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Free Glasses with Firmoo.com

You all know that I love matching my glasses with outfits. You may think that it’s impossible with the cost of eye-wear these days but not if you visit Firmoo.com.
Visit Firmoo.com and get a pair of glasses FOR FREE! Yes, I said FREE! Just have your prescription ready and visit this link for a cool new free pair of glasses.

I picked up these awesome nerdy glasses. I love the large lens and black rims, they really show off my eyes. They are comfortable and stylish.

Firmoo.com makes it so simple to order your new glasses. All you need is your prescription, then comes the task of choosing which awesome frame you want. Firmoo.com has a virtual try on, to see what the glasses look like on – just upload your picture! After you have chosen a frame, the website walks you through the ordering process of picking lens thickness, tinting and inputting your prescription.

Once your finished it takes about a week and then your lovely new glasses arrive in your mailbox with a case, soft cleaning pad and eyeglasses tool. Then you can rock your new look!

Right now they are running a Valentines Day Special – Buy one get one Free! So many options! Visit Firmoo.com today.

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Fashion the frugal way!

Bling New Life into a Holiday Gift

How many of you got these for Christmas? Cute Holiday soap bottles. Totally adorable for the Thanksgiving to Jan 1st season, but now what do you do with them? 

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I have tried to peel off the label, but what a sticky mess it leaves on the bottle. 

So I used the awesome Rhinestone Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets from the Buckle Boutique. Simply cut a piece to fit over the label and peel off the paper backing. Stick it over the label and your done. So simple, so fast and because the sheets are resin rhinestones they are water proof enough for this to get wet in the bathroom without causing peeling. Photo (12)

Breath new life into your day with sparkles! 

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Spring Wood Surfaces Vintage Valentines Sign

 

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels, and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. 

 

I created a vintage whitewashed Valentines sign for my house, using the Spring Wood Surfaces sign board. I love the shape of the board and it already had the attached hanging rope. 

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I was lucky to get a great box of items. My box had the large sign board  by Spring Wood Surfaces plus a large selection of wood letters. There were also bottles of Vintage Decor Paint with a chalk finish by Martha Stewart and the large Martha Stewart Brush. 

First, I started by painting the board blue with the Navy Vintage Decor Paint. 

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I covered the entire board with a nice layer of paint and left it dry. The bottle says an hour between coats. So while that was drying I put a coat of the Terracotta on the wooden letters. 

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Then I walked away. It was tough but I followed the directions. I came back later and painted both the board and letters with a thin layer of the White Vintage Decor Paint. 

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Then once the paint has completely dried – 24 hours – then you can sand the layer of white down to expose some of the blue and terracotta underneath. Using a 220 piece of sand paper I attacked the board first. I  wanted to really make it looked distressed so I sanded more of the white off. I tried a little bit at a time, then I wiped the whole thing down with a damp cloth. If it needed more color, then I sanded more off. 

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Once the letters and sign board have been sanded and wiped down, the letters are glued to the board and let the glue dry. 

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I used a small brush and the Terracotta paint to hand letter an ampersand and let the paint dry.

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The sign was ready to hang and looks great in my living room. 

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Sparkle Handmade Putz House

My daughter loves Putz or Glitter Houses. They are those tiny Christmas paper houses from the 40's and 50's. She has many different styles, but this year she wanted to try her hand at making her own. 

I thought I would use the Dazzling Diamond sticker sheets from the Buckle Boutique to make mine sparkle, which means less glue = less mess. 

I used a paper house design I found on the web here.

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I cut it out of cardstock, then I cut pieces of the sticker sheet to fit each panel of the house and roof. I stuck the sticker sheets on and glued the house together. Photo (10)

I used a piece of the Rowlux Illusion Film for the door.

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 I'm in love with how easy it was to make and no mess of the glitter and the baking soda didn't make as big of a mess as I thought. 

These make cute gifts for the holiday season. 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Lovely Lavender Glasses from GlassesShop.com

I'm in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with my lovely lavender glasses from the GlassesShop.com.  Look, they match my blog header how awesome is that??? They are a pretty watercolored pink and purple with a metal earpiece. 

They are lightweight and very comfortable. I chose the regular lens and they are super light and do not weigh down on my nose. Are you looking for retro frames? They have a great selection of Cateyes as well as modern rimless frames too. 

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The ordering processes is super easy!! Have your prescription ready and you're set to go! Pick the frame you like. Next pick your lens - Did you know that you can get progressive lens with this online company for less than $100?! 

There are a lot of other options for tint or anti-scratch. You can get a brand new pair of spectacles for a great price. 

I love the prices of these glasses and the stylish frames offered at GlassesShop.com. They make it super affordable to match your glasses with your outfit. 

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Glasses do not have to be a huge commitment anymore! At these prices you can have a couple of pairs to spice up your fall fashions! 

Plus I have to say that it is always important to have a second pair in case of emergencies. 

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Are you ready to get a pair for yourself? Use this promo code STAGB20 to save 20% on any order!!!

 TREAT yourself to a new pair of glasses this Halloween!!! 

