All posts tagged: DIY

Blogger Tutorial | Easy Header + Make a Pattern

 I never even thought about doing a post like this until Christina  asked me for a tutorial on my “header & widgets”. This post will be photoshop based, but don’t worry! If you guys don’t have photoshop just simply go to the end and seek out the other tutorials I have compiled for you ; they use Pixlr or Picmonkey. First up, you’re going to need a background. You can grab your background from google, or any other source (make sure you read the terms of use). Here is my favorite place to grab anything I can (from brushes, to graphics, to backgrounds) :  Deviantart. Use it, use it, use it! Your life will change.. for the better. To see some brushes or things I get from there, simply check my Credit page! My Example Background  Now, you need to know your header dimensions. How do you check that? Simply, go to Dashboard > APPEARANCE (That paintbrush tool) > Header. It should list the dimensions. For example: mine is like 1040 Height x 400 Width. Open up your photoshop & your …

D.I.Y Aloe Vera Mask

I like Aloe Vera; unsurprisingly I use it more during the summer than any other season. Why? Because I am prone to sunburns! If you’ve been forgetting your sunscreen and need something to help soothe those red rashes or burns, then Aloe Vera is perfect for you. It’s no wonder many companies sell Aloe Vera “Aftersun” Gel. So, how is Aloe Vera great for your skin? Aloe vera has plenty of vitamins, etc but for the purpose of this post I will focus only on its skin benefits. It’s great for healing burns or scars; relieves itching and soothes skin (which is why it’s used to treat sunburns), and it’s also 99% water so that means its very moisturizing for your skin! It also reduces inflammation.  I was tired of all the other Aloe Vera gels that I was buying, it had too many chemicals in it and didn’t work as well – so luckily my parents began to plant Aloe Vera in our backyard!  I actually have some more in the front yard. Here is 3 next …

Easy Cheeseburger Sliders!

Easy to make & Delicious! These are perfect for any event you plan on hosting! I hate hate hate cooking burgers one by one, because who has time for that? So I stumbled on an amazing way to make cheeseburgers without going through all the trouble of flipping patties and etc. USE YOUR OVEN! Also, I made another variation of these but subbed the beef for chicken instead! They came out delicious also, I used BBQ sauce for the marinade.  1. Bread. You can use Hawaiian bread like I did, or any other type of bread. Since these are sliders, don’t use big ones. 2. Beef. 3. Cheese  4. Any toppings you’d like. I used mushroom. 1. Preheat oven to 350, then use a pan to put your meat in. Top with mushrooms or whatever you have, in this pic I have mushrooms and some onion. 2. Place in there for about 15 minutes or whenever you think the meat is ready. As I cooked this with my stuffed Bell Peppers – I placed it in for 15-20 minutes. 3. …

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Looking for an easy dinner to make? This recipe is super easy and takes about 30 minutes to prepare! The reason I say about is that I guesstimated everything, but don’t worry… it’s not hard at all and most of the ingredients are pretty much done before they’re popped in the oven! This was the dinner Brandon, my friends & I got to eat last night… yum yum. Look yummy right? Well, don’t worry – they all tasted fabulous! The recipe for the sliders will be up on another post (most likely tomorrow, so stay tuned for that). I would like to mention that you can put ANYTHING you want into these, use your imagination 😛 1. Peppers (The bigger the better) 2. Any type of meat. You can also sub the meat for brown rice. 3. Cheese 4. Onions, mushrooms, green onion. (Or, you can use any type of fillers you want.) 5. Some spices: I used salt, Paprika, and Pepper.    1) Start by cutting all the onions, mushrooms, and Peppers. For the peppers, cut them in the …

Updating my Portfolio

Things I recently made for my internship. Hi guys! It’s been about a good two – three weeks of my internship, and so far I have done so much! It’s been a lot of fun, if you guys would like to see more of my work then visit the page  Serene Sky  and shop our cute accessories; we will be adding more clothing soon! So far, there should be two blog posts up soon and my first newsletter is coming out Thursday! I’ve been designing most of the banners and revamping up the website, hope you guys like what you see!   We were also featured on these amazing bloggers page, so be sure to check them out.     Also, if you guys need any help or want to collab with me then feel free to drop me an email: dianasadventures@yahoo.com 

Easy DIY Summer Popsicles!

Back again with a SUPER EASY TUTORIAL on how to make these summer popsicles! Thanks to Pintrest for helping me find the recipe, but you can basically make this with anything you want: others use Greek Yogurt and Strawberries, etc etc. I honestly didn’t think these would turn out so yummy, but my cousin already ate two! I only made four also… >.>” I bought these popsicle molders for only a dollar at Ikea! I actually bought them about 6 months ago and on a whim decided to make these little treats since it was seriously so hot in my house. After looking around the Kitchen, I found them hidden underneath a pack of baking supplies.  Depending on what you use as the filling, this could be an easy, quick and healthy treat for your kids. Maybe you could use freshly made orange juice instead of the ones filled with sugar. What you need: 1. Orange Juice 2. Strawberries 3. Popsicle Molders   How to Make it: 1. Cut up strawberries 2. Pour Orange Juice into the mold 3. Put …

DIY: Home Office Inspiration!

I used to believe that I wanted to spend the rest of my life having a job that required me to walk around and basically not be stuck in a cubicle all day. I said that, partly because at a young age I was taught by teachers and my peers that having an office job was “boring”; a job where my life would slowly waste away (sorry to all those who have office jobs!!). But, now that I am older… I realized that I want an office job. I love writing, typing away at the computer and planning ideas on a story board. Writing at a computer and doing research relaxes me… whether I’m typing an essay or writing a romantic comedy. Of course, gathering ideas by taking a walk in the park is great also.  Here are some home office ideas that I found off Pintrest, hopefully one day I will have a home office of my own (unless my parent’s wish of me being a nurse wins).    The thing I love about this little makeshift home …

Date Sticks! Everyone needs to do this with their S/O

My boyfriend bought everything we needed for the date sticks… and we put it together! We actually lost this but are planning on making it again.  You pair up the colors with how expensive the date was. Red and purple- $$$ (Things we had to get dressed up for, spending the night at a hotel, bed and breakfast.) Orange Green and Blue: $$ Not too bad, like a dinner out at our favorite restaurant Plain – $ (Picnics, watching a movie at home)