Light It Up For The Holidays

If you’re a decorating, seasonal, holiday diva like me, then every year you look forward to creating a be-dazzled scenery for all the world to enjoy.  But, let’s face it, all that magic can get really expensive, so I like to light it up with these seasonal, budget friendly tips below.

 

 

 

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1. Fairy Lights

 

If you haven’t discovered the magic of fairy lights, your really missing out.

I have one plugged in year round, like the picture above, and below is the light strand that I bought on Amazon for $10.

Super Saving Tip:  You can get micro LED battery operated light sets and add them to a mason jar, wine bottle, or any vintage glassware.  It’s a great way to decorate and personalize any themed celebration.

 

 

2. Lighted Canvas Prints

 

I purchased this LED musical snowman at my local craft store, and it brought some elegance to my Christmas theme, in fact I love it so much, I left it up all through the entire winter season.

I also like how you don’t need to plug it in, and this allows you to literally place it anywhere in your home. You can find some great pictures and prices on Amazon, e-Bay, or Led Holiday Canvas Wall Art – Walmart.com

 

3. Holiday Light Projectors

 

Star Shower Slide Show

 

I’m 49 years old, and I’m over hanging outdoor Christmas lights!  I don’t like putting them up or taking them down, so the newer holiday projector lights have become my best friend, and here’s why:

● With the switch of a button, you can change your holiday season.  Halloween, Christmas, or other celebrations.
● You just stick it in the ground and point it where you want it to shine.
● It has an on and off timer, so you don’t have to worry about turning it off.
● It’s cheaper in the long run, and I don’t have to replace light bulbs.

Of course, you can also make it really, really, easy and get some really fun inflatable lawn ornament, such as this Christmas Doxie.

These are just a few inexpensive ways that I use to add some fun seasonal decor, and I would love to know what all of you do.  So, leave a comment or link below so that I can all of your bright ideas.



Zapping My Microwave Clean With Zep!

Oh….how I dread to clean my microwave!  It’s just a yuckie job that seems to take several times to get clean, fresh, and ready to go.  So, I jumped at the chance to try Zep’s Microwave Miracle Foam Cleaner, and since I am a fan of their products, I was hoping that this would zap my microwave clean and with ease.

(I was sent a free sample of Zep Microwave Miracle Foaming Cleaner to try, and then review from Crowdtap.  All of the expressed opinions are my own)

Check out my video review below:

 

 

 

So, if you would like to give Zep a try for yourself, head over to their website and see where you can buy some of this miracle cleaner for yourself.  

Here are some social media links for even more info:

Zep Twitter

Zep Facebook

Zep YouTube

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Free Painting Flowers In Acrylics Online Class

I am a huge lover of art, and could literally spend hours in the stores or online admiring paintings, sculptures, photography, or side-walk chalk drawings.  (check out my For The Love Of Art board on Pinterest)   It’s amazing to me how an artist can take a special moment in time and draw, paint, or sculpt it into something that the rest of us can enjoy for many years to come.    

I have personally used a painting or photograph as inspiration to design & color different rooms in my home.  I also like to paint unique, colorful, patterns on furniture and my walls,  but would like to learn how to paint flowers, leaves, and other nature elements.      

So, my opportunity is here, and I signed up to take this FREE  “Painting Flowers in Acrylic Class” at Craftsy.com!   I currently have a piece of furniture that I would love to paint like the Johnathan Charles design above, and save myself about $2,300!  🙂   Now, it’s probably not going to turn out as well as this, but ya never know….so please wish me luck, cause I’m gonna need it!  

Below are the details for this class, and while your there, check out the other free classes that Craftsy.com is offering.   Please let me know if you decide to join, and share your new creations!  🙂      

 

Painting Flowers in Acrylic class!

 

 

Painting Flowers in Acrylic

 

 

 

For Free You Get:

 

 

• 5 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access

• Downloadable class materials, including reference images and supplies

• Hours of up-close instruction

• Answers from other students in our virtual classroom