Monday, November 22, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I was just awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from Carla.
Thanks for the appreciation.

  I've been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by the great blog Jansen Family Adventures. Carla is a writer and her blog is well written with great content.

Carla has been posting the things she is grateful for on her blog in celebration of Thanksgiving. Make sure you visit her blog for some great impiration at

Many thanks!!  I am very happy to accept it and share some blogs I've recently discovered!

Rules for accepting this award are: 

1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their Blog Award!

Here are the 7 Facts About Myself:
1. I am a transplant patient. I am on my second kidney.
2. I love to make crafts.
3. I love to decorate my home.
4. I love to decorate for every holiday.
5.I am a military wife. 
6. I am a Harry Potter fan
7. I am married to a gamer. 

Well, I hope you feel like you know me better!  Here are 15 blogs  that I've recently discovered and totally love.  I think you will enjoy them too.


Check out these blogs:

1. The Wright Hair 
2. Random Things Kids Say

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Glitter Pumpkins

Plastic pumpkins


This was a really easy project.  I picked a color for each pumpkin. I did a brown pumpkin with gold glitter. I painted the pumpkin and then before it dried I sprinkled the gold glitter on to the pumpkin then let it dry
I did this with the rest of my pumpkins I did a green one and a black one and then a pearl. This is easy and you can put whatever colors you would like 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Indian Corn

2 bags of candy corn
One with brown bottoms
One with orange bottoms 
Butter knife
Lemon frosting

This is a fun craft that you get to eat and really easy for the kids to do the first thing that you need to so is unwrap your Twinkie and place on the plate then with the butter knife frost your Twinkie all over then take the candy corn and place in the frosting with the small side down to make it look like Indian corn then in joy 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Turkey Door Hanger


9 sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper, in colors for the tail feathers
1 sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper tan or light brown for the body.
Scraps of red, brown, white and yellow paper
Ribbon, 24 inches
Hot Glue gun, glue sticks and paper glue
Oval Google Eyes
Print off the pattern. Pattern will be posted at Cut out the pieces and glue the turkey together using paper glue. Glue on the eyes with the hot glue. Set aside while you make the feathers.
Take one of the 12x12 sheets and roll it into a cone shape using one corner as the point. After you have the cone shape, staple the end to hold the shape. Repeat for the rest of the feathers. Pick your color pattern for the feathers. Starting with the center one,  glue it to the back of the turkey (using your hot glue). Next glue the next feathers on each side of the center one. Glue to turkey but also along the length of the feathers. Continue with the nest two feathers lower the points to match the shape of the body. Make sure each feather is right next to the previous one.
Tie the ends together and glue across the back of the center feather at 4 inches from the tip with the knot in the middle. Glue the ribbon along both sides of the center feather up the back until you are at least 2/3 up the feather to support the door hanger. Pattern is posted at

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pinecone Hand Turkey


Pinecone Two
Googly Eyes (10 mm)
Low temp glue gun or tacky glue
Red pipe cleaner
Orange pipe cleaner
Wire cutters
Craft foam

Trace the kid's hands on the craft foam for feathers then cut them out Cut the orange pipe cleaner into two (three inch) pieces. Fold the first orange pipe cleaner into half; twist about 1/4 inches from end and open Up ends to make the feet. Repeat for second orange pipe cleaner Stick the orange feet in the turkey a little less than halfway from the largest end. Glue In place Glue turkey body (pinecone) with feet down Glue kids hands in the pinecone closest to the largest end to look like feathers Glue wiggles eyes on the head Cut a tiny piece of red pipe cleaner to use as the waddle and glue below the eyes.