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May 31, 2013

Hey there, remember me? The blogger whole randomly stopped blogging for a week unintentionally? Sorry about that. This last week has been kinda… random for lack of a better word, and events that took place took me away from my laptop/ the internet and the blogging world altogether. (I didn’t even read other blogs!) Not to mention that when I finally DID get home and around all that blogging stuff, all I wanted to do was lay down and read. So I did. And now I feel like I can share what was going on…

Last week the bf’s grandmother passed. It wasn’t a shock, but still something that kinda shakes up your lives a bit. Because of the holiday weekend the funeral was moved to this week. The funeral was really beautiful, and the weather decided to cooperate (it was touch and go for a little bit) and I got to meet some of his family for the first time which was nice. The downside to all this? It kinda brought back some well buried memories of my own grandparents funerals. Since I wasn’t blogging then you don’t really know the story but here’s a short version:

A few years ago my grandparents (that I was super close to) on my mother’s side both passed away within a few months of each other. My grandmother had been ill for a while and was actually just starting to turn around for the better when we found out my grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At his age he wasn’t willing to go through the treatment and was starting to lose weight and take a turn for the worse. It was a really sad and hard time for not only my mother but her whole family and I spent a majority of my weekends driving to see them. One morning I received a phone call from my mom saying that my grandmother was in the hospital with an infection and that she was unresponsive. This was a huge flip for me because the weeks before I was preparing for something to happen with my grandfather, not her and I was less prepared. I drove up to the hospital and spent the day there talking to her even though she didn’t respond and just kinda being there. A day or so later the kids (my mother and her siblings) got together and decided to pull the plug basically. My grandmother had a DNR and was basically only around because the machines where breathing for her. It was pretty rough, telling someone goodbye. I don’t really even know if she was “there” to hear me. What was even harder was watching my grandfather tell the love of his life goodbye.

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After the funeral my family spent a lot of time going back and forth to visit my grandfather constantly. My grandparents were the couple that most people aspire to be. They truly loved each other. I would remember staying at their house while my mom was out of town for work and when my grandmother went to be she would kiss my grandpa on the top of his balding head three times. I think my family knew as much as I did that he wouldn’t last long after she passed. He stopped eating, ended up back in the hospital several times and pretty much just lost the will to be around. A few months after her passing my grandfather passed as well. The funeral felt so familiar, it was like deja vu. That was a pretty rough time for me. I think the things I miss the most is not being able to just call them up or hear their voices. I used to tease my grandfather about his thinning hair and I miss the card games. My grandpa taught me to fish, and my grandma taught me to bake. I miss the Vernors in the garage, the iris garden, the basement pool table and endless amounts of hugs/ kisses and love.

I’m lucky to still have one remaining grandfather left in my family. And although he is also growing older, and cant remember who I am at times, spending time with him and being able to make him smile and laugh are going to be memories I cherish after he passes.

So, after these thoughts I leave you with this. Keep your family close, tell them you love them. Because after they pass, the hard part is not being able to tell them anymore.

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Happy Friday night everyone! Are you excited for a long holiday weekend? I’m looking forward to the extra day myself, since school started (last class yo!) I feel like I haven’t had enough time to actually get my house in order for spring/ summer. Which, probably doesn’t matter much since today was 47 degrees in Detroit.

Yep, I’ll repeat that… 47 degrees, in Detroit, on May 24th.

I was so frustrated coming home form class last night in the cold. I’ve been waiting for the flowers in my vertical garden to root a bit before I can tip it up (supposed to wait three weeks! I’m super impatient…) and I’ve already had to replace two rows once due to a random frost. Needless to say I last minute threw a paint drop cloth over the bugger last night in hopes that it would prevent yet another frost kill. We’ll see in a day or two if I was successful.

ANNNNNNNNYWAYS….. Speaking of school, our project this week is to recreate our faces, out of clippings from magazines in a complimentary color scale. Our prof suggested that we test our glue out prior to doing this project for real (I guess some glues warp the paper or something). So, last night I decided to cut up a bunch of strip of text and create my own little version of this project. I present to you…. my skull-face with sunglasses art!

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Kinda cool huh? Well there’s been a few things floating around on Pinterest kinda similar like this and I found this and also this one from Sarah. So I decided to “test out my glue” and make something along those lines.

First I drew out my design on one side of a piece of printer paper (you could also just print something… you know… if you weren’t out of printer ink like me ;)). Make sure it’s a simple shape like something you’d pick for an easy pumpkin carving.

