Diy Chanel Vase

DIY Chanel Vase
Ahhh one of my favorites. Coco Mademoiselle smells so good. Yes I used all of it, but couldn’t part with this beautiful little bottle. So why not fill my home with my favorites, right? I thought it would be fun to repurpose this bottle into a small bud vase.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Empty glass bottle
Eye protection
Gloves
Marker
Water in a squeeze bottle (I actually used an empty Sriracha bottle)
How To:
-Put on your eye protection, gloves, and mask…working with glass dust can be dangerous, especially if you’re a newbie! So make sure you’re suited up.
-Use a marker to draw a guide line around the bottle.
-Lay your bottle on its side.
-Turn on your Dremel tool with the diamond wheel and start cutting along the marked line.
-***You’ll need and extra pair of hands to squirt a few drops of water on the blade while you cut (don’t get water above the attachment site on the Dremel). This will help prevent the glass from heating up and fracturing. Always keep the cut line wet.
-Go over your cut line a few times — gradually getting deeper into the glass until it cracks off.  Keep the cut even around the whole bottle. Cut a little at a time on each side.
-After the top is off, you’ll want to clean up the sharp edges with your diamond blade. Make sure it’s smooth and safe.




Springtime in Paris Bridal Shower Watercolor Invitations

 Springtime in Paris Bridal Shower Watercolor Invitations

My Mom and I are throwing my best friend Shannon a Bridal Shower in a few weeks. Shanny and her man Justin are planning on honeymooning in Paris so my Mom and I thought it would be cute to throw Shan a Springtime in Paris Bridal Shower Brunch. We thought it would be fun to paint the invitation with French-esque scenes to make things extra special. As I was searching for some Frenchy inspiration I stumbled upon the Michael’s Springtime in Paris Contest. What a coincidence! So I entered the paintings into the #Springtimeinparis #Contest. Cross your fingers! I hope it wins! 5 glorious days in Paris — cooking, sketching, florist lessons, and a private tour of the Louvre. Awwww swoooooon.  Oui se il vous plait.

Here is a fun little blurb that I sent to Michaels:
I’m in love with France and everything Parisian – the culture, food and art etc. It would be a dream of mine to take my Mother to Paris with me. She has always wanted to travel but has never had the opportunity to do so. I would love to be by her side as she experiences her first overseas adventure (and to Paris of all places); to one of the worlds most exciting and beautiful cities — the crème de la crème for 1st time travel. We are both very creative people and this trip would be absolutely dreamy. I could picture us having the best time exploring the Louvre, admiring art, cooking French cuisine and arraigning gorgeous bouquets. These artistic classes are right up our alley. I would love to take a stroll through Montmartre, buy some crusty bread and cheese from a local fromagerie and some bubbly champagne. We could sit in the park by the Eiffel tower, enjoy our goodies and watch its lights twinkle.  I know that Paris would bring out the best of our creativity and friendship and give us memories that could last a lifetime.

*Any visible addresses are fictitious.

Ok, so it’s a few weeks later and I didn’t win. Bummers…but congrats to all the winners. You guys did a fabulous job! Here is the link if you want to check out their amazing work. 


Diy Sunburst Mirror

So I’ve been drooling over this sunburst mirror for a few years now. All the mirrors that I like are way out of my price range {such as this one}. Why in the world is this mirror $449!? I dunno. So I thought it was about time that I attempted to make one myself. Here’s what you’ll need.
Shopping list:
10″ mirror {I got mine at Target for $12.99}
metallic gold spray paint {Michael’s $4}
3 packs of shish kabob sticks {Target 99¢ each}
E6000 glue {$2 Michael’s}
scissors or clippers
glue gun {already had –>not pictured}
 
Total cost = around $22
 
Directions:
– cut your shish kabob sticks into various lengths. I cut around 60-5″ sticks, 40-6″ sticks, 40-7″ sticks and 20- 8″ sticks {place in separate labeled piles so they’ll be easy to grab when you start the pattern} 
-Fire up your hot glue gun and turn you mirror face down.
-I started by lining up 4 of the 8″ sticks with the lines on the front of the mirror. Dab a pea-size amount of hot glue on each point on the backside of the mirror 1/2″ from the edge. Place each stick accordingly. 
-start the pattern {see below}
-Once complete, squeeze E6000 glue over the sticks to seal any weak spots that the hot glue gun may have missed.
-Let the glue dry overnight
-spray paint everything the next day {be sure to cover the mirror}
easy as that…
Pattern ^
8″, 7″, 6″, 5″, 5″, 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″…
Sunburst Mirror DIY

Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding

Vanilla Chai Chia Seed Pudding
It tastes just like a creamy chai tea. This is an incredibly easy recipe and convenient to take with you on the go. I like to make mine in a mason jar and screw on the lid so I can toss it in my purse when the morning gets busy. 
 
Healthy benefits of chia seeds …“they add fiber to your diet and are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids which are great for your brain, heart and skin. Chia seeds have a high source of Calcium, Manganese and Phosphorus all of which support healthy bones and teeth. They are chock-full of protein and can fight belly fat” according to The Huffington Post. Sign me up!
 
Ingredients
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 cup cold milk (or almond milk is you prefer non-dairy)
2 tbsp. condensed milk (or 1 tsp stevia for a healthier option)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
pinch of allspice
pinch of glove
 
Directions
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or large cup. Let sit for 15 minutes to activate the natural gel that surrounds the seeds. Simple as that.
 
*I like to eat mine cold so I suggest placing it the the refrigerator until you want to eat it. You can also heat it up if you prefer it hot.


Frosted Rosemary Sprigs With Cranberries {Drink Garnish}

Frosted rosemary cranberry sprigs
I made these for our Christmas party this year. They are so easy to make and they look really pretty. I paired mine with a Brut Champagne (but I’m sure they would work with a variety of drinks}. The rosemary is very aromatic — a lovely little surprise that lingers in your glass.
Here’s what you’ll need:
5 inch or longer rosemary sprigs {= to # of glasses you’ll be serving}
1 bag of fresh cranberries
1 bowl of water
1 cup of sugar {for dusting}
 ^^^ strip the rosemary so that just the top needles are left. Spear each cranberry in the middle and push it up towards the top.
^^^Dip the Rosemary needles into the water bowl and then into the sugar. Tap to get any excess sugar off.
^^^Then put them in the freezer and take them out just before your guests arrive.