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Friday, September 28

Friday Diary, Event Edition

So, I went to an event put on by Sheckys, I believe they are an event planning organization. In any case, they hosted a 'Girl's Night Out' event which is really a shopping expo for local small businesses. I will be posting more info on it in a upcoming post about the event. Be on the look out for that.

In other news, things have been looking up on the work front and I've finished 19 Minutes. I am working on a review to post here as well as on goodreads but as a sneak peek, I tip my hat toMs. Picoult as she managed to actually change my mind on bullying by he end of the book!


Monday, September 24

Brilliant Crafts & Lovely Gifts

I saw this idea on a blog, Quirkiecraft, and decided to make it into a cute and very sweet birthday gift for a close friend.

Step 1: Gather supplies

  1. Blank Canvas
  2. Glue
  3. Random bits and bobs from around your house
  4. Spray Paint (any color, I chose red for love)
  5. Piece of scrap paper
  6. Scissors
Step 2: Block off a shape on the canvas
I picked a heart because I'm going to put a picture in it, as I said in the beginning this is a gift for a friend. Assuming she is ok with me posting a picture of her, I will post a tutorial on how I did that.

  1. Cut a shape out of the scrap paper
  2. secure the scrap paper on the canvas
I used tape, but you could use double-sided tape or glue.

Step 3: Cover the Canvas

  1. Gather bits and bobs
You want lightweight objects of varying shapes and sizes so you can easily cover space on the canvas & hang it.

      2. Glue the pieces on the canvas
Glue the pieces strategically,i.e. large pieces on the corners & small pieces around the shape you blocked off

Step 3: Paint the Canvas

  1. Secure a work area outside or a well ventilated area
I used the grass because I didn't want to go get butcher paper and the grass gets cut regularly.
     2.  Shake your can of spray paint for 1-2 minutes.

   3.  Let it dry for about 1 hour.

Step 4. Finishing touches

  1. Add more pieces if desired (I added red pieces b/c I wanted a little sparkle)
  2. Peel off the scrap paper
  3. Touch up the edges to get a clean line surrounding the shape



You're done! I have to admit this was quite a lengthy project, I worked on it for about a week. However, its a simple and very sweet gift for a friend.

Have you seem any other interesting 'junk art' pieces?

Sunday, September 23

Friday Diary, on Sunday?

Per my last post, I'm moving to a new apartment. So, my life has revolved around that in the last week. I've been working on a craft project (or two) and can't wait to write a blog post on that as well as share a few nail designs inspired by the Olympics. Be on the look out for those!

Saturday, September 15

Friday Diary 12 - MOV on YouTube

Dear Diary,

So I have some BIG NEWS, I've decided to not only create a YouTube channel but to also volg my move out process!!! MOV = MOVE OUT VLOGS

I was inspired to vlog my move out/move in journey by Missglamorazzi and her Vlogmas videos last year! I want to make this a video diary for myself to be able to look back on this time and see what was going on in my life at the time.

Please go to my channel to view:
(My Vlog channel: pkgadgvlogs)

MOV - Move Out Vlogs - Day 1

Thanks for the support,
Minela <3

Friday, September 7

Friday Diary #11

Right now, I'm reading 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult. Although, I'm only about 1/2 the way through the book, I'm completely blown away! Its amazing how a book that was written in 2006 can be so topical, as well as, a decent retelling of a heart-wrenching story that we still find unbelievable, Columbine. However, I still haven't finished the story so I won't give anymore away until I do. Don't hold your breath, turtles have crossed the street faster than I read...apparently!

Have you guy(s) discovered and hidden gems lately? (A little self-deprecating humor to save the day!)