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More Peace Please

12.31.2011

In 1958 Gerard Holtom designed the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) which became the international symbol for peace. Lets hope that 2012 is a year that pays homage to Gerard's design. 

I wish you all peace, love, health and abundance. Happy New Year.



More Peace Please

In 1958 Gerard Holtom designed the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) which became the international symbol for peace. Lets hope that 2012 is a year that pays homage to Gerard's design. 

I wish you all peace, love, health and abundance. Happy New Year.



Winter warmth

12.23.2011

This picture says it all for me......Happy Holidays everyone!


Winter warmth

This picture says it all for me......Happy Holidays everyone!


Get your Glitter on!

12.22.2011

How about adding some sparkle to your Holidays this year. Gorgeous glittery items abound!


and who said your nails can't match your purse?

Kate Spade via Tumblr


Betsy Johnson

Swarovski
Vince Camuto
                         



Kate Spade




Anya Hindmarch
Nordstrom


Stuart Weitzman
Stuart Weitzman


Michael Antonio
Jimmy Choo
 

Get your Glitter on!

How about adding some sparkle to your Holidays this year. Gorgeous glittery items abound!


and who said your nails can't match your purse?

Kate Spade via Tumblr


Betsy Johnson

Swarovski
Vince Camuto
                         



Kate Spade




Anya Hindmarch
Nordstrom


Stuart Weitzman
Stuart Weitzman


Michael Antonio
Jimmy Choo
 

DIY: Chalkboard Mug

12.21.2011

I am in the mood to create today and so I went in search of an easy but fun craft project and I found this one on Wit & Whistle: The Chalkboard Mug. Looks like fun and seems quite simple to do. It could also make for an interesting Christmas or Hostess gift don't you think?

Here are the instructions re-posted from Wit & Whistle

You will need:

A porcelain mug
Painter's tape
Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Chalkboard Paint (available at Amazon)
A soft bristle paint brush (a watercolor brush works well)

How To:

1. Make sure your mug is clean and dry.
2. Use painter's tape to mask off the part of the mug that you don't want to paint, or you could skip this step and paint the whole mug. Personally, I think it looks snazzy only partially painted. 
3.Apply the paint with a soft bristle brush. If you mess up just wipe the paint away with a wet paper towel and try again. Please note that this particular porcelain paint says it's not recommended for surfaces that come into contact with food (although it's water based and nontoxic, so I don't understand what the problem would be). 
4. As soon as you are done painting, carefully remove the tape. If you remove it before the paint is dry, the tape will be less likely to peel up the edges of the paint. 

DIY chalkboard mug
4. Let the paint dry for 24 hours. Then, bake your mug according to the paint package instructions. After baking turn off the oven and leave the mug inside until it has gradually cooled to room temperature. After you bake it the paint is dishwasher and microwave safe.
5. I recommend chalking up your mug before you fill it with a hot beverage. (I learned this the hard way!)

DIY chalkboard mug

DIY: Chalkboard Mug

I am in the mood to create today and so I went in search of an easy but fun craft project and I found this one on Wit & Whistle: The Chalkboard Mug. Looks like fun and seems quite simple to do. It could also make for an interesting Christmas or Hostess gift don't you think?

Here are the instructions re-posted from Wit & Whistle

You will need:

A porcelain mug
Painter's tape
Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Chalkboard Paint (available at Amazon)
A soft bristle paint brush (a watercolor brush works well)

How To:

1. Make sure your mug is clean and dry.
2. Use painter's tape to mask off the part of the mug that you don't want to paint, or you could skip this step and paint the whole mug. Personally, I think it looks snazzy only partially painted. 
3.Apply the paint with a soft bristle brush. If you mess up just wipe the paint away with a wet paper towel and try again. Please note that this particular porcelain paint says it's not recommended for surfaces that come into contact with food (although it's water based and nontoxic, so I don't understand what the problem would be). 
4. As soon as you are done painting, carefully remove the tape. If you remove it before the paint is dry, the tape will be less likely to peel up the edges of the paint. 

DIY chalkboard mug
4. Let the paint dry for 24 hours. Then, bake your mug according to the paint package instructions. After baking turn off the oven and leave the mug inside until it has gradually cooled to room temperature. After you bake it the paint is dishwasher and microwave safe.
5. I recommend chalking up your mug before you fill it with a hot beverage. (I learned this the hard way!)

DIY chalkboard mug

Sensational Stockings

12.20.2011

If you don't already have a stocking hanging by the fireplace these ones are sure to please. Made by a fellow Canadian Catherine Perron, you can purchase these wonderful creations on her Etsy store creationzbycatherine. Hurry up though as today is the last day she's shipping!






Sensational Stockings

If you don't already have a stocking hanging by the fireplace these ones are sure to please. Made by a fellow Canadian Catherine Perron, you can purchase these wonderful creations on her Etsy store creationzbycatherine. Hurry up though as today is the last day she's shipping!






Cake on a stick - literally!

I've come across some pretty original things on Etsy but this one takes the cake!

Jen's Pop Shoppe has created cake pops in all different colors and sizes. No more messy fingers and just the perfect size! Fully customizable for your event, these pops come in various cake and frosting options. What a great idea!















Cake on a stick - literally!

I've come across some pretty original things on Etsy but this one takes the cake!

Jen's Pop Shoppe has created cake pops in all different colors and sizes. No more messy fingers and just the perfect size! Fully customizable for your event, these pops come in various cake and frosting options. What a great idea!















Deck the halls!

12.19.2011

Part of the fun of Christmas is to be able to trudge out into the snow and pick your own Christmas tree. There is something about the snow crunching under your feet and the scent of pine that just makes everything seem warm and inviting even on the coldest of days.

However many people, such as myself, don't really have room for a Christmas tree in their living room so we have to find other ways of adding the Christmas spirit to our homes.

Given that my own personal decor leans towards industrial glam with a smattering of minimalism (which basically means I like a lot of silver and white and I don't like clutter), I am always on the lookout for Christmas decorations that are simple and that won't clutter up my living space.

This year I found so many wonderful examples on Etsy that I had a hard time choosing. The following items were chosen for both their design and their originality. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Just click on the photo to be taken to each individual Etsy shop.







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