I asked my son to snap a photo of me and my hubby before we headed out the door to the party. So he did and it wasn't until after we got home that I saw how funny the snapshot was.
See the painting - hanging over our heads.
I haven't worn HIGH heels since I was 21 because after that I got pregnant and I was never crazy enough to try lugging a 10 pound baby around while wearing heels. And it just got to be a way of life, with three little kids.
But now that the kids are all grown up and I was going to a company Christmas party, I thought...I could get a pair of heels.
So I did.
But I wanted them to have a golden underside and I couldn't find any in my price range. So, I thought, I can do that.
I simply went to the craft store and bought some acrylic paint.
And then I went to work...
It took a couple of coats. But...
Wah-Lah!!! It worked.
And the paint lasted well, even better than my feet and ankles in these pretty heels.
I got this great deal on fabric at Joann Fabric right before Thanksgiving and I made a quick tablecloth and some napkins (see above). But then Thanksgiving was over and I wanted something new to wear to the holiday Christmas party so I went shopping but I couldn't find anything I wanted. But I was inspired...
I thought I'll take my tablecloth and turn that beautiful gold fabric into a dress but my friend said, "gold lame' should only come in small doses." So I thought, "okay, how 'bout a shirt?"
She laughed but after work I pulled out the tablecloth and laid it out on the floor. Then I put a tank top over it to use like a pattern and started cutting.
And then I started sewing.
And about an hour after I started, Wah-Lah! I had a new Christmas shirt to wear to the party.
But I thought . . . what about an accessory? I mean, after all, I had a ton of fabric left. So, I thought maybe something to hold back this wild head of hair.
And it sure was fun making something out of a tablecloth :D
This is an easy way to make a tasty treat you can give as a gift.
Freshly popped popcorn (6-8 cups)
1 package of white chocolate (can be chips or candy)
4 large peppermint candy canes
Salt (just a few pinches)
Pyrex dish (for melting chocolate)
Pop your corn and set aside while you melt your white chocolate.
Pour the white chocolate over the popped corn.
Sprinkle a pinch or two of salt over your popped corn.
Break your candy canes by putting them in a large baggie and then smashing them with a can of corn or some other vegetable. Sprinkle your crunched candy canes over the top of your popped corn and stir all together.
Line your containers with waxed paper and fill with the Peppermint Popcorn.
Every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I have to make an old traditional drink:
Danish Glӧgg and here's how I make it:
1 Jug of red wine (Sangria is what I use)
1-2 apples sliced
1-2 oranges sliced
4 cinnamon sticks
1 can of frozen orange juice
1 can of frozen apple juice
(1/8 cup) Cardamom seeds
(2 slices of fresh) ginger
1 cup of raisins (soaked in rum)
cloves (1/8 cup)
(Tie spices and fruit up in cheesecloth)
Here's how I make mine:
First I pour the wine in pot and seep the spices on low heat for a couple of hours.
The entire house will benefit from the warm spicy scent and then I pull out the spice bag and serve the "spiced wine" or Danish Glӧgg in ceramic mugs with a fresh cinnamon stick for stirring. Cheers! (And when you're finished with the "spice bag" you can empty the contents in a bowl and have the ingredients serve as a holiday potpourri.)
Then we went home and had an early "dinner" and ran out to watch Mocking Jay the third Hunger Games movie.
The next morning was filled with shopping and going to see the musical production of Bat Boy at the Funhouse Lounge.
Saturday Lars worked on the floor in the chibrary, which isn't easy because he's trying to match up old wood from flooring in the house from 1890 (almost 125 year old wood), but I think it's looking pretty. This spot used to only have plywood flooring because it was behind the chimney in the attic.
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