Army wife quilter

May 24, 2016

Snicker Thankyou

I found these Snickers bars with these crazy words on them.  
It made a great thank you card for a teacher at school.

I hope they keep putting funny words its lots of fun making things with them.

May 22, 2016

Patriotic Flip Flop Wreath

I am all ready for the patriotic holidays this year.
I got this Flip Flop wreath idea from Pinterest of course.
I went to Dollar Store starting in April every couple of weeks until I finally got these patriotic flip flops.  I scoped them out on the website but it was not until second week in May that I was able to find them.  Then I had to go to three stores to find all of them in the size I wanted.  Which you can see I gave up on the one pair that I only have one of.  
The center piece also came from the Dollar Store.
The patriotic picks came from Micheal's.

This was the cheapest wreath I have ever made.  Got to love Dollar Stores and coupons at Michael's.

May 11, 2016

reclaimed wood patriotic sign

I made Texas Flag from reclaimed wood.  I had one piece left so I made a simple flag piece.  My daughter wanted to help.

I dry brushed blue around a flag that I placed inside the small box made from the tape.  Sorry I did not take a picture of that.

Than I taped the center two inches and let my daughter dry brush red on both sides.

I than moved the tape to make the white strip.
She did such a good job.

May 9, 2016

DIY Old wood Texas Flag

I had a old grey piece of wood on the side of the house.  I turned it into a couple patriotic pieces. We love Texas in our house.  We lived in Texas for a few years so I made a the state flag.  It is really simple.
You will need 2 pieces of old wood cut to 20"
Red White and Blue craft paint
 A paint brush good for dry brush painting
Wood glue
Large clamp
Painters tape
Star printed and cut out from card stalk

My two pieces of 20" wood

Glue the pieces together and then clamp them together until dry.

Place painters tape about 8" from the left side of your wood. Center card stalk star and dry brush in blue all around the star up to the painters tape.

I decided to not paint the star white and just left it.

I moved the painters tape over to the left covering over the blue line you just painted. Dry brush the top half with white.

It should look just like this.  You can put painters tape in the center to keep from painting on the bottom half or if you are really good just paint to the line that separates the two pieces of wood.

Now dry brush the red.

When you are finished it should look like this.  I then put hooks on the back to hang on the wall and you are done.

April 26, 2016

Weekend with nature

We took the kids to a wild life refuge over the weekend.  The have a herd of Bison free roaming.  This bison was about 10 yards from the car.

The deer were 10 yards from the car.

This guy was the hit of the day.  I got super close to this one.  Thankfully it was not a rattle snake.  
It was a great day.

April 15, 2016

Spring is bipolar in Colorado

This is my first spring in Colorado.  I am enjoying the spring flowers.

They are lining up quite nicely.

Aren't they beautiful!

However,  Tomorrow through Sunday we are expected to get a foot of snow.  Not the light powder but the heavy soggy kind.

I am afraid that we are going to loose all these and the spring flowers that are just about to bloom. 
I would have to say that Colorado needs to be medicated for Bipolar disorder.  Its become so drastic in its weather (mood swings) that I really think we have a problem. 

Is it always this way?

April 9, 2016

Gofer trouble

For a couple of weeks I have had a creature digging holes in my front yard.  I finally got a look at what it is that is a GOFER.
He is eating my grass.  He already killed some of the bushes in the front yard.

I posted his picture to my Facebook page asking for advice on how to get rid of it.
These are some of the responses.
  • Caddyshack him!!
  • Flame thrower!!
  • Poison peanuts at the local farm/feed store!
  • Chemical warfare!
  • Claymore mine!
  • .22!
  • Drown him out with a hose!
  • Post more pictures maybe he will get offended and go away!
  • They make traps that shoot spikes down into the hole that will run him through as he runs by!
  • Rodent Blaster!
  • C4!
  • This last one has a step by step instructions:

          1. Go to Redbox
          2. Rent Caddyshack
          3. Watch and learn
          4. Initiate knowledge
          5. Funeral

He is cute but has to go.