DIY Pyrite Cuff Bracelets

Now we’re getting into more of my territory.

I am a jewelry maker by heart — and have been for decades.

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DIY Agate Wind Chime

Confession: My obsession with rocks runs deep.

I’m an avid collector and have been my entire life, so, needless to say, I’m beyond excited to finally be getting around to posting this tutorial.

I have been seeing these wind chimes everywhere as of late and was dying to create my own version.

And, as with most of my creative endeavors, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you how I went about it.

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Painting With A Twist

This post will be another one of my do it yourself post that is not quite a textbook DIY.

Between baby + bridal showers galore this month, feverish children catching this seasons plague, and the day-to-day bustle, my DIY agate wind chime is on hold until next Friday.

I know, I know. I am as disappointed as you are.

But stay tuned!

Fortunately, before the chaos of my weekend ensued, I was able to catch a reprieve. *Om*

As a company, we were allowed to leave work a couple hours early to attend one of my favorite classes: Painting with a Twist!

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Adventures in DIY Tie Dye

Don’t think of this as a tutorial because, if you do, you’ll be sadly disappointed. Think of this as the anti-tutorial. You can learn from my mistakes how to achieve better results.

There are many DIY projects and crafts that I excel in. Tie dye is not one of them.

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DIY Suncatcher Tutorial

Riding on the coattails of last week’s simplistic dreamcatcher is this week’s noticeably more decadent suncatcher – delivered, as promised! Continue reading

Costumes You Can Wear To Work

All right, all right.

I’m not breaking any creative ground here but what I am offering is a few quick ideas for dressing up at the office this year using items either already in your closet or items you can wear again ― with a handful of accessories thrown into the mix.

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DIY Dreamcatcher Tutorial

If you know me, you know to expect hippie ‘ish – from my clothing choices, to my home, to my hobbies, and my preferences.

Embrace it. It’s not changing.

Due to this, when the lovely Joanna and I were discussing what to craft this past weekend, a dreamcatcher was easily a top contender.

So, insert this tutorial and here we are!

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DIY Harley Quinn Tutu Costume

With Suicide Squad sitting in the Top 10 Highest Grossing Films of 2016, and the movie having introduced Harley Quinn’s character to the big screen, she quickly became a prime candidate for this year’s Halloween costumes.

Not for myself, though – for my daughter.

But . . . doesn’t she wear just a t-shirt and underoos?

Yep.

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DIY Indian Corn Wreath

It’s Fall, y’all.

And while it certainly doesn’t feel like it here in the “Sunshine State”, it doesn’t seem to curb the basic white girl desires.

Boots & Pumpkin Spice Lattes – comin’ right up.

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DIY Photo Frame Jewelry Holder

The idea occurred to me on a whim while I was on an impromptu first trip to the Hobby Lobby with my best friend.

Oh. My. God. I have found my Mecca.

I could have easily lost my entire paycheck in that store – just like that. It would have magically disappeared.

*Poof* Paycheck Be Gone

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