Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DIY Cork board

I really love Cork board because it makes for easy pinning of notes and whatnot's. But I mean, lets be realistic... cork ... not that pretty. But why leave it a nasty shade of brown? Why not paint it? So here's my quick DIY pretty cork board tutorial!


Take some plain cork board, large grade/small grade, old/new, whatever size you like!
(this is just some old ugly cork I had on hand)

Take  some primer sealer and slather it all over your cork,(try to fill in  as many  of the holes as possible), let dry.

Finally choose a design and colors, sketch it out and start painting!

Hang your final project on the wall and start pinning things!

I like using geometric designs but you can do just about anything, treat it as a canvas you can stick pins in!

The Worst

The worst homesickness occurs when you're already home and well, it just isn't home anymore ...
That's a little how I've been feeling.

Then my sweetie whispers I'm right here with you and somehow I know it's all okay.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lemonade Love

I don't know about you but I love lemonade, and I love trying new delicious things! That said, here are 10 delicious looking Lemonade ideas from Burlap + Blue! Can't wait to try these!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


(I didn't take this photo,  but it looks almost as good as the stuff I remember)

What I wouldn't  give for a bowl of steaming , spicy, eyewatering, malatang soup. There is an amazing little shop down on 和兴三道街.Oh how I wish I could grab my bag, hop on a bus, and go there for dinner with my sweetie!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Back in Half Swing

Not feeling 100% myself yet, but definitely doing a lot better. I bought these pretties at the store yesterday on my way home. Because hey! I like flowers ;) and I like the color and they were not already dead. Anyhow, I've been back stateside four weeks today, and honestly I new I would miss it in China, but I didn't know I would miss it all quite as much as I do. I'm trying to find a job, but in the meantime, I'm talking to my sweetie everyday, getting rid of a lot of junk and studying Chinese.  Also cool story made a sustain pedal for my keyboard (tell you about that later). Life is pretty okay most days.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

No Longer the End of the Story

So! For the past twelve months this blog was entitle ...
I Know The End of The Story!
~  I come up from the desert leaning on my beloved!  ~       {my new life in China}

Well that year is finished now and I did come up out of the desert, and leaning on my beloved, though it wasn't exactly like I had expected. In fact! It was nothing like what I had expected. It wasn't even good most of the time, strange as it may seem though, God is really good at working our not so good times into his great and glorious plans. So I don't really know where I am going at this point, but I do know ... that the Adventure is just beginning!