Today I was really craving a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie, like really, really craving one. I decided to indulge since I had a pretty bad day. Apparently, I was also feeling a bit adventurous so I didn't look up a recipe and just waltzed into the kitchen and got all the ingredients oatmeal cookies usually contain: oatmeal, flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, butter and some chocolate chips. I just threw in a little bit of everything in reasonable amounts and mixed them together and threw my concoction into the oven in the hopes of making a good chocolate chip oatmeal cookie that would satisfy my craving. This is what I came up with.
I think failures are learning experiences... most of the time. In my opinion as a DIYer, there is a LOT of trial and error involved when coming up with a project. Sometimes more error than trial but you learn from your mistakes and go on from there. I would say that in most of the DIYs I do where I'm not exactly following a pattern or a specific set of instructions, there are mistakes that occur that I have to fix. And even though I may get frustrated because I have to redo the project or rip a bunch of seams if I'm sewing something, in the end I look back and take it as a learning experience because I know that the next time I make that specific project I won't repeat my mistakes and maybe I'll even laugh about that EPIC FAIL!