Recycled Soup Cans! (Five Different Ways)

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Hey! Hi! Howdy!

I hope you’re having a good weekend!

I know it’s totally not soup season, but I still enjoy a good can of soup every now and then! I feel guilty wasting a perfectly good can. The DIY-instinct in me says “recycle!” Here are five different ways to recycle your soup cans

Make a Weave!

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Pipe Cleaners!

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Alternate colored pipe cleaner to make a colorful pattern! Use hot glue to adhere!

Macrame Cord!

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Wrap some macrame cord around the can! Also use hot glue to adhere in place.

Crochet!

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“Yarn bomb” around the can, alternating color until you reach the top. Weave in your ends.

Fabric Covered!

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Cut a piece of fabric the size of the can. Use fabric glue or modge podge to adhere them onto the can!

What ways do you recycle your soup cans??

Talk soon,
Jennifer

 

February Mini Album!

I am slowly but surely getting my 2016 mini albums together! I finished my January album back in March. This month I finished February and March!

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I used this Mint 4X4 Album and added some jewel flair to the front.

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I really like using these phrase stickers with my February album! It kept the pages simple yet fun at the same time!

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I love looking through these albums! I cannot believe I was wearing a sundress in the middle of February!

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I’m excited to read and re-read some my E-courses that I’ve purchased to incorporate some new techniques! I may even have to look through some of my past art journals! At some point, I will be caught up on the months and can release my post in conjunction with the end of the month.

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What about you? What is your favorite way to document some of your favorite life moments??

Talk soon,
Jennifer

 

Capture Real Life: Week Two

A Beautiful Mess released this course called Capture Real Life in 52 Weeks last year. I purchased this E-Course over a year ago and never got around to completing it.

Each week I will be sharing the photos I take from the course work. I will not be sharing the content – only the weekly challenge. Want to complete this challenge with me?? You can buy the course here! Each weekly course has different prompts and helpful hits to help you complete the challenge. I think it’ll be fun! If you will be doing this challenge with me leave a comment and I will be sure to check out your photos!

Without further delay, here is week two: “Guilty Pleasures”

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Guilty pleasures are a hard thing for me to capture because I really don’t have any! I have no shame in the things I like to do, music I listen to, or movies/tv shows I watch. One thing that always cheers me up on a bad day is a new project! My apartment is filled with homemade stuff! I tell all my new guests, if it looks homemade it probably is!

See you next week :)

Talk soon,
Jennifer

New Flair Collection: Enamel Pins

I think I’m jumping on the flair band-wagon a little late, but at first I didn’t get it! I know that statement sounds a little weird. “What do you mean you don’t get it?! They are pretty!” Well, yes, they are, but I felt like I was still missing something.

Then it came to me! I actually started collecting enamel pins when I was younger…guitar shaped ones from different Hard Rock Cafes. I have over 25 pins from different Hard Rocks that either I have visited or my Papa Bear has visited on our travels. What if I got pins that signify different events in my life. That was my “ah ha!” moment.

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Heart Sunnies.

These heart shaped sunnies represent 2016 and how awesome of a year it has been. I can’t believe it is halfway over! I do wear glasses all the time and I thought this pin was a good representation of the saying “This is My Year!”

Here are the ones I am scouting to add to my collection next:

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1. Camper. 2. Badger. 3. Latte Heart. 4. Dream Machine. 5. Adventure Globe.

I won’t bore you with why I want each of these pins. Of course, my next purchase you will know about! There is a ton of space on my bag for more!

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What are some of your favorite websites to shop for pins? I’m obsessed now!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Capture Real Life: Week One

A Beautiful Mess released this course called Capture Real Life in 52 Weeks last year. I purchased this E-Course over a year ago and never got around to completing it.

One of my birthday goals in 2014 was to document my life more, and I have been making a valiant effort. I started making my monthly albums and sharing more on Instagram. Now I think I need to challenge myself. I think this course will be a fun way to do that!

Each week I will be sharing the photos I take from the course work. I will not be sharing the content – only the weekly challenge. Want to complete this challenge with me?? You can buy the course here! Each weekly course has different prompts and helpful hits to help you complete the challenge. I think it’ll be fun! If you will be doing this challenge with me leave a comment and I will be sure to check out your photos!

Without further delay, here is week one: “Good Morning, Good Night”

Good Morning

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Good Night

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My days always being with coffee and JayJay hogging the bed and usually end with crafts and a movie on the couch!

