Monday, December 15, 2014
Some wintry Christmassy photos..........
Well, my day got off to an awesome start with me dropping a gallon of liquid detergent on the front step and it exploding every where...... and then my boots fell apart. sigh. One of those days I suppose.
Sometimes it seems like it's harder to be happy when you are supposed to be the most happy- like around Christmas time. I think it has to do with expectations. If I expect my life to be perfect, then yes, I will be disappointed. But I don't want to expect things to go wrong all the time either. So here's to finding that happy medium, hoping for better things to come while being content at the same time.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We sold our house and closed on it yesterday! The weight on my shoulders feels about 20 lbs lighter!
So now I have more free time for Christmas Crafty Adventures. I can't decorate as much as I normally would- living in my in-law's basement has it's limitations- but I've come up with some easy and economical Christmas Ornaments made from juice lids!
Metal Lids from Cans of Frozen Juice Concentrate- washed and dried
Paper cut-outs or stickers in shapes of choice
Gold Spray Paint- I used Krylon Brilliant Gold Indoor Paint
Step 1: Using a glue stick, glue paper shapes to the top of the juice lids or put stickers on if you have stickers.
Step 2: Hammer a small nail through the top of the lid to create a hole to thread string through for hanging.
Step 3: Spray paint one side of the lids and let dry.
Step 4: Peel off the paper or stickers. If you have any residue left, lightly wash it off by rubbing it with your fingers under warm water.
Step 5: Cut small pieces of string and thread through the holes created with the nail. Tie string together and hang on a tree!