How to Make Football Glitter Heels

Football season is now in full swing and I couldn’t be happier about it :). There were so many exciting, close games over the weekend and it reminded me why I love this game so much. While most Sundays I’m chilling on a couch with my jersey and jeans, every now and again I like to spice up my team spirit with different looks. Some of these I’ll show you this season, and chances are at least one of these looks will include these Seahawk glitter heels. If you remember, eons ago on this blog my friend Martha showed us how she made her DIY Seahawk Glitter Heels. This year, a group of us got together and had a preseason glitter heel DIY party. It was a ton of fun and I’m going to give you everything you need to make your own heels with the team of your choice.

At the end, be sure to check out all the other football related posts linked up for the Thursday Huddle!

How to Make Football Glitter Heels

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What you will need:

Shoes

Either flats or heels, but heels tend to give you more surface area to work with. Patent leather or smooth, hard fabrics tend to work together and crack less than other materials.

Masking Tape 

To cover the top of your printed out logo. You want to make sure you can see your logo through the tape. Regular masking tape does the job.

Scissors

To trim your masking tape to cover the logo.

Modge Podge

To trace the logos and any area you want glitter to stick.

Paintbrushes

You want a variety of sizes. Very small for detailed work, and larger for painting the Mod Podge on the body of the shoe.

Sponge Brushes

To remove extra glitter. These work great and the tapered edges are effective for the loose glitter removal.

Extra Fine Glitter

The finer the glitter, the better the finished product. Normal sized works as well but it just doesn’t look as polished and Etsy-worthy :). These stackable glitter containers were great and I love the colors. For these shoes, I also used a Royal Blue Premium Extra Fine Glitter that I found at my local craft store. The key is getting fine glitter and finding the color you want.

Sealant Spray

This seals the deal and protects your new feet bling from the elements.

Exacto Knife

To remove hardened glitter mistakes or cut extra masking tape.

Paper Plate

To catch excess glitter and easily funnel back into the glitter jar.

Print out of Logo/Design

Step by Step Instructions

1.)  After buying your shoes, print out the correct size logo that you want to fit your shoe. It’s pretty easy but important to get the right fit. I simply googled “Seahawk logo”. If you need ideas for the layout of your shoe, just google (team name) glitter heels, and search the images. Think of the color scheme of your shoes. If you want a dark background (like my royal blue) then you may want to find a logo that is white on the inside with a dark border. If your shoe is going to be a light color, then find a dark logo.

How to Make Football Glitter Heels

2.) Place the logos on your shoe and cover it with masking tape as smooth as possible.

I found this challenging because of the curve of the shoe. Sometimes it was necessary to cut the tape into smaller pieces or smooth out the wrinkles using the edge of the scissors.

How to Make Football Glitter Heels

3.) Using a small, tapered paintbrush, trace the logo (or fill in depending on your design) outlines using Modge Podge. I liked to do one color at a time. So I would do Step 3 through 5 with green, then white, silver, and the blue last (letting them dry in between).

How to Make Football Glitter Heels

4.) Liberally dump on the glitter over the area you applied Modge Podge, and sprinkle off glitter onto your paper plate.

How to Make Football Glitter Heels

5.) Remove Excess glitter with a sponge brush

How to Make Football Glitter Heels

6.) Let the shoe dry overnight (in between colors I would give 1-2 hours of drying time)

7.) Spray with the sealant in a well-ventilated area.

8.) Strut at whim 😉

I’ll reveal the final product in an upcoming outfit post, but here is what the “rough draft” before fine-tuning looks like.

How to Make Football Glitter Heels

You can apply this technique to all kinds of themes. One of the girls at our party went superhero with hers and they looked amazing!

How to Make Football Glitter Heels
Thursday Huddle 6

What better way to bring on football season than sharing your favorite things about football with everyone! So I bring you the #ThursdayHuddleParty with Jasmine from Jasmine Maria  where everyone can see how you celebrate football!  Be sure to link up every 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month through football season.  I would love to have you and can’t wait to read about your favorite things about football!

