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With so many artificial products out in our world, it’s so refreshing when you can enjoy natures beautiful hues. I am so enjoying one of the gifts my hubby gave me for Christmas . . . Wanderlust class. I’ve heard of natural dying before (with flowers, spices and more), but I’ve never given a try, until now. I’m so thrilled to say that I love it. It’s easy, fun and the result is beautiful. I thought I’d share the results with you. For the below I used avocado pits, hibiscus flowers, Tumeric and some black tea. Wishing you a day filled with beautiful color and blessing.
As we are towards the end of the first month of a new decade . . . I’m reminded that ‘It’s Time to Fly.’ Now is the time friends! Move forward despite fear or even past defeat. Take a step when you know it’s good and move forward.
I love the look of old things. I found an awesome old scrapbook at a sale for $5. The binding was hurting so I saved the front and back covers and added my own pages. I wanted to embellish it with old buttons but didn’t have ones that looked old enough. So . . . I made my own. Planning on making some yourself? You can use ‘old’ buttons to make jewelry, set in a cute teacup, or adorn your own art journal. Want to make your own ‘antique buttons?’ Simple. You’ll need: Red colored paint (Brand I used was Folk Art) Brown colored paint (Brand I used was Folk…
What and who we choose to place around us plays such a vital role in our lives and in our attitude. I encourage and remind you to ‘Surround Yourself with Beauty,’ whatever that looks like for you, as long as it’s good.
The quote of the week in my planner is one that offers wise words on taking a moment to enjoy what we are blessed with. As well, remember that ‘There’s only one you . . . ‘Be the best version of yourself.’
I love receiving Christmas cards. I love the ones with photos of friends throughout the years, of fun cards, personal notes penned inside the pages and those beautiful hand made works of art. Three cards I wanted to highlight are below. One is a store bought card (deer) but so beautiful. The other two are handmade. I was recently at a new Dollar Tree store that just opened up and thought I’d take a peek at what they had. I found these $1 frames and thought that would be perfect to frame the three cards. Check out below. Next year these beautiful cards will adorn a fireplace mantel or bathroom…
This next week in my creative planner looks like the below. Hoping for a wonderful week ahead. The quote for the week reminds me of my amazing and caring boss that we lost on December 30th. She cared so much for others and she will be missed. She certainly did the following and I hope to do the same . . . ‘Live gently on this earth.’
As we enter 2020, I think we all want to be organized and meet those goals. One of the ways that I can stay on track is by ‘ creative planning.’ I’ll be sharing one post each Friday of my planner, but it will also have an encouraging quote I hope will move you for the coming week. What are you doing to help set your course straight? Starting the month out see the below and remember to ’embrace the good.’
Need a quick gift topper that’s cute and adds extra pizzazz. Feel free to check out a vintage looking Candy Cane tutorial from the archives here . . .
How many of you are enjoying another season of Making It on NBC? I know I am! It’s phenomenal. I thought I’d share some of the gifts that I made this year. I shared a quick tutorial HERE on making your own quick gift bags while using your stash. What’s behind those gift bags? Let me tell you. I enjoyed personalizing them according to co-workers personalities. While it’s fun to receive, I think I experience a lot of joy making and giving. I’ll be making gifts for the guys in my work life as well. Handcrafted and homemade is fun for both the giver and receiver. How about you? Are…