Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone had a great Halloween and that you scored large amounts of candy!

I tried my hand at Pumpkin Carving…

Pumpkin Carving

…then burned the batch of Pumpkin Seeds.

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Good Times!

Happy Halloween!

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Project Recap – October

It was a busy, busy project month and I didn’t even finish everything that I was hoping to. I was hoping to get the tile removed from the fireplace this month and the beadboard installed in the dining room. Both projects have been temporarily put on hold while I obtain some additional supplies. However, that didn’t spoil my fun this month. In all, I completed 9 projects/crafts around the house.

The Big Reveal – Laundry Room ReDesign

After the remodel, the laundry became one of my favorite rooms. Unfortunately by the months end the washing machine was broken and I’ve had to temporarily begin using a Laundromat. Even though, I’m not really using the room right now, I still feel happy every time I walk past it.

Laundry Room

Boo! DIY Mummy Pumpkin

Unexpectedly one of the most popular posts on the site, and one of the easiest crafts. It’s absolutely adorable and the fabric stiffener makes it durable for packing to use next year.

DIY Mummy Pumpkin

DIY Glitter Skull

My fun knock off of the more expensive glitter skulls being sold out there.

Glitter Skull DIY

DIY – Slip Proof Rug

I used a $2 tube of caulking to give some traction to my kitchen rug.

Slip Proof Rug Project

Candy Corn Vase & Holiday ‘Mantle’

Using the vase-in-vase technique and a bag of Candy Corn, I made a simple and pretty floral decor piece. I also shared my Halloween inspired ‘mantle’.

Candy Corn Vase Filler

DIY – How To Use a Hurricane Candle Holder for Kitchen Utensils

This was one of those projects that has been on my list for a while and was free since I had everything on hand. I turned a West Elm candle Hurricane into a functional utensil holder.

Hurricane Utensil Holder

Crafty DIY: Halloween Sign

I needed a Halloween sign for my new Front Door Post (below) and this was a fun craft project made out of scraps from the Door Post.

Halloween Sign

DIY – Front Door Sign Post

I made a post for the front door to hold decorative signs for the seasons. It was fairly simple to build and has made a huge difference to the look of the front door.

Front Door Post

DIY: Installing Sprinklers When Growing Grass on Concrete

Out of everything I did this month, this was the biggest accomplishment. Last month I installed a way to grow grass on concrete and this month I installed sprinklers for those grass planters. Along with the water timer, this has been the best functional project so far.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

Lots of fun stuff this month, but I have even bigger ideas for next month. Keep an eye out at the beginning of November for a very cool project involving my home’s thermostat as part of the Pinterst Challenge.

DIY: Installing Sprinklers When Growing Grass on Concrete

Earlier this month I posted a bit of a teaser about the sprinklers we installed on my cement patio. It took a lot of thought on how to make a sprinkler system work in an above ground  grass planter. In fact I went through a couple of options that would have been successful as well (just in case you need some options).
  • The first option would be to manually water the grass using a hose. This is not a bad idea if you have other container plants in your yard that need to be watered. It would also work best if you have moderate temperature since you won’t need to water everyday.
  • The second option was to use a traditional above ground sprinkler, like the one below. These actually come in very handy and worked perfectly to keep everything alive when I went on vacation for 10 days (I used a timer, more on that below). You can set it up anywhere you want to best water the yard and it will cover more space than in ground sprinklers.  They’re also very fun to run through on a hot day.

Old Sprinkler for the Grass Planter

For a while I used the sprinkler in front of the planter because it hit both planters and the surrounding plants.

Growing Grass on Concrete - 1 month update

However, before we considered sprinklers an option, my plan was to run the hose through the back of the planter and set the sprinkler up on the grass. To reduce the amount of overspray, I purchased some marine epoxy at Home Depot. The plan was to fill the sprinkler holes on either end of the sprinkler to only allow the water to eject in the middle, thus only watering the grass and not the wall/concrete.

