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Things have been so crazy over the last month! I’ve been super crafting these past few weeks and I’m loving it! It’s literally like all I want to do in my free time 😂. I’ve been really making crafting a priority and pretty much work on it like 5 days a week. 🙈
I found some amazing artists to follow for inspiration (check them out on YouTube – Waterfall Acrylics and Pouring Your Heart Out) and they’ve taught me so much already! I’m trying new techniques and branching out to trying new color palettes. Julie makes her own pouring medium and I totally tried it (instead of 100% liquitex pouring medium or 100% floetrol) and I love it! ♥️ It’s a blend of floetrol, glue-all, pouring medium (I use my liquitex), and water.
While I’ve been gone I’ve finished several pieces of wall art, necklaces, earrings, coaster sets, and dishes.
And I made a Facebook group to share new items I post for sale > join to get in on the deets!
I still have more to try and explore but acrylic pouring has been too much fun! I’ll post some of the items for sale on the shop page but they’re also in my Etsy shop > check it out!
More to come 😘
So what are your thoughts on the colors for this bad boy? 🤔 I used the metallic again (still love it ✨) but added in a yellow and coral (+ white of course).
White, Coral Cove, Hay, & Aquamarine
For this pour, I used a 10×20″ canvas and did two flip cups. I also used some of my leftover paint to circle the edges of the cups/canvas prior to lifting as well.
Here is the process video…
andddd.. here are some pictures of the painting now that it’s dried! 🤩
I’ll share more once the top coat goes on!
So first off: I’m excited to report that today is day 18 that I’ve logged my food in a row!! I’ve been logging my food on my LoseIt! app and trying to get in any exercise I can. Slow but I’m sticking with it! I’m not below my calorie goal/eating in line my macros everyday but I TRY and that’s what counts!
I’m pumped to keep up with it through the holidays and know that I’ll see results! I’m already down a total of 35lbs! It’s slow but it’s healthy and it works! It’s a lifestyle change 💪
For the meal prep finds this week:
The spaghetti squash was amazing. Low carb and delicious. My one squash made 6.5 2/3c servings and the nutrition was good:
Also: the squash heats up great too. Essentially I’m definitely making spaghetti squash like all the time. The cheddar cream sauce was also super clutch. 🥰 Get. In. My. Belly.
The lasagna bake was also super yummy. Very cheesy but good with a small serving of pasta (we use these for quick pasta adds to dinner – they’re new for us but I love the convenience). Sometimes just half a cup of pasta is all you need and, though it is adding carbs, it’s not a whole cup worth. The lasagna bake was also good as a sandwich.
Here’s the lasagna bake nutrition per serving:
As far as crafting goes…
My newest fancy is acrylic pouring. It is so much fun and I’ve made 7 paintings so far. Two are totally done and the others I’m still working on. There are so many cool techniques and methods to use so each time I try something different or new. I’ve used alcohol, a torch, silicone, different top coats/sealants, different pouring mediums, different pouring methods, and even different surfaces. There’s so many options and it’s a lot of fun exploring.
I want to take a video of some of my pours and maybe I will if I ever get a cheap tripod for my phone. Right now it’s too hard to position my phone right to record what I’m doing. For now pictures will have to do!
Here are a few I’ve made so far. Next up I want to try coasters, cutting boards, serving dishes, and more!
What color combos should I try next?!
But how’s that time management thing going?
I’m loving that I set aside the time to craft. And then, during that time, I actually craft. Owning my free time has been freeing. I decide what to do with my time and I love reaping the rewards! I feel like I get more done (and who doesn’t like feeling productive). Today we super cleaned the house (like the whole house), went through all of Hannah’s toys to sort out stuff to donate/pack up, dropped stuff off at Goodwill, and I got to work on some paintings.
All in all = #winning
So… In honor of owning my time and getting my act together in that regard: I’ve decided to tackle our half bath shelves! Anyone who knows me knows my weakness is decorating my house so, in my doing these shelves, I’ll get to do just that. The half bath needs storage (shelves + a new vanity) and then it is completely renovated!
I already made a set of these shelves for our bath upstairs (is it weird that I want to do them for downstairs too?) and pretty much know how to/already own everything.
I feel like it works still since they won’t look exactly the same. They’re just amazing storage that’s super adorbs. I’m thinking I’ll still stain them white to match the trim, mirror, and new, future vanity I want (for that think small, white shaker doors, white counter/sink/top, with some lower storage).
This week we have a wedding out of town so I won’t be able to start on it but next week – game on! I’ll be sure to post pictures and steps once I get started!