Thursday, August 19, 2010

4 Simple Goals

I've decided to join in on Elsie's 4 Simple Goals challenge. I think this is just what I need to start knocking things out on my to do list for the longer term. Here are the guidelines. I'm usually supposed to pick a reward after completing these goals but some might be a reward in itself. Here are my goals:

My hair has gotten ridiculously long, almost to my butt and that's only because I'm really bad at making hair appointments. Hopefully I can get this done next week.
I think getting my hair done is a reward itself because I always feel shiny and new when I get my hair washed and cut.

2. Take more pictures.


I usually have a camera with me now everywhere I go ever since there has been times where I kicked myself for not having one. I really want to start documenting places that I see and visit and also experiment with different photography mediums.
I really don't need a reward for this one, I love taking pictures so this will be more of a learning experience.

3. Ride my bike more.
I've been wanting to exercise more and eat healthy. I'm staring to get the latter down now I just need to dust off my bike and use it. I'm a bridesmaid for my best friend's wedding in June 2011 so that will be my motivation to start.

I believe the end result from this is reward enough but maybe I can buy myself a new dress for extra motivation :)

4. Blog more.
I've been thinking of ways to improve this and I have come up with some ideas that will help me to post more on both blogs. One of them is a project and I'm really excited about it. As soon as I'm settled in to my new place, I will put this into practice.

My reward for this goal will be a trip to a few thrift stores. I haven't gone in a while and the itch has come back.

Do you have goals you wish to accomplish?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Giveaway Time!

*Giveaway has been extended until Friday August 27th*

It is finally time for my first giveaway! Since I'll be moving for the second time this year (and possibly a third), I decided that I really need to de-clutter starting with my crafting room. I'm going to miss it so much.

Here is what you can win if you enter:
-craft foam (regular and sticky)
-4 pairs of craft scissors
-2 rolls of ribbon
-Sculpey polymer clay in green, purple, white and pink
-a mini composition book
-cute erasers
-perler bead characters
-2 rolls of patterned packing tape
-2 VHS tapes: Virgin Suicides and The Beach
- a Lego set
-mini envelopes with cards
-craft punch
-crafting brads
Yep, it's a lot. I added the VHS tapes since I won't be keeping my tv that comes with the player. I loved The Virgin Suicides and of course, Leonardo DiCaprio only gets better looking with age.

Anywho, to enter you must be a follower of this blog and answer this question in the comments: What was the highlight of your Summer?

For 1 extra entry, you can blog about the giveaway (make sure to leave a link in a separate comment)

You can also tweet about the giveaway for 1 more entry with this link @judyjetson6 (also leave a link in a separate comment)

That's 3 total possible entries!

**Edit** The deadline to enter is August 27th so there's plenty of time to spread the word.
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I can't believe I finished an amigurumi project! I joined the Great Owl Crochet-Along and got started about two months ago. I had the ears, eyes, beak, belly and feet done but hadn't touched the body since the first time I tried it, he came out like a cone. I used a stitch marker this time around and it came out the way it's supposed to. The deadline was Sunday so I think what motivated me to get it done was that I didn't want to disappoint the other person I was going to swap the owl with. It does feel like a great accomplishment though because I never thought I could make any of these things besides scarves and granny squares.

I'm still putting together items for my giveaway. The box isn't full yet so I'm trying to add more stuff to it. More than likely I'll have the giveaway around next week because I'll have to focus on packing again. I'm seriously the only person I know that has moved as much as I have.

And here is the photo booth picture my friends and I took at Renegade.

In the meantime, check out this Etsy shop and blog for all things retro. Cut*Copy*Create makes the most adorable items that include designs like vintage typewriters and cameras.
These are some of my favorite items:

Happy Wednesday!