Monday, October 31, 2011


This past week has been CRAZY!
I haven't been feeling good.  
I think I am getting a sinus infection.
Getting costumes ready for Halloween.
And then Halloween parties themselves.
So my crafting has been lacking.
So I will just show you today what I have painted from one of my favorite stores.
The Wood Connection.

They were painted and then mod podged with scrapbook paper.

And as always you can find me linking to these parties.

Friday, October 28, 2011

A short story on how smart I am...

See this cake?
It's a carrot cake.
Can you tell by the little carrots made out for frosting?
I thought I got this cake at a SUPER steal.
Yes, a local store that isn't open on Sundays cleared out their bakery one Saturday night.
I had to ask the girl at the check stand three times.
'Are you sure this is one dollar?!?!?!'
So I brought this little baby home with me.
The girls and I were going to enjoy tasty delight at our weekly craft night.
I even took this picture to tell everyone how sweet my deal was.
Now I am going to tell you how this cake ended up costing me $20.00.
SSG has had a favorite knife.
His Santuku knife...
Me being super smart used his favorite knife to cut this cake.
Instead of oh I don't know
On top of that,
I left his favorite knife inside the cake box!!!!
Then threw the left over cake away the next morning.
Without checking the box.
SSG was gone to Fort Dix at this time.
So no one noticed.
Until the next week.
When he went to cut potatoes.
And asked where his knife was.
Uhhhhh dur dur dur.
'Honey, you remember me telling you about the carrot cake?'
'I used your knife to cut the cake. And left it in the cake box'
'Yes, I am really sorry'
But good news the knife has been replaced by three new santuku knifes thanks to HomeGoods.
And that is my short story.
Lesson learned?
Never use your husband's knife to cut cake.

Want to know the kicker to the story?
The cake was dry!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

What I {heart} Pinterest #4

 I cannot believe it is already Thursday!
This week has seriously flown by!
Halloween is in a couple of days, then comes Turkey day!
Here are some goodies that I found on Pinterest this week!

 These are adorable!
I think I am going to go through my closet and make some!

 I need to remember this when I am cleaning up after my mess!

 Fabric covered balls!
I was actually kind of bummed when I followed the link and found out they were had a class on this.
And it was being held about 10 minutes away from me.
But I found it a week too late.
*sad face*

These are way cute!
I wish there was a tutorial on how they did it.
Sigh... I will have to figure it out!

I pinned a bunch of things this week.
However I haven't been feeling quite myself.
Getting over a cold.
As always I would love to see what you are pinning!

Here is the link to my Pinterest!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


My lovely readers!
I am just curious if any of you would be interested in a giveaway???
Nothing from an Etsy Shop.
But from a store here in Utah called the Wood Connection!

Let me know!
Thanks everyone for following my page!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hoo am I

1. Do you like the season, Fall?
Fall is my favorite season!

2. What is your favorite fall smell?
The smell of fireplaces, the crisp air, and cider

3, What is your favorite activity to do in the fall?
Halloween and Thanksgiving activities.

4. Do you dress in fall colors during the season?
Somewhat, I wear more earthy colors

5. Name 4 qualities about yourself that start with each letter in the word FALL!
F- Friendly
A- Awesome
L- Listener
L- Lima bean Hater

Linking to:


Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Wreath {Tutorial}

Halloween will be here in a week!
That is crazy talk!!!
October just started!
This means Christmas has snuck up on me yet again.
Even though it is the same day of the year every year.
So I am going to put that out of my head for a minute and focus on Thanksgiving/Fall.
Fall is my favorite season.
It is so pretty out and the weather usually isn't too bad.
I bought those leaves at a store called 'Wood Creations' here in Utah.
But I wanted a wreath too.
I combined the two and this is what I came up with.
This is my how to on the wreath only.
The leaves can only be bought if you live in Utah.
They don't ship yet since they are a new business.
Maybe one day right???

The How To:
Supplies needed:
Felt 1 yard
Muslin 1 yard
Hot glue and lots of glue sticks
Sewing Machine

 First cut your felt into about 4 inch strips.  
Cut some muslin into 3 inch strips.
Then some more felt at 2 inch strips.
You don't have to be too precise on the cut.
 Break out the sewing machine and using a basting stitch sew all the way down.  
You don't have to back stitch on one end.
Take the bottom thread and make a ruffle to your liking.
Repeat with all your strips.
 Using your cardboard make yourself a wreath form.  
Cut some of your muslin into strips.
 Dab some hot glue down and start wrapping the cardboard to cover it.
You could certainly just paint the cardboard.
 All wrapped and ready for some ruffles!
Before you start gluing lay out your ruffles to make sure you have them the way you want them.
 Then simply just glue in the center and press down.
 First layer done.

 Next do the same with the muslin.  
Using hot glue down the center and pressing down.
And of course the same for the last layer of felt.
And there you have it!

And as always I link to these parties

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bean Bag Toss {last Halloween craft}

Today I am going to show you what I made for my kiddos!
It is a home made BEAN BAG TOSS!

Supplies you will need:
Sewing machine
A couple of buckets
Scissors or rotary blade
 Here are the supplies!
 Cut three rectangles that are 6 inches wide and 10 inches in length
 Turn inside out and sew all the way around. 
Leaving a gap to pour the beans in.
 Cut your corners,
turn right side out, 
and press with iron.  
Then fill with beans.
 This was a little tricky, I was too lazy to hand stitch this closed.  
So I just pushed all the beans to the side and sewed all the way down the seam.
Then you have your very own game of bean bag toss!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What I {heart} on Pinterest #3

I have spent a few nights on pinterest.
While SSG watches shows like 'Storage Wars'
But that is okay,
I found some real goodies this week!!!

