Summer on the Horizon

Books on Books!

Well it’s finals week and so inevitably I am having crazy urges to do anything, anything but study. But low and behold I need to study. Luckily I got to return my books from my research paper this morning…and man was that a HUGE weight lifted from my shoulders. Literally…look at this stack of books I accumulated over the quarter.

With summer right around the corner I can’t help but think of all the fun things I want to do. Although as much as I like to think of summer as being three months of free time and beach adventures…my summers are never actually like that. This summer I am taking an MCAT class, and working two jobs. Needless to say I won’t have hours and hours of free time.

However I do have a list of crafts which I hope to conquer this summer.

1. Glitter Heels


I have the glitter, I have the mod podge, now I just need to know where my favorite black heels are hiding. Any ideas?

2. Hula Hoop Chandelier

This is going to make my room next year look amazing!(super excited :O)

3. Ottoman

I have the odd desire to be handy with wood. This will be my first
go at it. I plan on making mine square rather then round; and it should at
least partially solve my shoe storage dilemma.

4. Finish up my bath towels.
This is a project I started last summer with my roommate. I definitely need to finish them so we have more than one towel decorating our bathroom.

5. Bowling Shoe Redo
I have recently acquired a pair of bowling shoes, and I can’t wait to
personalize them. I am thinking some glitter and neon paint is in my
future. 😉

7. Decorate my Own mugs

So this is a super easy project. One of my friends just made some personalized plates as a gift, they turned out wonderful and I am eager to make my own.

6. And maybe add some color to my hair!

There are also some sure to be yummy foods that I would like to make.

1. Girl Scout Samoas Copycat Cookies
2. My Dad’s Famous Spaghetti Sauce
3. Egg Rolls/Veggie Spring Rolls (and anything using rice paper or wonton wrappers)
4. Sangria
5. P.F. Chang’s Copycat Lettuce Wraps
6. Sirracha Salt
7. Chocolate Dipped Jalapenos (my bookmark for this seems to have gone missing, but I think I can wing it)

These are just a few of my ever growing “I should Try This Recipe” list, which is good because believe it or not, I eat everyday.

Quack Quack

Today I finally got to make my nieces’ christmas presents. I while ago I ran across this tutorial and thought these towels would be the perfect addition to their duck themed bathroom. I also added their initials so there wouldn’t be any fighting over who’s is who’s.

Rub a dub dub a duck in the tub

Crafting the Night Away


Saturday I decided to try making these tea towels, and I am quite pleased with how they have turned out. I think they will make a great gift for really anyone with a kitchen.


I also got creative with scrabble tiles after seeing these coasters. However I decided that any true scrabble player would much appreciate if the words were placed as if you were really playing a scrabble game. So here’s what I made for my scrabble fanatic sister, and I thought I might as well spiff up a picture frame while I was at it.

At this point I was on such a roll (that and I had way to much time on my hands since my work had to close due to a water main break) I also decided to put some googly eyes all over a plane wood frame. I figured it was just the thing my little cousin would get a good laugh out of.

Googly Eyes

That was all I managed to do today since I spent a good hour trying to figure out how to make links like I wanted here. But I have mastered it now and think I will tackle my next big craft tomorrow…hooded bath towels. 🙂
A little something like this.