5 Minute Friendship Bracelets

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Hello everybody!

This post is two days early because I won’t be able to post this weekend but I still wanted to write something for you guys.

So today I’m showing you a simple craft you can make within 5 minutes. These bracelets are really easy to make and they look really cute. Of course it doesn’t have to be a friendship bracelet, you can also just make one for yourself.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 colours of wool
  • A jewellery clasp
  • Two small jewellery rings
  • One big jewellery ring
  • Scissors

 

Step 1: Cutting the wool

Depending on your wrist size, cut of pieces of wool of 50-80 centimetres. Cut 4 pieces from your three main colours and two pieces from your extra colour. I used Pink, blue and green as my main colours and a light pink as an extra colour.

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Step 2: Sticking the wool to a surface.

Stick the wool to a flat surface with enough tape in three groups. This is so you can easily braid it. Add your extra colour to the two outer groups to give it a more interesting look than simply using three colours. You can also choose to mix all your colours.

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Step 3: Braiding

Braid the three groups until the brfits around your wrist twice.

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Step 4; Knotting the ends and cutting od the access

Make a tight know at both of the ends of the braid.

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Then cut of the access with your scissors.

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Step 5: Adding the rings and clasp

These are what you’ll need:

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Attach a small jewellery ring to one of the knots and attach the big ring to it.

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Attach the clasp to the other end by using a small jewellery ring.

 

Step 6: Putting the bracelet together

Put the bracelet together by pulling the end with the clasp through the big jewellery ring.

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Pull it through until you can attach the clasp to the big ring.

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This is how it should look:

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And that’s it! It’s just a really quick and easy way to make a cool bracelet.

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What do you think about them? Would you make it yourself? Let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

I sadly won’t be able to post on Wednesday. But next Sunday a new DIY will be posted!

xxx, Yara

 

5 Room Organisation Hacks

 

 

Hello everybody!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a pretty messy person. I always lose things and my room is never completely tidy. But there are a few things that help me organise my room.

Here are 5 hacks for room organisation that will make your room a lot tidier.

 

Hack 1: Desk Organisation

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My desk always gets really messy really fast. All the stuff I need lies randomly on the desk. And I just can’t concentrate well when my desk is full of stuff.

A great way to solve this is by just using a small basket and putting all the stuff you need in it.

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It’s so easy but it gives your desk a much more organised look. I used a basket I wove myself from old magazines in my post DIY Woven Basket, so it cost me no money at all. The rest of your desk is clear of stuff so you can concentrate on your work.

 

Hack 2: Bobby Pins

f2d03e38cb2a4b0e23a9684d14745831Bobby pins. I don’t know how it happens but I buy a bunch of them and one way or another I seem to lose every single one. I managed to solve this problem by using this little box to store them.

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I don’t remember what the actual use for this was, but it worked really well to store bobby pins in and it looks really stylish too.

 

Hack 3: Strings

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This is my favourite hack. I’ve got a lot of strings for crafting but they always seem to turn into a tangled mess. This hack is so easy and the only things you’ll need are a few clothespins.

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Just wrap the strings around the clothespins and use them to keep the end in place. Whenever you need some string you can just cut of whatever you need and put the end back. Your strings will never tangle again!

 

4: Notebooks

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This is just a really easy hack to organise your notebooks. I have a lot of notebooks for all kinds of uses. I used this cute wooden letters and just stuck them onto the notebooks spelling ‘my diary’ ‘sketchbook’ and ‘writing prompts’. It just an easy way to determine what every notebook is for and it looks pretty nice too.

 

5: Jewellery.

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For this hack I used an empty tea box. It was a really pretty jasmine tea box. It was perfect because it already had 9 different compartments and even a magnetic seal.

 

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But any old tea box could easily be transformed into a jewellery box that is perfect for keeping earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

 

So that were the 5 organisation tips. I hope you found them useful.

Which organisation tip was the most useful? Would you like a part 2? Do you have any other tips for room organisation? Let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

See ya!

xxx, Yara

DIY Notebooks for back to school 2017

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Hello everybody!

I know some of you might already have started school and other still have weeks to go, but I figured even in the middle of the school year new notebooks are always good. And even if you don't go to school anymore there's always something you could use a notebook for.

Today I'm showing 2 different ways to make cute notebooks really easily.

 

Scrapbook paper notebooks:

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These first notebooks are really easy to make and you can easily make a bunch of them..

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What you'll need:

  • 15 sheets of squared paper
  • 1 sheet of scrapbook paper
  • 2 individual staples
  • Scissors
  • Sharp needle

 

Step 1: cutting the paper.

