A Bolt of Blue -Christmas Card Display

Cool Ways to Display Christmas cards!

It seems that more and more people are using Shutterfly and other photo services to produce their Christmas cards. Each week the mail man/woman...
A Bolt of Blue - Christmas gift wrap ideas!

Cool idea – DIY Christmas gift wrap

Yeah…I know…this is the month that everyone runs around like chickens with their heads cut off all the while muttering and trying to remember...
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Holiday Makeover – RED lips!

There’s nothing that quite says HAPPY holidays like RED lipstick.  It says Santa, plum pudding and hot mama all in one! At least that’s...
A Bolt of Blue - DIY Bottle Brush Christmas Trees!

DIY – Bottle Brush Christmas Trees!

I am completely smitten with the idea of bottle brush Christmas trees. You just go to the grocery store, buy a few bottle brushes,...
A Bolt of Blue - Holiday decor

Turning your house into a Winter Wonderland…

Part of the magic of Christmas is the smell of pine needles, the twinkle from the Christmas tree lights and stockings hanging over the...
A Bolt of Blue - Who Lives Here?

Who Lives Here?

I decided I would start a new series of posts called, Who Lives Here?  I often find myself looking at interior design photos wondering,...
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Cool idea – Pine cone decor!

Did you know you can either spell pine cone with or without (pinecone) the space?  Everyday is a learning day!  I am lucky enough...
A Bolt of Blue - Fall Fashion Inspiration

Fall Fashion inspiration

I’ve sort of been in a wardrobe rut, where I keep wearing the same five outfits in a row. I actually pulled out a...
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Makeup lessons – Eye “Tightliner”

NY Magazine posted a really amazing GIF tutorial on “tightlining” your eyes. “Tightlining” is the art of applying eye liner so that it completely...
A Bolt of Blue -  Retro Painted Portraits

Retro painted portraits

One of my prized possessions is an oil painting that an old boyfriend painted for me. It’s a replica of a painting that was...