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Batman Vs. Superman Themed Dinner & A Movie Date Night

Superheroes. They capture our imaginations and catapult us into a reality where anything is possible and good wins out. I wasn’t much of a comic book reader growing up but I had lots of exposure to them. Our VHS collection (yup, VHS folks) was filled with Superman Movies, and oh how I LOVED the first Batman Movie. Where did he get those wonderful toys? As my knowledge of characters expanded, so did my social circle. Turns out that I have a few friends (and a brother) who know pretty much everything about DC, Marvel etc. So it’s a good thing I like this genre because I’m submersed in it for a while:).

We have been excited for Batman Vs. Superman Dawn of Justice since the trailer, and so when I started this dinner and a movie series this year I knew it would be on the list. I was curious to see how Ben Affleck would do as Batman and although this storyline isn’t new to my comic-loving friends it’s new to me. Plus the introduction of Wonder Woman? Yes, please!

As a reminder, I pick a movie that’s a sequel or has movies in the same series. We have a date night at home watching the movies leading up to the new one, and then see the new one a different night.  The previous date night posts were Zoolander and Divergent, and at the end of the posts I give my review of the new movie.

Batman Vs. Superman Themed Dinner & A Movie Date Night

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Batman Vs. Superman Themed Dinner and a Movie Date Night

Batman Vs. Superman Themed Tablescape

If this was a party I’d go all out. However, this is a simple date night (often on a weeknight) and so I try to pull from things I already have around the house or that are easy to get. It’s a great way to put to use all those random things lying around. Turns  out I also like setting the scene on the table more than making the food on it:).

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

This one is a very simple tablescape. You will need:

  • Red placemats (dollar store)
  • Black chargers (I had some from my murder mystery dinner party)
  • Blue plates
  • Printed out Wonder Woman Logo
  • double-sided tape and scissors
  • Blue and yellow ribbon (I had from Moon and Stars Baby Shower)
  • vases (red and black or clear is fine) I had this black vase I already DIY from the same Halloween Murder Mystery Party.
  • contrasting flowers (blue if you use a red vase or red if you use a clear vase)
  • tablecloths (2 x black for table and cape, red for cape)

The flowers were simple but all in the colors that I needed. I know you probably  don’t think of flowers when you think of caped crusaders, but hey, this is my creation:). As a bonus, I now have fresh flowers (until I kill them, which let’s be real is pretty soon)!

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

On each of our chair were the “capes”, which you could use dollar store tablecloths or fabric that you may have lying around. One was red and one was black….of course :).

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

The Wonder Woman glasses were really easy. Just find a logo you like online and print it out. I used double-sided tape to adhere it and I like leaving the wings out because it felt more three-dimensional.

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

Batman Vs. Superman Themed Dinner

I wanted to make this easy since I knew it was on a weeknight. Menu is as follows:

  • Homemade Pizza
  • Kryptonite Jello
  • Batman Brownies
  • Wonder Woman Red Wine or other red drink (Aged is best, “like 100 years”) :).

Batman Vs. Superman Pizza

You guys. I am not an artist. I tried to make this logo the S that looks like a bat in the middle and it was a complete disaster. I then tried to stick with the simple S, and even then my husband has to help me. I seriously can not draw or create like this worth beans but I keep trying! The pizza tasted great even if it didn’t look as good as it did in my head. If you are more artistic than you could create whatever logo you wanted out of these black olives!

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

Pizza dough from Trader Joe’s.

Homemade tomato sauce

  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 TBS fresh oregano (from my little pallet planter  I started last year)
  • 1/2 TBS dried basil (or fresh if you have it)
  • 1 TBS honey
  • pinch of salt

Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Sliced black olives (3 cans)

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

Kryptonite Jello

Batman Vs Superman Themed Dinner Date

My buddy Zach suggested this and it was brilliant. I used this silicone dish to kick it up a notch. I also mixed in 1/2 cup of pear juice with the gelatin to give it added flavor. I got that idea from a green Jell-O “salad” recipe of my mom’s that I love. I plan on giving out that whole recipe along with tips on getting the gelatin out of the mold successfully in May’s newsletter. Trust me, there’s an art to it. Otherwise, your first batch will come out looking more like mine did (see the mound of jello in the pictures above). Although on the upside it looks like true kryptonite then!

