Oct 20, 2011

a little project or two

Ah, it feels nice to finally breathe air that is not full of Sociology of Work & Organization terms + concepts! My roommate + I have spent the last few hours making up acronyms to remember these ENDLESS terms.

Anyway, here's a glimpse into a few projects I've been working on.
Since I've moved away from home, my mom likes to "dump" all my belongings from her apartment so that I can now take full custody of my "junk." Among those things, I found this frame that I decorated when I was probably 14. (My room used to be pink + I tried to draw a tree...) WELL, before completely tossing it, I realized that I could TOTALLY redo this and make it more [21 year old] Melissa friendly.

Here are the results:

Another wonderful project I'm a part of is The Small World Project, hosted by Bree over at The Art of Being Cool. It's week three so I've sent my third letter to Katie! I'm still awaiting my letter from Sasha this week. I've had such a great experience anticipating snail mail, learning about my fellow blogger friends + writing letters! Here's the two letters I received yesterday! One from the cute + creative Katie from Kitty Snooks and another from another sweet Katie :] Thank you both!


Aren't they so creative and cool? I knew Katie from Kitty Snooks would have a fabulously artsy letter...being in art school and all. I LOVE the way she wrote my name. I wish she could create a font so I could use that on everything! She was so sweet to try and send me a pin in the mail from Canada (since I collect them), but it got lost :( I am so touched though! She drew me a cute little Halloween-inspired illustration too! I loved how the other Katie made her envelope out of a math page! So creative. You two rocked my world yesterday!

Have a blessed Thursday :]

Ps. I've totally a-ddicted to Friday Night Lights. I can't wait to blog about it! I have 12 more episodes left! Yippee! Off to bed! I do need to have a functioning brain for my exam tomorrow.

Also! Got some new content up on Her Campus Appalachian State you need to check out -
+ Upcoming Movies You Don't Want To Miss [written by yours truly!]
+ Campus Celebrity: Aaron Simpson from New River Boys
+ 6 Fall Recipes Everyone Should Try [written by Laura]
+ Anxiety Answers for the Collegiette

Go on, read along!


  1. That little redo is so cute! I love it :) And what a cool pen pal project.

  2. I like the before shot, too. Your small world project is so sweet! Thanks for sharing. xoxo


  3. Aww thanks for your comment, that's really nice of you to say! :)
    I hope your exam goes well today! All the best for it.
    The pen pal project sounds cool, I wish I had more time to write letters to my friends.

    Love, Lily
    lonely afternoon

  4. Love this project! I really need to get my hands on some old maps. I have a few vintage maps framed and I love them. But it would be fun to have something more current framed (I've lived lots of places).
    And I'm not ignoring your question about the fonts...I have it on my home computer and will look it up and email you tonight :)

  5. I LOVE THAT FRAME! With the map behind it. Wowzahhh!

  6. cute frame redo! I definitely think I will have to see if I can do something similar :)

  7. I love what you did with the frame! I may just have to try something like that :)

  8. Love the new frame, the way you re-did it looks awesome!

    xo erica

  9. I love the DIY frame you made. I want to try and make something just like it. Love your blog!

    Classic & Bubbly

  10. i love what you did with the grames. they look amazing girl!
    xo TJ

  11. i LOVE the DIY project! that is toooooo cute! i'm just totally in love with it. for reals. the letters are so cute too!

    sharde @ the style projects

  12. What an adorable DIY! I've been wanting to do something kind of similar, yours is so cute.

  13. Great job on the DIY frame! You made it look so easy to do!!