You guys went crazy for my pumpkin wine glasses that I posted in my fall favorites and I am happy to share my latest wine glass DIY of Santa! This will make the perfect Christmas gift and it is so super cheap to make that you could give a whole set of them if you like. Also someone mentioned turning it into a fun girls night project and I love that idea!
- long stem wine glass, I got mine at Dollar Tree
- red, black, white and metallic gold acrylic paint, I got mine at Hobby Lobby
- paint brushes, I got an assortment at Hobby Lobby
- rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball
First you want to soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe down your glass to get rid of any grease that may be on the cup. After that you can start painting the glass with the red paint. Always make sure that you leave room from the top so that you are not touching the paint when you actually drink out of the glass. When painting the glass red I used a straight edge brush and used that to create my line at the top, I also made sure to leave even more room for the white paint we will be putting on top of the red. You MUST let the paint dry completely before starting the next coat otherwise it will pull the paint off of the glass. If you are in a time crunch you could use a blowdryer to dry the glasses faster. You will need to do at least 2 coats of red, I had more time and liked the look of 3 coats so that’s what I did with mine, it’s all about preference.
Once the red is dry you can paint a thick black line, the belt, around the glass. I started with one thin line across and then added thickness to try and make it as even as possible. You can also take your dabber and dab on the white on top as well as the bottom of the the wine glass. Another option for the bottom of the wine glass would be black paint to make it his boots, again all about preference.
Once the black is dry you can paint in the belt buckle using the gold paint and using the end of the larger paintbrush make the white dots for the holes in the belt.
To finish the glass and make sure you can wash it without the paint coming off let air dry for 24 hours then set the glasses in the oven and then set the oven to 350 degrees and let them bake for 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes turn the oven off, but leave the glasses cool completely in the oven. Allow 72 hours for glasses to completely cure before using them.
I hope you guys enjoyed this project and I can’t wait till next weeks project! This DIY Christmas series has to be one of my favorite things I’ve done on the blog. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow and please let me know if you make the wine glasses, I would love to see them!
I know I’ve been back from Disney for a hot minute now, but I just had a million things to catch up on and do before I could get myself together enough to post this. I’m having serious Disney withdrawals and I swear I text Matt at least three times a week saying I wish we were still there. This vacation was a total blast and exactly what I needed. Matt had never been to Disney World before so it was fun to see him experience everything for the first time and I swear he actually pulled me to do things that I thought we were too old for.
Our vacation went as follows:
Sunday: Animal Kingdom
Tuesday: Hollywood Studios
Wednesday: Magic Kingdom
Thursday: Magic Kingdom & Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Friday: Universal Studios & a Magic game
Saturday: Universal Studios
Trick or Treating and staying in Magic Kingdom until midnight was a blast and we seriously got so much candy, I am so happy that we went during my favorite holiday ever. We also grabbed tickets to a Magic game which Matt was super excited about and I actually really enjoyed it (guess I can secretly admit to liking basketball now.)
Before we got to Disney we planned on saving money by not eating in the parks and bringing our own food, but honestly for 2 people it wasn’t that expensive and we ended up eating dinner out every night plus buying some treats throughout the day at the park, that popcorn though. We also spent almost every night at Disney Springs which was fantastic. On Halloween night after being at Universal all day we weren’t sure what we wanted to do so we ended up going to Disney Springs and getting dinner and seeing a scary movie. If I could live at Disney I would be a happy girl. I am already planning our next trip back!
And now that I’m back I plan on focusing more on the blog and actually bought some things to help me as taking pictures for the blog is the hardest part for me and always causes me to delay posts. Hopefully next Wednesday I will be starting my DIY Christmas series as my lighting is set to be delivered this Friday (after already being delayed 2 weeks) I can’t wait to start sharing more content with you guys and I appreciate you all sticking with me!
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The changing of the weather, the colors changing on the trees, snuggling under blankets and watching Halloween movies. Basically I love being a basic white girl, no shame in my game! Before I jet off to Disney to enjoy Halloween at the most magical place on earth I figured I would share my fall favorites with you guys.
First I have these amazing pumpkin wine glasses that I made myself for super cheap, I’m talking dollar tree here people! I’ve gone to a couple paint nights over the past year and absolutely love them, so when I got an email that they were doing wine glasses now I was super excited, but then I saw the price tag of $45 a person and quickly figured out that I could totally make these on my own. So my sister and I painted pumpkin wine glasses while watching the best halloween movie of all time Hocus Pocus. If you guys want to see a tutorial on these wine glasses let me know as I am planning on making different ones for each holiday!
During fall I love lighting fall scented candles all over my house to make it smell even more festive, usually I get bath and body works candles but I’ve been feeling pretty cheap lately and I actually found these candles at Walmart for $4.99. The best part is that they smell AH-MAZING. This is actually the second round of candles in these scents because I’ve already burned through the first ones I bought and I just needed more.
