Sunday, June 29, 2014

Amy gets crafty*

Sunday, June 29, 2014
This summer my mom had me go through all of these clothes that have been in the basement for a while. They were clothes that my sister and I had no interest in anymore and we just never did anything with them. While I was going through them, I came across a few things that I had forgotten about, and a few things that I thought I might be able to re-make into something that I want to wear. I came across this dress that I had only worn one time. It's a black and white checkered dress that went past my knees. I tried it on and it still fit and was cute, but I'm not really into dresses that go past my knees unless it's a maxi dress ;)
SO. I decided I could make it into a cute top! All I did was cut it to a length I was happy with, hemmed it, and added thicker straps using the throw-away pieces from the skirt. My sewing machine is broken, so I had to do all the stitching by hand, which resulted in some pretty shabby stitch work.... but it works for me. And I think my straps might be uneven....... but I'll fix that later :) 
This picture seems to bring out ALL the flaws! Ugh!

:)

So if you're ever getting rid of clothes you no longer wear or clothes that just aren't your style anymore, before you pitch them, try to think of ways you can recreate them :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Today I was inspired to join Natalie in her 365 days of thankfulness on instagram. (You can read about it, and keep up with her posts here.)
I'm so excited about this because, like I mentioned in my last post, I enjoy capturing the little things throughout my days that make me smile. Sometimes the days seem to fly by, especially if we are really busy or just running around a lot that day, and we forget to take a minute and think and see what we are truly thankful for. So please, join me(us) in this 365 days of thankfulness by using the hashtag #365thankfuleveryday. You can follow along with me on instagram @amyakay :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

- Oh me, oh my.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
This past week has been craaaaazy!
I had the wonderful opportunity to be a chaperone at PennDel Youth Camp with my home churches youth group. The night before my pastor called me and informed me that I was the only girl leader going with our group (including 25 girls) and I was a little panicked! The week turned out to be way better then I thought it would. It was incredible to see how God worked in peoples lives, including my own.
That being said.... I am exhausted!
I can't really complain though, because I have been able to just relax and lay around a lot this week, so that has been nice.

Something that I established in January (I wouldn't really call it a new years resolution though) was that I wanted to take more pictures. Photography has always been a passion of mine but my shyness would cause me to not want to be "that person" always stopping to snap a photo at any given opportunity. Well, I am proud to say, that I have turned into that person. I've realized that life is too short to just let it all float by. I want to be able to capture it and remember it forever, or at least for a while. Although it feels like I am having the most boring, lazy, summer.. everyday I try to take pictures of fun little things, or pretty things I saw or bought that day. It's so fun. I love being able to document the things that made my day great. That being said... here are the pictures I took today :)

I cannot get over these gorgeous flowers outside of my neighbors house. Ahhh!

I made myself a cinnamon chai frappuccino with almond milk. Mostly because I wanted to use my new Starbucks cold cup tumbler :)

 Almost everyday I take a picture of the sunset because I can never get over how not one is the same as it has ever looked before. It amazes me.

I hope that everyone is having a lovely summer :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lately...*

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
It seems like all I ever do anymore is just sit around with my head in the clouds. I find myself constantly daydreaming about trips I want to go on, places I want to visit, foods I want to make, foods I want to eat, coffee I want to drink, crafts I want to make, etc. It's insane! I hardly have any of the means to do half the things I dream of. But this evening I decided it was time to do somethings that I have been wanting to do. 
Today my grandma, my mom and I went out. We had a few errands to run and I wanted to stop at Michaels and look at their jewelry stuff! I picked up some very nice things there and was so excited to start making jewelry. I got home and sat down at the table and had no ideas what so ever. All my inspiration was gone. I was so discouraged and sad, because I have been looking for things to get my mind away from certain things lately, and I didn't want to just mope the night away(like I had every other night). So I turned on my spottily, took out all my supplies and beads and what not and just looked at it all for a good 15-20 minutes. Then I began! I was so happy. It is so relaxing to me and just so fun!

I'm thinking about opening a shop on Etsy. Not completely sure yet, but I have been thinking about it. Would anyone buy my stuff? :) 









Monday, June 2, 2014

City day::

Monday, June 2, 2014
I am in the process of thinking of some fun things I could blog about every now and then and maybe even get a weekly thing going, also, I would like to try to get some more followers :) But for now, I'll just share my wonderful day with you, if I may.

Today me and my dad decided to go to the Strip District in Pittsburgh. If you don't know... the strip district is basically just a long strip of road with tons of neat shops and street vendors. Usually we go on Saturdays when they are super busy, but this time we went on a week day. A lot of the street vendors were not there and some shops were closed, but it was loads of fun none the less :) And of course, I took some pictures......


















I hope you all had lovely days as well :)

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