• Beautiful Yoga Bridal Shower

    18 September, 2014 0 Comment

    The wonderful folks at Bridal Musings, shared this beautiful bridal yoga photo shoot by Andrea Lee Photography and Erin of Red Sole Events. These talented ladies envisioned the perfect relaxing theme for a bridal shower and we just LOVE it! Check out the gorgeous photos below.

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    Love her angelic bridal yoga outfit? You can find the pieces here:

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    Nikibiki Short Camisole in White
    Nikibiki Crop Leggings in Metal Grey

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    Erin Daniels Holme of Red Sole Events and Andrea Cook of Andrea Lee Photography, both out of Dallas, Texas, envisioned the perfect wedding day bridal yoga session and tea brunch. Breath, release stress, enjoy the moment, and stretch your body by attending a private yoga flow class with your bridesmaids. Let the instructor know what level yogis your group consists of, and move through simple, intermediate and difficult poses, as demonstrated by models from Allen Yoga Center and Vertical Fitness, Dallas.

    Ask the instructor to read for the group some passages that invoke thoughts of love and happiness. Finish your yoga session with fresh brewed tea and keep your body clean by eating healthy finger sandwiches. Finish off your bridal get together with hair and make-up and by having your friends help you into your gown!

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    Get the bridesmaids look here:bridesmaids-yoga-outift

    Nikibiki Short Camisole in Black
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    As a bride, you work so hard to make sure the wedding day will look great, be enjoyed by all the guests, and go off without a hitch. Sure, all of this is important, but it is critical to take some time out to make sure you’re mentally and physically healthy for the big event. Yoga is a perfect way to prepare body and mind during the planning process, but it’s also a great way to relax with your bridesmaids on your wedding day. Before the hair and make-up begin, why not treat yourself and your bridesmaids to a nice tea party and yoga session, and zen out.

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  • Show & Tell: High Waist Faux Leather Leggings

    17 September, 2014 1 Comment

    Hey folks! It’s been awhile since I’ve did a personal review, but these High Waist Faux Leather Leggings are totally worth the effort. I love them. Like a lot. I want to scream it from the roof tops. Well…I practically did when I wore them for my bachelorette party last month…

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    1) High Waist Faux Leather Leggings
    2) Nikibiki Ribbed Racerback Tank Top
    3) Black Blazer From H&M
    4) Gee’WaWa Playa Heels in Black

    I almost didn’t wear them. I had several outfits picked out but I kept going back to the leggings. I thought to myself, “really, no matter how cute these other outfits are, a bachelorette party is like THE event to wear leather pants.” And all my girlfriends agreed. And so it was that I wore leather pants.

    First, the fit…pretty much like a glove. Or any other good pair of leggings you have. These slide right one and hug you good. The high waist is my best friend. Holds me in nice and tight but not so tight as to cut me in half and make weird bits stick out where they shouldn’t. They really give you a nice smooth silhouette. They are also surprisingly warm, so they make a great alternative to jeans during the colder months.

    Second, the look…I was a bit self conscious at first but after much encouragement from the girlfrans and several thousand looks in the mirror, it was safe to walk outside without fear. Because the material is thicker, it doesn’t show much in the way of lumps and bumps that some tight leggings do.

    I paired mine with a simple white tank top, black blazer and black heels. I wanted the statement piece to be the leggings themselves. Well…besides the crown and shot glass necklace, of course ;)

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    They were SO comfortable all night long. And I do mean ALL night because little momma didn’t go back to our cabin until 4am =D I danced, I ran, I did all sorts of things a lady does when she’s up to no good. And the leggings didn’t stretch out or go funky on me. Not even ONCE.

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    Finding a mirror big enough for us all to take a selfie in <3

    I got compliments on them all night long, from my girls, from other girls, from random guys, but the biggest compliment was from my very own soon to be husband. See we were partying it up the same night, in the same town (crazy I know) and when we finally ran into each other, this was how we greeted.

