I'm Amanda. A 20 year old artsy stay at home mama that lives in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. I have a wonderful husband (Andrew), a 8 mo old son (Revan), and two cats (Lux and Jango). Most of my time is spent attending to my family, and any free time in pursuit of creative endeavors.

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Friday, October 1, 2010 // 10:34 PM

I found this awesome DIY project on marthastewart.com and thought I would share it. You can make some really pretty teacup candles using teacups and some old candles or wax. I've made a few myself and it's really simple! I would post pictures of the ones I made but my camera is broken so you will just have trust me when I say they look lovely! Here are the instructions on how to make them (taken off this page):

1. In a small pan set over a larger pan of simmering water, melt down old candles; clip the thermometer to the upper pot, and keep temperature at about 185 degrees. Remove old wicks with tongs.

2. Cut a piece of wicking to the cup's height plus 2 inches. Clamp one end to a wick sustainer; tie the other end around a skewer. Dip wicking and sustainer into melted wax to coat them. Remove and stick sustainer to cup's bottom.

 3. Pour in the wax, stopping 1/2 inch below the cup's rim. Allow wax to set, about 1 hour. The candle will harden with a well in the center. To even it out, use another skewer to prick a circle of holes about 1/16 inch deep around the wick. Pour in melted wax until surface is 1/4 inch below rim. Cut wick.

That's it! If anyone decides to make some of these i'd love to see pictures of how they turned out, and i'll try to remember to post some pictures of my own as soon as I get a new camera.

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posted by Wallflower in Wasteland at 10:34 PM 5 comments!


Monday, September 27, 2010 // 5:44 PM

As of late i've been feeling a little down, mainly because our second car's a/c broke so i've been stuck in the house. The mister uses our other car for work and I can't drive around with no a/c in Phoenix, Az, especially with a baby! That's the downside of living in Arizona, it doesn't cool down until November so if  I walk anywhere or drive anywhere without a/c i'll end up drenched in sweat and red as a lobster. It's going to be a few hundred dollars to get the car fixed but hopefully we can get it taken care of in the next few weeks. I can't wait to get out of the house when we do, I feel like such a shut in lately!

My camera also broke a couple weeks ago and we haven't had the money to buy a new one. I haven't been able to list anything new on my etsy shop because of it and have missed out on a lot of great family pictures! My son started crawling a couple days ago and i'm so bummed I can't capture it on film!

Well on a more positive note I found some pretty cool things I wanted to share...

 I love everything about this picture, especially the masks. (src)

A real life tree house, pretty impressive. (src)

 I can imagine reading a book under this tree or having a picnic! (src)

This plush is adorable, the blog I found it on didn't say where it was from or if it could be bought. 
If anyone finds it for sale let me know, would love to own one of these! (src)

How sweet is this little handmade rain cloud! Can be bought here.

Dainty little necklaces by the vamoose.

Cute decor and check out that pink fridge! (src)

So adorable, especially loving the bunny one. (src)

I have a vintage beach cruiser and i'm hoping it looks this cool when it's fixed up. (src)

Probably the best cupcake i've ever seen. (src)

Definitely the best kitty i've ever seen! (src)

Hope you enjoyed all of these things as much as I did and hope everyone had a great weekend! I'll be posting a really neat DIY project I found soon so stay tuned..
 -xoxo. amanda

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