Theft Protection with some bling!

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Were you aware that “duck tape” is like a whole movement now? There are literally hundred of patterns

IMG_1236.JPGNot to mention a gazillion ideas of tape related crafts out there to be made. One of the favorite ones I’ve seen so far is this floor…

IMG_1235.JPGA friend of mine made a corset out of duct tape back in high school but it was just the plain old silver kind, imagine the possibilities now!
Anyway, this has been my roundabout way of getting to today’s post. If you’re like me, your iphone seems to always be dead but every time you go to plug it in, your charger is missing! (Granted sometimes I am the actual culprit, having moved it to another room and forgotten about it) but sometimes it’s the butchers fault too.
Other times, you take your charger to someone’s house and next thing you know, there’s a sea of white squares plugged into various outlets and you have no clue which one, if any of them, belong to you. Well thanks to duck tape (I chose, of course, a lovely silver glitter bling) you can have a personalized, adorable, theft proof phone charger within seconds! Just apply your pattern of choice to the charger, trim, and voila!

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Top it off…

Julia Child said it best, “A party without cake is just a meeting.”

Cake makes everything better. So for my in-law’s 32nd anniversary I ordered a delicious chocolate ganache cake from our local Publix. Normally I’d make the cake but my MIL had been eyeing this one for a while so I knew she’d love it. I wanted to dress the cake up a little and make it extra special with some kind of cake topper. Other than cake, what makes everything better? GLITTER! So I pulled out my trusty glue gun and picked a lovely gold glitter from my abundant collection. Here’s what I did…

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On a piece of parchment paper I wrote in glue a 3, a 2, and a heart. But obviously you could do whatever you want, even a word or phrase. Immediately after {hurry you don’t want it to dry!} insert a wooden skewer onto the bottom of the glue. Sprinkle generously with glitter. {You could also use paper confetti, or even rainbow sprinkles!} Let it dry and turn over, trace with glue, and sprinkle again. Once completely dry, trim skewers to the length of your cake and there you have it, some super easy, basically free, bling bling for your cake!

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That’s my name, don’t wear it out!

What is that expression from and why did my dad always say it when we were growing up? I’m sure if he ever actually remembers to read my blog he’ll give me the exact reference from which it was taken…that’s right Donald, I’m talking to you! Anyway incase you don’t know,my married name is Rao so when my partner in crime and I saw this little decorative fall branch with three wheat hangy things for super cheap at JoAnn’s we knew it would be a perfect autumnal decorative piece and easy to personalize for my three lettered last name! I simply bought plain thin wooden letters, drew chevrons and polka dots (to make it “trendy” like Ang suggested) with a brown marker, accented with gold glitter because I mean come on, EVERYTHING is better with glitter, and hot glued the letters onto the wheat hangy things (I’m sorry I can’t be more technical, I guess they’re actually mini wreaths?) So here’s the final product, I love the way it turned out and I hope it inspires you to personalize something for your home!

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