Come with me to the Pinner’s Conference

This year I attended the Pinner’s Conference with my craft bestie, Bianca in Atlanta. We both attending the conference last year and enjoyed ourselves so we decided to go again. The conference is a 2 day event of vendor, classes and craft demos.

Chalk Couture sponsored a craft class making craft frames that are great for decorating your home or spending time with family, friends and loved ones. I am exciting to have learned this technique to make new pieces for my home and house warming gifts for my friends.

We also watched a short demonstration of macrame earrings and made a pair for ourselves. The process was so simple and easy. I can’t wait to pair my new earrings with a cute s

Bianca and I host a monthly podcast called Crafty Conversations, where we make shit and talk shit in our pajamas on the pink couch. Watch on YouTube or listen anywhere you listen to your podcasts.

Before you go, check out the 2021 Pinterest Conference Vlog.

Create a Balloon Wall With Me |Blogmas 2020

Hey Passionista

The best thing about being a creative is having friends who are creative as well. I love to get together with friends to create something dope and outside of the box. I’ve been wanting to do a Balloon Wall for some time now, so I thought Christmas would be the best time. So I hooked up with my DIY bestie to create one. Take a look!

Blogmas Update/ Check In:

Y’all I can’t seem to keep up. Putting together content for Blogmas is a lot and the days are flying by. But I hope you are enjoying my content. I will continue to put my best efforts forward to share new content everyday until Christmas. Then I’m going on a much needed break until after the New Year. Send me some encouragement, please. I need it!


DIY Hot Chocolate Bar | Blogmas 2020


Hey Passionista!

I am also looking on Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest for crafty creative stuff. A few days ago I came across a Dollar Tree project that I couldn’t help but try myself. Watch as I create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar.

Perfect for family movie nights!

Materials Used: 

Chocolate Spoons 

Peppermint Spoons

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Santa Claus Candy

Peppermint

Candy Canes

Marshmallows 

Chocolate Syrup 

Wooden Craft Crates

Inspired by http://www.instagram.com/bargainbethany

Holiday Advent Calendar for I Am Affirmations

Hey Passionista!

Welcome to Day 1 of Blogmas 2020.

I truly love the cheer and joy that the holiday season brings. It’s not all about gifts and giving, it’s something about the energy that the holiday season brings into my life each and every year filling my heart with a smile. So, I want to kickoff my blogmas journey this year with affirmations.

I read a post on Pinterest that said, “A beautiful day starts with a beautiful mindset”. I must be honest and admit that I’m not the most positive person first thing in the mornings. But I am trying to improve. One thing that really has helped me shift my way of thinking is affirmations and manifestation.

I found this DIY Advent Calendar at Hobby Lobby and came up with the bright idea to create a I Am Affirmation Advent Calendar for the holidays. Each section of the advent calendar will be filled with mints or chocolate and a I Am Affirmation. So every morning, I can wake up to a harmless piece of candy (lol) and a positive affirmation to set the tone for the day. So, follow me on Instagram and watch my stories to see what’s in store for each day.

Today’s “I am” Affirmation…

Before you go, tell me your favorite christmas memory.

How to create a greenery wall?

Hey Passionista!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a DIY project for the blog.

Today, I will be showing y’all how I created this cute greenery wall in my bedroom.

This DIY was super easy and cheap to make.

All you need is greenery vines (which can be purchased on Amazon), 2 thumb tacks, floral wire, and floral tape.

Step 1: Place the thumb tacks evening in the wall covering the area you want your greenery to hang.

Step 2: Wrap the floral wire around the thumb tack from one end to the other, firmly.

Step 3: Take the tail end of your greenery vine to make a loop around the wire. Then use a small piece of floral tape to secure your loop. Repeat until you have hung all your vines.

Step 4: Spread out your vines to your liking.

DIY Rose Water for Skincare

Hey Passionista-

I have been admiring these 2 rose brushes that grown in front of my parents room. They have been there for years. For some reason this year I took a strong interest in watching them grow (maybe due to having to look at them everyday due to being quarantined). Now that they are fully bloomed, all I wanted to do is cut them and make stuff. Don’t worry I didn’t cut all of them off but I did snag a few.

I made my own rose water. This is my second time making rose water. the first time I made rose water I used a Make It Classy DIY kit, where all the ingredient were included and I just followed the direction on the recipe card provided. But this time. I cut about 7 roses from the rose brush and made some homemade rose water. And you already know, I’m going to share with you how I did it in this blog.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Some organic rose (Please don’t use store bought roses, they have pesticides on them and you don’t want to spray that on your skin to get in your blood stream)
  • Distilled Water
  • A strainer
  • Container for storage

Okay, so after I cut my roses from the rose brush, I gently picked the peddles from the buds and rinsed them with cold water.

Next, using a pot I boiled about 4 cups of distilled water on the stove. Be sure to let the water come to a boil before adding your roses.

