Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chandelabra

Hey Guys, 

I picked up this chandelier/candelabra at Hobby Lobby for $20. I actually saw it and picked it up, thought about it and put it back. The next morning I woke up and saw a real chandelier in a magazine with some beautiful clear crystals hanging from it and thought I could do that with that thing I saw at Hobby Lobby yesterday.. So I got ready and went and purchased it. Thank goodness it was still there, $20 is a good deal.. I found some of the crystals on Amazon for less than $9 (package of 10 and free shipping with Amazon Prime) and the others at the Art Floozy store  on Etsy for about $15 plus shipping and taxes. 
I haven't had time to paint the chandelabra, as I am calling it, but I plan on doing so.. Also the crystals are not secure on the chandelabra yet. I was so excited that everything I ordered arrived, I wanted to see how it would look. So this is just a mock up of what imagining the end result to look like. My original plan was to hang it above my bathtub, solely for decoration purposes, but because I have been so busy getting our house ready to sale I haven't had much time to be creative at all. Except with my cleaning skills... 
I can't wait to get this moving thing over with and be settled so I can share some fun and creative things with everyone. In the meantime, I challenge you to buy an item (clearance items, such as this chandelabra, are perfect places to look) and fancy it up! 

Ash









Sunday, January 17, 2016

Moving Time

Hello all!
Hang in there, I'll be back! I'm busy moving. Yes, surprise, I'm moving to a new house. I'm so excited for all the fun stuff I will get to share with y'all  when we move in. 
Check back soon and let me know what you think!  


Monday, January 11, 2016

Smells like Teen Spirit


So far, so good this new year has been. Hopefully you can say the same. The holidays are finally over and I am so glad. They can be a bit stressful and keep me very busy. I don't know about you but it always takes a week or two to settle into the new year. I'm just about there. 
I wanted to share with everyone locker decorations, a.k.a spirit gifts, I did for my step daughters ninth grade basketball team. They are playing the Oakridge Eagles, whose school colors are red and blue. I used gummy worms in the eagle bait boxes and red and blue M&M's for the eagle eggs. It was a fairly cheap little project but most importantly there's a nice personal touch to them because I  took the time to make each gift. I hope the girls enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making them!