wednesday words: august 31, 2011

Lesley Myrick Wednesday Words Inspirational Quotes
Now that life is back to (somewhat) normal, Girl on an Adventure posts will be resuming next week (yay!) and the delightful Wednesday Words is coming to an end (sad!). I'm at the cusp of really gearing up my career (including via this blog) - and while I'm a little overwhelmed at the possibilities, and quite afraid of falling flat on my face, I know that I have to go full-force and follow that little voice inside that's nudging me to move forward. I know I'm capable. I know I can do it. And in order to live up to the potential that God's put inside me, I just have take each step as it comes and trust that the next step will be revealed at the right time. To everyone who is going back to school, back to work, or back to whatever, remember to live up to what you're capable of:
This is my commitment to live up to the spirit that is in me
[From workisnotajob via Pinterest]
Happy Wednesday!
Much love,

etsy shop reopening + giveaway!

Lesley Myrick Original Handmade Collage Mixed Media Art Prints on Etsy After a summer hiatus (read: my entire studio was packed up in boxes while we were away for two months and then moved to California) I'm so excited to be re-opening my Etsy shop! Not only are original commissions available (using your favorite quotes or photos) but there are also tons of great affordable art prints at $18. And greeting cards will be available soon...stay tuned!
Lesley Myrick Original Handmade Collage Mixed Media Art Prints on Etsy
As a thank-you to my lovely readers, I'm giving away one print of your choice from my shop! There are two ways to enter (feel free to do both!):
1. Leave a comment below and share your favorite quote - is it a song lyric? Line from a poem? Quote from a movie? Something funny that your best friend said?
2. Tweet about the giveaway using this link (and leave a comment saying that you tweeted it).
The contest will close Friday September 2 at midnight PDT, and the winner will be announced Monday September 5. Ready? GO!

And psst...save 15% off your order between now and September 30 with code SEPT15OFF. Check out the shop here and spread the word about the discount code (click here to tweet it)!

Happy Monday!
Much love,

DIY iPhone Case!

Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case
Remember that time I made a sweet iPhone case, and then told you that I'd share a tutorial so you can make your very own? Well, here it is! (Weekend project, ahoy!)
Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case
Step 1: Buy a clear case for your phone. This little guy was a whopping $1.47 on eBay, and Overstock.com also has some inexpensive options.
Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case
Step 2: Trace the inside back of the case and make a cardstock template. Or if you're lucky like me, your phone will just come with a faux cardboard phone that's already the correct size.
Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case
Step 3: Find some cool scrapbook paper, magazine pages, or the like. Trace your template onto the neato paper, and cut it out. (I cut out a few different options - I like variety!)
Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case
Step 4: Slip your cut-to-size paper into the case to make sure it fits. Trace the hole for the camera (every phone case is different) and very carefully cut it out. I used a small craft knife. Or rather, I should've used a small craft knife - I actually used an obscenely large utility knife because it was all I had available. Learn from my mistake.
Lesley Myrick DIY Do it Yourself Custom iPhone Case
Step 5: Pop your paper insert into the case, snap the whole thing on your phone, and BAM! DIY style.

Happy weekend!

wednesday words: august 24, 2011

Lesley Myrick Wednesday Words Inspirational Quotes
On Monday, Canadian NDP leader Jack Layton passed away. (For my American friends this probably doesn't mean much, but trust me, he was the only one worth voting for and would've been a rockin' Prime Minister. The NDP's always had my support.) Upon Layton's death his last letter to Canadians was released, and these words of his are just so profound:
Jack Layton last letter to Canadians
Rest in peace, Jack. You rock.

Happy Wednesday!
Much love,

wednesday words: august 17, 2011

Lesley Myrick Wednesday Words Inspirational Quotes
After a cross-country move, getting immigration stuff resolved (woot!), starting the California job search, and furnishing and decorating our apartment (all within the last couple of weeks!), this is totally how I feel:
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Happy Wednesday!
Much love,




PS. My Etsy shop will be reopening soon! Eek!

wednesday words: august 10, 2011

Lesley Myrick Wednesday Words Inspirational Quotes
It's time to be brave. I now live in a different state, in an apartment with no furniture, on an adventure full of unknowns with my incredible husband. Oh my...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/maechevrette
Happy Wednesday!
Much love,

wednesday words: august 3, 2011

Lesley Myrick Wednesday Words Inspirational Quotes
Despite what our culture and media tells us through advertising, we really do already have enough:
Gratitude Inspirational Print by Greysquare on Etsy
[Art print by greysquare on Etsy]
Happy Wednesday!
Much love,

a gift for you!

Lesley Myrick Collage Mixed Media Free Desktop Wallpaper Want to know how much my dear readers - YOU - mean to me? A LOT. So to say thanks, I wanted to give you a little something...a shiny new desktop wallpaper! (Click the links below to download.)
Happy August 1st!
Much love,

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