Holy crap, I just sewed a gown!

*knock, knock, knock* “Heather?”

Yes. I’m alive. Please know I haven’t forgotten about you little bloggy blog of mine! It has been quite some time and in between work-outs, trying to keep up with my shop, working and trying to keep my social life at least a little bit afloat, I’ve spent the remainder of my time asleep. And these hours are very few and far between. So weekends, the free moments I have, oh you better believe I am snug in my bed, blissfully napping.

Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten that days only have 24 hours in them and have had none left over to just sit. I miss sitting. And staring off into oblivion. And it’s my favorite time of year to do so… I need to find time to do that. Outside in a pair of jeans, a warm sweater, a hot cider and my thoughts. Doesn’t that sound glorious?

But I’m glad to get a chance and touch base with my blogging world. I feel like we need to sit down on a cafe terrace, sip lattes and talk about the weather, our families and Bethenny Frankle’s new talk show (God she’s hysterical, I adore her) and Tamra Judge’s wedding (GORGEOUS!).

In the meantime, let me share my biggest feat to date… or at least what feels like it to me.

I sewed a gown.

*pause for reaction*

Yes, I said gown. Remember last year’s Comic Con that I slacked and never put up pictures from like I promised? Yeah, so that happened again. But the shirt wasn’t enough this year, I had to kick it up a notch. So to Cosplay City we went. I did. I cosplayed. I wore a costume. And walked around downtown Baltimore. Like the ridiculously awesome fool I am. That happened. This is real life right here.

Join me on my sewing adventure.

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DIY: Iron-On Vinyl Shirt

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First off, I’ve extended my give-away! It will now be up through June 21st: The First Day of Summer! (Ah em, are you catching the clue here? No, seriously, it’s going to be a fun give-away. 🙂

I was out of work sick yesterday and realized that in the midst of making all of these t-shirts, I haven’t made one for myself in a while! I had this design up for weeks in my Cricut Craft Room, but just hadn’t gotten around to making the shirt!

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DIY: Family Canvas Wall Decor

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve been a blogging slacker for the past few weeks. A few weeks ago I took a “staycation” and decided I was going to focus on me, myself and I. Unfortunately, the social media blogette side of me also went on holiday and thus, the updates having been occurring regularly: including “Treasury Tuesday”, etc.

So, I missed Mother’s Day a few weeks ago. But I hope you all had a GREAT Mother’s Day and enjoyed it with your kids, mothers, wives, sisters, etc. After taking my nephew to get his driver’s license that Friday, we all went out for celebratory froyo. My 5-year-old niece turned to my sister and said “Happy Mothers Day Mom!” and then turned to me and said “Happy Mothers Day Heather!” While I have not physically had children myself, I feel very protective and maternal towards my niece and nephew as well as our pup and all of my little craft projects. So I smiled really big and said “Thanks darlin!”

For my mother, I made a wall decoration that we’ve placed in the kitchen. It has one of my favorite quotes, that I think sums up our family pretty accurately. As she gave me my Cricut for my birthday, I wanted to use it to make her something she could see everyday as a reminder of:

  1. What an awesome daughter I am 😉
  2. What a great family we are

We really are and it’s not to say that we haven’t had our ups and downs (and sometimes disownments) but that’s what makes our family so ridiculous and amazing. No matter the hardships, we’ve all stuck together.

In the great words of Caroline Manzo: LET ME TELL YOU-A SOMETHING ABOUT MY FAMILY! WE ARE THICK AS THIEVES.

It’s true.

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Make your own Paleo Pizza!

Don’t forget about the crafty giveaway!

Life update!

So the life overhaul has taken a turn down a different path as of late. Remember the “I’m going to move out! I’m going to conquer the world! I’m going to be awesome!” Well the latter two are still true: I’m still on my route to conquer the world and I’m (and, no lie, always have been) a  pretty awesome person… but the first kind of got downgraded to “Eh, I’ll move out eventually.” How blessed am I to have such amazing parents that just want to see me get on my feet and be me? I’m VERY blessed. I can proudly say my parents have only ever wanted the best for me and if that means taking the time (and most importantly money) to take care of myself right now, then so be it. SO, the apartment funds have currently gone to my health and I honestly couldn’t have made a better decision in that arena. I’m feeling so much better about life, my body is slimming again, I am feeling refreshed and less toxic, and feeling no craziness! I have felt a little overwhelmed with everything (work, shop, gym, etc) but the good kind, not the “Holy crap I could have a nervous breakdown any minute!” kind. So I took off last week to rejuvenate and kick out some much-needed rest and recovery that was needed. Wash that craziness away… and I did!

I may have gone a little nuts though… just a teensy-weensy bit: A week ago I decided I was going to go… yup… you guessed it… PALEO. Whaaaat?

First off, let me say that I’m kind of a modified paleo-ite. I feel like the “true” paleo person is the one who only eats all organic food, no processed foods, most importantly: no processed carbs. But screw it, I’m my kind of paleo and that has meant putting some processed foods into my lifestyle: greek yogurt, cheese, Quest bars (that I just can’t seem to give up). At least I’m not consuming so many unneeded chemicals that I was! Even a short time ago…

Anyhoo, I’m a huge pizza-aholic. Dad got us on this kick that every Friday was pizza night and it was my favorite night of the week so you can bet your bottom dollar that I pigged out like mad crazy. Ever since I started with my trainer, I’ve tried to be über careful of the dreaded pizza with its bleached flour, sugary sauces and deliciously, oozy and greasy cheese… Can we talk about how I NEED pizza in my life?

