Calling all Dreamers: Your Must-Read Book Has Arrived

Calling all Dreamers: Your Must-Read Book Has Arrived

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Dreamers, unite! I am beyond thrilled to announce that I am one of the 100 to be selected for the @JunkGypsyBook Launch Team!!!

I got to read an advance copy of this amazing book, and I couldn’t. put. it. down.

So good.

This book starts with such a  beautiful story that any female entrepreneur who has set out to blaze her own trail will connect deeply with. You’ll love these ladies even more after you read their story.

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This book is full of heart, soul, grit, adventure, DIYs, glitter, road trips, trailblazers, family, and free-spirited wisdom.

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This is the anthem for those who –  in the words of Robert Frost – choose instead the The Road Less Traveled, to go ahead and blaze their own trail.

The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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If you haven’t already pre-ordered the book – you should.{You will even be entered to win all sorts of Junk Gypsy prizes too!}

>>—> http://www.junkgypsybook.com

And, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the first Book Signing during the Antique Show on Sept. 24th! There will be butter + biscuits, live music, and books! Come meet the Gypsies and get your book signed!

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Question of the Day:

What is it that is calling to you? What sets your soul on fire? What is your purpose? What is your dream?

Leave your answer in the comments below. Tell me one thing you can do today to bring yourself closer to your dream.

 

#JunkGYpsyBook #JGBLT #junkgypsies #dreamBIG #thecrossroadsofwonderandwander #dowhatyoulove #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #girlboss

 

{christmas bunting + diy no-sew bunting crafts}

When I was browsing Pinterest, I saw this gorgeous bunting from Anthropologie (which is unfortunately sold out) 😦 inspired me to create a DIY version myself.

There are lots of cute DIY bunting ideas on pinterest too. Although I’d like to do a muted bunting burlap with lots of natural wood and elements from nature. Something like this…from luxandlace.

Here are some DIY ideas I found:

{and be sure to check out this step-by-step tutorial at the sweetest occasion. super cute!}

{ no-sew bunting tutorial}

{children’s christian coloring pages}

Let It Shine

 

Author, speaker and artist Karla Dornacher has adorable Christian Coloring Pages available for download on her website. She is truly using  her gifts to the Glory of God!

These beautifully drawn coloring pages are perfect for homeschool, preschool, Sunday School or just for a fun activity for parents or grandparents to do with their kids and grandkids!

“Coloring Pages are a great way to teach children GOD’S WORD and WISDOM in a fun and creative way.
Download and print as many copies as you need… for your children, grandchildren, neighbors or Sunday School Class!
Encourage your kids to share the Word with others by coloring and sending their masterpieces to family, friends, nursing homes or even to the brave men and women in our military!”

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Meditate on This

God's Glory

Season Coloring Page

 

{owl to-do list}

To-Do-List from emilayusof.com

Here’s a to-do-list for you to download and print:

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Download: To-do-List-Owl

Just click the link above and print as many pages as you like.  Cut along the outlines. Combine all together and bind. Below is the steps on how to bind:

bind list

After the glue dries, repeat step 1, 2, 3 for two to three times to ensure that all pages are binded perfectly. Happy downloading and binding!

{Vintage Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs}

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I just found this post on GoodyBlog (A Parents.com blog) about Making The Easiest Easter Eggs of All:

(Reposted it below:)

Last year, when my friend Lea invited me to help make Easter eggs with her daughter, I almost laughed in her face. Everything at Lea’s place—from the couch, to the tablecloth, to the cushions on her kitchen chairs—is white; it’s about as dye-unfriendly as apartments come. But it turns out that this super-prudent (and creative!) mama wasn’t planning on coloring her eggs in spillable pots of neon liquid—instead, she was planning on doing it dye-free, using silk ties she’d picked up for pennies at a stoop sale.

I’d never before heard of the “tie dye” egg method—but after spending an afternoon trying it out, I can vouch that not only is it completely mess- and hassle-free, the results look amazing. In fact, this weekend, I’m planning on hitting the flea market to pick up a few silk neckties for my own eggs.

Want to give this technique a try? Here’s how:

What you’ll need:
-Silk ties
-Eggs
-White rags (like an old t-shirt or sheet)
-Rubber bands
-Household Vinegar

What to do:
1. Cut silk ties into square pieces of fabric (large enough to cover an egg).
2. Cut even larger squares out of the white rags.
3. Place egg in center of a silk square, with the printed side facing the egg. Wrap fabric around the egg.
4. Place silk-wrapped egg on white square. Gather  edges and secure the “sack” with a rubber band.
5. Place eggs in large non-aluminum pot. Fill with enough water to cover the eggs.
6. Add a few glugs of vinegar to the pot; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat; let simmer 25 minutes.
7. Use a slotted spoon to remove eggs from water and let cool before removing the fabric.
8. For more vibrantly colored eggs, wipe with a little vegetable oil once dry.

Gorgeous photos via The Little Red Hen.

{kind over matter – fortune cookie download}

Recently, I found a wonderful blog called Kind Over Matter from:


amanda oaks & jenn gibson

These ladies are spreading such a great, inspirational message with their blog. I downloaded, printed, & already gave some peeps these super-cute fortune cookies – in some really fun, clever ways, too.

See how many creative ways you can come up with to surprise someone with one of these, or a “positive” word, act or just random act of kindness.

What the world need now is love, people. Spread it around.

Kind Over Matter Fortune Cookies {repost from kindovermatter.blogspot.com}

Kind Over Matter Printables

Click & save: Kind Over Matter Printable Fortune Cookies PDF

What You Need:

– PDF file
– Color printer
– Cardstock
– Scissors
– A glue stick or strong double-sided tape
– Paperclips or mini-clothespins

Kind Over Matter Printable Fortune Cookies

1. Print your fortune cookies & fortunes, cut them out like shown
2. Fold your cookie in half, but do not make a crease
3. Begin folding like so
4. Finishing folding
5. Apply glue liberally or use a strong double-sided tape
6. If you use glue make sure you leave a few hours for the cookies to dry. they will have to be held together by mini-clothespins (like shown), or a paperclip would work just as well

Let your cookies dry & then slip your fortunes inside!

If you want to use your own patterned paper, instead of printing out the PDF, a 3-4 inch circle works best. you can most definitely type, print or write out your own fortunes too!

*There are also some Printable Valentine Fortune Cookies available.

Make these, leave them behind for someone to find & smile, take photos, send them to us!

Happy Spring!