2017 Glasses

A great prop for New Year’s Eve photos

As mentioned elsewhere, we don’t go out for New Year’s Eve. Technically, we really don’t go out at all. Or have anyone in. It sounds crabby to say we don’t like people, but it’s true.

My ever patient husband indulges my imagination over-drive by letting me decorate for holidays as if Brad and Angelina are coming over. Wait. They wouldn’t be coming over together anymore.


For 2017, I decided I wanted some photo props for our big night. Number one on my list was a banner. Number 2? Glasses.

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2017 Banner

Ring in the New Year with a custom message banner

I have a great big picture window on the back of my house. For years, at Christmas, I hung pre-made plastic holiday garland across it, and it looked good. Over the years, more and more of that plastic began to crumble, and this year, it didn’t make the cut for holiday decorating.

Instead, I used my new Silhouette machine and cut a holiday banner.

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New Year’s Credentials

Make your humble New Year’s Eve or Day party a little more special

If you’ve ever been to a sporting event or concert, you may have noticed that some people sport lanyards with cards on them with some identifying information. These look kinda like ticket stubs on steroids. In the trade, they are known as credentials. They let working media or VIPs access areas that the rest of us don’t get to go.

To make things exciting at the SuzerSpace, I like to whip up credentials for our “events”. We are homebodies, so New Year’s Eve for us was a run to the grocery and liquor store and then cooking up a meal of cheese enchiladas. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend.

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Happy New Year!

It’s hard to read that headline without hearing the voice of Frosty The Snowman in my head (I know, he says “Happy Birthday” but that’s not the point), but I really do like starting new projects. New Year’s Day, with the expected issuing of resolutions (or declarations or intentions or that “one little word” project that’s sweeping the internet), sets a stage that feels fresh and exciting.

I make lists of projects that sound fun to do. I make lists of projects that sound horrible to do but really need to be done – is THIS the year we repair the hole in the kitchen ceiling drywall?

I buy plastic bins at Target. I bookmark exercise videos. I add even more crafts and recipes to my Pinterest boards.

And this year, I’m a making a new, really big list. I’m starting this site. It’s a place for me to corral my crafts, my recipes and my odd projects. A place to hold all the SuzerSpin™ I put on life.