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I am fortunate enough to have my dream job of staying at home with my two beautiful daughters. I've been happily married for 6 years and counting! I am a lover of all things french, all things pink, and anything that sparkles. Serioulsy, my husband calls me a crow. I love baking, crafting and throwing big parties, especially if they have a theme. Right now, I'm in love Pinterest. My Hero is Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and my mom.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bejewelled Eggs

Ben had been gone for a few days last week, framing a house in Pigeon Lake.

This left me with  a lot of time after 7:30 to kill.

I had a few options available.

1. Do something productive. This would include any of your typical house-wifey duties like laundry, dishes, floors, bathrooms......etc.

2. Read a book. Not a magazine, a real live book. I should mention that I love reading, it just takes me longer to get into a story, which is why I love series so much. So I'm trying to start the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Insert push up glasses motion ---->here.

It's a well known fact that I'm a geek. 

You might as well accept it now.

And lastly,

3. Bejewel close to 30 plastic eggs with a 1 lb bag of plastic gems.

The choice was obvious.

But I did manage to incorporate a bit of 'reading' into option 3 as well.

While I stayed up to 11pm two nights in a row, listening to the audio books of Harry Potter....
shuuuut iiiittttt..... 
 I sorted plastic gems and bejewelled eggs until my neck kinked and I had glue gun carpal tunnel.


3 days later they were done!!

And not a burn to be found, although I had a close call with hot glue on my nail bed, which did burn, but didn't hinder my jeweling progress.







I love the glitter eggs that Martha does, but I was happy to make something that was even MORE sparkly and I could call my own.





6 comments:

The Radke's said...

Ooooo... sparkly! They look great, and I can see how the second 2 options were the preference.

Anonymous said...

The look BEAUTIFUL!!!! I need to steal some of your ideas, they are GREAT!
Lori

The Alexanders said...

Love it!

Heath said...

So pretty! And less calories than normal!!

Anonymous said...

So cool!!! You could totally sell those. I'd buy them!! :)

-Rachel S.

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Those are so pretty!!!! I love them.

I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (going on now)! Come join the fun!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-5.html