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:

ding dong

Weekends are always busy.  Most Saturdays we’re up and out early for work, sports, events, activities, etc.  When there is a Saturday that we don’t have to be somewhere I may act a little lazy.   I still get up early, I do work from my couch, I clean, I’ll play with kiddo…but I’ll stay in my pj’s a little longer than normal.   Yesterday was a total full on lazy day.   I did a ton of work (in my pj’s) then started straightening up in the kitchen and dining room.   When I was cleaning the kitchen floor I heard the dreaded,


I hate hearing the doorbell on a Saturday.

I hate hearing the doorbell on a Saturday when I’m in my pajamas.

I hate hearing the doorbell on a Saturday when I’m in my pajamas and it’s after 1pm.

Because the kid screamed “DOORBELL,”  I couldn’t pretend that I didn’t hear it (I‘ve done that before.)  So I was forced to look like a total bum and answer it in my pj’s.   It was just  someone in the neighborhood with information on an event, but I still felt scummy.

if I actually looked like this in my pajamas I probably wouldn’t be so embarrassed to answer the door

When I tweeted that I had just been caught by an unannounced visitor as a late in the day pj offender I was relieved to find that I’m not the only one who isn’t a fan of the doorbell on Saturdays.   I was even more relieved to discover that I’m not the only one who has ignored a doorbell before.   Evil smiles.

Time for a total topic change.   I feel like I’ve lived at Target this week.   Between needing stuff and hitting their clearance (yes I’ll get jeans for the kid and I for $10) I’ve been all up in the land of addictive shopping.   I always wander through the  accessories department before I head to the checkout and couldn’t believe what I saw:

FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS!  For sale.   Like $4.99 a piece!   I used to be able to bust out 5 or 10 friendship bracelets a day when I was younger.   I wonder if I could set up shop from the back of my truck in a Target parking lot and sell these for $3 a piece?   I have friendship bracelet-makin’ skills.   Can’t believe stores are selling them.  It’s as if the 90’s are for sale – again.

casserole post

This isn’t about casseroles. It’s just casserole-esque in that I’m throwing in a bunch of stuff I’ve been up to.


I love sparkly things. I’m not the craftiest person in the world but I can glue. I love accessories that are a little unexpected. I had some down tome over the holidays and went a little nuts making fun headbands. Gems. Buttons. I know it’s a little out there.


It’s different. I’m going to post a bit more about this another time. There were some trials and errors with glue.


We just live skating this winter. Kiddo and I hit up Swinburne over the weekend. I just love it there. Such a great place to skate and it’s fun to see kiddo buying snacks from Denny’s snack stand (I remember buying them from Denny when I was 5.). Oh if you do skating this winter I recommend lacing up with hot pink laces:



Even though I jumped off the vegan experiment for a slice of pizza last week, I’m back on. Work has been crazy and I haven’t had time to make dinners much this week. I’m living off of veggie wraps that I stuff with bright veggies (obsessed with purple cabbage.)



I feel like I should create a category called “recipes I steal from oh she glows.” I’m just a fan of her recipes. Last night we tried the vegan chocolate chip recipe. I thought they were pretty good, kiddo did dump on cinnamon though. Must remember that if I ask a kid to sprinkle in a bit of something, they’ll probably dump it in. Ahh well cinnamon chocolate chip cookies aren’t that bad !