4.16.2014

Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.

Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.
Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.
Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.
Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.
Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.
Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.
Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.
Sunday Fun • Polaroid x Impossible Project.

I recently found an old Polaroid instant camera at Goodwill that I wanted to put in the shop. Before I could list it though, I had to test it to make sure it works. Fortunately, I had one pack of Impossible Project film left to play with. On Sunday, I was lucky enough to have the day off AND insanely beautiful weather AND my sister to hang out with. We sat out in the sun for a while, listening to music. Oh, and if you couldn't tell, the camera works! Ha!

Polaroid: thrifted at Goodwill; coming to the shop this weekend
Film: Impossible Project
Kimono top: Lulu's
Sunglasses: Cross My Heart Hope To Die Sunglasses 9128 c/o ZeroUV
Erica's sunglasses: coming to the shop this weekend
Pineapple sippy cup: Dollar Tree
Moccasins: c/o Minnetonka
Blanket: thrifted at Goodwill

4.15.2014

DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!

DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!
A VAST IMPROVEMENT:
DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!
BEFORE:
DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!
AFTER:
DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!
CLOSE-UP:
DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!
COFFEE AND RESEARCH (IN THE DARK):
DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!
NAIL GLUE:
DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!
MY ATTEMPT VS. MY MOM'S. HAHA!:
DIY • How to Keep Your Minnetonka Moccasins Tied!

First off, I have to say that Minnetonka has some of the best customer service around. I was wearing my Kilty mocs yesterday and had to keep tying them over and over again. It was really frustrating! That might sound silly, but when you have to stop every five seconds to tie your shoes, it wears on you after a while. I remembered seeing a video that Minnetonka made a while ago, but couldn't find the link. I tweeted at them, and they responded with the link so quickly. Best! In the video (embedded above), they first show you how to tie the laces the proper way, then instruct you to use some super glue to keep the knots in place. This morning I gave it a shot with my three pairs of mocs (Kilty and Driving Mocs c/o Minnetonka, Thunderbird found at Goodwill). I had major trouble with the raw laces on the Driving Mocs. I recruited my mom to help me (because I'm a 27-year-old baby), but even my mom (who is the best at everything) had some difficulty. So: if you're going to do this too, maybe have a sip or two of wine and play some relaxing music, because it might stress you out a little bit. ;)

VoilĂ ! I think they came out pretty nice, no? Although I did say out loud (multiple times during the project) that I would make a terrible sailor because knots are not my thing. Haha!

4.12.2014

Spring Goals 2014.


Some goals for this spring:

• Save money by doing free things. I work so much that I hardly have time to do anything, but when I do have time, I'ma try to keep it as cheap as possible. Gotta start saving more!

• Don't complain about the heat, Lauren. This one's gonna carry over into "summer goals" too. I spent all winter complaining about the cold and longing for spring. If anyone hears me whining, you have permission to slap me or at least call me out.

• On a similar note, I want to work outside on blog and shop things as much as possible. It's going to be winter again before I know it, so I want to take advantage of the sun as much as I can.

• Sell everything I own.

And as far as my winter goals went, I did work on my print shop and drink a lot more water. I could've done better with the whole "getting rid of everything" thing, and I barely exercised at all. "I work too much" is usually the excuse.

What are your spring goals? Doing any spring cleaning?

4.11.2014

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 4/11/14.

A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 4/11/14.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 4/11/14.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 4/11/14.
A Wild Tonic Vintage • Shop Preview 4/11/14.

Welcome to this week's shop preview! Like I mentioned in Wednesday's outfit post, I took off last weekend. That means this update will be two times as amazing. ;) Check back on Monday for the full shop update. Feel free to add A Wild Tonic to your Etsy favorites, and follow along on Twitter because Twitter followers are the first to know about new listings! If you have any questions or want to reserve any of the items in the photos above, email me at awildtonic@gmail.com. Have a wonderful weekend, my darlings! ♥

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