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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Hello! It's been a while! So here are ten of my favorite things right now!

The Birthday Project is an organization that puts together birthday parties for kids in need. It's such a cool idea! Click on the link and see if there's any parties in your area!

Speaking of parties, there was a lovely one put on by Bri of DESIGNLOVEFEST and Victoria of Sf Girl by Bay. It really had Galentine's day at heart!

The game Home Improvisation is a free to download game that was made for the Global Game Jam 2015. It's a entertaining/frustrating game where you put together Ikea inspired furniture. Sounds stressful, but it's fun to see what kind of unique things you can create.

This blogger let her toddler dress her for a week. It was an adorable experiment that had some fun results. And Mom learned as much as the toddler did!

I've been binge downloading wallpapers from DESIGNLOVEFEST's Dress Your Tech series. Not all of them are my cup of tea, but there is enough variety that it's defiantly worth looking through. Especially if your computer needs a facelift. Mine certainly looks better!

Love love LOVE these monsters by Chelsea Bloxsom. I want one to love forever. 

Found a recipe to make Pixy Stix, and I can't wait to try it out. Especially if I can make cute containers like they did!

And you know I can't get through one of these lists without sharing a home or two. Anna Potter's home (featured on Design*Sponge) is my obsession right now. I love Anna Potter's instagram, and her home is just as lovely as one would imagine. Sigh...

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Date Night DIY

Friday, February 13, 2015

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Surprise! I've got another Valentine's day gift! This one is SUPER simple, and could totally be done in one night! (The perfect craft if you're a procrastinator like me, and have realized that Valentines Day is tomorrow, and not next week like you've convinced yourself.)

So like any good super simple craft, this present only has 4 supplies.
A printer
 a container
 (I used this one from Ikea.)

Print out the date night pdf. You can download a copy here!

Cut up your date cards! I took a bit off the top and the sides, to make everything even and pretty. 

Now stuff your container full of cute date ideas! I love this container because I can leave little messages on the outside with a dry erase marker.

Some of the date suggestions:

Build a fort.
Make the Best. Smores. Ever.
Use a whole disposable camera!
Go to a midnight showing of a movie.
Camp in the back yard.
Buy food for a food bank.
Eat at a truck stop.
Nerf war.
Get an ice cream cone with at least 4 scoops.
Go to a planetarium.
Have breakfast at Denny's at 3am.
Go hiking.

If you'd like to see all of the ideas, download the pdf! It's free!
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DIY Valentines Gift

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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Hello! Valentines Day is in a few days, so I thought I'd share the presents I've made for the people at the library where I work!

At our library we have an obsession with this stuff called Kinetic Sand. You've probably seen it somewhere. It's so cool to play with, and really just... entrancing to watch move, haha! We have joked about buying everyone their own to keep at their desk to play with, so I thought it was the perfect gift for this Valentines day.

Tissue paper, Kinetic Sand, scissors, ribbon, a pen, some paper, berry baskets, and small baggies.

It took me forever to think of a punny slogan for this present, but I finally settled on "I wanna mold your sand!" It's a play on this Beatles song, but I'm sure you recognized that...

Of course, the Valentine's I made were cute, but I have to admit that they were a little complicated. So you can either use my berry basket idea, or print our these handy labels and put the sand into a snack sized ziploc bag. Extra cute points if you mold the sand into a heart!

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inspire me: Mike Brodie

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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I love photography where the wanderlust is so apparent that it bleeds out of the frame and into your soul. That's how Mike Brodie's photography speaks to me. His gallery is full of very raw images of trianhopping adventures across the United States, all of them grimy but with a dreamy quality, almost romanticizing the whole experience.

Photo by Brodie found here.

Artist Links:

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