Let's get to it!!!
First and foremost THIS...
You will probably see this soon as a Pinterest Craft day for me.
They had me at no sew...
I am in love 'sigh'
sorry SSG


I love the pop of color in this.
However I would pair it with different shoes.
Not really my style

Want to know what is even better than this scarf???
She gives a fantastic, easy to do tutorial on it!
Click link to be sent to scarf wonderland!

During commercial SSG read this on Pinterest
He insisted I pin it.
He said cause it's true.
And it is... I laugh at my own jokes... hard

Apron Tutorial
If I ever had a girl I would make this for her.

But I am lucky enough to have three healthy boys.
Who love hot wheels.
And would be overjoyed if I did this for them.
Which I think I will.

What are you loving on Pinterest this week???
Leave me a link for your page!!!
I will come follow you.
But not in a stalker sort of way.
Cause that is just creepy.
Here is my Pinterest Link

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Halloween Front Porch

I finally finished my front porch last night adding pumpkins.
I love my little ghost.
I got him at Wood Creations.
But I added his little 'BOO' banner of course!
And I think I am about done with Halloween.
Next up is Fall decor!!!
If you would like to see where I link up click HERE

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blast from the Past

I did a guest post for Oops I Craft My Pants a few days ago.
I thought I would share with my readers in case you missed it.
I made this guy last year.
But he was so cute I decided to give him another shout out!
And I will tell you how I made him.
Here is my how to:
Supplies needed:
Fun Fur (you can buy it at walmart)
Floral Styrofoam form.  
Wooden Dowel
Pipe Cleaners
Spider webs
Start by wrapping the fun fur all over the Styrofoam. 
Take the pipe cleaners and cut them in half.  
Stick them into the body of the spider.
You can add a dab of hot glue to make it stick better.
 At this point you can add eyeballs to your spider.
Now onto the bucket to place your spider in.
Paint your wooden dowel to whatever color you choose.
I chose orange cause the spider was already black and I wanted to contrast.
Put a little more Styrofoam in the bottom on the bucket and place spider webs on top.
Then all you have to do is stick the wooden dowel into the spider and place in bucket.
It was REALLY easy and took about a half hour to make!

Hoooo am I????

1. Do you sleep with the window open or the fan on no matter
what the weather is like?
We sleep with the window open unless it is freezing out side.  We sleep with both the fan and the window plus the crappy swamp cooler in the summer.  We like our room cold!

2. What is your favorite comfort food?
 Ice Cream by far.  Nothing makes me feel better.

3. Do you ever go to a chiropractor? 
 Nope I don't

4.What is your most memorable Halloween costume growing up?
 Ummmm the year I was a ghost with a floral sheet.

5.Do you prefer the sunrise or the sunset?
Sunset, I would never be up early enough for sunrise unless I had something super important to do!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome Home 744th!

 This past Saturday SSG's unit came home from a year long deployment to Afghanistan.
I was fortunate enough to come with and welcome them home.
While my husband did not get deployed I couldn't help but get emotional with the happiness in the room.
I had helped these wives, mothers, girlfriends for the past year.
They have become much more to me than just a fellow Army family member.
Everyone lined up with their signs getting ready for the moment they had been waiting for since they left.
 We also had the Patriot Guard riders lined up for them to land.
These men and women with the Patriot Guard are just fantastic.

 They stand there silent holding their flags to honor the men who have served their country.

Wives, children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents all waited anxiously for their solider to disembark the aircraft.
And as soon as they landed nothing but pure happy chaos ensued.
This is my Army family.
I love them as much as my own.
Welcome home 744th EN CO.  
Thank you for fighting for our freedom.
You are truly heroes!

On a side note.
But a VERY BIG side note.
Wanna see how easily you can sign away three years of your life???
You can do it in 2 minutes apparently..
SSG signed a new contract and had to swear in.
It really isn't as glamorous as Army Wives makes it out to be.
 SSG signing his new contract.
 This is what SSG had to swear to:

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God. 

 All done in about two minutes.
SSG is on the right, the other guy is the CPT he is kinda a big deal around here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Faux Lanterns {Tutorial}

 The other day on facebook.
Blue Cricket Design had offered a 'Take and Make' project.
So on a whim I put down that I would like to do it.
Thinking that I wouldn't be picked.
I am not that lucky.
However I was actually picked to do it!
I was going to meet Becca from Blue Cricket Design!!!
I had to drive about 45 minutes to get there.
But well worth it!
I got a loot of supplies!
All I had to do was create a project with these supplies and send her what I had done!
Pretty easy considering all that magic right there.
This is what I came up with.
Faux Lanterns
 Here is the
'How to'

Supplies needed:
Foam board
X Acto knife
Cutting Mat
Black Paint
Paint brush
Glue Dots
Glue Tape Runner
Cut your foam board in half with the X-Acto knife. 
Then separate the board into fours.  
You won't want to press all the way through with the X-Acto knife.
Next draw out with a pencil how you want the center of your lantern to look.
Take your X-Acto knife and cut all along your lines.
Paint foam board to desired color.
Using the tape runner, glue all around the edges in the inside of the lantern.
Cut the vellum to size and secure to the inside of lantern.
With the cardstock cut our images you want to show through on your lantern.
I used my silhouette to cut these shapes.
Use the glue dots to secure cut outs on the vellum.
You will want these on the outside.
Put three or four more glue dots to the end pieces so they will stick together.
Then just sit back and marvel at just how awesome you are!


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