First off, I just want to say that this post is in no way sponsored or affiliated – I just wanted to share about my experience making a photobook with Shutterfly!
I was feeling quite nostalgic this week, so I thought I’d throw it back to something I used to do a lot in elementary school! My friends and I used to fold origami stars a lot, and when we got a little older, we realized that if we filled glass jars with them, they made for excellent gifts and decor!
This season, I’ve been noticing pom-poms popping up over the place! Initially, I was a bit hesitant about this trend since pom-poms feel very “little kid” to me, but I was won over in the end, mostly by how much fun pom-poms are to squish. It turns out that they’re incredibly easy to make as well!
The most inconvenient length of bangs for me has always been the in-between stage, where it’s too short to tuck behind your ears, but too long to leave natural. At this point, bobby pins are a necessity, but if you’re anything like me, you find these utilitarian items a bit boring. Here’s a fun and easy way to dress them up!
For me, October is a time when I am intensely grateful for family. My parents were married in October, and my family has two birthdays to celebrate as well. This give-away is inspired by them — without their constant support and very realistic advice, I probably couldn’t function as a human being.
A few weeks ago, I was volunteering at my church for a summer camp, and the theme was Submerged! All of the decorations were really cute, but my favourite by far were the jellyfish that hung from the ceilings! It turns out they were super simple to make as well, which made me fall in love with them even more.
I’m an old-fashioned kind of girl. For example, I like using an actual planner instead of my phone, I try to send as much snail mail as possible and I LOVE the idea of postcards. When I saw this little DIY panda as part of a postcard, I knew I had to give it a try!
As much as I love crochet, sometimes life just calls you to try other crafts! Lately I’ve been trying my hand at making cards, and it’s been a lot of fun. I’m definitely far from making Hallmark-level cards, but I like the freedom to design a card the way I want. Plus it’s nice to be able to have a little handmade card to accompany a handmade gift!
Confession: I’m a sucker for personalization. I love the idea of being able to customize things to reflect your own story and so things like Pandora really appeal to me. However, sometimes I find the standard Pandora bracelet a bit much to wear with a casual outfit, especially if I’m already wearing a watch and the charms keep clinking against the watch face. Therefore, I like to get creative with the charms so that I can add my own twist!