Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bobby Pins ~ Humane Society Fund Raiser


I always imagined that I would live alone as a crazy cat lady.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Treasure Hunting at Local Thrift Stores

Grand Rapids has lots of great places to find treasure: antique stores, resale shops and a handful of quirky stores that sell all kinds of art!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Good{will outlet} Friday #4 District 12

I went to Goodwill Outlet Center twice this week and tore through those bins with a mission: finding clothing and accessories to put together a Hunger Games inspired outfit.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hunger Games Arrow Bookmark (DIY)


Usually, when reading a good book,  I use whatever is nearby as a bookmark: business cards, tags from new clothes, candy wrappers, etc.  Sadly, I lose little tags and cards in the pages, or they just fall out and end up on the floor.  Here's a bookmark for you to make, designed to look like Katniss' weapon of choice, and to keep your place in the story!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hunger Games Postcard (DIY)

If the citizens of Panem could travel from district to district in The Hunger Games, maybe they would send each other postcards...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hunger Games Mockingjay Bobby pins (DIY)

Just when I thought I couldn't love the Hunger Games series anymore, I saw the trailer for the first movie.  I've been counting down the days (just five left) until it will be showing in theaters.  

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

American Pie


Another up-cycled mini dessert: Pie.  Did you ever pick up a beer bottle cap and think, "This would make a great mini pie pan?"  I have a collection of them, just waiting to be needed for something.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Good{will Outlet} Friday #2 Winter Wonderland

Oh, Michigan.  Only here can you take a long walk outside in a sweater one day and spend twenty minutes chiseling your car out of ice the next.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Easter Gifts from Office Supplies (DIY)

Whenever I work at my mother-in-law's office, my mind wanders to the things I could make with her supplies.  If you are stuck at work and need to make some quick Easter basket stuffers, everything you need is right there in your desk.

Monday, March 5, 2012

You Can't Go Home

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.  
~Maya Angelou


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sweet Snack Sunday ~ Cheese and Crackers with Coraline

I love everything about the movie Coraline!  I especially love the food: mango milkshakes, gravy trains and chocolate bugs from Zanzibar! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Good{will Outlet} Friday #1

I'm about to share my biggest secret with you:

Painting the Roses Red

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about buying outdated jewelry from a going out of business sale to transform (Jewelry Makeover), and this is part two.  It turns out that my sister-in-law worked at Cheri's Bridal back when she was in high school.  Since its going out of business, I want to send a few things to her in Colorado.

The Observer's 100 Greatest Novel List

I am currently reading through the list of the Observer's 100 Greatest Novels.  I've talked about this in previous posts, but since I reference it so often, I want to keep a list here to update.  Books makes me  happy.  I love to read until I fall asleep, then dream about the people and places in the stories.  I can't help but to be inspired by them.  Many of the ideas I've had for art projects were sparked by what I was reading about at the time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

To Write Love on Her Arms

You might notice that some of your coworkers or classmates are walking around today with the word 'Love' scribbled on their arm.  Today is National Self Harm Awareness Day.