I love cheap and easy decorating tips. I heard of one that seemed perfect for one of my now empty light bulbs. I won’t do it again, not because it didn’t turn out nicely, it did, but because of the smell.
I used to work in Cosmetology, so I am very familiar with all kinds of chemicals, they never bothered me, but it’s been years since I used any or had them in my home. Imagine my surprise when I opened a bottle of nail polish and was hit by such awful fumes!
First rant of the day
When we hear about low VOC paints for our homes, why isn’t anyone talking about nail polish, I mean the fumes were worse than any paint I’ve smelled in all my years. Why aren’t we hearing warnings about nail polish, I mean not only are women wearing it, but they are putting it on the little one’s as well. If you are so concerned that you buy low VOC paint to paint a room and keep your children out of smoky places shouldn’t you consider nail polish too?
The kids are coming over today so I will let them help finish this and hang it on the tree.
Do you remember the lamp I found at the local thrift shop that was all in gold? Gold is not my favorite finish! I finally took some time to do a little something to it. The band on the shade was coming off, glued that back on and added a little of my favorite blue paint (that I used on the first end table) and a coat of spray paint to the lamp itself. It fits in much better now.
A close up of the shade.
A little shopping splurge
I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anything this year to decorate for the holidays, but just couldn’t resist two small poinsettia plants. Did I really blow my promise to myself? It’s living doesn’t that mean it gets and exception to the rule?
One more down
I had finished a couple of scarves a while ago for the grand daughters for Christmas, and now I can say my grand son’s is finished as well. His winter coat is orange and white, he needed a hat, which I’ve already given him where I used the same two colors, but reversed them using a green border on the hat.
The colors are brighter than they appear in this photo, they are called neon but aren’t quite that in-your-face either. So picture something in between neon and what you see here.
I had a little green left over that wasn’t worth saving for much so I made a quick pot holder to have this year. I only have two pot holders so with company an extra would be useful.
I can also say my Christmas shopping is finished. I purchased the last of my gifts yesterday morning!! Yep all done by December 3rd.
Final rant of the day
It’s bad enough to get junk mail when I’ve tried everything I can think of to stop it. I have to admit I’ve done pretty well slowing it down, but with the holidays for some reason I’ve been getting 1 or 2 a week. Today’s junk mail takes the cake when it comes to waste.
If there is one thing that seems to escape the ban on junk mail here it’s from a car dealership. I get these huge 11 x13 card stock with a plastic key attached to it a couple of times a year. Today’s didn’t have a plastic key, isn’t that bad enough? No this is what it had.
Yep, a piece of plastic that when you pull the tab lights up with your secret number. You have three days to stop in to the dealership to claim your new car for a special savings. I’m guessing the battery in this thing will last at least those 3 days. I can’t recycle this plastic, it’s not coded and I would have to figure out how to take this apart, looks like I will have to break it, to get to the battery. How many of these things are ending up in the trash with a battery inside them. What a waste!!! Has anyone else gotten one of these or is it just around here that these are being mailed out?