Running Recap of 2015
I started 2015 as a runner-ish type person with the goal of finishing a half marathon. I surpassed that goal by finishing two. They are definitely personal highlights of 2015.
12 Days: Christmas Tree Canvas Painting Tutorial
Our 7th Day of December is featuring a do it yourself canvas painting. It is not the fanciest painting you ever did see, but it’s festive, fun and fairly simple to create. Have you seen those places where you get to drink wine with your girlfriends while creating a fabulous painting? I’ve always wanted to go. Unfortunately, I have not. I have especially wanted to
12 Days: Warm Up Here Burlap and Canvas
Day 2 of our 12 Days of December series is an addition to yesterday’s Hot Drinks Bar Party Kit. We are making a burlap sign to hang in the Bar area.
No Sew Star Bunting
To go along with the Freedom Canvas I recently made and our patriotic themed mantel, I created a no sew bunting. It was so simple to make. A little fabric, hot glue, red paint, and twine turned into new decor for summer.
DIY Freedom Canvas
Our fireplace mantel was in need of a summer redesign. I chose to go with a patriotic theme, but needed a couple more items to complete the look. The area was calling for a picture or graphic, so I created this collage style canvas. It has a rustic feel, is filled with imperfections, and works perfectly in this spot.
Christmas Sewing Projects
The few weeks leading up to Christmas were cold and/or rainy making it perfect weather to work on inside crafty projects. I got out the sewing machine and made a few Christmas presents. My sewing skills would be considered novice & I typically tend to get in over my head. I have a horrible time understanding the printed directions in a pattern and spend way
I have fun taking photos of our critters. Typically, I like them in their natural setting, but sometimes I add props or backgrounds. This time I chose items from my kids dress up bin to dress up the goats for Halloween. I’m not sure they loved this photo shoot.
31 Days in Oregon: Roloff Farms
Since the last day of this 31 Day Challenge falls on Halloween, I’m highlighting a pumpkin patch. I’m choosing Roloff Farms, which is in the Helvetia community of Hillsboro, Oregon. The Roloff’s are stars of TLC’s Little People Big World. The pumpkin patch came before the tv show, but certainly had less hype.
Cinco de Mayo
On the 5th of May the kids did not work on their regular curriculum. Instead, we had a Mexican themed party day.