Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Suspended pearls?....Tried It Tuesday

Well....HELLO there!
It's been one month since my last confession....
I mean...blog post!
Y'all...I didn't fall off the planet, 
but I did fall into some major 
lesson plannin' and weddin' plannin'.
I haven't taken any naps...SHOCKER!
I have been fallin' asleep readin' my Kindle app...early... 
just about every night 
since school started.
I'm not gonna lie...I needed a break.
I can't promise that I will be back on my
bloggin' routine, but I will pop in every now
and then in the next comin' months.
I'd ask for understandin', but I know I don't 
need to explain myself.
Y'all KNOW.

I did want to share a pretty neat-o "tried it", so...
I'm linkin' up with one of my BBB's Holly 
from Fourth Grade Flipper

I saw this super awesome pin and I wanted to test
it out before the weddin'.

Pearls suspended in water?  
Sign me up!
Except...they aren't really suspended in water.
They are suspended in clear gels...in water.
I wanted.

What did I do?  
I got on my trusty friend, Amazon,
 and found these to order...

I did read the reviews and found out that the red
ones look more pink, so I didn't buy red.
My colors are black, red, and white, so I stuck with
just black and white.

I waited patiently for them to arrive to my mailbox.
You know I'm NOT very patient...at all.
They FINALLY came though and
I was so ecstatic when I opened the package.
I read the directions and they were pretty intense.
I made my bestie read them too...to tell me I wasn't crazy.
I ran up to Dollar Tree and got two clear vases.
I stopped at Winn Dixie and got a gallon of Distilled Water.

My supplies...
The little clear things on the left are the gels.
The assorted black and white pearls are on the right.
Distilled water and vases in the back.
I used 8 cups of water and filled up the two vases
with the gels and water.
It takes about 12 hours for them to expand.

Look...you can't even SEE the clear gels. 
It just looks like water.
Why didn't I invent this?
You move the pearls wherever you want.
I was impatient and put them in before the gels
were finished expandin'.

This mornin' when I woke up,
I had more gels than fit the
two vases.  
I really could have used three.
Check the clear gels out. 
It's crazy to me that you can't see 
them when they are covered with water.
I still have pearls left to put in a third jar.

 Now all I need are some floatin' candles.

I'm doin' lots of different table decorations,
but I will definitely be purchasin' some 
more supplies on Amazon this week to 
make more of these vases.

These could be used in your house with flowers,
or candles, or whatever...not just for a weddin'.

I'm gettin' giddy because so many things are startin' 
to come together with plannin'.

I've missed you!
Happy Tuesday, friends!


  1. Those are really cool! I'm sure they will look beautiful at the wedding!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I think they will be even prettier with floating candles on the top.

  2. Love those! So elegant and will look fabulous!!

  3. Looks like the wedding planning is going well! I haven't heard the date???
    P.S. It's good to hear from your again!

  4. Beautiful! Now I might need to get some of those! I love Amazon.
    Grade 4 Buzz

  5. Will this last forever? I want to put them all over my house!

  6. I want to hear all about your wedding plans! I used gels like that to make diffusers which are still going strong 2 months later!


  7. I've missed you!!!! Love that you are taking time off to just enjoy life and wedding planning! No naps though?? You need to fix that pronto! Love the pearls idea. :) Genius! I can't wait to hear more about your planning! XXOO
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  8. I was thinking about you just a few days ago and was wondering how the wedding plans were coming. I love the floating pearls. They look so pretty and the gels are too cool. So glad you are well, I have missed you my friend. Have fun with your plannin' and with your class. XOXO

    Luv My Kinders

  9. I figured you were knee deep into planning the wedding and teaching! This is such a cool idea. The possibilities are endless. Try to stay afloat!

    1. Thanks, Debbie! I'm trying to find some different things to try. So many possibilities!

  10. Hey there girlie! I was wondering where you've been! So glad things are going well for you. Love the floating pearls. They look so cool!
    Southern Fried Teachin’

    1. Thanks, love! I just keep looking at the vases sitting on my counter. They are still going strong!

  11. Welcome back! I can understand the much needed break especially with the excitement of wedding planning AND back to school. Those are so pretty!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  12. I've been thinking of you too! I just knew you were busy with the start of a new school year and planning your fabulous wedding! I love the pearls! I get lost on pintrest most visits! Too much too look at. Glad you are doing well! Hugs!


  13. I forgive you for not sharing your classroom and wedding awesomeness, but I miss you! At least email me or something! :) I mean I'm closer now..
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  14. I've missed you, Pretty Lady! Those pearls are all sorts of cool!

  15. Girl! I've barely had time to breathe! I couldn't imagine planning a wedding too! That is why you're a rock star!! The floating pearls are so cool! Love ya bunches!!

  16. I love these! I don't have any weddings to plan, but I'll find a way to use them SOMEhow. Thanks. Kathleen p.s. HOW do you find out if you are a "no reply" blogger??
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. Hi Kathleen...I just looked in my Gmail and it looks like you are a no reply blogger. You can fix that in your settings. If you look on Ideas by Jivey's blog, she has some great Techy Tips. Hope that helps!

    2. Thanks for getting back to me. I was a google+ blogger, so had to switch back to blogger to change settings, and then switch back to google+ again. However, when switching back to google+ it said none of my settings from blogger would be saved! So I have no idea if it did any good at all. Blogger really should make it easier and certainly clearer– really dumb. My fingers are crossed it is fixed, but I don't know :( Thanks so much for taking the time to give me the links! Kathleen


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