Mickey Christmas Wreath

Since I’m currently living 400 miles away from Disneyland, I decided to add a few Disney themed Christmas decorations to my new home to keep my holiday spirits high!  The Mickey ornaments were super easy to put together, and the whole wreath cost me less than $10 to make!  I picked up everything I needed at Michaels […]

Book Hoarding Rehab & a Totoro Kindle Case DIY

Like many other reading enthusiasts out there, I have developed into a kind of book hoarder over the years.  In an attempt to recapture my life from the towering masses of paperbacks sliding recklessly off of my bookshelves, I got a Kindle.  The initial novelty of the electronic library eventually wore off on me, and […]

A Labor of Love: 1000 Paper Cranes Display

The Senbazuru, or the folding of 1000 paper cranes, is a traditional wedding practice that is believed to bring good luck to the newlywed couple.  It is known as a “labor of love”, as the bride and sometimes family members undertake the monumental task of folding each paper bird and reflect on the upcoming nuptials. […]

You’ve Got Mail! A Valentine’s Day DIY on a Budget

My love is on a budget.  Here’s a quick and inexpensive DIY I made for my sweetheart!  This DIY can be custom tailored for any significant other, best friend, or classmate! Miniature Mailbox Materials: miniature mailbox from Target ($1) felt heart 3D stickers from Target ($1) lace self-adhesive tape from Daiso ($1.50) printed heart scrapbook […]

Inconvenient Friendships and a Birthday Card DIY

My college roommate lives 400 miles away from me.  Staying in touch hasn’t been easy.  I was used to walking 10 feet to her room, lying on her bed, and talking about our day over a jar of cookie butter.  I never truly appreciated living in such close proximity to one of my best friends […]

Furniture Makeover: Changing my environment and my outlook on post-graduate life

“Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment.  Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings.” -Orison Swett Marden I am not one to argue with a man who wrote prolifically on the topic of success, after all, I am a […]