Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Chalkboard Place Cards

Every Thanksgiving, my girls make place cards for their cousins. This year, we decided to make them a bit more fun.  The place cards are normally card stock with their name & a few stickers or doodles but we kicked it up a notch...we made everyone a wood plaque - name on one side, chalkboard on the back (kinda like the 80's mullet, business in the front, party in the back).     I was going to drill a hole for a chalk holder but I am undecided...I think that will be a game day decision.  I can't wait to see them play with these on Turkey day!

I guess you could say that I am going through a bit of a chalkboard phase, although I must say that I have always fancied them.   When I decorated my girls playroom, I added an original school chalkboard to one of the walls & we have a huge piece of slate hanging on the fence in our backyard. 

 Anyway....Wait til you see what I pulled outta my "idea journal" - only one more thing to do but it's a BIGGIE!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Time for me...

Anyone else have a mile long list of things we'd love to get done, make or try?  I do!  So I have decided once a week I am going to tackle an item on my list (of course I am going to start off small, no sky diving or anything yet). 

I'm starting with one from my "idea journal".  I love shutters & I need one for this "idea."  However, every time I find one it is either too big, too small, not the right shape, you get the idea.  So this project gets tossed aside & possibly "undone" forever....UNTIL NOW!  Why can't I make one on my own?  So I did just that.  My best friend has been giving me wood & it's been piling up in my workshop (I know I am SOOO blessed).  I was buzzing along taking measurements, cutting wood, sanding wood, painting, sanding again, staining...then it hit me when I was assembling it...NO KNOB!!!  no, no, no, not today my friends, I was determined to finish this "forgotten project" & not move it to another "started but unfinished project list" so I did what any logical person would do, I jumped in my vehicle & went across the street to LOWE'S...I know, how lucky am I that I have a Lowe's within walking distance. 

SCORE!  Not quite the knob I had in mind but it's pretty the drill press....
TA DA----->

I quickly whipped up a festive sign & added some wire with ribbon for accent.  I'm done!  I can't tell you how good it feels to finish something that I started!

What are you gonna start or finish today?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thanksgiving decor

a peek at things that are happening over at my little neck of the woods or rather suburbs. 
Is it me or is it like a whirlwind October to January....