Day #97: Illness + A Craft

I'm still sick. In fact, I am worse than I was last week. I started to get better and then BOOM, woke up with a sore throat, chills, body aches and a cough much worse than before. Me and Hubby seem to just be passing this crud back and forth. 

It's not fun.

However, since I am sick I have been exploring the internet. I signed up for an account at Influenster.com back in August. I found the site confusing and hard to navigate. I knew I want to be an Influenster because you get boxes, which allow you to sample and review products...which I LOVE to do!! However, you have to collect badges and have a certain "influence" score. I had no idea what to do, how to do it. I heard they re-vamped things so I went back.

It's so much better! It's easier to navigate, my profile shows my score (A sad 38...boo!), and you have a better idea of where you are as far as influencing. It's a little harder to earn badges but I can at least see how I am doing. You can write product reviews, submit your blog or blogs for points, and share products on your social networking sites. It's much nicer than before. Check it out:

Mostly, I have just been laying around. Every once in a while I get small bursts of energy where I feel like being creative. While searching around StumbleUpon I came across this:


Here is my version:


Mod-Podge (either gloss or matte finish...the one above is matte, I have gloss)
Tissue paper
Paper punch
Paint brush
Vase or candle votive

My paper punch...little flower.


Punch out pieces of tissue paper.
Paint onto vase with mod-podge. Allow to dry for at least 20-30 minutes.

Ta-Da! Not as nice, but same difference.
If I had more energy, I would have found a candle to put in it...but I feel like crap. My burst of energy has subsided.
So, that was my project for the day. It was easy and it turned out pretty nice considering I have never tried to do anything like this before. It could easily be a neat, cheap project. You can get vases similar at dollar stores, tissue paper is cheap and I bought the paper bunch with a half-off at Hobby Lobby with their weekly coupon.



  1. I've never heard of Influenster, I'll have to check that out. And get better soon! Fall colds are awful :(

    I'm a new follower of yours from GFC, btw - follow back? :)

    - Erin xo

    365mu.blogspot.co.uk - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

  2. I just signed up for influenster today- what a coincidence! I haven't started touring the site but it does look a little intimidating.

    I've had the same on/off chest cold for the past month. I think it's the hot/cold weather we're having but whatever it is, it sucks. Feel better!

  3. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!


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