Monday, February 22, 2010
This easy craft is so fun and simple for the kids to do in the Winter or on a rainy day. They can make this for a gift for Birthday's, Valentines, Christmas or anytime just because.
My Daughters third grade class made these for their parents for a great Valentines present instead of the usual craft that usually ends up in the trash can.
- Mod Podge
- Clear Craft Sealer
- Colored Tissue Paper
- Glass Votive Holder
- Paint Brush or Sponge Brush
Cut the tissue paper into small squares no larger that 1" x 1".
With the paint brush apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the glass votive one section at a time (about 1/4 of the votive will work) pick up the tissue paper square and press onto the glass in any pattern. Continue to cover the entire votive.
If you come close to the top apply a small amount just over the lip/edge of the votive and fold the tissue paper over the top edge.
When your are finished let dry for about ten minutes. In a well ventilated area spray a thin coat of sealer over the entire outside of the votive. This give it the wet stained glass look.
Let dry completely.
The kids can be very creative with many colors to choose from.
They make wonderful accents to center pieces ;)
Happy Crafting :)
Sitting here posting and watching the snow falling outside accumulate to oh what this time maybe eight inches or so. I was surfing and shopping and found these amazing little beauties.
The Lee op art wedge by Coach. Bringing back memories of the Dr. Scholl's that I had that were very similar but were not as comfy as these look like they would be.
Yes I am dreaming of spring and how great these will be on my pedicured painted toes. I do love the snow however and it is amazingly beautiful right now and so silent and peaceful. Until the snow plows arrive, motors running, blades scraping the drive way almost shaking the house when it comes slamming down!
Soon enough the snow will melt and Spring will arrive. The kids will have grown a couple of inches and the clothing I bought on "sale" last year for this year will of course be too small because they grew more than I had accounted for.
I know we wish for things to happen quickly, we wish for the season's to get her sooner, but take in the time you are in now and find the beauty in it. You can never get it back once it's gone. The kids will not be little for long when you look back you will miss this precious moment time and wish it back ;)
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Pearls pearls pearls are in once again. I don't think they were ever out to tell you the truth! I love them.
Pearls to me mean beauty, grace, elegance and just seem to portray a sense of etiquette.
Jackie O always wore pearls even with slacks. She either had on pearls or over sized sunglasses. She kept her fashion elegant with clean crisp lines. Her outfits seemed to fit her like a glove. Whether she wore a dress, suit or capri's with flats she was always in fashion. All the way down to her navy blue bag.
Another First Lady Mrs. Obama has a similar fashion sense or has someone that works for her who may just happen to be a Jackie O fan ;)
She has a First Lady style and dons the ever so fashionable pearl necklace with matching earrings to boot.
I do think the First Lady should look like a First Lady don't you?
I have my order in for some new pearls, a double strand. A great friend is vacationing in Shanghai and is going to find some for my Daughter and myself. Yes of course we had a list: double strand necklace, matching bracelet and earrings.
Pearls can be worn almost anywhere and at any time. You can wear them with dresses or prep up a white t-shirt, blue jeans and flats with a pearl necklace. Anytime anywhere ;)
Happy Pearl Hunting ;)
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Posted by Karen at 4:59 AM
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I saw these roses on a talk show yesterday. I think they are the largest ones yet!
These amazing roses are six (6) feet tall! From Ultimate Roses they can range from three, four, five and six feet. They have admitted that they do feed them some special formula to get then to grow this way, my guess is we don't want to know, but how beautiful ;)
The arrangements in the vases don't really give you the effect like the girl holding the box does in the photo. Maybe your valentine will send these your way. Looking on the site the six footers are already sold out. And they do set you back a pretty penny.
Happy Valentines Day ;)
Posted by Karen at 5:29 AM
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Did you know there are less than 30,000. wild horses left roaming the western states?
Did you know that there are 4.5 million cattle that has caused the dwindling horse numbers?
The Cattle ranchers feel that that the less than 30,000 horses are over grazing the land preventing their 4.5 million cows to graze!!
The wild horse numbers have dwindled from 2 million in the 19th century to 25,000 - 30,000 remaining. Between 1971 and 2006 an average of 200,000 wild horses were captured and removed by the BLM a Department of the Interior Agency. They were able to do this by finding a loophole in the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which protects the horses from inhumane roundups on public lands in Western states and prevents their sale for slaughter.
Did you know that the horses that have been removed are sold for food abroad, neglected and or abused?
These round up techniques used to catch the horses use helicopters to run the wild horses down and force them into corrals where they are at that point removed to God knows where!
I came across this information by reading an article that Ralph Lauren published on their web site! Thank you Ralph Lauren for bringing this to our attention and caring enough to inform the public of what is actually going on!
The Wild Horse has been R.L.'s icon for many many years! It is so fitting that they help out this cause.
To read Ralph Lauren's article on the Wild Horses here is the link:
This is a must read and please share ;)
If you can help save the Wild Horses please go to the link below, we need your help to change the laws to save these beautiful creatures God has made:
Please share with your friends today ;)
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Reading a blog today Suzanne from
I have no regrets, no disappointments, and NO DRAMA, I have no time for that!. People who create drama just aren't happy in their own lives and feel the need to tamper with the happiness of others.
Everyone can do their part to recycle in 2010. This beautiful flower arrangement is made from plastic bottles. You can hardly tell until you get very close.
My Daughter actually made something similar to this at the Farmer's Market last Summer. There was a booth where the kids could go and make crafts and learn about recycling.
You just cut the bottle in half. Cut strips down the side of the bottle (with the opening still attached) and then spread or bend open to produce a flower. You can layer several to make colorful versions and connect them to a tree branch or old pieces of sticks or wood usually found in the yard or trash.
"Drinking water from a bottle may quench your thirst temporarily but the plastic stays in a landfill for your entire life".
Be kind "recycle"
Happy Recycling ;)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Growing up is exciting. It also means that the older we get the more we have to do to take care of our mind and bodies.
Eating healthy, getting our daily amounts of fruits and vegetables are so very important. If you start young it only gets easier to stay on the right track as you get older.
Dark green vegetables are the most important. Broccoli, spinach (yes Popeye's spinach), cucumbers and kayle. Try some mixed baby greens or herb mix salads the next time you stop by the school buffet or salad bar at your favorite lunch place.
Eating right and taking good care of your skin go hand in hand. Find a good facial cleanser that is very important! Also learn how to cleanse your face the right way. I use Oil of Olay line of products and my Grandmother did too! Find a line you like and is right for you. Everyones skin is different. What your BFF may be using might not be right for you.
Dove Cleansing Products is another great company that carries gentle products. Check them all out, see what works for you.
Make eating healthy and taking care of you skin part of your daily life. You only have one!
Happy Winter ;)