Thursday, January 28, 2010

Share a Little Love

I'm guessing that in the past week every person who reads this post will have had a terrible day. If not terrible, you've had a day that could've been better. Am I right?

Well, yesterday was one of those days. Until about 12:43, that is. On my way to Spanish, I happened to glance at the wall as I passed. There was a small Sticky-note stuck to the wall and I, being the curious person that I am, took a small step towards the bright yellow message.

Only you can make today the best day of your life.

Hello! I swear someone had been watching me all day, and put that note exactly where I would see it, so that I would stop acting as if the world hated me, and to choose for myself how my own day would be.

I walked on, leaving the note behind for someone else to be inspired by, but that one note stuck with me through the rest of the day. I would have a great day today, I thought to myself. And I did.

That note turned out to be a fantastic idea from whoever put it there, and I am certainly happy they did.

NOW, I have a challenge for everyone that reads this blog. Write a note, it doesn't have to be long, it just has to be sincere. Leave it on a co-workers desk. Put it in a random locker on your way to your next class. Stick it on a wall. Leave it anywhere people wouldn't expect to find something like that. And I PROMISE that you will make someone's day. Isn't that worth it?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Is it just me or is this little number not the cutest valentine's day decor you've ever laid your eyes on???
I know EVERYONE is blogging about it right now, but I couldn't help. It's just too awesome!

Found here

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


As you can tell from my insanely original title, this post is all about Letterpress. The do it at home kind too. But I'm having a bit of a dilemma. For Christmas, a wonderfully nice person (my mother) gave me a letterpress machine, the kind from Lifestyle Crafts. I was insanely excited to play with my new toy, but then the ink got everywhere. (I do not, I repeat, do NOT exaggerate)
Anyone else out there who has one of these, is it just me, or do our tries NEVER turn out like this?

The ink ends up everywhere on the paper, the adhesive sticky sheet thingy doesn't stick well, and every time I go to the store to get some cleaning wipes, they are always out. Well wasn't that fun to clean up?? :)

I don't mean to sound like I hate the machine, I mean I would LOVE to be able to do it right, and to have fun doing it, I just need some guidance in the right direction.
I didn't even take a picture of my attempts, I was so put out. BUT- Tomorrow is another day, right? And they do say practice makes perfect.

(But your comments will help oh so much more that practice.)

So, have you had any failures like mine? Any amazing successes? (And what is your secret?)

Well, have a lovely night and I hope to hear from you soon!

Pictures from the Lifestyle Crafts Blog

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Button, Button

My wonderful Grandmother has this rad old mustard jar (it was like a gallon jar... in my opinion: Awesome that ANYONE would have that much) full of buttons. I swear, it was full to the max. Well, I needed one button for a small project I'm working on and I ended up taking a few more than planned. Only a small handful but I can see many more trips to acquire more buttons there.
The button with the buildings on it (very front) is my favorite. I love it and the intricate details worked into the small space.
Like I said, only a few, but still amazing in my opinion. I can see many projects coming up which will have one of these beauties on it. :)