Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy 40th!

I just made my 40th sale on Threadflip.

"On what?" you ask? Threadflip is a fashion marketplace that allows you to sell your used designer and vintage clothing and accessories.

You set up your shop page, and Threadflip facilitates the payment processing and created the shipping label. Easy peasy.

If you want to try it out, you get $5 just for joining using my referral link!

http://www.threadflip.com/referrals/69z0

There's no fees or catches or clauses, just a great way to recycle your closet, and find used designer pieces!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Raindrops on Roses and Foxes on Mason Jars


I’m STILL finding uses for all of those mason jars from our wedding d├ęcor. Last weekend, I decided to top some with plastic animals.



My husband’s first response was to question the functionality, but I’m afraid there is none…


They’re just cute.
They function as jars, so you can fill them with your craft supplies, like beads and crayons, or bathrom good, like qtips and bath salts, or with your sewing notions, like pins and buttons, or office supplies, like pushpins and paper clips, or fill them with delicious treats to give to your friends. I’m sure they’ll say, “my, what a cute animal lid!” and not, “what purpose does this animal serve?”
ANYWAY…
Supplies:
Mason jars
Lids that fit your jars- these can be upcycled salsa or pasta sauce or jam lids, or new canning lids.
Figurines for on top- animals, toy cars, action figures, etc
Super glue/gorilla glue/ any glue that bonds both surfaces
Spray paint (I used Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Spray in Jade.)
Instructions seem a bit silly, as this is quite self-explanatory. But I will share my pictures as well as the mistakes I made so that you don’t make them too.

Starting out…


Animals successfully glued to lids.


Tom’s creation- some sort of flying deer hybrid creature.


Painted! This one was more successful than my first attempt, where I sprayed too close and too thick, causing bubbling during drying. Lesson learned: obey the spray paint can instructions.


I’m going to use these for crafty bits and bobs.
Voila! Quick and fun project. =]

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Things I'm Thankful For Today

I know that everything I have is from God, but today I want to list some of the good things He's given me just this morning. They are little things, but little things make the big picture. And I never want to take any thing, no matter how little, for granted.

This morning I'm thankful for:

A husband who wakes up super early with me to read the Bible and eat breakfast together.

Breakfast cereal. (Om nom nom)

A beautiful, sunny walk to work.

A job that I can walk to.

Comfortable shoes to walk in.

Encouragement from coworkers.

The view out of my office window.

Coffee.

Happy Thursday, friends. We're almost there. =]