Painting Candles

While I was putting together the ‘A Tablescape for Ryleigh‘, it dawned on me that I’ve never done a DIY post on how to paint candles.  I’ve put it into other posts, (like the Orange & White Tablescape) but never one dedicated on how I do it.

I paint candles a lot so they will go with the project I’m working on.  You can’t always find the color you want, but you can always find the acrylic paint color you’re looking for.  And sometimes you don’t have the time to go out and shop for new.  The hardest part of painting candles is waiting for the paint to dry.

Here’s how I did it:

Painting Candles

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A Tablescape for Ryleigh

My dear friend, Mandi, has a beautiful daughter named Ryleigh.  Ryleigh has epilepsy.  Thank God, she’s been seizure free for three years.  Yesterday was Epilepsy Awareness day, and the color associated with that day is purple.  So in honor of Ryleigh, and all of the other people who have this affliction, I decided to do this week’s tablescape in purple.

I hope Ryleigh likes it.

Epilepsy Awareness Tablescape

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Natural Way to Shrink Your Pores & Blemishes

Another Tips & Tricks!

Tips & Tricks

Are you looking for a natural, inexpensive product to shrink your pores?  How about a way to make blemishes go away?

I’ve been using this facial once a week for most of my adult life.  It works & makes the pores on your face so small.

Also, if you have a blemish on your face, dab this on the blemish at night, and by the morning, it’s nearly gone, if not gone completely!

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Sunshine and Roses

Today is the first day of Spring… and I’m still waiting for it.  It’s only supposed to reach 45 degrees today and it’s overcast.  I’m longing for some sunshine, warm breezes & the ability to open the windows.  (It’s been a long Winter)

Since there is no sunshine outside, I thought I’d bring some sunshine inside with lots of yellow.   Welcome to my Sunshine and Roses Tablescape.

Sunshine and Roses Tablescape

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No Chemical Facial Peel

Time for another Tips & Tricks post!

Tips & Tricks!

Have you ever wondered why men seem to look younger, longer?  It’s because they shave.  They shave the dead skin away from their faces.

Well, vanity thy name is woman.  I like the idea of looking younger, too!  That’s why I’ve been using this No Chemical Facial Peel once a month for most of my adult life.  It’s the best way that I know to ‘peel’ away the years, without using all of those dangerous chemicals.

It removes the dead layer of the skin, and leaves the texture of your face so soft & smooth.  Make-up goes on much better after doing this.  And it’s probably something you already have in your home.

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St. Paddy’s Day Tablescape

St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near.  The wearing of the green is everywhere, including our table.  I’ve been wanting to do a tablescape using some very special pieces for a while now.  Unfortunately, one of the dessert plates have been lost along they way.  I wasn’t about to let that stop me, so I’ve done a tablescape for three.

I hope you enjoy it.

St. Paddy's Day Tablescape

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Office Bling

It’s March, and my thoughts are turning towards Spring.  Spring makes me think of opening up the windows & starting my Spring Cleaning.  I’ve made my lists of things that I want to change.  One major area that need an overhaul is the office area.  My desk isn’t as organized as I’d like it to be.  (wow, is that an understatement.)

I was using a flat ‘in/out’ tray for my mail for a while, but it just wasn’t working for me.  Since I’m a visual person, I need to see what needs to be done.  Although the trays are nice, I couldn’t see what was right in front of me.  I found some black metal mail sorters made by Rubbermaid.  I think these will work well for me.  They are nice on their own, but you know me… I need some sparkle to motivate me.  Here’s what I came up with:

Office Bling

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St. Pat’s Tablescape

Mardi Gras has come and gone, and it’s time to set my sites on one of my favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day!  St. Patrick’s Day seems to trigger a lot of things for me.  It tells me that Spring is just around the corner, and soon we’ll be seeing green outside instead of so much white.

Luckily, this year, St. Pat’s Day is on a Monday & I’ll be able to serve the traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage.  So I’ve been playing around with different tablescape ideas for that special meal.  Here’s the first idea:

St. Pat's Tablescape

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Quick Napkin Rings

When I was making everything that I needed for my Mardi Gras Tablescape, I needed napkin rings.  I didn’t want to use plain gold, purple or green ones.  To keep with the theme, I decided to use some of the table scatter coins.  They were some of the easiest napkin rings that I’ve made so far.

Here’s how I made them:

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