Best of the Week July 6th

weekly roundup july 6

Happy Sunday!  I haven’t done a weekly roundup in a while but I like to only share when I have some really great stuff so here are some awesome things I found, did, or read this week:

I read: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal  I had never heard of this book, or of Nasty Gal until a few weeks ago.  In one of the forums I participate in someone had mentioned this book so out of curiosity I looked it up.  As you probably have noticed by now I don’t have much time to read so I buy audio books and use my commuting time as my reading and learning time.  Wow!  This book is absolutely awesome and I recommend it to any woman whether she wants to be an entrepreneur, is interested in fashion, or just has a job that she doesn’t love love love.  I will post a full review in the near future but for now, read it!  Girl Boss

 

The Fortune Cookie Principle  Jess Van Den at Create and Thrive started a “Creative Business” Book Club and this book is our first assignment for July.  Well I started reading and couldn’t put it down.  Jiwa teaches us that we should be less concerned with the “commodity” or actual product we are selling and more concerned with our story.  It is so fascinating to see how other companies have successfully done this.

Fortune Cookie Principle

 

Coolest Thing I did this week (and probably all month): The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster (doesn’t it sound insane?)  I am a huge chicken and I hate roller coasters.  But after watching many many very small children take repeated rides I figured I would give it a shot.  It is hard to explain but you ride on your own little cart to the top of the mountain.  Then you go down the mountain on a roller coaster type track.  The best part is that you control your speed.  By the third time I actually wasn’t so scared and went pretty fast!  I wasn’t able to take pictures on the down (obviously) but hopefully these will give you an idea of how completely awesome it was:

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How was your week?  Did you do anything fun or special for Fourth of July? Did you read or find anything awesome?  Please share!!

Weekly Reading List June 1st

Weekly Reading List

Starting today every Sunday I will share my favorite articles and finds from around the Internet.  I find so much great stuff throughout the week I wanted to share it here with you!  I will include tips, DIYs, shopping, helpful stuff, and informative resources.  What did you find this week?  Have you read any of this too?

Journaling Ideas:

1. April at Blacksburg Belle has a post (it isn’t new but it is to me) of 50 Art Journal Prompts, I am working on a summer journal challenge over at Oh My! Handmade Goodness and this list is super helpful.  You can find her list here.  If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, please do!

2. As an avid crocheter I love this idea from Ruby Murrays Musings about crocheting your journal!!!

Crochet Edged Journal

Recipes:

I think this recipe for Apple Nachos from Taste of Home needs no explanation.  Just look at the picture! Yumm!

Apple Nachos

 

This is another one that looks just too good!  Baked French Toast from the Amazing Pioneer Woman

Baked French Toast

 

 

Things I Want to Try:

I have a Pinterest board of “Projects To Work On”.  It is one of those places I throw all the things I want to try ASAP and then… never get to!  But I am still gonna keep on finding stuff and now I will share it with you!

I couldn’t find the source for this Flip Flop Wreath so if anyone knows where it came from please share it!!!  It is super cute and I think it would be pretty quick to put together.  You can find $.99 flip flops almost anywhere now.

Flip Flop Wreath

 

I have been admiring this lighted wall art from Craft Warehouse for a very long time.  I think it is beautiful and I love lighting and finding creative ways to use it.  Someday hopefully I will get around to making it.  I don’t think it would be that difficult…

Lighted Wall Art

 

I am obsessed with the printable bucket lists all over the internet.  I love love love them and have been collecting summer bucket lists for awhile now.  At the end of most summers I get very sad and think of all the stuff I haven’t done.  I think having a list like this could help eliminate this issue.  I am in the process of creating my own but in the mean time here is one I found that is great.

160 Summer Fun Ideas from the Crafty Chicks

Summer Fun Ideas

 

Hope you enjoyed!  Let me know if you try anything here I am very curious.  What did you read this week?

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