Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Time Flys When You're... Playing Angry Birds

Tonight was Trunk or Treat at Macedonia Baptist Church aka The Donia. Members of the church "dress" up their trunks and we invite the community to come an trick or treat with us. 

My 13 year old son and I "dressed" up my trunk with a live action Angry Birds game.  It was a hoot and it seemed the kids were all having fun.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Project : 1 of : 23

Last week I decided that I am going to spend this year (from my birthday October 23rd, yesterday - to October 23rd 2012) with a goal... to complete at least 23 DIY projects. I have dubbed this challenge,  

So without further adieu, Project : 1 of : 23

I picked up this metal sign last year just after Halloween. It was about 75% off along with the rest of the Halloween clearance at Joanns.  I painted over the seasonal sign with black craft paint and then added the verse (vinyl decal I made).  I bought the 2 frames and painted them black too.  Then printed the photos off on the computer.

The ribbons came from my stash. I glued the black with white trim ribbon to the olive green ribbon to give it a little more character. I made the two little bows and glued them to the frames. After I added the ribbon bow to the top, I let me 13 year old son decide where it should be hung on the wall. He picked a space near the hallway where his room and his sister's room it.
Project : 1 of : 23 - COMPLETE!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You've Been Boo'D

So tonight my son and I had some fun boo'ing a couple neighbors.  I found a few printables for Boo'ing online but decided to design my own... to add my personal touch!  It was supposed to a fun, anonymous type thing, but both neighbors new I was the culprit. It was still fun... and we are looking forward to doing a few more.

After attempting to boo one of the neighbors, my son ran back into the house full of giggles. He said he was getting ready to leave the boo bag at the door and when he looked up, he saw their door was open (they have a glass door before the front door). He ran in here yelling, "abort mission! I've been compromised!!

One of best part of boo'ing the neighbors for me was having to call my husband on the way home from work and asking him to pick up mini marshmallows. He asked what I needed them for and I told him... ghost  poop. When he got home, he handed me the bag and said, "here's your ghost poop."

It was fun... I would recommend this fun Halloween activity for everyone with little ones... even a 13 year old like mine.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Project :: 23

It was brought to my attention today that my birthday is only 5 days away. I am not sure if this year went by fast or slow and not even sure exactly what all I accomplished this year since I never kept track of anything... guess time just wanders off when not being kept up with. 

This year (speaking from birthday to birthday, not the traditional calendar year) I am going to keep better track of MY time and how I spend it... starting with Project :: 23

Project :: 23 is more of a "tada I'm done" list than a normal "to do" list.  I want to accomplish 23 projects within MY year from my "I'd really like to try to make this one day" list. 

So why 23? While I wish I could say because I am turning 23 years old... or even be able to say I look 23 years old, I was actually born on the 23rd (of October) and it happens to be my favorite number.  AND 23 projects in 365 days is a lot more realistic than the age I am turning... not to mention, if I continue this each year, adding 1 additional project a year COULD take the excitement out of this challenge... project!

Although my birthday is 5 days away I started my pre-birthday week by knocking an item off of my list...  I saw a cute countdown frame on Pinterest a while ago and knew it was made for me to make... I love a good countdown!  This is my take on it.  I made mine so I can use a dry-erase marker to switch out celebrations and the countdown circle is done with a chalkboard decal I made.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Me Vs Pinja Vu

As mentioned before, pinning is very addictive. I know believe even more than before it is an actual addiction because I now find myself repinning my own pins and pins I had previously pinned over 24 hours prior to the previous pinning.  To top it off, I now spend an equal amount of time going back to my pin boards to check if I had already pinned something or if it is just a case of pinja vu.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Me Vs The Front Door {Halloween Edition}

Waiting for October 1st felt like it was taking FOREVER! I was just itching to start my Halloween Decorating.  I started to pull my pumpkins and Halloween decor out weeks ago. My husband came home from work one day about 2 weeks ago and said... "Umm... you do know it's September, right?"

One of the Halloween decorating projects that I had on the top of my list was FRANKENDOORI created a decal set to favor Frankenstein to work with my bright spring green door.


I think "he" is just too cute! What do you think?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The GATOR Princess

My 2 year old woke up on this beautiful Gator game Saturday and said, "Mommy, I'm a princess!" So what better to wear today then her mommy made Gator princess tutu.

I made her tutu specially for Gator game days... a Gator princess should always have a tutu ready to wear.  I made the shirt using an iron-on kit from PartyKatJenn on Etsy and added ribbon to tie up the sleeves.  I made her bow with coordinating ribbon from my stash.

 Being a princess is hard work...