Needed: Girlfriends

These are the days when I miss my girlfriends – When I wish they were still just up the street & could come over on a whim. Sometimes crafts like this just aren’t the same without a glass of wine & your sissys. We’re trying to plan a little trip up here for them. If it works, this will be on the agenda.

Ps. wine really would be needed for me to be okay with RIPPING pages out of a book. Especially an old book, because they smell the best & feel so nice every time you turn the page. Yes, I do have a passion for books. Best things in the world.

Need:

  • old bookpages, drawings, maps, woodgrain contact paper, anything paper!
  • mod-podge & a brush
  • jars (make sure you can fit a candle inside them first) or hurricane glass

Step 1 – Rinse out your jars and remove labels. A good way to get labels off is to first fill the jars with hot water, let them soak a few minutes, and while the hot water is in the jar, just peel the label off. Brilliant.

Step 2 – Pick out your pages and glue them with mod-podge onto the jars.

(Here is a recipe for DIY modge podge)

Step 3 – Let your jars dry on wax paper for a few hours.

Step 4 – Do extra decorating if you like – tie ribbon or string around for a little more color!

Step 5 – Put candles in and you’re done. Put them around your house, or set them aside in a box for special occasions.

To read more from where this DIY idea came from, click on the photos to be linked to this great blog.

XOXO

Best Surprise

One of my best friends is coming to visit me today. I am thrilled!! I was planning on cleaning, unpacking, and catching up on the 5 (yes FIVE) blog posts that have been shoved into the draft corner, but plans change & today it was for the better. Wine, lunch, and any other trouble we can get ourselves in around this little town tops all of the above, wouldn’t you say? AND she is bringing this lil baby who I cannot wait to smooch n’ snuggle.

 I apologize to those who have been waiting for posts (Ashley Sweat, Celeste, & my favorite bloggers involved in a post I am working on, etc) Bare with me while I get used to this whole ‘if the house is clean, clean it, because it’s YOURS’ thing. Wait, so nobody else will do it…? And they wont do my homework either? WTF.

Happy Friday!

XOXO

Celebrated & Loved

My beautiful grandmother is returning from Calgary, Alberta where she was visiting our family for 2 weeks. Excitement got the best of me & I have been preparing all day. The house is spotless & smells like Christmas. There is nothing like a roaring fire on a cold Winter day in SLC. A storm is rolling in, so I went and bought some logs & groceries to make spaghetti for dinner (hopefully the wind doesn’t take the power out). My grandmother is one of the most loved & celebrated people in my life, I would give her the world if I could. I’m so grateful to have her as my GG…

Kerry & I had a fabulous time together this weekend. We were surrounded by good people & good food. She did my hair & as always, I love it. We went lighter then we planned but it is refreshing and I couldn’t be happier. Sometimes people have to go away for a while for you to truly appreciate and cherish the love you have for them. The few months that Kerry was back in Oregon were very sad, but very beneficial towards our friendship. I love you!