Monday, June 30, 2014

13 ways to make a friendship bracelet

It's summer ya'll and there is something about summer that begs for friendship bracelets. There are so many ways to make a friendship bracelet, and here are a few of our favorites. So while you're lounging by the pool whip up a few these! 


Sunday, June 29, 2014

less talk, more action

"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth." -1 John 3:18

I can't tell you that I always follow through with the things I say, so this verse is one I can always reevaluate with. Talking about my love isn't enough and my words mean nothing if they aren't followed by actions. Nothing is worth saying if I can't back it up, and if I really mean what I'm saying, it won't be that hard to do so.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

recipe: fruit cocktail

We made this drink for one of our friend's weddings about a month ago. They had an outdoor wedding and a party in the same backyard afterward. It was a lot of fun! We wanted to bring a cocktail that was simple but refreshing, and this accomplished exactly that. It's delicious, so drink 'em slow. ;)
This particular cocktail was made using green apple vodka, riesling and lemonade. You literally just mix all of these bottles together and serve over ice. How easy is that? You can pick whatever your favorite wine is, and whatever fruit flavor vodka you want as well. I guess you could even use a different juice. Get crazy. But, these are the perfect measurements!
Also, we had to serve this cocktail in our awesome new pineapple cups from Goodwill. I basically want to drink everything out of them now that we own them.
Fruit Cocktail
Ingredients:
- 12 oz. Flavored Vodka
- 1 Bottle White Wine
- 1 Bottle Lemonade

Directions: Combine all ingredients and serve chilled, over ice!

Friday, June 27, 2014

diy: tee into a tank

This tank top tutorial was inspired by this Free People Tank, except mine is not as long. I've been wanting to turn a t-shirt into a tank top, but I've wanted it to look a little more finished than when you just cut the sleeves and neck out.This is a pretty easy sewing project and finishing the neck just gives it a nice little touch. Of course, you could finish all the edges if you wanted. It's up to you.
You'll need a t-shirt that's a little bigger than you would normally wear. Mine was a large. Fold the tee perfectly in half.
Cut off the sleeve. I started cutting about 3 inches away from the neck and cut to about 2 inches under the sleeve. Then round off the bottom. Doesn't have to be perfect. Since the shirt is folded in half, it will look even when it is unfolded.
Cut a half "U" shape into the neck. You could use one of your tank tops as a stencil if you would like. The cut the edges of the shirt to make two separate pieces. You will have a front piece and a back piece. Separate the pieces.
Fold the back piece in half and cut a big "C' shape off of the sleeve area and a small half "U" shape by the neck. You can use chalk or something to mark it like I did above.
Lay the top piece down, right side up and then lay the back piece on top of that, right side down. Pin the edges together at the should and the sides. On the sides I only sewed half way down so that the bottom side is open when you are wearing the shirt.
Out of the excess fabric, cut out strips that are about an inch thick. You want one long strip, so sew the edges together. Pin the edge of the long strip all along the edge of the neck, right sides together.
Where the ends meet (you may have to cut excess fabric from the strip) pin it like in the picture. How do you even explain this? Then sew along the edge.
Roll the strip of fabric under and pin onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Should look something like this, then sew the rolled up strip down.
Ta-da!
This tank is super comfy and perfect for being out in the hot hot sun. Maybe not practical for any other reason than that. Well maybe you could work out in it? It's super airy like that.

xo, Savannah

Thursday, June 26, 2014

recipe: refried bean dip and homemade tortilla chips

There was a period a couple weeks ago where I ate Mexican food at least once a day for about a week. It was all fun and games until I realized I couldn't even think about eating Mexican again. I had never in my life thought "I can't eat Mexican right now." My mom is Mexican so I grew up eating a lot of Mexican, I love it. So that was a very dark place to be in. Good news- I'm not there anymore! I think it was the fact that we were eating out most of those times. Homemade Mexican is so different and most of the time, a whole lot better. 
Refried Bean Dip and Homemade Tortilla Chips
Ingredients:
For Chips
- Corn Tortillas
- 2 Tbs. Oil
- Salt

For Bean Dip
- Canned Pinto Beans, drained, not rinsed
- 1 Tbs. Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp. pinto bean seasoning
- 1 tsp. cumin

Directions:
For Chips
1. Stack corn tortillas on top of each other.
2. Cut the stack in half and then cut in half two more times, leaving six pizza shaped pieces.
3. Heat oil in skillet on medium-high heat.
4. Drop corn tortillas in hot oil and fry until crispy brown, then flip.
5. Place cooked chips on a paper towel on a plate to absorb excess oil.
6. Sprinkle with salt and serve!

For Bean Dip
1. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet to medium-high heat.
2. Add beans to oil and smash away. (Whatever you use to mash potatoes.)
3. Add cumin and seasoning and mash to mix together.
4. Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream on top.

This isn't the healthiest recipe to ever grace this blog, but it sure is tasty! It's also super easy. Win-win. The pinto bean seasoning I use is Fiesta brand. It's real good. I don't like to play favorites, but cumin is probably the best spice I've ever tasted. I could put it in anything. Almost. So when I have more recipes in the near future using cumin, you'll know why.

xo, Savannah

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

high school blues

When I look at these pictures, I can't even care about what we are wearing. I just love love love that the sky is so blue and that the stairs are also blue. It is very aesthetically pleasing, and I like things that are aesthetically pleasing. I'd say we are getting better at outfit pictures. It has become more fun because we try to find locations where we haven't taken pictures yet. That can be a big part of the adventure. I keep thinking we are going to run out of ideas, but then we randomly end up at some high school and our outfit posts live to see another non-typical day.
Savannah's wearing: Kimono- Hey Wanderer Etsy/ Top- Forever 21/ Shorts- Gap/ Necklace- c/o PacSun/ Sunglasses- Forever 21/ Boots- Minnetonka
Casey's wearing: Kimono- Hey Wanderer Etsy/ Shorts- Vintage A&F/ Top- Bar III/ Boots- Steven/ Sunglasses- Free People/ Necklace- Hey Wanderer Etsy/ Bracelets- Forever 21 and DIYed
xo, Savannah

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