Once your water is boiling you can add your rose peddles and place a cover over the top. Let them boil until the color has left the roses, about 10 -12 minutes.

Finally, let the water cool, then place in a spray bottle or jar for storage.

For best use keep your rose water refrigerated. You can use and store your home made rose water for up to 1 month.

XOXO

The Passionista

DIY Natural Hair Protective Style

Hey Passionista-

So I’m bored in the house and I’m in the house bored. I’m such a busy body that I can’t stay still. Doing nothing really bothers me. Sunday was wash day and I decided to do something special to my hair.

Thanks to a few YouTube videos I was able to figure out how to master installing Passion Twist to my natural hair. Honestly it started off complicated, then got easier as I figured out what the hell I was doing. But if I can do these to my on head- SO CAN YOU SIS!!!!!

I don’t know if I would call this a tutorial or just a video of me doing my own passion twist (I’m no professional by far) but check my video.

Products I used:

Crochet Hook

5 packs of X-pressions Passion Twist Hair ($5.99 each)

Dark n Lovely Jam

Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey

Now that I have installed my own passion twist you not gonna be able to tell me anything. I spent less then $40 to and 4 hours to achieve this look. This is be my new go to style when I know I’m not going to want to do my hair for a couple of weeks.

Tell me in the comments, how did I do?

DIY| Facial Steamer

Hey Passionista-

Today I’m going to show you how to create your own at home spa experience by creating a facial steamer with household items.

What you’ll need:

Essential Oils of your choice

Towel

Stainless steel or glass mixing bowl

Hot Water

Step 1: Boil a large pot of water and pour it into the mixing bowl. Fill the bowl half way up.

Step 2: Add a few drops of essential oils.

Step 3: Face your face over the the steaming bowl and place the towel over your head. Be sure to cover your head and the bowl entirely.

If you want to be fancy, you can add citrus peels or organic dried flowers to your hot water when steaming you face. Just keep in mind, whatever is in your water is going into you pores. I would not suggest using flower from a store. Organic things only!!!!!

Also, you can steam your face with or without a face mask. I like to something steam my face before cleansing to really open my pores. But either way is affective.

I hope you are able to try this DIY project and it bring you some joy.

Stay Home x Stay Safe!

DIY| Hand Knitted Blanket

Hey Passionista!

Listen, quarantine life is bored. Even as a work from home entrepreneur, I am bored out of my mind. I like to be on the go. This is day 6 of me being in house. With all the madness going on right now, my work load is light. So, I have a lot of time on my hands. To occupy my time I thought I’d try a Youtube tutorial.

Blankets are one my favorite things. I have a collection of throw blankets and quilts. So I thought it would be fun to make a blanket to cuddle with during all this madness.

I found some chucky yarn in my craft stuff so I decided to try to hand knit a blanket. I watched a YouTube video to get me started (click here). Once I got the hang of the technique, I sat back and watched a few episodes of All American on Netflix to relax while I knit. I wish I could do a DIY/ How to blog for y’all but it’s a little to complicated to explain. If you’re interested in making your own hand knitted blanket, just watch the video I linked above.

For this project I used 3 bundles on Roving Yard that were 78 yards each. I randomly found this this yarn on sale for $5 (regularly priced $16.88) a bundle at Walmart. The label said it was great for arm knitting or crochet projects. I think I just bought it cause I’m a collector of craft junk and thought that I’d use it for something one day. And look, I did!

Tell me, What have you created lately?

DIY | How to make a Prayer Box

Hey Passionista !

I have a prayer journal, manifestation journey, and a journal for my thoughts and ideas. But sometimes I find myself writing down my thoughts and affirmations on random slips of paper that I find laying around. I think it has become a form coping for me. And there’s no greater feeling than finding a old slip of paper or journal from years ago, re-reading it and seeing the growth, change, and answered prayer in your life.

I recently started a prayer box for my conversations with God. Today, I’m going to share with you how to make your own.

Materials you will need: A wooden or tin box, spray paint, stickers or vinyl design cuts, makers, and note cards.

I used a circular tin I picked for a dollar at Micheals during the after Christmas sale. I didn’t like the colors of it so I decided to paint it.

STEP 1: Paint the outside of your box any color you’d like.

Then, I used my Cricut Explorer Air 2 to cut out some crosses and saying to add to the outside of my box. If you don’t have a cricut machine you can just use stickers, markers, or paint.

STEP 2: Decorate the outside of you Prayer Box and Lid.

Next, I decided to write my favorite scripture inside the lid of the prayer box.

STEP 3: Write your favorite scriptures and affirmations inside of the prayer box, for your eyes only.

STEP 4: Add a pin and notecards inside.

STEP 5: Begin writing down your prayers.

I pray that this prayer box brings to closer to God and help you see the growth and change he is making in your life. I’d love to see how your prayer box designs turn out, post a picture on instagram and use #passionxDIY to share yours with me.