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Take your sheets, fold them double and cut off the binder holes. I recommend doing this with groups of two or three sheets to make the process faster. If you have a paper cutter I definitely recommend using that too.

 

Step 2: Dividing the paper into three groups.

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Divide your sheets into three groups of 5 sheets each.

 

Step 3: marking the places for the staples

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Take your staples and mark the places for your holes on the spine of your groups. I chose to mark the holes three squares from the outside.

 

Step 4: Poking the holes with your needle.

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Poke holes at the marked spots with a sharp needle.

 

Step 5: Putting the notebook together

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Put the staples through the holes you made. First put them through the front of one group and then add the other two groups.

 

Step 6: Adding the cover

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Take your scrapbook paper, fold it double and poke holes with your needle for the staples.

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Then place it onto the other groups.

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Close the staples by using something to push them down. I used a nail file which worked really well.

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That's it! I ended up making two of these because they are so cute and once you get the hang of it they are really easy to make.

 

Felt covered notebook:

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This one is a bit harder to make but oh so cute. It's a great way to make a plain notebook look so much cooler.

What you'll need:

  • A boring notebook
  • Thin cardboard (cereal boxes work really well)
  • Felt
  • Sellotape
  • Glue
  • White paper
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Fabric stickers

 

Step 1: removing the cover from the notebook

You know these notebooks? They're just so bland and boring. We can make something much cooler out of this!

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Start with opening the staples and removing the cover. You'll be left with just a packet of paper.

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Step 2: Cutting the cardboard.

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Don't throw away the cover just yet though. Trace it onto the cardboard to get exactly the right size. I used cardboard from an cereal box which worked really well. I used the fold in the box as my spine.

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Step 3: Covering the cardboard with felt.

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Trace the cardboard onto the felt leaving a margin of about a centimetre for folding the felt over.

 

Step 4: Sticking the felt to the cardboard

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Fold over the edges of the felt and stick them down. I tried using glue for this step but it kept coming loose so I realised the easiest way to do this is to just sellotape the edges to the cardboard. Don't worry, we will cover it up later but this is just the easiest way to make sure it stays on.

 

Step 5: Sewing the notebook to the cover

Take your needle and thread and make a knot at the end. We're going to use the staple holes that are already in the notebook to sew it down.

Start with pulling your thread through the top hole and through the cover.

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Pull it back through the second hole.

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Step 6: Covering the insides

Use some glue to cover the insides of the cover with white paper.

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Step 7: Decorating

This step is optional but I thought the notebook still looked a bit bland

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So I decided to use this super cute pineapple sticker to brighten it up a bit. It was actually a iron-on sticker but I just used some glue to stick it to the front.

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So that's it! 

I really like how all these notebooks turned out. I especially love the felt one. It's so soft and I really like the pineapple.

This must be one of my longest posts, I hope you didn't mind.

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Which notebook do you like the best? Let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

See ya on Wednesday!

xxx, Yara

 

 

Liebster Award + Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello everyone!

I was just scrolling through my followed posts when I realised I had been nominated for two awards! I decided to combine them into one post. So let’s go!

Award 1:

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For the first award I got nominated by the amazing Starling. Thank you so much!

The Rules For the award:

  1. Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you.
  2. Nominate 11 other bloggers (with under 200 followers).
  3. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  4. Let them know that you have nominated them.

Her Questions:

  1. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
    Hmmm, this is a hard one, but I think I’d go for being able to fly effortlessly. It would be such an easy way of transportation and I’d never have to wait in front of traffic lights anymore!
  2. What is your Hogwarts house?
    I did a test and it said I was in Ravenclaw. I’m a huge fan of Harry Potter. I read all the books three times and I’ve seen every film at least 3 times times too.
  3. What do you do when you are feeling stressed?
    I go on the internet or read book. For some reason when I have a lot to do I first have to calm down before I can start. Watching a video or reading a book helps me calm down a bit.
  4. Who would you love to see perform live?
    Hmm. I’m not really sure… I’m not a huge fan of concerts
  5. You get to have dinner with three famous people, dead or alive, who would it be?
    Emma Watson, she is so nice and I really love her. And maybe some Youtubers I like.
  6. Do you have any pets?
    Yes I have a cat. He’s really cute and I love him.
  7. Favourite musician?
    I don’t really have one. I listen to all kinds of music and I like loads of musicians.
  8. If you could have one talent/skill, what would it be? 
  9. I would love to be able to draw really well, I think that would be a really cool skill
  10. Dream profession?
    I don’t know but I definitely want to do something creative, it would be awesome to be able to create an income by blogging.
  11. Would you mind sharing a writing tip?
    I you ever have inspiration write it down immediately! I have too often had that I had a great idea but forgot about it later.
  12. Why do you blog?
    I just love sharing my creativity with the world and it makes me really happy when people like my content and get inspired by it.

