All that glitters…is not gold!

Giant Christmas ornaments do too!

Today B and I were able to enjoy a super lazy Sunday, the most fantastic way to end our Christmas vacation.  One last day of sleeping in, followed by watching the Patriots kick some major Dolphin booty (38-7!), and then it was home to get my craft on.  It’s the small things that make life worth living!

100+ ornaments, piles of glitter, and more hot glue gun sticks than I can count later…and we have the birthday present sister #1 requested finished and ready!

I started with this:

That’s right…100 Christmas Tree ornaments that I scored on sale at CVS for only $4.99, horray for after Christmas sales!  Each ornament needed to have the top popped off and put back on with my trusty little hot glue gun.  Here I am hard at work!

2 episodes of the Real Housewives, several blisters, and (thankfully!) zero burns later…

Only slightly crazy after hours of hot gluing…

That’s a lot of ornaments!

After reattaching all the tops, and letting them dry, I grabbed a wire hanger I had lying around the house.  I formed the hanger into a rough circle shape and then untwisted the top.  One by one I started putting bulbs onto the hanger.  Once it was full I retwisted together the top, glued the blue smaller bulbs and a couple other fillers in place and tada!  And now for the final reveal!

Came out looking a little more patriotic than I had hoped for, but hopefully sister #1 will like it.  I made a couple of these last year, and she has been asking for one for her apartment even since then.  Too bad her birthday falls just outside of the holiday season…at least she will have decorations for next year!  Now to find the motivation to finish just one more wreath and get it to B’s mom before it’s too late…maybe I’ll save that one for next year.  But now is the time to get the supplies!  After holiday sales are the best time for shopping.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Sunday, back to the daily grind tomorrow.  Ho hum.

Happy New Year!

Hours after finally welcoming the new year, 2011 has arrived!

Cheers to 2011!

Along with welcoming the new year I would like to welcome you all to my little nook in the blogosphere world.

In the past I have attempted the age old tradition of starting “New Years Resolutions”.  Though with every good intention, and every attempt to hit the ground running come January, I have never successfully managed to keep a resolution.  This year I have only one resolution.  Simplify.  The term can be applied to every aspect of my life.  Less stress, less clutter, less complication…just simply live.

B and I ready for whatever comes with 2011!

   I’m not sure yet what shape this blog will take, but it will most likely follow my adventures in the kitchen, craft world, and day to day life.  I’m hoping that 2011 has some good things in store for me, and for all of those that surround me.

Lo and I are ready too!

My New Years Eve entailed a lot of this….

Fumbling my way through Rock Band?  You bet!

Some of this…

Dancing with the Wii!

And, luckily, ended with this!

Kiss at Midnight!

What did yours entail?  Happy New Year everyone!

Cheers!