Category Archives: Live Creatively

Courage Dear Heart- ways to be brave every day

Everyone has watched Wizard of Oz and knows how each of the main Oz characters has something they want to ask the wizard for. Dorothy wants to go home. The Scarecrow wants a brain, the Tin Man a heart, and the Lion some courage.

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

I have always thought I was Dorothy; who doesn’t want to be the main character, but rewatching it a few weeks ago, I realized something. I am not Dorothy. I’m actually the Cowardly Lion.
The character you like but don’t want to be. Who wants to be the one who is afraid of everything. But I am.

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This is Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween!!!

Things may be different this year but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun! Since this is the last Halloween of my college career my roommate and I thought we needed to bring back the duo costumes! Since everyone loved it so much two years ago when we did it. 

(Head to the bottom of this post to see my costumes from the past few years)

We spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to be this year. Ever since we met when we were paired together to be roommates freshman year everyone has told us we are so similar. Twins even. Which brought about the idea that we should do an opposites duo costume this year!

Many ideas were thrown around. Many Pinterest boards were made. (Mostly on my end… I am obsessed with Pinterest) And then we settled upon it. 

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I DIY a Utensil Pouch! and you can too

The story begins with a girl wanting to try her hand at learning a useful skill. As a typical movie plotline goes, it includes the fun beginning moments and excitement, and then goes headfirst into the downhill spiral that is the confrontation.

You know, the moments in the middle where hope seems lost and you aren’t quite sure how it will all turn out in the end.

In this case, the confrontation begins and ends with an evil antagonist known as the sewing machine, bent on the demise of our main character’s hopes, dreams, and patience.  

I am that girl. That was my sewing machine. And this is that story.

(Instructions on how I made the Utensil Pouch are at the bottom of this post!)

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Teen Beach Movie Dance Cover

Another day, another dance blog! WAY back in 2013 when Teen Beach movie was coming out on Disney Channel I told my brother it looked dumb and I wasn’t going to watch it. He proceeded to record it, watch it, and then play the songs he liked over and over, which of course got me to watch it because now that I had heard the songs I needed too. 

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Fast forward 7 years and here we are attempting to recreate ‘Can’t Stop Singing’ (our favorite song from the movie) pretending that our scenery is in fact the beach. 

We have done a few dance covers before this one (Check them out on my instagram!) but this for sure took the longest to learn. We have been working on it for about a month.

The tap dancing section is what really threw us for a loop. I have tapped before… when I was 3… so it has been a little while since I learned this skill. Attempting to ‘learn’ this part took many hours and a lot of hysterical laughing when we failed miserably. So please be kind when you watch, we are in no way claiming to be professionals. Continue reading