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Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana DIY

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So Mark and I went to Target the other day and what do I find?

An Arrested Development Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana shirt!

But of course, like most of Target’s graphic T collection, they are all in Men’s sizes but I couldn’t give up the opportunity to get the shirt!

Who could possibly resist?

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I’m usually a Women’s XS-S but the smallest one that they had was a Men’s S so I bought it and today I decided to DIY it so that it would fit my form better and it worked out just perfectly!

First I traced a fitted shirt on top of the new larger shirt and then cut the sides so it would be the same size as my fitted shirt.

Then I took the fitted shirt, got a piece of paper and outlined the sleeves. I then took the paper, cut the shape out and then proceeded to cut the shape out of the sleeves that I had just cut off from the larger shirt.

I then sewed the two right sides of the shirt and one of the sleeves together and then repeated on the other side.

After that I sewed down the sides of the shirt.

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Then after I made sure it fit, I cut out the neck line to make it more feminine.

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After that I turned the shirt around, made a cut in the back and made that into a bow for the back.

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I then trimmed the bottom of the shirt and finished it so no seams would come lose.

I love my new shirt and Mark likes it too!

There’s ALWAYS money in the Banana Stand!

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Thunder Buddies

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So Mark was telling me about this dude who wore a Ted ‘Thunder Buddies’ shirt to an OKC Thunder game and I tried to find the picture but no luck as of right now.

When he first told me I was like, “Someone actually went through all that trouble to make a OKC & Ted shirt???” But it just turned out to be this shirt:

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Pretty cute huh? I could see myself wearing that to an OKC game. Don’t really want to go to OKC to watch a game but you know what I mean.

But the search for the actual picture resulted in some interesting pictures of other people’s shirts.

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Found this ‘Thunder the F#@K up!’ shirt and then…

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Lil Wayne’s shirt

(Not related but thought I would post it anyways).

And then I found this:

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Which I thought was just adorable!

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Rodman’s Rainbow Obama Burger

I’m sure most of you have either seen or heard about this but for those of you who have yet to…here it is.

After 42 long years of separation and mystery Dennis Rodman, yes THE Dennis Rodman, has finally had the opportunity to meet his old man. After an exhibition game in the Philippines Dennis Rodman agreed to come face to face with Philander Rodman Jr, better known as his Vietnam War Veteran father. Apparently his old man tried to introduce himself earlier in 2006 but was unable.

Who is Philander Rodman Jr.?

Well he’s admitted to fathering 29 children by 16 women and he is the proud owner of Rodman’s Rainbow Obama Burger in Angeles City which is located in the Philippines. He’s lived in the Philippines for about 50 years now and it looks like he’s pretty much settled in as far as that is concerned. What kind of food does he serve? Apparently he serves burgers with different colored buns to reflect his flamboyant son and HIS love of colors.

Now my REAL question is…

Where do I get me one of them shirts?!

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Goodwill Lakers Shirt DIY x 2

So awhile ago we went to Goodwill and I ended up getting 3 shirts. One Obey shirt to send to my sugar baby, one Lakers shirt and one Call of Duty Elite shirt. For those of you who know me KNOW that I wouldn’t pass up a chance to get anything Lakers or Call of Duty related. Seriously.

So what’s different about this DIY is that I took the purple Lakers shirt and I revamped it and after I had put it together I had realized that it wasn’t exactly what I wanted so I took it apart and made something completely different and I’m very happy with the results.

But before I go any further here is the picture of the shirt that I used:

It was a Men’s XL so it was a lot of material to work with which helped in the DIY experimentation.

I’ve always just cut and sewed using my common sense reasoning skills as well as my fashion school experience but this time I decided to give those Youtube tutorials a go to see what I could come up with.

I tried out the rope tie halter idea as well as cutting up the sides and tying them together. I’m pretty sure I’ve been tying together sides for a while now so that wasn’t from the videos…or was it?

Anyways here is the video I took the tips from:

But I ended up being pretty disappointed because it didn’t sit quite right on my body.

I don’t know. Maybe it will work for you.

So I let it hang in my closet for a while till I felt inspired again to take it out and see if I can do something different with it.

And I’m happy to be able to say that I finally finished what I started today!

I ended up getting rid of the straps all together and instead turning it into a tube top dress with a heart neckline. I also put some darts in the bust line so it would better shape to my body which helped a lot since this men’s shirt was never meant to be form fitting. For the gold lining on top I ended up carefully stripping it off of another Goodwill dress that I had bought even earlier and sewing it on top of this one since it seemed to go so well seeing as how it WAS a Lakers color.

For the back I ended up using the back side of the second Call of Duty shirt that I had also gotten at Goodwill. I thought the Black would go well with the Purple and Yellow. It helps the dress look less like a Circus act and more like a fashion forward fan. All my sewing is done by hand because I enjoy taking the time to really make something come to life.

Now…what to make next. That ALWAYS seems to be the question…

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My obsession with LeBron James

I probably own more Lebron related sports wear than any other person. Coming from a life long Lakers fan that has to be weird right?

2 Cavaliers Playoff T-shirts
(1 of which I’ve cut up and made into a dress)

2 All Star Jerseys

2 All Star Tshirts

I asked my manager to pick up a Lebron jersey for me while he was in Miami but he said they were all sold out. Sadness.

I just bought:

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How could I resist? And they were both so cheap! AHH!

You should see some of the looks people give me. First, they check me out. And then after they’ve raped me with their eyes they begin to shake their heads in disapproval over my jersey. Jerks.

I will miss you LA. You and all your weirdos.

But like I say every blog entry, it would be a waste of an entry if someone couldn’t take away at least something from reading this so here it goes:

The Definition of “To Pull a LeBron” by Ayumi 

“To pull a Lebron” can be defined in one of three ways.


1. The act of a Star Player or Talent asking to be traded to a more capable team or group that already possess the necessary skills and team players needed in order to achieve the highest amount of success within that field. 


2. The act of a Star Player or Talent actively looking on one’s own, despite the wishes of management,  for a team that can offer him the best possibility of success because the current managers and owners have failed in the past and still continue to fail to build a dream team around their star player. It is very similar to the first definition but it differs in that the management has no say in the actions of the star player, this is usually because at this point in time the talent has become what is known as a free agent.


3. It can also be defined as the incessant nagging and hopscotching around the benefit of the team in order to focus more on one’s self and one’s own life goals. This is partly due to young age and the want for instant gratification. 

Example: Dwight Howard needs to stop pulling a LeBron and just win one by himself.

I STILL LOVE YOU LEBRON! ❤ Hahaha. Ah~ All meant in good fun you guys.

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