Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Off With Their Heads!

Day 29

MORE sewing!  Today I started with two thrift store skirts, cut them up and sewed them into one new skirt.

Then I cut a WalMart flat sheet ($4.97!) into strips and sewed it all around the edge of the new skirt.

I used the lining from the black skirt and painted on yellow stripes.

The painted piece will be sewed to the front center of the skirt.  It will have to wait till tomorrow though.  Sewing + tired does not usually work out!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

We're All Mad Here!

Day 27

Well, at least one of us is mad anyway.  My back is killing me.  I feel like I've been sewing for days.  Oh, wait!  I HAVE been sewing for days!

What was I thinking agreeing to all this dress making?!  Oh, that's right.  It was MY idea!

The proud owner of this new dress went to bed early, so I'm not sure if it's going to fit...I REALLY REALLY hope it does!  If so, it's two {almost} down and one to go!  Trick-or-Treat, here we come!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dressers to Paint

Day 25

Today Mike and I went to a little thrift store downtown, then headed out to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  It's been a while since we found anything in there, but today we found dressers for our room!  I'd kind of given up finding anything and figured we'd end up buying something new...someday.  

The pulls on this one are kind of cool.  We are thinking about keeping them.  

I popped the fake keyholes off both dressers though.  We didn't care too much for them.

The plan is to paint them both white with using chalk paint.

We even found some brand new pulls at the ReStore (in brushed nickel), but these little eagle pulls are kinda cool!  If the other one still had the ring, I might keep them.  (Maybe I can find a new ring?)

Oh, and best of all....Blue tags were 50% off today!  We paid less for both of these than we would have paid for ONE brand new!  Woo hoo!

I'm excited to finally get moving on our master bedroom.  This is going to be work though!  

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P.S.  Only 60 days till Christmas!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Woodlawn Cemetery

Day 23

W is for Woodlawn Cemetery.  This is a cemetery we drive by almost everyday.  It's beautiful.  

{Photo by Jenny}

It's pretty all through the year, but I'd really love to stop by in the winter when it's covered in snow.

{Photo by Jenny}

The colorful leaves are really something.  What you can't see in the pictures is the rain and wind!

Today was a pretty crummy day to be out taking pictures, but my daughter and I had fun.  The trees sure didn't seem to be as colorful as last year and a lot of the trees were bare.  HERE are a few pics from the cemetery last fall.

Linking to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Day 22

What is it with boys and fire?  Yesterday I went outside to find Joey sitting on the steps, magnifying glass in hand, leaf on the step...

Oh, and on top of the leaf?  That's a raspberry!

While he was doing that, I looked down to the leaf pile at the bottom of the step and saw this little guy smiling back up at me.  (And I was thankful Joey was trying to burn the entire pile at once!)

Here it is a little closer.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall!

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What's for Dinner?

Day 21


I added tomatoes, basil (both from the garden) and feta cheese to mine.

It was delicious, but I'm still looking for that perfect dough recipe.  

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Out and About - Cross Country

Day 20

Last week was Jenny's last JV cross country meet of the season.

Lap 1.

Coming in for the finish.

She came in 14th out of 172 girls and was 1st for her school with a time of...

22:26 for a 5K.  She certainly doesn't get her running abilities from her mom!

P.S.  Aren't the trees beautiful?!  This high school is set against a 325 acre park (part of the course goes through the park).  It's a gorgeous place to take a walk on a fall day.  Which reminds me, we need to get over there before fall is over and it's too COLD!

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