Sew It

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So, I’ve been on a bit of a “waste-less, reuse more” kick lately.  It all started when I got sick of buying and carrying cases of water from my car to my apartment (I’m not lazy y’all, it’s a pretty long hallway). I bought a CamelBak Eddy (which is my absolute favorite bottle) and have never looked back on buying water.  This sort of had a snowball effect and I started searching for more things in my daily routine that I could swap for a reusable option.  One of the next things that needed to go was the big drawer full of plastic zipper bags.  I mean how inefficient is it to use a zipper bag for one, maybe two uses and then toss it?  Ridiculous, if you ask me.  I decided to search the blogosphere for an alternative to the zipper bag, and was so elated when I found this tutorial.  I decided to put my sewing skills to use and try and make my own.  Y’all it was wayyy easier than I could have imagined! And I’ll be honest, I am a terrible seamstress.  I made a set of four and plan on making a few more.  I use these baggies daily.  I can throw in my snacks for class, pack them in my bag, and throw them in the wash when I get home. They’re not meant for wet items like fruit, but work great for dry snacks and sandwiches. This week I was so excited when my friends commented on how cute they were!

DIY:: Photo Wall

Happy Monday y’all!  I thought I’d kick things off this week with a little DIY project that takes any boring apartment/dorm wall to a whole new level!  I found inspiration for this project on Pinterest weeks ago, but wasn’t sure exactly how I’d incorporate this into my home space.  I live alone right now and use my living room as a place to display most of my photos of family and friends.  However, I’ll be adding a roommate to my apt this summer (woo hoo!) so I need to find another way to display all of my photos and leave the living room as a common space for the two of us.  My first thought… the photo wall!  I finally had some free time this weekend to work on it, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

< I apologize for my amateur photography 🙂 >

:: Photo Wall Tips ::

1. Choose a wall for your photo display and clean it off, otherwise the pictures won’t stick

2. Lay out your photos on a large surface as a mock up of what the wall will look like

3. Begin posting your photos on the wall.  I suggest using Command Strips, double sided tape, or sticky tack.  (if in doubt, ask your landlord for an approved hanging agent)

4. Use a ruler to measure the space between each photo to ensure even rows and columns.  In this photo, I used .5 in-between.

Catching Up

Coffee is brewing, laundry is washing, and I am settling down to do a little blogging… What a lovely Friday!  I gave in and took today off of work to catch up  on life.  All of my housework and homework have been piling up into a mountain in my mind and in my apartment.  Today is the day things will be crossed off of my to-do list!  With two exams next week, I need this day off more than I originally thought.

And I can’t forget to mention… HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the greatest friend a girl could ask for!  I hope you have the best day today Sarah!  I can’t wait to celebrate tonight!

To-Do:: Getting it Done

Yet another busy week ahead!  With lots on my to-do list, I can’t spare any time procrastinating or worry about not getting everything done.  It’s so easy to become overwhelmed when we are faced with lots of tasks to complete in a small amount of time or if we are challenged by a big goal.  Remember, there’s no use in spending time worrying or feeling anxious about everything you have to do.  Instead, get up and start working, taking each task one at a time.  Find confidence as you check each item off of your list! You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish!