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All Things Creative: 100+ Printables

Jocie | July 26, 2016

Horray! Its that time again! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing free printable, and you know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE printables! Just in case you forgot the gang, here they are! Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s ** The DIY Village ** Creative Cain Cabin ** The Kim Six Fix One Project Closer ** Redhead Can Decorate ** Cottage at the Crossroads Tried & True ** On Sutton Place ** Domestically Speaking 100+ Free Printables I don’t... Keep reading...

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Watercolor Printable: Aloe From the Other Side

Jocie | July 24, 2016
Watercolor Printable: Aloe From the Other Side

This watercolor printable I think may be my new favorite! First off, who doesn’t love a good Adele pun? But also, I have so much fun using different colors and mixtures in my palette. I often struggle in thinking too much when I paint, putting too much time in to which colors and painting perfectly. But this time, I felt such freedom in colors and composition, without worrying about the outcome. And it ended up so wonderful! As for the hand-lettering, this little saying has kicked around in my head for quite some time. Get it? Aloe…but... Keep reading...

No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Free Printable

Jocie | July 22, 2016
No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + Free Printable

Prepare yourself because this is about to become a household favorite. Seriously, this No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream might just be my most amazing creation to date! I served it last night at a dinner party and it was a huge hit. My cousin said it was better than Blue Bell. Now, I don’t really know what Blue Bell Ice Cream is, or its significance, but my cousin assured me that it was a very high compliment. What I can tell you is that this is sweet, rich and creamy and only takes 5 minutes to make! Also, I love the chopped... Keep reading...

GIVEAWAY & Creativity Unleashed Link Party: Week 130!

Jocie | July 21, 2016
GIVEAWAY & Creativity  Unleashed Link Party: Week 130!

Welcome back to the Creativity Unleashed Link Party, where you inspire us with your most recent decor, crafts, DIY, and recipes and have a chance to win a new giveaway every week, this week sponsored by Woodcraft and their new Furniture Paint Line!! The BIG winner and Mega Rockstar this week are these Mini Chocolate Cream Pies from Domestically Speaking! Link Party & Mega Rockstar Contest! What’s the deal with the Mega Rockstar Contest, you ask? Every week, each host picks a Rockstar from the projects that... Keep reading...

Star Wars String Art

Jocie | July 18, 2016
Star Wars String Art

This Star Wars String Art is one of a series of Star Wars Crafts that I will be sharing, so stay tuned & ENJOY! If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been in the throes of planning and executing crafts for over 200 kids for our church’s amazing Light Force VBS this summer. This is my fourth summer leading crafts and every year is SO MUCH FUN! I love seeing the joy of the children as they learn about Jesus, find love and acceptance in the church, and do a little crafting (amongst lots of other fun stuff). Now... Keep reading...

Free Watercolor Cactus Printable

Jocie | June 28, 2016

I know, this watercolor cactus printable is a little more edgy than most, but funny, right? Everyone loves succulents, me included, so I tried my hand at a few watercolor cacti this morning and had so much fun. Some may even call me a fun guy (or rather girl). Get it? Fungi? Okay so I’m mixing up my plant families but it its still funny. Surely, I’m no watercolor expert, but I had a lot of fun playing with different colors, layers wet and dry, and using different brushes. And really all I had to do was draw a blob and add... Keep reading...

All Things Creative: 100+ Spray Paint Projects

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  Horray! Its that time again! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing Spray Paint Ideas, and just in time for summer. Before I go any further let me introduce you to the gang. Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s ** The DIY Village ** Creative Cain Cabin ** The Kim Six Fix One Project Closer ** Redhead Can Decorate ** Cottage at the Crossroads Tried & True ** On Sutton Place ** Domestically Speaking 100+ Spray Paint Ideas Nothing says summer... Keep reading...

Free Hand Lettered Printable: Shine Bright!

Jocie | June 26, 2016
Free Hand Lettered Printable: Shine Bright!

This free hand lettered printable is brought to you by the oh, so wise words of Rhianna, “Shine Bright Like a Diamond!” I was trying to make it all week with giving you a new printable each day but life struck and I didn’t quite make it. I hope to have another one for you tomorrow and a BIG printable surprise on Tuesday, so stay tuned. For this free printable, I used some of my favorite markers – the Sharpie Permanent Brush Tip Marker in black and a blue Towbow Dual Brush Pen along with the Tombow blending marker... Keep reading...

Free Hand lettered Printable: A Better World!

Jocie | June 23, 2016
Free Hand lettered Printable: A Better World!

YES! We’ve got another free hand lettered printable again for your today. Did you hear trying to give you a new watercolor or hand lettered printable EVERY DAY! We’ll see how long I last. haha You may have seen this awhile on IG but I wanted to share the love and give it away! This is one of my favorite little doodles using my favorite markers from Tombow. Its been real over at our house the last month or so. We have been so busy with the end of school, sick kids, and just trying to get it all done. Sometimes it’s... Keep reading...

Free Watercolor Printable: Be A Pineapple

Jocie | June 22, 2016
Free Watercolor Printable: Be A Pineapple

Have you caught a theme this week? I’m trying to give you a new watercolor or hand lettered printable EVERY DAY! We’ll see how long I last. haha This free watercolor printable I shared on IG a couple of months ago, but it was one of my favorites! So, I wanted to share it again on the blog and give it away! Isn’t summer the perfect time for pineapples and sunshine yellow? I saw this sweet saying on Pinterest and couldn’t for the life of me find the source! If anyone knows, tell me so I can give credit where credit... Keep reading...

