Change

“The only constant in life is change,” it is inevitable and that’s life.

If you don’t like something..change it. So simple to say, but change may be very hard to do. We could fill this entire post up with amazing quotes, pictures and stories on change, but instead we are going to try to give out a little inspiration for anyone who needs that extra push. Why? Because sometimes we need that extra push to change things in our lives as well.

Change is probably one of the hardest things to do. Some people embrace it and simply need it all the time, some hate it and live their life their way and that’s that. But there are people who want change and are hesitant to take that leap. It tends to happen for a reason and usually that reason leads to a better life and opportunities. We Betties, we have gone through a lot of change in our lives from living in different states, starting and ending relationships to new friends and changing our majors in college (time and time again).

One big way to tell if you may need change in your life is your moods. If your moods are like a roller coaster and you’re not going through menopause, you need a change. Maybe your life is stagnant, which causes you to feel down. One word: CHANGE. Quit complaining and get out there and do something new!

Please challenge yourself. Not only is it a form of change but it will make you feel so good once you’ve accomplished whatever it was you were trying for.

1. Be positive. Make that invisible cup go from half empty to half full..all of the time.
2. Change up your routine from time to time, take a new route to work, read instead of watching television, shower in the morning instead of at night or vice-versa.
3. Get in contact with an old friend or make time for the friends you have now that you rarely see anymore.

The older you get the harder it is to change something drastically, so do the bigger changing while you’re in your 20’s and 30’s.

Big Change:
1. Quit your job, if you’re miserable. Try something new, you have time to dabble.
“I love my job, if you ask me anyone who hates their jobs have no one to blame but themselves. We make our own destinies and I’ve made a sweet one here.” –Horrible Bosses

2. Move to a new town, city or state. Hell, move to a new country. It’s super nerve-wracking, we have both done it but it provides a new experience, and new friends. Even if you only stay for a couple of months.
3. Try learning something new. Make a bucket list and start doing the things you wrote down on the list.

Be inspired to change, to start something new. It’s really never too late, and life is short. Make your life exciting!

Do you have any creative ways of changing things up in your life? Let us know.
XO,

The Ultimate Betties

 

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Halloween Inspired Glitter Striped Candles

Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? We can’t, but we are very excited! Betties love Halloween. Haunted houses, candy apples, costume parties, and of course the spooky decorations! If you’re a more subtle Betty and stay away from the grotesque part of this holiday; this is the perfect craft for you! We’re going to walk you through making these super cute glitter candles.

Supplies:

White Pillar Candles

Loose Glitter

Spray Adhesive

Spray Sealer

Masking Tape (Painters tape)

Rubber Bands

Paper Plates

You can buy some cheap pillar candles at any hobby store (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or The Dollar Store)

Create stripes by applying painter’s tape to your candle! You can get creative here.. If you want thicker stripes or thinner – It’s up to you!

As you all can see in the picture above.. we created tabs so after you’ve sprinkled glitter, you can find where to pull it off!!! VERY HELPFUL!

After you have created your stripes it’s time to spray it with the Adhesive Spray! Make sure to use a good amount. Immeditately start sprinkling your candle with whichever color you choose! We wanted to create candles for Halloween, so we used Orange, Black, and Silver!

If you start noticing that you aren’t getting the coverage you want, go ahead and respray the candle with the adhesive spray and continue to sprinkle!! After you have the amount of glitter you want on, grab your Glitter Sealer and spray it on.

It takes about 20 minutes for the sealer to dry. You can go ahead and take the tape off (FIND YOUR TABS!) and let dry for 24 hours.

Now onto the rubber bands… you can use however many you would like. Since we used a smaller candle, we used three. Simply place them around the candle. Make sure they are placed nice and straight.

Follow the same steps

1. Spray with Adhesive Glue

2. Sprinkle with glitter

3. Spray with Glitter Sealer and wait 20 minutes.

4. For the rubber bands, take scissors and cut them off!

It’s a super fun project that doesn’t take much time! It’s a great way to add a little touch of fall to your house. Keep this in mind because you can make more for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or ANY occassion!