I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now but I’m always looking for ways to improve my photography. The same plain white, poster board background was starting to get a little old. Literally and figuratively. I had seen some of the concrete countertops other DIY bloggers have been posting. I love the polished industrial look but I doubt my mom would appreciate me pouring concrete on her counters, no matter how much HGTV I watch. I figured I could get similar results on a piece of wood that I could pull out whenever I wanted to take photos, but also store when not in use. A quick trip to the hardware store and a little help from Dad, and I have an awesome new photo background.
For the longest time, I was on a search for the perfect blanket. I wanted a blanket for the end of my bed that reached the floor on both sides. That proved a little difficult as my bed is up on risers. Being the DIYer that I am, it only made sense that I make my own. I got super lucky one Wednesday afternoon at a Joann’s store. They had just gotten in a luxury fleece but it ran about $17 a yard. Luckily I had a coupon and ended up paying only one third the retail price. That was a good day. I may or may not have texted all my friends to tell them about the amazing deal I got. For some reason, they were not as excited as I was. Then again, they didn’t know how soft and thick this fleece is! On that note, I’m gonna go wrap myself in my blanket!
Going to the movies is one of my favorite activities, primarily for the snacks. I order a popcorn every time I go, which is pretty often. I actually had to downgrade from the large to the medium so I wouldn’t go broke eating my weight in popcorn. Baby steps, right? Of course I was thrilled to learn that National Popcorn Day is January 16. While I don’t think I’ll make it to the movies, nothing is stopping me from trying some of these amazing recipes!
1. Buttered Popcorn Cookies by Milk and Honey
2. Old Bay Stove Top Popcorn by A Beautiful Plate
3. Cake Batter Popcorn by Spicy Southern Kitchen