Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Monday

and on Mondays, I need things to smile about. So here are a few I thought I'd share:

My friend L and I. I love that girl!

Look at that sweet face!

And just something that made me literally laugh out loud:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

There's Only One

In honor of OU vs. Missouri today, I just have one message for ya:

Live on, University!

Friday, September 23, 2011

DIY in Instagrams

So, as promised, I am delivering up to you a lovely, super duper easy DIY project I did the other day. My inspiration was this:

With those ideas in mind, I went to Wal-Mart, bought some mason jars, increased my spraypaint collection, and went to town on these bad boys. I don't think I've mentioned this, but my camera was stolen this summer in Panama City Beach, so I'm left with my iPhone. Which is awesome, don't get me wrong. But with the iPhone comes the opportunity to Instagram every picture I that's what I did with this project. (It makes me feel a bit more artsy smartsy.) Anyway, here's how it went:

The "love" jar above took a bit more work, because it involved a hot glue gun. And the burning of my flesh, which was not pleasant. Anyway, the really fun thing was that I was able to write and put glue dots on the jar, then spraypaint it, once it had dried. You could use a hot glue gun like I did, or Elmer's glue. There are pros and cons to both:

Hot Glue Gun:

-dries quickly

-glue strings that must be pulled off (or they will show up on the jar once it’s painted)
-less control to change/fix design because…
-it burns your flesh

Elmer’s Glue:

-more control
-no glue strings
-you don’t burn your fingerprints off

-dries slowly, and because the jar is circular, you have to hold it while it dries at the proper angle so that the glue won’t run
-time-consuming's really a toss-up. But for me personally, I'll probably end up using Elmer's Glue, because I hated those little strings with a burning passion. HATED them. HATED them a lot.

Anyway, I gave the "love" jar away as a birthday present, but I'm hoping in the near future to put flowers in the other mason jars, and maybe get a floating shelf to put them on. Because right now they are just hanging out on my dresser, chilling, not serving any purpose, just begging to used, saddened that they are empty. And I just can't do that to those little guys anymore!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

You're Right

--it has been a long time since I've blogged. But, you know, life happens. If you scroll down a tad more and see my previous post, you'll see life has happened in a big way for me about three weeks ago. But hey, it's all good. Because God is good. And He uses everything to work in our lives, even the bad stuff that happens to us. But anyway, I am planning on trying to post everyday, by setting up posts early and scheduling them. (Mwahahaha--you will never know! Or...whoops, too late.) Why will I do this? Because I like my blog. I think it's fun and cute. And I want to keep it up. (Pity that takes typing.) Anyway, I have some DIY crafts (by some I mean a ton) coming up, and you guys will get to see all the pretty. Plus I hope to show at least some fun pictures e'erday. So, here's to the first day of posting (consistently), and a little graphic that made me chuckle the other day:

Preach it, Calvin.

And I apologize for the scatterbrainedness that just happened. I'll be better tomorrow. My b.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Miss You, Mister

On August 27, my grandfather passed away unexpectedly. It was a huge shock to our family, and a such a loss to us. We called him "Mister," a kind of private joke within our family. He was a wonderful man, and touched so many lives with his generousity and love. I have so many wonderful memories with him. He will be sorely missed, for years and years to come.

Mister and I shared a love of David Gray. He used to call me, and leave me voicemails, holding up the phone to the speaker so I could hear the song. Here's the song he would "leave" me most often.

Miss you, Mister.