Decoupage head

I had this styrofoam head that I use to model knit hats at craft fairs and it was getting kind of banged up so I wanted to get a new one. I went on Etsy to see if anyone was selling them and I found all these listings for heads that had been decoupaged with old book pages. I thought it looked cool, and I could totally do that instead of buying a new one. So I got some Mod Podge and tried it out.

I’m calling her Simone because the only book I had with yellowed pages was a copy of The Second Sex. (Don’t worry, I only tore out the introduction). So now I have a head covered with feminist literature.

Here is a nice tutorial on how to decoupage a head. It’s pretty simple — just spread on the Mod Podge with a foam brush, place torn pieces of paper on top, and smear more Mod Podge over that until they lay flat. I love the finished look, and I think it will fit in nicely with my vintage looking baskets.

Speaking of crafts, can you believe how much friendship bracelets are making a comeback? I only ever knew how to make the simple ones with diagonal stripes, but I’m kind of tempted to try some others. I even saw them for sale at Target!

End of the cleanse

So, 28 days of cleansing — complete! It feels great to have the full spectrum of food options again, but it’s also kind of confusing. I don’t want to undo all the good work I just did, after all.

In addition to feeling like I reset my good habits and ate really well all month, I lost 7 pounds. Mike lost at least 10 pounds, maybe closer to 15. It’s definitely good motivation to keep eating well. I’m going to try to get back into my exercise routine, too. We’re having great weather compared to last year, when it seemed to just rain and rain all winter. I want to enjoy it!

One little tip if you’re interested — like the Clean program on Facebook. They post healthy recipes pretty frequently, so they will show up in your feed.