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It is a little DIY time!

Ok, so today I have not done too much reading in my book. I read a little bit but honestly like 2 pages. So, nothing new to report on that front.

Faelyn yesterday ate 3 chicken bones (we had drumsticks the night before and he decided to dig through the trash while TJ and I were on our lunch date. What a loser. Anyway, that resulted in him frantically jumping on the bed earlyish this morning and begging us to take him outside to go potty. He has had the runs all day. I told him that is what he gets for eating three chicken bones in the span of an hour.

But anyway, I got up and went and got a haircut this morning. When I got I worked on some student loan stuff and transcript stuff. After TJ went to work, I had some errands to run that took up most of my afternoon. I had a raging headache by that time. But I got something from goodwill that I had DIY intentions for so I was too excited not to try it out. Thankfully it did not take much effort. I am a pinterest-oholic. My hubby can attest to this. I love to surf through pins and boards and find stuff that I would like to try at some point. I get lost for hours sometimes. Well I saw this pin that said you could write or draw on a ceramic coffee mug or plate or what have you, bake in the over for a half hour and then it would be permanent. Well, I just love coffee mugs. I mean I have a collection! Luckily, there was a plain white mug at Goodwill today and I just snatched it right up. It cost me a grand total of 63 cents. Yay!

So, the next step was figuring out what in the world I wanted to put on it. I wanted to put words on it, but what quote I wanted was hard to decide. I finally came across a quote that I was determined to put on it. You know, the Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightly had just some of the best lines. Mr. Darcy was just making all of us swoon with his one- liners don’t you agree? So the quote I chose was “You have bewitched me, body and soul.” That is how I feel most of the time about my hubby. (we all have those days where are loved ones drive us nuts.)

So, I took my blank mug.

I figured out what I wanted to write and in what kind of script and started.

I can’t just leave it at the writing. I had to add some embellishments. (You should’ve seen the notes I took in college or more like the pictures I drew during class. )

Then I took my finished drawings and put my mug in the oven at 350 degrees for half an hour.

I worked on my Epic Blanket of Insanity blanket while I wanted for my mug to be done.
And here is the result! Yay new mug!

So, while fighting a horrid headache, you can still have a little effortless fun making your mug!
You should try it out!

See ya!

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Y is for yarn

I went and organized my yarn last night because I realized that my knitting projects were getting away all over the apartment. I felt bad for my husband because I literally have yarn and knitting projects everywhere! So, I organized and have come to realize I have a good amount of yarn.

I have grown especially fond of 100%cotton yarn. It is super comfortable and super lightweight and yet sturdy. I just love it!

I have one box that is just for my Epic Blanket of Insanity. It has all 100% cotton yarn and some merino wool yarn. I am going all organic with this blanket and loving every minute of it! I have found some amazing colors. You can see this pictured in my previous post. There will be more colors added to it too! Haha. I am honestly having so much fun with this blanket.

I also have another box that has more yarn that is for another project that is a secret for now. 😉  I will have pictures later and possible hints. However, it is not all organic yarn. It is predominantly acrylic. This project does not need to be all organic to serve its purposes. In order to get this project and my Epic Blanket done, I will have my hands busy knitting alot over the next several months. But the long ride to Denver will prove to be a great time to get some massive amounts of knitting done! It is coming so soon!!!! Yay!!!

Well, I am off to keep knitting.

Yes, I am aware I skipped x but I had no idea what to write. Haha!

See ya!

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S is for Style, My Style to be Exact

Today I thought I would show some of the items that typically show up in my everyday wardrobe. I am super easy going but with a little bit of quirkiness and that definitely comes out in what I wear.

This tends to be my normal everyday wear. A V-neck, a hoodie, hair pulled back into a messy bun, and little to no make-up unless I am going out somewhere.

Always paired with some kind of jeans, today it is my ripped ones, and some sandals.

I also love love love scarves! Those are layers of scarves, there is more there than meets the eye.

I also love converse! I have been wearing them since I was 13. Obviously not this pair, but I have been wear converse shoes for almost 9 years now.

And, I love my red lipstick! If it went with everything I wore everyday, I would probably wear it everyday, but alas, it does not on some days.

Well there is a glimpse into the makings of my style. It is kind of mismatched but I like it. I also love dresses, anything that flows really nicely, and tank tops. Some days I love dressing up, other days I do not want to get our of my pajamas. Just ask TJ, he can tell you how he doesn’t know what to expect me to wear form day to day.

Yesterday, I forgot to put up a picture of my bag being put to good use with my rock climbing stuff in it so here it is:

I am also following another blog on here called whendidibecomeaknitter. You can check out her blog here. She is making this blanket called the Epic Blanket of Insanity. I found the pattern she is working form and decided to start my own. I am having so much fun learning this new way of making a blanket. Here is the beginnings of my insanity.

It is little squares or diamonds or however you want to look at it and you piece them together to make this rather large blanket. You can check out the pattern here. 

Hope you enjoyed my style and what is going on in my project land right now!

See ya!

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