Grass Planter

The epoxy plan was thwarted when we came up with the ‘in ground’ sprinkler system idea. While I was a little apprehensive on how it would work, it was incredibly easy…and pretty cheap.

Actually it was free for me since my dad had all the scrap supplies at his house; however, I would still say for others it would be a decently cheap project. If you had none of the equipment/supplies at home, it would cost you about $100. I gave my best estimated costs at the bottom of this post.

Please forgive the fact that I don’t have a supplies picture for you. Much of the pipe construction was done by my father at his house and then brought to my house for installation. Before I show you the details, here is a diagram of what we did to help you understand.

Sprinkler Diagram

I’ve struggled with how to really step you through the installation, so I’m hoping the above diagram helps a little. If you can’t tell, the aqua diagram is the pipe/sprinkler construction. Please reference the pictures, I’m not sure I was able to capture this best with my words.

We ran the piping across the entire length of both planters. The first step for installation would be to drill holes all across the back. We started the holes on the far left since it was closest to the water source.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

We used standard white PVC piping, I believe it was 1/2 inch. The pipe was attached to a connector that would allow the hose to thread into the pipe, thus allowing the water to feed down the pipe and to the sprinkler heads.

Half way across the first part of the planter we attached a sprinkler head to the PVC piping using a ‘T’ connector. We chose to run them behind the grass because the dirt and flowers would hide them later on.

The metal U clamp was not necessary, the dirt held everything just fine.

Grass Planter Sprinklers

The next length of pipe was connected to the first sprinkler head and threaded through the hole we drilled through the middle of the larger planter.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

We followed the same steps in the second half of the larger planter, connecting a sprinkler head about half way across, using another ‘T’ connector.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

Then we ran the piping through the right side of the larger planter and straight through to the smaller planter. Yes, the piping shows if you look between the planters; however, this allowed the hose pressure to water both planters without a second water source.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

The pipe is easily hidden by a large pot.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

The same process was followed for the last, smaller planter. We ran the piping half way across the planter and installed a sprinkler at the end, using an elbow connector. There was no need to extend the pipe across to the other side of the smaller planter.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

Once everything is installed and dry we turned on the water to test it out.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

Perfect!

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

I can now use the sprinklers to water just the grass and a few small container plants around the edges. I’m no longer wasting water on the cement or the wall, which will save me on my water bill, and piece of mind.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

I still need to plant grass in the last planter, but once I do, the water will keep it alive. The dog will probably kill it shortly after.

Grass Planter Sprinkler Installation

Now, I mentioned a water timer at the top of the post. For those of us that do not use in ground watering systems, you can still use a timer. The timer connects directly to the water source and can be set to go off at any time and up to several times per day/week. The timer runs off batteries.

If you want to run two hoses off your water source, just purchase a ‘Y’ connector and hook the timer to one end and a separate hose to the other. That way you have a dedicated water line to your sprinklers and a separate hose that you can use in the yard.

Now that I’m done blabbing about my new sprinklers, let me say that I’m not a sprinkler expert in the least. Nor am I a landscaper or anything else remotely related to an expert in this stuff. This was all new to me and I honestly walked around asking my dad to hand me the blue goop (thread sealant) and the cutter thingy (pipe cutter). I feel like I need to say this because this process may not work for you. You may need to make adjustments to fit your situation and an expert may be necessary. While I’m happy to make suggestions & share ideas, I am not an expert. Safety first people!

One thing I’m always looking for when reading DIY blogs is not necessarily how to do something. I’m usually more interested in how much it cost. If it costs too much, I will likely look elsewhere for another solution. So while I don’t have the exact costs since we used mostly scraps, I’ve outlined an estimate of how much this would have cost if I needed to buy the supplies. I’ve also included costs of items you may already have in your garage, such has spade drill bits and pipe cutters.

