Saturday, December 28, 2013

Encouragement Survival Kit

This year for Christmas, I made a very special present for one of my dearest friends. She had been having a hard year this year, so I thought I might be nice to encourage her in a special way that would mean a lot. So I scoured my brain, and Pinterest, for different ideas for what I'm calling an "Encouragement Survival Kit".

I found many different ideas, but I felt that most of them were rather corny. So this is my own take on it. A little more heartfelt I hope.

This was the entire thing before I packed it up. It would barely fit in the box!

I got some our closest friends to write her encouraging letters. In hindsight, I probably should have sent out the notice sooner. A lot of the letters didn't make it in time for Christmas.

I had seen "To open when" letters on Pinterest, and had loved the idea, so I included those. I wrote them for things like; when you feel alone, when you disappoint yourself, when you need to know someone loves you, and then put letters in them. I included little trinkets in some, just to make them a little more interesting.

I enclosed them in a pretty box for her, so she wouldn't lose them.

This is one of my favorite poems that I decoupaged for her. It's called "After a while" by Veronica A. Shoffstall. It's quite beautiful.

I also included a notebook, entitled the "Rant Book" for when she just needed to collect her thoughts. And also made some coupons for different things, such as a long hug, or a trip together, just for laughs.

I made a jar of blessings, which had different encouraging scriptures in it, for when she might need a quick pick me up.

And lastly, I made a small CD of happy music, for when she was feeling down.

I had other ideas, but by the end, the box was bulging and it was time to give it to her. But I had more fun making this, and giving it, than any other gift I have ever made.

Friday, March 22, 2013

I am inclined to think that I dress up to often...

Get ready for it, this is going to be one huge outfit post! All outfits are completely thrifted unless otherwise stated.

                                    Rather casual coord.

                                     Coord for church. 

A pink coord for one of the first days of spring weather we've had :)                                                             

Another casual coord I wore while going shopping with my Mom and Grandmother.

Another spring coord. The necklace was hand tatted by some lovely ladies at a re-enactment I participate in.
The bracelet was handmade by Navajo Indians in the 1950's and was passed down to me by my Grandmother. It has real turquoise! My best friends dad said this coord reminded him of the sound of music ;)

 This is my first time experimenting with dark Mori. Please ignore my hair and the lighting. It was rather late when I took this picture.I'm not sure what I think of this coord as a whole, but I'm absolutely in love with this dress! It's an adorable print, and the pockets are so deep and huge!

 A lacey pink coord for church. I am so in love with how this coord turned out :) It makes me feel like a princess!

And now for some extras

My first try at casual fairy kei. The skirt is from some off brand Korean store. The bows are handmade by me.

A casual dolly kei coord. The carpet shoes are from T. J. Maxx.

Another casual Dolly Kei coord.

I hope you enjoyed these outfits as much as I enjoyed putting them together.  Thank you for reading, and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Outfit Time!

So, seeing as this is my mori blog, I feel like I should post some outfit shots; So here goes!

Outfit one!

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Everything here is thrifted, except for my tights which are from H&M, and my shawl which is vintage. We were running around with my little cousins that day, so no hair accessories or anything.

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Close up of my basket :) I added all the lace, ribbon, etc. myself!

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My new Mori watch I got at Kohls!

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Bonus shot looking down :)

Outfit two!

This was a warmer outfit, for a cold front we had. Again, everything is thrifted, except my sweater. That I got for Christmas. And also my necklace, which is from Claire's.

Outfit three!

This was a bit of an experimental outfit, but I think it turned out ok. Everything is thrifted except the shawl, which is vintage. And the leg warmers are from Target.

Well that's all for now :) Thank you for looking!