Craft Projects, Holiday

Shiny pumpkins

My pumpkins from Dana’s shower still have life left in them, so I transitioned them from fall to winter this weekend with some Krylon metallic spray paint.


I went out early yesterday morning and loaded these babies up with silver spray paint. I really liked how they turned out, so I grabbed some of the mini pumpkins from inside.


I mixed it up with the minis, using both silver and gold.


I was impressed with how shiny the Krylon paints came out and was thankful that each pumpkin only required one coat. I am the messiest spray painter, so I would have been all silver, too, if the pumpkins needed more coverage.


Once the pumpkins dried (I left then outside to dry all day, so I can’t say how long it took, exactly) I put them all at my front door for a cute little fall/winter display.


I wondered if anyone would notice, since our front “porch,” if you can even call it that, isn’t visible from the road. But I had Dana’s bridesmaids over last night and they oohed and ahhed.


The metallic pumpkins look so cute with my winter wreath, too! I wonder how much longer the pumpkins will hold out — with the chilly weather, I’m hoping to have these shiny beauties for a few more weeks.

… and I’m looking for more things to use the Krylon spray paint on. IT’S JUST SO SHINY. SPRAY ALL THE THINGS.

When Thanksgiving is over, I’m definitely going to have to find another use for it.

Christmas, Holiday

Happy New Year!

Holy smokes — it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted on my blog! Every time I went to do a blog post in December, I realized I was blogging about a gift for someone who would probably see it. #itshardtobeablogger

I finished up a leadership program I was doing at work on Dec. 18 and have been off work since the 19th — it has been a whirlwind of holiday activities, but now that 2015 is here and I have a few more days off, I have great plans! First, I need to catch up on the blog. It will take me all of January to show you what I made folks for Christmas gifts! (I’m only half kidding.)

Once I’m all caught up, I am getting started on my next project: a master bedroom refresh!

So before I show you the fun projects I did as gifts, here are some of my favorite family photos from the holidays.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and that 2015 is a happy and healthy year for you.


Creative Rut

I am in a creative rut. I think it is partially because it’s winter, partially because my craft room is a mess (which I am slowly fixing), and partially because I am trying to cook healthier foods, which requires so much freakin’ time. Either way, my creative juices are not flowing. So lame.

Between bathing my stinky dog…

Remmy tub

Wet dog

… trying out bread recipes (some good, some disgusting)…


… putting away gifts from Christmas (yes, still working on that in my craft room)…


… and playing with this guy in the snow…Snow Rem

Well, I just haven’t had time to do anything it seems. I guess everyone goes through a rut every once in a while, but boy is it annoying. (Side note… is r-u-t actually how you spell “rut?” Merriam-Webster doesn’t seem to think this word means what I think it means. According to them, rut: an annually recurrent state of sexual excitement in the male deer; broadly : sexual excitement in a mammal especially when periodic. … Interesting.)


In other news, I’ve got a bunch of fun new stuff to work with. I spent a while unravelling thread from some old, wooden spools the other day. I can’t decide what I want to do with them quite yet, but they sure are charming. I am also fully stocked on glitter, as I showed you earlier. That should be fun to work with.

Well, that’s all. I wanted to explain what was going on in my idea-filled-but-inspiration-lacking brain.

Also, is it Spring yet?

Maybe a new post about crafts tomorrow if I can give myself the kick in the butt I need to be creative again.