Friday, January 18, 2013

Reindeer Beer



I am all about making gifts for people, so when I needed a little something else for my dad this Christmas, I decided he would love the reindeer beer I have seen on pinterest! All you need for the project is beer, googly eyes, black or brown pipe cleaners, red small pom poms, a hot glue gun and your hands! You glue the eyes and nose in place, as seen in the photo. Then you want to cut some pipe cleaners for making the antlers, I didn’t measure but I would guess I cut pieces around 4 inches. Then take a full length pipe cleaner and wrap it around the bottle cop. Next, take your smaller pieces of pipe cleaner and twist them around the tops of your pipe cleaner antlers. It’s a bit hard to clearly explain that but I think you can figure it out from my photos!

PS a friend of mine did this with wine and sparking cider and it was quite adorable!



Photos by Kristen Peterson

Thursday, January 17, 2013



I often find myself looking at blogs and thinking wow I wish I could have an organized closet (or whatever space) but I can’t because I don’t even have the space for everything I own and can’t neatly organize it {this kinda is true as I am in a small one bedroom with two of us living here and we have a lot of stuff}. On the other hand, I will admire these great interiors that look perfect and think I’m an interior designer I should have an amazing space, but I don’t have the extra funds to do really anything. As much as I love blogs, they can get me a bit depressed as I envy these bloggers who are able to do all these amazing things. We have to remind ourselves that many of these people are older and have more money and/or many of them our stay at home moms. Don’t take that wrong, I know how much work moms really do, but I also see how during the day they are able to spend time preparing meals, deep cleaning, meal planning, doing diy projects and caring for their home. I always find myself with a brain full of ideas and things I want to do, but not having time to accomplish all of them. With our lives being so busy, how does one keep a clean home, make homemade meals, keep a healthy relationship, work, take care of children, have a social life, and all the other duties we try to fulfill? I always feel that I am being pulled in so many directions and want to be perfect at everything, but nothing is every good enough.



PS I have lots of fun blog ideas I have started working on and I promise I will get them posted soon!