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! 

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.
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

recipe: freezer chocolate

So the other day I was talking with a fellow creative who was telling me how she cut all processed sugar out of her diet. She sweetens things with maple syrup, honey, and stevia. She told me about this three ingredient chocolate that absolutely blew my mind. So this chocolate has no processed sugar AND it's vegan AND gluten free. 3 simple ingredients. Crazy. Savannah and I just had to try this, but Savannah doesn't like chocolate (Have you stopped breathing? Crazy. I know.), so we also made this peanut butter version, which is actually my favorite.
Freezer Chocolate
For Chocolate
- 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbs. Maple Syrup

For Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup PB2
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbs. Maple Syrup

1. Heat coconut oil in microwave for 30 seconds.
2. Whisk in powder and syrup.
3. Pour mixture into mold (or ice cube tray or just on a plate) and freeze.
4. Chocolate will be ready in about 20 minutes. Store in freezer and serve cold.
The peanut butter one is to die for. Really. You should definitely try to make some. We even layered a few of the chocolates with a little bit of both mixtures. We also tried some with protein powder... don't do it. It ain't right. The options for this chocolate are endless though. You could mix in nuts, dried berries, coconut or granola. You could drizzle the sauce onto ice cream or straight into your mouth. We don't judge. We've just given you the knowledge, now it's up to you what you do with it.

diy: stamped flower pot

How precious is this mini rose plant? We got it from Kroger in the clearance section. We just had to buy it. Roses for indoors? Yes, yes, yes. It even came in a pot. Don't get me wrong, I love these clay pots just the way they come, but after you have 7 plants in the same pot, you start craving some variety. We decided we wanted to paint the pot white and put some sort of black design on it but we didn't want it to be complicated. We wanted a repetitive print, without all the work. Stencils can get really messy so we thought, what about a stamp? Just a regular ol' stamp. Guess what? Best idea ever! Here's what we did...
You will need: a pot, white and gold spray paint, black acrylic paint, an ink stamp, and a paint brush.
If your pot has a plant in it, remove the plant.
Spray the pot with the white paint and let it dry completely.
Put some acrylic paint on a paper plate and use a paint brush to apply it to the stamp. This will ensure that you don't get globs of paint on the stamp to where it messes up the design on the pot.
Stamp onto the pot. Now, there is a technique to this. Start pressing the stamp down on the left side and roll it on the pot until the right side of the stamp has touched the pot. If you try to stamp it like you do on a flat surface, you will just get part of the design.
Repeat the stamping all over the pot and let it dry. We overlapped the stamping to create a sense of depth. It also helped in covering up mistakes.
This part probably should've been done first, but here we are. We held a piece of paper against the pot to cover up the white and black design and spray painted the top part gold. 
When the pot has dried completely, put your plant back in!
And just like that our pot has new life and some personality.

xo, Savannah