Saturday, January 31, 2015

Crafty Saturday #59

Having missed Monday-Thursday due to the snow storm, I am severely off when it comes to what day of the week it is. So here is this week's Crafty Saturday post, which is being written at 11:14 PM on Saturday.
I hope you enjoy this week's round-up of craft and DIY posts!

Tassel Necklace, via SwellMayde
Fun yarn ball magnets - great scrapbuster! |
Yarn Ball Magnets, via One Dog Woof
DIY: Etched Wooden Spoons. No paint, so they're food safe!  |  Design Mom
Etched Wooden Spoons, via Design Mom
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tumblr Tuesday #71

Hi there friends! Things have been pretty crazy here in Boston with the blizzard going on. Everything shut down early, was closed today, and is staying closed pretty much all of tomorrow. The snow is up to my thighs in many places. It's been fun hanging out with friends not doing a whole lot this past day. I hope everyone in anywhere that has been affected by the storm is staying warm and dry!
Here is this week's Tumblr Tuesday inspiration post!


I moved my little garden inside to save them from cooler weather.
I love everything about this perfectionx
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Crafty Saturday #58

It's Saturday again, which means that it is time for this week's edition of Crafty Saturday. For those of you who may be new around here, each week I create a post showcasing three great craft or DIY tutorials I have found around the web and on other blogs. 
Creating this posts helps keep me inspired (hopefully you, as well), and it also allows me to showcase some of the incredible bloggers out there!

I hope you enjoy this weeks' round up!

Vinyl Record Notebook, via Gem & Em
Cloud-Like Light, via Kara Parslay Designs

Boot Cuffs, via Crochet Dreamz
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

15 in 2015

So it's been 2015 for three weeks now, and I am just getting around to this post. Better late than never, right?
Since 2013, I have been making lists of goals for the new year. (I avoid the term 'resolutions' due to the stigma around the whole idea). Since it is 2015, I will be creating 15 goals this year. I have found that a lot of my goals have to do with each other, but I think that will only help ensure the success of the goals (and it shows what is important to me).

Here is my list (because I love lists so much):

1. Read 50 books - If you are a frequent on my blog, you have probably noticed that I completed a challenge last year to read 50 books throughout the year. I have every intention of completing this goal again this year.
2. Bike everywhere - I have a bike, so there is no reason why I should not be riding my bike everywhere, except that I am pathetically out of shape (I can hardly bike a mile with the random hills in my neighborhood). This year, I want to start biking more instead of driving or taking the T (public transportation), especially to work since it is only a mile a way.
3. Take advantage of YMCA membership - I am incredibly fortunate to have a YMCA membership through my family, but I have not been going. I want to start going to the Y to start taking advantage of their amenities, including the gym and the pool.
4. Get back on pointe - I have been doing ballet for about 20 years, and I started doing pointe when I was a teenager, but it has been awhile since I have last done pointe. I need to get a new pair of shoes, and start doing classes at my studio on pointe. The end goal here is really to be able to audition for the 2015 Urban Nutcracker (
5. Start a home yoga practice - I have friends who have made incredible progress with home yoga practices, so this is something I would love to try out.
6. Pick clarinet back up - It's been some time since I have played clarinet, which is a shame. I would really like to play more often again.
7. Meditate more often - Meditation is a very important aspect of decreasing stress and developing a personal spiritual practice, so I would like to make a point of sitting down and making a mindful choice to meditate more often.
8. Journal more often - Journaling is another great tool for reducing stress (as well as increasing creativity). I started a journal two years ago as a part of my 13 in 2013 goals, but it is something I often neglect.
9. Create more - This goal is vague on purpose because there are so many different ways that I would like to create more. This ranges from making art, food, DIY beauty products, and more.
10. Write letters - I have a few friends who I am penpals with, but I always forget to write back (I know, it's terrible). I want to start writing letters to friends more often (and reply more quickly).
11. Keep life simple - Another vague goal, but I hope to simplify my life by getting rid of more of my material possessions and being mindful of what matters most to me.
12. Keep my space more clean/organized - This goal ties into the last one because having less items will help me maintaining a clean and organized living space. David and I have done a lot of work rearranging and creating space in my room, but I want to maintain and even better this level of organization.
13. Become more productive in the AM - Most of my work schedule is during the evenings, and (partially due to my insomnia), I tend to stay in bed for as long as I can get away with until I have to start my day. I would really like to start to get up and moving earlier. I always have a lot that I could be doing (blogging, yoga, gym, groceries, etc.), so I want to start doing them before I go to work.
14. Grow blog - I haven't fully worked out in my mind what this will mean yet, but I know that I want to blog more and have a greater presence with my followers and within the blogging community. I think my first step here will be to get some inspiration from other blogs (they even have books about blogging now - who knew?).
15. Start saving money - 2014 was a bit of a rough year financially for me because I have a lot of bills to pay (my student loans are about the same as my rent/utilities), and I spent most of the year bouncing around from job to job. I really want to manage to put some money aside this year while continuing to make all my bill payments.

If you made it this far, congratulations! This certainly was a long post. I would love to hear some of your goals that you are working on right now, so feel free to share in the comments below.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Crafty Saturday #57

So I haven't done a crafts and DIY round-up since the holidays, but I am planning on going back to my regular posts (Crafty Saturday and Tumblr Tuesday). I STILL have not posted my 15 in 2015 list (nor have I finished coming up with my goals), but I promise that is coming soon.

In the meantime, check out these awesome projects from around the web. You can find more ideas on my Pinterest:

I love the color mixture on these crocheted baskets!  |
Color Block Crochet Baskets, via One Dog Woof

Fruit Brooch, via Chic Steals

Bubbly Bath Salts, via Paula Parrish

Friday, January 9, 2015

Latergrams of 2014

While I took photos this past year, a lot of them did not make it onto Instagram...until last week when I uploaded a massive (okay, not that massive - it was only 9 pictures) dump of #latergram pictures. Enjoy!

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my mother's cousin's incredible cabin - Nova Scotia, July 2014
hiking the Green Mountains - Vermont, September 2014
I made it to the top of the mountain! - Vermont, September 2014
eating vegan soft serve ice cream from Like No Udder - Boston VegFest, October 2014
vegan cupcakes by Hippie Chick Bakery - Boston VegFest, October 2014
the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace - Samantabhadra Buddhist Center, November 2014
Holiday cheer! - Boston metro, December 2014
first smoothie with my new Vitamix - my house, December 2014
I made my own wrapping paper for Christmas - my parent's house, December 2014
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