May 2017 archive

Pinterest Try – Personalizing Pillar Candles

Saw a Pinterest on personalizing pillar candles using permanent markers, tissue paper, wax paper and a blow dryer. It seemed like a kid friendly, cost effective activity to do with Ava. I decided to personalize some candles for Mother’s Day.

The first step, I’m sure, was her favorite. I gave her cut and measured pieces of tissue paper to draw on. She went above and beyond and made a couple extra for me and her dad.

I wrapped the tissue paper around each pillar candle per Pinterest picture, covered with wax paper and heated with the blow dryer.

It didn’t take long at all. My biggest challenge was overheating and not having enough patience to let it cool before touching. I ended up with some wax on my hands.

Overall, the project was as easy as it seemed and turned out pretty well.

A Day in Pictures

I did a picture challenge to tell how my typical days go in picture format. This is how boring Instagram would be if picture posts actually represented your daily routines and not just the artistic fun sides. Here goes.

We’ll start with waking up way earlier than my alarm clock.

Then we rush to work, dump everything on my desk to get the work day started.

Morning yogurt, realized I ran out of plastic spoons, and didn’t want to walk to get another so I made the fork work. #itwillhavetodo

This is how my face looks by mid morning. Mumbling curse words at numbers.

And, hallelujah, lunch! I totally love the work cafeteria.

And after plowing through the rest of the work day. It’s through the tunnel to leave for the day. #followthelight

Usually I run errands before I head home.

On this day, instead of heading home I got dinner with a friend.



But still early back home and early to bed.

For Netflixing and getting ready to start another day.

Not very exciting. I was asked to do a weekend version. Thinking about it.

Bike Walk Wichita at Bike Beautiful

Cody and I got to man the ReCycle booth at Bike Beautiful a couple weeks ago now. It was tons of fun, and I’d like to thank Bike Walk Wichita for letting me volunteer and attend the event. There were so many awesome vendors to browse and people to meet. The venue was Distillery 244 Old Town and it was my first time inside. It was truly amazing. They created a bike path, and the models even got to ride their bikes around the stage and the people sitting.

Pictures below:

Cody and I goofing around, which is per usual whenever we volunteer together.

Really cool one person tent they had set up. It looked so comfy I totally wanted to lay down.

It was so fun I didn’t really get to take a lot of pics. Maybe again next year 😉