Sunday, August 7, 2011

Office Nic-Naks for $4.50

Now that I have a new job I have less time to blog.

But now I have an office and it needs some love. So of course I went to Marshalls.

I bought 2 candles for $1.50 each on clearance. They are a nice cream color that goes with the colors in my office and it has a wood grain effect to them.
I got my new silhouette on Wednesday and I've been figuring everything out. This is one of my first "real" and "successful" projects. 

I just used some white computer paper that I had to cut out a design. Then I used some clear contact paper that I had to secure it around the candle. I think it turned out really cute. A cheap simple way to give a boring candle interest.

I also bought this cute Candle votive for $1.50 on clearance because it had a little chip on one of the "petals". I figured for a $1.50 I could put that side towards the back ;)

It was a dark brown/black color which would have gone fine with the office colors but I'm not a very "black" person. Plus everything else was white that I had in my area. So I sprayed it white. I thought it  went great with the frame that I got a few months ago ($4 at Marshalls) that I will also be taking to the office. 

I'll post a picture when I have everything set up :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Little paint makes it A LOT better!

Remember this super cute ...uhh... thing... I got at the thrift store?

Well I finally painted it. I decided to go with white. I really like it white. It doesn't "blend in" as much as I thought it might. I really like it. What do you think?

This is where it is going to go:

So as I was waiting for my stuff to dry, this cat walked up the staircase outside and into my Apartment!! He was walking around like he owned the place. I've never seen the cat before. I shooed him out, but then he hung out on the porch while I finished my painting. 
Crazy Cat!

I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

Yesterday I bought 2 candles for $1.50 each on clearance at Marshalls and I also bought this cute Candle votive for $1.50 on clearance because it had a little chip. 

Tomorrow I'll show you what I did with them. 

(I'll give you a hint: I used my *new* silhouette!)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NO-Sew Halter top: Updated

One of my very first posts I did was a tutorial on how to make a Halter top from a Men's shirt. Since then I've gotten a few features and lots a wonderful feedback. Quite a few people have commented on how low it is and non "Bra-friendly". 

I wore my top the other day and wanted to show you guys how this top will look with a spaghetti strap shirt layered underneith it. I wore a strapless bra.

You can also wear it with a tank top if you need to wear a full bra. 

I still think this looks is just as cute with a tank as without :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The great tasting-Not so great Looking Dessert!

What makes a dessert awesome?

How about one with fruit to make yourself think its sorta healthy?
That has alcohol in it?
And you probably already have all the ingredients?

Really, what more could you ask for?

If you will excuse my last minute camera phone picture, I'll tell you how to make this yummy tasting (not so great looking) dessert!

First slice a banana in half "hot dog style". Lay it on a cookie sheet and spread some butter and cinnamon and sugar on it.

Then broil it, or BBQ it, until the skin starts to peel away from the banana.

Place it in a bowl and pour Kahlua over it (most of the alcohol will burn off because its hot, but I would maybe skip this if you are serving to kids. Go for chocolate drizzle instead). You can also sub the Kahlua for Baileys or any other dessert liquor of your choice. 
Top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

Ta-Da!! Deliciousness!

Recipe courtesy of Tyler L :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cigar Box Ring Organizer

My lovely friend Ali (doesn't she have a great name??) asked me to make her a ring holder. She had them all on a rod/stick/pole thing (technical terms) and she hated having to take off all the rings if she wanted one at the bottom. So after her explaining the gist of what she wanted, here is what I came up with:

 Isn't it fantastic? I was pretty sad to give it to her. 
(I have enough stuff to make me one too so don't feel to bad for me)

Read More and Ill tell you how I made it!!