You may have noticed from the content of my blog that I am a bit of a dreamer. In my opinion, having dreams, big dreams, is a fulfilling part of life. Just asking yourself what you want out of life forces you to discover the things that you should put at the forefront of your life right now.
I always have been a dreamer & the content of my dreams hasn’t strayed much from when I was a kid. My dreams then were, in this order: 1) be a doctor 2) own a hotel so I could swim in the pool. It never occurred to me that if I was a doctor, I could probably have a pool of my very own:) While I no longer have aspirations of being a doctor (my sis will hopefully fulfill that dream for me), my dreams of owning a hotel or restaurant and having a pool to swim in are solidly in tact.
The most important things in the world to me are the safety, happiness, and health of all my family and friends. If everyone I love, including our future children, get to live long, fulfilling, faith-filled lives, then all of my real dreams will have been fulfilled. I also have some shorter range goals such as buying a home, traveling & going on adventures with my husband, building up my blog and Etsy shop, working on my photography skills, and growing a garden that are important to me. The meat of this blog post, however, are dreams of the wildest variety. These are the really fun, frivolous, motivating, crazy dreams!
Here are my dreams (don’t laugh, they are lofty):
1) Go to culinary school & also get my masters in sustainable agriculture/agribusiness.
2) Start an organic farm/restaurant/winery/microbrewery – Basically a restaurant where everything on the menu is either grown, raised, or made in house or sourced from local companies. Attached to this dream is to possibly open up a small hotel or group of cabins and offer farming/wine making camps.
3) Open up a little shop full of vintage and handmade or local artisan goodies. I want it to be the kind of place where you would go knowing 100% you could find a birthday gift for your best friend.
4) Start a shelter for families that have a strong desire to provide for themselves but do not have the means to get there. We would provide an address to put down on job applications, resume and interview counseling, professional clothing, & most importantly the stability (place to sleep, warm food) to allow the family to focus on getting on their own two (or four, or six, or eight, or…) feet. After they find employment, we would also help them to find housing and provide references.
5) I still want that POOL!
What are your wildest dreams?
DIY instructions here
DIY instructions here
Unless you can read German, you will need to do a quick Google translating. Once in your own language, the process appears surprisingly simple, and the materials are available for pretty cheap on Amazon; however, I haven’t spotted the plaster in any of my local craft stores.
No instructions for this one but I figure the process is basically the following: Find some vintage doilies (or new doilies), determine your layout, and carefully tack stitch them together.
No instructions for this one either but from other DIY doily rug tutorials I have read , you just need to find a doily pattern you like and follow it with heavy cotton cording and either a giant crochet hook or your fingers. I’m hoping to finally tackle this type of a project soon and do a step-by-step tutorial for the blog.
DIY instructions here
This is more of a holiday project but, hey, it’s never too early to plan for the holidays!
1) cheeky coin purse:
made by Rebecca Minkoff
2) cheeky display of endearing love
3) cheeky hair-do
4) cheeky thread spool wreath
via: kellystreetvintage (but it’s sadly sold)
5) cheeky diy project:
6) cheeky baby giraffe
7) cheeky outfit
cheeky take on a bloomin’ onion that I want to make & eat ASAP:
9) cheekiest bathroom floor ever
via: deco chic
10) my cheeky sister whose birthday it is today:
Happy Birthday Jenners!
Sorry for the weak thrift Thursday post this time around. I have been sick and wasn’t able to get out and about much this week. Plus, pickings have been super slim lately at all my local thrift shops…hopefully the winds of change will blow and I will start finding some cool stuff again. I hate leaving the thrift store empty handed.
In the meantime, check out some of the fun vintage goodies in my etsy shop!
Hope everyone is having a great day!