Halloween · Holidays

Happy Halloween!!

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Last night I thought I would paint a skull. I have never done this before but I have seen so many online….I just had to try..here is the result..
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I must admit, I am not the best artist when it comes to painting, I just never had that skill.
I just kind of went a little overboard perhaps with the paint colors?
Happy Halloween Everyone!! Be Safe!
Just a Thought

Mystery Blogger Award

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Today, I am so happy, and so very grateful. Today I am so honored to be nominated for ‘Mystery Blogger Award’ by a awesome follower and creator of this award… Okoto Enigma. She has been so supportive of my website, and I thank you so much Okoto! I am pretty new at this…almost 1 month, but it has been so much fun sharing my ideas with everyone and being inspired by so many.

“Mystery Blogger Award”  is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma 

RULES.

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

About Me

I live in the USA in Palm Springs, Ca. I raised three beautiful sons, and have two adorable doggies I took home from the local shelter.

I love creating new ideas!!! Now that I am happily retired, I have lots more time to create them! I love the whole process of coming up with new ideas and figuring out how I can create them. My creative juices are flowing with so many ideas! Whether its crafts for decorating my home, or up cycling items I find at garage sales, thrift stores, and even on the curb, and turning them into something wonderful. I’m pretty sure all of us DIY’ers love to up cycling items. It’s so much fun to go to garage sales and thrift stores, slowly moving down the isle, looking to find that wonderful treasure.

I love creating beautiful things for my home, but…most of the time, I give them to friends to enjoy! And by the way Okoto, I perfer white breast meat!

My Nominees are:  (in Random Order)

  1. tierneycreates
  2. thebippityboppitybusinessofbeingmom
  3. PaperPuff
  4. Okoto Enigma
  5. florence and freddie
  6. Idle Emma
  7. World in your eyes
  8. Oh, the Places We See . . .
  9. Significant Anonymity
  10. Catchy Sketch
  11. cookwithsmileblog
  12. craftandothercrazyplans

It was sooo hard to pick out favorites to nominate, there are so many creative people out there sharing their wonderful talents. I wish I could have nominated everyone. Most of the nominees are just like me…kind of new. This is one of the best ways to create a friendly community and build a link between bloggers in the blog o sphere; as everyone gets nominated and they too can spread the fun by nominating more people for the award.

Some of my favorite projects are;

https://kelleysdiy.com/2016/09/28/sea-shell-table-3/

https://kelleysdiy.com/2016/10/05/bathroom-vanity-makeover/

https://kelleysdiy.com/2016/09/28/baby-shower-mobile/

If you haven’t yet  visited my site, I hope you take the time to do so. I have made dozens of projects for every skill level. My greatest compliment comes from inspiring someone to try one of my creations! Also, if you get a chance, check out the sites I nominated! They are a wonderful group of people.

Thank you- Linda at kelleysdiy.com

The award was created by Okoto Enigma@ https://okotoenigma.wordpress.com 

 

Fall · Seasons

Fall Table Decorations

I found these cute little terra cotta flowerpots at the dollar store…3 for a dollar…wow! I just knew I had to grab some up. You just never know when stuff will come in handy.

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Using the same Metallic Gold spray paint as I used in the Pumpkin Frame

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I painted the flower pots inside and out. These aren’t going to be used outside. So I didn’t soak them in water, etc.

I then started pouncing orange polka dots on the pot:

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So fun and easy. I let the paint dry. I then added some filler….a small pumpkin…and there you go! This is so cute on your tablescape for the fall holidays!

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I was thinking….wouldn’t this look cute with a name tag hanging from it? Or you can take a toothpick and foam paper and make name tags.

So what do you think of this little pot?

 

Fall · Seasons

Framed Pumpkin

If you have been to a dollar store lately, you will find pumpkins by the dozens! Well,I just had to pick up some and see what I could make with them.

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I took a box cutter, but almost anything will work. It’s made of really thin Styrofoam, and thankfully, it doesn’t make a big mess when you cut in half. I then took one of the pieces I cut and painted with a off white spray paint.

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Remember that tip I told you a while back? If you want your final color to pop…spray item white first. When it was dry….

I sprayed it with Rustoleum Metallic Gold…

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I just love this spray paint!! I have used this in many projects. As the pumpkin was drying, I took a frame and it’s cardboard, and painted them both with black spray paint.

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I took a piece of black material and cut it big enough to cover the cardboard and left a little on all 4 sides to fold behind. I then hot glued the sides to the back. I as thinking while I was making this….It would look really pretty with black tulle covering the material.When it was all dry…I glued the pumpkin inside the frame…I added some acorns..(I halved them also) and a pretty leaf. This is what the final project looks like….

