1. Let the
These are just plain awesome. So chic, so simple to make, and with the real versions sporting price tags in the hundreds of dollars, it's no wonder these DIY knock-offs are taking the craft-world by storm, giving their exorbitantly priced high end predecessors a real run for their money. Spoiler alert: this is one of the many projects I alluded to currently having in the works, and I could not be more excited. I'm kind of nervous about how it's going to turn out since I'm still so new to crafting, but if it's even halfway worthwhile it'll be an excellent addition to my decor!
2. Pantry Perfection
Using clear glass or plastic containers with custom labels for bulk food storage is just about one of the most fantastic organizing things I've seen yet. And that's really saying something because I am obsessed with all things organization.
Jen from IHeart Organizing (one of my favorite blogs) was featured on HGTV's show "Clean Freaks" showcasing her similarly awe-inspiring kitchen organization system. After every shopping trip, she immediately pours all her groceries in to her own beautiful glass containers. She calls it convenient, I call it transcendent! If I have the time and the money and the storage space to start something like this in the near future, you'd better believe I'm just crazy enough to commit to it.
3. Furry Friends
|Bunnicula - my fiesty lionhead rabbit|
|Laurie - my affectionate mix-breed pup|
Okay, okay.... not really directly craft-related, per se. But, these lovable cuddle-bugs are among my favorites. I needed an excuse to give them a proper blog debut. And, as a matter of fact, my pup Laurie helps me with the majority of my projects in his own special way! In his mind, the success of each of my creative endeavors is contingent upon him being ever-present, always there to offer a supportive lick or a helping...... paw. That's unconditional love, guys.
4. Organized Entryways
These really don't require any explanation, just recognition for how great they look. With something this fantastic, attention must be paid. Can't wait to have a home of my own and an entryway to completely deck out!
5. My New Best Friend: the Manager at Michaels
Earlier today, I was making the rounds at the local crafts stores looking for some essential pieces for my Sunburst mirror and since I had some time to kill before meeting the boyfriend for dinner, I decided to mosey down the Cricut aisle. It was partly masochistic -- I don't own a Cricut (gasp!) and every single time I so much as see one I get hungry eyes worthy of a song by Eric Carmen. I would love to have a Cricut. I mean, without one, how could I possibly hope to realize my full crafting potential?
I was flabbergasted, but I didn't miss a beat before marching my happy tail to the cashier so that I could officially be the proud new owner of a Cricut, all thanks to one man who, in my opinion, should have sonnets penned and ballads composed in his honor.
So that wraps it up: a few of my favorite things to tide you over til the grand reveal of the projects I've been toiling over tirelessly. Hope you enjoy!