Sunday, October 26, 2014

Prayers Needed

Hello Everyone,
Lately you've probably noticed that the blog has been kind of quiet. Well, a lot has been going on and I haven't felt the urge, much less the energy to write a post. Usually this is due to school work but lately its been due to more important matters. 

If you've been a follower of the blog, then you know about my crafty partner in crime Sparky. Even though Sparky is a ten year old maltese, I still refer to him as my little puppy. He has been sick on and off for the past few months and got diagnose with diabetes last Wednesday. Ever since Wednesday he has been getting sicker and sicker. The doctors believe he is in something called diabetic ketoacidosis which is very deadly disease. Right now we are giving him a fluids (since he is not eating) through an iv on his back. This whole process has been very scary and eye opening to how serious diabetes in dogs truly is. 

At this point there not much more we can do but wait on God to lead, guide and direct us on what to do next. I keep praying that God will heal Sparky and give him the urge to eat. If you guys could say a prayer for the little guy, I would greatly appreciated it. He means so much to me and I just love him. 

Also if you guys have any tips about diabetic dogs, I would love to hear them. You can leave a comment below or e-mail me


Monday, October 20, 2014

Grab A Mug

Follow Your Dreams Mug - Stylish Ceramic Mug
Hello Everyone,
Since the weather is getting chiller, that means its not only time to break out the scarves but its time to break out the mugs and hot chocolate. Lately I've been seeing tons of pretty typographic mugs on Etsy and thought it would be fun to round up a few of my favorites 

Paris Is Always A Good Idea Mug
Coffee Mug
A Life She Loved Mug
Eat Cake For Breakfast Mug
Wouldn't you love to wake up in the morning with one of these mugs in your cabinet? My super de duper favorite ones out of the bunch are '' Paris Is Always A Good Idea'' and ''Eat Cake For Breakfast''. I just love the graphic look of typographic mugs, there clean, simple and the phrase on the mug really stands out. 

Since were talking about mugs, we might as well talk about drinks. Currently, I'm drinking dark hot chocolate every morning. If you've never tried dark hot chocolate, you need to because its soooo good. Some mornings (mostly on the weekends), I'll add a dollop of whip cream and some mini chocolate chips on top. I swear, its so yummy! 

What are you currently drinking this fall? Also what are your thoughts on typographic mugs?

xo Katie 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simple Halloween Sticker Candy Dish DIY

Hello Everyone,
Were already into the third week of October and I haven't posted a Halloween inspired project! I know, that sort of bad for craft blogger but better late than never. So today I'm going to be showing you how to make a super simple Halloween inspired candy dish. This project would be great for pre-teens or anybody (cough,cough) who is a wee bit order and just wants to decorate there space. The project itself only involves two supplies and is really inexpensive to make.  

Candle Jar

Step 1: Clean out your candle jar. You can read this post where I explain my method for cleaning out candle jars. 

Step 2: Once your candle jar is cleaned out and completely dry (both inside and out), start applying your Halloween stickers. You can apply your stickers all around the jar (like I did) or make some sort of pattern. The possibility for stickers and patterns are endless.

Once your happy with the look of your jar, fill it up with candy and your done!

I loved how my candy dish turned out! The stickers that I used were either squares or rectangles, so applying them all around the jar, (I think) gave the jar a nice clean look. This project would also be a great way, to use up any left over Halloween stickers (from varies stickers packs) you may have been saving.  

What do you think? Do you like this Halloween Sticker Candy Dish?

xo Katie 

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Favorite DIYs Right Now: Pumpkin Edition

Galaxy Art Pumpkin DIY
Hello Everyone,
Happy Friday! Since I haven't done much blogging in a while (due to school), I'm taking advantage of the extra time I have today to write this little post. Yay for extra time!  

Lately, I been seeing some amazing pumpkin diys. For example, look at that galaxy pumpkin above! Have you ever seen a more cooler pumpkin? Seeing all these decorated pumpkins makes me what to run down to the store, buy a pumpkin then get out all my paints and glitters. So in honor of the pumpkin season and to provide a bit of inspiration, I thought it would be fun to write  a '''My Favorite DIY's Right Now: Pumpkin Edition'' post.  

Be prepared to have you crafty minds blown because some of these diys are so simple to make and just plan awesome! 

DIY Burger Pumpkins
DIY Copper Striped Pumpkins
office supply pumpkins
Marbled Pumpkins

I'm loving that hamburger pumpkin! Have you done any pumpkin decorating this year?

xo Katie 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Scrap Ribbon House Sign DIY

Hello Everyone,
Long time no see! I took a bit of an unexpected break from blogging because of school but today I'm back with a fun diy. 

This diy was actually inspired by Aleene's new Quick Dry Fabric Fusion glue. I managed to get a free sample (last month) which ended up being a full size bottle and was really excited to use it. So I came up with a simple project that not only uses the glue but those ribbon scraps you may have lying around. I also will be writing full review on this new glue once I make a few more projects with it. Until then, you can learn how to make your own scrap ribbon house sign!

Wooden House
Aleene's Quick Dry Fabric Fusion (or any other fabric glue)
Hemp Cord
Scissors (not pictured)

Step 1: Lay out your ribbon in the order you want to glue them in. Once your happy with your design, glue each piece of ribbon down in its place.

Step 2: When your ribbon is dry, cut off any pieces that are hanging over the edge. 

Step 3: Flip your house over and glue a piece of hemp cord to the back. 

When the glue is dried, your all done!

I just loved making this project because it was so fun to combine different ribbons to come up with a ''winning'' color combo. Now, you don't have to use a wooden house as your main look. At the craft store they sell tons of different wooden shapes like hearts or triangles, so just make whatever suit your fancy. I also thought this sign would be cute as part of a gallery wall or in a space where you have other inspirational pieces.

Do you like this way of using ribbon scraps?

xo Katie

*This was not a sponsored post by Aleene's or ILOVETOCREATE. I also got the new glue by requesting a free sample through an offer ILOVETOCREATE had online*
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