Holiday Make and Take

Had a vintage Candy Land game that moved with me for over 30 years. I sold it. 

Took a picture before I shipped it off to New York.

Now it’s a pillow … or a poster … or whatever else I stick it on.

It’s going in the boy’s room … hope the dogs don’t think that it’s theirs.

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Feeling very Zazzie Today!

The HeART of Handmade Gifts II

It takes more time to come up with a mosaic tile design than it does to glue it down.

Problem is the materials (go through your junk drawers and jewelry boxes) change as you go along … some pieces make the cut … others will not. This is not the time to get discouraged.

If I’m on a roll and the pieces are falling into place … it takes me about an hour to glue a single light switch cover.

If I’m not on a roll … I’ve already started gluing something else.

Gluing at Alice's - all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
Gluing at Alice’s – all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee

The gypsy quote is a pendant that I’ve had since high school … and it went from there.

all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
Deep with Dreams – all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee

added a little iridescent tile and a purple glass heart …

Gypsy Soul - all rights reserved Mara Lee
Deep with Dreams – all rights reserved Mara Lee

Going to glue ball and chain to the outer edge, after the grout dries.

Maybe you should too.

All you need is …

  • Heavy plastic light switch cover 69¢
  • Family Mementoes, Vintage China and Treasures that are lurking in drawers, cupboards and closets
  • Buy some fun #tiles and glass shapes
  • Weldbond or E6000 Adhesive
  • Tile Nipper and Safety Glasses

Me, My Selfie and I

Didn’t know what a  Selfie was, until my kids told me.

According to the Urban Dictionary  a #Selfie is … A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Myspace or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person’s arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to Myspace to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.

Thank gawd that’s cleared up … and here I’ve been taking pictures of myself all my life and I didn’t have a clue what it was called:)

Beach Feet is probably the first in a series of #Selfie Feet Photos that I’ve taken over the years.

It was just me, my Selfie and I in Kauai ’05.

Beach Feet all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
“Beach Feet” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

Being alone does weird and amazing things to a person.

When was the last time you were alone?

Exactly.

If you take a journey alone, you look for things to do … like taking your 2 feet places and then documenting their time there.  Plus … it gives you a good reason to have a pedicure.

"Finding My Way" all rights reserved © Mara Lee
“Finding My Way” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

Found the answer that I was looking for so I Photoshopped it.

"Aloha" all rights reserved © 2013 Mara Lee
“Aloha” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

“There is a certain strength in being alone.”
― Heather Duffy Stone

… and it takes a ton of courage.

"Hammocks Have Answers"  all rights reserved © Mara Lee
“Hammocks Have Answers” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Blue Skies and Safe Travels

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“Aloha” all rights reserved © Mara Lee

gathered & glued

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