Fall clearly calls for a dark lip and nail and my 2 current favorites are Revlon Bold Sangria and NARS Cruella. I actually got the NARS for free from Sephora for my birthday so make sure you are signed up for their rewards and you can snag it for yourself. Revlon Bold Sangria is a great color for fall because unlike some other colors that I’ve tried it’s not so dark that it looks black on your nails, this comes out as a great deep purple on your nails that I am absolutely obsessed with. (Not pictured is my close second favorite of OPI Black Cherry Chutney.)
The number one fall favorite/must have trend that continues from last year is the blanket scarf. I grabbed mine last year from Target while they were having a sale on their scarfs and I think I paid around $10-15 for mine plus I didn’t have to wait for shipping. There are tons of boutiques that sell these scarfs online and they are great for layering and making an outfit of jeans and a tshirt really pop. I want to buy one in every different color scheme out there.
I hope you guys have a great Halloween and I can’t wait to share my Disney experience with you guys!
At this point every one knows that October is breast cancer awareness month and everything goes pink for the month, but how much is actually donated to breast cancer research? It’s a question I’ve always asked and I’ve noticed more and more that it’s becoming a serious question from consumers.
While buying pink stuff in October is great, people still aren’t aware that breast cancer is the 2nd deadliest cause of death for women around the world. It is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women and more than 200,000 cases are expected just this year. Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers were diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately my paternal grandmother lost her fight before I was even born. I can guarantee that breast cancer has probably affected you or someone you know.
I encourage everyone to know their facts and before you purchase something pink this month find out how much is actually being donated to breast cancer research. Glamulet reached out to me and let me know that 50% of every sale goes to a charity fund for breast cancer. They also inspired me to write this post and help spread the word and join the #GlamuletPinkOctober campaign to raise awareness. Their charms are a beautiful way to always be reminded of the fight faced by so many women and that we all must continue to fight until there is a cure.
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Ever since saying that I was coming back I haven’t been able to work on the blog at all! Of course the charger for my laptop would break as soon as I decide to come back & I’ve been working crazy hours at work and haven’t been able to bring it in to get fixed.
The weekend of my birthday we went to Boston for the dessert expo and I was super excited because the website made it seem amazing, plus it touted the world’s largest s’mores bar. In my head I was picturing macarons, cupcakes and all kinds of toppings I could include on my s’mores. Unfortunately it took us longer to drive there then it did to walk around the expo. And the s’mores bar had one bowl of graham crackers and chocolate. We also paid for valet parking so we were really disappointed, we were hoping to turn the day around and go over to lawn on D which was right outside the expo but it was closed for the day for a private event. We weren’t the only people disappointed in the expo and I would advise anyone thinking of going next year to steer clear as it was a total waste of money and time.
Even though we were disappointed in the s’mores bar at the expo I do have a great s’mores fudge recipe to share that is perfect for anyone who can’t sit around a campfire roasting their marshmallows to perfection.
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate chips 1 bag
- White chocolate chips 1 bag
- Sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce can
- Marshmallow Fluff ½ cup
- Vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
- First line your pyrex dish with wax paper and then put down the sheets of graham crackers, this will be your base.
- Melt the chocolate chips in small saucepan, once melted add half the sweetened condensed milk as well as the vanilla.
- Once chocolate is smooth, pour over the graham cracker crust.
- Next melt the white chocolate chips, once melted add the rest of the sweetened condensed milk and the marshmallow fluff.
- Once this is smooth pour over the hardened chocolate layer.
- Let this set in the fridge overnight and then cut into pieces for everyone to enjoy!
It’s been a little over a year since I last posted here, and my how life has changed! I never intended to leave the blogging world, but then life happens and you get so caught up in it that you forget to sit down and post it all. To write down everything that has happened since I last posted would take forever so I’m going to give you a quick recap:
- moved into my new house
- got divorced
- sold my new house
- started living my life for me
- started dating a great guy
- got a new apartment
Obviously that’s a lot for a little over a year, but somehow I’ve managed to survive and even live a better life than before. I’ve missed blogging terribly and have even had several people ask me when I was going to start posting again, but the timing never felt right. I made a promise to myself that I would only do things that I really wanted to do and that I really enjoyed so I decided that I would only come back to blogging when it felt right to me.
The other day I got an email from a fairly well known yogurt company asking me to create a blog post using their yogurt in one of my recipes and it made me realize that I needed to get back to what I love doing. On top of that I hadn’t really been baking or crafting since I moved, but then recently I started getting back into the things I loved and that I normally posted about. This, combined with the email from the company, and the constant support from my followers really pushed me to come back to blogging.
So bare with me while I get back into the swing of things, and while I spruce up the blog! I’m so glad to be back and thank everyone that waited for me to come back and also checked on while I was away.
I confess that we move Friday and I am still packing!
Also I have not been to crossfit since Saturday because I have been crazy trying to finish packing and I am seriously just so exhausted by everything going on that I feel like I haven’t slept in months.
I am getting a little sad to be leaving, we’ve been here for 5 years and put a lot into the house.
But I am super excited to be in my house and do whatever I want!
I confess that I was a little bit excited to be home while it was still light out so I could record a little house tour of our current house before we move out. It’s probably much smaller than you’d expect, but somehow we made it work.