Free Printable: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Jocie | June 21, 2016
Free Printable: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

This free printable I shared, along with the story awhile ago on IG, but it was one of my favorites, so I wanted to share again on the blog and give it away! We had a parenting moment this year that came sooner than I had expected. My 7 year old came home from school devastated because a boy told her she wasn’t pretty, and she wasn’t sure why he said it. My heart just broke for her and all the other little girls in this world who are told they aren’t pretty enough, smart enough, thin enough, fat enough, cool enough,... Keep reading...

Free Printable: Like A Boss

Jocie | June 20, 2016
Free Printable: Like A Boss

Today is the first day of summer and honestly, I don’t plan on doing much like a boss, except maybe chilling by the pool? What about you? Maybe just download this free printable like a boss! Right?! lol. The kids are off for the summer and I’m excited to relax, have fun with kids, and hopefully have some time to craft and watercolor. Sounds pretty great, I know! This is one of my favorite watercolors, with the pink and blue more vibrant when printed. But I promise, it will give a smile and remind you to take each day head-on! Download... Keep reading...

All Things Creative: BBQ Picnic Ideas!

Jocie | May 24, 2016
All Things Creative: BBQ Picnic Ideas!

Are you ready for 100 plus amazing, fabulous, inspiring BBQ Picnic ideas for your next summer party? I am so excited to share with you that I have teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you totally wonderful and creative inspiration every month! This month, the All Things Creative Team have worked to bring you 100+ amazing BBQ Picnic Ideas, and just in time for summer. Before I go any further let me introduce you to the gang. Go check them out and see how fabulous they are for yourself. Debbiedoo’s ** The DIY Village **... Keep reading...

DIY Citronella Candles

Jocie | May 23, 2016
DIY Citronella Candles

I am so excited to share with you these beautiful and EASY DIY Citronella candles! When we started using Young Living Essential Oils a couple of years ago, we also cut out candles. It was super hard because I love the smell of candles, but they are filled with carcinogens. Did you know the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes? No, thank you. In addition, being so much better for you, these DIY citronella candles are easy to make and can be so pretty! I had seen someone make candles using... Keep reading...

Welcome to OPC The Better Half! Love, Jocie

Jocie | May 21, 2016

We’ve recently welcomed a lot of new followers and we’re so glad to have you, along with our old friends! So here’s a quick look into who I am what you may see on OPC and The Better Half. Photo Cred: Chris Paulis Photography My name is Jocie, pronounced Jah-see. I am the main writer for One Project Closer’s The Better Half. My real name is Jocelyn, but I have always gone by Jocie, pronounced “Jah-see.” Its kinda a weird name, and most people accidentally call me “Josie” like the... Keep reading...

10-Minute Porch Makeover on a Budget!

Jocie | May 11, 2016
10-Minute Porch Makeover on a Budget!

I shared earlier this week on Instagram that I was starting a new project….well, this isn’t it. lol. Truth be told, I started a different project but got distracted by this super easy 10 minute Porch Makeover on a Budget when I went to Ikea this morning. Damn you, Ikea and your super cute and inexpensive decor and accessories. Our back porch was a big selling point for us when we bought the house. Over looking trees and a sweet little stream, it is a beautiful retreat for us in the evening, and we eat most of our meals out... Keep reading...

DIY Weighted Lap Pad Using a Pillow Pet!

Jocie | May 5, 2016
DIY Weighted Lap Pad Using a Pillow Pet!

While I am excited to share with you how I made a DIY weighted lap pad using a Pillow Pet, this is also a very personal post for me. The tutorial is below, but I wanted to share some of our journey and why I am even making a weighted lap pad. Feel free to skip to the end, but my hope is that our story will provide some hope and encouragement to others going through similar stuff! Sensory Integration Dysfunction Some long time readers may remember posts over the past few years about my daughter’s toe walking, and I am excited to... Keep reading...

Homemade Teacher Gifts: Easy Wood Sign Tutorial

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Homemade Teacher Gifts: Easy Wood Sign Tutorial

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I was reminded of some of my favorite teacher gifts I made a few years back, including this easy wood sign tutorial. We gave these to her teachers at the holidays and it brought me such joy to see them hanging in the classroom the rest of the year! Teachers get tons and tons of gifts through the years, so I was unsure how to make it personal and also not give them just another gift card, soap, or cookie. The morning of craft night, I decided to go with my strengths and paint wooden signs for... Keep reading...

DIY Diffuser Bracelet

Jocie | April 6, 2016
DIY Diffuser Bracelet

I love my Young Living Oils and I love wearing them with style. This simple DIY diffuser bracelet is one of my favorite go-to bracelets. If you love this DIY,  be sure to check out my other DIY diffuser bracelet and DIY diffuser necklace. DIY Diffuser Bracelet As far as jewelry making goes, this is a pretty easy bracelet to make. I’ve been making them awhile now and they hold up well and look great layered with all your other favorite jewelry.If you aren’t interested in DIYing this beauty, one of... Keep reading...

Ladies Night? Forget Watercolor. Paint with Wine!

Jocie | March 8, 2016
Ladies Night? Forget Watercolor. Paint with Wine!

Thank you so much for reading along at One Project Closer about how to paint with wine, the perfect Girl’s Night activity!  This past weekend, I hosted a Watercolor Painting night for a few girl friends. Good friends, food, paint, wine. It doesn’t get any better. At some point in the night, I reminded the girls to not accidentally dip their brushes into their wine glasses. One of my besties, Colleen, jokingly said that she thought I could even paint with wine. lol….but wait. GENIUS! Paint with wine. YES! So begun... Keep reading...