Don’t forget to comment if you are doing this challenge with me! See you next week!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Explore Pittsburgh: Randyland!

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Hello Sunshine! You look like a million bucks today!

I don’t think I can call myself a post-college graduate anymore since I graduated college over three years ago. I think I have to consider myself a “young professional.” Whatever label society wants to give me, doesn’t matter because I’m an adventurer! Did you know that you don’t need a million bucks to travel? (I certainly don’t have a million dollars lying around)

I love taking day trips whenever I can. I went and visited my friend in Pittsburgh one day and she took me to this really cool place called Randyland. It’s a fun art museum located on the Northside of Pittsburgh in the Mexican War Streets district. Admission is free, however donations are always welcome.

I could have spend all afternoon there!

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Unfortunately, Randy himself was not there, I would have loved to talk to him for hours! That’s okay! Another reason to go back, right?

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I was fascinated with these painted doors! So inspiring! I wanted to take one home and use it as my front door!

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I can’t wait to go back. I thought this was a great find my friend discovered. And to think, for a five dollar donation we spent so much time just looking around. I know that may sound a little boring, but it was such an inspiring place! There was a woman there who was painting who told us she goes there every day and just paints. I could totally understand! Just looking at these photos makes me want to get up and make something!

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Talk soon,
Jennifer

Thank You for Sharing!!

Good Morning!!

I’m trying to make a better effort to get back into sharing my experiences! I’m sure all you part time bloggers know that it is a juggling act between a day job, personal life, and the hours needed to create a meaningful blog.

I was reading through my referral links and came across two pages that shared my DIY Pizza Pillow, and I just wanted to say: Thank you!!

Thank you DIY for Teens and Sewing Rabbit! This is why I blog! I want to create sharable content to which others can be inspired!

It seriously made my day! Thank you again!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Explore my Etsy: Crochet Bow Headbands (new product!)

I’m SO SO excited for this new line of crochet hair accessories! I created these fun headbands because I could not for the life of me find a bow headband that I liked! So, like any maker, decided to make my own!

I have four pre-made styles available as well as will be taking custom orders.

Here are the four pre-made styles:

The Girly-Girl

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This adorable pink and blue bow headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a pink and blue in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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The Lemon Pie

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This adorable yellow and white headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a yellow and sparkle white in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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The ‘Merica!

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This adorable red, white and blue headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a red, sparkle white and blue in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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The House of Black and White

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This adorable black and white headband is great for any hair style! Fits both children and adult alike!

It’s a small bow, about 5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. The color is a sparkle black and white in a super soft 100% acrylic yarn. The headband is a crochet cover plastic headband.

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**Custom Order**

I will be taking custom orders for this product. Customers will get to choose the following:

Headband Color
Main Bow Color
Center Bow Color

For example: in the ‘Merica headband, the colors would be the following:

Headband Color – Blue
Main Bow Color – White
Center Bow Color – Red

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Want to know more about color options? I use “I Love this Yarn!” available at Hobby Lobby. Feel free to browse the color options here, most BASIC colors will be available. Unsure if I have a color? Message me on Etsy and we can talk! Solid colors only please!

If you have any questions about sizing, custom colors, or anything else, don’t hesitate to ask!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Explore my Etsy: Handmade Dream Catchers

A couple months ago, I turned my Etsy shop into vacation mode to prep for new products for the summer. Over the next couple weeks, I want to share the story of each of my new products! Up first: Handmade Dream Catchers!

“The Midnight Dreamer”

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“The Poison Ivy”

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“Princess Aurora”

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I always wanted to learn how to make a dream catcher, but it looked so complicated! Now, there is this really cool website called Pinterest (have you heard of it??) where you can literally search for any craft ever and you are bound to fins a free tutorial! Low and behold, after two minutes of searching, I found a great tutorial on how to make a dream catcher. It was a lot easier than I anticipated it to be!

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I am all about using my stash. Each one of these dream catchers are made 100% of materials in my craft closet. At one point in time I purchased the materials for one project or another. Now they are recycled into these pretties!

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I wanted to have a theme for each dream catcher. Now, I will be honest that the name for them came after I made them, but there was still planning!

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I have so much fun making these! I still have so many materials left and at least five more dream catchers planned out! I also take customer orders.

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Enjoy!

Talk soon,
Jennifer