Saturday, October 16, 2010

CSN Giveaway Winner!

The winner for my first ever giveaway is... Heidi Wendland from Intellectual Fantasies.

Please email me ( your email address within 48 hours to claim your prize.



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My other ride is a broom

I bought some decorative sticks (called TORKA in Ikea speech- found HERE) at Ikea not knowing how I was going to use them.

Well, I am happy to report that I finally used them. On what you ask? A… WITCHES BROOM

Since the sticks were too long, I used the miter saw and cut them in random lengths. Then I found a long random stick to use for the handle.

First things first, cut a long piece of jute string and place it on the ground (table in my case) then lay some of the TORKA sticks on the jute sting. Next, place the broom handle in the middle of the sticks. Then, grab the remaining TORKA'S and place on top of the broom handle stick thing. While holding everything together, wrap the jute string around the sticks until it is secure.

Ta Duh! Now you have an alternate mode of transportation ;0)

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Monday, October 11, 2010

My first CSN Giveaway!

CSN has offered to give one of my readers a $35 voucher for any of their 200+ Stores! Because CSN loves to do giveaways on blogs from time to time, they have chosen my blog to do a giveaway. They have just about everything you could possibly think of. Personally, I have my eye on these barstools. Wouldn't they go great with my awesome island?
So, do you want a $35 voucher you can spend on anything you like from CSN?

Go check out the list of their 200+ stores HERE and then come back and leave a comment letting me know which store and on which item/s you are most likely to spend your $35.

Want a second entry, add yourself as a follower of this blog and leave a second comment. If you are already a follower, that counts too!

You have until Midnight MST on Friday, October 15, 2010 to enter.  A winner will be chosen at random from all entries and announced here on this blog.  Winner has 48 hours to contact me via email.

Good luck!!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ladder to Nowhere

I woke up today, and for some reason I wanted to build a ladder. I Googled some images and came up with a basic plan.

Buy List:
2- 2x3x8 stud
$1.86 each at Home Depot
2- 1 1/4" x 48" wood dowel
$3.87 each at Home Depot

Cut List:
-Cut dowels in thirds. Each section should be 16" long.
-Cut 8" off each stud.

I measured 4" from the each end of each stud and made a line. From that 4" line at the bottom, I measured every 16 inches and made another line. In all, I had six lines, each line indicated where a ladder rung would be. In the middle of each line I made a dot.Using a 1 1/4" drill bit, I drilled holes in the middle of each line (use the dot you marked.) I had 12 holes all together. Next, I smothered each hole with a good amount of glue and placed a dowel in each hole.Let the glue dry. I spray painted my ladder black.I also distressed the ladder, by sanding it all over.Display. I wrapped a banner I made (maybe I will post a tutorial on the candycorn banner at a later time) around the ladder and tied a wreath on one of the rungs. A little off topic, but I found some cute stars and spray painted them black or orange and attached them to my grapevine. Here is my whole front porch. I finally got it decorated for Halloween. I also used the rest of my landscape timbers from THIS project and made miniature pumpkins.

Yay! The good thing about this ladder is that I can use it year round...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I never met a pumpkin

The other day I was at the thrift store (shocker) and saw these gorgeous orange plates. I had to have them... I knew I could do something with them. After giving it a few days and some thought I came up with the following:

My plates. I also bought three black ones. The large black one is from Dollar Tree. I am going to do something similar with these.
This is where I do a product plug... instead of buying a million different Cricut Cartridges, I bought a program called Sir Cuts A lot. Go HERE to learn more. This program allows you to use any font from the internet on your Cricut. It's fabulous. My favorite font site is FONTSPACE. On said site, I found a pumpkin face font, so I downloaded it, and cut out a face I liked.
I also found a cute saying about pumpkins, so I used that on the other plate.