Wreck This Journal: The Beginning

Wreck This Journal: The Beginning

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m just a bit of a perfectionist. Just a bit. Unfortunately that lovely personality trait of mine is a hindrance when it comes to art. In high school, I was the half smart kid, half art kid. I was the girl that always had her nose in a book, and I was the girl that always walked around school with dry clay all over her jeans because she had too much fun in ceramics class and…

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Happy New Year! My Final Thoughts for 2016

Happy New Year! My Final Thoughts for 2016

2017 is only hours away, and I think it’s safe to say FINALLY. I’m so ready for 2016 to be over and done with. 2016 has been one hell of a year, and mostly not in a good way. Countries are tearing themselves apart, a number of beloved icons have unexpectedly passed away, and there was even a threat of murderous clowns. Seriously, 2016? Murderous clowns? Stephen King antics aside, 2016 overall was a struggle for the world. It was…

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DIY Candles: Attempt #1

DIY Candles: Attempt #1

Candles are some of my favorite things because not only do they smell wonderful, they look cute, too! The only down side? They’re not cheap. My favorite Bath & Body Works candles are $24 each. And after I almost paid $35 for one, medium-sized candle from Etsy (half the amount of a large candle from Bath & Body Works), I had the brilliant idea to make my own instead. Thus begins my candle-making journey. THE MATERIALS To begin your own journey, you’ll need…

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Halloween Eve: It’s Pumpkin Carving Time

Halloween Eve: It’s Pumpkin Carving Time

It’s that time of year again on Halloween Eve to get a little bit crazy. There’s nothing quite like repeatedly stabbing a pumpkin with a knife and scooping out the guts while maniacally laughing to get you in touch with your psychotic side. In case you can’t already tell, I get a little weird around Halloween, ok? It’s normal. This year marks the first year I’ve carved a pumpkin since middle school. That’s at least 8 years ago. How could I have…

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Unique Objects: Little, Black, Button-Eyed Cat

Unique Objects: Little, Black, Button-Eyed Cat

On one fateful day (October 15, 2016 to be exact), I purchased from a local craft fair a unique object that I still continue to obsess over 10 days later: a little, black, button-eyed cat. My mom and I attend the Pick-A-Dilly craft fair every single year, and it’s a wonderful experience every single time. In all honesty, it’s a real struggle to not just throw my money at every single booth and buy every single thing I see because it’s all so…

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The Spirit of October

The Spirit of October

What is it about the month of October that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside? Is it the cool breeze that gently ruffles my hair? The fuzzy sweaters that are perfect for snuggling? Or the leaves that transform into a kaleidoscope of colors? Well it’s certainly none of the above. Why? Because Texas is still hot as heck, and the leaves always seem to rudely ignore miss the changing colors memo. But it’s not all bad here…

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