Happy Holidays Featuring NEW PhotoScan App By Google Photos! ModestlyHot Throwback Photos!

Happy Holidays Guys!!

There are two kinds of people in this world:

  1. Those who listen to Christmas music right at the beginning of October (or sooner lol)
  2. And those who just HAVE to wait until after Thanksgiving

 

……Aaand then theres me who refuses to comply with the norm and listens to Christmas music year round #sorrynotsorry

Needless to say, Thanksgiving break was a much needed time of rest. Even though I was not able to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year; I was grateful to spend Thanksgiving in a church member’s home and had a blast! (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez!)

I was still missing my family over the break, but looking at our old photos of past holidays (and a lot of phone calls) really helped me stay connected with them over the holiday break.

Now if you are anything like my family; you probably have that infamous box of old photo prints stashed in a box somewhere in the creepy attic/basement that no one dares to go in because of the hassle. (or in my case the fear of the creepy, icky spiders one might find up there!)  😦

Regardless, it is a sad thing that we do not look at these *priceless gems* more often mainly because all the photographs we have are saved instantly on our mobile devices.

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Well that is no longer the case because Google Photos has created a tool, a brand-new app called PhotoScan which allows us to bring these forgotten pictures back to life in very high quality, no glare photographs! Mind you, it is not just a”picture of a picture” cause we are all guilty of doing that, but instead it uses your cell-phone’s built in technology as an image scanner.

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All you do is simply touch the four corners of the photograph print you want to save and within seconds you have your timeless photo saved as a digital, high resolution image on your phone FOREVER!

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The possibilities are endless!

Bad hair day pictures?

Chubby baby pictures?

“Seeing what your parents really looked like before they had you” pictures?

And of course the classic “what was I thinking?!” pictures! (Now those are fun! 😉

Imagine having all those memories readily available on your phone to share with the world because why not?! Everyone needs a laugh or two at some good ol’ throwback pics 😉

So with the help of Google Photo Scan here are my throwback holiday pics that I’m probably going to regret posting but YOLO er something like that 😛

E N J O Y !

Exhibit A: Cheesy Polar Bear Green Screen Background 

Clearly, I’m terrified. XD

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Exhibit B: The Classic Chubby Baby

Enough Said.
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 Exhibit C: The “No wonder Y’all think I’m Asian” Picture 

Story of my life.

#ipromiseimMexican

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Exhibit D: My Early “ModestlyHot”Fashion Days

“Fashionably Late”

I’m still standing by this outfit combo 😛

#winterFABULOUS

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Exhibit E: The Infamous PowerPuff Girls Pink Puffy Coat

Literally.

This jacket will always be a forever fav!

It had the coolest metallic lining of the PowerPuff Girls inside! Haha!

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Exhibit F: The “Mom looks like a Model and then there’s us”Picture

Those 90’s trends are coming back though! #1990—–>#2016

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Exhibit G: Karate Kid Career 

Yes, contrary to popular belief I used to be a total tomboy (still am at <3)!

Didn’t really like dresses,the color pink, or glitter!

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<<<<<FAST FORWARD 13 years>>>>>>

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I hope you guys have enjoyed looking through some of my holiday throwback pics!

Special thanks to Google PhotoScan  for arranging this super fun and meaningful collaboration! You guys totally need to check out their app and share with me your throwback memories!

Happy Holidays!

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*DISCLAIMER* Thank you for the generosity of Google PhotoScan for sponsoring this post! Please note that all my opinions are still my own as I only promote companies that comply with ModestlyHot’s core values of faith, fashion and fitness! I am EXTREMELY grateful for all your continued support through out the years and for the amazing opportunities that have come out of it! I truly mean it when I say that all of this could not be made possible without God and you! (Yes, you reading this behind the screen!)

 

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas!👔

Happy Sunday and Happy Father’s Day !!
I was determined this year to make Father’s Day as equally crafty as Mother’s Day and that the dads would approve!
So today in church we a had Father’s Day Breakfast and I thought I would bring fruit but in a different way that would make all the fathers (and children) want to eat them!
Anything tastes better when it’s on kabobs!

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I finally got to use my Christmas gift yesterday night , the Pop Chef!
Now I love doing fruit arrangements and have done it the old fashioned way, with a knife and a cookie cutter!
(Terribly messy!)
But I am OBSESSED how easy and quick it was to do fun shapes !!

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Since it was Father’s Day I wanted to make something that would fit the occasion and the season, none other then making a barbecue grill out of watermelon!

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So here what you’ll need to get started!

~1 Round Watermelon
~ Strawberries I used about 5 cartons
~ 3 Pineapples
~ Skewer Sticks
~ 2 Bags of Grapes
~ Celery Sticks

First things first you want to the watermelon straight down the middle!
Next you want to take your melon baller and scoop all the flesh out and save it for the fruit kabobs!

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Next you want to make three holes on the bottom for the legs! Don’t drill to deep or else they won’t stay up! Kind like a bowling ball.

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Put the celery sticks in for the legs! And Reinforce them with the skewers!

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Next you want to place your “charcoal” (grapes) in the watermelon and place skewers all over the top to make the grill.

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Assemble your fruit kabobs and add them to the top and you’re done!

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My dad loved the idea of the watermelon grill!

Next craft was the Hershey’s Envelope Dress Shirt Gift!

Because which dad doesn’t like chocolate ?
I saw this on Pinterest and immediately had to give it a try!

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What you will need:
~White Envelopes
~ Hershey’s Candy bars
~ Scrapbook Paper
~Hot Glue

First you want to cut the envelope about an inch and seal it up !

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Next find the middle and cut about an inch and fold them down to make the collared shirt!
So cute!!

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After that you want to draw your tie template and trace it onto your fav scrapbook paper!
I love the polkadot tie! Just Saying!

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Hot Glue everything on and Put the Hershey’s candy bar in and you’re done!!💙👔

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I hope you enjoyed your Father’s Day!!!
Til Next Time!
Xoxo,
Ashley