Winter Woes | DIY Activities

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  I thought with this whole polar vortex madness and my developing frost bite, why not make a mini-series about beating the cold? This will be a few posts or so about everything and anything cold related- you name it. Seriously- if you have a specific requests, be sure to leave them below; otherwise, I have some ideas up my layers of sleeves. For my Southern hemisphere ( and elsewhere) friends, all of my ideas can apply to you as well. Today's post is all about activities for those snow days where you have practically watched every show on Netflix and are at a standstill. I hope you enjoy it and leave a comment with your favorite snow day activities! xx




  If you haven't already seen these all over Tumblr or are not a Pinterest addict- then I present you the memory jar. The idea is that whenever something good happens to you or something happens that you don't want to forget in 2014, you write a little note, throw it in, and read them all on New Year's Eve. I never got around to actually making one last year, but  I decided to make a tradition out of it this year, seeing as I am a very forgetful person and it should be interesting. I got inspiration for the actual decorating from this video, but really all you need is some scrapbook paper, ribbon, and a little glitter. If you were wondering, mine is the one on the left and the one on the right is for my friend Alex. 




    Something I've had in my room for as long as I can remember is my pin board, over-stuffed with memories, inspirations, and decorative clothing tags past. Along with collaging, creating a pin-board can be a fun activity when boredom comes to insanity. I always love passing my board by my closet and it is also funny to reflect with my friends about our not so great years. Above all, unlike collaging, you can always switch out an update the pictures as you please, which I probably should seeing as I have pictures from eighth grade. 




  Last, but certainly not least, is curling up with a good book or even magazine. Who doesn't love a good read? As of late, I have become more and more invested in finding time to read, despite having little to no free time with school. I'm always looking for new books, so if you have any suggestions, please leave some below and let me know if you've read any of these (links to each book are attached by the way) Hope you guys enjoyed this post. I'll be back with some new posts very soon! 

P.S. Excuse my face in the last picture. I don't know what I was doing, haha. 



1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green  or anything by John Green really 









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  1. I'm glad I started following your blog today. You have such a great sense of fashion and style! I've been so wanting to read It by Alexa Chung, she's such a fashion inspiration. Maybe i'll try out the memory jar idea, it seems really fun and easy to do!

    xxInya

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    1. Thank you so much! :) You should definitely read it- it is as much a "book" as it is a personal memoir of pictures for Alexa, I think. The memory jar is so easy to do and so fun! I already have around 5 notes, which is exciting, haha.

      xo, Isabelle

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  2. I'm just testing the waters with pinterest and really need to make a tumblr account so I can get some inspiration from there. Be right back, going to make a memory jar now (and perhaps a pin board).

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    1. Oh my gosh, please go make a tumblr! You may become slightly addicted, but it is all worth the buzzing inspiration on there. Lemme know how your crafts turn out! I would love to see. :)

      xo, Isabelle

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  3. So lovely pictures!!! I love your wonderful blog and amazing style!!!
    Let`s follow each other? ;-)

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  4. I really like the pin board idea, I have one above my bed but it's a bit bare at the moment... And the memory jars are so cute, your friend Alex is so lucky to get one haha! Looking forward to Episode 2 of this mini-series! xx Maylis

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    1. Thanks Maylis! I think when it comes to the pin board, the more the merrier. The memory jars are so fun to make and have, haha, Alex loves hers! <3

      xo, Isabelle

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  5. These are all great ideas for room decor, I love the inspo board and those jars are totally cute!

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  6. Yeah, the Polar vortex left me with a good many snow days. All spent writing college essays haha. But what an exquisite idea! I don't use tumblr of pinterest though I am thinking about creating an account, so I'm glad I stumbled upon this idea through your blog! I love looking at old notes, especially in old yearbooks, so I'll definitely try this out! Oh, I miss reading for leisure so much. I haven't read any of those books, but I have heard of that one by Alexa Chung. My personal favorites are The Running Dream by Wendeline van Draanen and The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbet, and Amanda Pressner. I think you'll like that one--it's about three girls in their twenties who backpack across the world!

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    1. Haha doesn't sound like much of a fun polar vortex experience. And thank you! You should definitely make a Tumblr or Pinterest of sorts- there is so much inspiration! Those books sound awesome; I will be sure to go pick them up. :) Thanks for the suggestions!

      xo, Isabelle

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