Wreck This Journey Wednesdays

Wreck This Journey Wednesdays #1

My mom has always called me her child of many colors, and when the Wreck This Journal: Now in Color edition came out she bought it for me. I’ve been wanting to experience this kind of journal ever since I first saw hers, and so I’m excited to share my progress every Wednesday.

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Choosing where to start was interesting. I’m indecisive, so I had trouble choosing. Initially I started with the basic filling out the inside tab with my name and signing the Wreck This Pledge. I also found the page I definitely won’t be filling out: COLLECT DEAD BUGS HERE. As much as I want to embrace filling out the journal and facing my fears of destroying a book I’m not prepared to deal with bugs. Even if I could kill them it would freak me out to have a graveyard of them in my journal.

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Flipping through the rest of the pages one finally stood out: COLOR THIS PAGE RED ON PURPOSE. Initially I thought about using different red writing utensils, but then I realized it would be more fun to paint. I pulled out my box of acrylic paints and grabbed all of my reds, plus a metallic copper to mix in some sparkle.

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The red turned out great, but I still had a bit of extra paint to work with. I went forward a couple of pages to THIS PAGE IS FOR HANDPRINTS OR FINGERPRINTS. GET THEM DIRTY, THEN PRESS DOWN. I added a bunch of red hand prints and fingerprints as my first layer. I still need to decide what else I want to do with the page. Here’s a glimpse of what it looks like so far.

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That’s all I have for now. Come back for more updates next Wednesday! Be sure to check out my Instagram account for more photos from this week’s wreck.

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-Breezy Bee

Crochet, Gifting

Easy Breezy Potholders

My bestie loves to cook and her birthday was the perfect opportunity for me to whip up some potholders. It was one of the first things I learned to crochet and is wonderfully simple, yet fun.

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To finish up her gift I picked up a Blue Q oven mitt from Copper Pony. The mitt is sassy, fun, and matches the potholders perfectly. I also found a fantastic card that matched my color scheme. If you are in the St. Cloud area I definitely recommend checking out the store. There are tons of fun goodies, the shop smells amazing, and the owner is phenomenal. I was also lured in buy the close-out sale at Herberger’s and found a cute spatula to round out the gift.

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I used the Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Retro Stripe and the recommended hook size I-9 (5.5mm) from Boye. I love using the stripes yarn because the color change motivates me to keep working on my project. I picked up mine at Joann so I could use the 5% cashback from Ibotta. I also picked up a few skeins of Big Twist yarn to test out because they had some great deals for it,

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made the handmade portion of my gift!

– Breezy Bee

 

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Cube Upgrade!

On a recent trip to Joann I found a yard and a half of the Library Llamas print in the remnants bin. With the sales going on I managed to snag it for just a few dollars. SCORE!

I am definitely an impulse buyer and picked up the adorable fabric without a plan in mind. Off to the shelf it went while I waited for inspiration to strike.

Then I was looking at my sad green storage cube and realized my Library Llamas would be perfect for an upgrade.

In addition to the extra cuteness, my cube is much softer now and all it took was borrowing my moms handy staple gun.

If you are planning to stop by Joann to see if you can find some cute fabric I recommend downloading the Ibotta app. They have 5% cashback for receipts submitted along with other great offers. BONUS: If you’re new to Ibotta you’ll get a $10 bonus for signing up through my referral link. Happy shopping!

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-Breezy Bee