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October 4, 2017

Halloween 2017

Yes it has been a long, long time since the last time I posted anything.  All I can say is life is crazy.

So, now that it is October and my favorite time of the year I need to post some of my new decoration projects for this year.

I always love Pinterest this time of year.  I copied this silhouette from  http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Garage-Door-Silhouette/ 
  It turned out so cool that I will be making cow boy and girl  silhouettes for my kids Book fair this year.
 Wood and a dremil and you are on your way to a fabulous project.
 Black paint and lights.
 Last year I found this fiberglass garden pot on the side of the road.  It had a huge crack down it.  I then painted it black.  This year I had to add more. I put black silvery sculls on it and added green lights and pool noodles in the pot for effect...  Then I made a wood box for the pot to sit on.  Added orange lights and hot glued branches to make it look like a fire.
Wait for dark and its perfect. I love, love, love. Halloween. 
Happy Haunting.

March 31, 2017

Prince of peace

The last 6 months has been really crazy in my house.  We have had a lot of changes.  My oldest child joined the Army.  My husband is retiring from the Army and we have moved to another state.

But through out all of that Christ has been my center.  This years Easter presentation from Mormon.org his the Prince of Peace.  Please go check it out you will enjoy it.

December 12, 2016

Ornament Exchange 2016


For the last 6 years I have participated  in an ornament exchange.  These two are the first that I have received for this year.  they are so cute.  
The Nativity comes from Nicole, Boise ID


This Santa Globe came from Brandie, Mesa AZ.
Every year they are so creative and I enjoy going to the mail box and finding a new ornament.

September 28, 2016

My Hermione Potions and Spell Book

I spent the last few days making a Halloween spell book.
You can find so many example and tutorials online at Pinterest so I did not make a tutorial.  It turned out so awesome.
"Hermione Potions Spells"


Follow the spiders on the back of the book.

I am thinking I need to make another because it is so easy and so very cool.

September 18, 2016

bows using blind bag toys

If you girls are any thing like mine they love the blind bag toys.  They watch videos about them and ask for one every time we go to the store.
Today I thought they would make great bows.
The new troll movie coming out already has blind bags so I got a few to make bows.  This is how they turned out.  I like the first one better. 

This bow was my first and I improved it on the next.

We have lots of Shopkins and so my daughter asked for this carrot to be in a bow.  I think it turned out cool too.
I will probably be making more like this.  My girls are loving them.

September 14, 2016

Deco Mesh Pumpkin for fall or halloween


This cut pumpkin can hang on your wall from September to November.  If you want to make it look more like a Jack o lantern then add a temporary face and legs or hat.  Then remove for Thanksgiving.
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