so this is not the easiest post to write, because i wasn’t telling anyone about this – let alone telling … anyone who’d want to read. but after going through the experience, i felt so incredibly compelled to talk about it openly, because i think i would have felt a lot better during it had i been talking about it, or having had known more about miscarriages prior.
yay! first DIY of 2016! i’ve been wanting to make myself a little apron for a while now because i’m petite and i just don’t like most aprons for style or for fit. naturally, i wanted to make this as simple as possible — so this DIY takes a few minutes and almost no steps. it’s no sew and basically no anything besides cutting!
happy new year! i’m finaaaally back. i’ve been back from mexico for a week, but needed one more week off so i could really step away and take a break (and my day job has also been a bit nuts getting back.) but i’m happy to be back in the swing of things, and ready to get back into a normal routine where i’m not a little stress ball at all times.
even though i don’t really make resolutions on new years, i try to evaluate the good and bad of the year, and things i could definitely improve on — because even just noticing is maybe a step in the right direction. so here are my goals for this year. Read More
this is the last post for the year — it’s time to celebrate the holiday and finally take a big much needed break. we’re taking it easy for xmas and do a low key celebration with pajamas and movies — and i’m going to attempt to make my first annual bread pudding (and then if i do well, i want to make it every year). then we’re going to cabo with my in-laws until january — i am so excited to get away and have a break from everything.
2015 feels like it just flew by — there were some big changes and this year was really the first time i felt like a real grownup, although i just yesterday didn’t answer the front door for a stranger by saying my mommy and daddy weren’t home.
first – i wanted to roundup some of my favorite posts from this year.
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almost makes mixtape / xmas
since i last updated you guys on the studio, there has been a lot of progress! i feel like i can have it basically done by january and start moving my things in. after i had it the shelves demoed, and the room insulated and drywalled, TaskRabbit reached out to me about having a tasker help out – which was perfect timing because i need all the help i can get before the holidays.
diy / holiday / xmas
as i’ve said many many times, i’m so freaking into christmas — just the fun stuff like the presents and the music and the decorating and the eating (i mean, i’m still jewish). i’ve made an annual christmas mixtape but this year, i’ve made it longer. this one is over an hour so will for sure last well through present opening or christmas dinner. i skipped some of my favorites that i’ve already included because i like to mix things up.
before it’s too late, i wanted to share an easy christmas ornament project that you can do this weekend! i love making ornaments for xmas because you can keep one and give the rest to your relatives or friends so you all have matching ones, which is super sweet when you really think about it.
i loooove ceramic hands and sadly only have three in my house, so i decided the tree needed some too. these are super easy to make, because once you’ve made one, you can make a bunch more using the first as a template.
01. condition your clay to get it nice and soft. form a ball and then use your rolling pin to roll it out flat.
02. cut your shape, like pictured above. once you’ve cut out the hand, use your blade to basically just score the finger creases.
03. once you’re happy with the first one, do the same for the rest of the ornaments by just placing it on top of more clay and tracing the shape with your blade.
04. poke a hole through the hand with a toothpick and make sure it’s large enough that it’ll fit a piece of string.
05. bake according to package directions. let cool.
06. once dry, you can paint if you’d like — i debated how to paint them for quite some time so i decided to leave them simple. apply a layer of gloss glaze.
07. tie string, hang on your tree!