 

So who do I nominate?

I’m so bad at nominating people… ok here are a few:

Chachel

Aditi Singh

Lindsay

Bella

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Bella (another one)

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And for the rest anyone who follows me and likes this post! Let me know in the comments if you want to do it!

(Of course you don’t have to do it, just do it if you want to)

My questions:

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?
  2. What is your favourite animal?
  3. If you could spend a day with anyone in the world who would you choose?
  4. Do you have any pets?
  5. Do you have a favourite quote?
  6. Why did you start blogging?
  7. What is your favourite movie?
  8. Can you play a musical instrument?
  9. What would you do first if you won a million?
  10. What is your favourite season?
  11. What is one food you absolutely hate?

 

Award 2:

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The rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
  • Answer the 11 questions the nominator has given you.
  • Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • List the rules on your blog and display the award!

Thank you so much Chachel for nominating me for this award!

Her questions:

1.What’s the reason behind the name of your blog?

I’m not sure if there’s a real reason. I guess I just chose it because I do DIY projects and I liked the sound of LittleDIYProjects.

2. Are you a bookworm?

Yes I am. I just love reading books. It makes able to travel to different worlds for a while and it’s just a great way to relax.

3. Do you have any special cool talent?

Ehm… I’m not sure. I can play the piano quite well but that’s not because I’m talented, I’ve just been doing it for a long time.

4. What’s your favorite Ice Cream flavour? (If you don’t like Ice-cream than I dunno what to tell you?)

I love ice-cream! I really like lemon ice cream but chocolate and cinnamon are also delicious.

5. What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?

I don’t know…

6. What book can you read over and over without ever getting tired of?

Harry Potter, definitely. I’ve read all the books three times but I’m nowhere near fed up with them!

7. What mythical creature do you wish actually existed?

I really wish phoenixes existed. It would be really cool to have a pet that can’t die.

8. If magic was real which spell would you want to learn right away?

I’d learn a spell to make myself invisible. That wold be really cool.

9. Am I the only one who has problems with their blog when they just can’t come up with what to post???

No, I sometimes don’t know what to post either. Luckily I have a little book where I write all my ideas so there’s usually something in there.

10. If you can be a character in any movie which movie would you choose to be in?

I guess Harry Potter too. I just want to go to Hogwarts!! But one of the first movies, so there aren’t too many deaths.

11. Last but not least, lets ask the classic question with a twist, Whats your favorite combination of colors?

I like a turquoise-ish blue with plain white. I just really like that vibe I guess.

Nomination:

As I’m still really bad at nominating people, I nominate everyone who follows me, likes this post and leaves a comment saying they’re participating!

My questions:

  1. What is your favourite number?
  2. Do you have any pets?
  3. What are you scared of?
  4. Do you have any nicknames?
  5. Is there anything you collect?
  6. Is there anything you are (a bit) obsessed with?
  7. What are your biggest pet peeves?
  8. What is your favourite book of all time?
  9. Would your rather live in a city or in the countryside?
  10. Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?
  11. What do you like to do in your free time?

 

So yeah, that was it! I really enjoyed answering all these questions and I hope you guys will too!

See ya on Sunday!

xxx, Yara

 

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Easy DIY Planner Pinboard

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Hello everybody! This week I’m showing you how to make this easy DIY planner pinboard. It’s so easy to make and it’s super convenient for planning.

Everybody needs to plan sometimes. It’s a way to keep track of what you’re doing and what you ahem to do. This board makes it really easy to have everything in one place and plan extra convenient.

 

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  • A pinboard
  • A spiral notebook
  • A pencil
  • A few drawing pins
  • Scrapbook paper
  • White paper

 

 

Step 1: Covering the frame of the pinboard with scrapbook paper

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Just cut a few strips out of your paper with the width of your frame and cover the entire frame with them, sticking them in place with crafting glue.  I tried to match up the pattern on the long edges so you almost can’t see where the different strips end. I punched a hole with a hole puncher at the place for the nail so you can easily attach it to a wall later on.

 

Step 2: The notebook

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Take your spiral notebook and draw whatever you want on it. I chose for a to-do list but you could do anything: for example a goal list, schedules or blogging plans. The best thing about this is that you can change it up whenever you want to whatever is needed at the moment.

