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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Whoooo Am I?


Helllloooo fellow HOOOOOTS! Welcome to another week of 

I truly have to apologize for getting this up late again. I have so much going on at work and home that my blog is being put on the back burner. So sorry!

Here are this week's question?

1.  List 3 words that remind you of fall.
Colors, pumpkins, crisp
2. Do you wear jewelry often?
must wear earrings and my wedding rings. My little man loves necklaces so I only wear those a tiny bit or he tries to pull them off.
3. Do you like your toe nails painted or natural?
4. Do you ever wear a hat?
no, but want to
5. Do you have someone that you talk to everyday on the phone?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Luminaries

There have been alot of these floating around blogland, and it's because these are so easy to make with things you already have around your home. I used leftover or used tissue paper and jars from salsa, jams, pickles and other things I can't remember.

First, obvisously wash your jars and peel the labels off.

Cover outside in Mod Podge (the greatest invention)

Next wrap your tissue paper around the jar and up and over the rims as well.

Let dry overnight- and be careful when you handle it wet because your fingers will mysteriously peel the paper right off!

Then I used black vinyl for the faces. It is easy to use and then mod podge over the top layer of paper and face.

Voila... you are done, it is that easy and fast. Then add a string of lights of votive LED candles and you have yourself a very cute Halloween decoration.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Craft Challenge

Recycled Halloween Craft Challenge on Henthorne Handmade

Have you guys heard about this?! A Halloween craft challenge over at henthornhandmade?
I am so excited. I'm entering my Halloween Advent calendar and some cute jars I'm modpodging. If you have any time to submit your Halloween crafts, head on over!

Whoooo Am I?

Here are this week's question?

1.  What is your Zodiac sign?
2. Name 3 things that are always in your purse besides your wallet.
3. Which magazines do you look at the most?
4. Do you pluck or get your eyebrows waxed?
5. How often do you go grocery shopping?

Here are my answers!
1.  What is your Zodiac sign?
2. Name 3 things that are always in your purse besides your wallet.
my iPhone- it doubles as a distraction for the little guy when we are waiting for something. Crackers for the little guy when we're shopping, he needs distractions these days. And last coupons that I always forget are in there. 
3. Which magazines do you look at the most?
Real Simple, Living- Martha Stewart, Parents.
4. Do you pluck or get your eyebrows waxed? 
5. How often do you go grocery shopping?
I usually do one big trip a week. But when someone is sick and have to rush from the store... like this week then I go several times to get things I forgot.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Onesie

This was very simple to make and fast as well. The ghost image is actually from a vinyl table cloth I found at JoAnns. I was making my "famous" bibs, well famous in my home and I thought these would make a cute onesie for baby. Simply cute out the portion you want to applique on and simply zig zag on the onesie. 

On another note, a friend of mine had her baby 6 weeks early and I had to quickly get her bag of goodies together.... a few burpies, pacifier leash, two onesies, a crinkly toy and 6 tee pee teepees.

My third award.. I'm so excited!

I'm speechless because I guess I want my blog to be as awesome as so many out there but don't believe in myself I suppose. This is my third award and I'm so happy! Makes me feel like I can brighten someone's day! Thank you thank you thank you Ginger over at super stinky boys. I love her title, maybe cause I have a super boy, not so stinky yet but I'm sure that comes with age :)

And now...the rules.
Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass the award to 15 blogs you love and enjoy!
Let those blogs know they've been given the award.

Alrighty...7 things.
1. I'm a true New Yorker, misplaced in Idaho
2. Summer is my absolute favorite, however I'm looking forward to Fall because I have some great craft ideas!
3. My college soccer team won Nationals
4. I'm living my dream of staying home with my little guy
5. I worked as a magazine writer for 5 years.... just "retired" 5 months ago!
6. I'm extremely shy...
7. My husband is a computer geek so Macs are the only computer allowed in our home :)

15 bloggers I enjoy (some are new and some are old favs) in no particular order:

Wow! That took my a long time! There are just too many inspiring blogs out there. I couldn't decide!

Pass it along to other awesome blogs!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I know this number is small compared to all the many blogs I read who have millions of views. But this is so exciting for me! I'm feeling happy! It's nice to know there are people out there who think I do some good things in this world. Thank you everybody who has stopped by and especially those who have left comments of encouragement or nice job!

