The Blend Holiday Shopping Price Guide

Hey everyone! Check out the below price guide to get a feel for what types of items I have available and what budgets they fit. Check out my shop page for specific items, join my Facebook group for items/updates, or email me at theblend21.blog@gmail.com with questions!

Craft Fair Prep

Y’all . I am so excited to announce that I’m signed up for a craft fair in September on the 21st!! This is my first one but I have so many ideas of different things to make. Please come out and see me!!


I haven’t posted many more blogs about the specific art projects I’ve been creating these last few months but many of which I’m hoping to make for the fall fest. My insta has all sorts of craft posts ➡ Check out my account or join my Facebook group to see more content. Here’s a few sneak peeks:

At the fair I plan to have acrylic + resin trinket dishes, acrylic & alcohol ink coaster sets, earrings, necklace pendants, wall art, popsockets, a few clocks, and several ornaments! As things progress, I’ll share more about the inventory I’ll have available, all the craft fair prep I do, and the event itself. Yay for growth in my crafting! 🖤

Acrylic Pour 0️⃣0️⃣3️⃣

Now that I’ve started recording some of my pours I wanted to share them here on the blog! Last night I did 4 pours (#3-#6) and I think #3 is my favorite so it’s the first I’ll share. Anything with blues automatically gets a leg up in my book but that’s besides the point 😂 💙 This one is on a 10×20″ canvas.

For this painting I used 4 colors, one of which was a metallic. Since I did a white flood coat I used the most white in this one. I also made my own pouring medium (glue all + floetrol + water). In this painting I used the smallest amount of silicone as well.

The paints were Anita’s and DecoArt and I snagged them from Hobby Lobby.


I started the pour with a white flood coat. By doing all of the white first I was able to tilt it and spread it out level before adding my flip cup. In trimming this video you don’t see this but it’s worth calling out: once I added my flip cup I let the colors settle and drip down for a minute before poking a hole in the cup to float it.

Once the white was on and leveled/spread out I was ready to add my flip cup. My cup was made from all four colors.

Then, after the majority of the work was done I needed to check the edges for coverage and flow over. This video looks less exciting but I promise it’s super important.

Next step: the long wait for it to dry!! I’ll share more as this one progresses! ♥️✨

Here’s what it looks like right now:

Crafts + Life

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:

I made some super yummy food this week for my meal preps that I totally recommend. My top two were creamy cheesy garlic spaghetti squash and my low carb lasagna bake.

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