The view out my front window makes me smile. I took a heart-shaped grapevine wreath (purchased at Michael’s Craft store for a few bucks), spray painted it with White Gloss enamel and wrapped a few strands of bright pink lights around it. Then added an organza bow…presto, Instant Valentines!
QUICKIE HEART SACHET TUTORIAL
I also made some pink polka dot heart sachets for my daughter. Here’s what you do:
- Cut out 2 heart shapes using a template.
- Add a ribbon to hang.
- Embellish with appliques, embroidery, lace and/or ruffles.
- Stitch hearts right sides together (leaving a small opening for turning).
- Turn and stuff with poly-fil and some potpourri.
- Hand sew opening closed.
- Stand back and smile!
OTHER VALENTINE TUTORIALS
MAGNET OF LOVE
Inspired by Design*Sponge’s Refrigerator Facelift, I think I’ll jazz up my metal fabric storage cabinets with some magnetic valentines! How clever am I? Stay tuned.
SEWING BOOK WINNER
The lucky winner is Beth who posted a link to Joyful Abode’s Crocheted Valentine Brooches tutorial! (Beth, be sure to email me your mailing address).
ZERO CALORIE CUPCAKES
Check out these awesome FAUX cupcakes that arrived yesterday from Jenni B Originals! When I tell you they are AMAZING, I’m not kidding. I bought these for Socialite Sister™ (who is always on a diet), but I’m having second thoughts. They look much nicer in my kitchen as my decor is pink and brown and hers is not…LOL!
Jenni surprised me with a free chocolate covered strawberry! It even has a magnet on it to hang on my refrigerator! Check out her blog to see all her past creations!
SLIP SLIDING AWAY
Yesterday afternoon, it started snowing here in NYC.
And once again, dread set it. Although it was only two inches of snow, because of the low temperature, it instantly became a sheet of ice.
See…something is wrong with me. Out of nowhere, I’ve become PETRIFIED to drive in snow and ice!Now, first let me say, I’ve lived here all my life and have weathered many snow storms. I’ve driven for over twenty years and never had an accident in the snow (although I did flip a truck 6 times on a sunny day 13 years ago).
The problem started right before Christmas when we had our first snowfall. I drove to the corner and my big arse car slid when I applied the brakes. I was in tears. I came home and begged Mr. Diva to pick up my son from school. I surely thought I’d get killed in a car accident if I attempted to go myself.
Fast forward to yesterday. It starts snowing an hour before it’s time to go. I mentally prepare myself for the 2 mile trek to my son’s school. I get half-way to my destination, when a NYC bus pulls into the bus stop and unexpectedly noses the bus’ front into my lane of traffic.
So quickly, I hit my breaks…and my car slid about 10 feet barely missing the bus. Luckily, the other car on my right gave me enough room to get my car back into control.
Somehow I made it to the school alive only for the other moms to tell me of the 10-car pile-up on the bridge and the 5 accidents that just happened on the expressway. This…all within 30 minutes! Ugh…nothing like scaring the heck out of me even more.
My return trip was a nightmare. Cars were sliding all over the place. I made it home safely only for my car to slide down my driveway almost hitting a passing car. I finally got my car far enough up in the driveway, put the emergency brake on and went inside to de-panic (not sure if there is such a term, but that’s what I call it).
Not 30 minutes later, the doorbell rings. It’s one of my new next door neighbors asking if I knew who owned the two cars in front of my house. See, as he came down the street, he slid and hit both cars! Lucky me–I am ALWAYS parked in front of my house (we actually fight over parking spots here in NYC), but someone else took MY parking space. Anyway, it would stink if my new neighbor hit my car as he’d probably be put on my Rotten Neighbor List with the neighbors who lives on the other side of me (the Mayor and her meandering husband).
Speaking of the next door Mayor, I’m was so hoping she took my parking space last night…ROTFL…oh, that would have be so good if someone hit her car. Pure Karma for when she hit my other new car a few years ago and got away with it. Maybe next time.
So I wake up this morning, call both of the kids’ schools, cancel my gym trainer and make myself a hot cup of coffee! SNOW DAY! However, now the heavy rains have washed away most of the snow and I’m about to lock my children in the closet.