I’m a ‘girly’ girl and I like feminine clothes. I love getting dressed up to go out with my hubby. But for shopping, around the house, picnics and work, I like T-Shirts. They’re comfortable & easy to take care of. But when I buy my T-Shirts, I buy Men’s. Why? Women’s T-Shirts are cut wider & shorter than the Men’s shirts. I like my shirts to cover my bum. And the sleeves on a women’s T Shirt are very short. I don’t do sun very well, so I like my arms covered. But, like I said, I’m a girly girl. How do I combine the two? Yep, you guessed it. Glitter! Besides, what girl doesn’t like a little ‘bling’?
I was shopping for T-Shirts for my hubby, when I found this T-Shirt for me! It’s a nice shirt, very patriotic for all of the holidays in the summer, but I didn’t necessarily want it to look like it came from the men’s department.
I washed & dried the shirt, without adding any fabric softener, so that the fabric glitter would adhere better.
By now, you know how much I love Zebra Patterns. I use it as often as I can. There’s just something about the black & white that calms me. So, it’s only natural that I add it to my home office area.
One evening while I was bored, I was looking at my plain black binder clips. I showed you my Zebra office bling before, and I thought, why not add it to some of the accessories? I started to play around & this is what I finished with:
I love centerpieces that have some sparkle & shine. I can’t help it, the more shine, the better.
When I’d first seen the Mirrored Lazy Susan by Valerie Parr Hill on QVC, I fell in love with it. But the $31.00 + $7.47 shipping & handling charge made the price tag a little high for me. By now, you know me, and you know that if I want something, and it’s too expensive, I’ll try to make it myself. My version was under $5.00!
When I’m putting together a tablescape, one of the items that I love to use is table scatter, or flat back marbles. It always adds a little ‘bling’ to the table & helps to bring more of the chosen color towards the center of the table.
But what if I can’t find or don’t have the color I want? I make my own. It’s easy to do and with the colors of paints available, you can have your table scatter match any table.
Cuisine Kathleen has issued another challenge! I love when she does this not only because it’s fun, but because it actually helps to give me a little more focus. The challenge is “Get Out The Good Stuff! Wedding/Fine China Challenge”
I like using canvas bags when I go shopping. Why? They’re sturdier than the plastic bags that the stores offer, most of the plastic bags have holes in them (nothing like chasing your groceries through the store’s parking lot), and I think that when you’re not looking, they reproduce all by themselves. When you use canvas bags, you don’t have to gather them up & take them back to the store to be recycled, like you have to do with plastic.
But… most of the canvas bags have store logos on them or are downright ugly. The nice looking ones can run into some money, and start off heavy, which doesn’t help when trying to lug groceries into the house.
When I was browsing the craft department at Walmart, I found a package of plain white canvas totes. Being the crafter that I am, I got all kinds of ideas in my head & had to grab a package!
I now have canvas shopping totes just for shopping at the craft stores!
I know, you’re rolling your eyes at this recipe, maybe even a few ‘ewwws’, but I’ve been making this recipe for years, and so far, it’s always turned out. It’s never rubbery or soggy, and it’s done in 20 minutes.