Saturday, November 17, 2012


I LOVE Thanksgiving! Sure there is all the cooking, but still it is the best holiday! Actually I have gotten lucky the last few years and my husband and daughter have done most of the cooking for me, My point is, besides the cooking, there really isn't too much work involved. Christmas is insanity. Halloween needs costumes. All those eggs to hide for Easter.Forget it, I'll take Thanksgiving.

I am also a huge fan of the fall, so I really like to decorate. I find it hard to find decorations for Thanksgving so this year i made several of my own! I got a lot of ideas from I used their cut files for the turkey box,. Pilgrim's hate and Pilgrims. the rosettes are from Art Philosophy for Close to my Heart and a few items I found on Pinterest! I have huge boards for fall and Thanksgiving and i have made or done most of them!

I know my friends up in Canada have celebrated a few weeks ago and ours is still a few days away, but I know I will be busy with work. If you are looking for a last minute decoration, follow me on Pinterest for check out some of these sites!

Have a fabulous and thankfully craft Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crafting can be dangerous!

Note to self: crafting can be dangerous!  First off, I am losing sleep due to crafting! I stay up late lurking on Pinterest which only makes me want to get up early so I  can make the projects!  So sleep and I have not been seeing much of each other lately!  It's pretty bad when I wake up in the middle of the night with a craft project!

I find myself second guessing everything I  throw away! Can I repurpose it, can I recreate something with it.. It just never ends! Again, I blame Pinterest!

I decided I would make this with these wonderful little plastic boxes i found at the dollar store. 10/$1! Can't beat it! Wait, yes I can, I can poke holes in the lids so that the twine can just come out as needed!

What better tool to do that with than the Martha Stewart screw punch I got on sale the other day with a 60% off coupon!
My plan was working great, until I slipped, because I got lazy! And this is why I say crafting is dangerous!
Hubs cleaned it out really well with some peroxide, I added some antibiotic and a huge bandage, cuz of the location! Now I look like a boxer who tapes their hands before a fight! I guess that is what I get for trying to be lazy and trying to hurry! Thankfully, it doesn't hurt, it's just annoying!

So please be cautious when crafting!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

That was some storm!!

I hope you all fared well during Hurricane Sandy! We lost power for about 17 hours and one tree fell. (Thanks Sandy!) We still have friends who are without power and others who have lost everything.The phrase "going to the beach!" will have a new meaning for a lot of people for a long time.

The plus side of the storm for me was that I was able to hop through some great blogs, do some baking, cleaned out a file cabinet, hubs cleaned his part of the room--and through out a bag of clothes and two bags of trash!)

 I also spent time organizing my Pinterest boards and am oddly proud to say that i did almost everything on my Halloween board! OK this is a big deal for me, hand clapping would be appreciated!! :)

 I did find time to make a few craft items including this one below. I made a few and then got carried away and made them for some special little ones I know and some co workers.

Our Halloween activities were postponed til Monday so I don't feel as though I am late! (Although, I'm not gonna lie, I am beyond ready to switch my decorations to Thanksgiving!--my favorite holiday!!!)
I put little dum dum pops in them. In retrospect, I would have used double sided paper, but they are for little kids who won't care, they just want the candy!

 I am working on a plan to reconfigure them into Santa hats! Really wish I could give credit to who ever created the file, but it has slipped my mind. I will check Pinterest later and see if I saved it there.

Have a great  night and thanks for stopping by!