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Ok, got your drawing/ print? Flip it over (yep you read that right) we are going to glue on the backside of the print. Next I cut up a whole bunch of thin strips from magazines. I tried to keep it mostly black and white text with some hints of color. After I cut the strips I glued them down a few at a time you know, to “test” my glue.

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After they grid I flipped the image back over so that the sketch was face up and then cut out my image with an Exacto knife.  Tip: To keep lines smooth while you’re cutting use fluid movements. Some people like to move the item they are cutting vs. moving the knife too much too.

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Cool beans, all cut out. I cut out some sunglasses and glued everything down onto some mount board with spray mount. After I glued it I realized that I wanted the glasses to stand out a little more so I went over them with some craft paint.

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Then just cut down the mount board, pop it into a frame and you’re ready to hang. Easy right?photophotoA

The best part? I actually had everything already in my craft supplies so the cost for this quick DIY art? $0. You can’t beat that.

What do you think? What other easy DIY projects have you seen lately? Anything that costs almost nothing?

I will be back periodically over the weekend but if you don’t stop back I wish you all a happy, safe and relaxing Memorial Day!

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Why hello blog friends. How’s your Wednesday going so far? I’m running a little behind today (shh… don’t tell anyone). Yesterday was a super late night with class… and we have DOOZY of a project ahead. I have to make a collage of my face with magazine clippings using only 2 complimentary colors & the colors they make when mixed together in 7 steps. So pretty much I need to go buy a boatload of glue sticks, throw some recorded shows on the TV and go at it for…. hours.

But anyways, enough of that… It’s Wednesday! Which means it’s Wish List Day. Every Wednesday I post items that I’ve personally added to my wish list. Since we are stuck right in the middle of our Etsy Color Series we are going to continue on with Green today! But before I get ahead of myself: If you haven’t seen the past colors of this series check them out! Here is Black & White, Red, Orange and Yellow.

Ok! Back to green. I picked 14 great items from Etsy so let’s get started! Continue Reading…

Today: 🙂

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So, I’ve found and loved several things this week across the blog-world and felt that I need to share with you. If you’ve already seen these, I apologize, but they were too good and too inspiring/ swoon-worthy to not repost. I don’t think this will be a WEEKLY thing, but probably happening every once in a while over the course of time.

blackKraft-Main-thumbThe Inspired Office Store {Wishlisted for sure!}

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Pets On FurniturePets on Furniture | Desire to Inspire {totally participating in this next week!}

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Typography Cake | A Subtle Revelry [how freaking cool?!]

Have a very lovely weekend everyone! I’m looking forward to some gardening, fun DIY projects, being outside in this lovely weather and some painting homework! 🙂

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Sometime I Dabble…

May 15, 2013

Has anyone tried Dabble yet? This popped up somehow in my view this week and I’m interested to try it. Although they haven’t started anything in Detroit just yet they are letting people vote for what they want. Kind of a cool Idea don’t you think?

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If you’ve tried this let me know how it went!

 

 

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Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s finally nice out here and I’m super stoked for the nice weather. It’s also my Month-Old Blogoversary! I’m looking to bump up the number of likes on my Facebook page and host a giveaway after we reach 100 *likes*. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, follow this blog through email (hell- follow me on instagram you’ll get pictures of cute dogs)… Think of it like a month-old birthday gift to my blog 😉 Shameless self-promotion I know…

It’s Wish List Wednesday and we’re back for our fourth installment of the Etsy color series. Miss the first three colors? Click these links to see them; White & Black, Red and Orange. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

**REMINDER: Last week Benton Park Prints (one of the shops feature for ORANGE) Graciously offered 20% off their shop for all CREATIVE LIFE ANTICS readers. This offer expires 5/22/13. Use Promo Code: ANTICS **
If you take advantage of this offer please *like* Benton Park Prints and Creative Life Antics on Facebook.

This week’s color is YELLOW. Which is perfect for the nice weather we are FINALLY having. I was a little angry to wake up Monday morning to frost. And when I got home after work I noticed that it did indeed kill about two rows of plants in my new vertical garden planter. Hopefully this weekend I can take those out and replace them. I have 2 weeks until I can turn it fully up-right and when I can I’ll show you a whole reveal post. Until then… lets get back to YELLOW! We’ve got ten great products this round so lets get started!

