Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paint, Iron, Stamp

Proof of what a clearance on dollar section Target items can be with a little spray paint (marked from $2.50 to $1.25 each)

So fun right?

Also- Check out my cool new addition to my backpack!
Love the owl?- buy it for just $5 on my etsy!

I also picked up a metal stamping kit! I've decided to get into a whole different type of crafting!
I thought this would be fun- a cute gift for graduates, shower gift, or to put in your child's lunch for a little surprise! I've been selling them for just $2.00 on etsy!

On another note:

Some may be wondering- why make a resolution to stop buying clothes for a year? Well- here is a perfect example.
I opened my drawer yesterday to find a plain tshirt (because I had a problem of only buying solid color shirts) I decided it was a navy blue day.
And I found 3 navy blue GAP tshirt shirts. Whoops.
No, they aren't identical- and I could easily justify why I need all 3- but let's be real. I dont.
(I was frustrated by this- so I decided on a navy blue LONG sleeved GAP shirt instead.)
Did I mention I worked at GAP twice....so I'm basically a GAP-o-holic?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A little help from my friends & {Headband Winner}

My sister just entroduced me to Heartsy! Basically- its groupon for etsy stores! Seeing as how I have an etsy- I'd LOVE to be considered for one of the stores! Here is where you come in- please vote? Click here and vote for me- and I'd be super happy!!

If you have an etsy- go sign up! (Here is my referral link) Tell me if you are applying to have your store on there- and I will be sure to vote for you as well!!

Enough groveling....On to the good stuff!

We've got a winner for the Headband/Earwarmer from Chelsea! (or as my best friend Alyssa likes to say "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner")

And our winner is...... Bailey from mustard ampersand!
 Thanks Bailey...and everyone else for entering! And thank you Chelsea for this great giveaway!
*Bailey- I will email you shortly!*


Inimitable Lindsay {Giveaway}

Our final whoopdwhoop giveaway is here! Lindsay has an awesome etsy store called "Inimitable Lindsay" She has the absolutely CUTEST baby hats. Seriously! 

This aviator one is probably my favorite! Its so unique...and SO cute!

And she takes awesome photos!




Lindsay also has recently started a facebook page here! And guess what!! She wants to give one of you any item in her etsy store!! How great is that. Even for you that dont win- use the code KITTY20PERCENT to take 20% her store!

The owl hat is probably my next favorite!
And for those of you who dont have kids- I love her crocheted flowers!


Also- do you live in the DFW area? This week, Lindsay will also give anyone in the area 20% off any full priced photography session! That's right- she is a crafter and a photographer!! Check out her website! (Email Lindsay here for a photography session!)

Ready to win our last whoopdwhoop giveaway?!
(You must be a new or old follower of A Law Student's Journey to enter)
1- Manditory Entry- Go "like" Lindsay's facebook page, then leave me a comment telling me you did!
Extra Entries (In seperate posts):
2- Heart her  her etsy and tell me which item you would pick!
3- Tell me if you've entered any of the other giveaways that are going on this week!
4- An extra entry for being a whoopdwhoop user!
5- Add in one more entry for adding my button somewhere on your blog!

This giveaway will be open thru April 6th!





You can't pick your nose- but you can pick your classes!

It's that time of year....time to pick classes. Where do I even begin?!

Why the stress? Even though Oral Arguments are over (Can I just mention that only law school would change an 87 out of 100 to a C?!) there is still TONS to be done! As if I didnt have enough on my plate (finals looming, looking for summer jobs, oh and that little thing called homework) I know how to look into my future- where am I going to want to be in 2 years?

I could be a business lawyer, transactional lawyer, litigator....or no lawyer at all! The options- well they feel endless.

