Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Catch up

I'm back!  My husband bought and installed (or whatever you do) a new router so now we have internet again.  Yay!

A quick catch up of the past week or so...

*Last week was a three day work week for me.  I love four day weekends!

*Thursday my mom and I went to Sioux Falls and did a little shopping.  We also met with my uncle for lunch.  He is in good spirits but could really use some prayers.  Baisically the cancer is not responding to the treatments.  It's maybe buying him some time but not going to make him better

*I spent the day Friday doing chores and running errands.  I bought this while I was out..

Oh yes I did.  I wanted one of these last year so bad but I decided to wait until after Christmas so I could get it 50% off.  Well, they were gone before Christmas so I couldn't get one.  I was ready this year though.  I cashed out my Toluna money in September so I'd have some money when the trees came out.  This one was the only one on the shelf Friday morning so I grabbed it and put it in my cart.  I got quite a few comments while walking around the store with a Christmas tree in my cart.  Whatever.

*Saturday was Hobo Days for SDSU.  We went to the parade.  Boring, yawn.  I hate that they've changed it so much in the past few years.  Definitely not as entertaining as it used to be.  We did get to see our nephew march in the middle school band though.
A big thanks to the lady who stepped in front of me as I took the picture.  That would be our nephew on the top of her head.

*Saturday night we had supper with my parents.

*David picked up some overtime on Sunday so I had some time to do a little crafting.  I turned these

into this..

and this...

*Today we had our first snowfall of the season.  We just got a light dusting this morning and it's gone now.  I know I'll regret saying this but I'm ready for some snow.  The first few snowfalls are always fun and I can't imagine Christmas with no snow (well I can because we've had a few but it just doesn't feel like Christmas) but by March I'm so sick of it.

Hope you all've been well. I have a lot of posts in Reader to catch up on!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fingers crossed

Hey guys...I'm doing ok...just having some major internet problems.  Hopefully I'll be able to get back on soon.

Keeping my fingers crossed that this posts...been trying for awhile now.  Grrr!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


That pretty much sums up how I've felt the past week.  Oh, add in grumpy, crabby,and irritable too.

Could be that it's just that time of the month, that it's about that time of year when my SAD kicks in, or that I've just got a lot on my mind with family stuff.  Whatever it is, it's getting old.

I'll be back soon.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Halloween Decor

I packed up my fall decor last Friday night and pulled out the Halloween stuff.  I know my fall stuff was only out for 8 days of the actual fall season but it had been out since the end of August so I was ready to put it away.  I'll pull some of it back out again for the first few weeks of November.

Anyway, back to the Halloween decor.  I don't have a lot of it but here's what I do have.

Just a little touch in the kitchen

The EEK sign is one of the painted blocks I showed you a couple weeks ago and another is the purple BOO sign a few pictures down.  The third went to my swap partner.
Some spiders crawling down from my shelves.  I don't like creepy Halloween decorations and I do think spiders are creepy (hate them) but since they glitter I figure they're ok.

I picked up some frames at Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago and spray painted them black.  For the pictures, I printed out the Trick or Treat picture from The Graphics Fairy, the Trick or Treater boy is from a font I have, and the small picture is just a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper with some letters hot glued onto the glass.

I just did a few pumpkins outside this year.  I spray painted a few as you can see.  I also threw in a little sign I painted last year.

And that's it for my Halloween decorations.  Nothing too crazy or grand but it works for us :o)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy 29th Birthday to my husband!

(He was trying on an outfit for a wedding, thus the reason why there is a size tag on the front of the sweater and why he has a stocking hat on.)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Tree

I decided my Halloween decorations needed a boost this year but I wanted to be able to make decorations instead of buying new.  So I was looking around the internet the other day for some craft ideas.  I ran across this picture during my search and fell in love
I thought I could make a version of this easily enough so I went to Walmart (the only store in town that carries beads) the next day for supplies.  I was really disappointed by their bead selection.  They had some that would work, but at $4.25 per strand they just wouldn't work with my budget.  So, I went to Dollar Tree to see if they had anything I could use.  I was getting frustrated because I couldn't find anything but just as I was about to leave I saw these

I figured I could make them work so I bought 4 packages and headed home.  I decided to glitter the balls by using Mod Podge and some glitter I already had. 

I wasn't going to pay for branches so I sent my husband on a hunt for a branch or two.  He brought a couple home which I spray painted black.  Once dry, I put them in a glass vase with some black river rocks I already had here.  The end result:

Sorry about the camera batteries died shortly after I took these so I didn't have a chance to get better pics.
I think it turned out pretty well.  It's not exactly like the inspiration picture but for $4 worth of supplies I can't really complain!

and The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Start of a Halloween Project

I decorated our place for Halloween last night.  It didn't take long because I don't have a lot of decorations but I like how it turned out.  Today I'm working on one more project using these

and these

I'll show ya on Monday what I did with them.

Hope ya all have a great weekend!