Inspired: 5

So lately things have been pretty crazy. Not much creating happening on my end. I’ve felt pretty stagnant and confused about what to do next (major change,moving, shutting myself up in a cave so I don’t have to deal with life lol). I feel like this has been a really big time of just learning what I’ve been building up in my heart and learning how to knock down the walls. I’ve been listening and looking alot and getting inspired by other people, by things my mom says, by my friends, by God… Here are five things that have been inspired me the past few weeks.

1. My best friend Aleya sent me this amazing video about two weeks ago.  Here’s what she said about it.

“It makes me excited for this new season of life. A fresh start, always new reasons to give love, always finding joy in new places. He’s so good to us! I don’t understand how I let myself believe I’m bored in this life. He’s everywhere and He’s fascinating! Ahh life is just beautiful, isn’t it?”

I love her and totally agree with what she said! God is so so good and it’s crazy how much this video reminds me of my own life and my great group of friends. They are so beautiful every one of them and they are a gift to me!

2.

Sincerely Kinsey is such a beautiful blog and what inspires me most about her is that she uses her beauty and her amazing photography to reveal the extravagant goodness of our God! it’s so great to see how God is affecting and using people everywhere!

3. I don’t know how to put this one, but I can feel in the air a sense of change. Maybe it’s just Fall or me being a dumb romantic but I can feel that God is about to teach me something big about myself. He’s already started to show me but I can tell it’s going to take a lot of breaking to figure it all out. I can definitely tell it’s gonna hurt cause it already does. I’m going to have to reconstruct  the way I look at myself and other people and I’m going to have to be healed of a lot which is always hard. It’s going to be so good and it is really really necessary.

4. “Bloom where you’re planted” My mom has said this to me often. Those words are a lot easier for me to say than to do. I find myself asking “How?” or “Why here”. I’ve been pretty dissatisfied with my situation and I definitely haven’t been willing to bloom. But that’s so stupid. Plants don’t decide when to bloom and they bloom when they have what they need. God has given me all the tools I need to grow. I’m ready to stop being stagnant because my idea of the way things are supposed to be isn’t working out. We have one life to live people! Let’s bloom!

5.

Last one(that I can think of now)! Bleh this one is kind of hard, but so good. As we live we begin to hold on to more and more junk, weighing down our hearts and hurting the people around us. Much of this junk comes from being hurt ourselves and just turns into a cycle. I personally have been letting junk build up in me to where I am mistrusting people. I’ve been really defensive :p Gross right? It is. But I’m going to start trying to let go of all this. Be patient with me though cause I definitely can’t do it all at once. But day after day, I’m going to begin to rid myself of this heaviness. “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

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Moving In

So it’s been a ridiculously long time since I’ve written here, which is… dumb. It’s summer! I should have all the time in the world to come up with new things right? Well frankly, I’ve been stumped and writer’s block has been hitting hard. That being said, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things. In a month or so I’m moving into my first place (a super cute apartment). I’m really excited to use this space to express what I love and who I am and to share it with my friends. So here are some of the first brainstorming sessions.

So far I know I want…

1) to stick to a retro 1960’s, eclectic feel (mixed with some whimsy of course)

2) a chalkboard paint backslash in my kitchen

3) those awesome mirrors in the top right photo!

Decorating suggestion and ideas from those more experienced home beautifiers would rock so please let me know what you think!

DIY Project: A Gift for Veejay :D

My favorite blog, hands down, is A Beautiful Mess. Elsie’s fashion and DIY genius are super inspirational and I’m always itching to make something every time I visit her blog. My fabulous friend Veejay’s birthday was coming up so I decided to make her this cute fox pillow that I saw on A Beautiful Mess. Here’s how it turned out! 🙂

1) First I sewed on the snout, heart, and buttons.

2) Then I began to sew both sides of the pillow together. Make sure that you sew it with the outside facing in. Leave an opening at the bottom to pull it back right side out and to put in the stuffing.

3.) After I finished, I pulled the pillow right side out and began to stuff it.

4.) Finally, I sewed up the hole with needle and thread.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VEEJ!!!!!

Yay!!!! She loved it!

Veejay rocks my socks off and is an ammmmaaazzinnngg friend!!!!! Love you Veej!!!!!!!!!!!

DIY Project: Wall Art

This is my first official DIY project and I love it! I intended to copy some canvas word art I had seen on another blog, but it ended up being something completely different. Hope you enjoy!

Materials needed:

1.) Old art books. I grabbed a couple that had been stashed under my bed for years, not getting any use. I really love ocean inspired everything so I chose a book with really beautiful water scenes.

2.) A stretched canvas. I used an old one that I painted on in elementary school or something.

3.) Spray Adhesive

Step One: Choose some pictures that you like and cut them out. Try to choose pictures with similar color scheme or shades.

Step Two: Arrange the pictures the way you like. Make sure all the edges line up with the canvas (you might want to keep the size in mind when choosing your pictures).

Step Three: Move to a well ventilated area to apply the adhesive (Outside! Get some beautiful fresh air and sun!). Take a picture of your canvas with everything arranged the way you want it just in case you forget.

Step Four: Spray a medium coat of adhesive on the canvas and a light coat on the picture and apply. Start applying from the very back if you have overlapping  pictures ( I know, I know. That’s obvious… but I forgot haha so keep it in mind)

Step Five: Let dry and then…voilà! You’re finished! Go beautify your space!