG time to go without a post, and I've missed you guys!! As you know (if you've been reading my blogs) I'm pretty busy in the summer with work and summer courses at a local college.  But, I have the day off today and tomorrow so I'm going to be stocking up on blog posts for you all!  

Anyway, if you're as in LOVE with Bath & Body Works as I am, you probably know this week was their Semi-Annual Sale--they had huge sales on things!  I went the first day two hours after they opened and there were already things I wanted that were gone!  I didn't need much, since I did a Bath & Body Works Haul not too long ago, but I had to go and check out some of the deals!  I didn't come away with as much damage done as I thought I would, but here's what I did pick up!

As I'm sure most of you know, I'm addicted to the Bath and Body Works candles from Slatkin & Co, which were on sale (most scents but not all) for $10, of half off!  And if you read my May Favorites post, you know that I've been absolutely obsessed with the Lemon Mint Leaf candle.  Unfortunately, when I got there, they didn't have any of them left in the 3-wick size!  I was so sad, but instead I settled for a couple of the mini-sized candles in that scent for only $2 each.  I also picked up a Black Berry Grapefruit candle.  It was only $10 and I'm burning it right now as I type and it smells incredible.  I also grabbed a Coconut Lime Verbena scented candle because it smells so fresh and clean--it's a great bathroom scent!

Then, I picked up a Wild Citrus Sunflower shower gel for only $3, as well as a Nectarine Mint hand sanitizer for $3 as well.

Finally, I picked up two of their foaming hand soaps.  These are my favorite--I love to have a stock pile of them and switch out my scents every so often.  I picked up Kitchen Lemon and Fresh Picked Raspberries for $3 each, and they are both PERFECT for the summertime!

So, there it is!  Like I said, I didn't go crazy and buy a ton of things but I did pick up some fun goodies for myself since there was such incredible deals :)  
I'm off to clean my room then work on some more blogs so I don't end up going this long without a post again! 
 If you bought anything from this sale, make sure to leave it in the comments! 

xo Sarah

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Announcement: 300 Follower Giveaway Winner!!

Hey everybody!!

I'm so excited to announce the winner of my first giveaway!  I'm going to make this announcement short and sweet, because I know you all want to know who won as well!  I used, and put in the number of comments then got a random number, and that corresponded with a comment number.  So, without further a du, the winner is:

Brigid from Small Town Fabulous!  I've already contacted her, so when she contacts me back she'll be receiving in the mail:

Three Slatkin & Co. mini candles from Bath and Body Works in the scents Caribbean Escape, Peach Bellini and Bahama Fizz
A NYX Eyeshadow Trio in the colors Aloha, Mink Brown, Deep Bronze.
A NYX soft matte lip cream in the color Istanbul.
A Maybelline Baby Lips in the color Peach Kiss.

If you didn't win, don't worry!  I'm going to be doing another giveaway soon--I think they're SO fun! :) I hope you enjoy, Brigid! :)

xo Sarah

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Smiles: Mustache Mugs, Pink Houses & Dancing in the Streets!

Hey everyone!

Happy Sunday!  I hope you're all having an amazing, relaxing, fun Sunday today!  I have to work all day, but even so it's going to be a good day today :)  Before I get started, make sure you go enter my giveaway!! It ends tomorrow! :) Here's everything that's making me smile today! I hope you all enjoy!

Am I the only one that wants to live in this pink house one day? <3

 I wish we could all act like this all the time, dancing in the streets and having fun! :)

 Words can't describe how much I love these shoes, I think they're so fierce!

 I have to find somewhere that sells these mustache mugs! They're so cute and funny!

If only everybody thought like this! 

What's making you smile today?
Comment and let me know!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here!!

xo Sarah

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Update + Enter my Giveaway!!

Hey everyone!  

I know I've been a little MIA lately, but it's because I started my summer job again and I've been so busy! I know it's finally summertime for a lot of you, especially if you're from the US, so I'm sure you understand! But don't worry, I have lots of fun things coming up on my blog soon!  Hopefully I'll be doing some posts you're all interested in--I've gotten lots of requests for organization and review posts, so I'm going to try to do more of those! :)  Make sure you leave a comment if there's anything in particular you want to see!  Anyway, while my summer has been filled with work and a summer class, I'm still trying to do some fun things!  I promise I'll get better at posting! :)

Also, make sure you go enter my giveaway! It ends Monday, June 4 2012 ( 2 days from this post!!)!  You can win lots of stuff from Bath and Body Works, NYX and Maybelline! :)  You can enter here!! It's super easy to enter, just follow my blog and comment! :)

What are your summer plans?
Comment and let me know!
Also, let me know if you have any blog requests! :)

xo Sarah
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