If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November update

November is halfway over and  I finally put out some fall/Thanksgiving decorations this week,
I think I might be the very last blogger to do so........
Anyway,  decorations are very simple this year.
Everything is stuff I already had.
The jars on the mantle are filled with faux apples and pears

I just made the thankful banner this week,  so I guess it is new.
But I used only supplies I already had
I used a Cricut to cut out the brown oak leaves and cream letters, them glued them to a some craft ribbon.

2 wreaths made by my brother,
 this wall leads into our kitchen and faces the dining room.

keeping it real - can you see the trash can?  

plastic canvas candlestick Pilgrims and Indians I made 10 or more  years ago
The turkey salt and pepper shakers belonged to my grandmother.  

more turkey S&Ps, that will actually be used.
I don't care if these get handled but I would be very sad if  something happened to my grandmother's set

my father in law painted this turkey and it is hanging by our front door.

some very simple silhouettes I made of my grandchildren

I took profile pictures of them, printed them and cut them out of black paper.
Then I scanned them and shrunk them to fit these little frames and printed them
in black and white on paper.
I've seen lots of method to do them,  this is just my method and probably not the best but I am really happy with them.
The frames were 10 cents at a yard and I have 4 of them,
so when future grandbabies come along,  I can add their profiles to this grouping.

One other change I made is about comments on my blog.  I used to allow anonymous comments but I have been getting so much spam,  about 3 day and they've mostly been anonymous.
I am not going to add the word verification but I did change the settings to not allow anonymous comments anymore.
So if you want to leave a comment but don't want to do the blogger thing,  then just email me


Betsy Brock said...

All cute stuff! I'm all about using what you already have! I really love the turkey painted on wood! So adorable! Makes me want to try to make one!

Tracy said...

It all looks lovely, Rhonda! I adore silouettes! My kindergarten teacher did silouettes of all the kids in my class. I think they were gifts for our parents. :)

Susan in SC said...

Just lovely Rhonda! I love your banner. Those salt and pepper shakers are adorable. I can see why you would upset if they were broken. I think your home is lovely with its fall decorations!

julie said...

The sillouettes are just brilliant!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

LOVE the "thankful" banner!

Sharon said...

So nice, Rhonda! Your FIL did a good job painting that turkey! I love the silhouettes and have thought about making some, but need to take some profile pics. ;)

terricheney said...

I love how you're planning for more grandchildren, lol. You better be on the look out for still more frames! I counted my grands the other day and do you know once the twins arrive I'll be up to EIGHT?

Melanie said...

Pretty decorations, Rhonda. I especially love the "thankful" banner.

A Woman that Fears the Lord said...

I love the banner. I, too, appreciate the small things in life. :-) Grandones are at the top of the list.

You asked if we are still caregivers? Yes, we are still caring for Alice and live in her home. It's been a blessing. I love her. She's family!

Rhonda said...

I like that "Thankful" banner. :)

❤️ Rhonda ❤️