I've decided to host a giveaway for when I hit 100 followers! I have 70... so 30 more people. I'm not sure what to give away yet... maybe a Halloween Advent Calendar (only if it happens before October).... luggage tags..... something Christmasy... hmmmh. I need to do some thinking. So pass the word along!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Scentsy Giveaway

Sawdust and Paperscraps is having an awesome giveaway! Who doesn't need yummy smelly things? Go check it out.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pottery Barn knock off

I had so much felt lying around from little man's quiet book that this was the perfect project. While I stole the idea from Pottery Barn, I am so excited to have made this myself. I never thought about having an advent calendar for Halloween!
It took me longer than I expected but I am so happy with how it turned out. It took a couple nap times. I couldn't work on it when little man was awake because he's been super clingy since we got back from New York so he wants me to hold him. Or he just wants me to pick him up so he can reach the table and touch all my stuff. I'm so proud of myself for finishing well in time for October 1st! Now I can move onto more Halloween projects! Yippee!

I usually do most my projects during nap time, but I finished this off one night and how did I do it you asked? When Ian discovered I left the guest bathroom open which meant he had full reign of the toilet paper. And boy did he have fun!

Ok back to the project...
I have been scanning the internet for advent calendars for Halloween. I didn't even know they existed, Pottery Barn has some amazing ones that I love but would never feel good about spending $60, and never would. So I decided to make my own knock off Pottery Barn calendar!

  • Felt glue
  • Rotary cutter or scissors (I found that a rotary cutter works best, but scissors will do.)
  • 1 yard of orange felt
  • 1 yard of black felt
  • 2 pkgs large ric rak- (I used green, but any Halloween color will do)
  • Various colors of craft foam with sticky backs (purple, lime green, yellow, black, red, white)
  • Halloween craft foamies- found at JoAnns
  • Dowel rod
  • Halloween ribbon
  • Alphabet/Number stencils 1″-2″
  1. The first thing you want to do is cut 35 4″ wide x 3 1/2″squares. I cut out a square from a cereal box.
  2. Then cut your black felt 44″ long x 25″ wide.
  3. Arrange the 35 squares so that you have 7 down and 5 across. If you want to leave room at the bottom to have your family name monogrammed, leave it. Just make it look like it’s even. Leave room on the sides, top, and bottom for the ric rac.
  4. Pin and then sew the squares.
  5. I used my Cricut to cut out my letters and numbers and traced them onto felt. I didn't use sticky back felt because I had so much felt I didn't want to buy more. They cut out easy as well.
  6. Arrange your foam or felt numbers and Halloween craft foamies on each square. I used a little felt glue on each just to make sure they stay on.
  7. Arrange the title at the top.
  8. Sew a pocket at the top for your dowel rod to go through, tie some ribbon on the rod. You have your own version of a very pricey advent calendar.
You can either put something in each pocket or attach a string with some Halloween "mascot" and move it from pocket to pocket.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Get to Know me #1

Here are this week's questions!
1. Do you type on a keyboard the correct way or do you peck like a cute little chick?
A. I am a professional writer, so by default I type away the correct way.... hazard of the job.
2. Typically how long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
A. If my husband is around I can take my time... by usually it's me and the little guy so about 10 minutes. Yes I do put makeup on and do my hair, maybe not to the extent of some of you!
3. Do you prefer lip gloss or lipstick?
A. I love the shimmer of lip gloss, but hate how my hair always gets stuck. So I at least try to put some lip stick on.
4. Do you take clothes to the dry cleaner or wash them yourself even if they say dry clean only?
A.I wash them myself!
5. Do you prefer Wal Mart or Target.
A.Target. I live 2 minutes away, and often walk there during the warm months... you gotta exercise!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Halloween Costumes

I've been wracking my brain on what costume to make for little mr. I've debated making it or just throwing in the towel and buying it. Then I thought, how could I NOT make it? I love to create and make things, they mean so much more than breaking a costume out of a plastic bag. My debate is I found so many cute ones online as well, Yoda, Rainforest frog... But look at the two that I want to make. Suggestions? I is 14 months......So I was scanning Martha Stewart tonight and found two contestants.

Chicken Dino

Something in the Works!

I'm working on something can you guess? Probably not, but I will be finished this weekend. I can't wait to post it... hint Think Halloween!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Owls: So cute!

I can't believe it is September already. I have so much to do this fall. I can't put it off any longer. Today during nap time I put together an owl, finally. I've been wanting to make one for awhile and I think it came out rather well. I followed Toad's Treasures tutorial. I tweaked it a little more to my liking, I stuffed the wings, changed the beak and ended up ripping the feet off because I just didn't really like how they looked with the fabric I chose. Next time I want to make one with the long skinny legs. Those are so cute!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010