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one // Everyone’s luggage looks the same these day when it’s coming around the carousal and usually by this time everyone’s grumpy from traveling. Make yours and someone else’s day with this humorous luggage tag from Cest Superbe Labels. This would put a smile on my face, and I would TOTALLY call out that person’s name.

two // Ok, we all know that white ceramic is HUGE right now. But lets not forget to give some love to the other colorful ceramic creatures out there. Like this cute owl piggy bank from Fruit Fly Pie. The bottom of this bank twists off for easy access to the cash inside. Which is good, I would never want to break this guy open… [sidenote: just realized I had purchased from this shop before. I bought the small yellow pig and he sits on my bedroom night stand collecting stuff from my pockets! I love him!]

three // The cute cupcake liners from Simply Wrappers are all sort of springy and I love them! Going to buy a few of these for my “liner stash” which is a real thing people. The bf wanted cake the other day so I made cupcakes and gave him a list of what liners he could chose from.

four // Technically this has other colors than just yellow in it, but I love this necklace so much I’m willing to make and exception. Crafted by Bevin Bold this is such a perfect piece for a number of outfits in my closet. Plus it also has mint green, which is such a huge color this season.

five // So, you know how women before they get married day-dream and plan out their wedding day? Honestly, I haven’t done that… pinterest kinda started me thinking about all that crap, but the only thing I’ve really put thought into are the invites. I literally sit on Pinterest and Etsy and judge invites. These are really genius wedding invitations using the basic Panton color swatch style. Created by MikioDesign I love the simplicity and bold color. There’s also some other really great color to chose from so check these out!

six // Nothing goes better than yellow and grey and this simple chevron piece by MrsEliotBooks is a great example. Gotta love the subtle chevron shape and the variety of textures within the print.

seven // Back on my pillow quest for my living room… how cute is this pillow from SkinnyLaminx?! I love it! *Adds to my list of options*

eight // It’s the beginning of wedding season which means at my age you probably know about a half dozen couples getting married this year. Which on top of that means you have a half dozen gifts to buy, wrap and present to the bride and groom to be. Buying wedding gifts can be exhausting and boring when it’s the same type of items over and over again so do yourself a favor, get something off of their registry and then give them something a bit more personal  or handmade. Trust me, they’ll love that you put some thought into their wedding gift. This print from Apple Blossom Print is a perfect example of a personal gift.

nine // Ok, I swear it’s the last pillow I’ll show you… for this week. But who doesn’t LOVE the geometric texture? It’s incredible! Created by White Nest.

ten // As a lover of old vintage things this old postbox from Cab Art Vintage would make a great addition to the wall of any home. Maybe use it to pass love notes back and forth between you and your significant other. ❤ Awe, dreamy.

So what do you think? Great stuff right? If you love the products go give the Etsy shop owner some love!

Have your own shop? Would you like to be featured or to sponsor a giveaway? Shoot me an email!

Have a great Wednesday people!

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So… you may have noticed that there’s a pretty big change to the layout of the blog today. I really love the look of organized posts so I made the change to this new format. Confusing? In the upper right corner on the home page there’s a button that you can use to change the way the page lays out for you. Let me know what you think. Color might change, and maybe a few more tweaks, but overall I’m really loving the new feel.

But back to today’s post… the other day during my lunch break I decided to take a stroll through my local Home Goods store and see what they had to offer. I should have known better. Its almost impossible for me to go to that store without buying something. And in all honesty I had 3 items in my cart ready to buy when I noticed the time and the LINE… holy cow that thing was 20 deep.

So luckily… or un-luckily I made it out of the store without spending a dime. But I plan to go back next week.  If they items I wanted to buy are still there… I’ll take it as a divine sign that I was meant to take them home (or its just pure luck).

I did however take pictures of some of the items I loved, but wasn’t looking to bring home with me.
Sorry for the quality all iPhone pics taken in a sneaky way so I didn’t look weird.

Do you guys window shop on your lunch breaks? Do you end up coming home with half the store? I might have a problem…

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Happy Monday! This weekend was JAM PACKED full of activities and I can’t WAIT to share what I was up to. First though, before I go any further I must say:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DETROIT RED WINGS ON ADVANCING TO ROUND TWO!! 
(I tried to stay awake to watch the game, but it was a losing battle. Instead I just checked FB in the morning, Ducks you gave us a run for our money but ultimately Hockey Town prevailed. Wont lie though, nervous about this next round against Chicago. It’s going to be brutal!)

