Thursday, November 21, 2013

Old Lady Crafts

For me, there's something really rewarding about crafting.  It makes feel accomplished.  Either that or it makes me feel cool cause I can make crap.  Who knows.  What I do know is when I'm walking around the dollar store and I see old lady bowls and plates my mind starts thinking of what to do with them.  I had seen this idea on Pinterest before and thought, 'eh...why not?'  So I grabbed some candle holders and those awesome old lady glass items and added them to my cart of junk! 
Below are the instructional pictures on how to make an old lady glass cake stand and an old lady fancy bowl thingy(I have no idea what to call the bowl contraption). 
 You will need:
1. Glass plate from the dollar store
2. Glass bowl from the dollar store
3. Two glass candle holders from the dollar store
4. E6000 glue(I'm shocked they sell this stuff because on the package it clearly states that they know this causes cancer and yet they still allow people to buy any rate...use it outside or in a VERY well ventilated area!!!)
 Apply glue to the top of the candle holder.  Get enough on there to fill in the details on the plate or bowl but not enough to sploog(is that a word?) out the sides and all over the place!
 Place the candle holder on the bottom of the glass plate or bowl.  Try to get it as centered as possible.  If you really want to get technical you could measure to find the center but...well...I didn't.
Allow to dry for several hours if not 24 hours before using.
 To finish the might want to bake some yummy cookies or something to really show off how old lady you are!  Your welcome!



Saturday, November 16, 2013

I'm going to Jackson, look out Jackson Town

I surprised my husband with a two night getaway to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for our anniversary...and I must say, I'm pretty darn good at keeping secrets, cause he had NO idea what was going on.  I really, really enjoyed this trip.  I mean, I got to spend one on one time with my husband surrounded by a gorgeous town and miles and miles of beautiful views.  Oh and the food...don't even get me started.  Delish!!!  But, all in all, if I've learned anything about 6 years of marriage and two kids, it's that husband and wife time is so very important.  It's time to reconnect and realize that you still are deeply in love with that person next to you. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Let's talk for a sec...

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Let me begin by saying, I am totally guilty of this and gosh dang it I'm sick of it.  Maybe I'm going off on a rant, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who does this.  I was talking with my friend earlier today about this exact thing and what an awful impact it has on all of us.  I'll admit that I read random strangers blogs and Instagram feeds.  I search through Facebook like I know people.  It's time to come out and say it...STOP IT ALREADY!!!  Maybe it's our nature to only post pictures of good times.  Maybe we don't want people to know that we aren't super-humans and we make mistakes, so we avoid posting about the bad.  Or maybe your the people that drive us all crazy when you post nothing but depressing things.  Either way...let's be real.  I hope that no one who reads this blog thinks my life is peachy keen.  I have hard times.  It happens daily, but at least I'm not afraid to admit it.  So, I'll be making a better effort at not comparing myself to these strangers because I can't make amazing sugar cookies, or my house doesn't look as decorated as someone else's, or I don't sew giant costumes for my kids every Halloween. 
 The End