Friday, November 13, 2009

Felt Ornament

I was starting to think about Christmas. I hate feeling like I am "skipping" Thanksgiving, but really...decorating for Christmas isn't too far off. I had some leftover felt from our Halloween costumes & decided to make some ornaments. This is my first one, but I plan on making plenty more in different styles. I am really excited to get my tree up & put these cute little guys on there!

The only problem...for I only have red & white felt. So I guess I need to go & buy some more!

I am linking up with Creative Cat Friday over at Poppies at Play...go check it out!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

I can't help but want to thank all of the men & women who protect our freedoms. We have been touched by so many wonderful people through the Army & have so many new friends since our adventure started.

I feel very blessed to have a husband who chose to volunteer & protect our country. I think of all of the men & women who are overseas & their families who are home worrying about them.

Please take the time to tell our Veterans how much you appreciate their sacrifices. I want to thank Grandpa Foster, Grandpa Morgan, my sweet & courageous husband, Chris (KC's uncle), Ken (Becca's husband), Mitch, Jason, Morgan, Dejan, Farah, Jamie, Mary, & other other service men & women that I may have forgotten. Being on the other side as the veteran's spouse...I also want to thank all of the wives & husbands who hold down the fort while their spouse is gone. These are amazing people & they deserve our support. THANK YOU OUR VETERANS!!!

This is one of my favorite pictures. Kaden & his little friend Noah were sitting outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center watching their Daddy's doing flag duty. It was such an amazing thing to watch. This is the kind of impression I want to leave with the boys about our service men & women.

{reposted for our family blog November 2008}

Monday, November 9, 2009

Not feelin' it!!!

I'm just not feeling very crafty right now. My creativity is on hold for now. My hubby was just told that he will be deploying with the Army & we are trying to prepare for that. I hope to feel crafty would probably help free my mind, but we will see. I will probably still post recipes{I am an emotional eater & am feeling emotional right now}. I am sure once I am able to fully process what needs to be done & make a mind will be clearer. What could be more inspiring than Christmas...right? Stay tuned & we will see what happens! Thanks for being understanding!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ranch Chicken

I have had this recipe for a while to try. Today, we finally made it. It is DELICIOUS & really pretty simple! Next time I even have to make more because we ran out. I found the recipe JADI'S FAVORITE RECIPES. This chicken is a new family favorite!

3/4 cup crushed cornflakes (I used original Special K because that is what we had.)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 envelope Ranch Salad Dressing mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

In a shallow bowl, combine cornflakes, Parmesan cheese, and salad dressing mix. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in cornflake mixture to coat.
Place in greased 13X9 inch baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until chicken is done.

Wanna Win?

Over at KEVIN & AMANDA they are having a digital scrapbooking kit GIVEAWAY. They are giving away two different kits: October & November. All that you have to do is leave a comment to be entered! SIMPLE ENOUGH!! If you haven't ever been over to Kevin & Amanda...go NOW!!! They have FREE...yup...FREE fonts that are super cute & she will even make your handwriting into a font. I haven't done it yet, but really want to (STUPID SCANNER)!

If you do go over & enter for the giveaway...if you would please leave my blog address in the comment...I would appreciate it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two Down...One to Go!

Well, I have two of my blogs finished. I FINALLY found some creativity in there somewhere. This is the only one keep watching. Maybe tomorrow. We will see!

Thankful Jar

I just posted a great thankful jar idea over at MOMMY GURU. I have seen the idea a few different places & love it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


If you are in need of some new fall/Thanksgiving decor, or just want to get a headstart on Halloween for next year...head to Joann's. All of their fall...including Thanksgiving is 70% off. Mine still had a ton of stuff, but I wouldn't wait!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Our Halloween Costumes I managed to get our costumes done just in time for Halloween. We were lawn gnomes.

First off...I want to tell you how hard it was to keep a straight face for this picture. We had to take the picture a few times & ended up kicking my brother out of the room. This was the best face we could get. Hubby however...could do the straight face all day long. back to the costumes....I covered adult party hats with red felt with E6000. That strong of glue was maybe a bit overdone, but I wanted to be sure that it was secure. For the beard, I just bought some fur type stuff & free handed a beard shape. I glued the beard to the inside of the hat. I used the scraps of fur for the eyebrows...once again secured by E6000.

I found hubby's pants & my shirt and skirt at a thrift store. it was difficult to find a skirt that was LONG enough! The suspenders are belts from the dollar store that I sewed into suspenders. My apron is just a giant piece of felt that I cut into the shape of a long apron. I think I spent about $15.00 total for both costumes.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Last week, I was on a quest to find Kaden a Hawaiian shirt for red ribbon week. I'm not sure who came up with the BRILLIANT idea of Hawaiian Day in October especially considering that it has been snowing for the last few days. Now, the only place I could think of to get little big man a Hawaiian shirt in OCTOBER was a thrift store. I found myself driving out to our new DI {twist my arm}. I haven't been out there to check it out since they moved. We managed to find a decent Hawaiian shirt.

Since we were already there I just HAD to wander around. I came across this super cute antique kids desk that we (Kaden & I) both fell in love with. Problem #1: No price tag & Problem #2: I honestly have NO WHERE to keep this adorable little desk. I asked a worker who was right there about the price, but he didn't know. I almost walked away. I SHOULD HAVE WALKED AWAY. I had no intention of pressing the matter any more. Plus, it was destined to be out of my price range...which is next to nothing. Then, the nice worker went to get someone who could price this desk. I was in SHOCK when he priced it at $5.00. How could I walk away from that? So, the boys now know one of their Christmas presents & we have a LARGE task of making room for this desk in their bedroom.

Do I regret it...NO! Hubby even took it surprisingly well. I was prepared for a battle. I really wouldn't have blamed him. The boys share a room & it is beyond full with toys & other kiddo stuff. What better motivation to get rid of stuff? Now, I just need to decide how I am going to refinish it. Any suggestions? What type of sealant would you recommend?


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