Friday, October 28, 2011

The start of it all!

I was so excited to be the winner of this beautiful enamel sign made by RAMSIGN in Denmark! It was a giveaway from Joy at Joys of Home! I love her blog. It is the place to go for ideas and inspiration.
Of course, one new thing makes its surroundings look tired and worn! So, I will be repainting the doors and shutters of our home. After mulling over three colors from Sherwin Williams (Tricorn, Sealskin, and Blackbean), I decided on Tricorn. Hopefully, I can get this project done this weekend in between the housecleaning and laundry.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jack in a jar!

 I've been working on these cute jar Jack-o-lanterns. I have finished one more large one since I took the photo and have a jar to make one more small one. I used craft jars from Hobby Lobby that I purchased for 1/2 off. I loved the round shape. I was also having difficulty finding used jars. So much comes in plastic now! I deviated from Emily's tutorial just a bit. I used black tissue to make my faces. I decided to try modpodge my faces to the inside of my jars instead of the outside. It worked beautifully. In the photo, they are backlit by sunlight. At night, I use battery tealights in them.
These were my inspiration! They were made by Emily at  Not So Idle Hands .
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Birthday for the Birds!

 I celebrated my birthday last Thursday. It was a birthday for the birds. A good friend I work with at school gave me the stained glass hook with a birdseed cake and holder.
 My 16-year-old son gave me a hopper style bird feeder.
Lucky me and lucky birds!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Country side of life-- for the afternoon!

I'm a weekend behind. On Sunday, (10/9), I spent some time with my Dad, Stepmom, brother, SIL, nephews and niece at the Ranch. The Longhorn was spotted along the way.

The swimming/fishing pond went dry this summer, was re-dug, and is now being re-filled. We also received some nice rain that weekend. Riding the Mule and Ranger through mud was a real treat after a long hot summer drought!
My nephews were anxious to take the little flat-bottom out for a row!
Of course, their sister couldn't be left behind.
The rest of us sat on a big boulder and watched the show they were putting on!

Bug's braids were definitely slipping!
All too soon, it was time to come home to get ready for Monday!
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lovin Burlap and Spray Paint!

 Two infatuations come together-burlap banners and candy corn!
"BOO" for my front door. I guess I should have turned the purple lights on! I keep them on a timer.
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Monday, October 3, 2011

A Toe Tale

 Rascal is just plain nosey. He has to climb onto and into everything.
 He thought checking out the fountain was fun UNTIL---
 he got his toes wet.
 I finally found and tried one of the new nail products by Sally Hansen. Unlike Rascal, MY toes stayed dry. I love houndstooth, so I tried it first. I found I could use one strip on two of my smaller toes. I applied to one toe, filed it off and then placed the other end onto another toe.
These also look fun. HEB Plus had coupons, so I splurged. Have you tried them. What did you think?
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