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Monday, April 30, 2012

LA LA for Laundry room

So, I've been quite busy working hard on the laundry room re-do.  I finally My dad got the cabinet moved to the garage, and the dryer moved to the correct side of the washer.  I painted the laundry room "Veridian Green."  At first,  I was nervous because it came out light baby blue on the walls, and I freaked!  But all is well and it turned out nice.

I am still waiting for my shelf from IKEA that I had to order online after two attempts of purchasing it at their store.  So I will have the finish product hopefully by the end of next weekend.  Until then, here are some of the photos I've gathered.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rendition of My Heart Will Go On

I thought it would be fun to video some of the piano pieces I play.  The first video I did is me playing my rendition of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."  This is my trademark. I've been playing this song for 15 years!  The reason being, it was the first piece of music I played that broadened my knowledge of technics.  Have a listen (Oh and my background music plays,...just click pause on the lower bottom corner of this page..its pink duh.)

DIY Decorative Candle

By a special request from my friend Lindsay, Here is how to make a decorative Candle.  I also have them for sale on my website.  If you choose to view, you can go here: Pink Memories Pillar Set.


1. A Candle. Votive and Pillar candles work great.  I like to use different colors.  Even scented ones work well too!

2.  Tissue Paper

3.  A computer

4. ModPodge.  Need a recipe?  There are many to choose from on Pinterest, it is simple glue and water.

5. Paintbrush

6.  Printer (and it doesn't need to be a fancy dancy one either)

Step One:

Locate a Photo online.  You can even use words, phrases, or quotes too.

Step Two:

Cut your issue paper and TAPE both ends to a heavy card stock (something that will go through the printer just fine).   I use cardstock.

Step 3:

Insert your cardstock and taped tissue paper into your printer and print your photo. 

Step 4:   

Next, cut your picture (or quote) out, but measure the size of the candle.  It should wrap evenly.  See the picture below. 

Step 5:

Using Modpodge, or your combination of Glue and Water, gently brush on your tissue paper to the candle.  *REMEMBER* you are working with tissue paper, it is FRAGILE. IT maynot WILL BREAK!  So, I normally will dab on modpodge first and swipe gently.  Cover the entire candle, except for the top and bottle of course.  And Let dry!

Wahhh LA! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday Afternoon

I've been extremely busy at work.  But, a laundry re-model is in the works! Stay Tuned.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Popcorn Machine

When I was working full time at a pre-school, my co-teacher and I would make several (large) things for our classroom, and the front office.  Today, they asked where my "Popcorn Machine" was, and I swore that I folded it up and put it away.  Unfortunately, We could not seem to locate it today, when I came home, I built a new one! Here it is!

With my handy Cricut, some cellophane, tape, and scrapbook paper, I was able to make a new, and improved one! 

It's hard to tell in the photo but I'm standing behind the cellophane! Pretty Cool huh?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Birthday Bliss

Sorry, this week has been kind of slow on the blog side,..  My birthday was yesterday and with Easter coming this weekend, it's been crazy!  My boyfriend and I celebrated my birthday last weekend at our favorite Japanese BBQ  in Pasadena.  Yum Yum :)  He also gave me some tulips yesterday!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Edible Easter Basket

Here is my rendition of the Edible Easter Basket.  Cost?  Less than $5 to make!

Materials Needed:

4 Kitkat Bars (Marshmallow Peep boxes work well too)
Easter Grass
Filler Candy
Hot Glue Gun

First you want to hot glue the corners of the candies together.  Next hot glue the bottom of the candies to card stock.. I choose Green polkadotted Easter paper to go along with the theme.  Finally, add a handle (I braided three pieces of cardstock and hot glued to the inside walls of the KitKat).  Add your grass and some jelly beans or other candies, and wahhhla!  The Edible Easter Basket.

Ive seen many variations of this project however, this size is perfect for little kids, or big boyfriends and dads too! :)