I was so excited when I found the Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe on Pinterest. All you have to do is search for it and there are a gagillion posts from other bloggers about how they make their own crust with cauliflower. SO, I bought a head of cauliflower (is that what they call it?) and decided I was going to do it, I was going to make cauliflower pizza crust even though I can’t stand the smell of fresh cauliflower itself!

No seriously, that stuff smells god awful to me, why am I the only one who can  see smell that?

Anyhoo, there is something you should know about cauliflower: that crap is hard to chop up into tiny pieces, a la the recipe. Blenders? Yeah, that doesn’t work… believe me, I tried all of them in my household. After my extreme bought of frustration (and sending my father into a similar bought of frustration over the situation) I gave up, threw the rest of the cauliflower in a tub and threw it in the fridge.

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Feeling so discouraged, I searched for an alternative paleo pizza recipe and found a little gem of a video for paleo pizza crust… that I couldn’t find again… This is becoming a theme of mine with healthier recipes. So I made it up from what I could remember. (If it might have been your video, please send me a message!)

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Now, I say “Not so 100%” because I’m sure I’ve added way too much cheese to make sense in the world. Though if anything it’s about 95% paleo, so that’s a win! … Right?

Anyway… (EDITED CONTENT BELOW!)

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1/8 c of coconut flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 c of almond flour (edited to add)
  • 1/3 c of ground flax-seed
  • 1/4 c of almond milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Seasoning (I added 2 tbsp of garlic salt, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp ground pepper

Pizza:

  • Organic Pizza Sauce
  • Low-fat, Low-moisture mozzarella cheese (can be pre-shreaded – there comes that “almost paleo”!)
  • Turkey Bacon or Kielbasa

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Happy Birthday Blog Giveaway!

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So, only a short time ago, my itty bitty blog turned one! ONE! YAY!

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I can’t believe it’s been a whole year! I want to thank YOU for following, trying, and just checking out my little piece of internet heaven! So to thank you for being amazing Glitterettes, I’m doing a…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG GIVEAWAY!

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That’s right! YOU could win a bunch of crafty goodness from moi in celebration of “Glitter in the Air” turning one!

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How to enter:

1. Like this post!

2. Like the “Glitter in the Air” Facebook page and comment to let me know!

3. Comment on this post about your favorite birthday memory/celebration!

4. Share your favorite “Glitter in the Air” post!

5. Reblog this to your blog and put a link in your comment!

6. Pin this post and put a link in your comment!

Each one is a chance to nab some crafty tools, hand made items and love sent from me! Enter by May 30th June 21st for your chance to win! Winner will be announced the following weekend!

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So get crackin’ and tell all your friends! Because who doesn’t like free stuff?!

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Love, hugs and fairy dust,

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Treasury Tuesday: Put a lid on it

Good Morning!

Today’s Treasury Tuesday holds a little place in my heart. Mason jars have made a huge comeback in the past few years as a key piece of decor or usage, especially within the crafting world. We know from past posts that I adore them, especially being from the country. Who knew there would be so many different ways to use them now besides preserving fruits and veggies!IMG_5513

Last Sunday at my cousins baby shower, my Mom’s cousin gave us all a special gift. She had found my Great-Grandmother’s old canning jars and gave us each one as a memento. How special is that?! She wrote up the whole history of the jars, some of the original blue Ball jars (which, I found out were blue due to a mineral they used in the sand) and some the Atlas jars with glass tops, and no one knew which jar they got until they opened their bag.

Upon opening my bag and reading the history of these fantastic jars and how long they had been with our family, I found that I got received one of the original Atlas jars with the glass and clasp lid. Knowing that this was once owned by my great-grandmother, someone I never had the pleasure to meet, made my heart swell. I love learning about my heritage and always know that my family has some great stories and history to share with us. Such an amazing and special gift Dolores gave us all. I can’t wait to be able to pass this down to my children and relay the story to them some day.

Dolores, thank you so much for the kind gift! And I promise–crossing my heart many times–that I will NEVER put glitter or deface that beautiful jar. 😉

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Without further ado, here is this weeks treasury:

Treasury Tuesday: Put a lid on it

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I can honestly say I’m not sure which item is my favorite out of this weeks treasury! Check it out!

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Treasury Tuesday: Color Blocking

‘Ello! Welcome to spring!

We had a great weekend in our family! It was baby shower time for my cousin Courtney, which, turned into a family reunion for us! So wonderful to see everyone! And what a gorgeous day to celebrate!

In conjunction with favorite spring colors from last week, I’m also loving the neon color blocking trend that’s come back in-style in the past few years! I always feel very mod with color blocking, especially with the addition of geometric patterns and shapes!

Check out my favorite finds from Etsy that feature color blocking!

Treasury Tuesday: Color Blocking

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First off, I FLOVE the color combinations! I am obsessed with the tote bag by meilingerbags and the orange and pink beaded necklace by JustineJustine!

How do you rock the color blocking?!

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