Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIY Paper Trays


Yes, another picture! Don't worry, I have my essay-post in the works! It should be here soon! 

In the mean time, I have too many loose papers on my desk. And after a random spurt of organizing brought on the other day, I have rediscovered that I have a desk. The papers can't stay loose, however, so I knew that I had to do something to wrangle them and make them look at least a bit more tidy than they were when they just sat on my desk, tucked into each other at weird angles.

Inspired by something I think I saw on Pinterest (can't remember, honestly), I hocked a cereal box from the kitchen and chopped the thing in half! These halves of cardboard then became destined to be painted, Sharpied, and beautified before sitting on my desk and organizing my endless sheaves of papers!

It was a great way to occupy my time today, and I got to feel like I made something pretty useful out of nothing. Upcycling for the win!

Now, back to that essay blog post!

Have a great Tuesday, my friends. ♥

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Creating Creativity!

I've decided to shake things up a bit with the topics of my blog posts, which I have honestly been looking forward to for quite some time, and shall begin a series of new topics quite soon! I have been looking over many premade lists of things to write about, and while I was about to start following that list today, I held down backspace and decided to do something a bit more creative, a bit more me, for this sort of thing.

Firstly, I post a lot of pictures. Lots. I'm a happy photographer. But I am also a writer and wish to write MORE on this blog. I want to discuss my thoughts and feelings more, and I know that journaling such things is supposed to be healthy for one. I've never been a diary-keeper, and I don't plan on writing anything that personal here, but I want to write more about my views on this wonderful world I capture in pictures!

Secondly, along the lines of me being a writer...I'm one of those people who like to write essays. I could be paid to do it and I would be happy. This is pretty self-explanatory here and goes back to the point above. Though worry not! I shan't be posting huge, lengthy slices of my brain. I may do some other things to shake up my posts, too.

So I've got some plans for this blog right now, plans that will help me get rid of the creative energy building up in me. In this process, I do hope that I can inspire others to be fearless and break free of any molds they think they have fallen into. Go forth and be creative, my dears! It feels quite lovely and certainly helps to make a day bright with imaginative cheer.

Wish me luck in the planning of these new ideas! 

Have a lovely Tuesday, all!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Fish and Fruit Fondues & Fireworks! (Happy Fourth of July!)




























What a wonderful 4th! Started the day out fishing with my mom and sister, then had two wonderful fondues (fish, veggie, and cheese fry in one, chocolate in the other -- superbly done by Mom) for dinner, ending the wonderful day with family fireworks in the front yard. 

Simplicity abounds, and I love it that way. I don't like complicated get-togethers; just laughter, love, and family. Simpler things are so precious, and those are the things I adore and treasure most. The Lord has blessed me and my family so much. Life, even if rough on us sometimes, really is good! These times prove it! Now I shall tuck myself into bed and listen to the fireworks boom in the distance!

Happy 4th, everyone! Love you all! God Bless America! ♥