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A DAY OF GOOD FORTUNE Hǎo péngyǒu | HINOON DAILY(ISH) VLOGS

19 Feb

I’m sick. Today my voice is nearly completely gone.

Let’s get straight to it. The vlog for today. I should start by saying, I love the people I live with. They’re all necessary to complete my happiness and as you can see in the very ordinary day, where I don’t feel well, each one of them touches my heart and makes me laugh.

I found the funny yet again.

 

See you tomorrow.

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TOP 10 THRIFT STORE TIPS

11 Sep

Let’s jump right in. You’re in the mood to pop some tags, but you don’t want to waste your time. You walk in to a musty store and think nothing good can come out of this. Well…you may be right, but if you follow these tips, you might be surprised.

 

 

TOP 10 THRIFT STORE TIPS!

HOW TO PURCHASE A NEW WARDROBE FOR LESS THAN $100, IN AS LITTLE AS 2 HOURS!

For this experiment, I allowed myself a budget of $100 (At a thrift store?! Yep, and I’ll tell you why in tip #4) and 2 hours. That’s it. Any more time and you’ll smell like a giant moth ball. You can check out the entire haul and lookbook of everything I bought and how it looked at the end of this article.

 

#1. Prepare the night before.

Check your Pinterest, where you have stored up your fashion ideas. You can check out my style board here. Get re-inspired, so that tomorrow, you can be on the lookout for some  of those key items.

#2. Wear a dress.

That’s right (ladies) wear your simplest dress, that is easy to take on and off. You will be trying on a lot of clothes! Wear simple wedges. This will give you height so whether you are trying on skirts or jeans, you’ll be lifted and cute.

#3. Don’t forget to wear your makeup?

I know, it sounds vain, but nothing looks good on you when you are a frumpilicious mess. This is high fashion fun. Ok, maybe not high fashion. Store your mimosa in your purse. You want to look in the mirror and feel pulled together.

#4. Get a cart!

You’re going to pick up every possibility, so give your arms a break. You’re only picking up clothes on this trip. Leave the gravy boat for next time. $100 goes a long way at a thrift store. With a big budget in mind, you won’t have to add up as you go, so put anything and everything that might work in your cart.

#5. Go with what you know.

Don’t waste your time looking at things, you know you don’t wear. My favorite thrift store divides clothing by color. Sweet. I know I look deathly in cream, most oranges, reds, and pinks, so I pass right on to greens, greys, blacks, whites, blues, and purples. I can’t wear anything that isn’t cotton. It’s sad, but I can’t. I sweat too much, so I don’t bother even trying it on.

#6. Avoid anything from Old Navy if you can help it.

This is second hand clothing. Guess what, the original owner of that Old Navy t-shirt already gave it a run for it’s money. Sometimes there’s an exception, as you’ll see in my haul. Look over your items carefully. There is NO reason to buy anything that is not in tip top shape. See pilling or stains? Leave it.

#7. GO ALONE!

This should be tip #1, but I got excited. This means no kids or friends or people to tell you what looks good or not. This is about efficiency. You’re on a mission. In fact, while strolling the aisles it’s best to not even be distracted by other shoppers. Throw in your ear buds and jam while you sort.

#8. Try new things.

This is your chance to try on something different. Now, don’t go crazy and put on something like this! Take yourself out of your norm and get creative. Worst case scenario, you’ll be out $2, but hey you tried. Of course, have limits!

#9. Try on everything!

Half way through your shopping experience. Stop. Make your way to the dressing room and start trying on every item. For this trip, I probably tried on 37 items the first time in the dressing room. Make two piles. Yes and no. Now, go back to the racks and do it some more.

#10. Bring a calculator.

Your cart looks like the arm chair in your bedroom when you’re done getting ready. Piled high and spilling over. Other patrons are eyeing your strange behavior and you don’t care because you’re FABULOUS! Start adding. Pay attention to the “sale of the day”. Green tags 50% off? “Senior citizen day? Call your grandma to come check you out. Nah, leave Granny at home. You can afford this. Where else can you get this many clothes for $68? That’s right. My entire haul cost me only $68!

Okay, you’ve made your selections. You’re giddy with your deals and ready to check out. Take off your hangers to speed up the process in line. One you get home, take your time removing your tags. Most thrift stores in my area, staple them on. Go slowly! Wash your items before use!

Congratulations! Now, put your feet up and drag that mimosa out of your purse. You did it. With the money you saved, you can buy your accessories. That’s my style. I love to change up my clothes often, so I don’t mind thrifting. It allows me to expand my style horizons. I spend more money on things that are going to stick around for a while. Shoes, jewelry, and makeup. That way, I can get a well rounded look for less.

 

 

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100 Questions No One Asks TAG BOMBED by Charlotte (So Hilarious)

11 Jun

The other day I decided to make a quick Tag video for my Youtube channel

We were getting ready to head up to the town fair. I sat down in the living room and Charlotte wondered in and sat in my shadow as she usually does. While Charlotte does enjoy hovering in my shadow, she relishes in the spot light and so this how she STOLE THE SHOW!

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We TAG you! Let us know if you do it!

Full list of questions:

QUESTIONS:
1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
5:Do you like to use post-it notes?
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
8:Do you have freckles?
9:Do you always smile for pictures?
10:What is your biggest pet peeve?
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
12:Have you ever peed in the woods?
13:What about pooped in the woods?
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils?
16:How many people have you slept with this week?
17:What size is your bed?
18:What is your Song of the week?
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
20:Do you still watch cartoons?
21:Whats your least favorite movie?
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
23:What do you drink with dinner?
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
25:What is your favorite food?
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you?
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
31:Can you change the oil on a car?
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
33:Ever ran out of gas?
34:Favorite kind of sandwich?
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast?
36:What is your usual bedtime?
37:Are you lazy?
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign?
40:How many languages can you speak?
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
43:Are you stubborn?
44:Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
45:Ever watch soap operas?
46:Are you afraid of heights?
47:Do you sing in the car?
48:Do you sing in the shower?
49:Do you dance in the car?
50:Ever used a gun?
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy?
53:Is Christmas stressful?
54:Ever eat a pierogi?
55:Favorite type of fruit pie?
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
57:Do you believe in ghosts?
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
59:Take a vitamin daily?
60:Wear slippers?
61:Wear a bath robe?
62:What do you wear to bed?
63:First concert?
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
65:Nike or Adidas?
66:Cheetos Or Fritos?
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
69:Ever take dance lessons?
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
71:Can you curl your tongue?
72:Ever won a spelling bee?
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74:Own any record albums?
75:Own a record player?
76:Regularly burn incense?
77:Ever been in love?
78:Who would you like to see in concert?
79:What was the last concert you saw?
80:Hot tea or cold tea?
81:Tea or coffee?
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles?
83:Can you swim well?
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85:Are you patient?
86:DJ or band, at a wedding?
87:Ever won a contest?
88:Ever have plastic surgery?
89:Which are better black or green olives?
90:Can you knit or crochet?
91:Best room for a fireplace?
92:Do you want to get married?
93:If married, how long have you been married?
94:Who was your HS crush?
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
96:Do you have kids?
97:Do you want kids?
98:Whats your favorite color?
99:Do you miss anyone right now?
100: something that happened to you in middle school

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