Friday, October 2, 2015

Easy Dia de Los Muertos Mask

I'm in a Dia de Los Muertos crafty blog hop with some super amazeballs crafters like my personal crafty hero, The Crafty Chica! 

What you need

  • paper plates (paper ones. Being the Failed Housewife I am, I used plastic and nothing stuck to them :/ )
  • scissors
  • markers, crayons, paint
What to do

This is so easy and yet I messed it up. But don't fret even I could not screw this one up too badly.

Get your paper plate and cut out a rectangle shape on the bottom. Depending on your plate, you can leave it as is or cut a smaller circle for the skull. 

 Now very carefully cut two holes out for eyes. See how well I did? Your goal is to do a little bit better than that. 

This is the fun part. Basically you are doodling all over this thing. Flowers, swirls, hearts, dots, whatever your fancy. Obviously I don't know what the hell I'm doing but it's better than a plate of turds!

Oh look at these adorable guys that I made with my kids! No, that's a lie. I begged my kids to craft with me but they ran and played with some rocks or something. I did what I thought my kids would do and I believe mine are way better than theirs.

 I plan to wear my mask in shame for the next few days.

Dia de los Muertos Blog HopThis post is part of the Dia de los Muertos Crafty Blog Hop sponsored by Tried & True and Crafty Chica! Make sure to check out all the other meaningful Day of the Dead projects that celebrate history, tradition, and culture!

Blog-Hop-GiveawayTo celebrate the Dia de Los Muertos Blog Hop, we've partnered with some amazing companies to bring you an awesome giveaway worth $200! Enter below for a chance to win fun products from DohVinci, Crafty Chica, and Consumer Crafts!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Free Fall Quote Printable

Someday I will learn to make my own printables. In the meantime head over to ThirtyHandmadeDays and print this out!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ipsy September Beauty Subscription and Giveaway

Yay! My September Ipsy came! 

Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription. You get a cute, unique makeup bag each month (I loved last months bag) along with full and sample sized products. 

For only $10 you should get five beauty and makeup products. Some are full sized and some nice sized samples. For the price this is an incredible deal!

First Aid Beauty
 Ultra Repair Cream
An intense moisturizing cream. This is a great daily moisturizer that I've used in the past. 
1 oz. $6 

NYX Cosmetics
Ipsy Eye Shadow Trio
 Nice shades and a bit of sparkle
maybe $6
Octavio Molina Hair
Argan Oil
1 oz. $7.50
City Color Cosmetics
City Chic Lipstick
Full Size $4.99
Elizabeth Mott
Queen of the Fill Tinted Brow Gel
Full Size $20

This was probably my least favorite beauty subscription box I've ever gotten. For me the products are just, meh. The value is till good but I'm not excited to try any of these. :( waaaahhhh

So who wants it?

I'm giving away the bag and all. Nothing has been opened or tried. 

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Pickle Fail

Making Pickles Is Not for Me

I tried making sweet pickles. My poor, delusional  husband has been begging me to make his Aunt Myrtle's crystal pickles for years. I finally caved in. I had NO idea what I was doing.
I had to use my scary slicer. I sliced my thumb on it before which I do not recommend.

After slicing like, a million cucumbers, I soaked them in brine then vinegar and then sugar. This went on for over a week! I seriously hope I did it right.

After all this work all I got was two smallish jars of pickles! I have no idea if they're any good. I'm going to feed some to our dog before we eat them. Just to be safe, haha!

Yeah, so I had some and they are not good at all. They are smushy and way too sweet.

I'll buy my pickles at the store from now on until I die.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thrift Store Score Thursday

I have had some decent luck lately with thrift store finds. 

Here are my finds for this week.

A cute tank from Ann Taylor Loft. I love the detail and the shirt, except for being wrinkled, looks brand new!

This dress is so adorable! I highly doubt I will ever wear it but I'm pretty sure I can sell it. 
It's a MM Couture. I paid $4!

This is by far what I'm most excited about! My first and only Michael Kors dress. Unfortunatly for me it doesn't fit. :( I know I'll make some money off of it though. I love the gold detail. It really makes it feel special. I paid more than I would usually spend ($16) but I think it was a good steal!

How do you think I did?

Anderson Farms Fall Fest Coupon

Come See Colorado's Longest-Running Corn Maze - 
Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch on a wagon pulled by an antique Oliver tractor.
 We have pumpkins as far as the eye can see! Get Lost in our 30 acre corn maze! The maze is open day and night and is never haunted. 
Plus the whole family will enjoy Pumpkin Launching, Mine Cars, Barrel Train, Farm Animals, Kiddie Korral, Pedal Karts, Gem Mining, Private Campfires, Hay Bale Maze and the World's Largest Cornucopia. 
For the more adventurous crowd, check out Terror in the Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BrickFest Denver 2015

I loaded up the family and we all went to BrickFest last weekend. Last year I really wanted to go but never made it. This year I made sure we went! BrickFest is a Lego Con of sorts. I really didn't know what to expect.

The space was large and not overcrowded with booths or people. There wasn't a very large crowd which was nice with a toddler in tow.

Right when we walked in there was a giant table filled with a Lego town and lots of other builds. It was pretty amazing and I wonder if they kragled them? The little amusement park was my personal favorite. The kids loved it too because when you push a button the rides move!

We then went over to the giant pool of red Legos. I cringed as I saw kid after kid diving into the jagged plastic.

The Lego derby was by far the funnest activity. You make your own Lego car and then race it with others. My oldest son won our race and he was beeming :)

My family spent a lot of time building onto the cities. It was like a community art project. Anyone can build whatever they want and add it to the piece. I wish I had seen it at the end of the day.

There were a few more things to do but we needed to leave. I would say it is worth going to if you have a Lego lover. The price on my tickets said $25 which I think is a bit much. I know the tickets were on groupon at some point so I will be looking for that next year.

I Love The 80's

It's funny but in the 90's I thought the 80's were so lame. 

But now that I'm older and wiser, I see the truth!

The 80's were totally awesome!

amazing movies! Can you see any of these being made today and being any good? Nope.

The Music was so different from anything else ever made. Lots of experimentation thanks to the synthesizer. 

And of course the clothes were just plain crazy. I don't think any decades fashion is as embarrassing as the 80's except maybe for those guys who used to wear powdered wigs and tights.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Free Adult Coloring Pages

Who doesn't like to color? It's relaxing and meditative (as long as your kids aren't running around screaming). Put on some music, drink your favorite, tasty beverage and color away.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thrift Store Shopping Scores

I've been shopping in thrift stores since it was the cool thing to do in the 90's. It was fun and I always found amazing stuff. Lately I've been going back to thrifting. I love the hunt and when you find something that makes you all giddy it starts to get addicting.

This past month I took a little too many trips to the thrift shops. I think it was a little bit of therapy for me since Alex was in the hospital. At least it was cheap therapy. 

 Here is my most favorite item of the year so far! A Marc Jacobs clutch in my favorite color! I think I paid $12 for it. I haven't been able to find this exact style but I think it retails between $100 - $175. It's small, so it will be a special going out purse (whenever that happens). I love, love, love it! Purses are my favorite item to find and you would be shocked at what people get rid of!

This cute fall jacket is nothing special but it was $5 and it looks better in person. The blue didn't come out in the picture but it's super cute on me!




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