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For the Love of Bob Ross

on March 31, 2019

Got a Bob Ross fan in your life? Figure out what to get them AND yourself with this Bob Ross Gift Guide! And remember, no mistakes, just happy accidents.

You guys want to know what gets me through finals? Bob Ross.

Okay, so hear me out. Gone are the days where I can turn up my favorite jams or a movie that I’ve seen a million times and still study. I think for some reason my brain is now more distracted and/or concerned with what I’m actually retaining than reading to just get it done. I usually work while listening to film scores, but come finals season, you can only hear Jurassic Park so many times.

MAKE IT: DIY Flamingo Stencil Tote Bag

So, Bob Ross. Its pretty much ASMR before that was a thing. AND its super encouraging!
“There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”
“Let’s paint a happy little tree right here. “

Ya’ll I could go on. Will I ever attempt a Bob Ross tutorial? I don’t know. BUT I will give you a list of all the Bob Ross stuff I am currently crushing on… because that is the neighborly thing to do right?

Bob Ross Gift Guide

For the Love of Bob Ross

Life advice: No mistakes, just happy accidents.
Happy Little Trees Socks

Happy Little Trees Socks

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Because when you're chillin and making happy little trees, you need some warm feet. Just sayin. There are a few more styles after the link.

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Let's Get Crazy Mug

Let's Get Crazy Mug

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Pour up some tea and get crazy calm.

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Funko POP! Keychain

Funko POP! Keychain

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Carry Bob with you wherever you go!

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Bob Ross Waffle Maker

Bob Ross Waffle Maker

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Because in the morning... I'm making waffles! And painting them very artfully with syrup and fruit.

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Bob Ross the Art of Chill

Bob Ross the Art of Chill

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When you're done studying, you can play a board game with your favorite painter.

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Bob Ross: Happy Little Accidents Game

Bob Ross: Happy Little Accidents Game

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Have some happy little accidents with this board game too!

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Happy Little Birthday Card

Happy Little Birthday Card

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I am the first person willing to admit that I bought this card for myself. And... YOU PROBABLY NEED IT!

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Happy Little Coasters

Happy Little Coasters

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These are awesome because everyone KNOWS Bob Ross, but you'll have it out there front and center with these ultra happy little coasters!

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Happy Little Beer Opener

Happy Little Beer Opener

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If you think that last beer was a mistake, Bob Ross assures you that it was not.

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Bob Ross Quotable Notable Stickers

Bob Ross Quotable Notable Stickers

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If you're a planner or just like cute things, these stickers area the JAM! I may or may not have decorated my planner with these.

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Happy Little Accidents: The Wit & Wisdom of Bob Ross

Happy Little Accidents: The Wit & Wisdom of Bob Ross

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Because every responsible adult needs a nice chill coffee table book.

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Bob Ross Bandages

Bob Ross Bandages

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Whether you're accident prone or just need to freshen up your first aid kit, these Bob Ross bandages are the key to making any owie a thing of the past.

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Funko POP! TV: Bob Ross - Bob Ross with Raccoon

Funko POP! TV: Bob Ross - Bob Ross with Raccoon

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Bob Ross - Raccoon (and squirrel) whisperer. Keep him in sight for happy little surprises whenever you see it!

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Bob Ross by the Numbers (Miniature Editions)

Bob Ross by the Numbers (Miniature Editions)

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I may not have time to follow a full tutorial, but you can bet we'll be doing paint by numbers!

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BobRoss Chill Throw Standard

BobRoss Chill Throw Standard

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Get cozy with your very own Bob Ross throw blanket!

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The Bob Ross Coloring Book

The Bob Ross Coloring Book

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And of course, settle in for some coloring therapy with this coloring book.

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Minty Meringue Cookies

on March 15, 2019

Make these minty meringue cookies for any season. These cookies are light and crisp with just a hint of peppermint for discerning taste buds. 

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Ya’ll remember when I bought myself a Kitchenaid Mixer? Me too… and I’ve been trying all the things! One of the things that I’ve wanted to try FOREVER has been meringue cookies. Those light, crispy, airy cookies that are notoriously finicky and need a great deal of mixing…. and hand mixing, even with an electric mixer, is not going to happen.

minty meringue cookies

I am by no means an expert, but I hope to share my trials and attempts with you guys as we go along. And before you ask, I have not attempted macarons. They scare me a little too much right now. 

Okay, so I made these a few times and had varying degrees of success…. and a lot of failure. 

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DIY Easy Ombre Necklace

on March 11, 2019

Grab some wooden beads and make this ultra classy Easy Ombre Necklace for yourself or a friend. This project is great when you’re “procraftinating” AND for St. Patrick’s Day! 

