Taking on DIYs.#1

     Hey friend! I’ve been thinking for a while now to make “Taking on DIYs” kind of a series here. I think DIYs are fun and I always wanna see if the things I see on Instagram, Facebook, pinterest, etc are even true. So that once you see me(a normal person , not skilled at any kind of things that involve crafts even though I think I am.) try it, it inspires you guys to try them too,  save some money, and just have fun. Even if some are a fail I will still post them.

     So let’s get started, this first couple of post on this series is going to be mainly room based since I’m trying to redo my room. Sorry mom. 🙂 

     The first DIY project I wanted to try is something I saw on Pinterest. I call it the rainbow calendar. Now if you haven’t seen this, they are pretty darn cute! And with my luck I will mess it up. 

     To start I went to my local home good store that had paint samples. Once I got there I got around 14 samples that made the same kind of affect you see in the picture. And I’m not gonna lie here, 14 paint sample is a lot and I am surprised I did not get questioned about it, but after getting them I went home. 

     At home I had the other materials which really are: a frame, a dry erase marker, paper for the background, and tape or glue which ever you prefer. If you need a frame you could get a very cheap on at your local goodwill, or other Thrift store. Like literally I saw one for 3 bucks. Also I don’t have measurements for the size of frame(sorry) I just kind of went with the best way to measure things, which is by eye lol. 

     So I got all my materials and then I started doing stuff. 

     So as you can see I have this hideous purple background on my frame so I decide to cover it up with two piece of copy/printer paper. Super easy just line them up together so it looks like you never did this and your frame came with a white background. And just tape it down. 

     Then flip it and tape the paper to the backside just so it looks and fits nice and tight. 

     Next I started to cut the the paint samples and I didn’t know what size to cut them to. So again I eyed it and once I got a couple cut up I lined them up and saw if 1. They were going to fit because in the middle of doing it I was thinking that maybe my frame was a little small. And 2. How I was going to arrange my rainbow. 

Trick! Use one of the ones that are already cut as a stencil so they all can be around the same size. Just don’t do a lot at a time.

So far so good… I think.
This is where I got a little nervous… Lesson learned do not eye measure things! 👍

     So during the aligning process,  the order I was going for was like the one in the pinterest picture. What they did was lightest to darkest, but I didn’t like the dark on on the top where the day of the week goes, so I made the very top one the lightest. 

Good news!! They fit!!

     Okay so we are half way done. Now I am going to start taping it down. I used tape because I have no glue in my house. Has be thinking that my family must be against glue and band aids, because we never have any of those two things. 

Oh lord I hope this goes well..

     I started to tape them down and when I did the first row… I knew I F-ed up. Continuing down praying that it will be fixed. I ended up with some space at the end. And also I f-ed up the top too, I left little room to write the month. 

     But…  I LIKE IT. To me it looks very aesthetically pleasing and not so crazy lol. Well except that I can’t tape things down in a straight line!!! but hey no body is perfect. 

     Final step is to put in the frame and write down all the info.

     I messed here again, 1.because this month actually started on Saturday not Sunday and 2.of course the only dry erase markers I had were green. 😐 

     But still I really like it and to be honest I have no idea if I’m going to use it lol. I buy all these planners and calendar but I always end up using my phone. So maybe actually having one up will inspire me to use a f-ing calendar and to be organize. 

     Share your thoughts; Did you like it and wanna see more DIYs or you didn’t and want me to stop this nonsense?  let me know down below in the comment section! 

Next project: a flower wall! 

Till then, 

Melanie S. 

Vamos a España! 

Finally, we made it to Spain!

     One of my dream vacation spots is Barcelona and I still can’t believe I was there. Plus a bonus, Palma de Mallorca, which if you didn’t know is just a ferries boat away from Barcelona. In Barcelona, sadly I wasn’t there for that long so all we did was some sight seeing and of course ate some paella. 

     Then in Palma, we decided to do a more adventurous activity. So we went into la Cuevas del Drach and then literally ran back to change for a show. This show was amazing! 100% recommend everyone to see it. The show was called fusion and it was a mix of flamingo dances, acrobat acts, and comedy. 

     This is my last post of my trip to Europe. So hopefully you enjoy my photographs and that they inspire you to explore the world. 

*I wanna give a big thanks to Solymar travel for making this trip possible! Click here so you can book your next dream vacation! 

Till then,

Melanie S.

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Top: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Sandals: TJ Maxx, Purse: Loft.

 

I added this picture because I thought it was pretty cool that I visited a stop that the famous cheetah Girls went to.

 

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First stop Roma

So I recently just came back from traveling Europe. I was lucky enough to explore the countries: Italy, France, and Spain. This is my first time in these countries and one thing I recommend is, don’t be scared to travel. It’s great looking at all these places through a screen, why not go out there and experience these places yourself.  “To travel is to evolve.”

So for the next few entries I will be sharing my photographs with you and hope to convince you to one day go to these places yourself.

*big thank you to Solymar Travel for making this trip a dream come true. 

Till Then,

Melanie S.

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