  • 1 6 oz package of Lime gelatin
  • 1 can of pear halves in syrup

Batman Vs. Superman (Dawn of Justice) Themed Dinner & a Movie Date Night

Batman Brownies

 

Batman Vs. Superman Themed Dinner Date Night

Any recipe will do but I used this homemade brownie mix which was easy and delicious.

I took Batman Cookie Cutters and made a stencil out of the small one. You then sprinkle powdered sugar on top and are good to go!

You’ll want to hold the stencil flush with the brownies so your sugar doesn’t get where it shouldn’t.

Batman Vs. Superman Themed Outfit

Would you believe but I didn’t go crazy this time. I just gave my outfit a simple nod to Wonder Woman.

Batman vs. Superman Themed Date Night

 

Batman Vs. Superman Themed Dinner and a Movie Date Night

Batman Vs. Superman Dawn of Justice Review

I grant this 2.5 out of 5 stars

As with Zoolander and Divergent, these movies are not getting great reviews but I didn’t think any of them were horrible. I did think it was all over the place and that they packed too much in one movie. I had to confer with one of my comic connoisseurs because some things left me a little confused. I personally think a well done comic movie is one that both newbies and the experts can enjoy. I didn’t love the casting or portrayal of Lex Luther, and I wish they would have developed some plots further or left them out altogether.

That being said there were some great action scenes, Ben Affleck did a decent job as Batman, I love Henry Cavill  as Superman, and Wonder Woman had the greatest outfits. Of course.

I was still entertained; I just thought it could have been better.

Have you seen or do you plan on seeing it yet? Let me know what you think!

That’s it for April’s Dinner and a movie date night. See you next month for another superhero flick the world’s been waiting for, Civil War.

 

 

Favoring Friday (& Giveaway!)

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Favoring Friday

Hey angels, how is your week finishing? You know those times where you look back on Monday and it feels like months ago? Yeah, that was my week. Hopefully, my weekend ahead will feel just as long in the very best way possible. It’s been raining non-stop here in the Emerald City, so I need to brighten things up with what I’m favoring now. Let’s kickstart this weekend right! You might notice the continued Valentine’s Day influence. What can I say, love is in the air :).

 

Favorite Song

 

 

Favorite Recipe

Pixel Sprout is quickly becoming my favorite Vegetarian Food Blogger, and these Blueberry Oatmeal Protein Bars are a perfect example of why.

Photo Source: Pixel Sprout

Favorite DIY

Easy Peppermint Oatmeal Soap from Sequins in the South is perfect for a Valentine’s gift, and I bet it smells as wonderful as it looks!

DIY Peppermint Oatmeal Soup by Sequins in the South

Favorite New Way To Workout

Have you heard of Booya Fitness? If not, you’ll want to! It’s like a mega library of tons of workouts of all kinds that you can do from the comfort of your computer. You can pick your duration, type of exercise, body part, energy level, calories burned, equipment, coach, and basically tailor it to your needs. It is my way to beat the winter blahs, and they are doing a short Valentine’s Day challenge where you can win fun products just for working out. The challenge goes from February 1st-14th, and you can do it alone or with your someone. Check out some of the prizes you can win just by signing up and working out. You in? Booya!

Booya Fitness

Favorite Fashion Find

Did you know that Nordstrom is price matching now? That means this perfect-for-Valentine’s Day Kate Spade’s Dani Shoes are 50% off! Originally selling for $298.00, there are $141.90 as we speak! They are not in my size, but I can live vicariously through you!

Now the hard part is figuring out what dress to wear, but this Eliza J Floral Fit and Flare dress is a good start! Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day yet?

 

Favorite Extras

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That’s all she wrote! I hope that you find lots of good in today, and throughout the weekend ahead. xoxo

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A Modern Ghost Story (A Sudden Light Book Review)

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A Sudden Light Book Review

Book A Sudden Light: A Novel

Author: Garth Stein

October was my pick for book club, and I felt like I had to redeem myself after my last pick that no one was able to finish :). This book had been recommended to me, and I already knew and liked the Author from The Art of Racing in the Rain. Like that book, this one takes place in the Seattle area but with a ghost story twist. Perfect for Spooktober! We decided to combine it with a pumpkin painting party, so if you’re looking for ideas stick around:).

