Life has been pretty crazy over here. Summer events (like ROCK USA, wahoo), Haven, the Blog Redesign, and Photo Shoots-- let alone keeping up with the house and garden-- has me running around like a nut.
Yesterday I revealed a super simple Washi Tape Cord Organization project to add to the Frosting for Craft with What You Got party, and today I’m back with another quick one. At first I was a bit intimidated by something as simple as glorified Scotch Tape, probably because two recent crafty projects failed (only one was actually documented).
Washi tape is like crack to crafters out there. It’s a must have, and must have it neatly stored organized by colors of the rainbow (don’t believe me click here).
Moving on, this next project was also a baby step in cautiously treading water with all things crafty. It is also a project to check off the Haven ‘ol Conference To Do List. Presenting Washi Tape Labels/Tags:
It’s another tag for my stuff, although this time I fully plan on lugging a powerstrip to the convention and sending out a thoughtful tweet inviting everyone to get their charge on. Pretty cool huh?
They were finished off with a dash of washi-tape on the front and racing stripes in back, just for fun.
The tag has a few neat features including two suggested hash tags and even my Instagram and Twitter username left behind to track the traveling surge protector (which is lovingly named Surgio). He’s a bit wonky and dated, but hopefully his younger and cuter blue brother will be swapped out after finding him from a really good game of hide and seek.
This project was also cheap with the Washi Tape gifted to me and the cardstock was lying around from the last batch of business cards, costing another big fat $0.00. Gotta love free projects!
Hopefully ladies (and gents) will find it useful to charge and go. My vision is to capture photos during the trip beginning with the airport. It would be a dream for people to Instagram and tweet shout-outs to get the word out there during the conference. Only time will tell.
Have you ever tried to think outside the box for clever projects?
P.S. I was not paid or perked from any of these vendors; I just happily picked up the supplies necessary for the job.
How can something as simple and small as washi tape, be so intimidating? It probably had a lot to do with two failed projects (one I haven’t blogged about in pure shame) to link up with Danielle from Framed Frosting’s link party called Craft with What You Got . Seriously, there may or may not have been horrible daydreams of being mummified by the sticky little roll.
Oh and if you haven’t heard of washi tape, check out thisPinterest Boarddedicated to it. It’s like the crafting world’s catnip.
Labeled cords are great for camping, overnight trips, sleepovers, conferences, or any group gathering. You may notice this project is nothing new, but I’m here to tell you that it was so quick and easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
Anywho, this time I took it easy and started with something small. Something that is one more thing off the ‘ol Conference checklist, presenting Washi Tape Cell Phone Cord Tags:
Mark your stuff people! With a room full of three other lovely ladies, something’s bound to get mixed up. It just makes it easier and one less thing to worry about. And a phone charger, well it’s just not something you want to live without on a business trip.
This project is super easy, and pretty cheap.Especially if you have the tape lying around (it was actually included in theMaidae Mixer goodie bag), which was the case here costing a whopping $0.00.
Basically figure out your placement and size, wrap the tape around the cord, and press to seal. Cut a triangle for flags or use some squiggly craft scissors. Embellish as you please. I also added my email address on the back. The washi tape should fit on most cell phone heavy hitters Apple Iphones, Androids (with micro usb).
That’s it, quick and easy Washi Tape project. I have another Washi Tape project up my sleeve coming acha soon.
Wow 25 weeks of What I Wore Fantastic Friday’s!! This week will hopefully hold a special place in my heart for the drastic change in hairstyles that occurred on Wednesday. It may sound annoying or not even much to some (pssht 17+ inches, whatevs), but I’m still brushing that phantom hair and putting too much shampoo in my hair. Let’s not forget the entertaining learning curve of wrangling wild bed-head and clothing options to ‘go with’ the new ‘do (who knew it would be so much fun!!). Seriously, I should have caught the hilarity struggling to manage the Alfalfa hair on film.
Anywho, onto the point of today’s post, What I wore this fantastically-fabulous Friday.
Yesterday close friends and family saw a snippet into a new hairstyle I’m proudly rocking over on Facebook. The new do is drastically different from the long locks I’ve been sporting for the past 2 ½ years. So today, I’d like to share my experience of donating to Locks of Love...
I don’t know about you but donating anything not only makes you feel warm and fuzzy but also provides to someone in need. Whether its clothing that no longer fits, money to charitable causes, blood, or simply your time to an organization, the little things add up and pay it forward. Nothing like it.
See when I was a kid when my parents couldn’t agree if they liked my hair short or long.
Can’t believe I’m showing old pics, Ha! Rockin' pink zebra hand-me downs since the 90’s?!
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We’ve been busy in the
backyard for the past couple weeks, well actually ALL spring/summer long. We’ve
had our share of hot and muggy weather which has brought us new challenges to
protect our garden from drying up like the Sahara Desert. There are quite a few photos to sort through
but I can’t wait to have another full post breakdown.
In the meantime, here’s a
preview of how far along we’ve come:
The photos don’t do the
garden justice, as that thing is HUGE.
Two weekends ago we were
also busy digging up sod for yet another project:
Hope everyone enjoyed the fireworks last night, and had a safe and fantabulous Independence day. Our holiday was amazing. I also introduced a summery drink to a lovely lady in my life, an adult orange creamsicle, and it was a hit. I have to say we had an inconsiderate idiot who lit off fireworks too close for comfort, but thankfully no one was hurt.
Today is Friday, which means it’s time for this week’s What I Wore this Fantastic Friday.
Ever get frustrated not finding the exact information you are looking for? Well that happened to me a couple days ago when trying to find a particular app in the Windows Store.
Having Windows 8 for the past six months or so has been a fun learning curve (alright so I’m a geek for techy stuff sometimes). However, after noticing apps on my tablet didn’t include a search feature, well let’s just say it was a major inconvenience. After some Google searching to no avail, I discovered the solution and am here today to provide the answer in the form of this short video:
A couple things to note:
There are multiple ways to use this search feature and it can be used on other apps you’ve already installed.
I'm sure every-once in awhile, everyone feels overwhelmed, defeated, lazy, exhausted, and/or uninspired. Even Bill Gates. Sure he probably pays someone to take care of that too. Bill if your reading, I didn't mean that, please read this page. What I'm really here to say today is: do whatever you have to do to find your way out of that hole, believe in yourself. If you need some time to refocus, do it, but cap that time so it doesn't turn into weeks, months, or years.
Seek out sources, the internet has ideas around every corner. Try this link, it helped me out of my latest rut. Check out the video, it's an oldie (2008) but goodie. Sure it may be business orientated, but it's easy to relate. Watch the video daily, re-read the offending words, make friends with a Drill Sergeant, just get out there and be pro-active. That didn't do the trick? Look for key note speakers in your area, free lectures at your local collage, attend seminars, talk to a friend who is really good at giving you a pep talk. Don't have a friend like that? Get out there and make one.
Hey you, yeah you. You look awesome. You're brilliant! I like your smile. You have the best laugh. You're cooler than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Planeteers, and Power Rangers combined. Complement someone else, it will make you feel better too. Go out there, make your future [or current] grandchildren proud! What motivates you?