Merry Christmas!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas or another holiday! We celebrate Christmas and I am loving having an extra day off of my day job this week 🙂 Then this weekend Draz and I are headed to my parents to celebrate with them. I can’t wait to see their house! My mom always goes all out every year for the holidays and it always looks great!

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I hope you have a great holiday, filled with family, friends, love and some delicious food!

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DIY Dessert Bowls

Are you hosting a meal this holiday season? Or maybe just would like some unique dessert bowls for a special dinner? Then these dessert bowls might be the perfect DIY to add to the tablescape!

These were inspired by this post by Jenna over at The Painted Apron and really got me thinking about something similar I could do to dress up my next special dinner! If you haven’t checked out her blog, you really should! She has some fantastic projects and so much more!

Draz (Formerly known as Boyfriend) doesn’t drink wine, so we didn’t really have a need for the wine glasses that were done in the inspiration post. But I do love making special desserts! So I pulled out my plain glass dessert bowls! (I have a set of 4)

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They are pretty, but also kinda plain. Now, I don’t have any golf leaf like in the other post, but I do have silver liquid leaf! I decided to basically allow it to drip as it would, creating a more organic design. My original idea involved putting dots on the bowl too, hence the sponge. I ended up decided those would be too much and I liked it the way it was, so the sponge wasn’t needed. Also, use a cheap paintbrush for this; it will be ruined when you are done!

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To get these drips, I loaded up the paint brush and ran it around the base in a thick line. Each bowl took at least 5-6 times reloading the paintbrush to get this effect.

After the drips dried in this direction, I turned over bowls and did drips the other direction as well.

And then they were done! Excluding drying time, this project takes less than 20 minutes of active work….perfect for a quick DIY before the holidays arrive!

I didn’t have any desserts on hand, but I did have this delicious post-workout smoothie! I love how the drips look around the food and can’t wait to see how they look with some mousse!

Do you like doing DIYs for the holidays? If so, are you making anything this year?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

The holiday season seemed to sneak up on me this year and before I realized, Thanksgiving was here!

I have so much to be thankful for…Renewing relationships with some of my extended family, making some very positive changes to myself and my life, my loving parents and boyfriend, my home, and this blog and all the people it has brought into my life!

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends, some delicious food and lots of laughs!

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving? What are some things you are thankful for this year?

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