Polyvore is definitely my latest obsession. I love looking at clothes and putting them together and seeing what new and exciting things I can do with them. Follow me over on Polyvore and stay up-to-date with my latest creations!
This is definitely inspiring me to plan my outfits ahead of time. It’s nice to be able to play around with something before actually committing to try it on!
2013 comes with many new resolutions and goals. One of which is to complete a 365 self portrait photo challenge. I was inspired by Elsie of A Beautiful Mess who did the same photo challenge last year. I’m really excited to share those photos with you here and hopefully grow my photography skills as I do this challenge! So, without further ado, here are my first 5 photos of the challenge.
I have done it. I have conquered NaNoWriMo for the first time. For those of you that don’t know, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is the challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. I have attempted doing this twice before, but I had never succeeded. This year I was determined and I made it happen! For those of you interested in reading an excerpt from my novel you can do so here. My novel is no where near finished, so don’t expect to read it anytime soon, but I am very proud of myself for accomplishing my 50k goal. Now that I am done with this feat, expect to see more here now that I have a bit more time on my hands.
This Wednesday list post is short since it is the first of August, so I am going to share my favorite book with you guys.
A couple of years ago, my aunt took my sister and I to a bookstore and said she would buy us each a book. I didn’t have one that I wanted in particular so I just looked around at the new and noteworthy books they had on display. One book caught my eye. It had a brown cover and featured the title and some domino’s on the cover. I read the leaf and decided to get it. I started reading it that same day and ever since I finished it, it has been my favorite book of all time. This book taught me what I am passionate about.
My Favorite Book
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Last school year I was the chaplain of my high school girls choir. The girls had a challenge from me to memorize Psalm 146 and whoever said it to me the most weeks out of the year would get a prize. I racked my brain for a long time until finally a week and a half before I needed to give the prize out, I finally knew what I was going to do. My sister had made this scarf DIY for my other sister and I decided to do the same for the choir girls! I used a white scarf from Target and a Marvy Uchida Fabric Marker to make this scarf and the girl who won it absolutely loved it! Here are some pictures from the process. Enjoy!
When I started this blogging adventure (and even now) the only experience I had was reading other blogs. Now I am beginning to do my homework on this whole blogging thing. I am reading up on themes, domains, finding your voice and most important to me – organization. I’ve been finding some pretty awesome stuff so stay tuned!
Today, I have already updated my about me page and done some reading up on domains. What have you guys done about domains? Right now I am debating whether or not to buy the package that WordPress has or not. Suggestions would be much appreciated!
I saw this DIY on Pinterest and decided I had to make these for myself. This is the first DIY on my How Do I Make You Pinterest board that I have actually done, so I am really excited about that. Here is my finished product!
This process was actually really easy. I picked up some embroidery thread at Michael’s in the color I wanted. In this case I wanted some muted, pretty, and feminine colors so I chose a light salmon and grey. Then I came home and knotted the embroidery thread around the headphones until I got to the bottom. I did notice that they are starting to come undone at the ends but I think I will add some glue to the ends or clear nail polish to keep it from going any further. I really liked this DIY and I encourage all of you to try it out! It’s a great way to keep regular headphones from being boring without breaking the bank.
Dress - Chico’s * Scarf as belt – Scottish Treasures * Earrings – Claire’s * Shoes – Toms
Scottish Heritage Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year. Our church comes together and dresses up in kilts and tartans, eats haggis and shortbread, and celebrates our Scottish roots. We even have a bagpiper, which is my favorite part. I would love to have bagpipes at my wedding. The top picture is a picture of my parents and I all wearing the Smith tartan. My dad absolutely loves his kilt, and it is a joy to watch him and all the other men in our church who also wear kilts wear smiles on their faces as they fellowship with each other. It’s a nice reminder to remember where you come from.
Sorry that I have been absent for so long! My dad’s birthday was on Monday so we spent the entire weekend celebrating. Family came in to town, there was cake to be eaten, presents to wrap, food to be eaten, hence no blogging. But here is my weekly Pinterest inspiration!