DIY Moana Notebook

Hi everyone! I know I’ve been neglecting this blog but I will be posting a lot more. I’m so excited to share this with you all. This is my first crafting video. I’ve been planning on making one for the longest time, but I finally got around to it. I love the movie Moana and I wanted my notebook to reflect all the fun and adventure of the movie. It’s a VERY easy project and the design can be tweaked to suit your personal taste.


What You’ll Need

Large Cereal Box

Glue Stick

Gloss Mod Podge


Photo Editor

Please let me know if you decide to try it. And please like and share.




French Acrylic Practice

I LOVE to do my nails and try different styles with them. But basic french style manicures always scared me a little bit because there is really no room for error. It either looks good or it doesn’t. So this past week I decided to practice doing some on my nails. I think they turned out pretty good for a first try. I’m actually about to take them off now as I was meaning to have this post up earlier. Let me know what you think in the comments.

french nails post

French acrylic pic

I have a Question


I have a small business where I sell, glitter mixes and other things for nail art and crafts. i have tried selling with ebay and bigcartel. I see a lot of people using etsy. People with businesses, which do you like better and why? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

I Finally Got Over my Fear of Charcoal :)

Charcoal has always been so..eww to me. It was always either too hard or too soft. It smudges, and I have to be very careful that I don’t place my wrist down when I’m drawing. So I have always been hesitant to use it in my art work. Recently I FINALLY had a little time do doodle. And wanted to tackle my fear. These are my first completed drawings wiith charcoal. A little crude I know, but I’m actually very proud of how they turned out. You can actually tell what everything is haha.

charcoal doodles

charcoal doodles 2

New Blog Look

So I spent at least three hours finding the right theme for ninarejoyces. I love the new theme. I think it is perfect for the direction I want to take my blog in. It’s clean so that my artwork will be center focus. Also it’s elegant and the fonts are neat and clear for when I want to write an update post like this one. I have wanted to get this done for forever. It took a sick day to finally give me the time. Now that I’ve exhausted myself and I feel all woozy…I think I’ll go to bed. Thank you again to all who have followed my blog.

Good night : )

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