Pride Bracelets

I had a couple different ideas for a post in mind, but I wanted to do this instead. I’ll work on the other ones throughout next week, as I’m off work for a little while.

I was feeling really upset over the news about what happened at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. But instead of sitting there posting about how sad I was that this happened, I really wanted to do something about it. It was one thing to try and make a donation to the victims and their families, and that’s absolutely wonderful for those that did. They really need it, so I’m not saying we shouldn’t donate to that, by any means.

But I wanted to do something for the bigger picture. I want to donate to somewhere that will fight for equality.  I decided to make rainbow bracelets to sell and donate all the proceeds to Equality Illinois  which does just that. I was able to make a bunch and sell them to my friends. And now we’ve raised $65 for the cause. I still have 7 more left and I really want to sell them all! So, if you’re interested in helping the cause and getting a cute bracelet, the link will be at the end of the post!

I have so many wonderful family and friends that are so scared about their lives and the lives of their loved ones following this horrible tragedy. It’s time to step up and do our best to end the discrimination. If you are feeling lost or scared as a result of all this, I love you and I’m thinking of you.

Love will always win.

-J

 

Donate to Equality Illinois Directly

Get a Pride Bracelet! 

DIY: Floppy Disk Coasters

 

So, for the longest time Grizz and I didn’t have coasters for our dining table or coffee table.

Then one day I went to a yard sale, and a lady was selling a pack of colorful floppy disks. Since no one uses floppy disks anymore, she told people they were coasters. I found this hilarious, because I am a total dork. So, I bought them with the specific intention to use them as coasters.

If you ever happen upon some unwanted floppy disks, or unwanted objects of a flat persuasion that interest you… I’m going to show you how we turned them into coasters. And it’s so easy it will blow your mind.

Step one. Get unwanted floppy disk. Or other unwanted object of a flat persuasion.

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Step two. Get little rubber stickers. I don’t know what store would sell something like these. But we got them on Amazon.

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Step three. Put little rubber stickers on whatever you decide is the bottom four corners of the unwanted floppy disk/unwanted object of a flat persuasion.

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Step… no wait. There’s no more steps. That’s it. That’s all it took. And now you have awesome coasters that will have all your friends asking “wait… are these floppy disks?”

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Yes. Yes they are.

Also, to clean, wipe it with a damp cloth or paper towel. I wouldn’t recommend submerging it. No, not at all.

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♥J

 

Photo Diary: Iris

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Dealing with some late night anxiety over something really fucking stupid, so I decided to create some art. I know I’ve already bombarded ya’ll with two posts earlier today, So I’ll set this to auto post sometime later.

“And I don’t want the world to see me, cause I don’t think they’d understand. When everything’s made to be broken… I just want you to know who I am.”
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

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-J

 

.:I Won’t Let This Build Up Inside of Me:.

 My latest self-portrait:

Tears to Roses

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The title is inspired by Skillet’s song “Whispers in the Dark”.  I’ve been wanting to work on designs lately. It’s been awhile since I actually created anything. 

This is not the one I dreamt about as I mentioned in my pulse update…  it’s actually a result of me being excited about a good-hair day. 

The one I dreamt about is really cool.  And I do want to re-create it.  Especially since I don’t remember dreams often and I actually took the time to remember this one for that reason.  I can now remember what it was and what the title was.  And I’m up for the challenge.

Anyway, I wanted to share this one with you in the meantime.

♥Jessi Michelle