3 Years, 3 Lessons Learned | Sharifa Creates’ Blogiversary

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Image credit: Brooke Lark

Saturday, August 12th marked the three year blogiversary of Sharifa Creates! My first blog post was a recap of my college graduation dinner party decorations. I posted pictures of jumbo tissue paper flowers, tassels, and leftover party favors. The pictures and descriptions were not the best, but I was excited to begin my blogging journey and see where God led me.

Sharifa Creates is still here (I stuck to it!) and it has grown so much since the very first time I hit the publish button. Many lessons came with this growth. For today’s post, I would like to share three of them with you.

1. Start where you are with what you have.

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Ombré Glitter Candle Holder DIY

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Today’s DIY project is for an ombré glitter candle holder. I made similar candle holders last year for a friend’s wedding. I created an entire tutorial- pictures, video, the whole works, but never posted it. The perfectionist within got to me. But today, I decided that enough was enough. If I wait for perfect, nothing will ever happen. Continue reading “Ombré Glitter Candle Holder DIY”

Inspirational Letter Banner DIY

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It doesn’t take much for me to get off track while working. A notification on my phone, a yawn of tiredness, social media- they all prove to be distractions. I needed a reminder to stay focused. Then I thought of the obvious. Why don’t I just put the phrase “stay focused” on the wall over my desk? Every time I hear Facebook calling my name, all I would have to do is look up and be reminded to stay focused. So, I created a simple, pineapple-ly letter banner with this phrase to help me out (and it does!). In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to make your own inspirational letter banner that will encourage you through the day. Continue reading “Inspirational Letter Banner DIY”

3 Lessons Learned from #21days21paintings

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At the beginning of May I took on a 21 Days 21 Paintings challenge on my Instagram account for Sharifa Creates Studio, @scstudioofficial. My goal was to paint and showcase 21 paintings for 21 days straight. I have to admit that I fell behind a few days, but was determined to finish the challenge strong. Through it I learned a few things about myself and creating. Here are three lessons I learned from the 21 Days 21 Paintings Challenge. Continue reading “3 Lessons Learned from #21days21paintings”