Sunday, November 23, 2014

This week's menu


That's my word count.  I have 7 days to write 22,813 words.  Can I do it?  I guess I don't have any choice right?  I really want to get the T-shirt and a mug.  I have promised myself I won't buy those things unless I make it.  I think I can do it.  I have taken a few days off from writing this month, so if I really push...I am pretty sure I can do it.  I just need to push push push!

In other news, this week is Thanksgiving, but you already knew that.  Did you know, however, that this week is my favorite holiday?  Why is that do you ask?  Because, FOOD!  I love me some food.  And not just any food, I love the Thanksgiving feast!

This year, we will be celebrating with some friends as we did last year which will be nice.  Then, that night, I am hittin' up the mall like a crazy person with another friend and doing the Black Friday craziness!  I don't even need to buy anything and I could just spend the night sleeping, but there is something so fun about going out Black Friday shopping that I just can't help myself.  I like having an excuse to drink coffee at 1am.  And to run around being goofy with my friends!  I feel like a teenager again!  Are you going Black Friday shopping?  Anything in particular you are looking for? I'll be posting a few deals here and there that I find on Amazon on my Facebook page, make sure you keep an eye out!

Ok and now on to this week's menu (naturally it's going to be an easy light one):

Monday - salad (nothing fancy)
Tuesday - tortilla soup
Wednesday - homemade pizza
Friday - leftovers (hopefully we will take some home)
Saturday - mini feast, I'll be making a ham, mashed potatoes, homemade green bean casserole
Sunday -leftovers

Since I gave you 8 jokes last week, you should have some left over for this three day school week. So instead of jokes this week, I am giving you some conversation starters for Thanksgiving dinner!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Photo booth

When I was looking for things to add to my "Month O' Wood" I came across this piece of thin MDF. MDF is manufactured wood or pressed board.  I have no idea what the original intent was for this particular board, but I knew I needed it.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it either, which is something my husband know...that I pick up random junk all the time with no good intent for any of it and then bring it home and sit on it for months.  

Well, as it goes, I was taking apart a desk that I got off my local Buy Nothing group and decided that the legs of the desk would work perfectly as sides to this piece of MDF.  With sides it could easily be turned into a little photo booth!  So I sketched out some circles and used my drill to drill holes in it so I could pop them out.  I am sure using a jig saw would have been easier but I couldn't find mine.

Oh yea, and don't mind me, I do this stuff in the house.  I am the messiest crafter in the world I swear.

Once I popped the circles out I had to sand them which I did using a nail file.  Hey, like your mamma used to tell you, you got to work with what you got...she meant with crafts right?

After I sanded the holes I took it outside and primed it with some flat white Krylon spray paint. 

I also spray painted the top part blue.  When that was dry, I brought it inside out and used acrylic paint to do the design.  For this season I picked a snowman and a reindeer.

I am not the best painter in the world but I kinda feel like what makes these types of photo booths the best is the imperfections or the cartoonish style to them.

When it was all dry and done, I had the kids come outside with me and be silly!  They loved it and wanted to play in it all day they said.  And by playing with it, they meant, "TAKE A PICTURE, LET ME SEE IT!  TAKE ANOTHER PICTURE!  LET ME SEE IT!" back and forth for about 20 minutes until I was exhausted.

What I like best about how I did this, is that I can paint and re-paint this over and over and over as much as I want.  OR, I could paint on a roll of paper and just take it on the front so I could just have a rotating scenes.  Either way, I really love this and I can't wait for our little holiday party to see all the fun faces the kids make!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Awesome Things Tuesday


Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! This week's features are all about everything I love about fall. Thanksgiving, comfort foods, cozy decor...let me just say we have some really awesome features today, is one of them yours?

This week's features!

Randi's Pick - Embroidery hoop art with a gift card pocket from Sadie Seasongoods

Ashley's Pick - Wood slice ornaments from Get's Silvered

Lindsay's Pick - Rustic wood table runner from Blooming Homestead
DIY Rustic Wood Table runner by Blooming Homestead | tablescape | fall decor|diy | wedding | thanksgiving centerpiece |rustic table runner

Amanda's Pick - Lost and Found Christmas Table Runner from The Happy Scraps

Dee's Pick - Apple Halva Bundt Cake from Winnish
Apple Halva Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze

Danielle's Pick - Turkey place cards from The Happy Scraps

And the most clicked link from last week...

Quick Reindeer Treats from With a Blast
Quick Reindeer Treats ~ Took me less than 3 minutes to make one of these cute Christmas Reindeer Treats - perfect for classmates, stocking fillers etc #ChristmasTreats

<div class="Awesome Things Tuesday" style="width: 250px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href=""> <img src="" alt="Awesome Things Tuesday" width="250" height="250" /> </a> </div>
Awesome Things Tuesday
<div class="Awesome Things Tuesday" style="width:250px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href=""> <img src="" alt="Awesome Things Tuesday" width="250" height="250" /> </a> </div>

Now that you've seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they've been up to!
Link Party Collage 2
Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After
Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps
Amanda Corbet - Krafting Kreations
Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars
Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorites links, not just the features!

Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.
  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!
*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.