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This is so pretty on the mantel, or hanging on the wall.Don’t you just love the shine of the gold metallic!!!

Just a Thought

Fascinating 3D Art

As I am sitting here enjoying that first cup of coffee, and reading my email. A friend of mine, who seems to always find the most fascinating things on the internet, sent this to me this morning. It’s so remarkable I had to share it with you. Artist Stefan Pabst, 35, uses the trompe l’oeil technique: which is a French term which literally translates as ‘trick the eye’. He creates optical illusions that look as though they are jumping off the page, as well as photo realistic portraits. Pabst now gets commissions form all over the world. If you haven’t seen his work….check it out:

You can check out the Youtube channel that publishes mindbending videos showing how he creates his 3D masterpieces

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3296728/3D-paintings-leave-eyes-baffled.html#ixzz4OaAVkOcp

Thank you David…great way to start my morning, I really enjoyed it!!!

 

 

 

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Home · Organize & Tips

Hacks for Men!

Hey Guys, have you ever had one of those mornings when nothing seems to go right?

You attempt to shave your neck-beard, but your dull razor leaves your bathroom looking like a murder scene. Then after getting ready, you realize your shirt is wrinkly, your sweater is fuzzy, your shoes stink, your belt no longer fits and you’re suddenly aware that your tie is seven years out of fashion.

Well I have some great hacks for you guys out there…

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Did you forget to put your beer in the fridge and the pre-drinking start in 20 minutes? Wrap your beer in a wet paper towel and throw it in the freezer. Fifteen minutes is all it takes for an ice cold beer

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And speaking about beer…

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What about the Different Wines…

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How to Put on a Tie…

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The Three Button Rule:

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And what about all those T-Shirts you seem to collect? Best way to store them…

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What About Choosing The Best Sunglasses for Your Face…

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How to do Your Laundry…..

 

How About When your Barbecuing Those Steaks;

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Did you know that shaving in the shower will extend the life of your Mach 3  2-3 months!

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Shaving Your Face….

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How to throw a Haymaker Punch..

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Here’s a handful of tips, tricks, and advice for the modern man. Whether you agree with all of it or just some, you’re sure to pick up a thing or two.

1.) A HANDSHAKE IS WORTH MORE THAN AN AUTOGRAPH OR SELFIE.

2.)  NO “GOOD IDEAS” HAPPEN AFTER 2AM.

3.) SPENDING $5 AT A KID’S LEMONADE STAND WILL MAKE YOU TEN TIMES AS HAPPY AS SPENDING $5 AT YOUR LOCAL COFFEE SHOP.

4.) BUY NICE PIECES OF FURNITURE ONE AT A TIME AND KEEP THEM FOR YEARS.

5.) CONFIDENCE AND HUMOR TRUMP GOOD LOOKS EVERY TIME.

6.) WHEN AT A THEME PARK, ASK IF YOU CAN SIT IN THE FRONT SEAT. YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT FIVE MINUTES LONGER, BUT IT’LL ALWAYS BE WORTH IT.

7.)  NEVER BE AFRAID TO PUT A WAGER ON SOMETHING WITH A FRIEND, BUT ALWAYS PAY YOUR DEBTS IMMEDIATELY.

8.) PUSHING SOMEONE INTO A POOL IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE TO REPLACE A $600 IPHONE HALF THE TIME.

9.) WHEN PARKING IS TOUGH, VALET IS ALMOST ALWAYS WORTH IT. KEEP SOME EMERGENCY TENS IN YOUR GLOVE COMPARTMENT FOR TIMES WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE CASH ON YOU.

10.) YOU’LL BE HAPPIER AND MORE CONFIDENT IN A CLEAN CAR, REGARDLESS OF THE MAKE AND MODEL, SO TRY TO GET IT WASHED AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

11.) YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER WILL NEVER TIRE OF RECEIVING FLOWERS, BUT IT’S BEST TO DO IS RIGHT. AVOID THE HALF HEARTED BOUQUET WRAPPED IN SEE-THROUGH PLASTIC WITH A GROCERY STORE STICKER ON IT AND BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH A LOCAL FLORIST INSTEAD.

12.) IF YOU CATCH A BASEBALL AT A BALL GAME, NEVER KEEP IT FOR YOURSELF. FIND THE YOUNGEST KID NEAR YOU AND TOSS IT TO HIM OR HER.

13.) ALWAYS HOLD THE DOOR OPEN.

14.) A THOUGHTFUL HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE GOES AN EXTREMELY LONG WAY.

15.) KEYCHAIN AND WALLET–TWO THINGS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE LARGE AND CLUNKY.

