Hobby Lobby, the ban of my existence.

Woah. Guys, I had never been to Hobby Lobby before in my whole life until yesterday. Needless to say, my life was changed FOREVER. I found so many wonderful and delightful things, including a variety of fantastic charms and jewelry-related paraphernalia. I made two bracelets from my goodies, one that's whimsical and one that's fairy tale related.

20130427-101557.jpg The whimsical one used a great piece of clock-chain for the band and then I dangled these great book charms off of it, along with little lock and key charms and an "M". I LOVE this bracelet, it's so cute and funky. I'm all about the charm bracelets lately.

20130427-101548.jpg The Fairy Tale bracelet is similar, but uses a delicate silver-tone bracelet instead of the clock band. I found more great book charms, but this time fairy tale related ones. I also added a red apple with a bite out of it, more lock and key charms, a crystal ball, and messages in a bottle along with another "M" charm. I feel like a new goal of mine for this year is to learn more about jewelry-making. These were super simple projects, but I really enjoyed making them and I definitely want to try and make some more difficult pieces (potentially working my way into the world of beading, woah!). Stay tuned for the next entry in this saga of awesome stuff I found at Hobby Lobby. I also picked up material to make a dress that I think will be pretty spectacular as well as two glass jars that look like lightbulbs that I think would make amazing oil and vinegar bottles. Seriously. My world is forever changed.

Moving and shaking!

After a whirlwind couple of weeks, we're finally starting to settle into our new apartment in Gainesville. We've got most of our boxes unpacked, except for the random book boxes that have taken over the second bedroom. We're still working on the whole "having furniture" thing, there's a lot of box tables going on (I'm currently writing this on the floor, with my laptop on a box). I got the kitchen set up just about how I want it, we've decided to try and get red appliances and accents. Yay for theming! I really want to rock a retro-vibe kitchen. I also figured out a good way to try and break up the mass amount of wood that was taking over the kitchen, we found this great stick-up stuff that can be used as a drawer liner or as a cabinet cover (or, in our case, both!). I also added a chalkboard paint racing strip down the back of the kitchen, which is super fun, we've been enjoying writing random messages on it for each other. Behold the awesome!