Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sparkly Christmas Wreath

All items were purchased at Dollar Tree except for the ribbon to make the bow and the sparkly leaves. Those were purchased at Michaels.

Wood Wreath - $1
Krylon Silver Texture Spray Paint - $4
Silver and Blue Ornaments - $1 for 4
Sparkly Flower (on bow/ribbon) - $1
Silver Sparkly Ribbon - $3.50
Sparkly Leaves - $2.50

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November - Hello Holiday Season!!!!!

Made by Me - Supplies provided by Michaels!!  (last year)

I love the holiday season - Thanksgiving and Christmas, Christmas and Thanksgiving - music to my ears! What I remember most about these two holidays as a kid (except for all the family stuff - which is good and well) I remember making colorful construction paper turkeys, construction paper ornaments, and the all too classic Christmas/New Years countdown rings (remember those)!!   

I also light up when I drive around and see pretty Christmas lights decorating houses and Christmas trees glowing through a window with ornaments and lights! What do you like about the holidays?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Confession: Peeping me

Hi, my name is Marianna and I like to stare/look into/peep into/glance into people's houses when I walk past a window or door that's open. Now - this works best in apartment building/condo complex type houses because although I'm quite nosey - I will NEVER go up to a house/window just to look in. Nor will I plaster my face on a window in creepy stalker fashion. NO!! That's just plain scary. BUT, when I am walking past a window or even a wide open door that I'm only 3 feet away from, I will do the casual walk by glance. I like to see how clean/unclean people's houses are compared to mine. What type of couches they have, curtains, cabinet colors, what they put on top of their fridge (i.e. cereal), if they have pots and pans on the stove, a sink full of dishes, laundry basket on the floor - pretty much anything really! Now before you start thinking I'm beyond weird or creepy, I would like to tell you that I'm just observant - I don't sit around my house waiting for the next door or window to be opened so I can quickly sneak peek my way around. I just glance whenever I'm presented with a chance to see how other people live their lives. Observation - that's all!!  I also like to see how people function in their daily lives - and believe me - the .2 seconds that it takes me to catch a look, I've seen love (like flowers on a table or hugs between parents and their kids), grossness (is that even a word??) (like people picking away at their nose), courtesy (like siblings speaking quietly while their new baby brother takes a nap in the living room), foggy kitchen windows (because a new meal has just been prepared for family dinner), and most embarrassingly - eyes staring right back at me!! That's when I think I should really stop this observation obsession!! Is anyone out there like this too or should I seek therapy ASAP!??

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I heart Pom Poms

So I've been loving on tissue paper pom poms but being the cheapy that I am - I wanted to know how I can get my hands on these beauties without paying too much for them.

After much google searches, I've found the directions to a DIY of tissue paper pom poms and you bet I'm going to be trying these in the very very very near future -

Directions here -

Picture of Pom Poms here -

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Are you Gelish??


I'm blown away by the new product my nail salon is using. It's called Gelish and it's a type of Gel based nail polish that is dried using LED or UV lights. My regular nail polish would only stick around for no more than 2 days. I've been going 5 days strong with the Gelish polish and no chips, peels, or fading. It still sparkles in the light! The salon said it would last up to 3 weeks! I'm in love and in no way paid to talk about this awesome polish!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Is it Friday, yet??

It's no joke, I live for the weekend. There isn't anything in particular that I look forward to but I know that every weekend is filled with family. Most of the time, it's a family dinner on Saturdays, family breakfast on Sundays, or a family weekendpaloosa (is that a word?). Yup, family weekendpaloosa. It's when I get to see the familia Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. What do I like so much about spending time with my family you ask? Well, let's see. I love that my grandparents get to be surrounded by their four grandchildren (ranging in age from 26 to 6). I love that my six year old cousin gives my sister and I lessons on how to apply glitter lipgloss and smack our lips. I laugh everytime my uncle waves enthusiastically at an "invisible guest" coming in the front door, causing everyone to stop what they're doing and turn to greet this "guest" only to find there was no one there to begin with. We fall for it EVERYTIME! I love smelling the all too familiar BBQ on the grill with everyone eating the yumminess before it even gets to the table. My grandpa, who is usually the one making the BBQ, will give a piece or two as he's taking the meat off the grill, then he annouces that it's time to eat the rest of the meal at the Salad Bar (the dinner table). If he's had a few drinks, he'll call it the Balad Sar!! Although this scene is pretty much on repeat every weekend, I still look forward to it everytime. Because there's always something new to laugh about, something new to share with everyone, and something to make us all look forward to spending another weekend together - as a family!!