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:

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 !

headphone makeover !

I think I’ve established that my everyday job is in radio.   If you’re going to be a dj there are two things you must bring to work each day, 1) your voice 2) your headphones.    Headphones are a necessity for radio peeps so we can hear what we’re saying when we turn on the microphone, it also helps drown out unwanted people in your studio 🙂 .

I fell in love with the headphones I swear by about 3 years ago, they’re Panasonics, I LOOOOOVE them.  I’m sure some hardcore radio folks would say they sound sucky or it’s wrong to wear them, well suck it, I like ’em!

A few weeks ago I found a pair of crystal headphones that I was lusting after, sadly they are $530, I would never spend that much.   Cute Ella made the suggestion to bling my own.   So I did!

I have an extra pair that I use at my desk for editing audio or listening to Justin Bieber Britney Spears  Lou Bega important things.

I thought it would be a fun experiment to attempt to cover them in crystals so I stopped in at Michael’s and purchased a few packets of stick on crystals ($2.49 a package)

I tried to start sticking the crystals in a very specific way:

But after gem number 1 it sort of took on a life of it’s own:

Kinda looks like a disco ball, right?  JUST what I was going for!!!

I was pretty happy with the final product.   I thought they looked decent, considering I put the gems on !

I can smile in ’em:

I I can scream in ’em !

I’m excited about the gemmed up headphones, but what do you think?   Do you have something at work that you do/use that you put your own special mark on?