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Moving on… Like I said, this weekend was CRAZY BUSY. Friday after work the rooms and I had to run downtown to go grab our packets for our COLOR ME RAD: DETROIT race on Saturday morning. Some last minute need to find a long sleeve white shirt because its only 50° in detroit this weekend. #WTF, I’m over the cold. BRING ME SUNSHINE AND 70s PLEASE.

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It’s reveal day for my Spring Pinterest Challenge! This was my first time doing a challenge during the actual challenge time. Even though I’m late to do my reveal. Next challenge I promise I’ll be better! The Pinterest Challenge was the creation of Katie Bower from Bower Power and every season Katie and Sherry (from Young House Love) challenge themselves, two co-hosts (this challenge it’s Emily & Renee) and their readers to stop pinning and actually create something by finding inspiration and putting their own twist on it. But anyways… to the good stuff…

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Last week I show you my inspiration here. But to recap I’ll show my mood board:

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I attempted my hand at making a starburst-ish mirror. And I am proud to say that I accomplished my goal with all fingers in-tact, only minimal amounts of swearing and for only $10.

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Tah dah! It still needs to be hung, I know… I’m a bad blogger. With school starting this week I was pushed WAY farther back than I had really even imagined.

UPDATE: Here’s the mirror hung up in my bedroom!

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Below is a gallery tutorial on how I was able to accomplish this. I’m pretty proud of myself I must say. It’s not perfect, but I love it. I made a ton of mistakes and was super frustrated at times but it’s done and I’m happy.

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So, what do you think? I’m anxious to hear your thoughts! Did anyone else do the Spring Pinterest Challenge? If so share your link in the comments. I’d love to see the results!

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Linking up with East Coast Creative for the Creating with the Stars Contest!!

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Hey Everyone!

I’m about to interrupt this DIY love-fest blog for something a bit more …personal.

Ok, wow… guys, not THAT personal.

What I mean is, something that kinda hits close to home. See, I have a younger sister Jordan who is 19. Which blows my mind. Honestly, how did she get SO OLD, SO FAST?! Who, like myself has a passion to create things whether it 562513_988303989127_1413923726_nbe a t-shirt company out of tie dyed shirts that she sold to her schoolmates, painted old skateboards, some seriously amazing monochromatic paintings of musicians and also throwing events.

This time the event in particular I’m talking about is called Hoops for Harms. Now, before I get into the details I just want to brag some more. Jordan is finishing her sophomore year at Michigan State University. She’s planning on being a Communications Major wanting to work with professional sport teams. She’s also a graduate of Detroit Country Day School. A private school located in the suburbs of Michigan that focuses on preparing their students for college while requiring them to remain active in sports, clubs, the arts and volunteer work. Students that have graduated from her school are some of the most well-rounded individuals I’ve ever met (at 17/18 years old!). Another great thing about DCDS is that it focuses not only on the success of their current students, but also their graduates. Which come back into play in this case…

So, back to the event… Hoops for Harms was dreamed up and created by Jordan last year as a basketball tournament fundraiser for a elementary school in Detroit where Jordan and my step-mom have both spent hours volunteering, Harms Elementary. Harms like many other schools in Michigan has limited funds to provide materials teachers and students need in order to get a proper education. Small items like books, crayons, pencils and paper are in short supply. Many of the students whose second language is English are living in a poverty-stricken area of Detroit and come to school without hats or gloves in the winter. Upon seeing this issues Jordan decided to create a basketball fundraiser tournament to raise money for the supplies and items needed at Harms. Last year she sent emails and letters to members of her family, friends and local businesses to raise awareness. She also held a meeting with the Headmaster of DCDS to acquire space in their gym to hold the event. DCDS Not only provided the gym, they also made Harms Elementary their “little brother” school for the year. In a two month time she was able to acquire 8 teams of four, a boatload of school supplies and $575 dollars for Harms. This year she’s looking to make the event bigger and better.

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Hoops for Harms will be a 4 on 4 tournament held on Saturday June 29th at 9AM. It will take place at the Cooper Gymnasium at Detroit Country Day High School. This year they are asking the teams to raise $20 per team to play (that’s $5 a player people). Like last year other donations of hats and gloves are greatly appreciated. If you have a team that would like to compete or have any questions regarding this event please use the contact form below. Did I mention that the tournament winners get trophies and bragging rights for a year?

