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Weddings, Vacations and more!


You’ll have to forgive my absence! Life got a little crazy there for a hot minute, but things seem to have settled down some so I should be able to blog somewhat more regularly.

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Just a quick update, Mitchell and I are getting married, we spent Christmas in Illinois. We’ve moved into the cutest little house, and we’re deep into wedding planning. We went to Colorado for a few days and celebrated Lauren and Gene’s 1 year (and change) anniversary. I’ve been buys working on lesson plans, and wedding stuff.

I expect that posts for the next year or so will likely be heavily focused on wedding planning, and the things we DIY.

So far we haven’d DIY’d much, just some of the gifts asking people to be in our wedding
party, but we haven’t finished asking everyone, so I’ll hold off on posting those.

One of the things we plan to DIY for our wedding, are wooden signs. I found some pre-made signs at our local Michaels Craft store, and finally tonight decided to test it out. If 1-3you’re new around here, You’ll wanna know that Harry Potter is pretty important in our lives. So, it only made sense that I’d make something Harry Potter themed to test the
signs out.

I used my trusty (though honestly, I’d recommend you not buy one) Cricut. I don’t suggest them simply because their software requires internet, and is unreliable, and their customer service is just awful. If I could I’d buy a Silhouette instead. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll own both, and will be able to do a truthful and honest review.

Anyway, back to today’s project. I decided to make a cute little sign for our laundry room, because Mitchell is always losing his socks! Always! I didn’t do a good job documenting this project because, well, honestly I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. But I’ll provide a DIY type post anyway.

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What you will need:
Wooden sign
Vinyl (I used this vinyl from Hobby Lobby)
Cricut, or Silhouette cutting machine
Transfer Tape
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Clothes pins (mine are from Daiso)

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First, you’ll want to create your design in design space (or whichever software comes with your cutting machine.
Now, type out what you want the sign to say, in my case “Free Dobby” was what I chose.
Pick your font, and size.
Trim your vinyl to the right size.
Load your vinyl onto your cutting mat, and have your machine cut it.
Once it’s cut, carefully peel off excess vinyl, and lay transfer tape on top. Careful to not leave any air-bubbles.
Make sure vinyl is stuck to the transfer tape and peel it off carefully.
Now place it firmly on your sign.
Once the vinyl is stuck to the sign carefully peel the transfer tape off, careful to not rip any of the vinyl letters.
Once your transfer tape is off, align your clothes pins, glue them into place and let them cool.

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I know this tutorial wasn’t my best, but if you do decide to make one, please share your photos! I’d love to see them!

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What I don’t like Monday


Today’s what I don’t like Monday is inspired by a couple of people I have ALWAYS adored. Okay not always, but as long as I’ve known of their existence…Please don’t be creeped out either haha.

As anyone who knows me at all knows, last thursday, per MY tradition, I drug EverSoLightly and Thomas to spend 12 hours waiting in line for the final half of the last movie of my favorite series EVER. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Ever since I’ve (rather pathetically I know) been a bit depressed, It’s OVER! I’ve spent majority of my time (aka every minute I’ve been home) online looking up anything and everything Harry Potter related to help me get through my depression.

I have re-visited my major dislike for people that enter puberty looking goofy, and come out looking AMAZING. Case-in-point. Matthew Lewis. Now I noticed ages ago that he

had started to look good, I think sometime around the 4th film I had seen a photo of him without his “Neville” look and felt that instant hatred for anyone and everyone who magically come out of puberty looking good! Seriously though, I know I had heard he wasn’t allow to have braces until AFTER he finished filming but seriously how is it that that rather frumpy (yet adorable because he was frumpy-ish) little boy turn into the guy in the suit? WHAT HAPPENED? and How can the rest of us end up that good looking? I mean I went through puberty and came out with frizzy hair, and pimples, and constantly rosy cheeks. I didn’t grow taller, and what do I get for going through puberty? Nothing worth sharing thats for sure.  How is it that some people hit puberty and then boom the next day the’re adults and they look like a whole new person? It certainly is NOOOOOT fair! Don’t believe me? below are some photos of Matthew Lewis through his years as our favorite Gryffindor hero, Neville Longbottom. (Click to make them larger)

Alright, Lauren has been somewhat bugging me (lol) for this post, so I’m going to end my rant here, I spent most of the time looking for photos of the guy! Anyway, go follow him on twitter, he seems like the most down to earth kid ever, I saw an interview where he said “Girls are still scary!” hahahahahaha Oh Neville!