Hey guys! Lately I’ve been feeling really artsy, and as I’m also in the process of redesigning my room to a wanderlust/adventure/boho theme, I thought I’d share some of my crafts with you! This craft is a candle with a map imprinted on it, but you can also do this with any design, including photos or your own art. This is how you do it!
Hi everybody! Can you believe that it is actually January first? Yeah, me neither. I actually have to do school today, and when you are reading this, I am probably going to be crunching away at my exams. Oh joy. (That was sarcastic if you didn’t catch it)
Did you know that seven days after New Year’s Eve is when the most suicides are committed? The reason why is because it is when they realize that they have “failed” at their New Year’s resolutions and feel like there’s nothing to live for.
I wasn’t going to post this late, but somehow the day got away from me. I know most of you are done celebrating and, if you are like me, are cuddling up and drinking hot cocoa.
Oh, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!!! In case you haven’t noticed, it is already December 11th, or in other places of the world, December 12th, which for me is really big. I live my year in expectation of the fun, bright, and fantastic Christmas Season.
When my family decorates for Christmas, we all get together, drink eggnog, and listen to Christmas carols while we hang up our favorite homemade ornaments and laugh to (or above) our heart’s desire. There is honestly nothing more beautiful than that.
Finally a logical and good use for popsicle sticks. And they are so cute!
These are absolutely beautiful. A little bit of rustic, a little bit of glam and you can’t go wrong. 😉
Like I said before, a little bit of rustic, a little bit of glam, and you can’t go wrong. This one will make anywhere seem like home.
Okay, so this glorified tree branch reminds me of the story of the Twelve Princesses, where they walk through the silver forest, except in real life. I literally just love the thought of a silvery sparkly branch that I don’t argue with the fact that glitter will get everywhere.
This little guy is so cute, homey, and just lights me up. (That pun was definitely intended)
If all else fails, make a garland. It’s literally so easy, you can find the supplies almost anywhere, and it instantly cheers up any space.
Although one of the more extensive projects on the list, I’m pretty sure all of us can agree that the glitter reindeer head is simply fabulous.
Was anything ever and darling as this? I want one so badly, so if you’re gonna give me a gift. 😉
This is so amazing that at first I thought it was painted metal, but no. It’s a cardboard star!
So cute like a mini forest! Can you say no to these little charmers?
This one officially breaks the “No Snowmen in the House” rule…but it’s worth it, even my mom agrees.
And that officially wraps up my post.
Have a very merry Christmas,
Okay, so I don’t usually write posts except on Mondays and Wednesdays, but this post deserved a little bit of breaking the rules…I got nominated for the Liebster Award! First off I’d like to thank Josie from Write Through the Night for nominating me. (Not only that, but I was the first one on her list!)
Here Are The Rules:
1. acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
4. Nominate 11 blogs
5. Notify those blogs of their nomination
6. Give them 11 questions to answer
So, as you can see, it’s a bit of a chain effect, but it’s also a great way for blogs no get noticed and be friendly to other bloggers.
Here are the questions Joce gave me:
If you could only read books by one author for your whole life, who would it be?
Can I just read books by ever author? There are so many good ones that its so hard to choose because each author has a different world trapped inside of them, but I guess if I had to choose I’d choose C.S. Lewis. He has so many books and all of them are so good!
Would you rather live in a gingerbread house or one made of chocolate?
Definitely chocolate, as long as it would magically regenerate and wouldn’t melt in the sun! Because honestly I would probably stop every once and a while to have a snack!
You have $200,000 to travel the world– where would you go
Everywhere! That’s a lot of money, and I really just like flying to new places and exploring their culture and natural beauty and architecture.
What’s your opinion on eating while reading?
It’s like eating popcorn while watching a movie! It makes it 10x more exciting! Especially when you’re drinking hot cocoa and eating cookies and reading books!
Swimming! I’m a competitive swimmer and have been for several years now. (Key word competitive. I am very very competitive)
Are you more of a talker or a listener?
