Day 6: Wishlist Wednesday #1

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Wednesdays are always a little tiring, aren’t they? Luckily, today I was blessed with an hour long nap and some free Cookiedoodle coffee.  In case you weren’t so fortunate, I decided to make your life a little easier and just show you some loveliness I’ve been lusting after.  They’re all way out of the college budget, but maybe you’ll find something in your price range – or at the very least, you can dream with me. (:

  1. Waterproof Crossbody via Ikabags – $94
  2. Love Letters – Stamped Antique Silver Heart Hoop Earrings via BlondeChick – $18
  3. Oversized Beehive Beret via Pixiebell – $45
  4. Venice Beach Pillow via NestaHome – $20
  5. “Raven” Statement Necklace (Leather!) via LoveAtFirstBlush – $65
  6. Octopus Tentacle Coffee Mug via Wildcardpottery – $31

Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!

Day 5: Are you ready??

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Today it snowed. Nope, not this much – this was a photo from last spring. But the snow was lovely, covering the ground in a thin layer of pure whiteness. And I am looking forward to blizzards like this… They’re coming! =) That’s about it… Just a little post, but at least I’m back on the NaBloPoMo train. Hope you’re having a fabulous Tuesday!

Day 4: Monday, Monday

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A few simple joys in my life today: sleeping in an hour later, going to chapel with a cute boy who has the BEST smelling cologne, winning $250 in a photo contest, and festooning my door with pretty glitter leaves.

Let’s not talk about the little annoyances life brings us (*cough* pop quiz in chemistry *cough*)… Let’s face it: the good things REALLY outweigh them today.

And these leaves are definitely a good thing.

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You’ll need:

Fake leaves (in a bunch or loose)

Modge Podge (Elmer’s Glue works too!)

Ribbon

Glitter

Scissors

Hole punch

Paint brush

Tape (not pictured…)

Here’s what you do:

  1. If your leaves are in a bunch, cut them off of the stems.
  2. On a covered, disposable surface (think newspapers, a plastic tablecloth, etc.), spread out the leaves. Coat each leaf with Modge Podge. If you’re working with a lot of leaves, you’ll want to work on small batches at a time.
  3. Sprinkle glitter over the gluey leaves. I found it worked best to hold the leaf that was being covered over another gluey leaf, so that the leaf underneath caught most of the excess glitter.
  4. Let the leaves dry. Gently shake off excess glitter.
  5. Punch a hole at the base of each leaf.  Cut off one long piece of ribbon to make a garland, or multiple shorter pieces for hanging leaves.
  6. Thread the ribbon through the holes. If you’re making hanging leaves, tie the string in a knot around the base of the leaf.
  7. Hang your lovely work up, and enjoy!

The original instructions come from the wonderful 6th Street Design School (and yes, I am just a little jealous of their beautiful photography.)

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Happy Monday, everyone! (:

Day 3

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So obviously, NaBloPoMo didn’t get off to the best start. But as I’ve been learning in a healthy lifestyles class, life is all about looking forward and planning your next step – not beating yourself over past mistakes.

What did you miss?  Well, the plan was to make sweet and salty pumpkin seeds on Friday, glittery leaves on Saturday, and mac&cheese today.  If you’re bummed about missing these, don’t worry! They’ll probably be featured in some future posts.

Why didn’t it work out? To put it simply, I chose to live in the moment – and I don’t regret it!  Life got in the way, but in happy forms: a school dance, developments with a cute boy, a surprise birthday party, and bonding time with new friends, just to name a few.  Sure, I could have squeezed in a few simple photo posts, but I didn’t, and that’s okay with me.

So today I’ll just leave you with these explanations, and the promise that I’ll work on getting some real content up for the rest of the month. Happy November! (:

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Preparing for NaBloPoMo

Hello, friends!

Right now it’s looking pretty empty, right? There’s not actually anyone out there reading this, and there aren’t any real posts yet – just two silly little paragraphs that I copy-pasted from my “About” page because A) I couldn’t figure out how to make a link to the actual page, and B) Why waste a perfectly good introduction?

NaBloPoMo November 2013

As far as I see it, that’s okay – as long as I don’t stop here (and why would I??).  So as a way to kick-start this blog and make sure I keep my momentum going, I’ve decided to participate in NaBloPoMo. (details for the unfamiliar here: http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-nablopomo.htm and here: http://www.blogher.com/nablopomo-november-2013-blogroll?from=pop)

For a little prep, tonight I whipped up a spreadsheet with a different idea for every day – some DIY, some beauty, some baking – and about six extra ideas in case something doesn’t work out.  It’s going to be a busy month, but I can’t wait!  Most of the ideas are from Pinterest – the idea is, this month I’ll get into the habit of blogging regularly and after that I’ll start focusing on originality.

What are you doing to prepare for NaBloPoMo? I’d love to hear your plans!

About

1029132042Hello there! My name is Emily, and I’m an 18-year-old artist, baker, and bibliophile.  I am currently studying Liberal Arts/Art History as part of my path in becoming a librarian.

This blog was inspired by a concept explored in John Green’s “Looking for Alaska”.  Miles (the protagonist) uses the last words of Francois Rabelais, “I go to seek a great perhaps”, as inspiration for the way he lives his life. Although Rabelais may have been referring to what happens after death, I agree with Miles that the “great perhaps” as something to seek now.  This idea continually motivates me to search for all the wonderful, exciting things that this world holds.  As I make my discoveries (be they little or big), I will share my findings with you through this blog!

I hope you enjoy my little explorations into this great and wonderful world!