Easiest Upcycle Ever After

Ok friends, grab yourself a role of washi tape and let’s get started! ¬†Anyone can do this, I promise.

My best sources for washi tape:

Now gather some office items {don’t forget your vintage office items!}:

Ready, go…

  1. Study your item {briefly folks, this isn’t rocket science ;)}
  2. Figure out where your item should be spruced up
  3. Cut or tear your piece of washi in your preferred design {or two or three…I like sticking to one design for a more cohesive look}
  4. Now stick it on your item ūüĎĆ

Here’s the best part- don’t like it- move it around and experiment until you do {trust me- I did ūüėú}. ¬†And- you can always remove it to change it out with a new design or just to go back to the original look…so low commitment folks you have no excuse to not try this ūüėāūüėČ.

Have scraps of tape?¬† Don’t throw them away- stick them on your post it notes- so fun, right!?¬† Take a look at my pics for more ideas!¬† Have fun!!!

Washi tape just might be the cutest invention ever!¬† I’d love to hear what you have made with Washi tape…tell me by commenting below!

Happy UpcyclingūüĆ∑,

Traci ūüôā

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First Day of School…not so cool!


EEEKS…I dropped my babies off at their first day of¬†school today… only they aren’t babies at all.


My youngest “baby” is in 6th grade.¬† As I took her to a brand new school with¬†brand new peeps, I couldn’t help but be nervous for her.¬† She’ll do great, I told her.¬† Will the kids be nice to her, I thought.¬† You’ve got this, I said.¬† You totally¬†have this :/.¬† As I walked out¬†through the school and saw all the other mamas with their littles {like, for reals littles- Kinders and actual babies in their arms}, I remember¬†how short ago that was me…and¬†I¬†remembered how frazzled those days seemed- three ACTUAL babies in my care at all times.¬† I was leaving without kids in tow, today.¬† And it was cool?…

Before that I dropped my middle off at her…oh, ya know, first day of high school ever at a brand new school…with brand new peeps.¬† That’s #nobigdeal.¬† Instead of showing her how nervous I was for her, I walked her in at her request {I follow my kids cues as much as I can}…to get her schedule, and find her first class.¬† She’s got this (she’s never changed classes and came from a class of like 20 kids she was together with for the last two years and many much more than that…but she’s TOTALLY got this).¬† They were blasting music in the quad and I felt like breaking out in song and¬†dance…her, not so much.¬† I’m cool, right?¬† That would be cool LOL.¬† But, I’m seriously getting a kick out of being a “Freshman” by proxy…it’s so much better than the first time around…I totally had it this time!¬† But I don’t dance…or sing…you’re welcome Paige ;).¬† She’ll be cool…

Then I come home to my third, who is about to turn 18, and is going into the…gulp…Marines #aaaaahhelpme #butreallyimsoproudofhim.¬† And we have a nice conversation over breakfast…and I say goodbye as I walk to my office to start work.¬† That was so cool…

I’m so thankful for this time pursuing my own business out of my home¬†and I will soak it all up.¬† Like all the moments I tried to when they were actual littles…between the frazzles.¬† Really, it’s cool! ūüôā


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