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I do love glitter (DIY)

10 May

After this lovely post was Freshly Pressed, I knew I wanted to put this DIY to work in my apartment.  I chose a different color scheme but the idea was all from the FP’ed blog.  Of course my craft guru/partner, Chelsea, was right by my side.  We stocked up on supplies and hit my patio for some evening basking and crafting.  I love these nice evenings where the sun is out and hanging out on the patio is the go to place.  This idea the original blogger had was so great and I love how these glitter clips helped me put my photography in my own home.  So many good memories to share.

This was the extent of what you need.  Paint and glitter of choice, a paint brush, clothes pins, some twine and tacks (not shown here and I picked white so it somewhat blended with my wall).

We painted each clothes pin followed my an immediate dip in glitter.  No glue needed.

Chelsea chose pink glitter and I chose white but we ended up liking both results so much that we just shared the different colors.

Here’s the white ones.  A more subtle glitter and they look like candy!

I made one string for above my mini-office.

And one of travel and adventure above my couch.

Such a great and easy project to do.  I was able to add lots of memories and color to my place in just one short afternoon.  I always find that putting more personalized items in my space makes me smile more.  There are always good things to look back on and motivates me to keep creating the good times.

Pumpkin Candles

17 Oct

This past weekend my parents had a big family dinner for Ian’s birthday and how lucky we are to have his family as the most special guests in from Michigan and Montana!  This entire weekend has been so incredible and I can’t wait to post about all of the fun things we’ve been up to but the fun hasn’t stopped yet!  My dad and Vicki were also able to come to the dinner which was so great to all be together.   I wish my brother and Liz could have joined, too.  Thankfully we will get to see them when my brother flies back to accept his Distinguished Flying Award through the air force next month.  Anyway, the dinner was great and I give all the credit of this post to my mom and Darrin for making these cute pumpkin candles I am posting about.

They were a fun way to bring Fall to the table!