• Facts of Life,  Ideas,  Inspiration,  Writer's Block

    Diamond in the Rough

    Aladdin shout out. ^_^ Once upon a time, I remember I was going to talk about the benefit of having multiple story ideas. Back in the day, I had a constant supply of workable ideas thanks to my handy dandy writer’s crockpot, something I abandoned a few years ago when I was chin deep in a four book vampire series. After that needed to be shelved, I found myself completely without anything to work on. Not a fun feeling. Whenever I get a new idea, I run it through a kind of obstacle course. If the concept is particularly woo-inducing, I give it permission to throw a one sentence pitch at…

  • Crafts,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Gifts,  Ideas

    Homemade Gift Ideas, Part Deux

    Welcome to the Craft Post! I have some exciting new projects to share with you! Part One can be found HERE All of these ingredients & supplies can be easily found at a craft store, at a health food store, or online. Snow Globe Supplies: – Jar with a lid or a Snow Globe Kit (I got my snow globe at Michael’s Craft Store for $8) – Focal Piece (measure so you can make sure it will fit in your jar/snow globe kit) – Distilled Water (tap water may contain contaminants that can discolor the focal piece) – Epoxy Glue – Diamond Dust, Glitter, and/or Faux Snowflakes *Directions: They recommend sanding the bottom…

  • Crafts,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Gifts,  Ideas

    Homemade Gift Ideas

    Feeling crafty this season? Here are a few ideas of things you can make for friends and family (and yourself!) for Christmas or any time of the year! *All of these ingredients and supplies can be found at any craft store or online. Things like herbs and essential oils can be found at a health food store or online. Scented Sachets Supplies: – Small Drawstring Bags (or if you’re extra crafty, you can make your own drawstring bags!) – Herbs (preferably herbs that smell nice like jasmine, lavender, chamomile, rose petals, peppermint, spearmint, whatever) – (optional) Essential Oils or Fragrance Oil (for a stronger scent) *Mix herbs with essential oils…