Dollar Store Craft: Jack O’ Lantern Lamp and Crawling Spider Lampshade

Bella: Mommy. Me: Yes. Bella: What are you doing? Me: Halloween Decorations. Bella: Oh. Jack O’Lanterns? Me: Yes. Bella: Are they going to light up? In different colors? And twinkle? And sparkle? Me: No. Bella: No? Well then what are they going to do? Me: Nothing. Bella: Oh. (Silence) I guess that’s good enough. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – YOU ARE DARN TOOT’IN’ THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH. That’s brilliant, actually. A lamp that lights up with a light bulb. But wait! Oh Read more […]

Thrift Shop Makeover. . .From dated 70’s to Classic Chic: Spray Paint and 5 minute DIY Lampshade Ornament

“So. Are we on the same page?” He said, smiling. Reassuring me. “Yes. Which is the same page we’ve been on for the last 15 years. Your page.” I just sat there with a blank look on my face wanting to scream at him to “LISTEN!” but it wouldn’t have been any use. He can’t hear me when he thinks he’s being brilliant. “WE are on the same page. But only. . .I don’t want to be on that page anymore.. . .” And then all hell broke loose. Because I turned the page. I turned like 20 pages, and found Read more […]