I’m more of a listener, or prefer the term observer. When I go to parties I just sit in that small secluded corner and observe everyone for inspiration for stories and poems.
Which food group could you never live without?
Vegetables. I love vegetables…I know this is kind of weird but if I just have a bag of prewashed lettuce, I’ll be happy.
Weirdest/most unpopular opinion that everyone judges you for?
This is a hard one. I don’t know. I’m very quiet about my opinions, but I’m a Christian and some people don’t really agree with my worldview because of that.
Describe yourself in one word
Creative. I like to think that I’m very creative and write good stories and poetry. (You guys can be the judges of that.)
If you had to rip off the covers of every single book you own, or give them all away (and never own any again) would you do it?
Yes! I wouldn’t risk getting rid of my amazing collection of the best books ever written. I love my books, and most of them are falling apart because they’ve been read so many times anyways.
Best thing to do to kill free time.
Adventuring! My motto is this: There is not time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this. And it’s true! Why sit around when you can be off exploring an amazing place! That and writing about my life on my blog.
Now 11 random facts about me:
My favorite candy is Reese’s
My favorite soda is Dr. Pepper
I am 14
I’ve never lived in one place for more than 3 years
I play piano
I’m not a very good artist
I love cooking
This is my third blog I’ve ever started, and by far the most successful
I have pronounce “aunt” like a proper New Englander
My favorite movies are the Star Wars episodes!
Who I Nominate:
What is/are your favorite TV Shows?
What is one thing you’d like to become better at?
What was the last gift you received?
What is a long term goal of yours?
What is your dream day?
What do you do when you’re bored?
If you could try any job for a week, which job would you choose?
What is one weird thing about you?
Do you prefer staying home, or going out and about?
If you became president, what is the first thing you would do?
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Thanks again to Josie from Write Through The Night, and be sure to check out the other blogs.
I love it when someone makes a gift for me instead of just buying it at the store, because it shows how much that person really cares, but in all honestly a lot of people don’t do it anymore, except maybe a few close friends. The reason why? Because they simply don’t know what to make me. They remember back in their teen years how they wanted the newest this and the newest that and then figure that I must want it too, right?
Maybe it’s my inner romantic, or the fact that I am a true nefelibata, but in all honesty, I LOVE it when people make gifts for me, and I ESPECIALLY love it if its something I will actually use, like the movie night box, or the headbands, or the coffee cozy…okay well pretty much EVERYTHING on this post I would love to receive for Christmas this year. And the best part is that they are all (mostly) simple and (mostly) cheap, so you can be thrifty and thoughtful at the same time. So trust me, as a Teen Girl I can guarantee that these gifts will be well loved by almost any girl.
Isn’t this adorable? Not only that, but I’m pretty sure that every teen girl drinks coffee, and those who don’t drink tea (and most also drink Starbucks).
These are so cute, and they should satisfy the inner elegance that most girls have. Not only that, but they’re a fun room accessory.
This is for the inner princess that lives in all of us. Am I the only one who dances around my house singing Disney songs? Cute, yet simple.
Every girl loves her lip balm, and not only are these homemade, but they’re cuter than the ones at the store!
Every girl has to deal with the hassle of keeping her lovely locks in place, and headbands are the perfect way to do that! With four different simple designs, any teen in your life will be happy to receive this gift.
Who doesn’t love a cute pair of mittens? Not only that, but this is an incredibly simple project.
Sharpie mugs are so cute, and like I said before with the coffee cozy, what teen girl doesn’t drink coffee? Or tea? Or some warm beverage?
Every teen girl like to put her feet up and relax every once and awhile, and Bath Bombs are one of our favorite ways.
These are so beautiful, simple, and earth friendly. Any girl would love to have these as a room decoration!
What girl doesn’t like snuggling up with a blanket for an at home movie night, eating popcorn and chocolate, and crying over dead characters? Am I right?
Thanks so much for reading my small insignificant post! Be sure to comment below which gift you want to give the teen girl in your life, and any other questions or comments below!