February 9, 2016

Decoratizing 101 Like a Movie Star With Recycled Magazine Crafts at Little or No Cost

I am very budget conscious,  but the Regina Mills in me still loves the idea of a gorgeous magazine showroom floor that fits my style and doesn't break the piggy bank.   This is what I like to call Decoratizing.  It's another part of me.

I have always been fascinated by interior decorating. Even growing up I had this thing for creating my personal space to fit my love for beautiful homes both inside and out.

Yet I have also been fascinated by the design and creativity that goes into handmade works of art.

As many of my readers already know,  I've been crafting and sharing my works of art for quite some time now.

I have even went as far as selling some of my creations. From upcycled jars to magazine coiled coasters to paper mache bowls, so far my recycled pieces have been loved by many.

Recycling is the greatest way to not only keep our environment greener, but also a cheap and practically free way to decorate our homes. Plus, if you're really good at it, it's a great way to make some extra money as a side hobby or recycled crafts business for the really serious crafters.

Below is a good example of a great recycled piece I recently created using magazines that were free and paint, glue and smoothing clay I already had.

If you're interested in how to make your own paper mache bowl or you want to learn more about my creations, please feel free to leave me a comment.

February 3, 2016

Celebritizing When You're Flat Ass Broke


  1. What is Celebritizing? 
  • = Star Gazing the Fashion World also known as Rocking that Outfit like a Rocking Star without breaking your piggy bank. 
            Seriously, if you're going to step out into this world, you might as well be seen, be noticed, and be proud, even if it's just to the grocery store, or hey, the mailbox. Stand Out, honey!

            As I have gotten older, I've found myself tired of the blah me. I needed a pick me up, to start being me again. I decided if I'm going to go outside, I'm going out with a *BANG* *POW* WOW* I'm going to look good no matter what others say. (Sorry cuz, I'm still loving and rocking the leather pants...)

            Now this does not mean, I'm slipping out the door in show-my-ass mini-skirts, or flaunt-the- girls low-low tops. I'm too old for that stuff, minus the leather pants. (believe it or not, there is a right way to wear these without looking sluttish.)

           Okay now here's where the insane call-me-crazy comes out in me. How this all started, two reasons:
  1. Regina Mills. Yes the very popular Evil Queen Storybrook character played by the gorgeous Lana Parilla in the television show, "Once Upon a Time." Now most people would say, no biggie, people copy star's hairstyles and clothing looks all of the time. Yes! But! I didn't copy Lana's looks or style. I went after her character Regina Mills fashion and looks because it's just me, I have discovered. Don't believe I did it? Check this out!
Regina Mills 

2. I was starting a new job and needed a change......

So there you have it, but I bet you're wondering and even if you aren't, I'm going to tell you anyway, did my change make a difference? Yes! People took notice and loved it!

But what does this have to do with Celebretizing? Simple. I love my look so much and so did others, I wanted to share my newfound love for fashion without the Rodeo Drive Price Tag with my blog readers. So be ready.... It's coming! CELEBRITIZING

Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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