Vintage-y looking pumpkins with party hats.
Happy Halloween! Today I’m taking my little firefly to a party to show off her cuteness (big thanks to my mom for putting her creative costume skills to work yet again). I’m terrible when it comes to dressing up, so I’ll probably just draw some whiskers on with eyeliner and go as a black cat (need this last minute cat ear headband!). You guys… you’re probably going to find this shocking but… my life really doesn’t look anything like my Pinterest. I have all these grand ideas of constant crafting and handmade homemade everything like a fabulous Halloween costume, but when it comes right down to it, I very rarely take time to get creative and crafty. Which is too bad because I love it when I do! I have the terrible habit of believing I’m too busy (plus I’m a perfectionist so if I can’t do something just right then I’ll often not do it at all), but re-reading this book has me thinking that I really just need to apply some discipline (especially regarding web browsing and television), and make time for the stuff I care about doing. From holiday crafts to organizing my closet to branching out with Snippet & Ink (I’ve got ideas people! just got to get them out there!), I’m determined to find some time. Gosh… who knew talking about my non-existent Halloween costume could inspire so much gut spilling? Do you find yourself wishing you had more time for XYZ? I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not the only one.
If you’re wondering what kinds of crafts I’m not doing but wish I was, read on for weekend links…
A fascinating take on food and identity.
Not my circus, not my monkeys (idioms from around the world).
What you learn in your 40s (I’d like one of these for my 30s, and I wish I’d had one for my 20s).
And these monster cocktail stirrers are kind of amazing.
Maybe with some Halloween pumpkin punch?
What a teach learned when she spent two days as a high school student.
These are super fun, but I can’t help thinking you couldn’t DIY a pair of splatter pumps for about $700 less.
Gilt has gorgeous garters on sale!
And in case you missed it, this week on Snippet & Ink…
This romantic sweet home Alabama wedding.
Gorgeous ring boxes from The Mrs. Box – did you enter the giveaway yet?!
A rainbow of vintage engagement rings.
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