Jul 31, 2012

Stuff I Luff #27

I love Dr. Martens, especially these awesome floral cut outs!

These owl necklaces are so cute. I especially like the gray one.

I am in love with this carnival print dress from The Velvet Bird.

This jackalope jewelry holder is so pretty. The color is perfect.

This shirt is full of useful facts! I love Threadless! They always have the best interesting shirts.

Xo Chloe.

Jul 30, 2012

Niagara Falls//Part 1

Here are some of the photos I promised to share, from our trip to Niagara Falls! We stayed on the Canadian side, in a fancy Hilton hotel.
This was our view from the hotel room! On the first night, there were fireworks over the falls and they lined up perfectly with our window. We pulled the couch up to the window to watch them, and then later spent hours playing "I Spy."

It was so windy there! In almost every outside photo I have, my hair is sticking up.
You can tell I am fixing my hair after a big gust of wind in this one!
We went to a "fancy" restaurant called the Macaroni Grill. It seemed pretty darn fancy to us. I guess it is a chain, though. Either way, it was delicious and our waiter's voice was very soothing. Dom and I joked about going back and paying him to talk to us. Seriously though, his voice was very nice.
I thought this graffiti was pretty funny. 

I have more photos to come, I just didn't want you guys to overdose on Niagara Falls. I still have photos from the Wax museum to share!

Xo Chloe.

Jul 28, 2012

Bottle of Clouds Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway! I am very happy I was able to work with Bottle of Clouds, everything is made with such care. I can't help but rant and rave about how wonderful of a shop this is. Oh right, I should probably tell you who the winner is, unless you have already scrolled past my blabbering to see. The winner is..... Meg and Alex, from Guppy and Whaleshark!

Have a fantastic Saturday everyone!
Xo Chloe.

Jul 27, 2012

DIY Ideas

Hey everyone, I am back from Niagara Falls! I will be sharing photos from the trip very soon! I hope you enjoy these DIY's I rounded up!

This embroidery hoop display is so lovely. This is will be perfect to hang miscellaneous stuff in my room.

Satchel bags are my favorite kind of bags! This DIY is so cute. I love the colors she used.

This little inspirational quote block fills my heart with happiness. It would be such a fun gift to give!

Ahh! This DIY is sooo adorable! It would be fun to invite a bunch of friends over for a plate and mug designing party.

These painted shelves are so lovely. I really like the way the different designs look together.

Xo Chloe.
P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway with Bottle of Clouds! Today is the last day to enter!

Jul 26, 2012

Outfits I Love This Week

Christen's outfit photos are always so magical looking. The lighting is so perfect. I love her little lady tie. I have been wanting to try those out.

This style of dress is my absolute favorite. I feel like it is flattering on everyone. Also, whenever I see cute buns, I wish I had long hair.

I LOVE jean dresses, especially overalls. I feel like I almost never see people wearing them, but look how cute!

Xo Chloe.

Jul 25, 2012

Inspired: Leather Headband

I was inspired when I saw this lovely tutorial on Olive and Lavender, but I couldn't find an old belt to use. I did however, find an old purse! 
What I Used: old purse, headband, hot glue gun, scissors.
Cut strips of the purse strap.
Assemble like so.
There you go! It's super simple! Thanks again to Pratya for inspiring me.

Xo Chloe.

Jul 24, 2012

Stuff I Luff #26

EEP! I love these dress up doll wall clings. I can imagine them looking so adorable in a little kid's room.

This girl is adorable, and so is her Etsy shop!

This is the coolest stationary ever. How hilarious would it be to get a letter and this be the stationary. Pretty darn hilarious.

I don't think I have made it clear enough how much I want a dress from Kay Em Kay. They are all so lovely, especially the heart cut-out ones.

These ship in a bottle earrings would be perfect with my nautical polka dot dress that has anchor buttons.

This coin purse is so cute! I am researching Fifi Lapin now!

Xo Chloe.

Jul 23, 2012

Meet The July Sponsors//Part 2

Hi, sweet marshmallow babies! My name is Adriana. I'm a 21 year old student from Southern California. I like to read, experiment in the kitchen, watch movies with the boyfriend, and take long walks. I write over at Horses of Ares, a lifestyle blog about my days in California, yummy food, photography, art, home decor, green living and cute, interesting things. Come by to say hello sometime :)

 i'm a stylish biker, surfer, avid thrifter and tattoo designer and city birds nest is where i show all the adventures i go on with my husband. i love to sew, am obsessed with flowers and vintage fabric. i run my own shop filled with my original illustrations. life is good.

Hi There!  I'm a New York native with a passion for creativity and an obsession with french bulldogs (especially my own!)  My blog, Happy Pretty Things focuses on taking time to appreciate the finer things in life - something we easily take for granted!  When I'm not blogging, I can be found illustrating and designing greeting cards under the Etsy shop, Stuff by Nicole. It's so nice to meet you! xo - n

I started making a clothes a long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Oh no, sorry that's another story.
Basically, I love pretty vintage shape dresses, I love fabric, I love making things, I love making a mess & I love the world I live in. So, I make dresses that are inspired by past & present (& future?), I make them from my small home studio, one at a time, specially made to order. & I make them out of organic/recycled/vintage fabrics.
My blog follows my endeavours into setting up & running my own business: projects I am currently working on, inspiration, designs & future plans, along with a little bit of day to day life & things that I find magical of course.

Hi I'm Mindi!  I'm a 26 year old apartment dweller with a craft obsession and I blog over at Miss Darlingheart!  When I'm not working, blogging, or crafting you can often find me cuddling with my kitties and boyfriend for a movie night, taking nature photos while hiking, reading something wonderful, or admiring my growing collection of vintage toys! 

Hi my name is Amber and I blog over at The Owl's Den where you'll find my love for vintage, diy, food and more. This is a place where I share my finds, favorites recipes and adventures that make up my life. Stop by and check it out and don't forget to say hello! 

Please stop by and say hello to each of my sponsors! 
Xo Chloe.

Jul 22, 2012

All Packed Up!

Dominick and I are currently on our way to Niagara Falls! We are super excited because this is our first big trip together! I can't wait to share all of our photos! I'll be back soon! While I am gone you can enjoy the posts I have lined up. 

Xo Chloe.

Jul 21, 2012

Giveaway with Bottle of Clouds

Bottle of Clouds is one of my favorite Etsy shops! Everything is so cute, and well made. You can read my review of Bottle of Clouds, here.

One lucky duck will win one item (of their choice!) from Bottle of Clouds!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and an email address so I can contact you if you win.
  1. Visit Bottle of Clouds and tell me what you would choose if you won.
  2. Follow Lazy Explorers via GFC or Bloglovin.
  3. Tweet this and let me know you did: "Just entered to win an item of choice from Bottle of Clouds, on @lazyexplorers blog! http://bit.ly/NHltIM

Good luck everybody! The winner will be announced on the 28th via random number generator!
Xo Chloe.

Jul 20, 2012

DIY Ideas

This is such an adorable little felt key chain!

Mandy's awesome floral shorts project has inspired me so much. All of the awesome patterned things I have passed up will never be passed up again because of something silly like length.

I love this simple little flower sunnies DIY! I also really like to say "sunnies."

I loooove the way this cross stitch is used to decorate office supplies! This is such an awesome DIY.

Paper mache is a beautiful thing. These mannequins look so much cuter than the boring foam they originally were.

I have seen many zines floating around on Etsy, I never thought they would be so simple to construct. Thinking up some ideas for content is the hard part!

Xo Chloe.