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Summer Holidays

Happy 4th of July, lovelies!  I hope you’re having a fabulous day spending quality time with friends and family!

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Check out some of my previous 4th of July posts below!

4th of July Week: Centerpieces

4th of July Week: Snack Time

4th of July Week: The Outfit

4th of July Week: Rice Candles

4th of July Week: For the Kiddos

For the Love of the Game

Show Your Spirit

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Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Craft Ideas, DIY, Holidays, Home Decor

Snow Candles

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s get crafty!  I found this winter craft idea on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to recreate it!  You’ll need a mason jar, window clings, Epsom salt, and a small candle.  Attach the window clings to the mason jar however you would like.  You could even start with some Christmas ones and change them to winter ones once Christmas was over.  The possibilities are endless!  Next, pour a thin layer of Epsom salt onto the bottom of the mason jar.  Then, add the candle to the center of the jar and pour more Epsom salt into the jar.  I filled it about a third full, but whatever suits your taste is fine.  Add some glitter for a fancier look.  Finally, light the candle and bask in the glory of a job well done! 
Recipe Style:
Winter Decor – put a candle and “snow” (Epsom salt) in a pretty glass jar like this one below.
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My Style:
How cute are those penguins, right?  Would you make these snow candles?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Winter crafts window clings snow candles holidays
Craft Ideas, DIY, Holidays, Home Decor

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

We’re finally back to crafting on Wednesdays!  As promised, we have a lot of great holiday craft projects lined up for you and today is no exception!  Need a quick Thanksgiving centerpiece to wow your guests?  Look no further, we’ve got you covered!
For this project, you’ll need a plastic pot, black paint, ribbon, fall decor (leaves, acorns, small pumpkins, gourds, things of this nature), and a hot glue gun.  First, paint the pot black.  Mine took 2 coats to cover completely.  Once the paint has dried, turn the pot upside down and tie a ribbon around the base of the pot.  Secure the ribbon with hot glue.  Now the fun part.  Decorate!  Using the fall decor and the hot glue, arrange the leaves, acorns, gourds, and whatever else you picked up to your liking at the base of the upside down pot.  Let dry and you’re done!  Wasn’t that easy?!?!
Recipe Style:
Dollar Store Thanksgiving Hat Centerpiece – Hip2Save
From Hip2Save

My Style:

I can almost taste the turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, and cranberry sauce now.  What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
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Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor, Home Organization

Repurposed Style

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk repurposing.  I love finding new ways to reuse items.  From coffee cans to salsa jars, I regularly scour Pinterest for new ideas to repurpose everyday items.  The other day I noticed I was getting quite a collection of salsa jars.  As anyone would do, I looked at my Let’s Get Crafty Pinterest board to see what projects were patiently waiting to be called up.  There were lots of great ideas, but I settled on making decorative storage jars for my guest bathroom.  Let’s get into it, shall we?
First thing’s first, we have to get those pesky labels off.  Usually, the labels come off pretty easily, it’s the leftover glue that’s a problem.  In the past, I have used vegetable oil and baking soda to remove the glue.  That works well, even though it does take a little elbow grease to get the job done.  In an effort to be more efficient (or maybe lazy, who knows?), I took to finding an alternative way to remove the glue.  I saw several posts that said to use a soak of hot water, baking soda, and a little dish soap.  That sounds easy enough.  I let my jars sit for a couple hours, lightly scrubbed any remaining glue off the jar, rinsed, and done!  I approve of that method!  Next, I spray painted the lids gold.  My guest bathroom is sea-themed, so instead of the fancy knobs, I used shells.  I thought about gluing the shells onto the lid first and then spray painting them, but I decided I wanted the color of the shells to remain authentic.  After the spray paint was dried, I used hot glue to attach the shells to the tops of the lids.  Finally, I filled up each jar with toiletry items and the project was complete.  
I love, love, love how these turned out!  I can’t wait for visitors so they can see the repurposed style in action!
Recipe Style:
reuse old glass jars as bathroom storage with furniture knobs
From Refresh Living
My Style:

What repurposing projects have you tackled?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor

