DIY painted canvas shoes

Hello! Today I am going to share with you my way of painting canvas shoes. I got the idea from  abeautifulmess.com. Elsie does this with a thimble and different shoes and paint but I wanted to do my own spin on it:) First you need your shoes. I got mine at Wet Seal for $16.99, but you can do these with any pair of canvas shoes. Then you need paint. I used some extra acrylic paint we had at home, but the best option would be fabric paint (not puff paint) or waterproof paint. Next you need a marker lid. A big or little will work depending on what type of shape you want. Next I put a small puddle of paint on my palette, then dipped my marker lid in the paint evenly, and press it gently onto the area you wish to paint. No need to do two coats- it is thick enough the first time! ( learned from experience). Fill in any bare spots with a thin paintbrush and let dry. I sprayed mine with Scotch gaurd to keep out moisture and staining. have fun with your new shoes!:) -Aubrey<3

Summer

Ah summer…I can only wait until you come again. Sigh, I love summer and everything that comes with it. The freedom, ice cream, late (and I mean late) nights with family and friends, and my favorite-trips! This summer I had the opprotunity to go to Arkansas, Minneapolis, Camp, and Chicago my hometown. I had so much fun learning new things and experience life at it’s fullest. While in Chicago, I served at a homeless shelter in the bad part of town. There  were two buildings, one for the men and one for the women. We walked to the women’s building to serve lunch (taco in a bag- a ND specialty) and before we reached our destination, we saw a little boy drinking the filthy, reused sprinkler water by the basketball court. It just broke my heart to think about how we just grab a coke out of the fridge like it’s no big deal but really, we are so blessed to even have a refrigerator! Can you even imagine going to get a drink from a filthy sprinkler?? We would be grossed out and walk away, and honestly that’s just sad. So, I think we should all at least consider what other people are going through before we pop open a diet coke or pull out our iphones. Another thing I did this summer was Minneapolis. Naturally being a big city girl, I soaked up the sights and sounds of big city culture with two of my best friends in the whole world! We went to the sculpture garden around 11 p.m. There were hundreds of people yelling, running, and singing everywhere! The combination of all of those things plus fireworks lighting up the sky made me a little emotional about how amazing God is and how he put me there at that time to see what he has made. What was your favorite thing you did this summer?

Models

This is my little sister:) She is my little model in the making! She puts up with all the poses, props, and one more’s from me:) Here we went to the dike and waited for golden hour( the part of the evening where the shadows are perfect.) Nothing is more akward than people watching you take pictures. When we were doing these, some random people were watching me like I was shooting a movie or something…wierd!

Me!

Well, this is me. Usually I have a stupid expression plastered across my face, but here you can catch a glimpse of my “normal” face:D

I started this blog to share with you all my life and the little things that bring me joy. So, in conclusion, welcome to my blog!