Let’s Just Make a Wallet {DIY Story}

I am in the mood for a new wallet but I really need to be saving for the house.  Twenty dollars can be used for gas or groceries.

So, I’m not best at sewing but I enjoy doing it from time to time.  To be honest, anything that I make from Pinterest turns out to be crap.

When I sew, I typically don’t use a pattern because I hate having a piece of paper telling me what to do!

All I did was go on Pinterest and search for a couple of wallet patterns and free handed the whole project.  The wallet didn’t turn out AMAZING but it is workable and does what it needs to do.

Here are the results:

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SU8A3544  Next time I would make a few adjustment for a cleaner look but since I didn’t use a pattern and it’s my first wallet, I’m pretty proud!

—> Get crafty this weekend and make something! This will keep you entertain and save some money 🙂

Take a photo on Instagram of your craft and hashtag it #GGisCrafty!

I wanna see!! <—

P.S. Yes that is House of Cards on my screensaver!  BEST SHOW EVER!!!

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{Yogi Gear} DIY

So I have been practicing yoga for about a year and a half and it is the best thing the universe introduce me to.  It is a beautiful balance of zen and fitness.  Yoga truly helps the soul!

Well I am obsessed with yoga gear! I love going into stores and checking out all of their cute shirts.  The problem is that they are SO EXPENSIVE!  Why yummy cute clothes? Why do you have to be $40 a shirt?  I understand that they are made out of organic cotton and have special ink imported from India to make these shirts but this little lady needs to stay within a budget.

So what do I do? I make my own!

Believe it or not, it was super easy!

Just go onto Pinterest and search “DIY Tank Tops.”

There are many different styles, so choose which one that you think will look great for your body structure.

I bought my shirt at Target on sale! It only cost me $5.95 (plus 5% off with my Red Card)!

While I was out shopping, I stopped by Jo-Ann fabric to pick up a package of fabric adhesive paper.  Make sure it says machine wash! They are always offering 40% off on one regular price item!

Then I followed the directions to make my shirt and placed my favorite design on the shirt to make it my own!

Here are the results!

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Happy Yoga! May the new shirt bring you to a place of piece because you didn’t spend $40 on a shirt 🙂

The Weather Is Acting Like a Preteen…Doesn’t Know What It Wants To Do!

So I don’t have a lot of room to complain because I live in Florida.  Due to the crazy winter from up north, we are experiencing very fickle weather.

Here’s my tip for a cute outfit for when the weather decides to be a preteen!

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Here, I got a simple top from Forever 21! It’s a light sweater that will keep you warm but not over heat you if the sun decides to come out to play.  Keep the pants tight but stretchy.  I paired the top with a Michael Kors pants.

Here comes the thrify part!

I got the MK pants at Plato’s Closet for $19! The best part was that the tag was still on them (also they were a gift for dog sitting Zoey)!!

This outfit might seem a little simple, but hold on… there’s more! This is where you can get a little funky! SHOES!

Speaking of Zoey, she decided to do a little cameo during this shoot.  I love her but not all dogs are photogenic.  I hope this gives you a MAJOR laugh and also inspires you.

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(the best for last!)

Top- Forever 21 16.99

Pants- Michael Kors (Plato’s Closet) 19.00

Shoes- Marshalls 12.99

—> Please send some cute photos of you and your pets so that I an show Zoey how to pose for the camera!<—

Save On Your Favorite Exercise Class! April Fools! Just Kidding, it’s real!

So do you remember how I told you that I attend yoga, cycling classes and boot camp? It sounds expensive but in all honestly there are ways to get your work out in without killing over over spending.  An extra bonus is that the local companies will love you even more!

Here is my trick, making Groupon my best friend for gossip!

Let me explain!

So Groupon is a website where you are able to buy discounted goods and services.  Companies pay Groupon for marketing purposes.  That’s the thing, companies are PAYING to get your attention by making their items cheaper.  This is really good for up and coming business but in the long run it can hurt.  Well why should I care?

In my opinion, I believe that it is important to support local places especially companies that offer exercising classes.  I personally don’t like the gym and in all honestly, you will most likely build friendships and communities by attending a class.  Besides that, these fitness companies have so much to offer and just need your love for their services to spread the word about them.

So majority of the time, companies that offer fitness classes rather have you buy the services through them.

This is my tip:

Take the time to look at Groupon and see what services are offered.  Go to the actual place and ask if they rather have you pay through them or Groupon.  You are guarantee to get a deal because if you have the app on your phone, you can just purchase it right then and there if they say no.  It helps them as a company and you are paying less than just being a walk-in.

Exercise #health #coaching http://coachingportal.com/

(source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/425449496019757223/)