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How To Make It Snow In The Summer

10th August 2012

As an antsy passenger during a long drive, in a rental car, I decided to pass the time chewing the flavor out of some Fruit Stripes gum. 5 minutes later, the pack was gone. Now, much like being in a room with the Beastie Boys and that one guy from 311, I was left with lots of white wrappers.

This was a perfect opportunity to make snowflakes appear, while it was 100 degrees outside! I cut the wrappers into circles, folded them up, and snipped them into snow!!!

My favorite part of this entire traveling craft project, was tucking the snowflakes into the vanity mirrors. This was, when the next renter could have the surprise of a little winter in the middle of summer!

I think it’ll be fun to pre-make some of these, and sneak them into the visor of friends cars, while its still warm out.

11 Facts About Pee…I Mean Me.

11th November 2011

Everyday, I will encounter multiple things and places that spark a memory or an emotion that are uniquely my own. However, when asked on the spot about pretty much anything that defines me as a person, I constantly draw blanks.

The other day, I got a note from my amazingly crafty homemaker friend Bea asking me to share some facts about myself through Instagram. Although at that moment the request left me starring at a crack in the wall, trying to think of anything about myself that was even remotely interesting, I was excited about coming back to this self serving idea.

Even when I was just a wee emotional nugget back on the LiveJournal farm, no one had ever involved me in one of these silly survey-esque things. This was to be a new first!

So yesterday, when my alarm went off, I gathered up some supplies and went about my day of errand running with a plan. To stop along the way, write out personal facts that I was reminded of as they hit me, and take a photo of the fact along side the thing that triggered it.

I packed the following fact documenting items:

  • scissors
  • markers
  • composition book
  • photos that didn’t turn out quite right
  • artist tape
  • and a fully charged iPhone (& Hipstamatic app)

Since its now 11/11/11, and I’m pretty much an 11 year old with a bank account, I figure its fitting to share 11 random facts about myself!