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Calligraphy Practice

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I have never been a big resolutions girl.  I think it is a nice idea but have never really taken it super seriously.  My New Years started out a little bit rough this year because I was sick.  And when I say sick, I mean I was down and out.  I honestly don’t remember ever feeling this bad before.  Whatever is going around right now, y’all don’t catch it.  So around January 1, my resolution fell more in line with watching as much Games of Thrones as possible and drinking chai lattes than it did with making big life changes.  Now that I am feeling better, and I have thought about things, I have decided that I still don’t want to put any focus on making a change.  That may sound pretty lazy but the thing is, I spend plenty of time beating myself up about things that I don’t do well enough without dedicating a resolution to it.  This year I will undoubtedly continue to have flaws but I am pretty sick and tired of worrying about that.  The important thing is that I do my best most of the time on most days and that should be just fine, I think.  Nobody is perfect.

Calligraphy practice 1

What I am going to allow myself to focus on this year is trying new things and doing things I enjoy.  I have always said that I want to learn calligraphy so this year for Christmas, Colleen bought me an online calligraphy course and some supplies to get started.  So I have been taking some time in the last 2 weeks to practice that.  Spoiler alert…I am not a pro yet.  Not even close.  It is a shame really.  I was truly hoping that I would be a master calligrapher right from the start but the reality of the situation is that I am not.  It is pretty tough cookies, this calligraphy business.  Lots of stuff to remember and it turns out I have a heavy hand.  Who knew?? I have been at it two weeks and I am still tracing as I don’t feel comfortable with the letters yet.   Oh well.  I will persevere and hopefully this time next year will be penning lovely works of art.

Calligraphy practice 2


New Years Eve DIY Roundup

Monday, December 30, 2013

I must admit that it is a little difficult not to feel slightly depressed about the Monday after Christmas.  The wonderful holiday season and the justification of eating unlimited cookies is gone.  Gone gone.  Luckily we have one more night for glittery glitzy sparkliness and indulgence before we have to admit that it is January which to be honest has never been one of my favorites.  Sorry January.  You put far too much pressure on me to go to the gym.  That’s mean.  We have some small plans which hopefully include a cute outfit which will definitely be coming from items already in my closet because I am currently on a spending FREEZE.   I would say it was self imposed but it is actually bank account imposed.  Anywho, I am getting super side tracked today.  Colleen and I have not had any time over Christmas to do any New Years DIYs for you guys but there are plenty of fun ones already circulating the internet so I thought we would just share some of them with y’all in case you have missed them.

New Years DIYs


1. A pretty and easy tray diy from House of Earnest for your New Years bar cart.  Who doesn’t love a tray?

2. You should probably make one of these fun and different party hats.  One is made from packing material that you most likely already have on hand from all the millions of Christmas presents for others (and yourself) that you ordered from the internets.

3.  Snowflake decor made from pipe cleaners.  Maybe we just leave these pretties up all the way through January.

4. Giant sequin diy for your wall.  Giant sequins.  Enough said.

5.  Confetti wands for the big moment.  This looks super fun and super messy.

Hopefully some of these great ideas will help y’all make your New Years even more festive.


We’ll take a cup of kindness yet..

Sunday, January 1, 2012

For Auld Lang Syne!  Happy New Years everyone!  We wish you all the very best this year!!






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