I wrote a post a few years ago now about Broken Crayons and how I was feeling at the time about the monotony of motherhood. I didn’t throw those broken crayons away I have kept them. They have sat in our craft corner year after year just waiting to become something more. It is a dilemma for me as I struggle to simplify my life and not hang on to things and also not just throw things into the landfill. The former I need to do for my own mental health and the latter for the earth. Enter in the Doodle cake crayons box from Alex Toys. *This is not a sponsored post* I found the box one day while shopping at Winners and thought that is the perfect idea to solve my broken crayons dilemma.
In my last planner post I showed a picture of some of the planner clips I had made at home with supplies I had found at Michaels. Today I will walk you through how I made these DIY planner paper clips for the spring in my planners. I’m all about easy peasy DIYs and these little gems definitely are easy and fast to make for your planner this spring. (more…)
Every year I get to the end of December and can hardly believe another year has just flown by. How does it happen? It has been a big year for me and the blog. I love having this blog as my creative outlet and I love sharing it with all of you. One of the biggest things I did this year was to begin growing my email list and open up the Adalinc to Life Members only page.
I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary with my email list by having a special giveaway only for email subscribers. My way of saying thank you for joining me, sticking with me as I grow and learn, and being a part of my growing community. As it grows, I will assess and change as needed. In looking back over the year I have rounded up my most popular posts just based on page views. Books and stickers. Enjoy in case you missed any and see you all in the new year. (more…)
Do you drown in paper clutter in your house? I know I sure do and every time I try to conquer it, there is another pile building some where. One of my biggest culprits is my receipts. I have never been an organizer of them prior to marrying my husband but over the years he has wanted me to try. He organizes his. It’s his way of memory keeping. If I ask him what we did on our first date 13 years ago he will go where he organizes his receipts find the month then receipt and be able to tell me exactly what we did. This is not a skill I have mastered, yet.
My first problem arises after I have purchased something and they hand me the receipt it gets shoved into the black hole that is my purse. And there it stays until I do a massive clean out which usually results in crumbled receipts being pulled out of the black hole only to find a new home gathering dust on my desk until I then hand them over to my husband or find something to put them in. (more…)
SIMPLE CHRISTMAS CARD TO MAKE WITH YOUR SILHOUETTE
I haven’t had Polly (My Silhouette Machine) for a year yet, and it is no secret I love using this machine. Since I’m relatively new to using it I thought I would share how a relative newbie used the Silhouette machine to make a simple Christmas card this year. There is such a variety of ways one can use the designs from the Silhouette library and the one I used today was a design that came with my machine either when I originally purchased it or when I purchased the Sketch pen package. Some designs always accompany your purchase to get you started. So here is how I got started with mine. (more…)
I have been having all kinds of fun learning how to use my Silhouette portrait machine. Mostly, I make stickers with her. I named her Polly back in the spring when I first got her. You can check out my initial set up and my first project here. I have gone on to make a number of things but I thought I would share this project as it was one of the more successful ones. Today I will show you my Silhouette stenciled desk accessory craft to add an unique touch to your own desk or vase. (more…)