Estimated Project Cost Breakdown:

PVC Pipe 1/2 Inch (about 20 feet) = $8

PVC Pipe Connectors – qty 8 = $.25 each ($2)

Sprinkler Heads (qty 3) = $10

PVC Hose thread Connectors = $1

PVC elbow connector (qty 1) = $1

PVC ‘T’ Connector (10 pack) = $3

Pipe Cutter = these seem to average about $15

Spade Drill Bit (for drilling large hole through the planter) = $6 (or buy a set of several sizes for about $15)

Pipe Thread Sealant = $7

Basic Hose = $15

Water Timer = $32

Total Estimated Project Cost (if you had to buy everything): $100

I’m hoping this will give those out there with concrete yards some encouragement to do something new and fun. You aren’t stuck with concrete, just try to think outside the box for a unique solution.

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Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter

It’s been a little while since I posted a recipe, so I thought it was only fair to bring you the good stuff today. Plus, it’s Friday, so I’m in a giving mood.

This is actually a first for me on several fronts. It’s the first time I’ve ever eaten Almond Butter and the first time I’ve ever made it myself. But I have to admit this turned out much better than I expected it to be. It’s thick and slightly crunchy with a sweetness and the spiciness of Pumpkin Pie.

In reality, there is no pumpkin in this, it’s just almonds and a few extra ingredients. I took inspiration from this pin, and tweaked it just a bit to fit my tastes.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter

Makes 1 Pint

2 Cups Raw Almonds

3T Maple Syrup

1T Molasses

2.5T Canola Oil

2t Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pinch of Salt

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 1:

Combine the Almonds with 2T Maple Syrup and 1T Molasses. Spread out on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring twice.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 2:

Add cooled almonds to a food processor or Vitamix and process for about 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Once the almonds had broken down to a powder I split the batch in half and processed the first half. Once it was becoming smooth I started adding spoonfuls of the remaining almond powder. It will fully incorporate but you’ll be left with a slightly crunchier finished product this way.

If you have a larger processer you can process it all in one batch.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 3:

After all the almond powder is incorporated, add the remaining 1T Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and salt. The almond mixture will be crumbly and dry at this point still. Add the lid back onto the processer and turn it on. While running, stream the oil in slowly, use as much or as little as you need to fit your tastes. After a few more minutes the almonds will completely ‘butterize’.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Step 4:

Add to sterilized mason jars and enjoy. Try not to eat it all in one sitting.

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter
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NaNoWriMo 2011 – Participant

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I was going to wait until after the first of the month to share this with you, but I reconsidered when I thought perhaps you may want to join in as well. So I wanted to share one of my November goals with you a little early.

Goal:

To participate and WIN NaNoWriMo.

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To clarify, there is no ‘one’ winner to NaNoWriMo. If you hit the goal, then you Win. I plan on winning big this year!

Every year I participate in NaNoWriMo, and I’ve never won. Now this is no fault but my own; however, the whole point of this blog is to help motivate myself (and maybe a few others) to take action in life and make those dreams you’ve held onto a reality. If you’ve ever considered writing a novel or any type of book, this may be a fun challenge for you.

If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, it’s National Novel Writing Month, held every November, hosted by the Office of Letters and Light. The Office of Letters and Light is non-profit that runs several other writing programs such as: ScriptFrenzy (held in April), and Young Writers Program (2700 schools are participating this year).

More than 250,000 people around the world will take part in the NaNoWriMo challenge this year to write 50,000 words in 30 days (about 1700 words a day). It’s FREE to anyone who wants to join in. You’re writing doesn’t have to make sense, just get it all down on paper. Don’t worry about grammer, plot points…JUST WRITE.

So if you think you might be interested in trying your hand at starting your first novel/story/book, sign up with me, here!

When you sign up make sure you set your region, there will be plenty of writing groups meeting in your area next month! If you find your the first in your area to sign up, start your own group and spread the writing love.