Summary

Excerpt from Amazon.com

“Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle’s Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aunt Serena, dispatch the ailing and elderly Grandpa Samuel to a nursing home, sell off the house and property for development, and divide up the profits.

But as young Trevor explores the house’s hidden stairways and forgotten rooms, he discovers secrets that convince him that the family plan may be at odds with the land’s true destiny. Only Trevor’s willingness to face the dark past of his forefathers will reveal the key to his family’s future.”

Some Themes
Existence of spirits
Belief vs unbelief
Environmentalism
Aging
Different types of love
Family dynamics
Wealth and corruption
Redemption

Good Questions 

(Taken from LitLovers.com)

What roles did the women in this book play in the lives of the men?

How are the houses used as characters in the novel?

How does the author’s portrayal of ghosts and spirits differ from other ghost stories you’ve read?

What does “faith” mean in the context of this novel? Are faith and belief the same thing? How would you answer the question: “How do we reconcile the differences between what we see and what we know?”

Discussion 

I will say that the pumpkin decorating distracted a little from the discussion (at least for me since I was reading the questions), but we still were able to cover a lot of ground. Much of our talk centered around how dysfunctional several of the relationships were. Then, of course we talked about the ghosties and the mystery that unfolded throughout the book. I don’t want to give it away now!

Afterthoughts

Due to its suspenseful nature, this book was a super quick read that captured my attention the whole time. It really causes you to think about the supernatural world, or the existence of spirits as well as solving the mystery within the book. Personally, I loved imagining the house and all of its secrets as I was reading.

Angie grants 3.5 out of 5 Halos to this book

Peek inside book club

I didn’t manage to capture any shots of our food because I was so busy with the pumpkins! Some of the creations showed up on Monday’s post, and some new ones or different angles are showing up for the first time.

Painting Pumpkins at Book Club

 

White glitter pumpkin

SuperHeroPumpkins

Washi Pumpkin

Crayon Pumpkin 1

If you love these pumpkins or are looking for an interesting read, pin these to your Pinterest Boards:)

What is your favorite spooky read, or what’s the last thing you’ve read this month? Have you done anything with pumpkins yet?

 

Weekending {Ghost Stories, Gourd Decorating, and Group Get Togethers}

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Hello Monday! Can’t say I wanted to see you so soon, but here you are so let’s make the best of it with some weekending fun ;-).

Are you a fan of ghost stories? How about pumpkins and games?

Book Club on Friday reviewed our latest read A Sudden Light: A Novel, which was a ghost story that took place in Seattle. Come back Wednesday to find out more about this book, but it definitely was a good month to read it in! We mixed this meeting with a creative pumpkin sesh, and rather than carving we painted, bedazzzled, and washi taped to our hearts content. All while trying to talk about the book:).

Pumpkin Book Club

Here are some of the finished products!

Superhero Pumpkins

Steampunkins

polka dot pumpkin

 

Then there was my crayon pumpkin I named Harvey Dent, because one side was decent…and the other not so much.

Crayon Pumpkin

Crayon Pumpkin fail

You can see the rest of the creations on Wednesday if you’re looking for ideas this year!

After pumpkins, E and I stayed up super late binging on Arrow, but I can happily say that it was worth it (and that we are caught up!). Then I slept till 11:30 the next day which I haven’t done in ages. I didn’t even think I could do it anymore.

We then got together with friends again to play a new game SUPERFIGHT, which was a blast. Basically, you draw a character along with its attributes, and go head to head in a verbal debate against your opponent and his/her character on who would win a battle. It was pretty hilarious.

Weekending Games

 

As for Sunday. Church was great and football…not so great. You really don’t want any pictures of this face after my team blew another 4th quarter lead at home. At least spending time with my family and enjoying yummy cauliflower soup added goodness to the day!

Wishing you all a productive and happy week!

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