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Proud Student Moment

September 18, 2013

Dropping in real quick because I’m having a proud student moment. I just finished my graphic design degree from Oakland Community College (Orchard Ridge campus) which is a school where all the professors and teachers are professionals in the field that they teach. Once of the adjunct teachers there was a guy by the name of Bryan Rubenacker and when he wasn’t teaching he was running a fairly successful side business where he made these awesome painting of dogs doing all sorts of stuff. In fact one of his paintings is a permanent fixture on the hit TV show Two Broke Girls.

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Anyways, he stopped teaching (at least at my school) the semester after I had him, he blew up in the artist world side of things and couldn’t do both full time.

Why am I telling you all this?

Well, I hopped over to Fab today from looking at things on Katie Bower’s post and happened to be perusing around and then BAM. Out of nowhere… I noticed some work that looked frighteningly familiar.

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Yep, my old (he’s not old… don’t read into that) teacher’s work is being featured on Fab.com and prints of his work are being sold for $18! Go check it out. (Check out his Etsy shop too!) I’m going to continue my excited “That was my teacher” phase all around the office and become the most annoying fan ever.

proud student moment.

anyways, this post-grad out.

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Open for Business

September 17, 2013

Morning guys! I’m so excited to share with you guys today the opening week of the Creative Life Antics Etsy shop!

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This has been a long term goal of mine for a while and I’m glad I finally pulled the trigger. Right now it’s kinda empty but over the next few months I’ll be posting new listing for downloadable files, printed cards and artwork, some jewelry, painting and small wood crafts! In order to celebrate this small opening I’m offering my very first FREE PRINTABLE!

A lot of bloggers offer free printables each month I’m going to start creating some of my very own. I’m offering up a free download of my very first item in my shop. Yay.

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To get your copy please visit the free DOWNLOAD HERE —–> DO YOU FULL COLOR

Other colors are available for a small fee in my shop!

Stop in, tell me what you think and tell your friends!

Also while we are on the subject of telling your friends… Share the link for week THREE of SYTYC projects! This week are are tackling Birthday Crafts in honor of the most popular birthday in the United States! Hopefully you’ll stop by and pick your favorites!

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I was supposed to get my tutorial up for my dresser today, but last week was such a blur I barely got anything done. I will be up soon for sure. I guess I need to stop making blog promises I cant keep! I do however promise that after the competition is all said and done we will get back to some regular programming around here. Between work, SYTYC projects, life, blog projects outside of SYTYC the Etsy shop opening and family stuff my life has been all over the place. Thanks for being patient and sticking it out with me. I’m almost done with my craft for next week! So here’s hoping I make it into the next round!

I’ll be back for sure on Thursday with a fitness post in collaboration with Bonnie from The Pin Junkie as part of blog pal. Here’s to hoping I get a post up tomorrow too. 😉

Thanks for sticking with me!

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Happy Monday Fans! A VERY happy Monday indeed… I’ll skip all the B.S. right away and tell you what you want to hear… I promised you a GIVEAWAY if I reached 100+ Facebook likes and I’m gad to say that it’s finally here. In-fact, I’m well-over 200 likes! First I just want to say THANK YOU! I’m so shocked at the love and support from complete strangers that I’ve received from blogging and can tell you that I’m in it for the long haul… Continue Reading…

It’s Wish List Wednesday and we are back for our FINAL Esty Color Series post! I hope you’ve really enjoyed them, I know I have! Next week we are going back to my regular Wish List posts, but I’ve enjoy the “themes” so I’m going to stick with them! And of course I’m still going to feature some of my favorite Etsy shops!

Anyways, did you miss the first few colors? Click these links to see them; White & BlackRed,  OrangeYellowGreen, Blue & Purple. 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.

Swag Policy: Before we get to it just a reminder that the items listed below are chosen because *I* love them. This is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to pick these items. Sometimes a shop will offer discounts or a giveaway to myself and my readers and that is purely on their at their discretion. All reviews and thoughts– good or bad– are *my* thoughts. Need more legal jargon? Check out my disclaimers.