    He says to me, and I quote, “Are you wearing f*cking leather pants right now?! Holy sh*t that’s hot!” To which I replied, “Why do you have a sombrero?” <3

     

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  • Sharknado Party – Part 2

    16 September, 2014 0 Comment

    As promised, I wanted to include a second post about our Sharknado 1st Birthday Party, with a tutorial on how I made the actual Sharknado prop. You’ll have to forgive me, this tutorial isn’t the best because I was kind of making it up as I went but I did my best to take a few progress pictures to give you an idea. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section if you need more help!

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    Cardboard Sharknado Prop DIY:

    What You’ll Need:

    • Large pieces of cardboard
    • Grey Spray Paint
    • Black Spray Paint
    • Acrylic Sealer Spray
    • Small Paint Brush
    • Hot Glue Gun
    • White Paint
    • Black Craft Foam
    • White Craft Foam
    • Duct Tape
    • Quilters Batting
    • Scissors
    • Exacto Knife
    • Printer

    STEP 1: TEMPLATE

    I had no idea where to start making my large 3d shark head. Luckily a quick google search led me to this tutorial by Robert Sabuda : Pop Up Shark Card. You can get the template here. I took the template for the head of the shark and blew it up to a size I liked to fit over an adult head. This will sound crazy, but I blew it up 500%, but you can test it out and see what works best for you. (below is just a picture of the template, download the full size one above and blow that one up)

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    STEP 2: CUT IT OUT

    Print our your template. You’ll have to print in tile format and then tape the pieces together, then cut out your final paper template.

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    STEP 3: TORNADO

    Get your big pieces of cardboard and make your tornado shape. I just free handed it and taped the pieces together as you see below. Mine measures 50″ tall x 29″ wide at the widest part. Then I placed the paper template on to test the size and layout.

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    STEP 4: MAKE YOUR SHARK HEAD

    This step I went back and forth on. At first I started with craft foam because its much easier to cut. But it was way too floppy and didn’t hold up well once attached to the tornado base, so I went back and cut them out of cardboard instead so it would be more sturdy. It’s up to you though if you can figure out a way to make the craft foam stay in place better.

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    STEP 5: PAINT SHARK HEAD

    Sorry, at this point I got really lazy and just wanted to be finished so I stopped taking progress pictures. But I’ll do my best to explain it in detail. First, spray paint your shark pieces gray, do both sides and let dry. Do a few more coats so its nice and covered. Then, take a smaller paint brush and paint the teeth white. That will also need a few coats. Once it’s all dry, give it a coat of your sealer spray. Next, cut out larger black circles for the eyes and tiny white circles for the pupil things (do sharks have pupils?). Hot glue those together and then glue to the shark head. I give it one more spray of sealer just to give the eyes a little shine.

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    STEP 6: TORNADO BASE

    Now that the head is done, cut a hole in the tornado that fits the head. Don’t attach it yet though, you need to wrap the tornado before hand. Take your quilters batting. I started by cutting off a piece that was just larger than the tornado and then started gathering and pinching it around the base. To attach it, I stretched it around the back and hot glued in place. WARNING: you will burn your fingers on hot glue about a thousand times, but it’s worth it. Keep adding pieces until you’ve covered the entire base. Hot glue some pieces down on the front so they stay in place. Now take your gray and black spray paint and give a light dusting of each to create the ominous cloud look. Let dry.

    STEP 7: ATTACH SHARK TO TORNADO BASE

    Now, taking the tabs on the shark base into the hole you cut in the base, attach them to the back of the tornado and duct tape them down. Use a lot here, the head is kind of heavy and will need the support.

    sharknado-4STEP 8: PRINT OUT RANDOM SHARKS

    Now that your main shark is in place, its time to find him some friends! Hop on your computer and look for large images of random sharks . Print them, cut them out, and attach to the tornado with pieces of duct tape.

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    Congrats! Your Sharknado is ready for mayhem!

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    Here’s the little shark of honor <3

     

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    His smash cake!

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    And mini sharknados for everyone else
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