16.) PAYING A LITTLE EXTRA TO GET OUT OF THE CHEAP SEATS IS ALMOST ALWAYS WORTH IT.

17.) WHEN TRAVELING, TRY TO FULLY UNPACK. HANG YOUR CLOTHES IN THE CLOSET AND PUT YOUR BAG AWAY. IT’S EASIER TO RELAX AND BE COMFORTABLE WHEN YOU’RE NOT LIVING OUT OF A SUITCASE.

18.)  THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH GOING TO THE MOVIES BY YOURSELF, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S A MATINEE.

19.) THERE’S ALSO NOTHING WRONG WITH SNEAKING WINE INTO THE MOVIES, UNLESS IT’S A MATINEE.

20.) INVESTING IN QUALITY BED SHEETS, PILLOWS, AND BATH TOWELS IS MONEY WELL SPENT.

21.) FOR MOST PEOPLE, NOT EVERYONE, IT’S NOT WORTH HAVING A SERIOUS GIRLFRIEND UNTIL AFTER YOU GRADUATE COLLEGE. SUMMER FLINGS SHOULD PROVIDE ENOUGH RELATIONSHIP EXPERIENCE.

22.) NEVER USE A SELFIE STICK.

23.)  STARTING YOUR MORNINGS WITH PUSHUPS BEFORE JUMPING IN THE SHOWER IS A GREAT WAY TO BEGIN YOUR AM.

24.) HAVE A FAVORITE BAND, A FAVORITE SONG, A FAVORITE BOOK, AND A FAVORITE MOVIE.

25.) INVITE PEOPLE PERSONALLY, NOT THROUGH FACEBOOK OR EMAIL.

26.) NEVER ATTEND A (POST COLLEGE) DINNER PARTY OR HOUSE PARTY WITHOUT A GIFT FOR THE HOST.

27.) A GRAPHIC TEE IS (ALMOST) ALWAYS A BAD IDEA. YOU’RE ESSENTIALLY A WALKING ADVERTISEMENT.

28.) POSTING ABOUT POLITICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS ONLY BAD FORM IF YOU’RE RUDE, BRASH, OR INCONSIDERATE.

29.) FEW GUYS CAN PULL OF A GOATEE OR  MUSTACHE. THINK YOU’RE ONE OF THEM?

30.) IF YOU’RE UNSURE OF THE DRESS CODE, WEAR A SUIT.

31.) THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLAYFULLY TEASING HER AND JUST BEING RUDE.

32.) NEVER BUY A NEW CAR IF YOU’RE PULLING IN LESS THAN SEVEN FIGURES A YEAR. BUY USED OR LEASE.

33.) NEVER BUY A CAR AT NIGHT.

34.) AVOID FAST FOOD AT ALL COSTS.

35.) DON’T DRINK CALORIES.

36.) ADDING TWO DOZENS SPAMMY HASHTAGS TO YOUR INSTAGRAM POST IS FOR THOSE WHO THINK THEIR LIFE ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH TO GET LIKES ON ITS OWN.

37.) STRIPPERS ARE FOR LOWLIFES, EVEN AT A BACHELOR PARTY.

38.) WITH FIRST DATES, TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN DINNER AND A MOVIE, SHE’S DONE THAT SONG AND DANCE A COUPLE DOZEN TIMES BEFORE.

39.) DVR IS GOOD FOR A LOT OF THINGS, BUT NOT FOR THE BIG GAME.

40.) DON’T ASK HER TO MARRY YOU UNLESS YOU’RE 250% SURE SHE’LL SAY YES.

41.) LISTENING TO NON-FICTION AUDIOBOOKS WHEN DRIVING IS A GOOD WAY TO TAKE IN A LOT OF USEFUL INFORMATION WHEN YOU’D OTHERWISE BE SUBJECT TO BAD RADIO ADS.

42.) TIP WELL AND TREAT SERVERS AND BARTENDERS WITH MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF RESPECT.

43.) NEVER BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION ON THE DANCE FLOOR IF YOU’RE THE DRUNKEST GUY AT THE WEDDING.

44.) MEET HER AT HER DOOR, NOT YOUR CAR.

45.)  ALWAYS BE READING A BOOK.

46.) NEVER TALK ABOUT YOUR GYM ROUTINE OR DIET. LET THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

47.) LEARN TO COOK A SIGNATURE MEAL.

48.) NEVER WEAR A SUIT OFF THE RACK. TAKING IT TO YOUR TAILOR IS WORTH EVERY PENNY.

49.) LEARN A THING OR TWO ABOUT WINE, IT’S WORTH IT.

50.) WANT WHAT YOU HAVE. THAT’S HAPPINESS.

Well, that’s it for now….hope one or more help you guys out!

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