Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Rustic Place Card Holders

Let's talk RUSTIC place card holders for the big Thanksgiving meal.  

Martha Stewart offers this rustic place card.  

Do It Yourself Duo offeres this Pinecone place holder.

If you are handy with a saw, you could do this one from Sarah Drake.

The Joy of DIY offers this one -

All of these would be easy and inexpensive to make.

Monday, November 3, 2014

November 3rd - National Sandwich Day

Today is National Sandwich Day.  I know all about sandwiches.  I fix two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every single day for D's school lunch.  He loves sandwiches.  

Both of my boys love Subway sandwiches.

Can't argue with that!  

I tend to lean toward bologna sandwiches.

Sometimes, I even add cheese!! (And always, always with Duke's mayonnaise!)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Left Over Halloween Candy

Isn't this cute?  I found several of these legs used for place cards.  

Looks like it would be easy to do and I know the boys will love it! 

Matter of fact, I could go ahead and make them for Thanksgiving.  It will be here before we can turn around! 

All these pictures came from Pinterest  - I love Pinterest!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pinterest #4 - Mason Jars - Mixed reviews

Seems that mason jar are the trendy thing to store things in today.  
7 Layer Salad - An Accomplished Woman website
I thought this looked so pretty and practical.  All of us take our lunch every day.  That's four lunches going out the door every day.  So anything I can make ahead is a plus.  Some days, it's a pack of crackers!

When I saw this idea, I decided to give it a try.  I must say that I LOVED it!  I could just eat it out of the jar or empty it on a plate.  My husband did not care of it at all!  He did not like using the jar, or eating out of the jar, or bringing the jar back home, etc...  Did I mention he was not a happy camper?  The boys did not care for it either.  So, I will use this for me but no one else.  

Now, what's my next one?

Pinterestly yours,

Friday, February 14, 2014

Pinterest #3 - DIY Natural Room Scents - Success

I had pinned a natural room deodorizer and thought this would be a good day to try it out.  D had cooked eggs this morning and let's just say I spent a good part of the day with the doors open and the attic fan on to clear out the smoke!  *grins*  That's OK, how else is he going to learn how to cook?!

Anyway, I had pinned this:

Oranges, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves mixed together...such wonderful smells.  

Monica has listed other combinations as well.  It's a good thing!  
In fact, it is so good that it was featured in the April 2013 edition of Woman's Day magazine.

I put it in my small crockpot and left the lid off.  
I turned the crockpot on high and just checked to make sure there was enough water in the crockpot.  

And, I am including this sweet picture of Maxie just because she is always with me.  She follows me from room to room.  Pure love!  Plus, she was ever so kind as to pose for me!

I hope you will give this a try!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Southern Snow

You can take the boys out of Russia, but you can't take the snow love out of the boys!

Apparently, in the South, one does not need coats, gloves, hats, etc... to build a beast of a snowman!