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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Name Plates 4 ways and Smarty Had a Party Giveaway!


 Name Plates 4 ways and
Smarty Had a Party Seaside Brunch Giveaway!
I received these at no cost in exchange for this post.
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I love Smarty with a Party!
We used their fabulous fall scheme for last Thanksgiving.
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2015/10/pumpkin-roll-and-giveaway-from-smarty.html
 #SmartyHadAParty
The best part is that it looks super fancy...and it's disposable.
I'm a big fan of less dishes after hosting a party.
This seaside brunch set is beautiful.  I adore the baroque plates!
I set them up 4 ways.
First.
Wood slice name plate.
I used gold leaf liquid and painted the wood slice...then used
Calligraphy pen and ink and wrote the name.
I love the gold and blue together...with the natural wood.
Next, I used gold ink and calligraphy on a piece of kraft paper
 and used a binder clip to hold it in place.
Not great for outdoors on breezy days, but darling.
I used a piece of burlap underneath for additional texture.
I used a giant sand dollar too, for fun.
Hard to see the name...but it's shimmery and gold!
Another great way to set the table is with little gift bags.
This is perfect for favors and take homes.
I used chalkboard labels on kraft gift bags and a gold doily underneath.
It's so cute and simple!
Last the agate slice.
I'm totally in love with agates.
Check out these I did for a teaparty here
http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2016/07/gold-leaf-agate-slice-place-setting-card.html
 I used a gorgeous piece of scrapbook paper as a place mat.
I used a binder clip and set it on the plate.
Then placed the agate on top.
This gives it a little more visibility and lets the light shine
 through the pretty layers a little bit more!
So fun, right!
Now you need to have a brunch!

Here's the giveaway:
Baroque White Plastic Dinnerware Value Set
20 dinner plates and 20 salad plates!






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Friday, July 29, 2016

Chandelier Crystal Prism Rainbow Makers!

 Chandelier Crystal Prism Rainbow Makers!
I love the refraction of light!
I love rainbows dancing and shining on the walls!
Sun Catchers!
 To make these you will need:

Chandelier Crystal Pendants



Crystal Beads


Fishing line (mid thickness)

I used round crystals and tear drops.
And a bunch of sparkly crystal beads.
Most of these were vintage from old, broken necklaces.
Just tie a piece of fishing line on the crystal and then thread the beads on.
Thread on about 6-8 inches of beads.
Then tie the top in a knot and loop the thread back down through some of the beads.
And then clip the excess fishing line.
Now they are ready to hang up and enjoy!
Great for tween and teens to make too!
I used command hooks and placed them on the window frame.
Then the beads and the crystal hang in the window and when the sun comes up in the morning...
I get sparkly rainbows all over the room!
I absolutely love it!!!
They are fun and simple to make!
Great for hanging in a car rear view mirror too!
Love sparkle!







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ChillaX Inflatable Lounge Sack!


 ChillaX Inflatable Lounge Sack!
We were super excited to try out an inflatable lounger.
I received this product in order to review.



This is the first lounger of this kind that I have used.
I have heard it is superior quality, but have nothing to compare it to.
It works just like they say it will!
It arrives in a compact carrying bag like this.
Cute panda.
It has 2 open ends that sort of clamp together.
This is how the bag is inflated.
It also has side clip buckles for securing once inflated.
The inside is lined with plastic.
There are a lot of youtube videos for instructions on inflating the bag.
Here's what I learned.
Open one set of the clamps, lift into the air and move forward like you are
 filling a plastic bag with air.
Then immediately clamp it closed.  Open the other clamp and repeat...and close.
Now the trick is the wrapping.
Take the clamp ends and roll them over and over and over each other until
 the air compresses and gets tight.
Then bend the clamps together and engage the buckle.
If it's not compressed enough, you will sink in the center and your
 backside will hit the ground beneath.
Guess how I know.
So make sure it is very tight.
When you sit in it you should hover above the ground on a delightful cushiony cloud!
After getting up, you'll notice some of the air has leaked out.
I don't know how long the chair would remain comfortable without a re-tightening.
But it's certainly comfortable!
I'm looking forward to taking it on some outdoor adventures!
(Ignore the dirty stained cement patio)
What do you think?
Have you tried one of these?




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