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How To Decorate Your Car

If you’re lucky enough, having a car is already pretty amazing. It gets you from Point A to Point B in a comfortable manner where you can blast yourself with air conditioning, run fresh wind through your hair, and jam out to your favorite playlists. As long as you don’t have to drive through water, your car can get you pretty much anywhere, as long as you have enough gas.

Part of living a colorful and creative life is taking advantage of opportunities to make the mundane magical. Having a car isn’t mundane, obviously, but your standard car might be a little boring. There’s no reason you can’t spice things up and get fancy! Today I’m going to show you how to

Hang something from your rear-view mirror

There are plenty of things you can hang from your rear-view mirror without being obnoxious or obstructing your view. This is something you’re always going to see, so make it something you won’t get sick of looking at, although you can always change it out!

Ideas: * tassels * prisms * friendship bracelets * novelty air fresheners *mini stuffed animals *dream catchers * leis * fuzzy dice * key chains * Mardi Gras beads

Pin things to the fabric

There’s usually a good amount of fabric in your car that you can use to pin things. You can take advantage of the fabric on your headrests, armrests, and even the thing bits on your doors!

Ideas: * pin back pins * brooches * safety pins decorated with beads

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Create something interactive for your riders

Riding in the backseat isn’t usually someone’s first choice, there’s a reason people argue over who called “Shotgun!” first. Make the riding experience in your backseat something more enjoyable (insert that’s what she said sex joke nudge). Usually one or both of your front seats will have a pocket on the back, and if not you can buy attachable pouches for them. Use these pockets for backseat entertainment!

Ideas: * disposable camera * journal/pen * Rubix cube * Car Bingo * funny books like I Spy

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Stick stuff to your dashboard

Your dashboard is a highly under-utilized, large space in your car. It’s really just empty surface area, so add some flavor to it!

Ideas: * bobble head/hula dancers * rhinestones * (3D) stickers * fake mustaches * pom poms * LED wire

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Make things more comfortable (and colorful)

Being in your car, especially for long periods of time, can be a bit of a drag. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who gets Car Butt. Think about getting some fancy seat covers (or thin blankets), steering wheel covers, gear shift cozies, or head rest cozies to make your driving experience more cushy and enjoyable.


Every car is different, so take a look around inside your vehicle. Can you pin things to your _? Can you add stickers to the mirrors? Can you tie ribbons to your headrest poles or the ‘Oh Shit’ handles? Can you put stickers on the paneling? Do you have those little superfluous windows like I do in between your driver’s window and windshield that you could cover in glitter? Can you get an attachable vase for your air vents that you can place fake flowers in?

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Don’t forget the outside!

Decorating the inside of your car is super creative, and it’s for the enjoyment of you and your passengers. It’s still fun to make the outside of your car fun too, though!

Ideas: * magnets * stickers * decals * antenna boppers * eyelashes for your headlights * giant mustaches for the grill *swinging things for the tow hitch of your car (if it has one) like dancing deer or faux boat motors * seasonal effects, like turning your car into a reindeer

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Turn your car into an Art Car

Don’t forget you can always go buck wild and turn your car into an art car! You can paint on it, glue things to it, or even turn it into something interactive like a chalkboard car that people can write and draw on! The sky is the limit!

As an extra, get yourself a free printable download of Car Bingo to play in the car with your friends!

Bonus: Get a free PDF download of Car Bingo!

Questions for the comments:
Is your car decorated now?
What would you do to your car if you could?

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The One Obstacle Keeping You From Everything You Desire

There is only one thing keeping you from having everything you want in your life.

And it is really simple.


Do you believe you are worthy of your own love?

Do you believe you are worthy of your dreams?

If you don’t believe that you deserve all the happiness, abundance, and love the Universe has to offer, then no matter how hard you try you will never reach your goals.

Here’s why:

When we don’t believe we are enough, deep in the core of our being, we make poor choices. Instead of making decisions that lead us towards reaching our goals, we head in exactly the opposite direction- away from everything we desire. We sabotage ourselves. Often we aren’t even aware of it until we look back and wonder how the hell we got to where we are.

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We have incredible power. We have the power to choose.

The choices we make on a daily basis create our life and every decision we make moves us in one of two directions – away from our heart’s desire or towards it. Everything you have manifested in your life in this very moment, all the good and the bad, is because of the choices you made yesterday.

You will know what you believe about yourself by examining your life.

Does your life excite and inspire you or are you bored and frustrated, feeling unfulfilled and wishing you were living someone else’s life?

If you aren’t happy where you are now don’t despair, get excited! You had the power to manifest this life and you have the power within to create something else for yourself, too.

I know from experience if you don’t believe you deserve your dream, you do whatever you can to make sure you don’t receive the gifts you want.

