A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to his family farm to take some of the cows to market. So…. I’ve never done anything like this and didn’t know what to expect. The cows are pretty sweet, especially the calves. We can’t take them to market… right? Well, yes, we do. Because too many cows on the land doesn’t work well for the cows or the land.
Merry Christmas!!!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with lots of family, food, rest, and thankfulness for all we have.
In the coming weeks before Christmas, I knew I wanted to be crafty for my gift giving. As I’ve mentioned before, Pinterest is a wonderful resource for finding fun and unique things to make. I stumbled upon freezer paper stenciling. This has been around a while, but it’s new to me! There are tons of tutorials out there. And here’s another one to add to the mix. 🙂
I made several gifts for my friends and their kids. Here is one of them (you may see a few of the others sneak into view). It’s a butterfly tote for my friend’s little girl (same one with the toy story / big sister shirt).
I decided to put my pinterest skills to practice and attempt to make one of the ideas I’ve seen on there a few times. I decided to make a fall wreath on the cheap. The idea was to buy insulation tubing from Home Depot and make the wreath out of that instead of buying the expensive ones at the craft store.
I bought a 6 foot tube for less than $2! Much cheaper than the $13 at the craft store. Then I found some fabric in the remnant section ($1.99) to cut into strips and treat like ribbon. Lastly, I went to the mum section (making mums for homecoming is a big deal in Texas – lots of supplies on the cheap) and got a few flowers ($1 each).
Our 2012 road trip was a little different than 2010 Yellowstone or 2011 Grand Canyon. We decided to do something a little different: fly up to Alaska with our camping gear, rent a car, and camp as much as we could. So, we did it!
We flew out on my birthday and landed in Anchorage around 8pm. We got our car and drove downtown to our hotel.