Friday, September 30, 2011

Melted crayon art.

I came across this last night and decided to make it. 
So. Awesome.

Would you like to learn how?

Okay, first things first. 
This is what you need:

1. A canvas. You can purchase it at any Wal-mart. Between 8-10 dollars.

2. A hairdryer. Any will do.

 3. Crayons. How ever many you like. 
(I got the bigger canvas and a box of 48 crayons. Worked out perfectly.)

4. Glue. I used Elmers, not my best decision. Use a better glue.
It worked fine, just took a long time to dry.

5. Once you have all of your supplies, glue the crayons onto the canvas. 
Do it however you want. I chose rainbow order.
It worked nicely.
6. When they are all glued on, hold the canvas so that the crayons are at the top and tip it a little.
Then start blowdrying.
The best way is to start at one side and progressively move down the crayon line.
Be patient. It takes a few minutes to get the crayons to drip.
Just let them drip down the canvas.
(You need to hold it up the whole time while you are blowdrying.)

7. When the drips have reached the desired point on the canvas, lay it flat. 
It takes like three minutes to dry.
And ta-da!
Finished project.
Freaking so sweet.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

To be, or not to be. It doesn't matter.

Living in a world where everyone tries to please everyone else, gets difficult. 
You say things over and over again because it's what they want to hear.
You say those things so much, that you can't even remember if they are what you really believe.
You feel like there is only one way to live and if you aren't following the footsteps of others, then you wont get support from anyone. 
The sentence,
"Oh, I'm actually not going to school right now."
becomes a conversation killer. 
You don't know what you want anymore.

Maybe this was the wrong decision.
What if I'm supposed to be doing that?
Should I be here?
What if I am missing out because I chose this instead?

I'm positive that I am not the only one who has had those thoughts.
But guess what.
It doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter what you chose.
living at home, 
moving out, 
where to go to school, 
what to study,
where to work,
It doesn't matter what you decide to do.
Because that is the thing.
YOU decide.
If it makes you happy, then do it.
No one else matters.
Forever I thought that there was a specific plan I needed to follow and if I didn't follow it perfectly, then my life just wouldn't go the way it should.
But that's not how it works.
YOU pick what you want to do.
YOU pick where you want to do it.
Then everything else falls into place.
It's okay to change your mind.
Your entire life doesn't need to be decided right this very second. 
In fact, even if you do plan it all out, it most likely wont go according to plan.
Things happen.
You change.
And nothing is wrong with that.
I would think something is wrong if you decided what you wanted when you were six and haven't changed your mind one bit since. 
Because you grow and learn new things, therefore changing the way you think. 
When you are introduced to more of the world, then you have more choices. 
Just choose what makes you happy.
It may take awhile to find out what that "thing" is. 
You may have to try 100 things to realize what you want to do with your life.
That's fine. 
It's your life.
Stop living it the way others want you to. 
Do exactly what you want. 
Be happy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's a problem.

I went through all of my clothes again. 
And found this many to get rid of. 
Not sure how I missed all of this last time I went through them..
But hey.
At least it made a difference in my wardrobe this time.
 Now there is room to buy new stuff.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

September, already?

Remember how I said I would do a monthly giveaway?
Well, I"m going to try to stay true to that statement.

So here is September's giveaway...

I'm giving away a $25 gift card to H&M!
This is what you need to do to win:
Tell me the best love story you've ever heard.
(It has to be real.)
Whether it is your parent's, grandparent's, neighbor's, or your own.
Send me an email at telling me the story.
In the subject line put your name.
First and last.
You have until Saturday to email me!
Good luck!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Just watch.

Next time you are complaining,
Or thinking about how you don't like who you are,
Watch this video.

Then maybe you will at least be grateful you know how old you are.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Don't cry over spilled milk.

"I love kissing your dad. It still gives me chills."

Sometimes, all you really need in life is a good old fashioned heart to heart with your mom.
Even though you may think otherwise, she actually can imagine how you feel.
And surprisingly enough,
She was your age at one time. 
She had to overcome all of the same ages you do to get where she is now.
And she had problems too.
But once you find someone who is just right for you, 
Those problems don't even matter.
You won't even remember why they mattered so much back then.
No matter where you are
High school, college, or just living,
The problems that you are going through right now will end.
And you will move on.
Life has a lot to offer. 
So don't waste all of your time crying over spilled milk. 
Wipe it up, and move on.
There will be plenty more glasses to drink and spill.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Good Saturday. Bad Saturday. Great Saturday.

Using 18 CD's to copy all of your music from your home computer to your laptop?
Finding out half of those songs transferred as the wrong song title?
Definitely not okay.
Getting a letter from a missionary that you don't even know?
Dropping your  phone and having the screen completely shatter?
Meeting two guys and ending up hanging out with them all night?
Incredibly awesome.
One of them being extremely hilarious and quite good looking?
Even better.

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's okay.

I've always been really good at hiding my feelings.
And making it seem like everything is okay.
I'm excellent at avoiding the question,
"What's wrong?"
And I am superb at keeping people out of my personal life.

But when it comes down to it, 
I don't want to keep people out anymore.
Because sometimes I need to talk to someone.
And sometimes I just want to be emotional for a minute.
But no one is there if you push them all away.
Sometimes it is okay to just let someone in.
And it's okay to fall apart every now and then.
It helps if someone is there to pick up the pieces.

You don't need to be strong at all times.
If you need to fall on someone just for a little bit while you find yourself again,
It's okay.
And let someone help you back up.

And sometimes, it's okay not to be perfect.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cheers to the freaking weekend.

Super comfy clothes. Check.
Bowl of popcorn. Check.
Huge water so I don't have to get up. Check. 
Bagel bites. Check. 
Favorite blanket. Check.
All my favorite chick flicks. Check.
My laptop so I can blog stalk. Check.
 Enjoy your Friday.