You can find reasons to be thankful anywhere you look in life. For instance, I am thankful that they sell wine at Wal-mart. I am also thankful that the wine aisle is the same as the chips, cookies, and treat aisle. There’s no need to go searching through the entire store for some Cheetos puffs and a bottle of wine. It’s all right there for your viewing pleasure. And yes, Cheetos Puffs definitely go with wine. And just about everything else on the planet. Lucy agrees with me too, because she likes to lick the cheese off my fingers when I’m done eating them.
In real life, as opposed to my dream life, I buy a lot more groceries than just wine and Cheetos. But it’s fitting because I also have a lot more to be thankful for. One thing I am extremely grateful for is my readers and my fellow blogging friends. I want to give several of them a shout-out for nominating me for several blogging awards. Since you all already know that all I do is eat (and dream) about cheeseburgers while simultaneously crafting, reading, and drinking a glass of wine on the couch next to my twenty-four pound cat, I’m going to skip the question/answer part of the nominations. But for those of you who aren’t familiar with some of my blogging friends, let’s take a little trip, shall we?
#1 (Because she’s my blogging bestie, and basically my soul-mate, other than B of course): Kristine, from Breakfast with Bentley. You must check out her blog, especially if you like mine. Which you clearly do, because you’re reading it. She is the much cooler version of me, and she blogs about everything, not just crafts or her adorable dogs, Bentley and Lambo.
Megan from Short Stop Designs. She is extremely talented in ways that I wish I could be. I love her projects, her designs, and her blog. You MUST check it out.
Laura McDaniel, from Lauramcdaniel.com. She is a beautiful soul, and it comes through in her writing. Take a look at her blog and you’ll see what I mean.
Benji, from Living With Benji. Benji is new to the blogging world, but he is fast moving! He is fun and outgoing. I also love living through his eyes, as he is quite the explorer!
So for my fellow bloggers, THANK YOU for nominating me for awards. I sincerely appreciate it, and feel honored every time. In honor of you, I made these flower pot gifts. Don’t mind that I only made three, and there is four of you. We’re all about sharing over here at Rae of Sparkles.
For this project, you’ll need:
Styrofoam piece fitted to pot
Pick a color, any color, and paint your whole flower pot. Then make a design using painters tape, and spray the other color over. Wait for the paint to dry, and peal off the tape. You can choose to spray the Styrofoam too, or leave it. I painted mine turquoise to match my pot. Fill with suckers, and you’re left with a masterpiece!