Success is sweet and failure is unsavory, but each is better taken with a dose of laughter and friendship. You can find a helping of both at Failed It or Nailed It Thurs., April 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at El Maguey on Wanamaker.

The popularity of #NailedIt on Pinterest indicates that people are realizing it’s sometimes better to laugh at your own failure than cry about it. As for success, we all know it’s even more enjoyable when you have friends to cheer you on. After all, as Christopher McCandless once said according to Into the Wild, “Happiness only real when shared.”

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Chalkboard mug created at the last Failed It or Nailed It event.


At Failed It or Nailed It, you’ll use the provided supplies to recreate popular Pinterest projects such as chalkboard mugs and Scrabble tile coasters. Then, you can decide for yourself: Did you all fail it or nail it?


For April, the project will be custom cards for spring. Take a photo of your finished product and ask your Facebook friends or Instagram followers: Failed it or nailed it?


Cookie Monster Cupcakes: Nailed It.


Register by calling 785-580-4540, and don’t forget to bring money for food and drinks!

Zoe Brown is the Editorial Assistant intern at the library. She is also a senior at Washburn University, where she is pursuing degrees in Contemporary Journalism and Psychology.