How to Plan a Themed Date Night

Theme: Divergent 

My Wonderful Husband surprised me and is taking me to see the movie “Insurgent”. I have been anticipating this sequel to Divergent since I read the book series by Veronica Roth and seen the first movie! So needless to say I was ecstatic when my hubby said he was taking me out!

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Since Quinton was taking care of the entertainment, I started on the food:)

I went Pintresting to find Divergent themed food. I found an awesome blog, that has great Divergent themed party ideas! So I catered them to fit my date night.

This is our Menu:

  • Drink: Amity Apple Cider  ( I just mixed Apple Cider with Rum and Lemon Lime Soda;more spiked cider ideas here.)
  • Food: Dauntless Hamburger, topped with Erudite Bleu Cheese and Abnegation Fried Egg. Served on an Abnegation Flat Bread Bun.
  • Dessert: Candor Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

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We will start the night off with dinner and then watch the DVD of the first in the series, Divergent and then go to the theater to see the premier of Insurgent!!

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So, to wrap up: All you need to plan a themed Date Night, is an idea, entertainment and a menu.

It doesn’t take much to make a normal Thursday night into a fun time for 2:)

Cost: The Movie tickets were $25 for both. I already had rum, hamburger, eggs, and lemon lime soda at home, so for the rest of the groceries it cost $13. Total Cost for an awesome themed Date Night: $38!!!

I cant wait for our date night tomorrow!!

Always,

m

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Style Inspiration: Yzma

Hello Style-istas!

I can not think of a more hilarious villain than Yzma from Disney’s Emperors New Grove!

Here is how we are inspired by her style:

style break down yzmashe is sleek and a bit over the top, but we love her that way!

Yzma_51Yzma-smiling-while-travelingIn-Defense-of-Yzma-AgismWe took this inspiration and created a more casual, wearable look.

20150125_19325120150125_19320720150125_193219 20150125_193311Here’s some more style inspiration for Yzma:

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1. Forever21 Headband

2. Forever21 Earrings

3. Heels.com High Heels

4. H&M Tank

5. Jamberry Nails Lacquer set

We had a ton of fun with this one!

Always,

m

 

Style Inspiration: Kristoff

I had so much fun doing the Honey Lemon Style Inspiration, so I decided to do Kristoff from Frozen!

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Kristoff has got to stay warm and cozy and he definitely has that Classic Norway kind of style! My sister Alix was nice enough to model this look for me!

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Everything Alix is wearing is from our closets.

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1. Forever21 Hooded Infinity Scarf

2. H&M Sweater

3. H&M Lined Parka

4. Jamberry Nail Wraps

5. Forever21 Hat

Always,

m

Easy DIY Scarf

I know Ive been focusing a lot on my photography, but I want this blog to be about ALL the things I like:) Which includes DIY.

So, I found these old cloth napkins at the thrift store a while ago. Ive kept them in a box, saying I was going to do something with them for forever. Today, I finally found inspiration in them.

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I decided to make these four squares into a unique scarf..

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1. Fold into a big triangle by putting 2 opposite corners together.

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2. Put the corners of each folded triangle together so that they overlap.

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3. Tie the corners together in a tight knot.

And that’s it, wrap it however you like:)

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Don’t judge me, I know I look crazy:)

So I spent 30 cents on the four cloth napkins and it took all of 2 minutes to make.. not too shabby.

always,

m

Fisherman adrift for 106 days in Pacific says shark led him to rescuers

Fisherman adrift for 106 days in Pacific says shark led him to rescuers.

I just thought this story was incredible, I just had to share!

Quotes from the article:

“He said he prayed the night Falaile died, and the next day a storm arrived and, over the next several days, he was able to fill two five-gallon containers with fresh water.”

“It was on the afternoon of Sept. 11 that he awoke to the sound of scratching against his boat. A six-foot shark was circling the boat and, Teitoi said, bumping against its hull.”

Do yourself a favor and check this story out!

Fisherman adrift for 106 days in Pacific says shark led him to rescuers.

always,

m

Photography Assignment #1

Hello, all:)

Ive had a growing love for Tom Ang. Not just because he’s an amazing photographer, but because his books have taught me so much!

Right now, Im reading: Digital Photography Master Class. I’m still in the very beginning, but I have to say, I’m in love:)

This is what his website says about it: Digital Photography Masterclass was conceived as a course in photography. We wanted to give readers the idea that they were learning directly from me, as if on a workshop. So chapters started with an introduction to the topic, peppered with analyses of how pictures work. This was followed by assignments and, best of all, examples of work from amateurs who actually did the assignments and sent them for review. (Thank you to all of you who took part!) Rounding off with interviews with star photographers, it’s a book with very rich variety of content.

So… this is Assignment #1: City Lights

I live in Dayton, Ohio. Its not bustling with traffic at night, or filled with wonderful colored lights, but these are some photos I took on my little adventure:)

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I really dont know why I love this picture (above) so much:)

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Not to bad for my first assignment….

To help you find inspiration and further your abilities as a photographer, I hope you look into one of Tom Ang’s many books🙂

Happy Shooting:)

always,

m

Bright Colors on Gloomy Days

This winter has been weirdly wet and rainy. The few normal winter days have been bitterly cold. I’ve been so tired of dark drab colors, so a couples weeks ago I bought a ton of bright sunny sweaters from the thrift store.
Believe me, I would do anything to get out of those icky weather blues. These sweaters really helped to brighten my day.

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I also painted my nails a nice bright pink earlier this week:)

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Here are some other bright inspirations I love:)

the first one is from Jamillah from Made to Travel
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the next two are from Atlantic-Pacific
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this ones from 9to5 chic
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Bess Friday:
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Jungle of Fabrics:


Check out this art inspiration here
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Hope you were inspired:)

always,

m