Have you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? Will you be joining this year?

Bad Habit Challange – Stop the Nail Biting

I’m currently doing my Civic Duty at the (not so) local courthouse, which means I’m sitting here doing a lot of nothing. They don’t have any trials on the calendar right now, so we are just waiting. Here’s hoping that they let me go at 11:30am.

Luckily I brought my computer with me and they have free WIFI (although my phone is sadly still sitting in my car). So in the meantime, I wanted to share an update to one of the October monthly goals. The people sitting behind staring at my screen are going to get a kick out of this. (Maybe they can’t tell I can see their reflection in the screen…hmmmm) Well,if they read that, they probably do.

One of the goals that I had set for myself this month was to stop biting my nails.

At the beginning of the month, I cut them all down and gave myself a manicure. I figured if they looked nice, I might be less inclined to bite them. The problem with that logic is that I don’t intend to bite them, it just sort of happens, then I realize it later. However, I’ve been really REALLY good this month.

Day 1

Bad Habit Challege - Nails

Day 7

Bad Habit Challege - Nails

Day 12

Bad Habit Challege - Nails

Day 17 (My first French manicure on my own natural nails in probably a decade)

Bad Habit Challege - Nails

Day 23

Bad Habit Challege - Nails

Day 25

Nail Challange

I was so smitten with the silver tips, I did them again. However, as soon I sat down in the jury room they started chipping, bummer. Luckily I can fix them at home since I do all my own manicures.

Nail Challange

I have to say that I’m really proud of myself on this challenge. I haven’t bitten a single nail, even when one broke in the middle of the day. They are stronger, longer, and I feel so much prettier having longer/polished nails.

Here’s a few things that I learned this month as well as a few tips I’ve tried in the past:

  • Keep them polished, even if it’s just with a clear coat
    • (My favorite is Seche Vite, this stuff is magic as a top coat)
  • Don’t bother with the bitter nail crap, especially if you cook.
    • If you ever cook or eat finger food it will make everything taste terrible, not just your nails.
  • Keep hand/cuticle lotion with you at ALL times.
    • This made the biggest different and I was less likely to pick at the nails since they weren’t dry and peeling. Nothing beats cheapo Vaseline for conditioning the cuticles. Try the new scent (it’s either Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter…I can’t recall…but it’s AMAZING)
  • Tell people about the challenge
    • They can keep you accountable
  • As a mind game, I placed a rubber band around my wrist and snapped it every time I caught myself starting to pick or bite.
    • I don’t know if this worked, but maybe with more time I would associate nail biting with pain and stop subconsciously biting. To fully break a 25 year habit, it’s worth a try, but it will take longer than a month.

What Bad Habit are you trying to give up?

DIY – Front Door Sign Post

I love wreaths, but I also like fun holiday themed hanging signs. This is a problem because I only have room for one on my door. If I have a wreath on the door, then where do I hand the cute little holiday sign?

Why am I telling you this? I get it, you probably don’t really care about my door/wreath issues.

Well, I finally found a solution and it cost less than $15 to build myself ($30 if you include a set of countersink drill bits that I needed anyway). Now I can hang all the holiday signs that I want and it won’t get in the way of the lovely wreaths.

Front Door Post

I don’t have a picture off all the supplies like I usually do since I was kind of making this up as I went. However, I have it all priced out at the bottom of the post.

Step 1:

Visit your local lumbar yard and pick up some basic lumber. I bought the cheapest stuff they had since I knew I would be priming and painting it later. If I had been staining the post, I probably would have picked something else.

  • 4 x 4 x 8 (qty: 1)
  • 1 x 6 x 6 (qty: 1)
  • 1 x 8 x 6 (qty: 1)

Welcome Sign Progress

Step 2:

Like I’ve done with other projects, I sweet talked my dad into making the major cuts for me. He has all the tools in his garage and can make them so quickly. There are two sets in the picture, because I made a post for my mom. Both posts came from the same boards so we were able to split the costs.

