Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nerdy Heart Necklace

Happy February, everyone! I thought I'd kick off the month with a quick little valentine's day-inspired DIY. It's quick, easy, and best of all - just a little bit nerdy. Here's how to make your very own "<3" necklace.

What you'll need:

  • STURDY scrapbooking letters and numbers. Particularly just the "V" and the "3." You don't need the whole set. But don't get plain paper ones - something with clear plastic backing is best.
  • Necklace chain and hoops
  • Scissors
  • Glossy Mod Podge and a paintbrush
  • Safety pin

Start out by cutting the V and 3 out of the plastic, but leave the backing on and leave the plastic on the "inside parts" of the V and 3 as shown.

Use a safety pin or anything with a small point to poke small holes in the plastic towards the top where you'll hang the letters from the necklace. Keep in mind that the top of the V will really be the side since it will be acting as a < in this case. Insert the jewelry hoops the use a small paintbrush to mod podge around the letter just to make it a little sturdier. Make sure to get the sides where the sticker part would normally peel off. Let it dry.

Attach the hoops to the necklace chain just a few pieces apart and voila! You have a fun new necklace that's pretty festive this time of year!

Outfit Details:
Cardigan, shirt, and boots: thrifted
Skirt and belt: H&M
Necklace: handmade!

P.S. I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Buh Bye, January

January is probably my least favorite month of the year, so I'm not toooooo sad that it's over. It did have some good moments though, like a trip to Disney World, some fun crafty projects, nights out with friends, good food, delicious hot beverages, obsessing over The Hunger Games, reuniting with my sketchbook, and more not-so-terrible things. Take a look.

Some of my favorite posts from the month included:

And here are a couple of goals I hope to accomplish in February:

  • Bake at least one new think every week. I used to bake all the time and then I stopped. I'm not sure why, because it was really fun.
  • Start looking for (and hopefully find) a new apartment. I can't wait to decorate and have fancy parties!
  • Complete all the craft projects I have on my list. I scheduled a lot of DIY posts for February on this blog and I really want to actually follow through on all of them. 
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Disney World Trip

Last week, I took a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. (that's why there were those amazing guest posts, remember?) We had an amazing time! I hadn't been down there for several years, and my boyfriend has never been. We ate so much food and it was delicious. We saw all of my favorite shows and attractions. And we even watched a fireworks show from inside Cinderella's castle and met a bunch of the princesses (the 3-year-old me that first went to Disney World 20 years ago was screaming with excitement). I didn't take too many photos - just a few with my phone. But here they are:

Have any of you ever been to Disney World? What's your favorite thing to do there?

P.S. A huge thank you to the awesome guest posters last week: Sara, Polly, Bethany, Ashley, and Melissa!

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