Glitter Snowflakes

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These snowflakes, originally found here, were super easy to make, but took a long time, 15 plus hours to dry.  The plan was for this to be a craft for Reagan and I to do on a super chilly, 9 degree, day here in Rochester.  Unfortunately, the only part of this craft that Reagan was able to participate in was the shaking of the glitter onto the glue.  She wasn’t super disappointed, and luckily I still had left overs on hand from a Snow Man craft that we did a week or so back.

Materials

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Writing Utensil- we used a black marker

Wax Paper

White liquid Glue

Glitter- we used silver

Needle

Thread- we used white

Directions

IMG_0057Free hand draw as many snowflakes as you would like to make onto a piece of paper.

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IMG_0062Cover your piece of paper with a sheet of wax paper. Using your glue, trace your snowflake.

IMG_0063IMG_0064IMG_0066 Cover snowflakes with glitter and leave to dry overnight.

IMG_0144When completely dry; carefully peel the snowflakes off of the wax paper.  I obviously wasn’t successful in peeling off each snowflake, but no snowflake is the same or perfect, so I we still used the ones that didn’t peel off perfectly.

IMG_0148IMG_0149IMG_0150 Using a needle and thread, poke a hole into the top of each snowflake and thread the string through.  Tie a knot to create a loop.

IMG_0154IMG_0153IMG_0151  We used our snowflakes to decorate our bar in the the kitchen.  The snowflakes add the perfect amount of sparkle to our kitchen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday Favorites

Hoping to squeeze in a visit to my favorite tree this weekend!

Merry early Christmas from Beyonce today!  She surprised the entire industry.

Mindy Kaling is always good for a guaranteed laugh, this was no exception.

Can’t wait to try this guac recipe!

What an inspiring husband :)

The internet and texting have ruined spelling…I see far too many homophones misused everyday.

What a special gift to her parents.

There are so many sales going on right now, that there is no reason to pay full price when holiday shopping!  Here are just a few: 

25% off the entire Lo&Sons site.  They make the most incredible bags, especially for travel!

30% off your entire purchase at J.Crew in store and online now through Christmas Eve. I have my eye on this, this and this among the majority of the site.

and then Factory is 50% off the entire site plus 10-20% off of that!

Everything’s 30-50% off at Old Navy through Sunday

C.Wonder is additional 40% off sale and 30% off 3 jewelry items

Piperlime is additional 50% off sale

Ann Taylor is additional 60% off sale & Loft is 40% off jewelry and 50% off sale

Up to 70% off markdowns at West Elm

40% off online at Gap until 12/14

Spotlight On: Hats & Scarves

Winter Accesories

Infinity: left / center / right

Trapper Hats: left / center / right

Beanies: left / center / right

Scarves: left / center / right

Snow is falling here in NYC which means you may need some fun, new winter accessories.  I like to shop around for highs and lows to mix and match.  The easiest way to change up that black winter coat is to wear a different hat or scarf!

Mini Mallow Man

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Who doesn’t love a craft that you can snack on the ingredients while making!

Ingredients
Mini marshmallows
Pretzel Sticks
Glue
Construction Paper
White Paint
Black Paint or Black Marker
Orange Paint or Orange Marker
Smithing to hold paint

Directions
Draw three circles to make an outline of your snowman. I traced three different sized circular objects in the attempt to create perfect circles.

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Using glue trace around one circle and allow your child to place the mini marshmallows on the glue. Continue the same way with the last two circles.

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Using glue draw two lines off of the middle circle for the arms. Have your child place a pretzel stick on top of the lined glue for the snow mans arms.

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Have your child dip a mini marshmallow into white paint, like a stamp, and use the marshmallow to make snow!

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Paint on a hat, eyes, a mouth and buttons with the black paint. And a carrot nose, with the orange paint.

Allow to dry.
First winter craft of many! Enjoy!

Spotlight On: J.Crew Sweaters

20131203-080237.jpgGrowing up in New York, we are accustomed to bundling up for half of the year.  But no one says you can’t look stylish under all those layers of jackets and sport some cute sweaters.  J.Crew has been bringing their best this year and sweaters are no exception.  I rounded up some of my favorites but there are even more to love and even better they are all 30% until Thursday using the code HOLIDAYSALE.

Color Blocking: left / center / right 

Fair Isle: left / center / right 

Delicate Details: left / center / right