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

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

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Today’s crafting

We bought this huge white tree last year and put traditional ornaments on it. 
This year, when we unpacked it,  I thought it looked like a snowman.  So I looked on Pinterest and saw several snowmen trees for inspiration.  

The top hat is made from black posterboard and I used this pattern as a basis 
The eyes and buttons are black yarn pompoms.
The mouth is chenille stems wrapped in black felt.  
The nose is a posterboard cone wrapped with orange yarn.  
The black scarf was crocheted by my mom, my husband used to wear it many years ago when he rode a motorcycle.  
It was fun to do and we are really liking our happy snowman tree. 

Cindy Lou Who Cape 
This is a fleece cape, also inspired by Pinterest, for a granddaughter to wear when her school has its annual Grinch Day.  I think it’s probably too long but it will be easy to shorten.  Fleece doesn’t have to be hemmed so I can just cut it to fit.  
I’m pretty fearless when it comes to whacking fabric 😂

‘‘Tis the season for crafting projects ❤️

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hello December

Hello everyone and welcome to December.  

It’s cooler here and it seemed like a good time to batch cook some pinto beans for the freezer.  
I think home cooked beans taste better and are thriftier than canned beans.  
And why do canned beans foam up when I rinse them? It’s almost like they have soap in them.  They don’t taste soapy but it sure makes me wonder.  

I soaked 5 cups of pinto beans overnight and seasoned them with cumin, onion and jalapeños while they cooked.  Then when they were done, I added salt and pepper to taste.  
We ate pinto beans with cornbread for supper tonight and I put 5 containers of cooked pintos in the freezer for future meals.  

Amazon has been running a deal on some Prime Pantry items,  save $6 when you buy 5 and free shipping on orders of $10 or more.  You must be a member of Prime Pantry which is $5.99 a month but I signed up for a free month and will cancel it before the 30 days expire.  
Some of the items also have coupons on them and the free shipping after $10 is for the total before coupons are deducted.  
I saw hundreds of comments about other shoppers doing this deal on a Facebook shopping list so I jumped on the wagon too.  
I ended up doing 9 orders and spent $52 for all the products below.  
All the pastas on the left are a gluten free variety.  
It was a good deal and everything I bought are things we use.  It seemed like an unbelievably great deal when I was doing it,  but now I think it was just a good deal.  
I think the deal is still going on and they change the items occasionally.  Go to Prime Pantry and click on the Buy5 save $6 icon and it will take you to the list,  if you’re interested.  

Below - Two books I’m reading and so far, I like them both.  

December came in like a lion last night with lots of wind and rain.  We’ve had this play house for about 7 years and this is the first time it’s ever  turned over.  

I’m hoping December will go out like a lamb.   It who knows? 

Hope you all are having a good weekend ❤️