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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... 

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All Things Creative: 100+ Spray Paint Projects
Jocie |

  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+... 

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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... 

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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.... 

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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... 

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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,... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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”... 

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