DIY Back to the Future “Hoverboard” Place Cards

It took some time, but I’m finally BACK with a new post! I’ll go into more detail during my end of month recap post, but just to ease all your minds: everything is fine! I’ve honestly just been too exhausted to do much at all this month, which resulted in a huge gap between today’s post and my last one on November 4th 😅

As I mentioned earlier this month, Daniel graduated from university this month 🎉 and to celebrate, I was going to dedicated this month’s creations to him and his interests, as well as throw him a Back to the Future themed party. Don’t worry I’m still going to do both of those things, but they WILL be more spread out since I didn’t really post much at all this month!

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I’ve got a list of creations (both food AND craftsthat I want to make that are either inspired by one of Daniel’s interests OR are based on a “graduation” theme, so I plan on making my way through that eventually. However, with Christmas coming up so fast, it’ll most likely be into 2020 that I actually finish all my ideas AND manage to throw the BTTF party!

The reason for the delay in the party is the fact that I want more time to come up with fun things to make for it (these place cards, for example) AND Daniel and I are currently watching all the Star Wars movies together, and we want to finish them before we watch a different movie.

To sum up the last four paragraphs quickly: the content I promised is still coming, it just might take some time 🙊 Now, let’s get onto today’s tutorial on how to make the coolest place cards for your Back to the Future viewing party!Read More »

Handmade Graduation Gifts: Mini “Diploma” Treats

If you read last week’s DIY post (which you totally should, by the way) you will know that Daniel graduates from university at the end of this month so I am recreating what I do on the blog each July and letting his interests inspire and drive this month’s creations 🙌

I still can’t believe that, in less than a month, Daniel will be FINISHED with university! DONE! No more working nights and weekends whilst going to school all day, ergo having virtually zero time together except for when we stay up way past midnight just so we have time to talk.

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After this, he will (hopefully soon) going into a much less physically enduring job, and therefore his tendonitis hopefully won’t flare up as much! SO MUCH is going to change, but before we jump right into a new chapter of our lives, I feel that it is my responsibility to ensure that we properly reflect on and celebrate getting through the past 3 years.

Daniel has had virtually no time to himself ever, and he deserves all the celebrating AND relaxation in the world once his exams are finished! I am planning on throwing a Back to the Future viewing party (as that’s his favourite movie, and I like Michael J. Fox) for just us two sometime in December.

Since I am waiting for some things to arrive, need to study the movies, make a lot of “props” for the lounge room, AND plan out some BTTF-themed recipes for the day/night, it’s going to take a while to put together, that’s why I am going to spend this month making other graduation-themed fun things – starting with today’s super easy “diploma” treats – until it’s time for the party.

Before we get started, I feel the need to clarify that I’m using the word “diploma” for SEO purposes mostly, as Daniel is getting university degree, not diploma. Now, let’s celebrate! 🎉Read More »

3 DIY Food-Themed Pillows

If you ever listen to my ramblings over on my Instagram Stories, you might know by now that Daniel graduates from university at the end of next month 🎉 We are both SO excited, and can’t believe the day is almost here!

Although, to be clear, we both can’t believe it’s here because it honestly hasn’t felt like three whole years yet 😅

Whilst I still don’t really understand what it is that Daniel learns at uni – or even the name of his course, as I’ve gotten it wrong a few times – I am still SO happy for him to be graduating and getting an actual degree 🎓

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I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as Daniel has the last three years. He has consistently worked full time hours (mostly during nights and weekends) whilst also going to school full time and he STILL managed to get a high distinction in almost every class he did!

Long-time readers will know that each year in July, I dedicate my blog content to Daniel as it is his birthday month (which means a lot of things inspired by junk food and various TV shows), and I’ve decided to do that again for the next few weeks as we start getting ready for him to graduate 🙌

Whilst some creations will simply be inspired by things he LIKES (such as today’s pillow designs), other posts will be on fun and meaningful handmade gifts and food ideas to give any graduates that YOU might have in your life – as there’s nothing better than celebrating with those you love ☺️

Now, let’s get onto the DIY projects – and I promise I’ll explain the pizza pillow’s design at the end of the post! 😅Read More »