I'm thinking of planning a family movie night where we all sit in pool loungers in our pool and project the movie on the back of the house! What a great way to stay cool in the Las Vegas summer heat!
Here's a great giveaway you should know about:
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I just noticed that the last blog entry I submitted is dated January 3rd! My life went into a tailspin, a whirlwind, etc. the day after that entry. You see, at the time, my husband and I were living in Bluefield, Virginia working for a wonderful college there and also trying to lay the ground work for starting a church. Long story short: the college work was great but, sadly, the funding for the church plant fell through so we were forced to look for work elsewhere. That led us to a wonderful church in Las Vegas, Nevada. My husband joined the staff there at the beginning of February. As I am typing this, we are currently making our way with all of our belongings to our new home in Nevada. All of our wordly goods are on a moving truck, my car is being shipped, and we are flying out tomorrow! Whew....stay tuned:)
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
There is a fantastic tutorial for this idea on BNOTP, but I will attempt to sum it up here too.
- Choose 2 patterns of wired-edge ribbon.
- Cut 4 strips (approx. 50" each) from each pattern ribbon. You will have a total of 8 strips of ribbon.
- The original tutorial calls for a fall-looking napkin ring that you will attach to the stem of the pumpkin. I did not have said napkin ring (of course) so I improvised with cutting the stem and leaves off of a spring-looking daisy that I salvaged from an earlier craft. I twisted the ends together to form a make-shift napkin ring.
- Lay one strip of ribbon on the table and set your pumpkin on the center.
- Pull the ribbon through the napkin ring on either side of the pumpkin. I could only use 4 ribbons total. My pumpkin must be a lot smaller than the one used in the original tutorial.
- Once all the ribbon is pulled through, cut off the excess so that what you're left with is appropriate for your size pumpkin.
- Shape the tail ends of the ribbon.
- Set out on your porch and admire :)