Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Bookshelf


I don't have a mantle, so I decorate the bookshelf in our living room for each season/holiday. It's my make-shift mantle!

I keep most of the same decorations up for Fall, but I added a little Thanksgiving flair after Halloween this year.


I brought back some favorites from the past: the wheat and leaves in the milk can, pumpkin and leaves bunting, and Faux Chalkboard.


This adorable chalkboard printable was free from Happy Go Lucky!!
I recently posted about my leaf art and turkey art
I found this cute wooden acorn on sale at Hobby Lobby. 


I bought the cute, little distressed stool from Hobby Lobby. Use their 40 percent off coupon and it's a fabulous price!

The turkey came from World Market. I thought it was cute and fit in well, so I bought it. Online, you have to buy two, but you can buy them separately in-store for about $6.

Here's a side-view of my cornucopia which I bought from Consumer Crafts. I filled it with things I had on-hand: fall florals, faux leaves, wood acorns, indian corn, and those little pumpkins I've had for years. I am not sure what they are made from. Grape leaves, maybe?

I love decorating my shelf. If nothing else gets decorated, the shelf will at least. It's my happy place!


Delightfully Nesting,

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Turkey Mini Art

I recently made another piece of mini art for my Thanksgiving bookshelf out of burlap, lace, ribbon, paper, and florals.


It's a tiny abstract turkey! I was going to add eyes with beads, but decided I preferred it abstract.

It's very easy to make and pretty self-explanatory, so, again, not tutorial.

Delightfully Creating,

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall Leaf Art

One thing I love about DIY decor is that it is inexpensive and, therefore, guilt-free in changing it out when I get bored with it.

I recently made a new mini Fall leaf art from materials I already had on hand.


I love how it turned out! It's pretty self-explanatory, so I will not bother with a tutorial. :-)

Delightfully Creating,

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

DIY Five Year Journal November Questions

Here are the November questions from my DIY Five-Year Journal.
Just right click and save!
 

 
 Previous Months:

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Big Foot Onesie and Gift Set



I made this simple, cute onesie for a friend's yet-to-be-born baby. My friend loves Sasquatch and it is a little joke among our friends, so I decided to go with a Sasquatch theme.

The onesie was a simple design and iron-on project. All I did was create an image in Microsoft Publisher with the Big Foot picture and text. I saved it as a jpeg file. Then, I went back into Publisher and opened a new project. I inserted and sized the jpeg image I created. I flipped the image to make it backwards, so that it would print backwards onto the iron-on transfer, and therefore, be correct when ironed onto the onesie. You can do this by clicking on the "Arrange" menu, then clicking "Rotate or Flip," and then "Flip Horizontal." Your image must be in photo format to do this.


I made the desin with this adorable Big Foot image on Photobucket and Pinewood font, which can be downloaded for free.

I put together a little Big Foot gift set to go with the onesie.


I included The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon, a cute rendition of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. I also gave her a cute little amigurumi Sasquatch from linafasano on etsy.

My 'Squatch lovin' friend thought it was great!

Delightfully Creating,

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pre-School Letter "e" Activities


Here are the letter "e" activities I did with Cupcake (2 1/2). I am a few weeks behind posting what we are actually doing. I remember this week was a struggle, so there are less activities.

Phonics
Sandpaper Letter
We traced and practiced the short "e" sound. This turned into her grabbing the letter and running around the island shouting "eh." Whatever works.



Letter "e" Play Area
(elephants, egg, eggplant, e block)


   Alphabet Box
(egg, envelope, elephant)

 It was not easy finding "e" objects for the alphabet box!

Letter Collage
  She likes the stickers more than coloring!  Printable from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Counting
Not an e activity
I tried getting Claire to count bears on counting mats shaped like elephants, but she would have none of it. So, instead, I flipped the bucket over and sang, "The Bear Went Over the Mountain," counting up and had the bears climb the mountain. She loved it. So, I discovered songs were the key to get her to count.





Egg Counting   
She did stay engaged for a little bit to count "eggs" in nests. I used floral stones as the eggs. The nests are free printables from The Measured Mom.


Sorting
Color Sorting
Cupcake sorted colored pompoms onto the elephant color sorting mat from Confession of a Homeschooler.


Sizing
I gathered different sized envelopes and had her lay them out from small to large. She really liked the envelopes and carried around a business sized one for about a week.hahaha
  
Art and Music
Art
Cupcake colored and Decorated envelopes with stickers. My intent was to then mail Grandparents Day cards in them, but I dropped the ball.

    
Music
We didn't get to it.
Snack & Storytime
The books we read:
 
An elephant roars above the Savannah, rescuing animal friends. This is a rhyming book and Cupcake requested it many times while we had it checked out.

Everyone loves Edwina-everyone except Reginald von Hoobie Doobie. No one believes him that dinosaurs are extinct, so he sets out to prove to Edwina that she no longer exists. We are huge Mo Willem fans and this was no exception. Cupcake loves this book. It's an adorable and amusing tale about agreeing to disagree.

Annabelle finds a box of what looks to be ordinary yarn, but as she starts knitting sweaters for the whole town, she discovers magic. This is a sweetly told (and beautifully illustrated) tale of greed and generosity.

Elephant Snacks
 I got this cute idea from The Real Thing With the Coake Family, except I used apples instead of biscuits.

Bible Time
We went through "God is Everywhere" in Because God is Awesome by Brad and Kathy Bright which goes through attributes of God. We also read the story of Daniel in The Jesus Storybook Bible. We listened to and sang the "e" scripture song from Songs for Saplings: ABC.

Delightfully Homeschooling,
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What I Wore Wednesday 10/22/14

It's been a while since I participated in WIWW with Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy.
So, here are nine outfits I wore in the past three weeks. I was trying to create a new outfit combo every day this month, but that was too much. I need lazy days. So, I am going to try to create a new combo once a week and try a Pinterest inspiration each week, so look for that in the future!


Back at the beginning of the book when it was still 80 degrees...I found this dress at Goodwill!

Not a great pic, but I like this outfit a lot!
Tank Top: Old Navy
Pants: H&M
Jean Jacket: Christopher and Banks


Top: Maurices
Boyfriend Cardigan: Target (Similar)
Scarf: Pick Your Plum
Shoes: Payless...ages ago and still kicking!


Top: Banana Republic Outlet
Cardi: Meijers
Skirt: Downeast Basics
Flats: Old Navy

Mixing patterns, stripes and florals
Top: Old Navy
Scarf: Pick Your Plum

A Summer favorite made fall wearable.
Dress: I got this a long, long time ago. It was either from Charlotte Russe or Forever 21. I don't remember.
Chambray blouse: Old Navy
Flats: Target

Dress: Charlotte Russe
Cardi: Forever 21

Dress: Maurices
Cardi: Pick Your Plum
Shoes: ModCloth

Layer Love
Dress, Belt, Boots, Vest: Target
Plaid Top: Old Navy

And that's all for now!


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