Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Braided twist

 top: nordstrom rack // shorts: f21 // sandals: jsimpson

The weather in DC is so overwhelmingly hot. Almost comparable to Texas weather. Gotta keep cool with a sheer top and some cutoff shorts. Kept my bangs out of my face with a braid because sweaty bangs as we all know isn't very pretty. Pictured above is my little sister, my roomie here. This is us heading out to the museum!

 The Archives where the originalConstitution, Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights are held for viewing. So cool!!!

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Pleather Shorts + guests

top: h&m // shorts: f21 // sandals: old navy

My silly sister and booty bumping cousin! haha My home away from home <3

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Treasure Box

Being a teacher is all about thinking outside the box. Instead of going out purchasing a nice box to stuff trinkets and toys in for your students for your treasure box, why not use a huge shoe box from Zara stuffed in the corner of your closet?? It was a perfect size and I really dislike the plastic tub I use in my class. I took my red and white paint. Went on a painting frenzy and made it as colorful and fun for the kids!

Below is a before and after picture!

For all my fellow teachers, what do you use for your treasure box?

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jar of Hearts

Before I left to DC, I made a jar of hearts for my boyfriend. I bought the fabric, the mason jar, hand sewed 30 hearts and stuffed them with cotton. I hid them in different places of his room, car etc. I didn't make it too difficult for him to find. I just hid them in areas I know he'd find them in whether it be in his running shoes, inside the pocket of his favorite jeans, his backpack, drawer etc. I tried to be a little sneaky because I didn't want him to find all 30 in one day. He's found about 15 already and it's been almost 2 weeks that I've been gone. 15 more to go babe! ;) 

I gifted him a mason jar so that he has a place to put the hearts in. I even sprayed my perfume inside the jar so that he's reminded of me while I'm gone. As I presented his gift (the jar), I also handed him one heart and told him that for everytime he finds one to remember how much I love him and how often I think of him while I'm gone.

Now I can't take full credit for this. I was blog searching and found this really cute idea from I love being arts and crafty. I painted a few pictures and made a few things from Pinterest. I love that site!! So addicting. I have a few more projects to tend to when I come back home. Can't wait!!!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Late July 4th

This is a late 4th of July update. How was everyone's 4th of July celebration?? I enjoyed every bit of my time here in DC. What better place than to celebrate this holiday in the state capital?? The heat wave is crucial and has hit up to 105 degrees yesterday. I'm crossing fingers for it to drop very soon!

So on July 4th, there was a Smithsonian outdoor festival where all the important monuments are, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court etc...So many people out to celebrate. There were parades, fun live music, delicious food. At night, my sister and I got an opportunity to watch fireworks on the rooftop of her work building overlooking the Washington monument and Lincoln memorial. So cool!

I didn't have any red/white/blue items to wear so I just have white & blue on. haha

 watermelon bigger than my head!

Hope yall enjoyed your 4th of July as much as I did :) Have a great week!

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Pura Vida Part 4

Ok seriously this is the last post of my trip to Costa Rica! This was a capture of our last dinner together in Costa Rica. The atmosphere was so quaint, outdoors and raining so it was beautiful to hear the rain fall while eating dinner together. The food was delicious! And I cannot get over how yummy the lettuce wraps were.

Baby back ribs
lettuce wraps. yum!!

My entre // Macadamian crusted Mahi Mahi
Chocolate Souffle
Pretty moth!

a view I will truly miss :(


Pura Vida Part 3

Starting our day with a hike into Manual Antonio Rainforest. Good thing I packed my rainjacket because it was pouring down!

A moth landed on my friend

Sneaky monkeys! We all had to keep our bags close to our bodies or else they would steal from you.

Private beach of Manual Antonio Park

Lots of iguanas everywhere

Pura Vida means "Pure Life". That was our saying through our entire trip.

top: f21 // bathing suit: gap

Choosing pictures to share was a difficult task. I wanted to post all of them!!! But I had to narrow them down to a few, so here are a few of my favorites!

Stay tuned for Day 4!!

I hope everyone (in the states) had a wonderful July 4th. What better place to celebrate this holiday none other than Washington DC.