Some of these are really kinda cool!! 60 Christmas DIY ideas Most of them look really simple and easy to make. Most are from scraps found around the house - or can be made inexpensively from shopping at the Dollar Store!! I liked several of the items and ideas, but the one that I would like to do someday is the rubber ball and tin bucket decoration as seen in the site's photo on the very top [see the image with the yellow, orange, green and red ball ornaments]!! The possibilities for that particular craft could be endless. I also liked the snowmen made from scrap beveled wood pieces. Great find!!
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After my early morning walk in the cold air with overcast sky, before the rain came that was a threat all along the pathways. I scouted out an area and spotted a couple of 'newly arrived' winter bird families near the North Bay. Arriving back home, waiting for a load of laundry to get done in the dryer, I began sketching. I had talked with my sister on the phone and she told me it was 17 degrees where she lived and that that cold front had left a skiff of snow. Which, made me think of building a snowman. By then, it was pouring rain here, the wind was gusting, and the chill factor was downright COLD!! In South Texas where the grass is green and the mowing continues almost year 'round, this is as close as I could get to creating a carrot-nosed yard adornment..
I began with the outlining - then using my # 5 sketch pencil, I started shading in...
...after three more loads of laundry and that job done, I also completed my snowman! The afternoon sky cleared and the sun came out. No more wintry weather here. For now. In a couple of days, the predicted high temps will be back in the mid-70s. Just like I like it!!
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Erik sent me this video link that scared the heck outta me! Yet, I really had to laugh!! We Americans actually HAVE these kind of thinkers representing us?!! Oh my lord!! He's been serving [a state representative] since 2007 from the state of Georgia. And he remains in office; that's the scary part. With a statement like in the video - in so many words, he thinks with the over-population of the island of Guam it will eventually make the island capsize?!!!! Unreal. Listen to the video...it'll boggle your mind.
Then, a few days later, Erik sends me this - I had to laugh even harder!!! I don't have any clue as to where this image was found, but it's not mine and I take no credit; no copyright infringement intended. Perhaps it'll make you giggle ...or cry!!.
|Guam - Capsizing...LOL|
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Most times I like buying from the local stores, but sometimes I DO go online and order. I bought a new Christmas Shirt [it's wet right now 'cause it's been hand washed from the shipment processing and handling, so no photo]. Anyway, I'm wondering, am I the only one that does this first when it's in my possession? I tend to itch like crazy on the back of the neck if the manufacturing tag/label remains! Yep, first thing I do is get a needle and a pair of scissors and I'll take as long as it takes to break the thread and slowly cut the thread and pull...getting the tag completely OFF!! The Old Navy t-shirts and Fruit of the Loom had an ingenious idea to STAMP the info on the back of the shirts. YES!! No scratchy-itchy all day long. Every company should follow suit. In the meantime, I pull and cut, pull and cut!!
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age in human years: 19 years