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 Chalkboard Notebooks! College Girl Edition✂️📓❤️

Happy Saturday Lovelies!!

I am blown away at how fast the weeks go by here at West Coast feels like just yesterday that it was Monday and I was flooded with assignments!

Thankfully by the grace of God I was able to turn them all in on time, but looking at my due list (aka the ”torture list” lol) this week I’m going to be needing grace this week as well!

Whenever I am feeling slightly overwhelmed I take some time to turn on some Disney music and get crafting! It’s quite therapeutic believe it or not lol!

So out of my stress; came about this DIY ! Isn’t it lovely how that works out? 😀 lol

Recently I have been OBSESSED with cute inspirational quote books to write sermon notes, devotionals, personal thoughts and random doodles! However sometimes those little $4-6 books can add up (especially when you buy all of them! #guilty ) So instead I decided on making my own! Plus you are able to customize them with your favorite quotes!

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So let’s get started!

For this project you will need:

  • Composition books (88 cents at Walmart)
  • Chalkboard Paint ($5 also at Walmart or Michael’s)
  • Chalkboard Pens or Regular Chalk ($9 for 4 pens/ $2 for individual pens/ or 50 cents for a pack of regular chalk)
  • Sponge Brushes (99 cents for a pack of 4)

Step 1: Paint 2 coats onto the notebook surface with your chalkboard paint! 

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Honestly you can realistically get away with one coat but for a neater, cleaner look I would go ahead and do 2 coats!

Step 2:  Allow it to dry for at least 10-15 minutes per coat!

The best part about chalkboard paint is that it dries ridiculously fast! In about 10-15 minutes the first coat was all dry and ready to be drawn on!

Step 3: DECORATE! 

And the final step is to decorate and use your creativity at this point! You can have fun with all different colors of chalkboard pens/chalk!

I highly would recommend investing in chalkboard pens rather than using regular sidewalk chalk. They will definitely give that ”script” type font to your designs!

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I probably enjoyed this little DIY waayy more than I should have! It is definitely addicting! After the first couple of notebooks I completed, I went ahead and purchased a few more to have fun with! They make great, inexpensive, and not to mention personalized gifts for your teachers, room mates, friends and family! Don’t forget to mention inside or on a note when giving them away that it was ”Handmade with Love!”

They are sure to love them! Here’s one I made for my friend Rochelle’s birthday! They make the best gift basket fillers! Another idea is to make a ”Be Still ” themed Gift Basket

based off of my personal favorite life verse in Psalm 46:10 ”Be Still and Know that I am God.” You can add a cute coffee mug, with your gift recipient’s fav tea/coffee, cozy blanket, face mask, EOS lip balm, and anything that will allow your friend to just ”Be Still’ and relax for a moment!

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So here is the total DIY project breakdown cost!

Total Cost:

Composition Book= 88 cents (Walmart)

Chalkboard Paint= $4.74 (Walmart)

*Many craft stores have them now for much cheaper as low as $2 at JoAnns and Michaels!

Pack of 4 sponge brushes= $1 (Walmart or Dollar Tree)

Chalkboard Pen= $3 for a single one/ or $9 for a pack of 4 *your choice*

Total cost=$9.62 *if only a single chalkboard pen purchased

$15.62 *if you purchase the 4-pack of chalkboard pens

Great value and you can use the chalkboard paint for another project!

Below I have attached some ideas to decorate your notebooks! Looking at Pinterest for cute verse typography really helped! Enjoy!

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Well I hope you all have enjoyed this super easy DIY project: College Girl Edition!

Below I have inserted the condensed tutorial of this project and feel free to pin it to your boards on Pinterest!

Love you all and Have a great Sunday tomorrow!

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