Learning to let go of Fear and to Sparkle

Learning to let go of Fear and to Sparkle

     Let me start off by saying, I had no intention of writing the following blog post.  When I started this post I wanted to share a quote by Charles Swindoll, then at the end write a line about how I am going to work on my own attitude.  What I actually ended up writing below has been in my draft box for months.  But it is time to bring this post out of the draft box, with a few updated revisions and move forward.   "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Continue reading

A New City Walk at Universal Orlando #Travel

A New City Walk at Universal Orlando #Travel

Universal Orlando announced today that the CityWalk will undergo a historic expansion during 2014.  Which is part of an amazing upcoming year for Universal, which will include the opening of the destination's largest hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. Shhhhh, do not tell Hubs about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, I may never get another conversation out of him until he can see it for himself!  I know he would love Continue reading

Rio 2 Trailer! It’s on in the Amazon #Rio2

Rio 2 Trailer! It’s on in the Amazon #Rio2

Have you seen the new movie trailer for Rio 2?!?!?! SYNOPSIS:It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law.  All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar® nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy® winner Bruno Mars, Tony® winner Kristin Chenoweth and Continue reading

Burlap and Purple Christmas Tree – DIY Burlap Garland

Burlap and Purple Christmas Tree – DIY Burlap Garland

     This year, you have seen my Tacky Chic Christmas tree, but now you get to see the beautiful tree that Hubs created.  His tree is always classy and elegant and this year keeps up with tradition.  This year Hubs picked a burlap and purple theme for the Christmas tree he decorated.      Hubs used all of the purple Christmas ornaments that we have, and the purple and gold tree skirt and added his own burlap garland that he made out of a single yard of fabric!  WAY cheaper than buying the Continue reading

DIY Paper Ornaments – Reuse Christmas Cards and Gift Bags

DIY Paper Ornaments – Reuse Christmas Cards and Gift Bags

     I love Christmas cards and gift bags.  They are beautiful, we reuse gift bags as much as possible but sometimes they get broken or ripped.  Christmas cards arrive every year, and then after Christmas - what do we do with them?  Sure the photo ones we keep but there are some truly beautiful cards that I hate to throw away.      About 15+ years ago, I started making paper ornaments out of the cards from previous years and gift bags because I wanted a way to make them shine again.  In a Continue reading