Do-It-Yourself: Clock

foggydress_diy_clockfoggydress_diy_clock It took a while but I finally DIY’ed my clock! I asked you which type of clock I should make and the top vote was the SFO/LAX one. Since we just moved from San Francisco (SFO airport!) and now live in Los Angeles (LAX airport!) it is perfect for this home of California lovers.

foggydress_diy_clockI changed up the design from this one I found onlineIt was so easy to make all my dreams come true thanks to my friend Brooke (and Chris) at The Wood Junkies. They have a crazy machine that cuts wood into any design your heart desires! They have some really cool designs up already, but if there’s something specific you want just email them. They were so good at working with me and understanding/creating exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend them! 

Follow these steps for a similar SFO/LAX clock you can make yourself… after the jump! Continue reading

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Playing Tourist: At the J. Paul Getty Museum

foggydress_getty I’ll only say a few things, and let the pictures tell you the rest.

  1. First, the Getty Museum is FREE! All you pay is $15 for parking. We loaded up 7 people in one car last weekend, so it was a bargain.
  2. Second, GO FIRST THING IN THE MORNING! We were there right at 10am when they opened, and breezed through so many exhibits with almost no lines & very few people. When we were leaving around 1pm, there were massive lines and loads of people. Go right when they open to avoid Disneyland-like queues.
  3. Enjoy the view!

foggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_getty My pretty cousin Beth ^^ loves flowers almost as much as I do. She is an amazing artist, I’ll have to show off her work on the blog one of these days…

foggydress_gettyfoggydress_getty Me & little bro ^^foggydress_gettyfoggydress_getty An truly vintage top knot ^^foggydress_gettyIMG_5715 Recognize any of these artists?? foggydress_gettyIMG_5726 This frame was craze AMAZE! ^foggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_gettyfoggydress_getty Peace.

~hanalei

DIY: Painted Jars … they make great holiday center pieces!

foggydress_jars This tutorial comes via request from one my readers, Kate. I decided to paint a few old pickle jars, and she wanted a tutorial so…here you go! Do-It-Yourself spray painted old bottle & jars.

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foggydress_jarsfoggydress_jars Supplies:

  • Spray paint: You can choose any color (obviously) but  I chose gold…mostly because that’s the only color I have!
  • Painter’s tape, any size
  • A glass bottle/jar

foggydress_jars1. Clean off any stickers or jars. I did this by soaking this old olive jar in water. MAKE SURE to place sticker face down in water. Soak for 20-30 mins or longer, depending on sticker size. Rub off excess stickiness under running water, and use Goo-gone if necessary.
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2. Decorate your Jar! I used painter’s tape, and cut up little un-even strips. Get creative… I loved lines and uneven spacing when decorating these jars. foggydress_jars 3. Spray paint away!foggydress_jars 4. Carefully peel off tape

foggydress_jars I also decided to jazz up a few of my old coke bottles…they make great center pieces for the holiday! Just follow steps 1-5 above.foggydress_jarsfoggydress_jarsfoggydress_jarsfoggydress_jarsfoggydress_jars Hope you enjoy these, and decide to NEVER throw away another glass jar again!

hugs, hanalei

holiday shopping

foggydress_daiso I know, lots of phone pictures lately… I promise to break out the big boy lens soon. Today I went out to run some errands, specifically the stack-up-on-holiday-treats-at-trader-joes errand. I love their peppermint chocolate pretzels… so much so that I only bought one bag (self control).

I have a few projects to post about over these next few weeks, so be on the look out! Creating things is very therapeutic for me, so I have many projects lined up. My brother is also helping me create a better blog layout for the new year, so lots of new-ness to look forward to at foggy dress. 🙂

One of the reasons I really like living in Chino Hills is, of course, all the shopping. They have every kind of clothing/home decor/food shops a girl could ask for. I mean, they just opened up a brand new Daiso down the street!  foggydress_daisofoggydress_daiso

foggydress_daiso Please tell me you’ve all been to a Daiso?! If the above photos aren’t adorbs enough for you to go, then consider all they have to offer: japanese hair ties, bows, dishes, towels, baggies, candies, socks, etc. Almost everything is $1.50! Super chic Japanese fashion & style at a super low cost.

Just look at these socks I found! <3<3<3

foggydress_daiso  No, Diaso did not sponsor this post… I wish. I’m still waiting for that day…

So, check out the store and let me know what you find.

hugs, hanalei

DIY: easy last minute banner made from paper bags + tutorial

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This is something I made for our friend Eric, who’s leaving on a medical mission to Africa in just a few weeks. He’s not one for decor and spending money on cutesy things, so I figured he’d appreciate us throwing him a beach bonfire party with this low-key, very cheap banner as the main decor. That and 50 glow sticks! Note: always bring glow sticks to night time beach parties. See pictures below.
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We went out to Newport Beach where there were bonfire pits to roast our vegan & non-vegan dinners (we have such a diverse group of friends), and went night bouldering around some caves on the water’s edge. It was a dreamy night filled with good food, good friends, and way too much laughter (can there be such a thing?).

foggydress_bannerfoggy dress foggydress_banner foggydress_banner foggydress_banner foggydress_banner foggydress_bannerI know…the sign looks very un-amazing in the picture above, but at twilight the shiny paint gave off a soft  sparkle, and after all it was supposed to honor this low-maintenance, no-fuss friend.

See the simple tutorial, made with left over brown paper bags from the grocery store, some blue painters tape, and spray paint… Continue reading