• Daily Life

    A Snippet of Christmas Photos

    From my art journal.

     My Christmas Entertainment Basket, some movies and books that I own and some from two libraries. I think I’m set.
    Photo from a friend

    The chimney was my sister’s idea. Do you like my glass, especially the stained glass? I had more elaborate dreams, but this is pretty cute anyway. Thankfully my friend got the above photo because when I came home a little had fallen so I fixed it and then instead of wisely taking the photo right away cleaned up a bit, heard a noise and . . .
    It tasted quite yummy.
  • Daily Life

    Interior Decorating Dreaming

    I have always loved HGTV, but sometimes it has dry spells of good shows, and I have dry spells of interest. We watched a lot of HGTV on vacation with our favorites being Fixer Upper and Property Brothers. Humor+Family business+Fixer Uppers=fun and inspiration.

    I also like the tiny house shows as tiny houses have intrigued me since I first watched an internet video about a high-schooler building one. I do not want that extreme for myself, but I am trying to weed out some excess and wondering how to find a balance in a world of excessively huge houses.

    Whenever I get married or start a real job, my ideal situation is to have as small a mortgage as possible by buying a tiny fixer-upper. I am so picky that I think I need a fixer-upper, so that I can have a house that satisfies my aesthetic taste. Besides, a unique touch is so satisfying.

    I pinned a link to the site Design Seeds which helps you pick color palettes. The choices are limited to what the site creator has put together, so I went searching for another option and found Adobe Color. I may give my room a mini-make-over (no painting).

  • Handicrafts

    Pinterest Success

    One of my long cherished Pinterest projects, turning my saved Izze bottles glass bottles to metal, I finally completed. I had wanted to use foil, but decided to just go ahead and use Krylon spray paint which turned out gorgeous. The project is super simple.

    Of course shortly after I snapped this photo, I put flowers with vinegar and sugar water into the bottles and splashed the outside which resulted in discoloration, so I will have to paint them again.

    I have some more bottles which I want paint silver and gold to go with these copper ones.