Month: October 2014

Keep a Jack O’ Lantern Lit Even in Strong Wind

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays so I’m very particular about my Halloween decorations.  There’s something I love about a real candle in a Jack O’ Lantern on Halloween.  I can’t jump on the artificial candle bandwagon because I feel it doesn’t […]

How I Removed Skunk Smell from My Car

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you the story of how I hit a skunk and how I couldn’t get rid of the smell inside my car.  I tried several things: I left my car windows open as I drove for several days. I […]

DIY Glam Glitter Shoes

Kids can be so rough on their things.  My daughter has proved that point.  Just look at these shoes! 


She rubbed the toes right off! But they still fit so instead of throwing them out, I decided to glam them up a bit, get ready for Halloween, and cover the toes.

Cinderella Shoes

Here’s what you need to make your own glitter shoes to use for a Cinderella, Dorothy or Fairy Princess costume:

Glitter Shoe supplies

  • A worn out pair of shoes
  • Tacky Glue
  • Very fine glitter in the color of your choice (If you get coarse glitter it will be too scratchy. I found that out the hard way.)
  • A sponge brush
  • Old newspaper or paper


 Here’s how you do it:

1. Lay down newspaper so you don’t get your surface messy.

2. Using a sponge brush, coat one of your shoes in a thick layer of Tacky Glue.

 Shoe glued

3. Sprinkle glitter all over the shoe then lightly press the glitter into the Mod Podge.

4. Set that shoe aside and repeat with the next shoe.

5. Brush a thin coat of Tacky Glue over each shoe and let them dry until the next day.

6. You’re ready to to dress up!

Glitter Shoes

Ruby Red Slippers

To Make Matters Worse, I Smelled Like a Skunk

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Review: Saint Francis Organics

A couple of months ago Saint Francis Organics contacted me to review their bath and body products.  If you’ve followed me long, you know this isn’t something I frequently do. But after reviewing their website and company information and what their products were about, I […]

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