My skewed perception that I was undeserving of happiness prevented me from creating the relationships I desired. I turned down the good guys who loved me and instead chose loveless, destructive relationships because that’s all I believed I deserved. Only after a second failed marriage did I start to notice this pattern.

When you believe you are worthy and when you believe with your whole heart that you deserve you have the power to create anything you desire.

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Life transforms when you choose to accept and love yourself- just as you are.

Try this exercise:

Look into a mirror and meet your gaze. Look into your eyes and say these words aloud:

I am perfect just as I am.

I am worthy of all my heart’s desire.

Practice this everyday until you believe it. Put the affirmations on post-it notes, scribble it on your mirror with eye-liner, but place the message where you can see it throughout your day.

We get into a pattern of denying ourselves a better life because we believe we aren’t good enough. Now is the time to stop believing you aren’t worthy of your own love, your own dreams, your own passions.

Don’t stay in the same unfulfilling relationship, stressful financial situation, or an unhealthy lifestyle because of a skewed belief.

Change doesn’t happen overnight, but start believing you are perfect right now without having to do more or be more. Then put your stake in the ground and claim more for yourself because darling, you deserve a life that fuels you with energy and excitement.

When you start making new choices that are in alignment with your new beliefs, miracles will start unfold. I have witnessed it in my own life and with my clients.

Know you can live your dreams. You can live with passion. You can improve your finances. You can heal your life and feel happy again.

It all starts with a new belief about yourself and new choices.


The One Obstacle by Desiree Sher | Uncustomary Desirée Sher is a passionate life coach, author and speaker. She is on a heart driven mission to empower and inspire women to step into their transformative power and create the abundant magnificent life they are mean to live. You can check out her new book Refuse to Sink on Amazon. Get in touch with her on her site, & follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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100 (Flat) Things To Send To Your Penpals | Uncustomary

So you’ve got your letter written, full of interesting things for your penpal. Before you seal the envelope, you might want to consider throwing in a little extra something! You might call it an extra, a fold-in, an enclosure, a goody, it doesn’t matter. The idea is you’re including a small gift for your penpal to let them know you care about them!

Postage can be expensive, so I wanted to create a list of things that are relatively flat you could include with your letter that won’t up the price of sending your letter very much. Below, you’ll find a list of 100 flat things you can send to your penpals, and after that I have a surprise for you!

Things To Send To Your Penpals

1. Book plates
2. Photos from your recent vacation
3. A zine
4. Tickets from public transportation
5. Postcards
6. Canceled stamps
7. Tiny plushies
8. Balloons
9. Ephemera
10. Movie stubs
11. Art you made
12. Weaving
13. Paint chip cards
14. Mix CD
15. Playlist of your favorite songs
16. Inspirational quotes
17. Paper dolls
18. Samples
19. Keychain
20. Candy
21. Regional snacks
22. Board game pieces
23. Confetti
24. Fortunes from fortune cookies
25. Assorted paper
26. Origami creations
27. Photobooth strips
28. Friendship bracelets
29. Mad Libs
30. Temporary tattoos
31. Magnets
32. Band aids
33. Stationery

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34. Instant film
35. A list of things you found on your floor today
36. Valentines
37. Powder drink packs
38. Garlands
39. Sticky notes
40. Crosswords
41. Pencils
42. Erasers
43. Award ribbons
44. Mini posters
45. Doilies
46. Business cards
47. Glitter
48. Coasters
49. Scrapbooking materials
50. Maps

Bonus: 50 MORE Things To Send Your Penpals

51. Recipes
52. Seed packets
53. Labels
54. Journaling cards
55. Glow in the dark stars
56. Chopsticks
57. Hair barrettes/Bobby pins
58. Pamphlets
59. Socks
60. Playing cards
61. Kleenex pack
62. Stencils
63. Ribbons
64. Name tags
65. Collages
66. Stickers

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67. Magazine articles
68. Index cards
70. Die cut images
71. Flash cards
72. Bumper stickers
73. Empty gift cards with cool designs
74. Note cards
75. Cupcake holders
76. Mini flags
77. Googly eyes
78. Tarot cards
79. Spells
80. Decorations
81. Washi tape
82. Twine
83. Small notebooks
84. Treat bags
85. Napkins
86. Glow sticks
87. Fake mustaches
88. Calendars
89. Cartoons
90. Comics
91. Envelopes
92. Bottle caps
93. Paper crowns
94. Caricatures
95. Inflatables
96. Ransom note style letter
97. Coupons
98. Poem
99. Pressed flowers or leaves
100. Message written in invisible ink

Want a list of an extra 50 things to send your penpal?

Bonus: 50 MORE Things To Send Your Penpals

PS – You might also like:

50 Things To Tell Your Penpal
How To Navigate The US Postal Service
How To Find Penpals
Snail Mail Game Show

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