Showing posts with label list. Show all posts
Showing posts with label list. Show all posts

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summer Goals

Happy June 1st everyone! With the dress challenge finally over and all the graduation festivities brought to a close, it is just now feeling like summer. In honor of the beautiful weather and lack of responsibilities (for the most part), I'd like to share my list of summer goals. I compiled it while I was supposed to be cleaning my room and it definitely made me in a better mood than I usually am when I'm sitting around the house being bored.

Here is my small list of goals, in no particular order:

1; Read three books.
2; Paint three paintings.
3; Shoot three rolls of film.
4; Draw one sketch a week.
5; Write one page in my novel a week.
6; Write three poems.
7; Do six diy projects (once every two weeks).
8; Visit Beluga Point.
9; Go to the beach.

Again, it's a small list because if I don't fulfill everything on it I won't forgive myself for a while. That's just how I am. I'm hoping to exceed this list's expectations and make this an awesome summer filled with a lot of adventure.

Do you have any summer goals? I'd love to hear about it!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

diy to-do list board

I had an old cork board lying around that I used to use to hang my jewelry on. Since then I've moved on to different ways to display my jewelry but this poor board was left collecting dust.

So here is a super fun, easy, and versatile project for you guys today! It's a diy to-do list board, but you can really use it for anything you want. It's a beautiful way to add color and organization to your room (something that you've seen me working on if you follow me on instagram @impulsings).

What you'll need is a cork board (they're pretty cheap on amazon), paint and paintbrush, fun fabric (I ended up using two different kinds), post-it notes, a hot glue gun, and scissors!

The first step is to measure and cut your fabric. You'll want it to be just a little bit bigger than your cork board so that when you glue it down you'll be able to fold it into a nice hem. Mine ended up being too small to cover the entire board, so I added even more color with different fabric.

With your hot glue gun, you'll fold down the corners of your fabric and glue away. Work in small sections to make sure everything is straight.

Here's what I found to be the best order to glue down the sides, so that you can easily stretch out the fabric to eliminate any wrinkles. Since I used two different fabrics I had to do this step for each piece.

This step can be optional, and if I had to redo it I would have taken out the 'daily' part as I already have some things on my list that I won't be completing for a few days. But that's okay! You just write out what you want, fold a straight line, cut, then glue it to your board.

Step four is to lay out your post-it notes and glue them down to the board. I purchased mine at Office Depot in pretty colors. :) So now when you complete an item on your post-it note, you can just tear it off and a blank box is available for the next project!

Then I added some extra little embellishments since I had a little bit of room left over on the board. I can't wait to take this to college and fill it with photos of my adventures!

The final step is to add a coat of paint. Mine took three coats but the paint was fast-drying so it didn't take too long. The white matched my room perfectly. :)

And that is all! Pretty easy, huh? I really love how mine turned out, and the great thing about this is that I can easily use this for multiple things.