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Cherries On Top Of Dessert: How To Make That Happen

Pitting Cherries 7-24-16 - yummmSweets are great.

A treat with a cherry on top is greater.

Dessert with a pitted cherry  is better still, eliminating the awkward pit disposal.

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Party Decorating With Obstacles

When my sister-in-law decided that we would host my sister’s bridal shower and that I was in charge of decorations, I felt (1) giddily creative and (2) that our newest family member really knew me. All will be well, I thought.

Inspired by something I saw on Pinterest, I decided to start decorating plain glass vases as poufy brides. How hard can it be to glue tulle to glass, right?

It took weeks to assemble the supplies, mainly because I wanted something sparkly to use as a “bodice.” After finding nothing at the local sewing stores, I happened upon a gauzy scarf at the dollar store. Score! Or so I thought. Continue reading Party Decorating With Obstacles

Remake a Necklace, Define a Life

Two months out of the year I hang baubles on a tree.  I decorate myself year-round in pretty, dangly jewelry. Most of it is inexpensive and that’s just fine with me. So, it didn’t hurt too much when I deconstructed a long, awkward bead necklace to make something I’d actually wear.

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The Marathon Magnet Gift Experience

This year’s bizarre gift idea was intended to be simple, but took two full weeks to make happen.

cheerful holiday magnetsNow that I know that traditional classroom chalkboards are magnetic, I wanted to make cute magnets for my favorite teacher. I bought decorated clothespins at the craft store along with a magnet roll. Easy, right?magnet one

I snipped off about an inch of the magnet and it didn’t stick to any metal surfaces. And since it’s coiled, the adhesive didn’t adhere to the wooden pin, it just curled up. The would-be magnet went back to the store, as did another roll from a different store.

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Upcycling Coffee and Candles: There’s a Hard Way and an Easy Way

I have great ideas.

However, it’s difficult to make these ideas reality. Oh yeah, the big ones like keeping my job or choosing the right lip color, I can handle those. It’s the ones that involve making unique stuff that trip me up.

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So I Am Not Superwoman

Back from my unexpected WordPress hiatus with the realization that I can no longer do it all simultaneously. What a slap in the behind!

During my mini break from content creation, I decided to try to embellish with paper tape. Yes, jumping on the bandwagon a little late, but I’m not one for bedazzling everything in sight. True to form, I bought two similar, subdued prints to decorate a metal frame, some battery-operated candles and a little plastic pot for my mini orchid.paper tape, plastic pot

The verdict: paper tape adheres to paper, but not metal or plastic.

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