Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mrs. Carter [Reconstructed]

 This weekend I went to the Mrs. Carter World Tour Show in Atlantic City, NJ!
I was really excited and one of my first thoughts was:
"What am I going to wear?!"
I googled "What to wear to a beyonce concert" and I didn't really see anything I liked.
plus I REALLY didn't feel like spending any money.
As I was going through the google image search of outfits I came across this hi-low skirt and crop top and I thought:
That's it!
After rummaging through my closet and realizing that I don't HAVE a hi-low skirt, or a real crop top to accompany it, I went into TellTaleTasha mode.
"What do I have in my closet to form this outfit?"

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chicago Recap

I went to Chi- town for the first time this weekend!

And I took my new camera with me to document!
Still haven't gotten a chance to read the manual so I was definitely still working on the auto setting lol

I went to sing at a concert with the mass choir from my church.
But when we got there, we got sooo much more than we expected.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Transform | More Maxi and a Crop!

As promised, here are a couple more photos of the "Modest Maxi".

I haven't had much time to play with my camera yet, so I'm working off of auto settings... which aren't bad at all.
I can't wait to learn how to really use it!

Oh! And I show you how I made a basic crop top at the end of this post so keep reading! :-D

You can see the length is perfect for my height

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Modest Maxi

I made something!!
Remember this dress from my previous post?
Well I made it into a maxi skirt!
I'll show you!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tasha! How was your birthday?!

My birthday was GREAT!

This is the first year, in 5 years, that I didn't have a huge cookout/party.
A lot of people were disappointed but I felt like it was time to move on lol
THAT and those parties cost a LOT of money...

All of the texts and phone calls and social media shoutouts really made me feel loved :-D

This is what I did!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

23 with 1 day experience

Yesterday I turned 23 years old!

I was looking at facebook about a week or so ago and a friend of mine, Camesha, had a very interesting status.
She was talking about how someone had asked her what she wanted for her birthday (which is ACTUALLY the same day as mine! #twinsies!) and her reply was:
"To see it."

When I read that, it wrecked my perspective on life so hard.

Remember when I said that my church is on a campaign for Life, Love, and Liberty?
We still are.
And at 23 years of age, I am going to share with you what I've learned about 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Trial and Error... and Success

This past weekend, I vowed to start working with my sewing machine
so I did.

I decided that I would work with my Brother first just because I knew that all of it's parts were included. 
I'm also pretty tech savvy, so the fact that it's computerized played a role in my decision to work with this machine first.

My first step would be to thread some bobbins.

So as a young woman living in this generation,
instead of looking to the manual for instructions on how to thread bobbins,
I went to YouTube.

I found this sweet old lady by the name of Nadia who was using the same machine that I have and was showing her viewers how to thread bobbins as well as testing some of the stitching.

I watched Sewing with Nadia one or two times and I decided I was ready.
*flips switch*
It was literally my first time actually turning the machine ON.

If you watch the video, the following pictures will make more sense but I will explain as I go along.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Confessions of a Newbie

I know you're probably thinking:
"This girl said she was gonna be sewing and I aint seen nothing YET!"

well... your thoughts would be completely valid. lol
And I'm not here to spill a bunch of excuses but since I did say I was going to share the journey,
I just wanted note a couple of mistakes that I've made already :-)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pimple Polly?

*start infomercial*

Are you a Pimple Polly?
Are you ever annoyed by the painful soon-to-be mountains that ruin your beautiful facial aesthetic?
Do you ever feel a pimple about to show up on your face but you have no defense against it?

*cue record screech*

Here we go again :-)
This tip is not as embarrassing as the last one so it will be much less awkward to read lol

I'm not quite sure if men deal with pimples as much as females do, but anyone can benefit from this.

You ever touch you face and can just FEEL a huge pimple about to show up in a day or two?
You can't see it at all but it hurts and you can just tell it's gonna look like a hill.
You know those big ones that you can't pop as soon as it shows up...  you really have to let it sit there until it's ready like a week later? lol

Well, yea. I found something that works.
I put it on before the pimple emerges and keeps it from ever breaking the surface!

What's the secret???