Monday-Tuesday Mash-Up : Take 2
Welcome to a new week!
I have seriously been missing my creative mojo while being sick for the last week and a half! In all honesty I haven’t done a single creative thing! I haven’t done much of anything really, except for catching up on sleep [which I have desperately needed] so I’m hoping-wishing-praying that I am on the upswing of things and can finally get rid of the Upper Respiratory Infection-Bronchitis-Ear & Eye Infections which have invaded my body for the last ten days.
Since I haven’t physically made anything crafty, I thought that I would share some of my favorite things right now, as I’ve done several times in the past. Some of them are creativity-related, others are not.
First let me say that if you are sick and not feeling well, my first piece of advice is to get/borrow/steal a snuggly puppy. They will for sure help you feel better. This is my Harley girl with her favorite stuffed animal and she hasn’t left my side all week. She loves laying in the “leg hug” provided while I sit in our recliner. Adorable. Seriously.
On to the next things! Since I’ve been stuck on the couch & recliner, I’ve taken advantage of our Chromecast [which I talk about in this post] to watch YouTube videos from some of my favorite crafty girls! I’ve actually set up the alert function on my phone so I’ll know when a new one is posted. Between Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner, my jaw has hit the floor more times than I can count – and that’s just in the last week. They are both filled with so much inspiration and kindness and I love that they share it with others. [One of my photos of the day for this week is actually a screenshot of my Instagram notification page where Jennifer commented at/towards me! It’s like she knows me! Insert squeal of excitement here!] With the winter holidays quickly approaching, they’re both sharing fabulous ideas, tips and tricks. They are both definitely worth checking out! Their blogs [Jennifer & Kristina] are pretty bad-ass as well and I aspire to be 1/10 as amazing as they are, someday.
Another thing that I’ve been loving is Propel Flavored Water. I know, I know, water is essentially free and I should just embrace it, but the subtle flavor this water provides is enough to keep me reaching for more [without that look of disgust and dread that I normally have when trying to drink more H2O!] I’ve only tried three flavors, the Berry, Cranberry Lime and the Lemon and I’ve really enjoyed all three of the them. I think the Cranberry Lime might be my favorite. They aren’t powered with flavor and it tastes like water, not like a watered down juice. Pretty delicious. I picked mine up at both Target and Walmart.
I just received my order from The Ton and I’m absolutely itching to get to work with this new set of stamps. The coordinating set of die-cuts was sold out before I could check out my cart, but I’m planning on seeing how hard/time consuming it would be to just fussy-cut the finished bows out. I have never been a fan of these actual bows in real life and yet I couldn’t resist buying these stamps. I think that the dual-step stamping just got me and I can’t wait to use them. There’s so many ideas and possibilities. I’m a big fan of making wrapped packages fancy and each year I try to do something new, but I’ve never used these bows. These stamps might just be a game-changer.
My momma picked me up a candle after I told her how much I loved it and I can’t wait to meet up with her to actually get the candle in my possession. A friend had one last year and every time I went to her house I fell in love with the scent a little more. It’s from Bath & Body Works and although it’s a little pricey, it’s so, so worth it.
That’s right, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles. Ahhh I can’t wait. It’s fall-y and sweet and I just can’t wait to light that big guy on fire! It’s only a seasonal release so if you’re interested [and you should be] I would high-tail it over to your local store ASAP. Or you can order online here. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
Tomorrow I’ll be back with some personal creative goodness and I hope you’ll come back and visit.