Why the trouble?
1- I still havent heard back from the MBA program. If I get into the joint program, that will change my class load a bit.
2- Summer class sign up is here, and I have no idea what my job will be- or what type of classes (MBA or law) I should be taking.
3- To graduate from law school, you need 90 hours. After this year I will have 33 hours. That means every semester I need about 15 to graduate. The problem- which 60 hours should I take?! We have 3 more required classes....and thats it! You're probably thinking- whats so hard about picking random classes? Well that leads me to my next point
4- Do I take classes that seem interesting? Classes that will be on the BAR exam? Do I even want to take the BAR? If I dont do the MBA program- should I try to graduate early? Do I take professors I like? What if I want to take a class- but its with a professor I dont prefer thier teaching style? How many classes can I reasonably manage with a basic 40 hours a week job? What if I can't even get a full time job?

UGH. 

On a good note- it is also the time of year when we get to purchase student tickets for Husker games! Woot Woot! Also- spring training game is in 2 weeks, and I found out students get in free. Let me just say, this whole state school thing has its perks!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dress to...Longer Dress

Yet another $.97 dress purchase that was much too short for me. This time...I tried something different! It started as another short dress.

The camera angle makes it look longer than it was....trust me.
And transformed into a new dress!

I'd say for a first shot at this- it was a decent attempt! I am excited to try making another skirt from a tshirt. That's right- the skirt is a tshirt. An old college tshirt to be exact! Fairly easy- my one regret. Next time use a large. The medium was a little to "slinky" for my taste! (Honestly- my second regret is not brushing my hair before taking pictures)


Hopefully I'll be able to put up a tutorial for tshirt skirts- once I get the kinks worked out!

Also- check out my latest giveaway wins!
Thanks to Not Pink, but Purple for this awesome necklace

And The Artist for the paper pad she designed especially for me!

(you should totally go shop on my etsy- so I can send you a little note enclosed on one of these CUTE notes!)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cozy Coaster {Giveaway}

We are nearing the end of the WhoopdWhoop giveaways!

(Not there yet though...so dont worry!)

Our newest Whooper giveaway is Anita from Black Sparrow Studio. You must check out Anita's awesome store! I saw her coasters and decided...I must have these!!!! (so I've purchased 3 sets already!!)

I love what Anita writes on her etsy to describe herself!

"I am a mom of two small boys. Somewhere between peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and good night kisses I find the time to do what I love....create beautiful things. Sewing is both my job and my passion. My greatest wish is that something I have made will bring happiness to another person."

I absolutely love how wonderful of a person she is! In addition to this fabulous giveaway, anyone of my readers can use the code BUYMENOW for 15% off her etsy store! (I must admit...I first thought it was "buy meow" and that she was making a joke about my name Kitty...but after re-reading it again, I got a good laugh out of my mistake)


Well obviously I should get to the point! Anita wants to give one of you lucky readers the coffee cozy AND a 4 coaster set seen in the picture! (she let me pick out the ones I liked most!)


Well ready to win them both?? (Be a follower of A Law Student's Journey and...)
1- Go check out Anita's store, and tell me what your favorite coasters are!
Other Entries (seperate posts please!)
2- Purchase anything from Anita (or swap on whoodwhoop) and get 3 extra entries! (dont forget the discount code!)
3- Tell me if you've entered any of my other giveaways going on here!
4- Heart Black Sparrow Studio and get another entry!

The giveaway will be open until April 4th!

3 years-Sappy Post

Let me be a little sappy…just today. (I promise not to be sappy again for another 3 years)
This week, Kevin and I got to celebrate 3 years of dating! I’ve told the story on here once (check here and here) of how we started dating my Sophomore year of college. Goodness, it seems like 3 years has been a long time. Probably not to a lot of you.... but to me it does!
A few of my favorite picts from the past few years:
Thanks Kevin- for a great last 3 years. (And thanks for putting up with me and my many cameras)
Its also been about a year since we’ve live in the same town. After graduation, We both moved out of Oklahoma: I went to school here in Nebraska, and he moved back to Colorado. So that's why even though our "3 year" is actually today, we had to celebrate last week while I was in Colorado for Spring Break.
Thanks for letting me be sappy :) I promise to go back to what I'm good at- crafting!!



Sunday, March 27, 2011

A few notes & {Winner!}

Have you noticed that since my new blog re-do....I've put a few more links on the top? I'd love to have more guest posts, sponsors and giveaways lined up! (especially with finals coming up....bleck!)

