I’m sure if everyone isn’t in school already it is rapidly approaching! So first and foremost I would like to wish everyone a successful school year! What I’m coming to you all today with I’m sure everyone could use.. a D.I.Y Calender! It’s super easy to make and I’m going to show you!
The things you’ll need:
- A Empty Frame (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
- 35 Paint swatches from your local hardware store of your favorite colors (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.)
- Glue or tape (which ever you prefer. I used Glue)
- Command stripes ( The hooks)
- and dry erase markers
First, what your going to do is open your frame and flip the provided sample picture over on the white side. (Most frames come with a “sample” photo with a blank side) So flip that.
Secondly take your 35 paint swatches and line them up accordingly (horizontal and vertical) now I know you’re wondering why you need 35 swatches and there is only 31 days in the month, well if your month starts on a Wednesday you need extra spaces for the end of the month.
Thirdly you’re going to paste or tape your swatches onto the white paper the frame provided you with and try to line your swatches up evenly to the best of your ability.
and lastly wait for the glue to dry or if you used tape slowly but your frame together and WAHLAH! you have a new dry erase calender!
It’s super easy and it can go along with basically any color scheme you have. I hope you enjoyed it!
<3 JD xoxo
Meet Freddy Hefner.
This 21 year old, LA native (currently living in NYC and a recent St. John’s University graduate) is a dynamic rapper, singer-songwriter and the pioneer of a new style called STRAP, which she defines as a jazzy flow mixing hip-hop, r&b and pop delivering an infectious sound that is designed to sing along. Freddy has just released her first official single “New Body” that’s produced by K. Roosevelt (who also has produced for LA stars Jhene Aiko, Dom Kennedy, and Casey Veggies). I am loving the track and will definitely be adding it to my iPod. What do you all think?!
Freddy Hefner – New Body
Who loves Sweet Leaf Tea? I do! I do! Sweet Leaf Tea (www.sweetleaftea.com) is a company that offers tasty organic iced tea beverages. The unique flavors is what gives Sweet Leaf its title as the BEST iced tea out! In the past, I’ve seen the brand in my local grocery store but was always afraid to try it since I didn’t know of anyone that drinks it. I received an e-mail in my submissions inbox about their current sweepstakes (you should enter, if you’re in the Texas area!) and received 2 bottles of Sweet Leaf “Original” Sweet Tea and Sweet Leaf “Mint & Honey” Green Tea. I stored them in the refrigerator, and as soon as they were chilled – I indulged! OMG. Amazing. Simply, amazing. I am no fan of Sweet Tea because I always thought of it as being too sweet, but Sweet Leaf has made a fan out of me. Mmm! The “Mint & Honey” Green Tea has got to be the best green tea I’ve ever had. I even shared with my mom and she said the same. Its blend of mint & honey in the green tea is what gives it that magical taste. Impressed.
Sweet Leaf Organic Tea comes in 8 flavors. Mint & Honey Green Tea, Lemon Iced Tea, Original Sweet Tea, Raspberry Iced Tea, Peach Iced Tea, Citrus Green Tea, Original Lemonade Tea, and Half & Half Lemonade Tea. Sweet Leaf Tea is sold in stores all over the country, so finding them shouldn’t be too difficult. Visit sweetleaftea.com to locate your nearest store that carries these delicious beverages!
Hello Music Fans! Sweet Leaf Tea is giving you the chance to win tickets to one of the biggest music festivals of the year! Austin City Limits will be held October 12th – 14th in Austin, Texas! The line up is craaaaaazy. Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, The Roots, The Weeknd, Esperanza Spalding, Kimbra, Dev, Big K.R.I.T., and Gotye… to name a few! I mean, who WOULDN’T want to be there? I know I would. Sounds like a killer time.
You can enter on Sweet Leaf Tea’s facebook page – Facebook.com/SweetLeafTea, and remember… this sweepstakes ends on August 31st – so think fast… wait.. don’t even think! Click the link and go enter NOW!
A couple of days ago Mrs. Alicia Keys unveiled the new album cover for her upcoming album, ‘Girl On Fire’. I was so excited because I’ve been a huge fan of Alicia Keys since the beginning. Especially when she came out with The Diary Of Alicia Keys album, love It. But her new album “Girl On Fire’ will be released on November 27th showcasing her new sound, hair, and attitude.
Here is what Alicia wrote on her website about the new album:
It is called Girl on Fire!!! And that’s exactly how I feel!!! You’ll be learning more about it soon… but let me just say before making this record, in some ways I felt like a lion locked in a cage…I felt like a girl misunderstood that no one really knew, I felt like it was time to stop making excuses for any part of my life that I wanted to change. Once I made that choice I became a Girl on Fire, the lion broke free!!
During the recording process, I mostly stayed in NY but on some cool and memorable occasions, I traveled to different places, and worked with many collaborators, (some old friends, some new). I discovered so many beautiful sounds, and meanings and a lot about the power of a song. I can’t wait to share this album with you. I promise when you hear it, it’s a new me, I gave it my all: powerful, soulful, honesty and heart… With Girl on Fire, I want to move you and surprise you.
Girl on Fire is about new beginnings, new perspectives and fresh starts… stripping away all the bad energy in your life and taking full control of the reigns and how you want to live. There is something really empowering about finding yourself and your own inner strength. On one song, One of the lines I wrote says, “I’ll never be perfect, but at least now I’m brave!”
Here’s to finding your power! Your FIRE!!
With that said I can’t wait for her album to come out because I’m so excited to hear her new sound of music and I’m definitely loving her new hair cut. What do my VDOLLS think about her new hair cut and new upcoming album?
Just in time for Fall Season M·A·C Cosmetics and ’Van Vogue’ rapper Azealia Banks collaborate on her own shade of lipstick called Yung Rapunxel. The limited edition shade is a deep plum cream lipstick with an amplified, semi-matte finish named after Banks’ alter ego. In celebration of her limited edition lipstick with M·A·C, catch an exclusive performance by Azealia Banks at M·A·C’s Fashion’s Night Out. This bold inspiration color lipstick will be available online September 5th, and the following day at all NYC M·A·C stores September 6th, 2012 through September 20th, 2012 for $15.00. I love this shade of lipstick because I was just thinking about getting a good plum color lipstick for Fall. I know I’ll be buying this limited edition lipstick. What do my VDOLLS think? Will you be buying this too?