99 cent DIY candles and other stuff

I don’t understand sleep. Sometimes i go to bed at 1am, wake up at 6am and i’m fine, fresh as a baby daisy. Then last night i went to bed at 9:30 woke up at 7 and i’m literally dying of tiredness.  Although i have been boxing like a maniac and eating wayyy too good.  Can that exhaust you?

Meanwhile check out these Emily-ish posts:

Orlando is doing a ‘Shopping with Emily’ segment on his blog over here:  www.hommemaker.com where he shows what we bought or almost bought this week. (stay tuned for the mother of all posts after the Rose Bowl this weekend).

Also i’m doing a series of 99cent makeovers at HGTV.com, click HERE. 

Which shows you how to make these for like zero dollars:

They made me want to copper leaf my body. and i just might.  I was thinking about being C-3po for halloween next year and spraying or leaving my body gold (with boxes and tubes here and there of course).  Not a bad idea, eh? (i’m not kidding)

I’m off to meet with a potential new client, get an acting/speaking coaching (don’t worry nothing weird, totally helpful actually) and then finish up my Americasmart presentation.

And then:  winter season premiere of Vampire Diaries tonight.  Let the teenage chemistry and blood fly.  

  1. Jessi

    I put this on Pinterest for all the world to see! Thanks Em!

  2. Danielle

    Awesome! My sister and I were C3PO and R2D2 for Halloween one year when we were kids. So yep, I'm old, becuz that was before all the originals became prequels nonsense. Anyway, we ruled. And I'm pretty sure there was copper tape involved. Strangely, unlike all our other costumes that were made by my mom, these were given to us. Hmm, need to investigate that.

    Anyway, have a great day!

  3. I don't know how gold leaf adheasive would work with your skin, but you can definitely get goot metallic body paint. Off the top of my head, I can't remember if it's oil or latex based. What I have heard about this paint, though, is that you need to be sure not to paint too much of your body with it, or your skin will asphyxiate. It shouldn't be a problem if most of your body is covered with tubes and such, but you'll want to look up what areas you should leave unpainted. (I think it's the back of the neck and a patch at the lower back, but I'm not 100% sure, since I heard about it nearly a decade ago.

  4. Oops!! That should say "good" metallic body paint.

  5. Chrystal

    I need to get some gold/silver/copper leaf, but when I do a search online, I get a bunch of results for "imitation" gold leaf. Do you recommend Genuine or Imitation leaf?