New Years resolutions are in full swing and let’s be real, we ALL want to tone up a little. We’ve been moving our beautiful bods and making healthier food choices. This is yet another healthy little addition to your morning routine.
It may look like typical oatmeal but there’s a twist. To start, take a half cup oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, dash of brown sugar, and some fruit. Put it all in a fancy bowl and throw it in the fridge. Let it sit overnight and you’ll have a healthier version of instant oatmeal in the morning. Just one minute in the microwave. Simple! It’s great if you’re busy early in the morning and don’t have time to boil water and wait.
What you’ll need:
2 small brushes, modpodge, exacto knife, glitter, a printer, something to cut on top of (I used a magazine), and mugs.
Find a font you love and type the letters or words you want one your mug. Print them out and use your handy exacto knife to cut out the letter(s).
Pull the letters out. Here’s where you need to make a decision. If you want just a letter or phrase on your mug use the large piece of paper with the letter cut out. But if you want glitter everywhere with the letter or phrase blank use the part you removed from the larger paper.
I chose to make mugs with glitter letters so I used the larger piece of paper. Some letters are more difficult than others. This A for example.
Tape everything down.
And start modpodging. Use your small brush to apply the modpodge. I use a dabbing method.
Add your glitter. Then remove the paper stencil. I took it off before it was totally dry. When I waited for it to dry the stencils tore and it was a mess.
Brush off excess glitter with a dry brush. I had to do a few layers of glitter so don’t be scared to add more modpodge and glitter.
Then use your exacto knife to clean up the edges.
Then use your small brush to add at least three layers of modpodge. Allow each layer to dry before adding the next layer. If you let thee mugs sit for 19 days they are suppose to be dishwasher safe. Who knew 👆🏾.
And here ya go!!!
Fall, I welcome you with your changing leaves and pending cold. You bring cinnamon seasoned pastries, family gatherings, and time off of work. The days may be shorter, the nights longer, but we can still appreciate a breathtaking sunset. Even if it happens at 4:30.
Just a little note for today! And don’t you forget it.
Sparkles motivate me. Why not cover a wall in little orbs of inspiration.
Here at C&C our top scientists have created a very complex rating system meant to add clarity to the world’s most confusing problems. I present to you the Cigars and Cupcakes rating algorithm.
Aren’t our scientists amazing, next a cure for post rainy day frizz!
I’m sitting in a rehearsal for my beloved Cigar’s movie. Of course I’m day dreaming and reading about the myth surrounding succubi. They were creepy creatures who take the form of women in order to seduce and drain men-I may know a few of these. This is a rendering of Lilith, adam’s first wife and the first succubus, painted in 1892. As legend has it, she left Adam for the archangel Sameal and became one of the first demons. So it didn’t seem like things turned out well for her or Eve for that matter. Lesson: don’t date men named Adam!
Early this Sunday morning I just wanted to remind you to be at peace.
The Cohen Brothers + Jeff Bridges & Matt Damon + Remaking of classic John Wayne Western “TRUE GRIT” = OSCAR nominations for everyone!!!! I’m CRAZY amped for this one…I’ma watch it while enjoyin’ a tall, frothy “Sassparilla”…