Monday, July 29, 2013

Pet Flower Collar DIY

We all know that flower head bands are in. I mean why wouldn't they be? They are a freaking dorable. They are also extremely easy to make. Last year I came across this DIY on a simple way to create one.
Then this summer we got our kitten, Beemo, and once I found out she was a girl I flipped. Mainly because I knew that I was going to go crazy girlie on this cat. I thought, "why don't I turn this flower headband thing into a collar," so I did and well now you have this DIY.

Honestly, I pretty much copied the directions from Charlavail's blog. The only change that I made was instead of sewing the ends together, I just glued them.

Supplies Needed:

1. Scissors
2. Hot glue gun
3. Any bouquet of flowers (see Charlavail's blog)
4. 3/8" elastic (black or white) (see Charlavail's blog)

1. You're going to want to wrap the elastic around your pets neck, make sure its not to tight. Then cut to the precise measurement.

 2. Once you have the measurement for the elastic band, gather your flowers and make sure that there is not a backing to them. See how in the picture below there is a little bit of plastic sticking out?

3. You are going to want to cut off any plastic pieces or stems but make sure that the petals are still intact to the flower.
4. Once you have your flowers ready to go, you are then going to grab your hot glue gun and glue the flowers to the piece of elastic in whatever pattern you choose. *Tip: It's wise to glue the flowers close together, that way when its wrapped around your pets neck you cannot see the elastic band.

5. Once you have your flowers in the layout that you want, glue one side of the elastic band to the other side.
6. Now your little collar is complete.

Hopefully your pet loves this little's not my kittens favorite thing in the world but I think it's hilarious and ridiculously cute when she has it on. 

♥ misa

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kind of Like a Time Capsule

Before I started this blog I used to some what blog on tumblr. I still occasionally get on to look through pictures and stuff but I have fully switched to this little space on the web. Anyways, the other day I was reading through some of my old posts and came across some interesting things. I'm so glad that I looked through my old stuff because it reminded me of who I used to be and what I wanted at that time in my life.

click here: 

In this post I was talking about how maaaaarvelous bearded men are (*ahem* they still freaking are) and was trying to get over my fear of being alone. You know. I'm still trying to get over this fear BUT I have gotten a lot better than I was! I mean just last week I was out of my comfort zone, left alone in a place where I knew nobody and I was okay. I didnt have a panic attack or anything. I did things that  I never thought I could do. 

I think it would be fun to post some of my old stuff on here weekly, just to remind myself of...well...myself.

Oh by the way!
I now have a grab button! I finally had time this summer to make one. If you would like to put one on your blog by all means go ahead :) It would most likely make me the happiest little girl ever. If you need me to change the size of it in order to fit your blog space please dont hesitate to let me know and I will fix it to your needs. I think it's kind of large, but maybe it will do for now?

250 x 175
(yeah this one is too large)
Cloudy Chase

200 x 140
Cloudy Chase
(just right)

♥ misa

Monday, July 22, 2013

Everything Is Illuminated

"Love itself became the object of her love. She loved herself in love, she loved loving love, as love loves loving, and was able, in that way, to reconcile herself with a world that fell so short of what she would have hoped for."

Picture from Tumblr

I finished reading "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer last week. 
Do yourself a favor and read it. 
I have never read a book that was so brilliantly written as this one is. It has definitely become one of my favorites and Foer is now on my list of favorite authors. He is an artist with words thats for sure. There were so many times when I was reading that my heart began racing because of how amazing the story line is and just how good he words his imagination. I had no idea that this book was a movie too. So now I'm on the hunt to find and watch it. Although, I am kind of nervous because I had read "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" (also written by him and I loved it too) then watched the movie and it just plain sucked. 
If you're into love, history (especially WWII), mystery and into having your mind blown then maybe you should check it out.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's Time Now

This month has been such a roller coaster (actually thinking about it, it's been this entire summer). But I love roller coasters, so with that being said. It's been one heck of a good ride.
I'm learning, maturing, and am now in the beginning of this new season in my life.

Ohmygoodness I am nervous. 
Ohmygoodness I am excited.
Ohmygoodness I am ready.  

Summer isn't over yet. So for now I am just going to sit back and wait for the next turn on this ride. 

Monday, July 15, 2013


I had lunch with strangers whom I'd never met.

I hitched a ride with strangers whom I'd never met.

I talked to many, many, many new faces.

Who is this girl?! Why did my shyness not come out? 

I think I just ignored her.

I'm so glad I did.  


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sixteen Candles

My sister turned 16 yesterday. Thinking about her getting older is crazy thought.
I'm so used to saying, "you cant do that because you're not even 16" you're 16 Michelle and you can do that thing I told you not to do. But you still cant drink and smoke yet. Don't you ever smoke. Ever.

Having a sister is one of those things that I know God wanted everyone to have in their life. At least for me. This girl has been there for me through everything. She has always been a person to vent to when I'm feeling worthless and someone that will always come with me to places where I don't want to be alone. She's the best little friend ever. I cannot wait to see us 10 years from now talking about the memories that we shared together.

Remember that time that you helped me sneak out of the house? Or that time when I would force you to play teacher with me? Or when you coughed that meant a secret message that only you and I knew. That same conversation that we have with people when we tell them that we are sisters. Those looong life searching conversation that we have when we go on our walks. That time when you were teaching me how to be a runner.

16 is going to be the beginning of your life where you slowly see yourself becoming an adult. So get ready michelley welly.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Little Humble at Night

Going on walks during twilight has grown to be my new favorite thing.
I love my little vintage neighborhood so much.

ps - I wish I could be a professional photographer who only takes pictures of trees. I have a crazy amount of tree photos on my computer and phone. I think I have finally realize that I have an obsession with them.

Friday, July 5, 2013


A girl just has to make some silly mistakes but then she laughs at them the next day - 
and she keeps laughing because she can be so dumb and embarrassing sometimes. 

Then she learns that she is loved be so many people
she learns to let go 
she learns that little bumps happen in life and bumps will keep coming
but she just has to keep pursuing. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Every. Single. Time. 

Twice in one year. 
That's got to be a record for girls like me. 

These walls are being built so high that it's going to be impossible for the next one to climb. 
I don't even want a next one. Ever.