Yes, the Mister, bug, and I survived the hurricane last night and somehow made it through without losing our power. Phew! The damage around the area seems pretty minimal, but I haven’t really been out enough to say.
Since we were holed up in Casa Post Grad for a bit after returning from Minnesota for our friends’ wedding, I had a little time to work on a Pinterest Challenge project. For anyone unfamiliar, a few big-time bloggers host a Pinterest Challenge every season to get people to stop just randomly pinning projects and never actually getting around to doing them. It can be food, craft, furniture, etc., but basically – if you pinned it, make it. And then share how it turned out.
So something I’ve been seeing around Pinterest lately is the new Sharpie mug project. Take a mug, write/doodle/whatever on it with a Sharpie, and then bake it at 350 for 30 minutes – voila! awesome new personal mug. I actually did this project earlier for the bride this weekend, but I did another one at home during the storm which turned out to be fairly entertaining.
As the Mister and I are big fans of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, I thought it would be appropriate to make one that said:
—> is <—
Since there were going to be 5 lines, I figured it made the most since to start in the middle with WHEREVER and work my way out so that everything ended up even. I even used tape as a guide to make sure my handwriting was fairly straight. Two letters in and I fell over on the floor with a devastated “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”
Apparently, I can’t spell.
After much laughing and necessary instagramming/public shaming, we started trying to figure out how I could salvage this project. Luckily the wind started whipping around as Sandy started to make her way towards us and I was suddenly inspired.
All in all, this is a super easy project as long as you don’t mind your own handwriting. Free-handing can get a little sloppy. I think this’ll definitely be a Christmas present project though. If you’re looking for cheap mugs, you can buy them individually from Walmart and IKEA.