Happy Bloggiversary Give-away Winner!

Let’s talk about who’s been a bad blogger?

This girl. Aware. Got it. Apologies.

Life has been insanely crazy recently, perhaps I’ll share a bit in my next post, but I wanted to stop by and let you know who won!

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Congrats to my favorite SMASH-Booker, SuperCraftiFragilistic! Shoot me an email to heatherk06@gmail.com with your address and I’ll send the box your way! Some fun stuff in there you can use in your Smashbooks! ūüôā

Thanks all who liked and commented!

If you don’t hear from me before tomorrow: Have a wonderful and safe Independence day! Don’t forget the past crafts from last years Independence Day!

 

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Broad Stripes and Bright Stars Shirt

 

 

Independence Mason Jars

 

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Make your own Paleo Pizza!

Don’t forget about the crafty giveaway!

Life update!

So the life overhaul has taken a turn down a different path as of late. Remember the “I’m going to move out! I’m going to conquer the world! I’m going to be awesome!” Well the latter two are still true: I’m still on my route to conquer the world and I’m (and, no lie, always have been) a¬† pretty awesome person… but the first kind of got downgraded to “Eh, I’ll move out eventually.” How blessed am I to have such amazing parents that just want to see me get on my feet and be me? I’m VERY blessed. I can proudly say my parents have only ever wanted the best for me and if that means taking the time (and most importantly money) to take care of myself right now, then so be it. SO, the apartment funds have currently gone to my health and I honestly couldn’t have made a better decision in that arena. I’m feeling so much better about life, my body is slimming again, I am feeling refreshed and less toxic, and feeling no craziness! I have felt a little overwhelmed with everything (work, shop, gym, etc) but the good kind, not the “Holy crap I could have a nervous breakdown any minute!” kind. So I took off last week to rejuvenate and kick out some much-needed rest and recovery that was needed. Wash that craziness away… and I did!

I may have gone a little nuts though… just a teensy-weensy bit: A week ago I decided I was going to go… yup… you guessed it… PALEO. Whaaaat?

First off, let me say that I’m kind of a modified paleo-ite. I feel like the “true” paleo person is the one who only eats all organic food, no processed foods, most importantly: no processed carbs. But screw it, I’m my kind of paleo and that has meant putting some processed foods into my lifestyle: greek yogurt, cheese, Quest bars (that I just can’t seem to give up). At least I’m not consuming so many unneeded chemicals that I was! Even a short time ago…

Anyhoo, I’m a huge pizza-aholic. Dad got us on this kick that every Friday was pizza night and it was my favorite night of the week so you can bet your bottom dollar that I pigged out like mad crazy. Ever since I started with my trainer, I’ve tried to be √ľber careful of the dreaded pizza with its bleached flour, sugary sauces and deliciously, oozy and greasy cheese… Can we talk about how I NEED pizza in my life?

I was so excited when I found the Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe on Pinterest. All you have to do is search for it and there are a gagillion posts from other bloggers about how they make their own crust with cauliflower. SO, I bought a head of cauliflower (is that what they call it?) and decided I was going to do it, I was going to make cauliflower pizza crust even though I can’t stand the smell of fresh cauliflower itself!

No seriously, that stuff smells god awful to me, why am I the only one who can  see smell that?

Anyhoo, there is something you should know about cauliflower: that crap is hard to chop up into tiny pieces, a la the recipe. Blenders? Yeah, that doesn’t work… believe me, I tried all of them in my household. After my extreme bought of frustration (and sending my father into a similar bought of frustration over the situation) I gave up, threw the rest of the cauliflower in a tub and threw it in the fridge.

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Feeling so discouraged, I searched for an alternative paleo pizza recipe and found a little gem of a video for paleo pizza crust… that I couldn’t find again… This is becoming a theme of mine with healthier recipes. So I made it up from what I could remember. (If it might have been your video, please send me a message!)

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Now, I say “Not so 100%” because I’m sure I’ve added way too much cheese to make sense in the world. Though if anything it’s about 95% paleo, so that’s a win! … Right?

Anyway… (EDITED CONTENT BELOW!)

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1/8 c of coconut flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 c of almond flour (edited to add)
  • 1/3 c of ground flax-seed
  • 1/4 c of almond milk
  • 4 eggs
  • Seasoning (I added 2 tbsp of garlic salt, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp ground pepper

Pizza:

  • Organic Pizza Sauce
  • Low-fat, Low-moisture mozzarella cheese (can be pre-shreaded – there comes that “almost paleo”!)
  • Turkey Bacon or Kielbasa

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Happy Birthday Blog Giveaway!

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So, only a short time ago, my itty bitty blog turned one! ONE! YAY!

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I can’t believe it’s been a whole year! I want to thank YOU for following, trying, and just checking out my little piece of internet heaven! So to thank you for being amazing Glitterettes, I’m doing a…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG GIVEAWAY!

