Well well just when we thought nothing else could be trendy….guess what is….FRUIT! The latest hot fruit….PINEBERRY!
A pineberry is a fruit that looks like a strawberry but tastes like a pineapple. WOW!
(NOW GO BACK AND RE-READ THAT SENTENCE WITH A BRITISH ACCENT….IT IS SO MUCH MORE FUN).
I can’t really tell you much about a pineberry from personal experience because it seems as if you can’t really get them many places…YET! But as soon as I find out more and find out where I can get one…I’ll keep you all posted. I would HATE for you all to fall short on anything TRENDY….espeically the latest & hottest fruits!
Have you all seen these Morse Code bracelets and necklaces? I have a friend who has one and I’ve been seeing more and more of them! They are so neat.
It is your name or whatever words/names in morse code on a necklace or bracelet. I love the concept and what a great conversation piece!
Dot. Dot Dot. Dash. Dot Dot Dot Dot. Dash. Dot. Dot.
Find all the designer has to offer HERE
Have a great Thursday! Almost time for a fun weekend…and by FUN I mean I have nothing to do except hang out with Teddy!!
We have had 4 earthquakes in Oklahoma City and last night they were accompanied by their good pal Tornadoes! Seriously!?!? Is someone just messing with me! I’ve had it! I’m a total mess when I’m anxious..I pace and walk around….except however in the event of an earthquake because I found out last night if you are in bed just to stay there and cover your head. Done and Done. I stayed in bed all night. Wish I was there now.
–Yes, Most people feel very sorry for Teddy if that’s what you are asking yourself right now.
Today I went to Buy For Less to grab some lunch. I am 80 years old and eat at the grocery store.
When I was standing in line to check out this elderly man was near me and he looked scruffy and had a back pack and to be honest he looked homeless. I then admired how many packs of M&M’s he was buying and he said that they were MUCH cheaper at Buy for Less than on the Greyhound. I responded with “like the bus?”….NO THE DOG YOU IDIOT! And he said “Yes, I ride the bus all over the country…just something to do” I asked him what the country was like and where his favorite place was and what he thinks about Oklahoma. We talked for a while because the little lady in front of us couldn’t work the debit card machine. Fancy things. As I was walking off I told him it was great talking to him and he said likewise. I saw him walking out and when I drove by he was sitting next to a trashcan eating his lunch and M&M’s (hopefully just one pack at a time) and my heart sunk. I thought to myself so many different things right then.
The truth is this guy could have been a drug addict or he could have been sober his whole life. He could have no kids or 24. He could be from Ohio. I have no idea. What resonated with me most was I could have been the ONE and ONLY conversation he has all day. Sometimes in life we forget that some people just want to say something….to have friendships….to tell their STORY. We may not all have beautiful homes to live in, food to eat, and a bed to sleep in…..but we ALL have a STORY to tell.
As the holiday season approaches I am going to make an effort to make sure I listen more and talk less….especially to the needy and hurting. This guy changed my day today….and I hope I did his too.
The fall wreath. I’ve never really even thought about wanting one or having a fall wreath which is just crazy for me seeing as how I love a craft….but for some reason this year I’ve been all about it. I’ve looked ALL over the place for one. Our front door gets direct sunlight so I knew we couldn’t do anything that would be living or fade really horribly. So in my search online I saw a photo of a wreath on Etsy….and because I am the instant gratification sort of chick I couldn’t wait for the shipping and it looked fairly easy so I just decided to give it a try myself.
You should try it too…it’s super easy!
The supplies –
twig wreath from craft store….they come in all shapes and sizes – the one I chose was $3.99
felt – at my craft store these come in 8.5 x 10 pieces and are $.25 a sheet….pretty darn cheap!
Step 1: Cut your felt sheets into half. The half-size is a bigger flower…..then you can go from there one what size you want.
Step 2: Cut the half sheet in a spiral. Like a circle spiral. Round and Round and Round. Does that make sense? Do I need a photo of what I’m talking about?
Step 3: Roll up the spiral pieces. Hold the piece like I have it in the second photo and it’s a lot easier. You are just going to keep rolling it up…and rolling it up.
Step 4: Take the final piece of the spiral strip and glue it to the back of the flower. It should fit just right.
Step 5: If you have a weird larger piece (black flower photo) and you want to make the petal look better than just cut it.
Step 6: Cut out green leaves from the green felt. Funny part on this is that I had to have Teddy do this part for me….I could NOT for the life of me cut a darn leaf!
Step 7: Arrange them and glue them on the wreath! VOILA!
A good tutorial I looked at beforehand was this one! She has better photos too…and prettier hands! HA! http://mrspriss.com/2010/03/12/tutorial-felt-rosettes/
The biggest thing for me was that I had to play with it for a minute or two before I got the way I liked the rosette to look. Then it was smooth sailing from there!
Happy Wreath Making! Here is a larger one that I made! Super fun!
– Summer 2011 –
Well lets start with the no good…bad….and just down right ugly….then we have nowhere to go but up! I burnt my hand, fell down some stairs busting my face to pieces and breaking my nose, and my office ceiling tiles fell on my head spewing hundreds of gallons of antifreeze on me and my office….Daria assures me that things come in threes and I’m due for some relief from the weird and bad things happening. And lets just be real honest if these three things are the worst of it I would say I’m pretty blessed.
Next up….Trips! We went on a few trips this summer. Our 1 year anniversary we spent in Taos and Santa Fe. We also attending a wedding in the gorgeous Castle Pines, Colorado! Some relief from the hot scorching summer heat of Oklahoma!
Miss Sloane and I had a wonderful summer hanging out and being awesome! She’s changed so much over the last few months…She loves to walk, she can bark like a puppy, and she loves to take naps on my shoulder.
And then of course the random fun stuff we had going on! For 4th of July I made a fascinator headpiece out of paper flowers and a Patriotic 7 layer dip….it was an interesting 4th of July to say the least. We cooked a lot. I slept in a lot, read magazines, enjoyed our marital bliss….
I hope your summer was fantastic!
Welcome, Fall….make yourself comfy and stay a while!