Army wife quilter

August 25, 2014

Halloween decorations that I have started to make for 2014

I love this time a year.  Pinterest has so many great ideas.  I started making some of the decoration I saw on pinterest. I have so many that I am wanting to make I had to start now so I could be done by Oct 1st.  
I made this paper mache pumpkin last year but was afraid to paint it.  Well I got over my fears and did it.  I need to seal it before it can go out side but it turned out so scary.

These foam signs will hang on a tree branch light pole that I have not finished yet.

And last my scary drippy candles made from PVC 
pipes.  
These are so awesome.  I am looking for more projects to start on, for the next few weeks.  
Happy Halloween!!

June 16, 2014

Fourth of July Deco Mesh Garland

 This weekend I transformed our porch form this
 to this
I finally have a porch to decorate. I love our new military quarters.

I can not wait til Oct. and Dec. to make different garlands.

Happy Fourth of July.
And for all you Army folks 
Happy Birthday!

May 6, 2014

teacher appreciation week

So what a fun week for teachers.  Teachers appreciation week.  My kids are in a new school.  They have not known the teachers for very long.  two to three weeks I think.  That wont stop me from showing my appreciation.  I started with the soap.  Then when I went to Michaels to get tulle and ribbon I picked up some other things.  It is a few eclectic things but who cares.  It is put together really cute.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.

April 17, 2014

Moving is so much _________ ?

Moving is so much _________ ? You can use your own imagination with that one.

Well my husband job location has changed again.  We call that in the Army a PCS or permanent change of station.  This has been an adventure to say the least.  We were living at JBLM or Joint Base Lewis Mccord in Tacoma WA.  We lived here for 15 months.  In April we drove three vehicles across country to New York.  It was a long 6 days.  We now reside uncomfortablely in a Homewood Suites.

The Homewood is uncomfortable because we will be living here until we can move into base housing which is in about 5 weeks.  Thus uncomfortable because 6 people in a suite for 5 week.  Need I say more.

This is the 10th move for us in 18 Years.  I always thought that moving gets easier as time goes by or by the next time I will have this down and it should be easy right !?!  That is not true.  Moving is hard and comes with a different set of challenges every time.

With all the car troubles, traveling so far away, having to wait a long time for housing and not being settled yet is more than I would have thought could happen in a move.  But "first time for every thing right?"

I am confident that as we get settled and the kids get back into school things will get better.  I am looking forward to the great big house that we are pre leased for on base.  I just need to get into it and get back to my normal routine.

Wish us luck.




December 30, 2013

My moms awesome NewYears tree


My mom cracks me up.  She made a New Years Tree.  She saw it in a Best Bites newsletter, so she decided to try it.  I think it's awesome.

You can find Balloons, 2014 Glasses, Party horns, Party hats, Party crowns that say Happy New Years and Streamers.




This is the way coolest tree I have ever seen.  On a side note.  Mom I love the view.  Wow.
Making the World Cuter  
Beyond The Picket Fence

December 19, 2013

Ornament Exchanges are so much fun.


I participated in an ornament exchange with Craft Goody blog.  Here are all the ones I received.  All of them are unique and that is what makes it so fun.  

Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas.  Happy New Year!  
I think that covers it.

December 12, 2013

Scrabble Christmas Ornaments

 I saw these on Pinterest.  I just had to make them. They turned out so cute.  For the teachers I spelled out last names.  One of the teachers names is 8 letters long.  Almost too long for an ornament. The pictured ornaments measure about 8" long.  The 8 letter one measured almost 12" long.  But my child helped with teachers and she is very proud.
The back is even cute.  I love Scrabble ornaments.  I have made other Scrabble ornaments in past years but these by far are my favorite.