This week we’re going pink, which is normally my least favorite color. But I gotta tell you, I’m completely in love with today’s items! Maybe I’m heading to the “dark side”. 😉

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one // Raise you hand if you love to get flowers. Ok, now raise your hand if you hate having to get rid of them a week later because they’ve died off. I love getting flowers, and try to make them last as long as possible, but they always die off eventually and I’m stuck cleaning another vase. Enter these pink ombre paper flowers by Flower Thyme. Just think, you never have to change their water, never have to cut the ends, they can be placed anywhere in your home and look great forever. Sold. The other great thing about these flowers? They come in so many different colors to coordinate with your decor. You could use these for a wedding bouquet and ALWAYS be able to keep your “flowers” as a keepsake.

two // I’ve been seeing these animal magnets all over the internet lately and I’ve gotta say these hot pink ones from Original Animal Magnet are probably my favorite so far. I love the dinosaurs and it makes me giggle like a twelve year old that their butts are sticking out. I’m mature, I know.

three // Finding out my friends are pregnant is like giving myself a challenge to put together the coolest, nerdiest baby gift ever. I’m adding this Batman Onesie by Dearly Loved Boutique to my list of staples. I wonder if I can find a Robin one?

four // And while we are on the topic of baby gifts, these Cotton Candy lollipops made by The Groovy Baker would make a great addition to a baby shower favor, or wedding favor or heck… my next birthday party. They have a touch of vanilla flavor, bubblegum and lemon and have sprinkles in them! Yummy…

five // Another hot trend? Colorful cooking utensils! Everybody and their brother are dipping their utensils and adding some neap flare to their kitchen. I think these Neon Pink Spoons from Wind and Willow Home would be a great gift for any mom. Check out all their colors and the BOWLS! #inlovewiththebowls.

six // I don’t know about you, but this spring summer has been dress season for me (which is highly unusual). So when I found this pink dress from Jennifer Lilly Designs I was pretty stoked to add it to my round up this week. I love the cool hummingbird design and simple shape of the dress. This is something that would work well for my… um… curves.

seven // I really love the pop of color these Pink Agate/ Geode coasters (by OCEANSOMIND) would bring to a room. I tend to design and decorate with big neutral pieces and bring in the color through the pillows and accessories and I think this would be an awesome small statement piece.

eight // I really like this tea towel featuring a fun geometric bird in a bright poppy color. Pretty much any geometric animal will entice me. And yet another way to bring color into your kitchen. Created by OELWEIN (this shop also makes prints, bags and cards too!)

nine // Having a sense of humor is probably one of the most attractive features found in anyone. What better way to show it off than by wearing it proudly? I literally laughed out loud when I found this tank by Coup. What a fun quirky addition to any wardrobe.

ten // EVERY kid needs a piggy bank. Every. Single. One. And these banks by The Pig Pen are customizable. So put your kid’s name on it. Teach them to save… so they can buy power tools and shoes when they get older….. oh wait, that was me.

eleven // I LOVE the pattern on this hanging lamp by Lucent Lampworks. I think it’d be awesome over a dining table or in a little girls room.

twelve // White kitchens with super nice subway tile are all the rage right now. So designers are pulling in color and personalization through colorful dishes, cookware and bakeware. These gorgeous nesting measuring cups are a great piece to add to your glass cabinet. Something to show off for sure. Handmade by Gray December.

And that’s it! The last color in the Etsy Color Series! I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be back next week for Wish List Wednesday with a wood and shimmer theme.

Enjoy the rest of your HUMP day!

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It’s Wish List Wednesday THURSDAY and we’re back for our sixth installment of the Etsy color series. I’m soooo off track this week guys, but I’m still moving ahead, full-steam… errr ok, half-steam…  Ok, the fact that I’m still posting, still crafting and still going to class is a bloody miracle right now. Did you miss the first few colors? Click these links to see them; White & BlackRed,  OrangeYellowGreen and Blue. 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.

