Wednesday, March 30, 2016

DIY Choker Necklace will give you life!

Just sharing one of my most recent makeup looks. I also made this DIY choker necklace! Want to know how!?? Keep reading...don't get greedy...trying to find out straight away.. I see.....

1. Velvet ribbon from Joann Fabrics 
2. Ribbon Clamps 
3. Jump rings
4. Fastener + a necklace extender 
5. Super glue or some kind of strong fabric glue
6. Lighter
7. Needle nose pliers 

1. Measure the ribbon around your neck ***here is a tip! cut the ribbon smaller than your neck size  maybe 1/2 inch to 1 inch because we will attach a necklace extender and you can adjust it that way. 
2. Using the lighter, burn the edges of the cut ribbon to seal the ends. 
3. Add a little glue to one end of the ribbon.
4. Take a ribbon clamp that fits the size of the ribbon you chose, and clamp it to the end of the ribbon using the needle nose pliers. 
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to the other end of the ribbon.
Both ends should have ribbon clamps on them now.
6. Take one jump ring and pry the two ends apart so you can loop it through the end of one ribbon clamp. 
7. Attach the necklace extender with fastener to the other side of the ribbon fastener similarly to step 6. 
This may take a bit of fiddling around with to get it right, but it's rather easy to make. 

THERE YOU HAVE IT, your own choker necklace. Some may want to add charms to the middle as well. If you're one of those people, find the middle of the necklace where you want the charm and poke a hole through with a needle. Attach the charm with another jump ring. VOILA! Cheap and you can make as many as you want! 

I feel like chokers used to be kind of gothic but I like to pair it with chic and sporty outfits. It adds a bit of a dramatic feel without the dramatic price tag. 
I ended up making some for my sister and friends! 
Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Doggie Take Over

Teaming up with I'm letting my pup Dochi take over my Instagram and my blog. Rover wanted to know what we do on a regular weekend with our pup Dochi. If you didn't know, Rover is a great website dedicated to finding doggie day-care, house sitting , boarding and dog walks. 
 "Rover connects pet parents with local loving dog sitters" That's their motto and they are sticking to it. Check out Chicagos Rover site.  It's an amazing resource to have for us fur baby mums and dads. 
A little back story on Dochi aka Dochito Gordito aka Doch.. He's a 9 month old West Highland Terrier. 

Without further ado...... Ruff Ruff this is Dochi.....taking over..and yes my selfie game is so strong! 

Morning!!! Sooo my humans are alright.. they let me sleep in bed with them ;)

I like to lay sideways to take up as much room as puppily possible. 

I'm coming for you...

Sneak sneak

I like to get really close to my humans face in the morning and put my cold wet nose on them.  

Like realllllly close.
Just kidding... see ya

I'll trick my mum to get out of bed so I can take her spot pawhahaha..

FINE!! I'm up  .. how wude (michelle tanner voice)

While my humans brush their teeth I'll watch from the tub..Don't turn that water on mum!!

Time for my morning ride to get a biscuit from my favorite place. Doggy Style  

All these treats... will go right to my hips but I can't resist!!

 They have the best selection of unique toys for me to absolutely destroy in five minutes. 
My Pawrents got me this cool Chicago collar from Doggy Style!!

I wait nicely..... sometimes....

Seriously guys!!! Let's go to the dog park!!

This is how I say hello sniff sniiff whooooooweeee  

If you want to run with the big dogs, you have to learn to pee in the tall grass.... or something like that. 


Hey c'mon let's go!

Ugh I'm so wiped out from bossing everyone around and antagonizing... I mean playing. Chauffeur human mommy....take me to the house!! 

I need to sunbathe and nap now. 

All of these gutless toys... WHO DID THAT!!?? Certainly not me..

I shall perch and supervise the happenings in the house. 

