Yes, I know it's Halloween season. Yes, I realize I'm prepping for Christmas. When I haven't even finished Halloween stuff yet.
But see, I have to start 10 projects, all.at.once. It's part of my mental situation.
And anyway, I see a ree-heally big head start on things as an assurance that things will actually get done, prior to the season. So bite me Britton and Jeff who made fun of me for starting holiday decor in August!
Anywho, a couple years back, I began taking pictures of my homies, winter style, for the mantel.
I confess that I stole this idea from Pottery Barn. You are going to have a heart attack and die from that surprise. (Iago's voice from Aladdin)
And it's that time again for new ones. I take them out in the backyard, sit them down, and bundle them up.
In 90 degree weather.
And they love it.
And then, you know, I can compare their growth over the years.
Like when I first started this tradition:
Right about, now would be a good time to tell you that I never photoshop teeth.
Or skin, or eyes. I really want to point that out on the teeth, though. Ahem.
Anywho, these pictures need new frames for the mantel. Just because I said so.
Now, back in the day, my parents decorated some of their house with a peppermint theme. And I loooved it as a kid. It added a touch of whimsy. Or it's something about my obsession with candy. Or both. Whatever.
So this year, the peppermint theme will be showing up throughout my house (more on that later).
So I had this totally craptastic idea to combine these unfinished frames you can get at the Hob Lob
With this clipart of peppermint,
to make a really cute pepperminty swirl on the frames.
I don't want to show you what happened. Never mind.
Oh fine. Arrr.
Let's put it this way:
Jeff (glancing over at my frame): "Oh! That turned out. . .
(he gets a better look)
"cute. ? ."
Me: "No. It didn't. It's like some really gaudy, horrible take on an animal print, meeting up with Christmas."
Well crap, man. So I started thinking. And you know what happens when you think.
After discarding 5 ideas I came up with this.
them's are vinyl. Thought that would be a hard shape to cut and weed out, but 'snot.
So, that there vinyl and some glitter spray, and I'm much, much more happy.
And leave it to me to order the wrong size of picture. Ew.