December 31, 2016

December Planner Update

And there you have it, the last layouts of the year! WOW, December flew by so fast. It's one of my favorite months because I love all things Christmas themed!

November Planner Update

As 2016 is coming to a close, I wanted to get all my planner layouts out for the year! Here's a look at November!

December 24, 2016

2016 Holiday Open House

Winter break started yesterday (woohoo!) and so here I am, trying to update the blog. I finally got a chance to upload pictures from the Holiday Open House my school had two weeks ago. Last year, it was pretty hectic so I didn't get any pictures (first-year teacher stress) but I remembered to take some this time around!

December 4, 2016

October Planner Update

The October planner layouts had to be Halloween themed of course! The illustrated washi tape is from Daiso :)

November 27, 2016

September Planner Update

Layouts in the planner for the month of September. I can't believe there's only 4 more weeks until Winter Break (perks of working in education). This year is coming to a close and fast!

November 24, 2016

Gumball Machine Costume Tutorial

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! Before I start feasting, I thought it was also about time I stop being lazy and finally make a blog post about my Halloween costume! Continuing my tradition of dressing up as an inanimate object (usually food) each year, I decided to be a gumball machine. I also remembered to document the process so without further ado, here comes a tutorial!

November 9, 2016

Daiso Paper Goods Haul

On a sad post-election day like today, I thought I'd do something that makes me happy: finally updating my blog. I plan on spending this 3-day weekend reviewing my Halloween costume photos so I can finally make a blog post about them. But until then, here is a mini paper goods haul I did at Daiso awhile back.

October 16, 2016

2016 Korea Trip Stationery Haul

This past June, I visited Seoul for a short vacation. Of course I had to check out the stationery and craft goods! In addition to their amazing beauty products, Korea has one of the best (and affordable!) selections of stationery goods. The majority of these items were purchased at Daiso, Art Box, HomePlus, Kyobo Bookstore, and E-Mart.

October 8, 2016

August Planner Update

My planner in August was all about getting back into teacher mode and prepping for the first day of school.

July Planner Update

Here is my planner in July! The month was filled with lots of eating out :)

October 2, 2016

Leaf Sheep

The Costasiella kuroshimae is a sea slug that is also known as a leaf sheep due to it's visual similarities with your typical sheep. It's named after Kuro Island in Japan, where it was first found. It also happens to be a animal that one of my friends really liked so I decided to make a pillow plush of it for her. 

September 24, 2016

June Planner Update

June was the month that I took my first trip to Korea! It was my first international trip and I LOVED it!

September 18, 2016

May Planner Update

May was quite a busy month for me. So busy that I didn't really update my planner much! As a result, there are lots of stickers to fill in the gaps haha...

September 9, 2016

April Planner Update

April came and went so fast that I hardly remember it! Lots of good food during spring break and then it was time to buckle down and work.

September 5, 2016

March Planner Update

On my last planner update, I left off in February so here is the March update! I want to do planner updates a little differently this time around. 

August 28, 2016

Origami Paper Everywhere!

Labor Day is coming up so I'm hoping to get some crafting time in over that 3-day weekend. Until then, I suppose I'll be looking through my craft supplies! Some origami paper was passed along to me recently. Let's take a look at the loot!

August 18, 2016

Yozo Craft Haul

Today, I'm going to do a haul of my favorite online Asian stationery store! Yozo Craft is a Shanghai-based online store that specializes in Asian stationery goods and craft supplies. The pricing is very fair (check the bottom of this post for a free shipping code) and is close to prices you would find if you were purchasing the items in Asia. I went to Korea in June (I have a haul post planned for the trip too) and actually found that some of the exact same items were cheaper on Yozo Craft! 

August 7, 2016

Dragon Ball Z Gift Box

I always try to do something a little creative for gift wrapping if I have the time. When I bought some Mod Podge, it was the perfect excuse to recycle a shoe box into a gift box.

August 3, 2016

Mini Laminated Notebooks Tutorial

Hi, friends. I'm on summer break for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd bring back the blog! This tutorial has been sitting in my draft folder for months. I know...quite sad. Perhaps I can create a bunch of posts and schedule them to be posted since I'm obviously failing at having a steady posting schedule. We will see about that! Now onto the post...

If you have a laminator handy, this is a practical and quick project to do with kids and adults that makes a cute homemade gift.

April 2, 2016

Laminated Stained Glass Tutorial

Spring break is coming to an end and I'm determined to update the blog before the break is over! If you have a laminator, this is a nice seasonal activity that replicates the look of stained glass while being very kid-friendly. 

February 23, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

And so another Valentine's Day has come and gone and with that comes my annual cards for friends. As I lay in bed recovering from the flu, I decided it would be a good time to update the ol' craft blog. I was able to make quite a few to mail out and pass out in person. The main theme in materials was washi tape and vellum paper. Love, love, love those two materials right now! 

January 31, 2016

February Planner Updates

We're one month into the new year and that means Valentine's Day is just around the corner! With Valentine's Day being one of my favorite holidays, it's my planner theme for the whole month of February!

January 24, 2016

Camping Themed Gift Card Holder

For friends and family who are hard to shop for, gift cards have always been my go-to gift. Since they're flat, I always try to find different ways to make the packaging a little more fun. For this particular gift card, I decided to made a fold-out camp site to hold the card!

January 17, 2016

Planner Update

So I've caught the washi tape bug and have dramatically expanded my collection! Some of my favorites are in the January layout shown above.

January 7, 2016

Craft Supplies Haul

Here are some crafting goodies that I've been using these past 2 months. The items were found at various stores and the tapes above were an eBay purchase. You can never get enough of craft supplies, right?

January 6, 2016

Recent Planner Layouts!

Although I've been bad with posting, I've still been recording my planner layouts before I use them. Here's the layouts from November to this current week! 

January 5, 2016

Christmas Tree Plush

Christmas trees are a great Christmas tradition but they can be a little dangerous when younger kids are around. I made this plush tree for my nephew who was 15 months old (now 16 months!) so he could participate in hanging ornaments and still be safe. It is about 17 inches tall and is made of fleece with felt ornaments to ensure that it's the softest it can be!

January 4, 2016

Candy Cane Sleighs

Every winter, I always give candy as part of my thank you gifts to co-workers. I usually package them in small clear plastic bags sealed with a twist tie. This past year, I decided to make candy sleighs!

January 3, 2016

Strawberry Shortbread Cookies Costume

This past Halloween, I decided to be a bag of strawberry shortbread cookies! The whole costume cost a little over $6.00 as I only needed the felt and had the rest of the materials on hand. It was my easiest costume yet and was a pretty big hit at work with the kids and staff :)