Calming

Earlier this year, my best friend, Andrea, made me this calming jar

This calming jar from @greenzoout is helping me get through today. #calm #glitter

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Having it on my desk at UGA helped keep me calm(ish) while working on my thesis. I recently moved it from my work station at home to my office at ListenUp and everyone here is envious. I found this tutorial and plan on making more for other LUP desks. Maybe it will promote some calm in all this choas. 🙂

Mockingjay Pumpkin Stencil

We haven’t gotten our pumpkins yet (I know, I know – we didn’t make it to the pumpkin patch this year.), but I’m hoping to watch Hocus Pocus & carve a few tonight. Not sure how I’ll carve mine, but the stencil I made for the Hunger Games shirt tutorial works as a pumpkin stencil, too. What do your jack-o-lanterns look like?

The method I use for making stencils is from Stencilry, which has some really great stencils, but I don’t think the site has been updated recently.

Hunger Games Stencil Tutorial

Congratulations to Lauren for winning the Mockingjay pin! Happy Hunger Games! 

Hunger Games midnight showing is TOMORROW!! (omgomgomgomg!) So, unless you want one of the weird character shirts from Hot Topic (you don’t), you probably don’t have time to get a themed shirt. Worry not! I’m going to show you how to make one! Tutorial after the jump!

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Mockingjay Pin Tutorial

After reading (and listening to and re-reading) the Hunger Games trilogy, I needed a Mockingjay pin for the midnight premiere (and every day). I browsed Amazon & etsy and came up disappointed by the options. So, I made my own.

Below the jump, you’ll find instructions on how to make your own. Alternatively, if you don’t want to make your own, you can click that picture and buy one of mine.

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