Crafting a Home Run

Let’s Get Crafty


Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Ah, fall!  Who doesn’t love fall?  With all the apple cider, hayrack rides, pumpkin patches, football, and whatever else you can dream up, it’s difficult to remember baseball is still in full swing.  Yes, baseball is still a thing this time of year, especially if your team is one of the lucky ones to make it to postseason play.  We’re a house divided, one of us going for the Cardinals and one for the Royals.  Sadly, neither of our teams are still in, but that won’t keep us from crafting up something special to commemorate this special time of year in baseball.  Let’s slide into it!
The idea came from a Halloween post on Pinterest.  The inspiration photo shows three skulls with a candle on top.  That’s a cool idea, but I’m not much for skulls.  I wandered around the dollar store looking for something else I could use when I came across of pack of three plastic baseballs.  Score!  I added them to my basket and excitedly went home to get crafting!  For this project you’ll need, three plastic baseballs, two jar lids, a small candle, spray paint, craft paint, glitter and hot glue.  First, I spray painted my jar lids gold, any color would work, though.  Next, I took the craft paint and painted the baseballs red for the Cardinals.  It took a couple coats to get the coverage I wanted.  Next time I might try spray painting them instead as that might be easier.  If you try that, let me know how it works.  Next, I covered my candle in glue and rolled it in the glitter.  That’s messy but oh so fun!  I let everything dry overnight.  Finally, I assembled everything with hot glue.  I started by attaching one of the baseballs to a lid as a base.  Then, I attached the candle to the other lid.  Next, I glued the candle and lid to the top of a baseball.  Lastly, I glued the bottom piece to the bottom of the last baseball and the top piece to the top of the last baseball.  To be honest, I thought it would break as it’s pretty top heavy.  However, I’m happy to report that it’s still going strong and in one piece!  Yay!  How about that for a fun, fall baseball craft project!
Recipe Style:
From Mom Dot
My Style:
Who’s your favorite baseball team?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Budget Shopping, Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor

Silver Transformation

Let’s Get Crafty

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s get crafty!  This project is so chic and surprisingly easy and inexpensive!  Now, that’s a hard combination to beat if you ask me!  Let’s get right into the fun, shall we?


I was up to my usual Pinterest browsing one night when I came across today’s inspiration photo.  It looked easy enough, so I set off for the dollar store for supplies.  You’ll need 3 silver trays (I opted for the oval ones, but they have round and I think square ones too), wall stickers, paint (I used some craft paint I had on hand, but you could also use spray paint), wire, and hot glue.  I started off by painting the trays. The inspiration pic shows them completely painted, however, I opted to paint only the middle section.  After letting the paint dry completely, I took a 3-4″ piece of wire and folded it in half creating a loop.  I attached the unlooped ends to the back of the tray using hot glue.  After ensuring the hot glue was good and dry, I added the stickers to each tray.  Voila!  A cute and fun wall hanging for your home sweet home!

Recipe Style:
DIY Wall Decor Using Dollar Tree Trays and Dollar Tree Stickers.
From Our Cozy Cottage
My Style:

What do you think of this craft project?  Would you give it a try?

That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,
MissyAnn


Craft Ideas, DIY, Home Decor

Fall in Frames

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today we have another quick and easy fall craft for you! I love the idea of the inspiration photo. I took to Google to figure out how to recreate this fabulous idea. I searched for word cloud creators, but couldn’t find one I liked. Then I thought, perhaps there’s an app for that. Turns out, there is! It’s an app called Word Cloud. It’s really easy to use. Simply input your words, choose your color scheme, a shape, fonts, size, and you’re done!  Simple, right? To print the picture, I shared the image to Walgreens and framed it in a dollar store frame. That’s it! An easy and personalized way to dress up your home for fall!
Recipe Style:
Fall Subway Art - Free Printable!
From the Kurtz Corner
My Style:

Have you used a word cloud generator? Which one would you recommend?.
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post for an all new Fabulous Finds Friday!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Craft Ideas, DIY, Holidays, Home Decor

Falling for Vases

Easy and Quick Fall Decorations

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Are you ready for some more fall crafts? I know I am. Let’s get into today’s project, shall we? I’m not much into centerpieces, but I do have a beautiful glass vase sitting on my dining room table. It could use a little dressing up for fall, so I took to Pinterest to get some ideas. Using leaves either around the vase or tucked inside were my top contenders. Off to the dollar store I went to find supplies. Now we all know I love the dollar store, but their leaf garlands left a lot to be desired. The garlands were about 3 feet or so long and had less than 10 leaves total. #notimpressed For the sake of the project, though, I bought 3 and went home. Because the garlands were so sparse, I ended up tucking 2 of them inside the vase around a candle and arranging 1 outside at the base of the vase. I gotta say, I’m not totally mad at the end result. For more options, you could use flowers or pretty much whatever fits inside the vase. Even better, this is another project you could easily adapt to the changing seasons or holidays. Don’t you just love versatile decorations? I know I do!
Where’s your favorite place to buy fall decor?
That’s all for today. See you Friday for another installment of Fabulous Finds Friday! It may or may not be about skin care, and you may or may not be astounded at the results. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this one!
lylas,
MissyAnn