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Today: The last minute gift that’s sure to bedazzle.

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] The wild success of reality shows like The Jersey Shore may as well signal the coming of the end.  I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure The Situation is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  Or maybe I’m thinking of Famine.  Whatevs.

If you’re looking for a truly special last minute gift for the pint-sized lady in your life, and you have access to a glue gun and a bunch of tacky, faux rhinestones, today is your lucky day.

Who's cooler? Me, or the lady ripping cigabutts in the background?

My sister and I home-made these glamorous and flossy glasses for our road trip to Long Island this summer.  Long Island is sort of close to New Jersey, and I am only slightly taller than Snooki, so it was fitting that we get all crystalled out.

The glasses are pretty much all crystalled out, all bling-bling, but when you put them on you can’t really see.. so I don’t think you can’t drive with them.. because you’ll get a ticket. –Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Fortunately, I had the common sense not to wear them while driving.

Want to make your own pair?  These glasses will be a gift to be treasured for years, possibly handed down through the generations as a most sacred family heirloom.  Or they might break and/or be thrown out with the Christmas wrapping paper.  Intentionally.

  1. Find a pair of equally hideous and inexpensive sun glasses.  You could probably even just steal your parents’ reading glasses, in a pinch.
  2. Cover all visible surfaces with totally ugly plastic “rhinestones.”
  3. Put them on and bump into stuff (be sure the hot glue gun is safely put away before executing this step).  If you can’t see anything, you’ve successfully completed Step 2.
  4. Wrap the glasses, present them to your giftee and prepare to be showered with gratitude.  Or slapped.  It could go either way.

While you’re off being stunning and glue gunning, I’ll work up a few posts on whatever the heck I’ve been doing for the past week.  If you thought this post was awful and boring, juuuust you wait.

Also On Tap for Today:

  • Mail my recipe and gift exchange pressies 🙂
  • Set my alarm for the total lunar eclipse of the heart
  • Cross-training at the gym, last minute wrapping, and other exciting endeavors

Do you like to give homemade gifts?  What is the most memorable homemade gift you’ve received?

Today: Bag lady.

Whoops!  Apparently I forgot to click ‘publish’ before hitting the road.  Imagine you’re reading this yesterday.  Time travel!

I’ve got to hit the road again in a few minutes, but I will be back to my regularly scheduled nonsense on Wednesday.  I hope you’re all enjoying these last few days of summer.  I am living out of this beloved treasure for a few more days.

I am full of crap!

After 1/4 hour of sleep on Friday night, my sister and I tooted down to Long Island for our future sister-in-law’s shower.  We brought some very special things with us.

Like most things in life, Martha Stewart taught us how to make this.

A triflin' good for nuthin' type of fruit bowl.

If this were Jeopardy!, the category would be potpourri.

And the most special project of all?  Homemade Snookie glasses.  It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a few thousand fake crystals, a severe lack of sleep, some Diet Coke, one bottle of tacky glue… and a very tacky idea.

I am the non-blonde.

The shower was absolutely lovely, which is fitting, because the bride to be is absolutely lovely.  We’re really excited to have another sister (to do weird projects with).  We love Colleen.  And Jimmy.  We love everyone, really.

After the festivities, we went to the beach for a little bit before heading back over the bridge and up the parkways.  I will leave you with a few more photos from the beautiful shoreline of Long Island.

The happy couple!

Also On Tap for Today:

  • I’m ridin’ solo, ridin’ solo… to Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Take a quick peek… what’s in your bag right now?