Monday, December 31, 2012

{Pin of the Day}: POTD

Last Pin of 2012 - I wish I had started doing these sooner! Then I can look back at the end of next year and compare. Oh well. Without any further blather from me:

Source: via Natasha on Pinterest

Have a SAFE and wonderful New Year! See you in 2013!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

How to Get Your Amazon Kindle Fire Battery to last...

...more than 8.5 hours (their listed battery time with continuous use). Simple. Leave it on the lowest Brightness setting and only turn it up when you need it. I use it at night and just when I don't want to be blinded by my screen, so it's not a big deal for me. I will brighten it for Youtube or the various games I have installed.

Using this tip, I managed to get my Fire to last two weeks - by accident, I couldn't find it!! It helps to be able to just grab it and go without having to remember to charge except every couple of days.

{Pin of the Day}: POTD

I have included two pins to make up for yesterday. My apologies!!

PS: I FINALLY noticed the obviously placed "Embed" option and I have updated the previous posts.

Friday, December 28, 2012

{Pin of the Day}: POTD

Today's POTD is something I found and used yesterday and i love it!! I made one for my phone yesterday, and I am putting the finishing touches on my mom's right now. I have copied my comment I made on the blog post below the link.

"I had this issue as well. I ended up having to make a fake signature by hitting the space bar a couple of times and "signing" with that. But then I couldn't find a program similar to Preview as I am using Windows 7...So I ended up doing a "print screen" and pasting it into my paint program and saving it. I then emailed it to myself and set the attachment as my wallpaper. Hope that helps!!"

TIP: ALSO, if you use  a paint program (Paint. Net  is my favorite free paint program!!), you can actually change the background color inside the monogram. I haven't tried to change the main color, but I needed a green and purple one since my mom is a Scentsy consultant and she loves to have those colors!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

{Pin of the Day}: POTD

Hello, readers! I am going to start something else on my blog called Pin of the Day! Hopefully (as with every other failed attempt) this will help me remember to make a post everyday or so. For the first pin, I have chosen one of my favorites:

This is super cute! If you want to see ALL of my pins, feel free to follow me on Pinterest. I pin alot of recipes, fashion/beauty stuff, and just neat crafty things. Anything that can't be pinned, I save to my computer so I won't forget!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

OlgaKay on Youtube...

I am obsessed with her now. I love her beauty videos, and she has me wanting to run to a beauty store soon. I went through all of my products while watching her Pajama Party videos, just to see, and there are a few things I need to buy or that I just haven't used/forgot I had! I posted a link to a Pajama Party video below - check it out and hope you like it!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Trashed my To Do List...

And made another one. Yeah...

  • Nightstand Charging Station - I watched a Youtube video done by OlgaKay (Love her!!) and I already found and priced the same ribbon dispenser at the Container Store. There is one maybe 10 minutes from my house :) I also priced a power strip online (Lowes- $4). I will probably do the same decorating she did with the scrapbook paper and stickers, but I may need to buy some more paper for that. (JoAnn run! yay!)

  • Windowseat Cushion & Pillows - I measured the entire thing and figured out the pillow sizes. I rounded up, so I am working with about an 88 inch length. Therefore, the foam is ridiculously expensive. I might just get a bunch of cheapo pillows and take the stuffing from those. Not sure yet. But I really want a box cover now. I will do a regular pillow cover, and then sew and cut the points.

  • ICS Bench - Yes, this is still happening. I am so ready to be rid of my broken butterfly chair, but this is my most costly project so far. I want it to look nice and it requires patience and careful selection of the materials. I still haven't had time to go thrift store hunting for a table, but I know I need to! It finally dawned on on me that I was in a Home Decor Fabric store a few months back, and I can get the brown canvas I need for HALF the price I would have paid locally. But it's the DRIVE to get there, man. 30-45 minutes out there versus 10-15 minutes here on a good day.

  • Table - I totally scrapped the rubik's cube table idea. I took two large cardboard boxes and made a funky shaped table. Hopefully pictures will be up either before the end of the month or early next year (: I want to use the big huge ruffle I got from my old canopy bed around the top, but I also want to add something to the top to make it  sturdier, since my little nephew got mad at me and punched in the top (it's CARDBOARD!!! - I was not happy). It held a glass of water very well and a couple of other things before he punched it. So now I want to add maybe some foam or a piece of thin wood. Not sure yet.

  • CD Case - I already priced one. I will do serial number labels on all of my Sims games, and mini track listing printouts for any music CDs that i'm not sure what's on them. Everything else just goes in with nothing special.

  • Shelf Over Desk under board and frame - I need a shelf. Not  junk-catcher. ha.

  • Restoring the Storage Cube - - Only I got rid of most of mine except for enough to make one half the size of hers. I found two boxes that will fit perfectly - no cutting needed!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Foodie Friday - A Day Early!!

I know, I know, it's not yet Friday. But I'm writing it late enough! lol

I am including a couple of my favorite recipes I love to eat to help me with my diet changes.

Apple salad

1 Granny Smith apple, sliced thinly

1 c. baby spinach

Dressing - 1 tbsp honey, approx. 1/2 c. olive oil (more as needed), 2 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1.5 tsp dijon mustard, pinch black pepper

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar or other container and shake until combined. Add more olive oil as needed. Combine spinach and apple slices on plate or in a bowl and drizzle dressing lightly on top. Toss and enjoy!

Breakfast Hashbrowns

1 potato, shredded (use your food processor or a cheese grater)

Olive or vegetable oil cooking spray

salt and pepper, dried parsley

Heat a waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray and scoop potatoes into hot iron. Close and cook until golden brown (I like mine a little dark). When done, season with salt and pepper; garnish with a small sprinkle of dried parsley. I might just have these for breakfast tomorrow!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

An interesting title would normally go here..

Sorry for not posting! I've been super busy and on top of that ridiculously tired. But hopefully next week after final exams, I'll be able to get some posts up! Lots to update about if I don't forget about it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

See Room Progress Pictures!!

Follow me on Instagram to see picture updates of my room! I have decided not to do as many tutorials and will post the final list as I write them.

my username is kyarab94!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Room Progress


Before, I just had a regular old happy bunny pillowcase. i made new pillowcases and covered a small throw pillow and finally put my bunny back where he belongs!


I got down my room paint and covered up my name and the gold/silver vine and leaves. I cant wait to get the black trim paint!!