 

Bottle Cap Bling

I am in love with making these cute bottle cap necklaces. I put all kinds of images inside. 

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This week I used the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheet from the Buckle Boutique. It was simple to punch out the 1" circle using my Martha Stewart Paper Punch. YES, you read that correctly, I am able to use the Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets with a regular paper punch. It cuts a nice clean edge and the 1" circle fits perfectly into the cap. 

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I peeled the paper off the adhesive back and stuck in right on the bottle cap. Right there is a cool cap, but I thought I would take it to the next level by adding adornments to the sticker sheet. I added a heart sticker and the word love, dotted some glittler paint and filled the whole cap with the Jewelry Pendant Gel. I let the bottle cap sit for 24 hours for the gel to set. 

I added a cool string necklace and BAM – totally sparkly necklace in no time! 

Stop by the Buckle Boutique to pick up your Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets and see where your creativity takes you!!! 

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Night Out Shoe Clips

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I needed a little pizazz for a night out. I have a pair of black flats, so I grabbed 2 rhinestone slides from the Buckle Boutique and a pair of shoe clips too. Clip the 2 together and magically a boring pair of flat become party shoes. 

I used the black shoes clips and opened the staple part of the clip that holds the fabric to the shoe clip. I inserted the slide of the heart. I used pliers to crimp the metal prongs tight to the slide.

I didn't even need to use glue. I think a dot of glue would make the whole unit more secure, but by making sure the prongs are crimped tight it isn't necessary. I trimmed the black fabric attached to the shoe clip so it would not show behind the slide. 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Sparkly Office Supplies for Back to School!

It’s time to start the new school year and what better way to do it than to add bling to all your office supplies.

It’s a simple project using the Dazzling Diamond Sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique.

I purchased a box of boring yellow #2 pencils, they looked sad just being plain so a quick wrap of sparkle vinyl makes them pretty.

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Binder clips in a box are not very exciting but add some glitz and clip them around the pencil can – now they are a desk accessory!

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Then use the scraps to add pizazz to thumbtacks!

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These would make great back to school gift for teachers or an addition to a college care package.

Visit The Buckle Boutique to see their full line of colors. 

 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Gwee – Keeps my Glasses looking FAB!

As many of you know, I am a fan of glasses. I have about 10 pairs now and I want to keep each one spotless and scratch free. This awesome little gadget from Gwee makes that possible and conveniently travels with me.

Their guppykeyring is great because I always have my keys with me! Place the keys on the ring and now the Guppy is a key fob, always around to clean not only my glasses, but also when I switch to my sunglasses and even my rear view mirror – which always seems to get covered in tiny fingerprints.

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The guppysport not only helps keep my glasses clean but also close by (when I nap, hee,hee) I clip my glasses to my shirt using the guppysport when I nap so they don’t get misplaced. The guppysport can be clipped to hats, clothing and purses using the magnets, which keep it closed and clean.

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Gwee also keeps your phone clean and supported. Use the Button to stand the phone up to watch your favorite video, then pop the microfiber cleaning pad off and wipe the screen.  PLUS it can clean your glasses too, since its always with you on your phone.

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Hygienically clean is the brands slogan and the Leaf is a great little item that helps keeps all the screens in your life clean. The magnetic leaf attaches to the frame of your laptop. When you need to remove finger prints and smudges, the leaf is right there ready to use the microfiber side to remove the dirt.Gwee-1

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Gwee has great products to keep your tech gadgets and glasses looking awesome! 

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

DIY Doctor Who TARDIS Lamp Headband

Today is the day! The moment all us Whovanians have been waiting for for months! The NEW DOCTOR premieres tonight!  I'm so excited. A couple of weekends ago my daughter and Hubs decided that they wanted to go to the PA Renaissance Fair during the Time Travelers Weekend. Wonderful – Sounds like fun. Then my daughter announces that she will be going as the Tardis (for those not in the know – The Time Machine) and we will be going as Amy and the Doctor from "the Curse of the Black Spot." Ren Fair – Pirates – The Doctor, these are a few of my favorite things.

Well isn't that just peachy. That's my costume and I never finished the head lamp from Comic Con…so now I must figure out a solution, here's how I made it:

The key to the lamp is that we wanted to be able to have a batter operated tea light inside to light up. I have many preliminary ideas but the one that worked the best is an upside down gum container. They are the little "cup of gum" by the check out counter at the grocery store.

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I used Dazzling Diamond Sticker Sheets, from the Buckle Boutique, to cover the plastic and make it blue. (plus it's for a little girl so every tiny Tardis needs a little sparkle.) The sticker sheet is flexable and wraped around and stuck in place without any problems. I cut thinner strips to create the look of the protective metal cage while the frosted plastic served as the glass light.

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I used blue leather to create the top and glued a wooden bead on the top.

Once decorated I unscrewed the top (which is now our bottom) I glued it using a hot glue gun to a sturdy headband covered in satin. I held it in place until it was cool – watch the fingers!

Then, I placed a battery operated tea light in the cap and screwed the decorated bottom back in place.

Done! A working light!

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 Here it is in action!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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