10.21.2014

Adi's bento lunch box

bento lunch box: Laptop Lunches
star-shaped cut outs: WasabiMint

Sautéed mushrooms & cherry tomatoes in olive oil, sea salt & garlic powder, grapes picked fresh from our backyard the morning of, butter, garlic & olive oil orzo pasta, and Babybel cheese & Gushers.




bento lunch box: Laptop Lunches

Steamed sweet potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, 1/2 a peach, and coconut chips & a chocolate coin.




bento lunch box: Laptop Lunches
seaweed punchers: Japanese2please
panda toothpicks: Japanese2please

Rice balls, mini sausages sautéed in ketchup, egg rolls with kale, sliced kirby cucumbers & carrots. Making this bento made me nostalgic, this was one of the most coveted bento one could have when I went to school in Korea, besides bulgogi & japchae.  All the kids would sit with their own little cliques and open up their bento and share/trade their side dishes. If one didn't have good side dishes, no one would eat yours and therefore you couldn't eat theirs, which was the unspoken rule and etiquette. My mom packed me kimchi and dried anchovies most of the time, the least coveted side dishes so no one wanted to share/trade with me.  The kids who brought the mini sausages and egg rolls got to trade as much as they wanted. I recently had a talk with my older sister about this and she said she always got mini sausages, bulgogi and all the coveted side dishes on a daily basis!  I was so mad!  Haha.  I guess by the time I(the youngest of her 5 children) started school, she was done making lunches.  I would be too so I can't blame her! :D

10.20.2014

$150 giftcard to Evgie wall decals giveaway




We have a beautiful giveaway for you this week where one lucky reader will win a $150 giftcard to www.evgie.com, a store that sells numerous options of wall decals to personalize your walls in your homes.  This giveaway is open to U.S & Canada residents or Europe where the winner will pay for shipping.

I initially came across their shop on Etsy(www.etsy.com/shop/evgieNev) when I was looking for tree wall decals to use as a backdrop for my daughter's Maleficent birthday party, and they expressed interest in hosting a giveaway for my readers which I thought would be perfect for any of you wanting to decorate your homes!  I don't know about you but in my head I have so many ideas and visuals of how I want to decorate my home but the budget often times stop me from creating the home I dream of.  With this $150 giftcard, you can purchase pretty much any wall decor of your choice, some several of them depending on what you want.  You also have the option to customize colors, sizes, elements - everything can be adjusted or customized just for you, including designing from scratch.


Here are some of my favorites from Evgie.



For living rooms/sitting rooms









For play rooms











For the kids' bedrooms










Growth chart wall decal







See all the wall decals Evgie offers by the theme below:

To enter the giveaway for your own home or to give away as gifts(it'll be an excellent house-warming gift or for Christmas), please visit Evgie and enter the rafflecopter below.  Best luck everyone!



DIY: Men's XL shirt into a little girl's dress

Men's XL shirt into a girl's dress DIY

Men's XL shirt into a girl's dress DIY



Before

I bought this men's shirt at Target clearance section for $10 in size XL.  I loved the sailor boat pattern and also the fabric, the fabric is a thick, sturdy, high quality fabric which I liked.  I've had this project in my mind for a few months and wanted to do a turn a XL shirt into a girl's dress part two(see part one here) so when I saw this shirt I immediately thought of turning it into a girl's dress.  


Instructions:
1. Lay the shirt down on a flat surface.  


2. Using a girl's dress as a reference, cut the sleeves off and the top body piece, and take out the pocket.  Cut and discard the extra fabric in between the shoulder area.


3. Sew the sides of the top piece together(shown in pink line).  Make sure you turned it inside out first(sorry it's not pictured).



4. After cutting off the excess fabric on the shoulder area, you should now have a straight across skirt piece.  Baste stitch 1/2" to the edge(shown in pink line) and pulling one side of the string, gather it together.  Sew the skirt onto the top piece.


5. Cut the sleeves smaller.


6. Sew along the pink line.

7. Sew the sleeves onto the top piece. 

8. *I made a button hole and sewed the button on right below the waistline.

9. Serge the unfinished seams.



After

Men's XL shirt into a girl's dress DIY
Men's XL shirt into a girl's dress DIY
Men's XL shirt into a girl's dress DIY
Men's XL shirt into a girl's dress DIY


What you'll need:
-An oversized shirt
-matching thread
-needle or sewing machine
-scissors


Directions:
1. Lay the shirt down on a flat surface.  
2. Using a girl's dress as a reference, cut the sleeves off and the top body piece, and take out the pocket.  Cut and discard the extra fabric in between the shoulder area.
3. Sew the sides of the top piece together(shown in pink line).  Make sure you turned it inside out first.
4. After cutting off the excess fabric on the shoulder area, you should now have a straight across skirt piece.  Baste stitch 1/2" to the edge(shown in pink line) and pulling one side of the string, gather it together.  Sew the skirt onto the top piece.
5. Cut the sleeves smaller.
6. Sew along the pink line.
7. Sew the sleeves onto the top piece. 
8. *I made a button hole and sewed the button on right below the waistline(when I cut the shirt diagonally along the waistline, I had to cut right over the button & the button hole so I had to make new ones).


Estimated time: 1.5 hours
Budget: cost of the shirt(mine was $10)
Skill level: a very confident beginner to intermediate



and to show you what I have to deal with while trying to take pictures...

My husband does this every time I really don't want him in the pictures.  Sigh.  Why can't he be so eager to be in pictures when I actually want him to be in pictures???  
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