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Oooo Pretty

Hey gang! So tonight is my EMR final and I am feverishly cramming before my final hour. Hopefully, when this class is all over I will have more time to do DIY projects, pictures, etc., etc., etc. Until then, I will leave you with these pretty pictures and some random funnies. Quite the combo I know..;-) Enjoy…

This is so cute and simple to replicate. I love it!

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Seriously, how cute is this???

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There’s just something about this that I love…

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OMG – It is like they know me…LOL!!

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Am I too old to want a tree house?? NEVER!!!!

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And……

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You’re welcome. Enjoy never looking at KFC the same. LOL 😉 Now back to the books for me. See you all tomorrow.


Old To New Again

This past weekend was Yard Sale Days in my little town; which is basically a village wide yard sale which culminates with the Fire Department’s ‘famous’ chicken BBQ.  All in all, it is a good time.

With a $8.00 burning a hole in my pocket little man and I set out looking for a bargain. Before long, we were hauling our loot back to the house. I don’t want to brag (okay I sort of want to brag) but we got some great deals:

  1. A pair of practically new high heals for 50 cents (seriously, how can you go wrong with that)
  2. A set of 4 tea cups with matching saucers for $1.00 (Pinterest Challenge material maybe 😉 )
  3. A container of blue decorative beads for a $1.00
  4. A pair of picture frames for 50 cents
  5. Toys, toys and some more toys. Seriously though, little man was an awesome bargain hunter. He was able to get a  toy bat, three action heroes and the Joker Playhouse (a $30.00 value in store) for $2.00. That’s my boy!

I have a ton of DIY projects planned but for this post, let’s go back to those picture frames I mentioned.

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This not so attractive pair cost me a grand total of 50 cents. They had some nicks and dings in them, but I thought that added some character so I snagged them up. Now comes the fun part.

Step one, dismantle and give them a quick clean. Then I laid them out on some newspaper to dry while I prepped for step two.

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Step two, pick a beautifully bright spray paint. Easy peasy!

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This particular brand said it had a primer in it and bonded to plastic, wood, wicker, etc.

Step three, spray, spray, spray.

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It took several coats to cover up the darker frame. When I do this again (and I definitely will) I am thinking I am going to prime the frames first. Anyways, as my beautifully yellow frames laid drying in my yard, I had a tough decision to make; what was I going to put in them…pictures, a cute saying, a letter….the possibilities were endless.

I managed to narrow it down to four possibilities.

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And here is the finished product.

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I haven’t decided where I am going to hang these beauties yet, so for right now I have them propped up on a desk. I must say, I am quite smitten with the yellow frames. They are so vibrant and bright, you can’t help but smile when you look at them.

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Let’s do one more before and after.

Before:

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After:

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What do you think? Do you like the colour? Would you do this for your home? Have you done this?


DIY Orange Candle

As I was perusing through Pintrest, which is a great way to pass the time, I stumbled upon a pin detailing how you make a candle out of an orange. No wax, no wick, no boiling, mixing, pouring, or fancy recipes.

Lucky for me (and all of you) I had some oranges at home so it was game on.

All you need is an orange, knife (to cut the orange), oil (I chose vegetable oil because it is cheap and I didn’t know if this experiment would work), and a lighter or match.

Step 1: Use the knife to cut the orange peel (being very careful not to go to deep and cut the fruit-juicy-yumminess of the orange itself). Remove the peels without tearing them. When you do this, hopefully you will also have a portion to the middle-core-thingy that will act as a wick.

This is harder than it looks. Two oranges and plenty of vitamin c later – I finally managed to get remove the peel without ripping it.

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Step: 2: Pour some oil into one of the orange shells (the one that has the longest ‘wick’) and that will be the bottom. As the oil begins to soak into the bottom half you can carve a star or pretty design in the top half of the shell. Be sure to make it large enough so that the heat can escape out the top of the shell. I skipped this part because I ripped the top shell (head hung with shame). 😉

Step 3: Light the ‘wick’. I had to hold the lighter there for several seconds before it lit. Just have patience.

Step 4: If you have a top shell, gently place it on the bottom part. And enjoy. It actually looked quite pretty.

What I noticed after doing this is that it will burn through the bottom of the orange before the flame goes out so be sure to place the orange candle on a glass plate or something similar.

My assistant, JBear, had a ton of questions so will I try this again? Of course. I wonder if we could do the same thing with other citrusy fruits? Only one way to find out.

How about you? Any of you try this before?


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