Thursday, March 30, 2017

ART PRINT :: First I Drink the Coffee Then I Do the Things

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It definitely makes the world go round.

I mean sometimes it takes more than one cup. But who am I kidding, it usually takes two to three am I right? lol For me, I need it to get going. I need it to do things. I need it when I wake it. I need a cup in the afternoon to pick me up. And sometimes . . . sometimes I even have a cup right before bed.

I like my coffee a "little light" too. Yeah I am THAT person who adds a little coffee to their creamer. What can I say, it's how I do it. ;)

Do you know when I really enjoy a cup of coffee though? When I sit down to create. To make things. To design a new hand lettered piece to add to the shop . . . this is when I enjoy it the most for sure.

So for all of my fellow coffee drinkers out there, this is for you. If this isn't the truth of truths, then I don't know what is! lol

 I give you: First I Drink the COFFEE Then I Do the Things.

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I mean how cute would this look next to your coffee maker in the kitchen or hanging on the wall in a fabulous frame? So so soooo cute, right? So go then and head over to the shop and grab your own 'First I Drink the Coffee Then I Do the Things' art print and enjoy it! Of course while having a cup of joe ;)   

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Before you go, my friends, I want to remind you that I also offer CUSTOM hand lettered prints, decor, wood signs and anything else you would like hand lettering done on so just ask and I can make it happen! 

Do you think you have a great idea? Just shoot me an email . . . at and we will chat! 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

DIY :: Personalized Doggie Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FeedDogsPurina #CollectiveBias 

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This is Chili.
He is the center of our world in my home and is my daughter's best friend. In all of my years of having dogs be a part of my family, this one, he, is THE best.

He has the BEST personality and just as sweet as can be. He truly is the perfect dog and we spoil him. Boy do we spoil him rotten but he doesn't mind and neither do we. ;)  He goes everywhere with us and truth be told, he loves going for a ride or going 'bye bye' especially to memaw's house. We try to go as often as we can and when we do I feel like we take everything but the kitchen sink with us because 'he's spoiled'. lol

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I mean seriously? LOOK at that face. That face is the sweetest ever! So it goes without saying that this little guy gets anything he wants and I try to always give him the BEST of the things he needs to sustain a good lifestyle here with us. I mean we want him to live to be 102 years old so ya know, we take good care of him! lol

Since we are always taking him with us somewhere, I decided to make him his very own hand lettered personalized doggie bag! I mean every dog needs one right? Of course

Chili of course, was only interested in what was going IN this doggie bag of his, as he knows when we are getting ready to go somewhere, since I start gathering up his favorite things to take with us. So I thought I would share a fun little game of "what's in Chili's bag"? 

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Let's take a look shall we . . . 

Anytime we take a trip to meemaw's house, we always bring all of the necessities to make Chili feel right at home. We pack his favorite squeeky toys, a chew bone, his collar, leash, his zip pouch that houses his poo pick-up bags and his treats for going poo, his favorite blanky so he can snuggle up on the furniture and then of course his bowls and his Purina One® Smartblend® Chicken and Rice Formula Adult Premium Dog Food (his fave).

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As his momma, it was important to find a food that had real chicken in it blended with other proteins to keep his heart healthy & muscles strong, Omega-6 for healthy skin, highly digestible and I needed it to be something he actually LIKED to eat! I love knowing that the dog food I feed him is one that he looks forward to eating every day. And although he is not even four years old yet, this food has been a staple every day of his life.

I am so grateful that Chili likes a dog food that I can pick up on my weekly Target run as it makes it so much easier to pick up a bag for him when I am there shopping. I mean I practically live at that store as it is, doesn't everyone? I look forward to heading to Target every week to peruse the aisles, with my red cup in hand looking for the deals! I am constantly using the Target Cartwheel app to find additional savings as well on my fave things and guess what? This week you can actually save an additional 20% off all ONE dry dog food from Purina,  3/19- 3/25 - YAY! I love when that happens! No matter what dog food is your pup's fave, Target has an amazing variety of Purina dry dog food products available. 

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Now that we know what goes IN the doggie tote bag, let's check out how easy it is to make your own!
STEPS for creating a personalized tote bag for your pup:

1. First, grab a few supplies for your project. 

I am using a blank tote bag (available at most craft stores), a white pencil, DecoArt paint in black and white and a couple paint brushes.

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2. Before you start, grab a notebook and pencil to sketch out a few designs to figure out HOW you want your design to look.

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3. Next grab a white colored pencil and draw out your design on your blank tote bag. I love this trick as you CAN erase it if you make a mistake but yet it's light enough to not really see either, once painted over.

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4. Take your black paint and begin going over your white pencil line to create the name that you sketched out. It does take a few times to get the edges nice and crisp but it will get there eventually . . . just be patient. ;)
Also I love using the DecoArt paint, because it drys super fast! BONUS!

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5. After I was finished with his name, I decided to add a lil something to the top edge of the tote bag. Little black dash lines to resemble top stitching - I love the look it gave the tote!

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6. The next thing I decided to do, is add a little white dashed shadow to some of the parts of the letters to coordinate with the black dashes I just made.

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Look at that! Your beloved pup now has their own personalized tote bag. The only thing that is next to do, is to decide what to put in it!

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So is this not a fun and easy way to create a fun and functional tote for our beloved fur babies? Do you like the way it turned out? I love it and can't wait to put it to use -hopefully you will give it a try as well! Remember you can pick up the supplies for this craft as well as your bag of Purina One dog food, the next time you are doing a Target run! Maybe I'll see ya there, chances are GOOD! ;)

What special item have you created lately, to spoil your dog? I would love to hear about what you have made for that special pet in your life. Please let me know below . . .


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