Tuesday, November 29, 2011

DIY Magazine Holders

I don't actually know what these things are called, I just know I didn't really want to spend 15 dollars on one. So I had family sized boxes of cereal and I cut them out, painted them with acrylic paint and glued a pretty piece of scrapbook paper to one side and put mod podge all over it. I think it turned out pretty good. It wasn't sturdy enough so I cooked fajitas one night and took the box from that and cut it to fit inside the box, painted it with the same paint and glued it to the inside.

I don't have pictures of the cereal box because I didn't think about blogging about it when I was making it. I actually didn't decide to put the extra cardboard inside of it until about 2 months later.

This is the inside of it after. The cardboard doesn't fit inside perfectly, but it serves its purpose.

I got everything I used at Michaels. Well, except for the cereal box haha. I used Craft Smart paint in the colour espresso and just a piece of scrapbook paper from Michaels. I'm pretty pleased with it! I also made another one, same colour but a different picture. I may make more. I have a lot of magazines and books and things! Just have to wait to be finished my next box of cereal. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Downtown Christmas Parade

Our annual Christmas Parade was on Sunday, November 27th. I'm not going to say much about it because it was the worst one I've been to in the 23 years I've been attending. It was slower than ever, and I was outside for 2 hours before it even started. At one point there was a truck that was part of the parade stopped in front of me for 10 minutes. It wasn't even a good part of the parade, it was just a search and rescue van. I didn't even stay for the full thing because I was too cold and annoyed for being there for so long. I'm gonna upload some pictures of the things I did like, and a video of my favourite float!

This is from the movie "Up!" It's one of my favourite movies! The old man is so cute. And the dog reminded me of my Mom's dog.

We were standing by a building, and all of a sudden a bunch of firemen came out from behind it! It was so weird. They said there was an alarm going off inside of the building so they were checking to see if anybody had broken in.

The Shriners is always my favourite part of the parade. I was upset I couldn't stay to see the whole thing, but I seen these guys so it was okay.

I have no idea what these guys were all about, but there were a bunch of Grinches & Things!

Again, no idea what was on the go here. I just know that the car was dressed up as a baby carriage.

This was awesome! I still don't know who owned the float though. I'm gonna have to look it up!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

sequin mushroom ornament

We had a snowstorm the other day, and it got me in the mood for Christmas! I've been gutting out my house trying to get ready and make room for our tree and stuff. I made a bunch of these little decorations. I got the idea from this website. They tell you how to make them pretty well, I'm not gonna go into detail or anything because I'm not very good at that and they already have a tutorial. But here are mine! & I also added some pics of the things I used. I didn't use exactly what the tutorial said, mainly because I couldn't find them.

These are the styrofoam balls after I cut and painted them. 

I bought a value pack of sequins for a couple of dollars. I would have liked to get just the colours I needed, but I couldn't. So I had to spend some time picking them out of all these colours.

I got this spanish moss at Walmart for a couple of dollars. I don't love it, but it works. 

So cute! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

No motivation!

I haven't wrote a blog post since September 25th, apparently. I have no motivation! Nothing really interesting happens in my life to write about. And since I have no readers at the moment then it just didn't seem worth it. But I'm trying.

I'm no longer receiving Luxe Boxes. I'm pretty disappointed about it, but they don't take my form of payment anymore, and I don't own a credit card. I'm hoping one day they'll expand on their payment forms again and I'll be able to get them! I loved them so much.

Now, the reason I decided to start posting on this again is because I just finished Charlaine Harris' "Dead in the Family". I have nobody to talk about it with! I'm not big on vampires, I never was. But my friend got me into watching True Blood and then I found out there were books. So I started reading the books because everybody knows the books are always better! Which they are. I like True Blood, but it's not my favorite show.
Up until now whenever I read one of the Sookie Stackhouse novels I couldn't put them down! They're so interesting and suspenseful, but this one really wasn't at all. I liked it, but it just wasn't as interesting as the first ones I read. By the time I was at the end I had no idea! I thought there was a few more chapters left. Turns out the pages left were just the beginning of her next book. Which seems more interesting than this one, haha.

Well I guess that's all I have to say about it. Just needed to rant! Maybe I'll do more of these. I just started reading "Dexter is Delicious" by Jeff Lindsay. I clearly have a problem with reading books that turned into television shows and movies! :)