Happy New Year: a simple goal

foggydress_organize2014 Do you like to make new year’s goals? Or do you find them to be more headache and stress than good? I like to have at least one simple, easy goal for the new year. For 2014  I have decided to focus on one, broad goal that I can break down into small projects. My New Year’s 2014 Goal is: to get more organized.

This has been a goal of mine since moving in, but life picked up and before I knew it I had been living in our apartment for 6 months and I still had yet to upack/organize my craft drawers (when we moved I literally shoved things into the drawers until they were so full, I could barely close them) and a million other areas of our home/life. I wasted so much time looking for things when they were hidden under layers of junk! Take a look at the few things I’ve tackled already (I still have quite a list of things needing organizing…like my closet and our spare room!)…..

foggydress_organize2014 ^^ ORGANIZE THE CRAFT DRAWERS: it may not like  that much of a difference, but it’s already a thousand times betterfoggydress_organize2014foggydress_organize2014 ^^ORGANIZE MY RECEIPTS: I’ve been keeping all my old receipts in a folder with other important papers, but switched to a strictly-receipts folder. I empty out my wallet of receipts at the end of the month, every month. I keep them for one year, so around December 2014, I’ll throw out all my receipts from Dec 2013 and replace them with Dec 2014 ones.

foggydress_organize2014^^ ORGANIZE MY SCHEDULE: this pertains to my social, work, and blogging schedule. I love and will probably still heavily use my phone/online calendar for scheduling and reminders. But I need to get back to the good old handwritten planners, if only to use my pretty gel pens more often 🙂foggydress_organize2014^^ ORGANIZE FABRIC SCRAPS: I needed a place to keep all my little, useful fabric scraps. I found this old basket at my mom’s house, and spray painted it silver to match my silver wire rack.foggydress_organize2014foggydress_organize2014 What are some of your New Years goals?

hugs, hanalei

One Pretty Ride

We found some amazing hills to bike around at Chino Hills State Park, you should try it out some time! It wasn’t too hard of a course, and I didn’t get too scared going down those hills. We rode for over two hours and were absolutely exhausted at the end of it. But, it was all worth it for that sunset! Thanks to a few answered prayers, we made it back to the car just before the last glimpse of light disappeared beyond the hills. Hope you’re enjoying a fun filled Christmas vacay too! foggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohills IMG_606foggydress_mtnbike_chinohills3foggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohills I make it look so easy…  HA well this was just the beginning!foggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohills^^ We may have gotten a little lost… good thing GPS still works out here!

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foggydress_mtnbike_chinohills^^ that’s just one of a few hills I just had to hop off my bike and walk up… it was so steep!

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foggydress_mtnbike_chinohillsfoggydress_mtnbike_chinohills hugs, hanalei

Make a Shrug From Your Scarf + Tutorial

foggydress_scarf It has been a typical Southern California winter–a little rainy but not too chilly. A thin shrug is just what I’ve been wanting. Lately I’ve been wrapping my large scarves around my shoulders, but they keep slipping and falling. It finally dawned on me… why not turn it into a shrug? I can still wear it as a scarf anytime! foggydress_scarffoggydress_scarfIt’s so easy to make, it almost doesn’t need a tutorial.foggydress_scarffoggydress_scarffoggydress_scarfSee the full tutorial (and more pictures) after the jump…  Continue reading

Give the Gift of Art

My favorite class in high school was art. For some sad reason, I only took it freshman & sophomore year. I became BFF’s with this Asian junior/senior girl named Jessica. She was amaaaazing, every time she picked up her pencil, or brush, my jaw would drop in amazement. I love & appreciate art. In San Francisco I would literally find it on the street. That never happens down here though. Luckily, you can find any style, print, painting imaginable on the internet.

Whether it’s for Christmas, birthdays, or a very nice “thank you”, consider giving art as a gift. Here are some fun (all very different) art prints from awesome little shops that I love. Links below the pictures. Enjoy!
foggydress_art foggydress_art1. The Painted Arrow ^^

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foggydress_art foggydress_art(I just ordered this ^^ picture above. It’s so crazy, I love it!)foggydress_art 2. Hayley // Fine Art ^^

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foggydress_art foggydress_art foggydress_art3. Confettie Love ^^

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foggydress_art foggydress_art4.  The Wood Junkies ^^

(They do custom wood orders. I got my Ariport Clock from them!)

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weekend wardrobe

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foggydress_hiking While a lot of my friends across the country are enduring below freezing temperatures, I am soaking in the heat & sun of a California winter. 
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foggydress_hiking I lived in my hiking clothes this weekend, as we walked all over the hills of Diamond Bar. I wore pants but almost wished I didn’t because of the heat. My hiking boots are my best friends, guys. If you haven’t purchased a good pair (they’re pricey, but I got mine on sale) then you should ask Santa for some. I have these, but would really love these for cold weather hikes.

foggydress_hikingSo many soft, rolling hills! You could see LA in the distance (not in the picture above, that’s facing the other direction), it was that clear and that beautiful.foggydress_hikingfoggydress_hikingfoggydress_hiking^^ I can never get him to look at the camera… foggydress_hikingfoggydress_hikingfoggydress_hikinghugs, hanalei