Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snuggies All Around

Tapping into the Snuggie craze of 2009, I thought of a great Christmas party--egg nog and "trimming" your Snuggie!

So instead of trimming the tree, or decorating pine cones to hang on your tree, or any of the old school Xmas activities, how about Trim that Snuggie!

What you will need:
- A Snuggie
- Felt (...to cut into Santa, Angel, or Xmas tree shapes!)
- Glitter
- Sewing needle and/or safety pins
- Fabric paint
- Scissors
- A Bedazzler
- Spiked Eggnog



Monday, December 7, 2009

D.I.Y Birthday Ideas

Hello Hello...

My friend Lauren just celebrated her 30th birthday with a lovely party at a wine bar on Friday night.

She booked the space herself and ordered some appetizers ahead of time. So to add to her special night, a few of her friends and I decorated the space.

I also made a Birthday Book. What's a birthday book?

It's a book with fun photos of the birthday person with friends with lots of empty pages where guests can sign it with birthday wishes or other anecdotes!

I made mine from a cool free notebook I had from Getty Images, with different colors of paper and stock photos throughout. Then I customized the cover with a fun collage and the letter "L" for Lauren. I customized the back too and printed out lots of pictures and pasted them throughout the book.

I bought a pack of glitter gel pens in different colors and Viola! Masterpiece.

Additionally, I wrapped Lauren's present in fun tissue paper and taped a cool photo on top--DIY wrapping paper!

If you aren't lucky enough to be an Art Producer who gets lots of free cool stuff, you can use photos from magazines for a wrapping paper idea and you can buy cheap notebooks like these and customize the cover with magazine clippings and a glue stick.

D.I.Y...Why? Because I love you.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Birthday Wish List

So this comes a little early this year, but I'm just so dang excited to turn 30! ;-) Here's my Birthday Wish List...

1. For Pete, Greg & Mike to stop smoking cigarettes
2. A Holga (in white)
3. A Cannon DX
4. A Snuggie
5. A dress from this place
6. Those Reebok shoes that work out your butt and thighs while you walk!!
7. BIG ass dangly earrings
8. The "Brooklyn Gang" photo book by Bruce Davidson, full of hotties from the 50s
9. A Nooka Watch
10. The Amy Sedaris Entertaining book (second year in a row)
11. A sexy corsett
12. Nanette Lepore perfume
13. Polaroid film!!
14. She Ra DVDs


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Winter Drink Recipes

Sorry for the lack of insightful posts--maybe it's the impending 30th birthday that's slowing me down ;-)

But here are some great recipes for your Holiday Parties for yummy drinks!

From NY Times

From NY Mag

My favorite of all of these has to be the Berry Punch ;-)