Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Late Night Obsession


Hey there all!

Finishing up my homework at 1 AM and still fueled by caffeine, I decided to do a simple post on some quotes I've been loving from Pinterest!! After a horrible experience watching an animal experimentation video for one of my classes, I'm currently looking to other's wise words to lift my spirits. Check out my "Words To Live By" Pinterest board for even more awesome quotes!! I'm seriously obsessed with quotes on Pinterest!!


And while you're there, you may as well follow and check out the rest of my boards ;D haha! Hope you're having a warm and fuzzy night filled!

(P.S. I tried to use images that have the sources on them, but you can also find these images [with their links]
on my board!)

Follow Antiques & Coffee's board Words To Live By on Pinterest.






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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Currently No.1



Happy Sunday Everyone! Today's a pretty mellow day for me as its the last day before I return to school. I'm really looking forward to a lot of things like posting more and my graduation- but sometimes I prefer to chill out and focus on what's going on right now. Which is why I love the idea of Sunday Currently:

I'm CURRENTLY . . .

READING my Religious Studies texts and prepping myself for the last few weeks of school!
LISTENING to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia playing in the background.
THINKING about my week. Posts, homework, etc. 
SMELLING nothing, as I seem to have allergies at the moment haha!
WISHING I was back at the beach^. I took a quick day trip and I basically just teased myself! 
WEARING a flannel and shorts because it's the easiest outfit known to man. 
LOVING being in my room. It's seriously such a relaxing place for me. 
NEEDING a very very large cup of coffee.
FEELING really excited for that coffee! And also really excited for everything to come!! 

Hope you enjoyed this! If you want to join the Sunday Currently Link Up, Check it out HERE!
I'm planning on keeping this my new Sunday ritual :)




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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Let's Get Ripped + Summer Wishin'


Lately I haven't gotten a chance to do an outfit of the day but I've been dying to show you guys one of my favorite trends as of lately.
Yep, Ripped jeans. I've literally being seeing them everywhere. Perhaps it's apart of the grunge trend? Nonetheless, ripped jeans give a casual, effortless vibe and I love it.
I've seen a number of fellow (&more known) bloggers strut this trend and I wanted to share how I would wear/style this casual-chic trend.

 & If you're like me and hate spending an extra $15-$20 on distressed jeans, DIY them with my help here!)






Trend: Ripped Jeans
Ripped




The 1st outfit is straight-up casual and also features two other trends I'm loving - striped shirts and sneakers. Mixing stripes and polka dots is also super adorable and unexpected!

Outfit numero 2, is styled after the numerous bloggers I've seen rocking ripped jeans - with high heels. It's a really interesting take on the trend and definitely dresses it up a bit and makes the look more chic.

Lastly, outfit number 3 is super simple but an easy way to take any ripped jeans and still looked slightly dressed up. Jeweled sandals add a touch of girly-ness to an otherwise tougher vibe outfit. 


Summer Wishin'
Summer Wishin'



Lastly, I just wanted to share my Summer wish list! It's getting crazy hot here in LA and it's got me craving a Summer adventure!!
These are a few things that I'm eyeing for the coming season!

What have you guys been eyeing lately?!






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Thursday, April 3, 2014

DIY Notebook Cover





Hey There Everyone!

Today I'm another quick DIY that super easy and can be very personalized. Plagued with school work, blog post ideas, and random urges to doodle, I always carry a note book with me. I grew tired of my boring notebook so I decided to customize it a bit. 



Supplies: 
  • Notebook
  • Old Magazines or photos
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard or any thicker card stock
Step One: Get Creative
 Decide what sort of shape or pattern you'd like to create on the cover of your notebook. Square, Triangle, Pentagon? Any shape would make a beautiful pattern.


Step Two: Create a Stencil
 Using thicker card stock, cardboard, or even the cover of a magazine to draw out your shape and create a stencil. 


Step Three: Browse Your Favs
With your stencil, go through your favorite old magazines or photos you love (that you have extra copies of!!) and trace out the shape over the images you'd like on your notebook. 



Step Four: Cut and Arrange
Cut out enough images to fill up the cover and arrange them how you think it looks best.

Step Five: Glue those babies! (Not real babies though...)
With your glue, glue down your shapes, remembering to pay extra attention to those pesky corners. 
& Let Dry
** Note: If you want your notebook cover to last, you may want to use super glue or something strong. I had to go back and re-glue my images because my corners began to lift. **

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This is a super fun way to customize a standard thing that everyone should have. And if you don't carry around a notebook, you definitely should! Not only does it allow you to remember things better, it also allows you to stay more organized in all aspects of life. 

Hope you enjoyed this DIY!





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Monday, March 31, 2014

DIY Gold Striped Vase


Hey hey hey!
I'm here today with a DIY that has been sitting and waiting for a debut! With the arrival of Spring and beautiful weather, I've been in love with filling my room with flowers. Whether they be fresh flowers or fake ones, nothing spruces up a room and makes it Spring ready quiet like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Now although flowers make a statement on their own, I love to add gold accents throughout my room and this DIY Gold Stripe Vase takes an arrangement from pretty to chic. Follow along below for this super simple and very inexpensive DIY!


Supplies: 

  • Vases - I purchased mine at the 99cent store!
  • Painter's Tape
  • Gold Metallic Spray Paint - Purchase it at Michael's and you use a 40% off coupon!
  • Old Newspaper

Step 1: Set up your workspace
It's Spring! So although you don't need a reason to... Go on outside for this one! Set up a large covering of old Newspaper as you would with any spray painting project. If you're in an area that has a little breeze, you also may want to tape your newspaper down.


Step 2: Tape it off
Using the height of the tape as a guide (just use a small Piece for this part), place a longer piece of tape above it and wrap it around the vase. This will allow you to have equal sized stripes on your vase. 
Repeat this once more, but place that same tape guide above the previous stripe. 


Step 4: Paint!
Once you've placed your tape stripes, using your spray paint, coat the vase in a light layer of paint and let it dry for about 10 minutes. Coats may vary depending on your spray paint, but mine required about 4 coats. Remember to always let it dry between coats. 

Step 5:  Enjoy
Remove your tape and fill your vase with a delightful bouquet of flowers!


This DIY pattern can easily be customized to your liking! You can do vertical stripes, a chevron pattern, or even one solid color. With a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless!

I hope you enjoyed this quick DIY! A chic vase design can really bring a room together when used in your accent color. And uh, who doesn't love a room decor accessory for practically nothing!? Let me know below how you like to customize your vases!!






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