Summer 2016 is here. #SummerCravings

Summer is here!!!

What are some of your summer cravings ??

I crave long walks on the beach, refreshing drinks, sweet yogurt dessert and relax on my deck with my amazing super comfy prana pants soaking up the sun and life and enjoying our beautiful kids. 

Our summer has been super amazing, since we recently moved out to PA. We have enjoyed family bbq’s, traveling and exploring more of PA. We recently discovered fireflies, while chilling outside on our deck. Living in San Diego, CA we never seen fireflies before except read about them. Now we get to enjoy the luminescent little lighting bugs and they are pretty amazing. We’re just enjoying the beautiful weather. 

Summer drink: I love me some Passion Tea Lemonade it is so refreshing and so good (its a copycat version of startbucks, except its way cheaper and less sugar). I recently made a bulk recipe to share with you all. Hope you love it as much as I do. 

Summer snack: I love Stonyfield Greek Yogurt (strawberry whole milk) it makes such a great post workout snack or anytime snack. It’s so delish. I also love Yo’Kids squeeze and of course Stonyfield fruit snacks (these are thee BEST snacks EVER!!)

Summer jeans: Yes, I like to wear pants in the summer time. I have fallen in love with Prana’s Kara Jeans. They are a low rise fitted skinny jeans. Organic cotton and polyester, elastane making them stretchy and super comfy. I love that they are a sustainable company that are mindful of our earth. The fitting on these jeans is like no other i’ve ever worn. They are thin, stretchy, and I can actually wear them in the summer time, without being hot. 

Prana - Kara Jeans

Prana - Kara Jeans

Who wants to be twins with me ?? 

Prana is so amazing, that they are giving away these same pair of jeans to one of my amazing readers (color and size of your choice)!! YAY!! 

If you want to grab these NOW!! Enjoy this discount code : SCS16POVA  for 15% off your purchase good from June 1 – July 7 2016. Not valid for influencers, on gift certificates, or with any other offers.

 

Giveaway now closed – winner has been emailed.

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DIY Halloween Care Package for Military

Hi guys, I told you I had a couple of affordable care package ideas coming your way so here is this one I just recently made for my boyfriend.

Personally, I love making care packages and getting crafty with them; It’s something I genuinely enjoy doing. You get to show your creativity through each package and also make the person receiving the package smile and feel at home. To me, this is the perfect time to get cheesy and cute. I’m sure most of you can email your loved one daily through email, but don’t let that stop you. My advice for your package would be: do each one as if you haven’t spoken to them in months. So lets get creative guys!

Halloween Care Package-2

With this specific package I wanted to make it as gory as I possibly could. I’m not artist so I just tried my best ha ha. I was able to get every decoration item at my local Dollar Tree and Michaels was having a sale on their colored construction paper and red paint. Also, I didn’t have enough black paper to line the inside of the box, but I did have black spray paint from a previous DIY I had done. I chose not to use a Flat Rate box because my boyfriend had sent me a list of things he would like and it just wouldn’t have fit. If you run across this problem, malls and local stores always have extra boxes lying around. Just be sure to call first thing in the morning.

Here is a list of things you will need:

  • A sturdy box
  • Tape
  • Glue sticks
  • Craft glue like E600 Adhesive -Wal-Mart
  • Construction paper or Scrapbook paper-Dollar Tree or Micheals)
  • Scissors
  • Paint (Red) -Wal-Mart
  • Spray Paint (I prefer this over construction paper for the inside)
  • Spider Rings- Dollar Tree
  • Plastic Severed Body Parts- Dollar Tree
  • Spider Webs – Dollar Tree
  • Caution Tape- Dollar Tree

This care package was so super easy I almost felt like the instructions were unnecessary so I added tips I learned while making this box.

 Let the Halloween box begin:

  1. Spray the inside of the box with the black spray paint. Once you’ve sprayed it to the intensity of your liking, go ahead and let that completely dry. I chose to let it sit out for a whole day so the smell could go away as well.Halloween Care Package
  2. Grab your red paint and do the fancy ‘blood drippings’. I found it was easier to paint the top half with brush and then to do the actual blood drops with my fingers. I also applied about a courter-sized drop of paint each time I went in to do a blood dropping.
  3. Once the paint has completely dried, pull out your ring spiders and cut off the ring part to them so you can glue that nicely down. Get an idea and start gluing, girl! I recommend for the severed body parts go in the bottom flaps or you might have a hard time taping your box shut. Also, with this particular glue I found its best if you let it get tacky so blow on it or let it sit for a couple of seconds.
  4. Place all of the items you will be sending and put the spider webs over.
  5. Throw all of the left over spiders over the spider web.
  6. Tape your caution tape across your box (I’ve seen people tape them across flaps as well.

 

Just like that, you are all done ladies! I honestly had so much fun with this box and I hope you do too. If you have any questions or suggestions please let me know in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed making this with me and may you and your loved ones have a safe and spooky Halloween, muahahahaha!

If you guys try this out, please tag us using #SewfattyDIY so we can see your creative rendition on this box. 

-Xoxo

 

 

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