Christmas lights – why did I think I needed so many?
extension cords – why can’t I use them and hide the cords effectively?
clueless people – why can’t I tolerate them?
holiday when people with no taste choose to decorate – ditto
holiday inflatables – ditto
pocket knife – what I’d like to do to the inflatables
rose-colored glasses – what everyone’s wearing this season
glass half full – filled to the rim!
men – need I say more?
Here is a collection of crafty ideas I found on some of the blogs I’ve been reading. Some really cool things I think!
Hand-lettered gift wrap – Make unusual gift wrap and boxes for one of a kind gifts
Handmade gift wrap
Decoupage sunglasses – tailor those cheap sunglasses to fit your personality
Modge Podge book at Amazon
Wind Up Paper Butterflies – as seen on Handmade Charlotte
DIY Paper Butterflies
Design your own custom fabric at Spoonflower
Ingenious use of old skateboard (and it’s not a backsplash or used as tiles)
Skateboard Wheeled Cubby
Let me know if you try any of this stuff? Looks fun. I really like the old skateboard caddy (above).
Some of life’s unanswered questions:
What type of bird is Woodstock?
Would it have been possible for Humpty Dumpty to be put back together again? Conspiracy?
Who shot JFK?
Was Little Red Riding Hood in cahoots with the Big Bad wolf?
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
What type of bird is a Peep?
Why do dogs roll in nasty smelling stuff?
Any fun answers?
Have any of you heard of Tagxedo? It’s a great site you can go to and create a “word cloud” from either the posts on your blog or just words you type (maybe a poem) or anything that you like. I think it’s really innovative. Above is my word cloud for this blog in the shape of a heart. You can use different shapes such as a star, a dove, etc.
Tagxedo, in a nutshell, is a way to “turn words, such as famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.”
Try it out for yourself! It’s super fun. I can’t wait to try some of my poems on there.
Don’t rain on my parade. If I think it’s great, then you think it’s great. If I ask you for a critique and want your criticism then I’ll ask for it. Otherwise be happy and encouraging to me.
Know it alls. I cant stand them. We all know someone who takes what we say and finds some type of problem or puts a wrench in it.
I find I will tend to not tell others about things because they are the type to “yuck my yum”. I will, instead, keep things inside.
I believe that’s why Pinterest is so popular and mood boards are a great way to express yourself and plan things.
So next time someone tells you their exciting idea they totally “yum”, don’t “yuck” it up.