My little sister, Chelsea has been suffering with Lyme Disease since she was five years old. She is now 17. There are many children and people struggling with Lyme Disease just like her. So, about 3 years ago I started a run, triathlon team that raises awareness of Lyme Disease, Team Lyme. We wear our bright lime green Team Lyme gear when we participate in any run, tri or any other event. We have over one-hundred members of all ages and fitness levels that live across the country. Read the most recent news about Chelsea, Team Lyme and Lyme Disease news in the Team Lyme e-newsletter, hot off the press!
As a kid, I remember the crochet covered tissue box on the back of the toilet. My mom had a few designs and would switch out the crochet covers based on holiday.
I was never too fond of the crochet look and ever since I’ve lived on my own, my tissue boxes are always naked. But, is this not cool anymore? As I flipped through my Pottery Barn Catalog I noticed a MONOGRAMMED tissue box cover! Personalizing your tissues! This must be the Gucci of tissue box covers.
This finding attracted me to do some research on covering up tissue boxes. I found some crazy creative tissue box covers out there and picked my favorites to share with you…
Halloween is just around the corner! I have always created homemade costumes because they are cheap, one-of-a kind and you never know what inspiration you will find at the local thrift store. Here are some of my creations through the years:
Deal or No Deal
We thought of this and made this costume ten minutes before we left for a halloween party. OK, so covering my husband with toilet paper and calling him an ASS WIPE is not the most creative but it got a lot of laughs. If you do this halloween costume idea, make sure you have a sign that says what you are.
Coffee Table costume
Hence, why I was a coffee table for Halloween. I hot glued a pill case, plastic tea cup, old remote control, picture frame (with old lady picture which i printed out from online) and, of course, reader’s digest … $6 total. Score!
Tourist and Duff Man
Last year I was Duff Man from one of my favorite TV shows, The Simpsons. Pj was a tourist. I bought American window decals at the dollar store and pasted them on PJ’s shirt. The flags and fanny pack and camera we had lying around the house.
I wrote “Duff” in marker on some paper, cut and taped on my Phillies hat, empty soda cans, and my tank top. I bought the tights, white gloves (.99) and the underwear at Kmart. The cape was one of my bridesmaid’s shawls and I safety pinned a ribbon to it so I could tie it around my neck. I glue gunned the empty cans to an old belt. Luckily my friend had white go-go boots although I only needed one since I broke my foot. ha! Pictured with Heidi Montag and an 80’s chick!
Quite possibly the fastest DYI couples Halloween costume…A Corndog! Everything was purchased from Kmart, ACME and Michael’s Craft Store a few hours before our halloween party. At Michaels, I bought a cheap, bright yellow t-shirt for the corn costume, black felt sheets for the dog’s ears and white and brown sticky felt sheets for the spots. I bought corn kernels and frozen corndogs at ACME and the pants at Kmart.
To make the costumes: I drew a corn on the yellow t-shirt with a Sharpie marker. I went crazy with the glue gun and poured glue all over the corn drawing. Then, literally dumped corn kernels on the hot glue. I ran outside and cut some corn husks from our outdoor fall display…I tucked those in the elastic of my husband’s pants. For my costume, I cut out the ears and spots from the felt. Tucked the ears into my pigtail rubber bands then, stuck the dots and spots all over my outfit. A little black liquid eye liner on my nose and DONE! A unique, cute Halloween couples costume!
Stay tuned for this year’s homemade costume….
You know how they say we have a “creative” side of the brain and a “logical” side of the brain? Well, my creative side is for sure, the most dominant.
Whether I am re-painting a piece of furniture, cooking, designing a logo or creating a website, I love being creative! So, I’m going to try-out this blog thing and share my ideas, creations, mistakes and helpful tips. I hope my blog inspires you to pick up a paint brush, spatula or computer mouse, and create!