Thursday, January 31, 2013

{366} favourites

i'm done! i'm officially done! i made it through all THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX  days!! holy smokes! i know that this was my intention all along but i never truly believed that i'd make it through. i did it.

some of you have asked:

1. will you do another 365-project? yeah, i'm gonna pass on that for awhile. i'm working on my project life right now but i don't think i'm going to attempt something as ambitiously creative as this name project for a while.
2. what have you learned most? i've learned that i hate the name "lauren". just kidding. i still love my name and i still get excited when i see it in print anywhere but i've really learned just how to expand my creativity every single day. what an accomplishment!

thank you to all who have faithfully checked out my blog every day! my viewership grew from a mere 85 hits in february 2012 to now reaching 2,000 hits in january 2013! that's some serious growth. i'm going to bow off for awhile now until i come up with a new idea. blogging every day has been amazing but also amazingly time-consuming. i've loved this but am exhausted at the idea of doing it again so soon. :)

done! done! done! yes! yes! yes!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

{365} text me

karen sent me a screen print of one of the texts i had just sent her about my new diet plan. lol we always need new diets every week because we like to keep it challenging and interesting. :) because it had my name on the top, i thought "perfect"! done!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

{364} o christmas tree

had i thought of this in december, it would've been much more fitting. we've kept our christmas tree up in our office because we want to see how long it will take before it gets ridiculous and annoying. then, with karen's suggestion, i bent the leaves to spell lauren. it's hard to see, yes, but it's definitely there if you look hard enough!

Monday, January 28, 2013

{363} golf ball

yup. i've done the golf ball thing before but they were just aligned, not written on. lol any idea that i can get right now i'll take! this has not been an easy last 63 days!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

{362} rolodex

how had i not thought of this one before?? love it. just rearranged the rolodex cards in a more "lauren" sort of way.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

{361} white out

grabbed a file folder today and whited out my name on it. simple. check. done.

Friday, January 25, 2013

{360} lauren rocks

my co-worker's daughter created this label and stuck it on my computer several years ago. i've never wanted to take it off because, well, it's true. lol i also keep my "i'm ready to call nasa" sticker next to it. oh, and a george sighting. he is my desktop background.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

{359} name tag

yeah, i've done name tags before but this one is different from all the rest so i figure it still counts. c'mon, people. i've made 359 names, i deserve to have a few similar ones. ;)

this name tag i created today because i volunteered by teaching a cooking class at our local food bank. it was most fun! love love love working with people.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{358} staff directory

gah! almost done! sooooo excited!

today's name comes courtesy of our online staff directory. :) i had to blur out my extension because i don't want phone calls. lol

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

{357} just dance

i'm totally obsessed with just dance. it started on new year's eve when i played it at a friend's house. then i rented just dance 3 for two weeks until my new just dance 4 arrived in the mail. it is so awesome. i've always loved to dance and now i'm dancing for 60 minutes every night and burning hundreds of calories doing it. awesome!

oh, but just dance 3 is stupid because my name could only be 5 characters long so i had to photoshop an "e" into there and it looks totally awful. #fail #bummer

9 more!

Monday, January 21, 2013

{356} wall-art

i love to change up my living room so a few weeks ago i came up with a new ideas involving frames and these umbra flowers i'd had forev. then i decided to photoshop my name to make it look like it is on the wall.

countdown is on! 10 to go!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

{355} keys

another name that's been on my idea list from the very beginning! finally got around to it!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

{354} styrofoam

styrofoam is my mother's worst nightmare. it's funny how much she despises it. so, i made sure to save this one for at my house and for the very end of the project.

Friday, January 18, 2013

{353} leftovers

a bit of a cop-out today because these are just the letters i cut out of yesterday's t-shirt. still, it's another name and at this point, i need any name i can come up with! only 13 to go!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

{352} t-shirt cut-outs

i was about to throw this old t-shirt in the garbage when i realized i had an opportunity to make a name out of it! so, i grabbed a pair of scissors and started snipping away. of course, once i put it on and it was stretched across my massive hips the name got distorted but it's there!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

{351} vitamins

i hate swallowing pills so the only way i'm able to take my vitamins is by chewing them. i used to just take double the dosage of flinstone vitamins (yum!) but now they make adult vitamins that are super tasty and chewable!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

{350} toilet paper

saw this idea on rebecca's love project and i thought it was another creative idea i'd have to swipe and try for myself! fortunately the ink didn't seep all the way through the t.p. so i managed to save most of the roll. :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

{349} eyeshadows

i used eyeshadow and eyeliners to write on my eyelids but i'd never carved my name into my treasured sephora box of eyeshadows...until today. i sacrificed my sacred eyeshadows for this project.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

{348} golden globes

i love me some award shows. i can't get enough of them. always have loved them since i was a little kid and wasn't even allowed to watch any of the movies nominated! for tonight i'm going to some friends' house and i'm dressing up in my golden gown and i'm gonna watch the show in my gown eating from a big tub of popcorn. here is my name on my golden globe. :)

and the original below:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

{347} sprinkles

well, this was a mess. dumping out the sprinkles carefully was one thing but then trying to get them all back into the bottle without the help of a funnel proved to be just a giant massive mess. i managed--but only slightly. a lot of them ended up getting washed down the sink!

Friday, January 11, 2013

{346} raffia

not sure i have the spelling right on "raffia" but years ago someone gifted me a huge basket that was filled with this stuff. knowing that i can't just throw stuff away, i held onto it. it's come into good use over the years--using it as ribbon on gifts and tying it around mason jars for a hipster-country feel.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

{345} epsom salts

whilst making yesterday's name with the soap, i decided to also use some of my epsom salts. pretty sure i haven't done this one yet. :) i'm all about baths now that it's winter so i'm going through a lot of epsom salts!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

{344} soap squirts

genius! i took my delicious-smelling bath and body works soap and squirted it into the sink to spell out my name. excellent waste of bath products. :)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

{343} socks

i had exactly enough socks in my drawer to make my name today (well, clean socks that is). this is one of those ideas that has been on my list since the very beginning and is finally getting done!

Monday, January 07, 2013

{342} laurens in lauren

i have no creative title for this name. it is what it is. a total cop-out today. :)

Sunday, January 06, 2013

{341} seeing stars

my mom gave me these sheets of star stickers as a way to mark a "good day" on my fitness tracker. yeah, that lasted about four minutes. at least the stars got used now!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

{340} cards

this was a no-brainer and i'm surprised i'd never done this one either! the "a" for the ace was helpful. i just wish my name had a "j", "k" or "q" in it too. :)

Friday, January 04, 2013

{339} bubble letters

my friend karen gave me this idea forever ago. finally get to use it before the end of the project!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

{338} uno!

i didn't even know that i had uno until i hauled out trivial pursuit the other day! score! i love uno.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

{337} binder clips

had a whole stash of these in my home office and had just enough to create my name for today!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013