We currently interrupt your regularly scheduled study session to bring you a craft break. You know sometimes when everything just get so overwhelming and you just need to…. make something? Yep. That’s where I’m at. I feel like the last month has been a roller coaster of work and school and tests, not to mention keeping myself alive and stuff. Because being a grown up is hard okay? Anyway. Everything’s been a lot and it’s not looking like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.

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Printable Captain Marvel Bookmarks

on March 1, 2019

Download these kick butt Printable Captain Marvel Bookmarks featuring quotes from the comics and movie inspired designs!

Higher further faster baby!

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You guys… I am so ready for this movie! Admittedly I only have the vaguest notion of what is going to happen, only that it’s a female super hero, there’s a cute cat and she’s alien? But possibly not? I have also never read the comics despite the urging from one of my old room mates. I know! I’m a bad geek… but whatever. It takes all kinds.

Here is a trailer to watch if you’re so inclined:

The plan for this is to go in clean. I can’t tell you how many movies have been ruined for me because I watched too many trailers or read too many internet comments or just did too much research in general. Nope. I’m going in clean.

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That being said, I’m super excited that Disney/Marvel is FINALLY giving a female her own movie. We’ve got Black Widow and Scarlet Witch and Wasp to an extend, but they’ve always been side characters. Fingers crossed they don’t screw it up. Please and thank you.

Printable Captain Marvel Bookmarks

Time: 15 minutes
Cost: $3 or less
Suggested Viewing: Avengers Infinity War

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These bookmarks are inspired by both the comics and the film. Because we at least need to pay homage to the origins of it. Yes, one has a “swear” on it, but it is also one of my favorite quotes, so adults only? For mine, I punched a hole in the top, laminated them, then added some classy tassels using this tutorial. I’m currently using one of them to hold my place in my Physiology Lab Manual. Because I really need some inspiration when trying to find Active Force of muscles. Just sayin.

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Captain Marvel Bookmarks

Captain Marvel Bookmarks
Download these kick butt Printable Captain Marvel Bookmarks featuring quotes from the comics and movie inspired designs!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Instructions

  1. Download file
  2. Print file at 100% or fit to page depending on your your system processes it
  3. Cut out bookmarks

Optional:

  1. Punch a hole in the top of each bookmark
  2. Laminate them
  3. Punch a smaller hole through the original punch
  4. Thread tassel (see post for link) through the smaller hole

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A Colorful Boho Headboard

on February 27, 2019

Learn how to DIY your own colorful boho headboard using embroidery hoops and your favorite colors!

GUESS WHAT YOU GUYS?!? I made a headboard! Okay, well… not really, but I did make an “above the bed” decoration type thing and it makes me feel super coordinated.

Learn how to DIY your own colorful boho headboard using embroidery hoops and your favorite colors!

And before you ask, yes. That is a twin size bed. Yes I sleep in it – at nearly 32 years old – every night. No, I don’t share it, well, except with the cat, but she sleeps on top of me usually. Would I like a bigger bed? Yes. But this one suits my needs and my space just fine for now.

A Colorful Boho Headboard

The wall space above the bed is a weird thing. Headboards can get kinda pricey and, since I live in earthquake friendly California, I didn’t want to hang up anything heavy that could possibly fall on me and re-enact a scene from final destination or something. Yes, morbid things. MOVING ON! So… after nearly 6 years and many many iterations and color scheme changes and pinterest boards – I finally put something up. And really, I’m a bit in love!

For this headboard all I used were some different sized embroidery hoops and coordinating embroidery floss. And then some nails for hanging.

Colorful Boho Headboard

Cost: $20 or less
Time: 2 hours
Suggested listening: Bear Creek by Brandi Carlile

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Oscars Gold Champagne Cupcakes

on February 20, 2019

Make these gold champagne cupcakes for your next hollywood party or girls day! They are sure to impress with their classy but light flavor!

Oscars week is upon us and I can honestly say I’ve seen like… 2 movies that are nominated. Its kinda sad, but then again, the movies I like are never up for awards. – Shout out to you tho Black Panther!!

oscars champagne cupcakes - hollywood - gold frosting

Anyway, in LA, Oscars week means street closures, worse traffic than usual and all gold everything – because we’re classy that’s why. If you, like me, are attending an oscars party and are responsible for the desserts, these gold champagne cupcakes always go over as a hit! They’re light and fluffy with just the right amount of decadence. The chocolate man though, thats what really makes it! And if you’re looking for a ballot, my girl Jillian over at Shortandloud has you covered!

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Oscars Gold Champagne Cupcakes

Cost: $15 or less
Time: 1-2 hours
Suggested Viewing: all the awesome movies that weren’t nominated!