This week is purple… and I’ll be honest it’s probably my second least favorite color. Following pink (which happens to be next week’s color). However. I did find some really great items that make me think of purple in a whole different light.

Swag Policy: Before we get to it just a reminder that the items listed below are chosen because *I* love them. This is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to pick these items. Sometimes a shop will offer discounts or a giveaway to myself and my readers and that is purely on their at their discretion. All reviews and thoughts– good or bad– are *my* thoughts. However if you are interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway please drop me a line here. Need more legal jargon? Check out my disclaimers.

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one // I love the pattern on this scarf made by Urbe. It’s not TOO much purple which makes it a perfect fit for people with purple phobias like myself.

two // Back to my clock fetish (seriously, what is this?!) I love the whimsy Le Luni created with this elephant clock. This would be awesome in a little kids room. Or even for a big kid like myself. I actually do have a semi-cool collection of elephant figurines. Maybe I need to start collecting clocks too?

three // Speaking as someone who is obsessed with old letterpress when I found this really cool idea of using a type tray for a jewelry holder I had to have one. I made one for myself and one for my old roommate. Let me tell you, it’s not that easy. Save yourself the frustration and check out these really lovely designs & colors from Black Forest Cottage. There’s even some with doors!

four // Everyone knows that trends stem from things we see in life, TV and online. So of course when Serena on Gossip Girl has these amazing butterflies on her wall in her bedroom they because the next big thing. I’ve seen them replicated by designers like Julia of Chris Loves Julia when she used them in her daughter’s bedroom. And while I’m not a girly girl myself I LOVE the idea of doing something similar. (maybe my office?) These paper butterflies are crafted by Jannie Cut.

five // My roommate’s dog has more collars than I do shoes. Not joking. She’s momma’s baby girl and I think this purple chevron collar by Pugs2Persians would look great on her. Maybe it’ll be Lily’s Christmas gift 😉

six // You know how sometimes you wear bracelets and it hurts to rest your arm on something? No? Maybe it’s just me… Either way, these bracelets from Lyla Accessories look super comfy to wear. I love that they are stackable. This purple one comes in a group of three!

seven //  I’m not entirely sure what it is about teardrop earrings, but I love the shape. And honestly for someone that’s not always the biggest purple fan, these are something I would totally wear for a *pop* of color. Created by OhKoul (who’s been featured before! Clearly I just love their shop!)

eight // This recycled glass soap dispenser is GORGEOUS. I think this would make the perfect touch to a half bath or guest bathroom as a “glam” piece. Love this shop: Rail19

nine // Iris’s always make my think of my lovely grandmother who I miss DEARLY. I love this print by Shannon Pix. What a great way to remember her.

ten // I mentioned earlier above and probably since I started this blog my love for letterpress prints. I’ve had this particular print favorited for a LOOOOOONG time. Mom if you’re reading this, this print is officially on my Christmas List. Now just to find a place to put it… Lovely job by Print And Be Merry.

eleven // I couldn’t just stop at ten this week (I know, you’re shocked). This cardboard light is captivating to look at. Those angles! The texture! The SHAPE!. Swooning… created by Werk Depot.

And that’s a wrap for purple. Did you see anything above that you liked? Who has suggestions for me for PINK?

Have a great evening guys!

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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…

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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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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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. 

Porcelain Bowl

April 27, 2013

No, I’m not talking about the toilet… although if you wanted to– I guess you could paint that too. I’m talking about using a porcelain paint pen to decorate a bowl, or cup or tray… whatever you heart desires.

I was at Michael’s the other day and found a Pebeo Porcelain 150 Pen. These range in different sized tips but I grabbed a 1.2 mm. In hindsight I’d probably grab a smaller one in the future. I already had some small white dishes I found in the Ikea “as is” section for 65¢ each because they were part of a bigger collection and one was missing.

I removed the price tag, washed them and then read the instructions on the paint pen. Per my pen, if I wanted to make the art dishwasher safe I needed to paint it on, wait 24hrs and then bake for 35 mins at 150˚.

