self care ideas for quarantine

hey guys! since we’re all in quarantine I thought I would share some self care ideas. I think this is a great time to step back, refresh, and take care of yourself, so here are some ways to do that ๐Ÿ’›

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Calico Critters Photoshoot

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As promised, here are a couple of mini-photo shoots of the Calico Critters. They’re so cute. Sadly our dog has chewed up many of the critters and items so they’re a little banged up. Also, my sister has sat on the chair and stood on the tables a few too many times (don’t ask) so we’re just going with the fact that our critters are Japanese and therefore sit on the floor (I know, lol).

Nighttime for the Critters

‘Twas night for the critters, when all thro’ the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The baby was tucked in her bed with care,
In hopes that sleep would find her there.
The critters were nestled all snug in their beds,
And on their pillows rested their little heads.

My parody of “Twas a Night before Christmas” for Critters. I’m not great with poems, but I think it turned out pretty cute. I took some photos to go along with it. It was hard to get clear pictures, in the dark, without using flash (it would brighten it up too much) so these pictures are, needless to say, pretty icky. Bear with me!

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Critters have a photo session

Let me tell you, it is hard to mimic a real-life lifestyle session with Calico Critters, lol. My attempt mostly failed but I think I got some cute pictures. Let me know if you think so!

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Tour the Critter’s home

So this isn’t actually touring their home, it’s 2 pictures but I though they were cute so I decided to share them!

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Soo… what do you think? I tried to mimic a real family’s life and it was a lot of fun. It wasn’t very consistent though because I added and took away the little girl with the purple hair bow (did anyone else notice that) and she only appeared in 2 pictures. Can you guess which ones? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

See you next week,

 

DIY: Clothing Inspiration Board

Hello to you! If you commented on my post a couple weeks ago asking you what I should post next, I received quite a few comments saying that they would love for me to post from the Modesty/Clothing/Fashion category, so I decided that you might want to see this. I made one of these a while ago and thought it needed a little update, so I decided to show you guys how to do it. It’s really very easy and so much fun and requires little ‘maintenance’ each week. It is also a huge help for picking out your outfit each morning, haha. So… let’s start!

Step One: Go to Pinterest, fashion blogs, Instagram, or even just google to find images that reflect your style, and taste. It’s a good rule of thumb to only select 5-10 images that you have on of the main pieces for. Once you’ve selected 5-10 images, put them in a canva/befunkey/word document and resize, crop and arrange them to make a printable document.

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The supplies that I used were my printed document, scissors, magnets, and glue to attach the magnets.

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A closer look at the supplies.WP_20180130_15_51_59_Pro

Next, cut out your images.WP_20180130_15_53_53_Pro

(Excuse my sloppy work with the glue stick… XD) As you can tell, I glued magnets onto the cutout images.WP_20180130_15_55_29_Pro

The next, and very important, step is to select the place where you are going to place your items. I suggest something near your closet/dresser/dressing area. I hung aย  magnetic whiteboard on my closet door, and it works really well.

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I then spread all my images out onto the floor and selected my favorites for the week.

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If you are using something you can write on, I highly suggest writing the days of the week out onto it.WP_20180130_16_00_20_Pro

Next, I grabbed my outfits and placed them on the days of the week where I would be planning on wearing them.WP_20180130_16_02_06_Pro

I also added a small spot for all the extra outfits that I didn’t use for the week.WP_20180130_16_02_46_Pro

This is what my finished board looks like. So nice!ย WP_20180130_16_02_51_Pro

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Well, thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy this and that you make one for yourself as well. I promise it’s really helpful.

Christina