Thursday, March 22, 2012

DIY Chalkboard To-Do List

Hello All!

I hope you are having a lovely week. The sun has decided to show it's lovely, warm face, so I'm pretty content. I'm also so thankful for longer days and the opportunity to take pictures in the sunlight still lingering after work! It's the little things.
I want to share a little DIY I've had in process and finally finished yesterday. I love to make lists, mostly To-Do lists, but really for anything. There's something therapeutic about the process, even if I never look at the list again. Anyone with me?
Well, I wanted to stop using up so much paper with all these lists, and I've always wanted to make my own chalkboard paint, so my craft project was born. I followed this tutorial for my base chalkboard paint. I painted on an extra 8" x 10" canvas I had laying around, but something more sturdy might work better (also maybe something bigger, haha).

Recently, I've become obsessed with triangles. All the ideas floating around in my mind come out involving this shape, and I'm going along with it. I wanted to add a little detail to my chalkboard so I gathered a bunch of different materials and paper and cut... you guessed it... triangles!

Then I centered the first triangle and placed the others alternating up and down until I reached the edges. My triangles didn't all quite fit so I just trimmed the edges so they were flush with the canvas. Next, I glued them all on using a bit of Elmer's glue. It was a simple process and I wanted to continue all the way around as a border, but decided I needed that space for my all the items on my lists.

And the finished product turned out perfectly cute and practical! Just the way I like it. It would be perfect to write dinner menues on for kitchen display or parties. Maybe even a sweet note to the roomie or significant other. Have fun creating your own, personalized chalkboard!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Little Obsessions #4

1. Geometric Skirt 2. Bow Wedges 3. Feather Dress 4. Chalkboard DIY 5. Lush Beer Shampoo 6. Fabric Markers

Craft projects coming soon! I've had a lot of ideas rolling around in my head lately. I think it's even more important to spend time in creativity when most of my day is now spent at my desk job. Never let a day become dull!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wedge Wish

I've been eyeing these gorgeous wedges from Zara for the last couple months. I can't seem to get them out of my head. Can you see why? First order of business when I get my first paycheck from my new job: these shoes. Now to decide which color to buy...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Oh, The Places We Go

It's been awhile since I've had a chance to post on here, but I haven't forgotten! Life became a little crazy with a trip to see my parents and friends up north, a job interview, and a visit from a friend I lived with in Roma. It's been a whirlwind, but now I remember how much I love being busy. It makes lazy days like today so beautiful! Especially because the crazy is only going to continue. I finally found a full time job, which means less sleep and freedom, but the opportunity to learn more about my passion for marketing. Happiness all around.
I'm thinking some work style posts are in the future. Financial based companies might not be known for their color and wardrobe creativity, but I like to break stereotypes! This is my secret mission as I start work Monday. Wish me luck!

Here's little peak into my last week:

Winter in Hollywood

Love these colors!

First In-N-Out!

If only we all focused more on loving...
Delicious lunch!
Gorgeous lookout over Burbank and Universal City