Monday, October 24, 2011

new project and great read.

The other day I was really inspired to start a new project. I like to blame my need for creating random things on my left handedness. I once heard left handed people are often more creative… is that even true? Anyway, I have no idea where these whims come from or for how long they will last, but one came and so I responded.


It all started while I was standing in the kitchen looking at all of the pictures and cards we have hanging on our refrigerator. While most everything on there is pretty out of date (like birth announcements of babies that were born over 1.5 ago and family Christmas cards from 2009) I still look at them all of the time. The only thing that bothers me about this collage of pictures and cards are the magnets that hold them in place. The only magnets we have are those flimsy free ones you get from the doctor’s office and your emergency plumber. Sure, they do the job and provide useful contact information for the next time your sink clogs or your car breaks down, but I still don’t really like them. So, it was decided right then and there that I would be making new, funky magnets for our kitchen.


So here they are... my homemade, "vintage" resin magnets.  They aren't really perfect, but I did learn a few things along the way that will make my next batch EVEN BETTER! 


I might have gotten a little carried away and made a few too many, but it was my first time making these and it was just so fun! I am not sure what I am going to do with all of them- maybe send some to a few unsuspecting friends??


I was reading my favourite blog the other day and read a post that I really LOVED.  I mean, I LOVE everything about Kelle's blog- but this might be one of the best things I have read in a long time and I thought you guys might like to read it too.
It is called "Make Way for Friends" and is about busy lives and keeping time for your friendships.  Here is a little quote to lure you in...
"Let me tell you something. Friends. Should. Never. Be. Abandoned. If your ship needs to drop weight, throw the clothes overboard. Chuck your cell phone. Hell, get rid of necessary food. But friends? They are the life raft on the ship. The one with the big yellow sticker that says "Do Not Tamper." And, God forbid, if your ship ever goes need them."

Enjoy and see you tomorrow with an update on the adventures of Byron's 15th birthday!!!

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