- I am honoured to be a part of the BLACKS crew this year – as an avid photographer I felt it was a perfect fit to join with. I grew up having my photos developed at my local BLACKS and my first camera, I’m pretty darn sure (a gift from my Mom & Dad when I was getting my Brownies photography badge) came from there. See my first post over on their blog!
- We submitted our application for our garage (more on this another day) it came back that we’re slightly over the allowance so have to bring it back a bit and plus, I’m now debating the roof. Fun times.
- Funny stuff parents do. This wins the internets this week for me.
- What happens when you take the ridiculous makeup off the Bratz Dolls? You get something lovely called Tree Change Dolls
- VIDEO / This cat and this cat
- VIDEO / Decorate a cake like a pro
I did some baking but it wasn’t without help. I used the pre-made gingerbread dough from Ikea. And, when I went to make the icing I realized I had no red food colouring (which I’ve heard isn’t awesome for you anyways) so I improvised and added a drop of beet juice to the frosting. And BAM! it worked!!!
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day tomorrow! xo Linds
Looking for some last minute Valentine’s decor ideas? If you live near a dollar store, run over there and grab the following things to make some pretty ridiculously cute candle holders for Valentine’s Day. Plus, it makes a great craft to do with kids. Even I found it relaxing and fun.
All of the items can be found at the dollar store
- Glass Vase -Decorating Aisle
- Pink tissue paper – Party Section
(I ended up using two colours) I did buy three colours (shown below) but I found that two was enough because of the layering.
- White Glue – Craft Section
- Foam Brush – Craft Section
- Pre-cut some strips of coloured tissue paper for the kids. I thought that they would rip the tissue paper but it wasn’t as easy to do as I had thought, so pre-cutting some pieces, or letting them try cutting their own, is preferable.
- Mix a little bit of water with some white glue, so that the glue is a little less thick
- Apply some of your glue mixture to the glass, it needn’t be too thick. The thicker it is, I found that the tissue gets too saturated.
- Apply the tissue paper over the glue, layering as you go along
- Let dry, place a candle in it and you’re done!
This project was inspired by Martha Stewart, who did something similar with crepe garland. And as much as I love her look I think for kids it’s a great deal of fun to go crazy with layering, and seeing how colours change. A tutorial for her project couldn’t be found, but you can find the image on her website here: Martha Stewart
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