Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Everyone Needs a Little Glitter!

What girl doesn't like a little extra glitter? I do!

A few weeks ago my mom and I were hosting a bridal shower for a childhood friend of mine and we wanted to do something special for the favors.  I immediately took to Pinterest to look for a unique DIY gift.  I saw some glitter wine glasses and just had to make them!

Here are the supplies you will need:
  • Wine glasses (I got mine cheap at IKEA)

  • Acetone

  • Cotton balls

  • Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Glue in Gloss Finish

  • Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter

  • Sponge Paintbrushes

  • Krylon Acrylic Spray Pain

  • Press n Seal or Saran Wrap

Step by Step:
  1. Clean the area of the glass you'd like to decorate using a cotton ball soaked in acetone.

  2. Use a foam paintbrush to paint a coat of decoupage onto the wine glass (I decided to only do the stems of the glass).

  3. Sprinkle glitter over the decoupage while it's still wet.

  4. Let the glitter and decoupage set.

  5. Repeat steps 2-4 if one layer of glitter wasn't enough.

  6. Let glasses sit overnight.

  7. The next day, use Press n Seal to "tape" off any part of the glass where there isn't glitter.

  8. Spray the Krylon Acrylic Spray over all the glitter in light even burts.

  9. Apply 3-4 coats of Krylon Acrylic Spray.

  10. Let sit overnight.

  11. Wash glass by hand, drink, and enjoy!


We decidecd to put the girls names on the glasses with some ribbon and tags.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and can't wait to see what you create!

Please note: These glasses can only be handwashed.  We have washed ours a few times now and no glitter has been removed but be careful with cleaning them.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


I promise I know how to spell Cincinnati! But this weekend was Homecoming for UC and our theme for Homecoming was Zinzinnati Oktoberfest! This year I was a float judge for the 3rd year in a row! I really enjoy judging the floats because I get to see all the work that went into them close up! Having a great seat to watch the parade helps too!

I really enjoyed that UC incorporated the Oktoberfest theme into Homecoming since it was also the same weekend in Cincinnati! It made for a great atmosphere and bigger crowds.

This year, since Nippert Stadium is under construction, our Homecoming parade was held down at The Banks between the Reds stadium and the Bengals stadium! I'm enjoying having this seasons games down at Paul Brown Stadium because we can tailgate and also have lots of restaurants and bars around the stadium for before and after the game!





Sunday, September 21, 2014

One Happy Whovian

This weekened was without a doubt an epic experience!

Why you ask? I got to meet the 8th Doctor at the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

(He even signed my book, spontaneously hugged me and *gasp* kissed me on the cheek! Yes- I had a fangirl moment!)


If you have never watched Doctor Who before, you may not understand why I find this SO awesome!  So let me explain.  I have been a Doctor Who fan (or as we call ourselves: a Whovian) for quite some time! Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction show in history and first aired in 1963.  Even though it is the longest running TV series, it has had quite a few actors play the role of the Doctor, 12 to be exact.  The show is marvoloues because it can get away with changing the actor who plays the main character by having him "regenerate" into a different actor.

Unforunately, I have come to realize that as a Whovian, we cannot fully explain the greatness of Doctor Who to a non-watcher without sounding completely insane while doing it! So I won't try to here! But I will urge anyone who hasn't seen the show to please go to Netflix and do so.  You'll thank me later.

Here are some of my other favorite moments from the Comic Expo this weekend!



So let me leave you with some wise words from the Doctor.

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”
— The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 13

Monday, September 15, 2014

I've got sunshine...

Good for you if you didn't sing the rest of those lyrics after you read the title of this post! I had it stuck in my head while I was making this cake!

This past weekend I made a smash cake for Kinley, an adorable one year old.  Her theme was sunshine and this was what I came up with!


I was so happy to hear she dug into the cake a tiny bit when it was time! One of these days a kid will just destroy a smash cake I make! Isn't she just such a cutie?


So glad I got to see Elise when I dropped of the cake! I don't see her often enough and can't wait to spend Halloween with her in New Orleans! 


Hope everyone has a little sunshine in their week!