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That’s right! YOU could win a bunch of crafty goodness from moi in celebration of “Glitter in the Air” turning one!

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How to enter:

1. Like this post!

2. Like the “Glitter in the Air” Facebook page and comment to let me know!

3. Comment on this post about your favorite birthday memory/celebration!

4. Share your favorite “Glitter in the Air” post!

5. Reblog this to your blog and put a link in your comment!

6. Pin this post and put a link in your comment!

Each one is a chance to nab some crafty tools, hand made items and love sent from me! Enter by May 30th June 21st for your chance to win! Winner will be announced the following weekend!

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So get crackin’ and tell all your friends! Because who doesn’t like free stuff?!

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Love, hugs and fairy dust,

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Treasury Tuesday: Color Blocking

‘Ello! Welcome to spring!

We had a great weekend in our family! It was baby shower time for my cousin Courtney, which, turned into a family reunion for us! So wonderful to see everyone! And what a gorgeous day to celebrate!

In conjunction with favorite spring colors from last week, I’m also loving the neon color blocking trend that’s come back in-style in the past few years! I always feel very mod with color blocking, especially with the addition of geometric patterns and shapes!

Check out my favorite finds from Etsy that feature color blocking!

Treasury Tuesday: Color Blocking

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First off, I FLOVE the color combinations! I am obsessed with the tote bag by meilingerbags and the orange and pink beaded necklace by JustineJustine!

How do you rock the color blocking?!

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Treasury Tuesday: Just peachy

This color reminds me a lot of my Aunt Annie, I’m not sure why, but it does quite a bit. It also reminds me of orange sherbet, which, I adore…

Thus… the “Just Peachy” treasury was created!

Treasury Tuesday: Just Peachy

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Things I would love to have in my personal collection: The nursery mirror from RevivedVintage (OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE), the peach resin flowers for jewelry by RemmysSupplies and the peach lace collar necklace from brancebound.

Oh hell, I want all of these, let’s be honest. I just wish I could afford to buy all of them! ūüėõ

Check them out! What is your favorite color this spring?

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Treasury Tuesday: Tweet, tweet!

Top of the mornin’!

I have two different crafts I’ve been meaning to post about, one was from Easter, which, is rather moot now. ūüė¶ Unfortunately, other than making shirts for my Etsy shop, I haven’t had much energy to do much anything else. On Thursday night I was in my first auto accident. First off, other than a minor concussion and normal impact aches, I’m ok! My car on the other hand, is not. I’m very lucky that she can be repaired, however, am without my baby for another two weeks… and anyone who knows me personally knows how hard this is for me to be away from her! I definitely treat her as my child, minus Thursday when she got hurt.

The irony of the situation (to me) is that I work for an organization that specializes in treating, educating and studying traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If you were not aware, a concussion is a type of mild TBI and the month of March was Brain Injury Awareness Month. I could have very well been the poster child for the day. My supervisor and boss both urged me to seek medical attention following the accident, of which, I refused initially. I was seen by the paramedics at the scene¬†but didn’t want to go to the hospital to be checked out. It was very dumb of me, I know I shouldn’t have done that. At the time all I could think about was my car, money, whether or not the other driver was alright and just wanting to numb everything that was happening. I didn’t think about my own health and safety really, which, please, please, please go and get checked out right away after any sort of accident or situation in which you have hit your head or think you might have sustained a head injury.¬†It doesn’t have to be from impacting an object and each head injury is different and can manifest in different ways… this is something I’m very aware to, but ignored in my own experience and situation. Luckily, I did go and get checked out the following day in Urgent Care and was relieved to find there was no skull fractures or internal bleeding. They also checked my neck and again, just normal bruising, aches and pains from impact and the force of hitting the window. I’m very lucky, but not everyone is.

Ok, now I shall get off my soap box and share with you my favorite finds of this past week!

Treasury Tuesday: Tweet, Tweet

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This treasury reminds me a lot of one of my coworkers who is getting married in a few months and has a slight bird theme to the wedding and such. As a yarn lover, I love the yarn bowl by SKPottery! I’m always looking for different ideas of storing my yarn when I’m working. Another is the window bird house by IfWoodCould… I’ve always wanted one where I can sit and watch the birds inside. I also adore the teal/turquoise bird pillow (by joom), gorgeous color, and the bird flying away from the cage necklace by DevinMichaels.

Go check out these great bird finds!

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Spring Etsy Sale!

Hello Petals,

I promise I have some other crafts coming soon, but know that there is a sale going on in my Etsy shop that only lasts for the next few days! If you enter the code “SPRINGSALE20” at checkout, you get 20% off any item $10 or more!

And new items were added! Click on the picture below to view the shop and all the new items!

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