So for all you out there with a creative tutorial you'd like to share. Or are ready to promote your blog/store through a giveaway or by being a sponsor....go ahead and shoot me an email!

On that note- I also have a new Sponsor! Go check out Hope Love and a Melody for some great recipes! If you love looking at wedding photos (like I do!), go check out her "oh happy day" link to see one of the most gorgeous weddings I've ever seen!

Also- My etsy is more stocked than it has been in a long time! So with that..go shopping! Use the code GOSHOP to get 20% everything in my etsy (Crafts By A Law Student)

Time to announce the winner of the Me Making Do flower Headband!
According to Random.org it is Number 3


Rebecca from "My Girlish Whims" (I'll be emailing you shortly!)

Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway, and thank you heather for the great headband!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Anthro meets Hob Lob and Urban

A little craft of the week!
I’ve been collecting nobs whenever I see fun ones on clearance. Here is an assortment from Anthropologie, Hobby Lobby and Urban Outfitters. I decided to make a little nob assortment to hang my “whatevers” on!
First- grab a board.

I picked on from Hobby Lobby on clearance for 2 bucks. I liked the size, that it already had a place to hang on the back (I did unscrew and move it to where I wanted it to hang) and this funny little shape that I noticed was screwed on (easy removal)
So I painted it, and mod podged some paper on top! Then, I needed dads help on this one. I wasn’t sure how to:
1. Cut the ends so they were so long
2. Make that little hold in the back so they don’t scrape the wall
3. Actually figure out what size and how to drill to get them in!
Basically- mod Podging was all I could figure out!
So dad showed me how to cut the ends of knobs
And drill the holes and also drill the holes in the back to screw the nuts on the back
Then I just screwed in the knobs and it worked great for necklaces!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Drive & {Winner!}

 Driving is NOT my favorite. Especially not driving across the smelly cow infested part of nebraska (I love nebraska....but I do not love the smell of cows). So the Omaha/Lincoln to Denver trip....is not my favorite.

Of course getting to visit Kevin when I get there (and my friends being so good about letting me call them and talk while I drive) makes it much more worth it :) 

Notice my presets on my GPS- Kevins house, my house, and starbucks and Gap. You never know when you need a Starbucks or Gap around!
Thankfully I had my sister to ride back with me from Colorado! So she could drive...and I could crochet!


What a great roadtrip :) 

Spring break is almost over....but that doesnt stop me from getting excited to announce a giveaway winner! For the Mo Sews It bag....the winner is......
Number 31.....
Heatherow- I'll be emailing you today! Congrats!! And thanks to everyone for entering!

Free Cozies!

My gain...is your gain! Remember how I've been practicing my crocheting? Well, practicing means lots of cozies! I'm not to the point where my projects are perfect, so I dont want to sell them on etsy yet. But they are looking pretty darn good!


What am I getting at? If anyone wants one of these cozies, leave you email and which one you would like! All you have to pay is $2 in shipping (or if you live in the area of Omaha/Lincoln I can get it to you!) I'll email you to work out a paypal invoice of $2....and the cozy is yours!


(#5 is a bit larger- better for a grande/venti cup or a cold cup! )

So if anyone wants one....take your pick!

Ginger Snaps- {Giveaway}

For all you that love an organzied kitchen (or SHOULD have a more organized kitchen)...I've got an awesome giveaway for you! Ginger over at Ginger Snaps (love that name!) wants to give one of you lucky readers a set of your own PERSONALIZED KITCHEN LABLES! 

I absolutely LOVE these! Ginger is going to personalize 9 kitchen lables for one you...whatever you'd like them to say!

Check out Ginger Snaps on etsy and use the code SPRING for 10% off! She has awesome vinyl lable decor! Check out this great label I ordered for my computer!
And she sells these for only $1!!!! How great is that?!
(maybe if I order more...it will make my 5 year old laptop look more cool compared to everyone elses new laptops at law school!) I also purchased one to put on my camelback at school! My peers are so jealous- I just know it. Seriously, these are amazing...and SO easy to put on!

