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  • Scratch & Draw Book
    Crafts,  Entertainment,  Life

    Scratch & Draw Book

    I’m all about finding new, creative ways to relax and a few years ago I jumped on the adult coloring book bandwagon. A few weeks ago when Quarto reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try one of their Scratch & Draw books, I was immediately intrigued. Instead of coloring, the Scratch & Draw books give you pages of drawings and a blank page with a metallic coating to recreate the drawing on or create something on your own. With the included stylus, you draw on the blank page by scratching away at the metallic coating. I received the Scratch & Draw Enchanted Animals. I love the idea…

  • Easter Eggs - Sleeping Faces
    Crafts,  Food

    Easter Eggs – Sleeping Faces

    Happy Easter to all who celebrate! I decided very last minute yesterday to dye some eggs for the occasion. Last year I decorated plain white eggs with Flash Tattoo tattoos, but this year I decided to actually dye them. I started out with 6 eggs, but had 2 casualties so I ended up with 4. I dyed them green and blue and then drew on sweet sleeping faces.   I practiced drawing the faces on paper first to make sure I could do it well and they actually turned out better on the eggs than on the paper so that was a huge relief! I love the way these turned…

  • Kate Spade - Zodiac Agenda
    Beauty,  Crafts,  Fashion,  Food,  Looks,  Uncategorized

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a good time doing whatever you wanted to celebrate the new year last night. I just got home from my Florida vacation last night so I just stayed home. I was so tired from the busy-ness of this past week at the parks and it didn’t help that my flight home yesterday was delayed 3 hours, so by the time I got home and ate some dinner I was really ready to pass out. With the new year comes a new planner. I got a larger planner this year and decided to get the Kate Spade Zodiac planner. It comes with pretty illustrations,…

  • Snowy Mason Jar
    Crafts

    Snowy Mason Jars

    Last year I made little snowy winter tree scenes in mason jars for a winter craft. I wanted to do another mason jar DIY this year so I’m back with a snowy or frosted mason jar. I saw a few ideas on Pinterest using epsom salt to create a snowy or frosted glass look so I decided to use those ideas as inspiration. I used: 3 mason jars epsom salt Mod Podge craft glue Christmas ribbon a paint brush hot glue gun battery operated tea light candles I painted on the Mod Podge around the mason jars and then rolled the jars in the epsom salt. I let them dry…

  • Glitter Pine Cones
    Crafts

    Glitter Pine Cones

    When browsing Pinterest for some fun winter DIY decor ideas I saw glitter pine cones. I had plans to buy fake pine cones from the craft store, but when I was visiting my aunt at her little weekend place upstate (New York) she had a whole basket full of pine cones from her yard. I took a dozen or so home and stored them until I had the time to do my little holiday craft. For this easy holiday/winter craft, all I needed was glitter, spray adhesive, burlap, and a wire basket. I took some cardboard outside and did my spraying and glittering out there. It was my first time…

  • Pumpkin Planter + Mums
    Crafts,  Home Decor

    Pumpkin Planters

    While browsing Pinterest (what else is new) I was looking for a fall decor craft/idea. I saw pumpkins being used as planters which I thought was a brilliant idea and really cute. However, I quickly found out that the one I originally saw was made using a plastic decorative pumpkin and when I tried to search for real pumpkin planters they were either done by real florists and elaborate or hot glued succulents on top of the pumpkin. But I didn’t see a reason why I couldn’t use a real pumpkin as a planter so that’s what I did! I went to my local farmstand and got 2 medium sized…

  • Earth Henna Kits
    Crafts,  Fashion,  Life

    Earth Henna

    I have had real henna done twice before – both times for my friends’ weddings. I think it’s so fun and I’m always in awe of how quickly they create such a creative and intricate design. When Earth Henna reached out to me and asked if I’d like to try their at-home henna kits, I had to try them out! I chose 2 kits – the classic kit and the white lace kit. The white lace kit really intrigued me because I had never seen white henna before. Since it was different than regular, traditional henna I decided to try that kit out last week and that’s what I’m showing off…

  • DIY Off the Shoulder Tee
    Crafts,  Fashion

    DIY Slouchy Tee

    I’ve been wanting to do a cut-out t-shirt for a while now. I see so many cute designs on Pinterest, but I know my limits craft wise and I think it would be tough for me to pull off a cool cut-out design in the back of a t-shirt. I was thinking of a skull or tree. I know, pretty ambitious. So for my first cutting up a t-shirt craft, I decided to do something much easier/safer and do a slouchy tee or off-the-shoulder look. I followed a YouTube tutorial for the neckline which was a really good idea because I was originally just going to start cutting without even…

  • Blue & White Crochet Baby Blanket
    Crafts,  Photography

    Photo Challenge: Friend

    Today I’m sharing my photo response to last week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post and it is timely because the challenge was “Friend” and yesterday was National Best Friend Day! I’m not posting a picture of a friend because I think it’d be a little weird to just post a photo of the face of one of my friends. Plus, I rarely post pictures of other people on here simply because I assume people like their privacy and don’t want to show up on my public site. So instead I’m sharing a photo of something that represents “friend” to me. My best friend gave birth to a beautiful baby…

  • Mini Faux Flowering Tree Globes
    Crafts,  Home Decor

    Spring Craft: Faux Floral Globe

    If you’ve been following me for a while you may remember I did a post last year around this time about DIY Air Plant Terrariums. I had gotten two air plant terrarium kits which comes with the globes, plants, and the other things you need inside such as sand or moss and you put it together yourself. Well, those plants died this past winter. They only needed to be watered once a week or so, but after a few months they just weren’t do so well and I may have started to neglect them which accelerated their demise. Hey, the way they are watered is you have to soak them so…