Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I'm sure you've noticed the excessive amount of DIY posts in ratio to the severely lacking outfit posts lately, huh? That is due to three things:
- I've been performing in Les Misérables at the community arts center for the last two weeks, so I haven't had the biggest amount of time on my hands,
As I get ready to leave for Florida, I think about how prepared I am to get out of this place. It sounds awful, I know, but I don’t mean it as harshly as it comes across. I’ll miss my dear, lovely friends so very much, it’s obviously not because of that. It’s just the fact that... I’ve been in the same predicament since we first moved here. I have been spinning my wheels in this town; I feel sort of trapped and like I’m not getting anywhere with my life as long as I remain here. It’s been great for a while, everyone needs that steadiness to a certain point. There are a lot of really great things about Manchester, but there are a lot of things that really bother me. I don’t intend on going too far into detail about all of them, just the one that relates to the story behind today’s post.
So. I've come to a reasonable conclusion: I'm not worried. It's unfortunate, yes. I'll miss people and want them around, but life continues. You'll always have those relationships as you continue to grow and gain experiences, and they will help to keep you going no matter where you are. It's not the things that come easy that are worth keeping.
“Things which come to us easily have no significance. Satisfaction comes when we do something which is difficult; when there is sacrifice involved”
-Barry Morris Goldwater
I like to think that applies.
|Shirt/bracelets: Forever 21, skirt: thrifted, |
sandals: Target, hat: courtesy of Erin
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Frame Jewelry OrganizerMost of my jewelry are long pieces, making it difficult to find a jewelry box/tree tall enough to hold my necklaces that works for my earrings as well. Taking matters into my own hands, I hit up Pinterest for some ideas.
- Lace strips
- Hot glue gun
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Sheet music shadow art
Painting an image onto sheet music gives a different dimension than just on regular paper. You can choose a song with sentimental value or an image you really like.. or both! For people like me who don't have much room to display everything I love in separate spaces (dorm room walls will only hold so much), it's a pretty cool way to kill two birds with one stone. I give credit to Pinterest for inspiring the idea.
- Sheet music (sepia tinted paper)
- Box cutter