let it shine

Blah, blah, blah I like to sparkle things, blah, blah.   I made a fab picture frame over the weekend, pretty cheap.   While wandering through Michael’s looking for glue I stumbled upon their unfinished wood products.   From letters to shelves they have tons of stuff, including super cheap picture frames.  I think it was under $2.    So I turned this:

Into this:

It’s super easy.   Frame + glue + paintbrush + sparkles = sparkly things.   Done.    Now I’m not saying I’m amazing, but I think this looks pretty cool.   If this was sitting on a shelf at Pier One you know there are some ladies who would pay $ for this.  Not saying I’m selling anything, I just thought it looked pretty decent.  Anyway,  I decided to put this up at work (still need to find a good picture to put in it) and tossed this sparkled up wreath thing too:

Hey, you can’t have too many crystals!  I started on an unfinished wood mirror too, decided to jewel tone that out.  One color sparkles look way better, but it’s given me a few ideas:

I’ve got a whole tub of shine here so who knows what I’ll sparkle up next:

flip flops – no bueno

We wandered down to the city yesterday, it was absolutely gorgeous out. When manfriend or I usually go to the city it’s for work or drinking to see friends quick. Because kiddo joined us we got to do everything !

Wandered around the Central Park Zoo


Went to museums, saw every inch of the Natural History Museum. Hung out under the whale :


While taking pics of random things, I noticed I tend to also get some amazing pics of strangers :



I also selected awful footwear. I’ve worn flip flops all over the city before, yesterday it destroyed my feet


Sidenote, totally obsessed with this mint sprint Sally Hansen polish. I’m green obsessed !


slacklining the 518

I may not fully understand my little twin bro’s slacklining obsession, but even I have to admit this is a pretty cool picture.

the big o for your brain

Every once in awhile I’ll get stuck in a Youtube wormhole.  I’ll be searching for reiki or meditation videos, and somehow I’ll stumble on some pretty random stuff.   I found this video a few weeks ago by accident, but it was so relaxing:

It’s essentially a head massage, but I was struck by the user’s name.  ASMR Massage.  I was curious what ASMR stood for.  I found my answer at the ASMR Research & Support site:

” Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a physical sensation characterized by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp, and often moves down the spine and through the limbs.”

Ok, that description sounds a little creepy, but basically it’s like the warm fuzzies in your head.  We’ve all had those before right?   Personally I experience this sensation when listening to certain sounds, people painting, tapping their nails, using an ink pen on heavy weighted paper.  It’s not always sounds,  I used to love having people play with my hair when I was little, shoot I’d probably pay someone to play with my hair now.  It’s relaxing!   I’ve become completely fascinated with ASMR.    You know what’s a great example of ASMR?   Bob Ross.   The painter.   Happy little trees:

Give it a try sometime, search ASMR on youtube, you’re bound to find something you enjoy, and they’re just essentially audio triggers.