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Hitchhiking Web Series Documentary

You guys know I’m all about helping others out in need or who have a cool or unique Idea so today I want to introduce you to Woncho (sounds like Poncho). Back at my last company before the one I work out now (did I tell you guys I got ANOTHER new job in March??) one of my co-workers (who is now a good friend) was telling me about another person from Dallas she met and befriended out in California a year or two ago. His name is Woncho and he had hitchhicked from Dallas to Cali on absolutely little to no money. Woncho started a blog about his tales of hitchhiking. So I started following his blog and thought it was interesting.

Sometimes I fantasize would life would have been like if I took a year off before going to my university. So I read about Woncho’s adventures and live vicariously through him.

Currently Woncho has a Kickstarter campaign out. He started the crowd funding campaign because he needs money to buy equipment needed for the web series documentary that he wants to film. He wants to educate the public about the life of hitchhiking. Even though, as a woman, I will probably not hitchhike I find this super interesting and I feel like this could be a fun project.

Woncho only needs $2200 for this mission. At the time of this post he’s at $1400. While that’s a great number he’s at 63% of fulfillment he has ONLY SEVEN DAYS LEFT to fund this campaign.

How does Kickstarter work?

Kickstarter is a crowd funding website where you can post your ideas that you need funded to your peers. You create a short video and write a post about why you need this money and how this project will affect not only you, but the people around you. In order to get people to help out incentives are created for each donation amount. If the campaign is funded then whatever amount that you contributed that prize will be given to you upon completion of the project. However, if time runs out and the person doesn’t raise the amount of money needed for the project then no money goes to them. Basically you don’t lose out if the person does not get enough money to help fund the project.

I think this is a unique project that deserves to be funded… and really $2200 for a documentary campaign isn’t unreasonable. If you need to know EXCATLY what he will be doing with the money please check out his Kickstarter campaign where he breaks everything down in detail.

Even if you can’t donate please share this campaign on your blogs or Facebook pages. With more exposure he might be able to hit that $2200 mark in the next seven days!

Check out his Campaign HERE!!

Let me know what you think about this project!

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Loosing an Arm

My friend Tam Tam said something to me one day that really made me think.

In front of 7-11 one evening a homeless man came up to her and asked if she could spare some money to buy a hot dog for him.

Her Response?

“I don’t really have the money to give out, but I’m sure that $2 meant more to him than it did to me.”

That, my friends, is the mindset we should all be living in.

Yes, the economy may SLOWWWWWWWLY be getting better but there are people out there still struggling and we should work together as a country and a community to help others in need, rather if we know them or not.

I have a friend from high school that has been diagnosed with bone cancer. She currently has a gofundme account where she is requesting donations for helping her body heal from cancer. She is raising money for a limb sparing surgery. This surgery would help Yahel keep her arm.

A donation of $5, $10, $20 would always be welcomed to Yahel.

If you can donate please check out Yahel’s GoFunMe page at : http://www.gofundme.com/helpmehugyou

Helping someone in their time of need will never be forgotten.

Happy Monday Y’all!

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Chanel Tank Top?

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Yesterday I told you guys about the 40% sale at Milk + Honey located in Dallas (btw the sale is on until tomorrow 07/28/2013) and the top is what I picked up.  I have to admit that LOVE this tank.  It’s criss-crossed in the back (not shown in pictures)  and feels so good on the skin!  The best part?!…  100% Made in America.  The only downside is that I still shelled out $25 for a top that was on sale (yes I’m super cheap), but I have to admit that I am happy with my purchase.

I actually rocked this outfit last night at the Dress Dallas 2013.  This event is headed up by my friend and American Idol contestant, Vincent Powell.  I couldn’t stay for the entire event but I wanted to get some shots in for my blog and be able to practice taking runway pictures.  I will post the pictures and more info about the Dress Dallas tomorrow.

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|Top: Milk + Honey| Leggings + Earrings: Strut| Bra Set: Claudette via Gilt| Sunglasses: I forgot| Shoes: Ross| Jacket: Papaya|

I hope you guys are having a great Saturday!

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40_storewidesale

Milk & Honey Boutique in Dallas is having a 40% sale STOREWIDE this weekend! (07/26/2013-07/28/2013)!  You guys know I love a sale so I will be there.  I did make a purchase with them a couple of weeks ago and I just love what I bought!  I do have to be honest with you all.  They can get kinda of pricey considering a lot of their items are made in China.  I just have an innate issue with paying more than $15 for any clothing item that was made in China.  Lets all be honest, much of the mass production of clothing that comes from China is not in the best of quality.  You can see strings snagging and shirt coming undone.  If you really want to get bang for your buck buying items that read “Made in the USA”  Is the way you should go.   Milk & Honey does have a great selection of items that were made in the USA so I suggest checking them out.

I know I am going to be there RIGHT after work on Friday!

PS… All sale items are 60% off!  SCORE!

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I Heart Shoes

Shoe Dazzle boots and white ankle boots

Last week I went on ShoeDazzle because I received an email about the fall preview sale.  I found a couple of pair of shoes that I loved and so I picked them up.  I ordered the shoes on Wednesday (07/17/2013) and I got them by Saturday (07/20/2013).

Here we go!!!!!

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How did you like the shoes reveal?

The white ankle boots are called Myona and while the black ones are Yemay.  I haven’t tried them on yet, but trust that I will when the fall rolls around!

What do you guys think of these shoes?

Have you purchased any boots from ShoeDazzle recently?

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Cool Necklace!

Tribal wooden bead necklace

I found this really unique wooden bead necklace bib at Strut during thier 40% sale during Fourth of July weekend (from $21 to $13).  While the rest of my outfit wasn’t anything to write home about I really wanted to show off this piece.

Yes, I actually have a number of outfits to showcase but I have been having OS issues with my comp and the BCOD (blue screen of death) is becoming more and more common these days.  I have to back errrrrrrything up on an external drive in the event my laptop decides he wants to chunk the deuces on me.  It’s crazy because I have had this laptop for six years and everyone freaks out when I tell them I have had a laptop last that long.

I take great care of my electronics.

Plus it’s a Dell.  I find all their products dependable.

Here’s a sneak peak about tomorrows post… bee excitedddddddd!!!

Shoe Dazzle boots and white ankle boots

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Portrait Photography in Austin

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I know! You guys haven’t seen S in awhile. She has been off being a LEGITIMATE rockstar to the SUPREME level! And there is no pun when I saw Supreme! I am so happy and proud to know and love S. She is by far one of my favorite people on the planet.

So when she asked if I would take the time schedule a fun portrait session  with her I, of course, said no.

LOL

Of course I said yes! I have known this woman for 20 years come August!

GEEZ I’m old!

But we look so dayum good!

Especially S!

My girl has been through a tone of growing in the last two years and it has made her an even more awesome person. As we all continue to grow we blossom into who we are meant to be and that’s what I wanted to portray in these photos with Shanna.

I also wanted to do a more film style on digital and because she is amazing she let me experiment with this style. I have to say that I really do dig it.

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I hope you guys enjoyed viewing these photos as much I we enjoyed taking them! If you want to see more of my work please visit and LIKE my Photography Facebook page, UrbanJunglePhotography

Happy Sunday!

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