Feb 28, 2012

My Dearest Sea Star

Today my sister, Gwenyth, turned fifteen. It is amazing to think about how much we have changed throughout the years. We used to fight so much, but now she is my best friend. 

Here are a few pictures of us together:

We went shopping and found her a cute dress to wear to her homecoming. Then we got some sushi, mmm...eel rolls.

Dom was wonderfully nice enough to drive us to a few different places (one being the dreaded mall) and wait for us while Gwen tried on dresses. When we got back to her house, we all enjoyed some delicious Oreo ice cream cake.

Happy Birthday, Gwen!
Xo Chloe.

Stuff I Luff

I love all of the hand-painted shoes from Pony Chops! I especially love that a lot of her shoes are oxfords.

These twig bobby pins are so adorable! I am especially drawn to them because the model has short hair and they look so darn cute on her! 

This dress is so simple and dainty looking. I can just image myself wearing on summer bike rides. 

As soon as I laid eyes on this Etsy shop, I fell in love with all of the adorable felt brooches. I especially love this little pink fox.

This swimsuit is so perfect! I usually never even think about wearing a two-piece but this one would cover me up enough to where I don't feel awkward being around family members (And strangers!).

I absolutely adore Danny Brito's art. This cameo brooch is perfect. I actually did an interview with Danny back when I first started my blog, he is a wonderfully nice person.

Xo Chloe.

Feb 27, 2012

Little Chloe

I was rummaging through my closet and I found some photos from my childhood. I thought it would be neat to share them with everyone.

My dad and I catching Minnows in the lake where our family owns property.

My dad and I picking flowers like hippies.

This was at a festival, I was letting a balloon go for John Lennon. There were monks at the festival, there is another picture somewhere of me standing with them flashing the peace sign.

So I noticed a common trend among these pictures and many more I found: floral, the outdoors, and my dad. Those three things mattered a lot to me when I was young, and it is so funny that after all of my silly phases, I am the exact same as I was. 

What are your childhood pictures like? Are you the same person as you were?

Xo Chloe.

Feb 26, 2012

My Week in Photos

Rain, shine, or snow, Dom and I will always walk to JJ's to get our fix.

Dom was so happy when I gave him a box of chocolates (Heart shaped York Peppermint Patties!) from my grandma. She spoils us. 

I love my 2D art class. Right now we are doing a signature project.

I have been working so so much! This was my last week of training.

My dear friends, The Dandelion Brigade, played an amazing show at our favorite local coffee shop.

I went thrifting with the family. See this post for detail photos.

Taco night! Mmmm...botana.

Some good ole quality Skype time with my best friend.

Xo Chloe.

Feb 25, 2012

Thrift Scores

Today I went to a new Value World with my family. The only thing better than a new thrift store, is a new thrift store and a 50% off coupon! Here are some sneak peeks of the things I bought!

Have you been thrifting lately? What is your favorite one?

Xo Chloe.

Feb 24, 2012

DIY Ideas

Hello everyone! I often find myself in a crafty mood, but I cannot think of anything to make. I like to do these DIY Ideas posts so that I can remember to try them, and also so that I can share them with my readers! I hope you all enjoy these posts! If you post a super awesome DIY that you would like me to check out, please email me! (lazyexplorers(at)yahoo(dot)com. 

I have seen light bulb terrariums floating around Pinterest, so I went on a hunt to find a DIY. You would be surprised at how many people do not site their sources on Pinterest! (Or maybe you wouldn't be surprised) This tutorial, complete with Do's and Don'ts, is super helpful.

This dress is so cute, and you know what? You can make it! Full tutorial here.

This garland is so dreamy looking! It would be so perfect for a tea party! Check out the tutorial.

I am definitely going to try this. I need more skirts, especially plain ones. I have way to much patterned clothing for my own good (Mostly floral). Full tutorial here.

This is the BEST IDEA EVER! There are so many times where I find myself trying to figure out if I am holding a used roll of film or a new one. I was so excited when Elycia posted this tutorial.

I cannot even count how long I have spent on Martha Stewart's website. My grandma cannot stand her, and I have not quite formed an opinion, but her DIY's are amazing! This tree-stump trivet tutorial is pretty simple and super cheap!

Xo Chloe.

Feb 20, 2012

Hair Progress

I can curl it now...kind of. I guess it is more of a wavy look.

I have been wearing headbands and bandannas in my hair every day, pretty much. (Like the one in this post) Now that I work at Starbucks I have to anyways. I think it looks a lot cuter and more girly than just the short hair alone. 

I am thinking of going to a salon soon and getting my hair shaped a little better and possibly died a darker shade. Let me know if you have any ideas for me!

Xo Chloe.

P.S. My room is insanely pink and has horrible lighting. I am sure the pink curtains do not help the pinkish red lighting I have going on. (I don't even like pink that much)

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!

First off let me say, Happy Valentine's Day to all of you readers! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with chocolate, love, and oxford commas. Oh my goodness, I suddenly got so busy! I just got a job at Starbucks so I have had no time to blog! Well, Dom got me an awesome camera lens thermos! Inside of it was a sweet little note and some chai tea bags.
Here it is:

What did you do this Valentine's Day? 

Xo Chloe.

Feb 13, 2012

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

I know I am not the only one who thinks it is a bit ridiculous to spend a butt-load of money on Valentine's Day gifts. Here are a few cheap ideas that will make your love dove go "Awh."

Build a fort in your living room! Full tutorial here.

Make a cute favor bag and fill it with candy or sweets! Full tutorial here.

Express your love through pepperonis.

Craft up some cute candy-filled mp3 players with cute Valentine's Day play lists. Full tutorial here.

Make a delicious Valentine's Day lunch.

Create a sweet decoration that lets your honey bun know how much they mean to you. Full tutorial here.

Wake up your sweetie with a cup of hot coffee (Or tea!) with this cute little coffee cup wrapper. Download printable here.

Bake your honey some yummy red velvet donuts. Recipe here.

Feb 12, 2012

My Week in Photos

I wanted to challenge myself to take more photos, so I decided to do a post similar to Kaylah and Elycia's photo an hour posts. Those two are just full of awesome ideas!

I went to a wedding shower and they had these cute little cake pops made!

My sister came over and spent the night. We made Valentines and drank chai tea. 

Went on a thrift trip to find some work shirts and almost died when I spotted these pillows!

Dom and I went on an adventure!

Valentine's Day nails!

The whole family met up at a Polish restaurant (I am Polish!) for my cousin and aunt's birthdays.

Today I went to my brother's friend's birthday party at a cosmic bowling alley.

Xo Chloe.