I’ve added a few new items to my Etsy shop: The Artsy Parts. All of the items are earrings.
There is a variety of items on The Artsy Parts ranging from drawings to jewelry. If you want to take a look at my shop just click the link above. I am curious as to what my audience thinks of the products available. Do you have an Etsy shop also? Leave the link in the comments below; I would love to see what you work on!
Medium Blue Stone Earrings
Silver Key Shaped Earrings
Fleur de Lis Earrings
Give me some feedback on the poll below, please! I am open to suggestions and comments as well. I would love to hear what you think!
Keeping up with social media is part of my job. Facebook happens to be one of the social media sites that changes regularly and that I read about. During my research today, I found this infograpic and wanted to share it. The facts about the psychology of Facebook is really alarming and I wanted to share it. I’m sure some of you can relate.
I loved Animator VS Animation when I was in college.
I took a class on Flash animation my sophomore year. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, so I was looking up YouTube animations to see what kind of possibilities there were. I found a lot of them but Animator VS Animation was my goal because it was simple, yet fun, and I knew it was within reach. It was my inspiration then and sadly, I am still amused by this video. Not so much because of what went into the animation but because of the creativity that it took to think if it. Brilliant!
I’ve never tried to make my own lotion before today, but I would say the experience went well. Although, this is a semi-homemade lotion I still plan on making my own from scratch someday; I just have to do a bit more research. It seems like some people like using coconut oil with baby lotion and vitamin E lotion but I wanted this to be more fragrant. None of the vitamin E lotion that I found was scented and I didn’t want to mess with essential oils just yet. So, I substituted coco butter. I thought about using almond oil but I’ve never used that before and didn’t want to risk the experiment just yet. I know that all three of these are very hydrating, which is what I was going for. I like that this lotion isn’t heavy or greasy so it doesn’t leave a film on my skin. It seems to be working well so far and smells pretty good 🙂
Things You Will Need:
Bottle or jar
Measure 8oz. of baby lotion into your bowl.
Followed by 8oz. Shea butter.
And finally, 4oz. coconut oil. It looks like some people use melted coconut oil but I would rather just smash it up with my spoon. Seems to work pretty well.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly.
Bottle it up! Put the excess in a tightly sealed bottle or jar and store for later.
Semi-homemade lotion! It smells pretty good and is very hydrating. Let me know if you try it and if you like it 🙂
I drove home to visit my parents. This photo is a shot of the county I grew up in.
If you drive 20 mins outside of my home town there usually isn’t any snow. If there is any, it has started melting. Not here though… Somehow, it can be nearly 40 degrees and there will be snow. Not melted snow. Just snow.
But I digress… Check out that view. This is something I didn’t learn until after I moved away; my home town is beautiful. I didn’t want to believe it while I was there. My drive home is always scenic and lovely 🙂
This photograph was taken by Louis Daguerre. The image is of Boulevard du Temple in Paris, France in 1838, Louis was a brilliant artist and physicist. (Odd combination of careers, right?) He invented the daguerreotype photography process. Aside from being very old, this photograph is potentially the first to ever include a human being. Back then, image required a 10 minute exposure time so, all the people, carriages, and other moving objects would disappear. Yet, In this photograph, slightly left of center is a man who just so happened be sitting still during the shot because he was getting his shoes shined.
The 3Doodler is the world’s first 3D pen. Yes, seriously! This pen was designed by a company called WobbleWorks based out of Boston. The company recenty launched a Kickstarter campaign to sell the new device. As you draw, the 3Doodler releases a special plastic that is heated but cools and solidifies instantly to form solid structures. What a great idea! The 3Doodler sounds like it is so much better than the available 3D printers. (Those printers take forever and are quite expensive.) Check out the video below to see how it works!
These self-assemble lampshades, or Infinity Lights, are made up of quadrilateral, interlocking pieces that can be assembled in a variety of ways. The infinity lights come in kits with 21-30 pieces, assembly instructions, and a hanging cord. They come in a variety of colors that display some great lighting effects! They are so versatile that they can be used as a conventional ceiling lampshade, accent light, table mounted light, or used as a floor lamp.
You can buy the infinity lamp pre-assembled or disassembled. Of course, the pre-assembled lamps cost a bit more. I imagine a colored lightbulb would look pretty neat inside of these!
It occurred to me today that I have never used food as a Make Something Mondays project. Food making is an art so why haven’t I done this? I decided to make some rice krispies treats and got bored with it. So… here are my DIY Butterfinger Rice Krispies treats. If you like sweet i promise you will like these.
Things You Will Need:
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used organic)
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 bag (10 oz) marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
6 fun size Butterfingers, crushed
Melt butter in a pot on medium heat.
add in marshmallows. Wait until fully melted
Take off of the stove, add the peanut butter and mix well.
Transfer the rice krispies to a 9×13 baking pan.
Melt the chocolate. If you have never done this before take note, because you don’t want to burn it.
Boil water in a pot.
Put a larger bowl over top of the boiling water.
Add in chocolate chips.
Wait until fully melted.
While you are waiting for the chocolate to melt, crush up your butterfingers and sprinkle them over the rice krispies in the pan.
When your chocolate is melted pour it over top of the rice krispies. I put a full layer over mine but I recommend drizzling it on top instead.