Friday, October 5, 2012

Be Fabulous Friday #3

Hello Lovelies:) I hope your week was exciting and that you have something to brag about! Please join in on my link up and send your friends over too! AND don't forget that when I reach 100 followers I will be having some sweet giveaway! ;)

(Don't forget to post the rules so other readers will know they can join the fun too)
Here are the rules:

1. Write about an accomplishment, daily task, or something exciting that has happened (or will happen) in your life that you deserve some recognition for.
2. If possible, post a picture showing that accomplishment.
3. Copy the "Fabulous Friday" button and place it in your post. Or copy the code and place it in your html.
4. Link up your post here and spread the word!

I'm feeling fabulous today because I love my job. How many people can actually say that? I've had my cosmetology license for almost five years, and my instructors licence for nearly three. I have taught some classes here and there in salons, but I am finally at a school that I absolutely love!

I love my coworkers, my boss, and the students. I get so much joy and fulfillment from sharing my knowledge and skills. And I am a really good teacher, if I may say so myself. I am really proud of myself for getting a job at such an outstanding, high class school. I am happy to say that it is not just a job, it is where I want to be. I have reached one of my career goals! Thanks to anyone who has supported me on the way. 
Now what do you need some recognition for!? Cause we are all a little bit fabuous;)
Sarah G

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tealights and Teacups

I know some of you are dying to know how I made the teacup candles for my feature on the Daily Dish, right? right?! Well here it is! Just in time for fall. These are easy, lovely little additions to your decor and can very easily be made for any season. Christmas? Red and white. Summer? Bright colors. Halloween? Layer colors like a candy corn. The possibilities are endless. Well, close enough.

First you'll need some candles. You can use old candles that are down to their last bit, ugly broken ones you don't want/use anymore, or find some on clearance.  You are going to melt them down after all. I got mine for 40 cents a piece on clearance at walmart. You will also need some free standing wicks. Which you can find at any craft supply store. 

You will also need some type of container to put your candle in. I prefer glass so you can see the colors. Especially if you're going to melt and layer multiple colors. I used teacups that I got for around 25 cents each from the DI. You can easily find these at thrift stores, good wills, yard sales, etc. 

Next roll out some wax paper, in case you spill some candle wax, and set your glass containers next to each other so its easier to pour into each one. Place your candle wicks upright in the center. If you're having trouble gettting your wick to stay where you want it, you can use a  dot a little hot wax on the bottom to help it stick.

Now for melting the wax. You can use a double boiler if you have one. But I don't have one because I am a terrible cook. If you are like me, you just need two pots; a large, and a small one. In the larger pot, bring water to a boil and hold the smaller pot over the top. Be careful not to put the pot IN the water, just above it. It will melt quickly and the steam is hot so be careful! Place your candle remnants in the pan and watch it melt!
Carefully pour wax into your container and leave to dry for 24 hours. Its ok if you get a little wax on the outside or the rim, you can clean it up later with a hot wet rag/paper towel.

Cut the wicks, clean the container, and you're done! They are beautiful home decor, great party favors or neighbor gifts, and inexpensive to boot!

I adore them:) Feel free to ask me any questions and if you make some, post a link!!
xoxo lovelies!
Sarah G

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

7 Questions (Gentri's #24)

7 Questions! 
Here's my funny picture...
This is me and some of my students during a team building exercise. We had to get from point A to point B using only books. We were tied together, couldn't talk, and I was blindfolded. It was rough but fun. And Kylee (the one holding me) was a champ!

1. Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
People tell Me I look like Alexis Bledel and Jennifer Garner but I'm not sure I see it??

2. What's the farthest you've ever been from home?
A year ago my husband and I went to Ireland for our anniversary. It was fantastic...

3. Fill in the blank: Fall ______.
Colors. I love the colors to wear, the colors of the leaves. They are so rich and warm!

4. Would you rather have arms so long they touched the ground or feet the same length as your legs?
Long arms. That way I could still function, I would just look strange. Probably somewhat like an ape. BUT if my feet were the same size as my legs, I wouldn't be able to walk.

5. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Take out my retainers, take off my eyemask and run to the bathroom!

6. Apple Cider or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate. Every night. mmmmm.

7. Would you rather start your life over (baby) or jump to the end of it (old-->death)?
wow both of those sound horrible. Neither. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gettin Spooky

In case you didn't know, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. Its the best! I love all the fun parties, music, dressing up, and just the entire spirit of the whole thing. Although, I will admit I don't like being scared, AND  I don't dress up slutty. Maybe its cause I love everything fall. The clothes, the colors, the food. I think mostly the charm of Halloween comes from when I was growing up. My parents dressed up every year. And my house had more decorations than Tai Pan. Seriously. It was ridiculous. I loved putting on Halloween music and decorating the house, making themed goodies, and making my costume with my mom. We always had a really great time, pretty much the entire month of October. So in honor of it being the first day of October (even though the day is almost over and you probably won't be reading this until tomorrow (today?)) I thought I would do a post of all the things I am looking forward to doing this year, and crafts I hope to find time to make!

#halloween decor
Left: I want to bedazzle some pumpkins. I already have the jewels and bought the fake pumpkins. So hopefully this one will for sure get done!
Right: My mom bought me these really awesome skeleton candles. Now I just need to find some old candelabras to revamp to go with them. 

I also have some high hopes of making me some cute pillows for my front living room. Aren't these great? I found them over at the Chapman Place. There is an awesome tutorial and I'm definitely thinking of doing something similar...

I am going to make costumes for my puppies! Last year they were little bugs. The year before that Toulouse was "Lady Doga". Courtesy of my awesome mother!
I also hope to throw an awesome Halloween Party! If Only I had more than two friends I can think of to invite....*sigh* So Since all you wonderful bloggie friends can't come, you should look at the party I threw last year to feel involved:) It was a "ghoul's" night craft party and it was a blast! You can see it HERE

AND of course we can't forget about MY costume! So far no Ideas yet but I'll share a pic from mine and my husbands first Halloween together...

 We make a pretty cute waldo and wanda! Love my sweet man.

And yes, my husband won first prize at our own costume party. Go figure?! 

And of course toulouse as "Lady Doga"
I think this is the picture that inspired it??....

 I think my mom did an excellent job at capturing the gaga-ness Don't you?

So tell me, what are you guys looking forward to this Happy Halloween? 
xo as always!
Sarah G