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Easy. I grabbed a chair, my furry footrest and started painting.

Meet my fuzzy footrest: Ziggy

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What do you think? Tomorrow I’ll pop it into the oven and voila! New place to throw my earings when I crawl into bed. 🙂

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Cost Breakdown:

  • Bowl to decorate: 65¢
  • Porcelain Pen: $9

Total: $9.65.
AKA seriously cheap.

Are you working on any quick and easy projects today? I’m working on my vertical garden, a mirror project and taking the time to cook out on the grill. Hope you enjoy your Saturday! 

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It’s Wednesday, so that mean’s it’s wish list day! Every Wednesday check back for some items from my wish list. This week we are starting the Etsy Color Series. Each Wednesday I will pick one color and search Etsy for some of my favorite items from some fabulous shops.  Why Etsy? Well, since stumbling upon the marketplace way back when I’ve had a dream of being able to sell and showcase my art in my very own shop. I think promoting and sharing fellow shop owners and their products is a great way to build good karma for my future shop. Let’s get started!

This week being the very first week of this series I wanted to start with Black and White. This classic combination is hitting the design and home decor world by force this season. People are falling in love with the contrast and dramatic effect it adds. It’s easy to jump on this band wagon by adding some of these great finds to your home either in art or wardrobe.

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AMAZING RIGHT? I couldn’t just decide on (10) so I added a few more… I know, I know… “moderation Justynn”.

1// Everyone knows I have a love for typography and numbers. This graphic print from EduBarba caught my eye months ago and I’ve been coming back to it ever since. Check out their shop too, because if you like the simpleness of this print you’ll pretty much fall in love with everything else in there.

2// I LOVE wooden cursive typography (get it?). This vintage chic love sign from Old New Again wold make a lovely addition to a master bedroom. I also want their light blue *cook* sign. I think it’d go great with my yellow bake one in my kitchen.

3// The humor behind this Prozac Molecule Mug makes me want to get a few to pass out at my office… 😉 I’m kidding… kinda.  Created by LL Townley Ceramic.

4// Detroit is MY CITY and I would purchase this piece in a heartbeat. In fact I’m currently placing it on my purchase list for my next extra-cash-need-to-spend day. There are a ton more cities in the MrCityPrinting shop for you to find the one that means the most to you. All as wonderfully detailed.

5// Part of planning to open your own Etsy shop include how you want to brand and package your goods. I think stamps are not only cost effective for packaging but also add a unique handmade touch. This stamp from Extase is graphic and memorable.

6// This poster by albiedesigns pretty much describes my household after a long work week. Now if only there was a tequila one…

7// Quirky necklaces are pretty much a staple of my jewelry and this one by Nature Look adds a nice tribal piece that my collection is missing.

8// Pretty much any white ceramic animal is in style right now thanks to Young House Love and this Rhino is no exception. He even has a great name! Igor. From White Faux Taxidermy .

9// This wood bowl from Jan the Spinner reminds me of something my grandfather would make (he was a wood carver for and automotive company back in the day).

10// I bought three of these Vintage Advertising Letters a week ago and can’t wait to use them. Lake Michigan Vintage was really helpful and shipped super fast. Looking forward to working with them in the future.

11// Quirky and completely functional. What a great combination. This mug from Kina Ceramic Design is top notch.

12// Who doesn’t love a little pop culture humor? Great design and twist from FieldTrip. Pop this into a bold black frame for a real kick.

13// I have THREE… count them 1.. 2.. 3.. of these cases from HipsterHaberdasher. I love the color options, the pockets and the easy access with the button closure. (just for clarification I have them for my nook, laptop and wacom tablet.)

14// If and when I decide to have kids and plan to make the announcement simple and chic. Much like this one from inhauspress.

Do you like them? Which item is your favorite?

Next week: We are going RED. Have a product you think I’d like? Drop me an email from my contact page.

Whew. My fingers hurt… I think I’m going to go console them with a bowl of ice cream. Yummy…

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