the thinking closet http://www.thinkingcloset.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:35:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 3 MORE Gender-Neutral Onesies & Silhouette Giveawayhttp://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/21/3-more-gender-neutral-onesies-silhouette-giveaway/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/21/3-more-gender-neutral-onesies-silhouette-giveaway/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:32:29 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9581 Around this time last year, I had just tackled my first heat transfer vinyl project with my new-ish Silhouette machine: some cutie-patootie onesies of the gender-neutral variety. Well, a whole new set of my friends are about to give birth, so it’s time for a brand new batch of gender neutral onesies!  {Cheers!} Oh, and in addition to some FREE cut files I have for you lovelies today, we also have a Silhouette Portrait to give {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/21/3-more-gender-neutral-onesies-silhouette-giveaway/feed/ 14 35 Gorgeous Spring Wreathshttp://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/18/35-gorgeous-spring-wreaths/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/18/35-gorgeous-spring-wreaths/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:50:02 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9695 There’s no better way to welcome in a new season than to display it on your front door in the form of a wreath!  Am I right?  In fact, I may have gone a little wreath-overboard this spring season because I have not one, not two, but tha-ree spring wreaths decorating our home.  (Yowza, Lauren!  Obsessed much?) I have my Trend-tastic Felt Flower Wreath on our red front door… …my Fabric Spring Wreath on the inside of {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/18/35-gorgeous-spring-wreaths/feed/ 33 Bird Nerd Easter Eggshttp://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/14/bird-nerd-easter-eggs/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/14/bird-nerd-easter-eggs/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9621 Peculiar things start happening to you when you move to Florida. For one, you live in flip flops.  ”Dressing up” means putting on flats.  You completely give up on blow-drying your hair because “It’s Too Darn Hot” as the song goes.  Children tack “Miss” onto the front of your first name when they address you.  When you flip on the lights in a room, your eyes automatically start scanning the floor and walls for “uninvited {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/14/bird-nerd-easter-eggs/feed/ 58 “Together Since” T-Shirts: Creative Anniversary Gift Ideahttp://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/12/together-since-t-shirts-creative-anniversary-gift-idea/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/12/together-since-t-shirts-creative-anniversary-gift-idea/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:15:39 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9623 On April 12th, 1980, my beloved parents, Carolyn and Jay, got hitched!  That was 34 years ago.  Ten years plus ten years plus ten years plus four!  (Sometimes I need to break numbers down like that so their value really sinks in.)  Now that’s not nothin’! Fun facts: It rained on their wedding day.  My mom wore her mother’s handmade wedding dress.  Baby’s breath decorated the church and her veil.  And my father successfully calmed down {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/12/together-since-t-shirts-creative-anniversary-gift-idea/feed/ 44 Wreck This Journal: A Perfectionist’s Nightmarehttp://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/09/wreck-this-journal-a-perfectionists-nightmare/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/09/wreck-this-journal-a-perfectionists-nightmare/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:06 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9589 Yesterday, I put on my lime green rainboots, ran around in the muddy backyard, and then stomped on an open book.  All in the name of creative recklessness. You see, two Christmases ago, my sister gave me a book by Keri Smith called *Wreck This Journal.  It’s full of creative prompts, many of which invite you to pretty much destroy the book.  Here are a just a few of them: “Sew this page.” “Find a {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/09/wreck-this-journal-a-perfectionists-nightmare/feed/ 47 Because You Didn’t Really Want To Be Productive Today, Anyway….http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/03/because-you-didnt-really-want-to-be-productive-today-anyway/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/03/because-you-didnt-really-want-to-be-productive-today-anyway/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:00:48 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9572 I mine for awesome YouTube videos like a forty-niner pans for gold in the California riverbeds.  With a mission.  A sense of purpose.  A hunger for something mighty. Sometimes I give up on my responsibilities for the day just to seek out after that video that will entertain or inspire.  And when I find that treasure of a video, I don’t want to hoard it away in a private collection like a miser.  No, I {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/03/because-you-didnt-really-want-to-be-productive-today-anyway/feed/ 11 How Many Trends Can I Fit Into One Wreath?http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/01/how-many-trends-can-i-fit-into-one-wreath/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/01/how-many-trends-can-i-fit-into-one-wreath/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:31 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9525 Happy April Fool’s Day, everyone! Instead of pranking you all with a virtual bucket-o-water-above-the-door trick, the joke’s on me today.  And I’m letting you in on it! The name of the game?  Trend-Fest 2014 The players?  Myself and five of my fab bloggy buddies! The challenge?  To incorporate as many current trends as possible into one craft project without it being too over-the-top.  (Though in a way, I feel at a distinct disadvantage as most {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/04/01/how-many-trends-can-i-fit-into-one-wreath/feed/ 40 Reader Showcase: A Look Back at Winter 2014http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/28/reader-showcase-a-look-back-at-winter-2014/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/28/reader-showcase-a-look-back-at-winter-2014/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:24:11 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9474 With the recent celebration of my 31st Birthday, winter gave us its farewell, and thus spring is here!  Or at least, for my friends up north, it’s running a little late, but it will surely be here soon. Even for a Florida spring, it has been a little chilly here the past few days–chilly enough that I’ve actually turned on the space-heater in the mornings and at night.  Although, I know I’m such a wuss. {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/28/reader-showcase-a-look-back-at-winter-2014/feed/ 12 Instagram-Themed Graduation Party {In a Box!}http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/26/instagram-themed-graduation-party-in-a-box/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/26/instagram-themed-graduation-party-in-a-box/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:32:38 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9431 This May 29th is a very momentous occasion.  My sweet sister Lisbeth will graduate with her Master’s in Counseling from Westminster Seminary in Pennsylvania.  And since I cannot be there in person to hoot and holler as she crosses the stage to accept her diploma like the proud sister I am–I thought I would send some fun graduation party decor to do the hooting and hollering for me.  I give to you… Graduation Party in {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/26/instagram-themed-graduation-party-in-a-box/feed/ 58 Chill Pills Gag Gift & Silhouette Giveawayhttp://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/20/chill-pills-gag-gift-silhouette-giveaway/ http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/20/chill-pills-gag-gift-silhouette-giveaway/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:33:13 +0000 http://www.thinkingcloset.com/?p=9390 There is power in playing pretend.  Let me explain. This winter, when Mark and I started jokingly talking about needing “chill pills” when were feeling stressed out, I seized the opportunity to make a gag gift for Mark this Christmas: an actual glass bottle of Reese’s Pieces “Chill Pills” in a glass jar, old-timey drugstore labels and all. The front label reads: “Take two or more for instantaneous relief of stress and anxiety.  Side effects {read more...} ]]> http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/03/20/chill-pills-gag-gift-silhouette-giveaway/feed/ 41