Back to napping for me.. but first a quick bite to eat ;)


--Hey guys it Natasha again.. thanks for ogling my pup pics. 
Usually if it was warmer there would be a lot of cafes and bars where you can bring your dog and they can have a nap as you enjoy your drink. Doch has a bit of anxiety so we haven't tried that yet but hopefully this summer we can join in on the fun with Dochi!
We went to the Wicker Park dog park and he had a blast. Of course be sure your furry friend has all their shots and is well mannered with other dogs. 
Dochi like to run up to the biggest dog in the park, but they all seem to put up with his bossy demeanor. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016


Hey guys here is my first video on YouTube!! Please give it a thumbs up and subscribe!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Balling Holidays On A Budget: Spending Time With Family

I recently teamed up with Personal Capital to help my readers during this holiday time. Everyone knows holiday time is crazy and you end up hemorrhaging money everywhere you go. Presents, Target, decorations, holiday activities, all that. I wanted to show you how to have some holiday fun but still keep your bank account in check. I don't know why but the coldest cities in the United States always end up having this outdoor holiday activities. At any rate I went to the ChristKindlMarket in Chicago. It a take on the outdoor traditional German markets. This market has heaps of traditional German food stands, cider and hot spiced wine, and shops for trinkets and decorations. 
The BEST part is, the admission to this event was FREE!
Now before we get into the photos, saving money starts from the beginning. I convinced my husband to come with me on this outing so we took public transportation. I promise it's seriously not as sketchy as some make it out to be. We jumped on the bus to the train station ....only a $2.50 ride. Then took the train downtown which was only a 25 cent transfer  so all in all just $3.00 to get to where we wanted to go. CHEAP AS HEYO!!! 
Anyway, we got there and it was packed, like you can barely move packed. Granted it was a Saturday so I am sure if you went during the week or later in the night, it wouldn't be so busy. 
Overall between the two of us and the snacks we bought plus the transportation fee, it only costs about $25 or less. Of course the food and drinks are the most expensive thing so if you want to avoid those costs then just eat ahead of time. FOR REAL though, parking in Chicago will cost you an arm, a kidney and seven toes.... probably not the big ones, but still. It will run you maybe $25 to park for a few hours.... ridiculous, so if you can manage, cut the hassle and cost and ride the train or bus. 

There was an excessive amount of people there but it was still a good time. I also ate a bomb pretzel .... so delicious. 

LOVE this overcoat.. it's from ZARA.. their coats always fit me so well.

Included my husband.. he let me dress him for this!! Pahaha a win for me!

They had some unique decorations for the holidays, but in the spirit of saving some cash, I didn't get anything. 

Again, these delicious snacks were on point!

Hope you enjoyed this post. That's all for now!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

My Ultimate Vegas Outfit!

This past week I was inspired by to create a look that I would wear on a night out in Vegas. So I dug through my closet and lo and behold a body suit popped out... surprise surprise. 
I ended up debating between a few looks (one being a gorgeous green dress from Banana Republic Monogram dress) however, I decided to go with a black theme.

So let's just jump straight into it.

My inspiration for this look was elegance and a little sultry. I always love black and it's always my go to color. I would wear this looks to The Wynn Las Vegas. All areas of the Wynn are perfect for this look. Everything in Las Vegas is gaudy and luxurious which is why I went for the deep cut body suit. I chose the necklace because it gave just enough sparkle without taking away from the overall look. 
If you want to know where to look for the best of the best hotels.. look no further Las Vegas Hotels has you covered! This page shares a lot of great information along with pro tips from their very one Vegas insiders. 

Bodysuit is Oh My Love London here is their site
Faux leather panel skirt is from Bebe
Ankle strap heels are from Steve Madden
Not shown is the back side of my pantyhose which have a seam up the back. Those are my favorite kind and I always get the from Nordstrom Rack for $5!!
My necklace is from a small wedding shop in Minneapolis

It's that simple, a few key items and you can make numerous outfits for going out! **Now if I were in Vegas I may ditch the pantyhose as the weather is much nicer than in Minneapolis where I wore this look. You could really wear this look to any of the premier Las Vegas!