A few weeks ago I found this Candy Cane Vase tutorial. I thought it was such a cute idea but our cats will eat anything that resembles a plant or flower. And yes, I do mean anything. That means real, plastic, and cloth plants too. So, I didn’t see the point in making it since we could never use it. A few nights ago I was cleaning up after dinner and was about to throw an olive can into the recycling when I realized that it was the perfect size for the miniature candy canes and decided to make a candle holder!
Isn’t this cute? I had originally planned to use tealights or votives but James pointed out that the jar candle would look nice. We just happened to have two jar candles and two olive cans so all I needed to purchase were the candy canes. I hot glued the candy canes to the cans and then James sprayed them with sealant so they wouldn’t get sticky. They were quick and easy to make and the best part is that I only spent a little over $1 each on them!
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My favorite room in the house isn’t actually in our house. It’s our patio! It’s really spacious and covered so we can sit out there and be out of the sun, or enjoy a rainstorm and not get wet. I just love the grass and the trees and how quiet it is too.
This year we planted several pots of flowers , tomatoes, basil, strawberries, and peppers and it really does feel like a garden oasis. If there is a little bit of a breeze you can smell a basil and tomato aroma.
We also have two hummingbirds named Maverick and Goose. Goose is shy and won’t generally come around if we are outside. Maverick, on the other hand, is a little aggressive and protective of his territory and has dive bombed me a couple of times. I’ve noticed a third hummingbird sometimes in the morning but haven’t named him yet. Any ideas? 🙂
And last but not least, one of the best parts… our flip-flop door mat.
Have I mentioned that I love flip-flops? 🙂