Merry Christmas!

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As I’m sitting here in my living room enjoying a hot cup of cocoa, I’m reminiscing all the wonderful things that has happened in the year 2013.  My husband and I travelled to Europe (again), my good friend at work is having twin girls (so going to be their fashion stylist..), I’m more than half way done my post graduate diploma, my brother came back for the holidays and oh yeah, I started this blog which I love!  I’m excited for the new year but I’m also trying to savour this year as much as I can before stepping into a brand new year.  Either way, I hope you’ve had a very merry Christmas with your family and are enjoying the holidays!  Cheers!! xoxo

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Perfect Gifts For Her

perfect gifts for her

Leopard Clutch/Monogram Ornament/Voluspa Candle/Kate Spade Holiday Cards/Cheese Knives/Deer Print/Glittery Clutch/Robe/Scarf/Mug/Glass/Notebook

I was browsing through Chapters over the weekend and I must say I am super impressed with their home and style items this season.  Since we’ve officially entered December, I thought it would probably be a good idea to start Christmas shopping.  I wish I was one of those keeners that have everything bought and wrapped before eggnog lattes are back at Starbucks.  Anyhoos, here are a few of my favourite picks!  Have a nice day! =) xo

DIY – Sunglasses Display

I think I am addicted to pinterest.  There’s just so many great ideas out there with endless possibilities.  The real problem is making time to put those creative ideas to life.  Hence, the diy projects that I usually select need to be of three things:  1) Is it Useful? 2) Do I have most of the equipment or tools? 3) Is it relatively easy to make?  This sunglasses holder met all three requirements so I got right down to work.

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Here is what you will need:

A frame

Paint & brush (optional – I painted mine white)

steel wire

screw eyes

wire cutter

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I bought this vintage frame for $10.  I loved the detailing of the frame but not so much the color so went out and bought some paint

IMG_8235Always make sure you check the edges whenever you buy frames.  Damaged corners are sometimes covered by cardboard protectors so always request to see the corners before purchasing.

IMG_8237I have lots of paint but because this was a small project, I decided to just go buy a small bottle of Martha Stewart’s craft paint.  I used the glossy white finish.  I wanted the frame to blend in to the wall so that the sunglasses would really pop.  I applied about 3 coats.

IMG_8403After allowing the paint to dry, I measured where I wanted the sunglasses to hang and applied the screw eyes to the right spot.

IMG_8405Stretch the steel wire as much as you can and secure it on both ends via the screw eyes.

IMG_8415Hang sunglasses et Voila! IMG_8416No more sunglasses clutter on my nightstand.