Ready to Get Organized? (and look cool doing it?) You must be a follower of A Law Student's Journey to enter!
1. Go check out Ginger Snaps heart her shop, and then come back and tell me a few of the words you would want on your lables!
For extra entries (In seperate comments please!):
2. Get an extra entry for adding my button to your blog (check the right side to see my button!)
3. Tell me if you use the code to order anything from Ginger! I'll give you 3 extra entries for every item you purchase! (or if you swap with her on WhoopdWhoop that counts too!)
4. Last- tell me if you've entered any other giveaways going on here! Check out the right side of this page to see which ones are going on!

The giveaway will be open for a week! (April 1st)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crochet Day 2

The best part of crocheting....if you mess up, you just pull it out. Not like taking out a stitch...but really pull one side and the whole thing unravels. It makes messing up alot more fun then sewing!

A couple more of my latest projects!

And another headband! Good thing Kevin lives in a suburb of Denver, that way I crochet in the car on our way to places. He says he feels like he is dating a grandma...just for that, maybe I can make in a sweater for christmas (very grandma ish right?! lol)


I'm still dying to make a hat, or other easy flowers! Oh, or an apple cozy! If anyone has suggestions on super easy patterns (and can tell me how to read patters!) I'm up for trying anything!

Also, long story short- I'm picking up my sister from the airport here (she is flying in from a trip to Australia) so I plan on letting her drive, and crocheting the whole way home from Colorado so get ready for more later this week!

Headband/Ear Warmer {Giveaway}

Chelsea over at Polka Patch wants to give one of YOU a crocheted headband/ear warmer!

This is my first couple days learning to crochet...so I have some serious respect for crochet-ers right now!

Anyway, back to Polka Patch! Chelsea sells to cutest items over there...check out all of her little kid clothes! From boys bow ties, to skirts, and hats!

Chelsea swaps the cutest crocheted headbands on WhoopdWhoop! I absolutely love these!

The winner will get to mix and match these colors for your own personalized headband/earwarmer! I think this will be absolutely perfect for the spring weather!

Alright...here's how to enter!
1. Be a follower of LawStudentCrafts, and tell me what your favorite headband color combination would be!
Extra enteries (In seperate posts please!)
2. Add my button somewhere on your blog- and get another entry!
3. Purchase somethirng from Polka Patch for an extra 3 entries!
4. Enter any of the other giveaways going on right now- for an extra entry!

The giveaway will end on the 30th!
Thanks Chelsea for the great giveaway!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crochet Day Number 1

First day of learning to crochet- sucesss!! Thanks to Kevin's mom for teaching me the basics! Now I've just got to learn to practice! I will say...it gets more fun as the day goes on! I may have thrown it down a time or two in frustration.

Just a few cozies, and headbands...but maybe I'll move on to bigger and better projects! (no blankets...goodness no, but maybe a hat or something!)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Appliques

Did you see I now have 200 followers?! I'm so excited! Just a couple weeks ago I hit 100, so I'm pretty excited to have so many followers so quickly....Thanks everyone!!! When I am done with the giveaways I have lined up...be expecting one from yours truly to thank you all for being such great followers!
A little crafting update!
Kevin and I are enjoying time together and while he plays with his new adobe programs, I get time to craft! My newest projects are fabric appliques!

Cute right? The newest project in my etsy shop! Be looking out for more fun designs to come!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Break Update and {Earring Winner}

Ah the joys of not studying for a few days! Colorado has been great, and after a little guilt trip, I got Kevin to let me practice with my new lens! It would be better if I didnt have to set up all my own pictures, but I just cant help snapping a few of the two of us!




So far break has been great! I got to spend time with his family...alot of family actually. Craft a bit (more posts to come!) and hopefully by the end I will have learned how to crochet!


And Now....Drum roll please....time to announce the winner of the DIY Kind Girl Giveaway!


 #1 Katyjo! Congrats Katyjo :)



Thanks again everyone for entering....and thank you heather for the awesome giveaway!
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