Inspirational Quotes

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor


“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” I love this quote. It reminds me to keep pushing because I will never get where I want to go by taking things that are handed to me. It is a reminder that something will always stand in my way. You always become a better person if you can overcome those obstacles.

I’m not one for inspirational quotes. I like learning from my own mistakes and most of the time, those quotes don’t inspire me. I found this blog post today called 25 Awesome Thoughts and I really liked it. The quotes here are inspirational but not like the average inspirational quotes you see daily. Not like the one above. These quotes are from people with a past that aren’t trying to inspire you. There are a few very moving quotes on this post and some disturbing ones. If you have time, check it out.


Chalk Board Quotes

Kari at U Create is giving away free creative/inspirational printables. Thought you guys might be interested in checking them out. Go to her site for the downloads 🙂 Thanks Kari!

creativity is messy quote

decide that you want it


creativity contagious quote


love   skill printable


do something creative


DIY Quote Mug

I loved making these! I want to make so many more.

It was a pretty easy one. Once you buy the markers everything is inexpensive. Sadly, the markers cost about $16 at Michael’s (I think that is where I got them). It really isn’t that bad of a price considering you will have them for a very long time and can write on just about anything with them: glass, metal, porcelain, stone, metal, and wood.

It can be run through the dishwasher or heated in the microwave too!

It is worth it, I promise.

Things You Will Need:
Ceramic Cups
DecoColor Paint Markers

Step 1:

Shake the pen for about 30 seconds. Remove the cap and push the tip of the pen into a tissue or piece of paper to get rid of the excess paint. Then start drawing or writing on your cups. Make sure you stay away from the rim. You don’t want it near where your lips will be. On that note, don’t put it inside the cup either.

It gets to be pretty fun… somewhat addicting? It is a good addiction.

Happy crafting! 🙂