Friday, July 29, 2011

Words To Live By

I recently read the below on a new blog I found Jade's blog of Flipflops & Pearls and thought we should all print this and keep it on our bathroom mirror to read every morning until we have this memorized. Enjoy!!

Flipflops & Pearls

"Lovely Advice"

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2010.
  7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  8. Sleep for 7 hours.
  9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  4. The best is yet to come.
  5. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.                                                                                                                                                                                  


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cheap Chalboard Labels


Chalkboard and Vinyl Labels With The Cricut 

I might be the only one still obsessed with anything chalkboard....if you're like me and still have not gotten around to making labels....good news! Here is a cheaper tutorial I found:


Cutting vinyl with a Cricut is no new news.  But here is her secret: you do not have to buy expensive vinyl in order to make chalkboard labels {or any other vinyl project like this drink bucket}.  

DSC_0292  You can buy black contact paper.  And it works just the same.  And you get a whole roll of it for the same price as two pieces of vinyl. 
DSC_0284Cut it to size and tape it onto your cutting mat {so it stays in place}.  To use as a chalkboard, write on it (I recommend chalkboard pens}, and wipe off with a damp towel.  Easy peasy.  No more expensive vinyl!

If you do not have a cricut not fear.

Things you’ll need:
Chalkboard paper
Shape to cut
Craft Knife and cutting mat
Chalkboard pen

Things to do:
1. Decide on the shape you are looking for. You can cut tags, circles or flourishes. Trace the shape onto the chalkboard paper with the pencil or find an appropriate die for your needs.
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2. Cut the shape out carefully, being sure the edges are smooth.
3. Peel off and apply to your surface. This is a great way to label cups for a party, identify the contents of a bin or add some flare to a simple notebook.

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Here are a few more inspirations to help kick start your project

                                               CL. Chalkboard Labels (variety) - set of 18