I will of course be in attendance helping out in any way that I can. And I hope to see some familiar faces. If you are interested in just making a donation to the school please, please, please fill out the form below. This is a great cause, and I’m super proud of my little sis. You will be seeing a lot more from her in the future, I guarantee it.

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What’s up you lovely people? It’s Wish List Wednesday and we’re back for our third installment of the Etsy color series. Miss the first two colors? See it White & Black and Red. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

Orange is the color this week and its one of my favorite colors! I love the bold stand out quality and depth of all the shades of orange. Eleven spectacular items to follow so lets get to it…

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1// This sweet print from handz is a great play on one of my favorite line from this Gary Allen song. A great reminder to enjoy the art of “getting there” in life. Plus the typography of ride literally has me swooning.

2// Who doesn’t love a great vintage desk? Unfortunately this desk sold last November to some lucky person. who… may or may not want to start keeping a better eye on their piece…

3// Yep, I’m obsessed. I love everything type. Whats better than small type? BIG TYPE. I love this big “h” from Hindsvik. I want to hang it on my “Art Wall”.

4// Every girl has to own some sort of chunky necklace. I have…. several. Wouldn’t this be a sweet addition to my collection? I don’t have an orange one…. yet. Created by stonesartisanjewelry.

5// There seems to be a trend of flour sacks as the perfect cleaning towel right now instead of paper towel, which isn’t very environmentally friendly. So if you’re going to be environmentally friendly, you need to do it in style. Nicely made by SproutedDesigns.

6// This orange clock from uncommon is made to be a focal point on your wall. Add in some great B&W prints surrounding the clock for a bold statement.

7// Honestly, I love Chicago. I’m a Detroit girl born and raised but would pretty much drop everything to live in Chicago for a few years. Lovely skyline print from Benton Park Prints.

UPDATE: This vendor was so excited to be featured that they’ve offered a coupon code for 20% from their shop BENTON PARK PRINTS for Creative Life Antic Readers and Fans until 5/22/13. Coupon code: ANTICS

8// Although not orange in color, orange in scent is just as good. I’m a citrus and fruity scent person at heart and I can only imagine how good my hands will smell after using this! Crafted by Frog Goes to Market.

9// What stands out to me the most about this orange leather cuff bracelet is the braid. It looks so complicated but effortless at the same time. Very boho chic. Great job by JustLena (which I should mention is so super close to my own name… weird!)

10// THIS MUG (from symmetrical pottery). Oh my gosh. Stood out from the page in the most incredible way. Mom if you’re reading… add this to my christmas list. There’s also some really cool dog bowls too!

11// Love this fantastic glass bowl from UneekGlassFusions how cool would this look with some apples and bananas?

Well, that wraps up this week’s wish list. Which item is your favorite?

On a more personal note yesterday marked the first day of my last class in my Graphic Design Degree. Yay. So expect some homework related posts. A lot of painting and color theory. Maybe I’ll post our assignments on here and you guys can try them yourself. What do you think? Hopefully these late nights at school won’t throw off my blogging too much. I’m still planning on participating in my challenges so keep and eye out for those!

Have a great Wednesday!

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Well… it’s been a hugely busy weekend around my household and sadly there’s not a ton to show for it. I spent three days power washing, scrubbing, more power washing and staining my deck. Dealt with some anti-neighborly love from my association board, took out a few trees and FINALLY got my Christmas present out of its box. Oh and had a girls night out and celebrated Cinco de Tequila… (that’s the proper terminology)

So in a nutshell here is my weekend via photos.

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I’m busy working on my projects and reveals for the Challenges I’m participating in, and working on finishing up all the touch-ups and staging of the items on my deck for the final before and after reveal.

What did you get accomplished this weekend? Did anyone else celebrate Cinco de Tequila?

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Challenges

May 2, 2013

So, when I decided to start this blog part of my goal was to start challenging myself to actually create the things I’ve been “pinning” or have been thinking about for a looooooong time. And since we all know other bloggers have this same issue it’s nice when we are forced coerces into actually doing it.

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The lovely Katie Bower from Bower Power Blog and Sherry from Young House Love have been issuing what they call the Pinterest Challenge for a while now (each season they challenge themselves and their readers to stop pinning and start doing) and this will be the first time I’ve actually participated. They ask the participants to find a project you’ve pinned, cite the sources of inspiration for it and then put your own twist on it. They give you about a week to get your project done, and then you share it on their sites with other readers and bloggers. Then people comment, tell you you’re amazing and we all live happily ever after. Well… thats the way I see it.

