i’m a sparkle addict

It all started innocently enough.   I decided to sparkle some headphones.   I’m a dj, I use them everyday, I like sparkle, what’s the harm right?

I took a break for awhile, but when winter rolled around I got the urge to make things sparkly again.  I reinvented a can to add a little sparkle to my makeup brushes:

Then I got into making sparkly headbands.

After that it all went downhill.  I mean, hello, I gemmed out a can to put lollipops in at my desk (although it is fitting)

I sparkled an Easter egg last weekend:

For the past few weekends I’ve been slowly working on this.  That would be a mid progress bejeweled wreath.   Yes.  wreath.   The tackiest thing ever.

IT’S OFFICIAL, I have a problem with sparkles.

I make these things, not because I’m really hoping to have the gaudiest wreath on my door (seriously, that thing will never see the light of day) but because it relaxes me.   Making things sparkly is essentially a kindergarten craft project, and sometimes after a week of crazy time at work, running around with the kid and manfriend, I like to take an hour to sit with a glass of wine and glue jewels to stuff.   Well, I suppose the glass of wine could explain the crazier creations, but still it’s like a sparkly mandala.  If I’m lucky enough to become a little old lady I won’t have a house full of cats, I’ll have a house full of sparkles.

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 !