 

Step 3: Attaching the notebook to the pinboard

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The only thing you need to do is grab a pencil and pull it through the spiral of the notebook. Then you can easily let the notebook rest on two drawing pins. Whenever you want to write something on the notebook just take it off, pull the pencil out and you can easily change it up whenever you want.

 

Step 4: making the calendar.

For this I first cut out a piece of scrapbook paper of 21×16 centimetres.

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Then I cut 31 little 2,5×2,5 centimetre squares, wrote the days of this month on them and arranged them onto the calendar. I also made little tabs with the days of the week and stuck them above the rows.

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Of course you could make it easier by just printing out an online template, but I liked to match the calendar to my frame so I did it this way.

 

Step 5: Pinning the calendar to the board

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Pin the calendar to the inboard, left to the notebook. I also printed out a piece of paper that said August for above the calendar.

 

Step 6: extra decoration

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This part is the most fun. I decided to keep it simple by just printing out a few motivational quotes and pinning them to the board but you can decorate it in any way you want to make it completely customised.

 

I love how this planner board turned out. It was so easy to make and it’s really convenient to have everything in one place.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

See ya next Wednesday!

xxx, Yara

Art Journal Walkthrough

Hello everyone!

I’m really excited! August has started so from now on I’ll be posting twice a week and this is my very first Wednesday post!

Today I’m showing you my art journal. I love art journaling and I’m showing you some of the pages I made.

 

Remember this book? I made it a while ago in a this post: How to do simple bookbinding 

Since then I’ve been using it as an art journal and it’s been great. It is already so thick and I’m only on 1/4. I even had to use a string to keep it closed!

I’m going to show you a few of the pages in my journal. I mostly use quotes as inspiration and use images to illustrate them, but sometimes I also try other things. Here are a few examples:

Page 1:

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I really like this page because I love the quote and I think the piano part turned out really good. I made it by painting on black paper with white paint. It was quite hard to write the words on the left with the paint and they came out a bit crooked but I found I actually liked the rough-ish look it gave so I kept it. I just printed out the picture of the piano and stuck it onto the paint so it looked like it was in some sort of spotlight.

Page 2:

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You can’t read it really well in the picture but the quote says: “Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fall”. I think it’s a great quote because it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. I thought a phoenix fit perfectly with the quote so I drew one on the right (I did use a reference picture). I painted the red background with some acrylic paint.

Page 3:

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I don’t only use quotes! This was a watercolour painting where I just coloured a bit randomly with all kinds of colours. It was a good way to let out my creativity and I actually think the colours look quite cool.

Page 4:

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I’m quite proud of this page. I portrayed the quote by painting a small piece of gauze and hanging it in front of a page of an old book (don’t worry, it wasn’t a real book, just some sort of advertisement thing). I added the paperclip to keep the gauze in place. I just think it looks really cool and I like the look of the painted gauze.

Page 5:

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This is a different way to art journal. On the computer I made this little collage of a few positive pictures and I printed that and stuck it in the book. It’s a whole different way but it’s also a lot of fun and it’s pretty easy to do. i think it turned out good and I think it’s a pretty cute pastel collage. *Disclaimer: the images I used are not mine*

Page 6,7,8:

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These are three pages that belong together. The lyrics are from Believer by Imagine Dragons. It’s a song I really love and I tried to portray the lyrics of the verses.

For the first page I stuck pieces from an plastic bag with newspaper-print on the journal. Then I took a second paper and cut out the silhouette of a girl and I stuck it on top. That way you could see the newspaper through the silhouette. It’s a literal portray of the ‘words inside my head’ and I quite like it.

For the second page I just used a pretty image that I cut out a newspaper and I stuck the lyrics on top. It was really easy to do but I think it looks pretty nice.

The last page is my favourite. For this I used the humming bird stamp I made myself. You can find the tutorial on how to make your own stamps in this post: DIY Foam Stamps. I just dipped the stamp into the ink and stamped the whole left side with different gradients of blue. I think it gives such a cool effect and it’s really easy to do. For the right side I stamped onto the paper and then stuck another piece with the silhouette of a dove cut out on top of it. I think this looks really cool because it gives a bit of depth to the page. What do you think?

That was it for today! I hope you liked this post. Which page was your favourite? Do you want a part 2? Let me know in the comments below.

If you want more information about art journaling check out my post Art Journaling – Tips & Tricks, where I explain how I make my pages and I give tips for art journaling.

If you liked this post, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

See ya on sunday!

xxx, Yara

 

 

 

 

 

 

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