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PAD: Quote Me

Daily Prompt: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?


“Take me for what I am….who I was meant to be!”   ~RENT the show/movie/musical
Kinda self-explanatory dont’cha think.

“Remember that it makes absolutely no difference what other people think of you! We all need to understand that there is no such thing as perfection. Strive for excellence, that is achievable, and detach from what others think and say about you. If they don’t approve of what you do or who you are, let it be their problem. Be true to yourself!”
~John F Barnes, PT
Just what it says- Be True to Me, I shouldn’t have to change who I am so other people will think “better” of me.  I’ll be me and you be you.  Everyone’s much happier that way.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
― Maya Angelou
Someday I am going to get this as a tattoo.  Maybe the shortened version though.  Its such a great way to try to live your life, these are the values and personality characteristics that everyone should display and our society might be moving in a better direction.

Stephen King: “Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.”
This is just funny, and oh so true!  Even though I enjoyed parts of Twilight, mainly Breaking Dawn (you know because suddenly Bella becomes a person on her own), Harry Potter is an amazing story and the movies have almost all lived up to the books.

Join me on We Heart It!

New(ish?) website very similar to Pinterest called We Heart It!  I just joined tonight and I think there are definitely some differences between Pinterest and what people pin there, to We Heart It! and what people heart here.

Let’s compare:

Pinterest:  Pin items
We Heart It: Heart Items

Pinterest: pin items to boards
We Heart It: heart items into sets

Pinterest: How To’s and DIYs are posted probably the most  (I should mention thats mainly what I follow)
We Heart It: I’m seeing a lot of people’s faces, not models but “people”

Pinterest: a bookmarking of your interests
We Heart It: feels like advertising

Pinterest: most popular celebrity: all the hot ones
We Heart It: most popular celebrity: Taylor Swift and One Direction

Pinterest: fun and active user interface
We Heart It: stale user interface, and lots of pink

Overall, I’m curious to see how this website turns out and what direction it moves in.  I love Pinterest and have easily spent hours of my life on there.  This isn’t taking the place of Pinterest, but I am going to try it out for awhile.  I’m also going to use it differently then I use Pinterest.  I spend most of my time Pinning DIY and tutorial projects, as well as handmade inspirations.  On We Heart It! I plan to heart beautiful things, I just started “by Color sets” and will be doing that for now while I figure it out.  Please feel free to join me or check out my Hearts!   Let me know what you think, and if you join be sure to follow me and I will follow you back!


Win this!

SimpleCreativeBoutique: Contest

I am spreading the word about the contest at SimplyCreativeBoutique, a beautiful blog that always inspires me with the many projects she shares!

To Win:

Leave a comment explaining what “Creativity” means to you, she will pick the winner on Sunday the 29th at 8pm EST.  Head over here and leave your comment!

Here’s my answer:

“Creativity is any moment for me that makes time seem nonexistent, that makes hours turn into a block of time I am hardly aware of and utterly consumed by whatever art form I have decided upon for that moment.”

Win this!


Dead Bride

TLC Craft Wars

You in??  Tonight at 10pm EST on TLC Craft Wars premieres!!!  I’m so excited, I love Cupcake Wars, this is the same type of premise, but for us crafty DIYers!

Amy Anderson of Mod Podge Rocks! gives us a sneak peek preview here.

I can’t wait to see their crafty creations!!

Too excited to wait for the show to have some fun?  Check these out!

Enter to Win by uploading your photo to Crafts Gone Wrong and people vote, Unsightly or Not that Bad!

This one has the highest Unsightly votes with 109!
Unsightly Wedding Centerpiece

Personally I think this one is worse, with 86 Unsightly votes!
Dead Bride

Check out Videos
Behind the scenes with Tori Spelling.
More about host Tori Spelling and her craft line and craft blog.
Tweet along with the show with hashtag #CraftWars  : #CraftWars

Get inspired with the Crafty/DIY Pinterest pins!

Bright Side Project – Giveaway



Bright Side Project: In fact, metaphorically speaking, the sun started to shine and everyone stopped for a moment to remember life is (still) beautiful and there is goodness in the world.

Enter to win a R Pellicer suede purse. “Rochelle Pellicer of R.pellicer creates stunningly gorgeous handcrafted bags from fine suede in bold and bright colors. The juxtaposition of these vibrant palettes against the simple construction and minimal hardware lends a flawless, chic sophistication to your look. Pellicer creates her bags entirely from scratch and her creativity and finely tuned sense of style are evident in every stitch. This Color Block Tote Shopper is already in the running for being my new “everyday hold everything” bag. I’m sure I could even fit a handbag in there, too. After all, you can never have too much sunshine.”

Here is my entry copied for your viewing pleasure!  lol

The Question: What is in your purse right now?

The Answer:
Piece of paper with directions on one side, and notes for an event on the other
wallet with credit cards, money, id
2 packs of gum
mini hand sanitizer
2 lip glosses
usb drive
business cards
my first aid kit
at least one necklace
handmade bobby pins

Second Chance People Give Grace

People of the Second Chance

Second Chance People Give Grace

Find them here: http://www.potsc.com/

“We are a global community of activists, imperfectionists and second chancers committed to unleashing radical grace everyday, in every moment, for everyone.

We challenge the common misconceptions about failure and success and stand with those who have hit rock bottom in their personal and professional lives. We are a community that is committed to stretch ourselves in the areas of relational forgiveness, personal transparency and advocate for mercy over judgment.”

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