Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Winterliscious Tag - Tagged by Sprinkle of Glitter (kinda...)

     Christmas! It's Here! It's Finally Here!

So I just watched Louise form Sprinkle of Glitter's latest video (link below), and decided to take a page from her wonderfully quirky brain. It's the Winterliscious tag and everyone's doing it!

 Favorite Winter Nail Polish? I'm loving Essie's 'Beyond Cozy' nail varnish right now

 Favorite Winter lip product? This Autumn/Winter i've been wearing Revlon's 'Wine Not' lip stick - it's lush!

 Most worn Winter clothing piece? A black TNA  canvas bomber jacket's my sister's - shhh

 Most worn Winter accessory? My blue and white bobble beanie

 Favorite winter scent/candle? Woodwick crackling candle in Vanilla Bean, it's soo delicious

 Favorite Winter beverage? Chai Latte from Starbucks or a White Hot Chocolate

 All time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie? Santa Clause - only the first one! don't even get me started on 2&3!

 Favorite Christmas/Holiday song? Baby, it's cold outside - She&Him's version

 Favorite Holiday food/treat? Red and Green Rice Crispy squares..yummies in Becca's tummy!

 What is your favorite Christmas Decoration this year?Anything deer related - I just LOVE deer :)

 What's at the top of your Christmas list? World Peace...that's the best answer right?
 What are your plans for the holidays this year? We go to church on Christmas Eve, open presents      Christmas morning and then in the evening go over to our cousins for dinner. On boxing day everyone comes over to ours for appetizers and games. Fun Times!

                                                I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas! X

                                                         Bobble hat from the mens section in SuperStore
Sprinkle Of Glitter's video:

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

DIY Bow Ornaments

So, I recently went shopping with my mum for some new Christmas goodies! I walked into Michael
's full of all the naivety in the world, and walked out with the realization that Christmas definitely isn't free. Since when do ornaments cost $21.00!!! All I wanted was to make my home a winter wonderland but no, its not that simple. Being me, the wonderful daughter that I am, I didn't want my mum to spend her money on, and I cant believe im saying this, frivolities. So I found myself sulking down aisles, eyeing anything that was sparkly or oozing Christmas essence. Resigned that I was going home without anything, I found this gorgeous wired ribbon in a rose gold (I know you cant really tell in the photos) for only $3.00 (60% off!!),and the thought struck me, try to create your own ornaments.

I often get sudden bursts of inspiration, and normally its wanting to learn to play the piano or become the next Da vinci,
but for me to actually buy that ribbon and then come home to start the project, lets just say that it doesn't often happen. I must tell you, I am not the most crafty person, and anything that I try to create or embellish, will almost always find itself in the trash. So when the 'ornaments' weren't looking like a toddlers masterpiece, I knew that I had to document this monumental occasion.

Here's my 'How To' bow ornament recipe:

    1 roll of your favorite ribbon - preferably with wired edge

     A good few ornament hangers

-Cut so the ribbon is about 16' in length
-Fold in the center of the ribbon
-Make 2 loops to the right and left of the center
-Tie together like you would any other bow
        You will need to play with the lengths
        of each loop for it to tie properly
- Cut a diagonal line to create the 'V' look on the ends
-Slide a ornament hanger through the back belt loop,      if you will
-Tie the ornament to the tree and adjust the bow to your liking

There you have it, an easy affordable tree ornament. I hope that this was useful to all you kind folks, and maybe it has given you a few ideas of your own. X


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