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“I like your butt” Heart Cake

on February 14, 2019

This heart cake hack will make you wonder why you’d never thought about it before!  And this “I like your butt” heart cake is perfect for when you don’t want to be subtle!

I like your butt heart cake

A few nights ago, my friend Karolyn and I were talking about conversation hearts and what we would like for them to say if we had them. Mine were mostly Geek and Craft related. Seriously, if my (hypothetical) dude came home and said, “I got you yarn” I would swoon. Karolyn’s suggestion? “Butts” Yes folks, my friends are awesome and possibly Tina from Bob’s burgers.


Anyhoo… I kinda took that idea and ran with it? I’ve been wanting to make a conversation heart cake for a while, but couldn’t decide on the right thing to put on it. This is just the right side of inappropriate to work.

I also didn’t want to buy a special pan or anything for this cake because homegirl has a plan. So… this here project uses 2 pans. A circle and a square. Thats it. If you want to get a heart pan you can get it for like $5 at Michaels with a coupon. However, in the land of sparking joy (and also function) I knew it wasn’t something I’d use often and really didn’t have the space for an extra pan.

I like your butt heart cake

I would also like to point out that my friend Amanda taught me this technique of how to make a heart cake without a special pan about 12 years ago when we made a heart cake that said “I love you more than a fat kid loves cake”….. in german.

So. Here’s to being blunt and telling it like it is… and liking butts.

“I like your butt” Heart Cake

Time: 2 hours including cooling time
Cost: $5-10?
Suggested viewing: Bobs Burgers!

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Free Printable Amortentia Straw Toppers

on February 11, 2019

These free printable amortentia straw toppers are perfect for whatever potion you’re brewing! A Harry Potter/Hogwarts inspired valentine DIY!

Harry Potter - Amortentia straw toppers

Accio Drinks! Its a Harry Potter Valentines day! Okay, not really, but I tried. In my mission to Harry Potter-fy as many holidays as possible I created these printable Amortentia Straw Toppers. Ya’ll, it is a valid mission okay?!?

Amortentia Straw Toppers

Cost: $5 or less
Time: 5-10 minutes
Suggested Viewing: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
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Hey Girl Hey! DIY Valentines for Single Friends

on February 4, 2019

Hey Girl Hey! Whether you’ve got a valentine or your valentine is yourself, these DIY Valentines for Single Friends are super fun for all everyone!

DIY Valentines for Single Friends

I bought these adorable man molds last year – on sale at Michaels – and honestly had no idea what to do with them. They’re super cute though and I had to have them! This year, I got so excited to craft with them that I had at least 12 ideas of what to do. I ended up doing a lot of editing those down to do time constraints…. work, school, SLEEP – you know the drill! And I’m so ridiculously happy with how these Man Magnet Valentines for Single Friends worked out!

Aside from the whole “I would like a person to spend valentines with” the kiddos have been asking me who I am going to “keep forever” which is what we do when we talk about boyfriends/girlfriends leading to marriage. At this point, I am keeping myself forever, but that might change! ANYWAY – I made these valentines for my single lady friends who are also keeping themselves forever – or at least for now. Because seriously? Who couldn’t use the perfect man without the hassle?

MAKE IT: Edible Glitter Valentines Pops

DIY Valentines for Single Friends

Cost: $10
Time: Weekend Project – there’s a lot of dry time
Suggested Viewing: 13 Going on 30!

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DIY Valentines Bag Clips

on January 31, 2019

DIY Valentines Bag Clips are a fun and engaging way to add charm and festive touches to your kitchen organization efforts!

If you’re here for life updates, here’s the scoop. Classes start in less than a week – next week to be exact and I spent all day yesterday setting up my planners. I’ve decided that setting up an academic planner is basically creating a 5 month to do list. I’m scheduling in a breakdown for sometime in March, but who knows, I might find flow and it will be AWESOME!

DIY Valentines Bag Clips are a fun and engaging way to add charm and festive touches to your kitchen organization efforts! | #perlerbead #pattern #valentinescrafts

Last week, one of my littles and I pulled out the perler beads for a solid hour and just… made. There is something so cool about them really getting into a project to make something! That being said, I’m sure when I went through that phase, my mother thought about hiding the beads because there’s only so much you can do with them. We turned ours into magnets and chip clips – because these are a lot more creative and cute than the ones you buy in the stores. Also, a lot cheaper too!

These valentines clips are super cute and can be used to hold your love notes, cookie bags, lunch bags, chips… you name it! They really add a festive flare to just about anything.

DIY Valentines Bag Clips

Cost: Everything was on hand! But you’re looking at $10 and that makes a TON!
Time: about an hour
Suggested Listening: Lizzo – Juice (maybe not kid friendly but issa bop)
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