Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thoughtful Wednesday

I've caught the wanderlust bug, and its got me craving a road trip.  I've always dreamed of taking my favorite person with me {my mom} and just traveling the U.S. Get us both away from our crazy lives and just worry about ourselves and each  other. 

When I was younger I would go on mission trips, and I loved every minute of it.  Helping people you don't know and meeting new and interesting people that you will probably never see again. 

Since I've gotten older I haven't visited many places.  And I think i'm missing those little trips of kindness. 

On top of the wanderlust, i'm craving a new job.  But preferably, my dream job.  I grew up telling myself I would start my own business.  I never had any idea what it was going to be, I just knew that was my dream.  Now that I'm almost 30 I feel like it's time to figure it out.  I've got a passion for making things and sharing them with everyone around me.  So now that I've figured out my passion, I need to figure out how to get it started. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday Crafts // Stamp it up!

I ordered a stamp kit from Hobby Lobby a few days ago.  Originally this stamp kit ran a good $23 at Michaels, but I knew I could find it cheaper.  So I checked out the never disappointing Hobby Lobby website and they were offering the kit for $11.99 with an added 40% off....I just couldn't pass that up.  So of course I ordered it with absolutely no DIY in mind, I just knew that I had to have this stamp kit.  To pass the waiting time, I thought of what I could do with this thing and after loads of research {an hour tops} I found a cute DIY and decided I wanted to share it.  It's not too extensive a few pictures here and there and I will also add the link for the stamp kit so you can make your own. 

Hammer spoon down on a hard surface.  I did this on my front porch. Do this until it is as flat as you want it.  Next grab your metal stamps and careful stamp each letter of whatever word your heart desires. 
The finished product....I'm pretty happy with it although the perfectionist in me started to kick in a little, but I reminded myself that this was my first go at it and my future spoons will be a lot better.  I was just itching to try out the new kit!

Just remember to make this DIY all your own.  I think it would be cool to make a bunch of these with herbs on them and display them in a garden, not only would it look cute but it would help you remember where everything is.

*NOTE* It's easier if you have something holding the spoon as you hammer the letters in or else it will look a little wonky like mine does. 

*Side Note* click words stamp kit under materials needed picture to be redirected to hobby lobby

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Crafty Wednesday: Pinning!

I am completely obsessed with Pinterest, so obsessed that I actually have three craft boards!!   The worst part of my obsession is that after I find something I really want to make I head on over to the craft store and buy the supplies to make it, now that may sound like a good thing....but it has turned into a small disaster at my craft desk.  I finally decided that it was time to make some of the crafts I have pinned. 

I actually created the light fixture itself because I couldn't find one.  So I went to the hardware store and the nice guy there showed me how to do it.  I'm pretty proud of this DIY because it took some time and tons of patience.

I'm sorta obsessed with this necklace because of the colors and it's just so darn cute.  And i'm sure many are wondering where in the world I got such tiny little antlers.  Check out the DIY and found out.

I made this bracelet for a friends birthday and was worried she wouldn't like it, but she absolutely loved it.  I plan on making more of these, but the box chain is hard to come by around here and I can only find the right size at Hobby Lobby.  It is in fact two strands of box chain, although many have said it looks like a watch band.  Nope! This one took a good couple hours to make, so if you try this DIY out remember, lots of patience.


I actually have a fun DIY  that I came up with all by myself that I know everyone will love.  I am hoping to post it up soon!  Have a wonderful day!