Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hey You ... Yeah, You!!!

If you're reading this I would like to thank you for not abandoning me... 

I realized today that my postings have been a little light for the month of September. Which kinda makes me feel like a slacker. The strange part is that I've been really busy working on projects, but I'm not able to share them with you guys because either they are a gift for someone that snoops my blog, so I'm not able to post them just yet, or they've been the result of a set back for one reason or another (aka haven't had the time/money/resources/energy to complete.) But enough with the excuses... 

I'm going to make it up to all of you!

I might have mentioned that Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays, so I'm hosting a Halloween link party! 

 So if you've been working on any Halloween ideas, or already have your house decked out for Halloween, I'd like you to come and share your awesomeness with the rest of us!  Link up anything Halloween related - decorations, wreaths, costumes, tricks and treats!
This party will start at midnight October 1st be open until midnight October 31st. 

So I'm hoping that if you're still reading this that you'll come and link up, starting this weekend. I'd hate to be the only one that comes to my own party!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's Fall, Ya'll!!!

When I began plotting the wreaths that I was going to be making for the fall/Halloween season, I asked my Mom if she wanted a fall wreath of a Halloween wreath. I wasn't surprised when she said she wanted a fall wreath, since she it's something she didn't have to change out until after Thanksgiving and it's time to pull out the Christmas decor. 

So I kept my eye out for fall wreath ideas and ran across this idea on Pinterest.  I figured it would be pretty easy to find fake pumpkins at the craft store, so it would be the perfect idea. That's when the search began. It wasn't too hard to find the pumpkins, but they were either too big, or they were grouped with gourds as well, so you would have to buy more packages just to get the amount of pumpkins that were necessary. 

I spent one Sunday afternoon searching two different dollar stores, before deciding on a whim to check out Craft Warehouse. Of course, since that was the last place I checked that was where I found exactly what I needed. And they were even on sale! 

I decided to keep my pumpkins orange, since my parents front door is white. I took my flat wreath ring and painted it bronze. It won't really show very much from the front, but I still wanted it to match the ribbon I was using. Then I glued on my loop of ribbon that I was using for a hanger. Then I laid my pumpkins out on the wreath form to position them before I glued them down with my trusty glue gun, Debra.

I'm so proud of this bow!

Pretty, isn't it?

I'm so happy with how it turned out. It's a really simple idea, but it's very autumn-ish. And I'm so proud of my bow! I feel like I'm getting much better at making bows. 

I do have one more picture for you guys. 

My parents have a screen door on their front door, which is essential for when strangers come to the door to keep my parents' 95 pound Pitbull from rushing out the door to greet people. It's not conductive to picture taking, however. So once I had the wreath hung and went to take pictures, I needed the door to stay open. Since Kirra came outside to see what I was doing, I had her hold the door for me. Such a great little assistant! 

Happy first day of Autumn!  

I was featured!!!

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Getting To Know Bethany From A - Z

I share a lot of my crafty endeavors with you, but sometimes it's nice to share a little more about myself. So here's a few things you may or may not care to know about me -

Ambition: To be able to look back at my life when I'm an old lady and know that it was a happily  traveled journey, despite any obstacles blocking my path. 
Bad Habit: Procrastination
City: visit - Seattle; to live - Newport or Astoria, OR
Drink of choice: Dutch Bros coffee or (alcoholic) Pendleton & Pepsi
Education: I never finished college
Favorite color: blue  

Guilty Pleasure: shoes - I LOVE shoes!


Hometown:Salem, OR
Indulgences: Dutch Bros Coffee  - soooo goood!  
Look-a-like: I once had someone I look like Rose on Two & A Half Men but I've gotten mistaken for other people before, just not anyone famous
Must Have Fashion Item: I don't know how fashionable it is, but jeans. I live in my jeans! 


Nickname: Beffy (family only), Bethy, Beff nee, Hey You, & Stan
Obsession: the ocean, zebra print, wreath making

Phobias or Fears: worms, frogs, spiders

Favorite Quote: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss 

Regret: not finishing college
Starbucks: raspberry white mocha (although I hardly ever go to Starbucks, I'm a Dutch Bros girl!)
Thrift Find of the Year: my $10 hardly worn Born shoes - oh yeah, so stoked 

University: University of Oregon - GO DUCKS!!! 

Vegetable you don't like: cauliflower 
Wine: I'm not a big fan of wine
X-rays:do dental x-rays count? I've had plenty of those
Years: 28 awesome ones!
Zodiac Sign: Pisces!

Yup, that's my tattoo!

Well, that's all I've got for now. If any of you guys make a blog post out of this, let me know so I can pop over and read your A to Z.

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