Saturday, February 9, 2013

D.I.Y. Computer charger wrap


Are you so shocked and ashamed by Lance Armstrong's confessions that you no longer feel a need for all those Livestrong bracelets? Well feel no more, for I have a solution and a purpose to keep supporting its background cause. What better way to display your donation then by holding the wayward pieces of your computer cord together with this mighty arm band.

Store bought computer cord wraps
I'm not %100 sure if they work for other types of cords, but I think it would be worth a shot.
I was in my campus bookstore the other day checking out the cool computer gadgets they've got and I stumbled upon these things. They are apparently supposed to be used for holding your Macbook computer cord together when the extension is on. This is a really great idea, but those bands look like a cheap knock off of one of those stretchy jelly-like bracelets (much like a Livestrong one), maybe only 1/2 inch thicker.

Over the next couple of days I kept my eye out for some cheap versions of those bracelets. While I waited for something to catch my eye I tried things that I already had at hand. I first tested this theory with a really thin elastic band. With the cord being as heavy as it is, the elastic failed.  I started to second guess whether or not this D.I.Y. was going to work but the next day my roommate came to me with a set of 3 Adidas versions of these jelly bracelets she just happened to be throwing away . Meant to be, right? So I took it upon myself to complete this challenge and blog all about it. What a great idea.







So here we are, and here is what my new organized Macbook computer cord looks like...

cord wrap
cord


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Sarah

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Friends



This is a music video I made out of random short clip that I've taken throughout the past year. I really wanted to make something to show how awesome my friends are and how lucky we are to have each other (vomit). This song has always inspired me though, and after watching the official Lana Del Rey video for "Video Games", I felt like I could really do something similar. It's a roller coaster of a song, and I think both her and my videos show the beauty/pain/happiness/hurt and passion between friends, love and fame. (fame more-so for her...)



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Watch on Youtube here! Trust me, it's much better.






Friday, February 1, 2013

Giveaway Entry

I've been following along with one of my favourite blogs, Selective Potential, who has really awesome looks/contest/thoughts and just overall blog. Right now she has a new giveaway contest going on that I really couldn't pass up.

I've recently realized that entering small giveaways and contests like these are an awesome way to see other blogs that you may have never found on your own. (because there are billions of us out here...) SO, this is a cool way to see what others have to offer, get your name out there and maybe even win something! (wink, wink)

  1. The first site I looked at was evermicrush.com . They've got some really cute dresses and tops that are the perfect dressy/casual in between-er.   

What really caught my eye was the Winter Solstice Infinity Scarf (typical Canadian). Besides being an awesome mustard color, knit and undoubtably warm, it's only $7.50! It's so refreshing seeing stores/blogs with good quality clothes for reasonable prices. I probably wouldn't be able to find a cheaper scarf if I looked around Wal-Mart (and definitely not one as chic ;) ). Follow this link and have a look for yourself! Infinity Scarf

taken from evermicrush.com
I need it.


2. The second site I visited was brickyardbuffalo.com
Holy crap I love this site. 

Thank you Tieka from Selective Potential for introducing me to this wonderful shop! They've got the really good idea of having store items on the front page with a clock counting down, to the second, their sale price availability. What a good way to get people to buy! As soon as I realized the countdown was already in the process, I immediately thought, "oh my god I need to get one of these NOW"

My favourite items (after a long internal debate) were the Made by Jewels earrings. They've got a lot of really cool patterns and I honestly don't know how anyone could ever choose out of all of them. I want them all. 
taken from evermicrush.com

3. The third prize is to win adspace on  the Shannon Hearts blog. 

This would be so awesome to win because with the amount of activity going on, you're bound to get some attention! I really admire that about Shannon because the blog really reflects what I can only imagine, is a lot of work. Her blog looks clean, organized, personal (with little hearts discreetly popping up behind tabs)and just overall really nice. 




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Sarah