So, for my challenge I have decided on remaking over my old ugly bedroom mirror into something new. These are some images that inspired my project…

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So, as you can see I have my hands full this week.

BUT WAIT…. THERE’S MORE…. (in my best infomercial voice).

I have also decided to sign up for The Rookie DIY Challenge posted on Challenge Loop by “The Rookies” themselves Casey & Bridget from DIY Playbook.

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Luckily this one ends May 29th, so I don’t have to get it done right away. But I’m equally Excited for this one too! I’ve got some ideas swimming in my head but nothing too solid just yet. I’ll be sure to keep you in the know though.

On top of all this, I think next month I’m going to start my own little challenge series. Challenging myself to take on more than just an itty bitty craft project and more of a redo-rework project. Still working that idea out.

So what do you think? Are you going to join these fun challenges too? I’m excited to see what everyone is planning. If you have a blog and have posted your inspiration I’d love to see it. Leave a link in the comments, and good luck!

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Whew, what a week so far. First, I apologize for being MIA for the last few days. I’m planning on working hard on some really great projects this weekend (much bigger than I’ve worked on recently) and I’ve been wrappingg my head around everything that I need to purchase for it, setting aside time to do it between work and DETROIT RED WINGS PLAYOFFS (name drop much?). I promise I will share all the busy details soon. Until then I’ll let you all ponder what’s going on by looking at this truly horrible photo.

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Yup, my deck. I need to get this baby ready for spring/ summer… since you know, it finally decided to arrive.

HOWEVER, it’s Wish List Wednesday and we’re back for our second installment of the Etsy color series. Miss the first installment? See it here. Why Etsy? I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

Red is the theme this week and I’ve got some real knockouts! AND I was able to limit myself to ten. It was hard, and there were some GREAT items that just barely didn’t make the list.

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1// Who doesn’t like cake for breakfast? If I wore this button I could actually have cake for breakfast… right? This wonderful design is created by Instant Awesome.

2// Big, bright, bold and totally mouth-watering. I love the simplicity and quirkiness of this necklace by Venicia Creations would be the perfect addition to my collection.

3// I’m pretty much a ‘tea-oholic’ these days and there’s nothing better than your favorite tea in a pretty cup. This cup and saucer combo from bloodymarianne is fantastic! I love the strip/ solid combo. I think I need to start replacing all my tea cups now…

4// Let’s not kid around, succulents are HUGE right now. And while I might have a green thumb outside… it doesn’t always translate that way to my inside plants. Thus why succulents are perfect for me. They don’t require constant attention. This petite planter by dachshundinthedesert brings the perfect pop of color and earthy edge. I think they would look amazing in a set of three or four on my dining room table. And it comes WITH a plant. How much easier can it get?

5// Ok, so this clock by EuroVintage is technically ‘red-orange’ but the red part came first (solid argument, right?). I love the look of the classic alarm clocks about as much as I dread the sound of them. I have not and never will be a morning person. Seriously, just ask my parents. However, I’m not above buying one to set in my room to make it LOOK like I’m a morning person. I love the pop of color. And since thats generally how I style my home, this would look great on my nightstand. Ok, maybe on the bf’s side… 😉

6// I found these totally awesome key rings a while ago and can’t get over how unique of an idea this is by nanehandmade. Love the geometric painting and color selection they have. For someone who loses their keys as much as I do I should get the brightest one, that way they’ll be easier to find.

7// So, I have a baking addiction. You might already know that. And there was QUITE the story of how I finally acquired my KitchenAid stand mixer, (I might tell you it sometime… lets just say that it involved (4) mixers being purchased… accidentally.) so this spunky art piece by ohdearmolly DESERVES a spot on my art wall.

8// Being a graphic designer at heart I love vintage packaging. When I saw this old typewriter ribbon can from Antiquissimo it brought a smile to my face. Old items like these are a great reminder that simple colors and type can often be the best kind of packaging.

9// This vintage retro pitcher/ kettle from TheRetroBottega reminds me of the one my mom used while camping to make our hot chocolate. That one was black, but it holds great camping memories. I wonder why kind of memories this one holds as well.

10// Finally, I’m on the hunt for new pillows & cases for my couch in the living room, the ones I have are…. unattractive? So, when I saw the bright color and pattern on these embossed velvet cases by sestras they immediately went on my possibility list. Which has now reached an all-time high of about 100 different cases. I really need to pair that thing down to six… or so.