Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ice-Cream Truck

Hey everyone--

Let's face it, one of the best parts of childhood is the neighborhood ice-cream truck. Whenever I heard the music, I had to run out after it and get a treat! Now that I can no longer eat ice-cream, it's a little more challenging to get my fix, but I can always enjoy a good ice-cream print! This tee is sooo cute I want to wear it all year round, but I wanted to show it to y'all before summer was over!

Have a sweet day!

Christina xx
Wearing: CNDirect Ice-Cream Print Tee
Forever 21 Denim Skinnies
Forever 21 Brown Ankle Booties

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let's Picnic!

Hey everyone--

Today is my last first day of school! Let's do this! There have been a few detours along the way, but I'm ready to finish strong. 

I'm soo excited for fall! It's still pretty warm here though, so until I can wear my sweaters this gingham romper is what I'll be wearing. &; This bag (sigh) it's the cutest!

If you're going back to school, have a great first day, or week!

Have a sweet day!

Christina xx
Wearing: Wholesale Buying Gingham Romper
Wholesale Buying Pup Face Bag
Deb Shops Brown Woven Flat


Monday, August 17, 2015

Small Acts of Kindness Giveaway

Hey everyone--

I'm soooo excited to announce this giveaway! I wanted to create a fun giveaway for you guys where you have the chance to win a few of my favorite things and do some good in the process! Plus, it's super simple!

I really hope you'll join me in this! I can't wait to see what all we can do! & The prizes are pretty cool if I do say so myself! 

Steps: 
1. Perform an act of kindness.

2. Snap a quick picture of something about the act. It can be the act itself, you completing the act, basically anything that is showing what was done. (It doesn't matter how big or small the act is!

3. Make sure you're following me on Instagram @christinadawes 
(If you don't have Instagram this can be carried out on Facebook, make sure you're following The Daily Sugar Facebook page) 

4. Post your picture on Instagram and use the hashtag: #thedailysugar
(If you don't have Instagram, post it to Facebook!)

5. Feel free to tag me in the picture or the comment, especially if you choose to post to Facebook!

Time: 
Runs from Tuesday August 18th 12:00 AM (Eastern Time) to Tuesday September 1st (Eastern Time)
& I will announce the winners on Friday September 4th! :D

Rules:
1. You can enter as many times as you'd like! The more acts of kindness that we can get circulating around the better!

2. There will be two winners! A bigger 1st place prize winner and a smaller 2nd place winner! 

3. The winners will be randomly selected.

4. The complete prize details are a surprise! So you'll just have to wait and see!
The pictures included in this post show a few of the prizes to be won!

5. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me of course!

Good luck everyone! Let's see how much good we can do in 2 weeks!

Have a sweet day!

Christina xx

DIY: Retro '90s Inspired Notebook

Hey everyone--

So this is a super super easy DIY! I had so much fun decorating my notebook and I think it's a really great way to make a more "serious content" notebook a lot more cheerful. I needed a new notebook to track my daily health patterns and UC symptoms and I decided to make it as fun as possible. I decorated the notebook with sparkles and stickers of all things that make me happy! It's the happiest notebook that I own and helps keep my spirits up no matter what I write inside. You can use your notebook for whatever you like! It definitely doesn't have to be for something serious. However, I think it's a great idea for a notebook that you use often so you are reminded of all the things that make you smile. 

& Yeah I'm a '90s child and I really miss the crazy sticker obsessed products that were popular back in the day so I decided to bring it back!

.. I mean how cute are these stickers? All of them are ban.do, seriously my most favorite store ever! :D
The notebook is also from there. They're just rockin' my world lately.

Try it and tell me what you think!

Have a sweet day!
Christina xx

Supplies: notebook, some really cool stickers, hot glue gun,  gemstones, whatever else makes you happy!

Steps: 1. Make sure your notebook has a background that you like because there will most likely be open spaces! I chose this notebook with tiny polka dots.

2. Cover your notebook in stickers & have fun!

3. Then use a hot glue gun to glue on gems and any other fun pieces that you want on the notebook!

4. Set your notebook aside and let it dry for at least 20 minutes!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Snapshot


The daily essentials..

 These cat-eyed sunnies
&
These two reminders: 
1. Nobody's perfect.
 2.Everything is OK!

Christina xx

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

So Much Sunshine!

Hey everyone--

Yeah, so there's so much yellow in this post! Yellow is such a feel good color! 

Here's to sending some very cheery vibes your way!

Have a sweet day! 

Christina xx

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Trades Of Hope: Founders Tour Columbus (The Roosevelt Coffeehouse)



Hey everyone--

Trades of Hope recently held their founders tour at The Roosevelt Coffeehouse in Columbus. I went with my friend Bethany (she is the cutie in the bright patterned dress looking at the merchandise in one of the pictures below). We had such a good evening hearing from Co-Founders, Gretchen and Elisabeth Huijskens and a compassionate entrepreneur, Jill Butler. 

The stories of change and hope for women living in poverty and difficulty situations were very inspiring. Trades of Hope's mission is to change these women's lives from pain and struggle into stories of hope. Many of the women have been rescued from sex slavery. Many are living in war torn countries and others are handicapped or raising handicapped children without support.  

Trades of Hopes work with the artisans and organizations that are helping women directly. They help my marketing their products. They believe that anyone at any age can make a difference and be a world changer!

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse is an awesome awesome spot to pop in and have a cup coffee. It was my first time and I had no idea the good they were doing. They are feeding people in need locally and internationally and they are working to rescue those who have been enslaved. They have good coffee for good, good for fighting hunger, good for clean water and good for fighting human trafficking. Yeah.. they're really cool. It was just a plus that their coffee is yummy! I definitely recommend this coffeehouse. 

Both of these organizations have found really awesome ways to make a difference. They're fighting injustice daily and working to be the light in the world.

Have a sweet day!

Christina xx