Your exact measurements can vary so don’t worry about screwing it up. We cut my moms post at 3 feet and mine at 3.5 feet.

For the smaller boards, we just cut off 4 squares in each size.

Welcome Sign Progress

One thing I did need to buy was a Countersink Set (from Lowes). Now I can countersink all the stuff I want; even if I were to break off a drill bit into the wood the first time I used it. Not that I did that.

…ummm moving on.

Front Door Post - In Progress

Step 3:

I took the smaller square and countersinked (is that a word?) 3 screws. [the fourth contains the already mentioned broken drill bit].

Front Door Post - In Progress

I did this on both ends. Usually you would want to fill these holes, but in this case they will be covered with the larger square so you’ll never see them.

Front Door Post - In Progress

Step 4:

Attach the larger square using nails. I used 2 inch finishing nails and then set them.

Front Door Post - In Progress

Step 5:

Fill all nail holes with wood filer.

Front Door Post - In Progress

Front Door Post - In Progress

Then I filled all the other holes, knots, and cracks with wood filler and sanded the crap out of that thing!

Front Door Post - In Progress

Step 6:

Prime the post. I used some leftover interior Kilz since it’s what I had on hand. It took 2 coats on each posts.

Front Door Post - In Progress

Step 7:

Next up, PAINT! I used some leftover interior Satin paint that I had on hand. While the post will be outside, it is shielded from rain, etc. So I wasn’t concerned about having exterior paint or Poly on it.

Each post needed 2 coats.

Front Door Post - In Progress

Front Door Post - In Progress

Step 8:

After the final coat was dry, I added basic black robe hooks. Mine has two and my Mom’s will have just the top hook since her post is shorter.

(I took the sticker off the pumpkin after I took the picture)

Front Door Post

Very easy and so much fun. It can be left out all year round and I can just change the decor with the holidays/seasons. I already have a very cute setup planned for Christmas.

Project Cost Breakdown (for 1 post) :

4 x 4 x 8 (Home Depot) = $4

1 x 6 x 6 (Home Depot) = $2

1 x 8 x 6 (Home Depot) = $3

Countersink Set (Lowes) = $14

Black Robe Hook (2) = $5

Finishing Nails/Hammer/Drill/Saw/Sander (Already Owned) = $0

Wood Filler/Primer/Paint (Already Owned) = $0

Halloween Sign (DIY tutorial here) = $0 [the Halloween sign was made out of leftover wood from this door post project!]

Total Project Cost: $28

It would have cost under $15 if I didn’t need to buy the Countersink set, but that will come in handy for future projects. A great investment to my tool kit.

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I’m Feeling Inspired – Fireplace Inspiration

One of the big Fall/Winter projects I have on my plate is a fireplace remodel. You can see in the picture below that the house simply had a tile surround. No mantle. It’s builder stock and it’s ugly.

[…and Baxter is jumping in the shot again.]

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So far I’ve painted the fireplace screen, and there is no more brass. You can see the details about painting the fireplace screen here (it cost less than $5).

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I still need to do a lot to get the fireplace in shape, especially since I would love to have it built in time for Christmas stockings to hang on. In the meantime, I spend hours searching for inspiration throughout the internet and magazine. These are some of my favorites that I’ve found online.

This first picture is most like what I expect to do in my own place, only with different tile colors.

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What I Want Now – October Edition

New Washing Machine & Dryer

Let me clarify, I don’t actually want a new washer and dryer (well, maybe a little). However, my appliances are rebelling. First the air conditioner and now the Washing Machine is broken. It’s a cheapo that came with the house, and fixing it will cost several hundred dollars. I still need to do some research, but I think it might be smarter to replace them than to fix the issue.

Source: None via Joanie on Pinterest

Vintage Book iPod Dock (Etsy) ~$50

This Etsy seller turns stunning vintage (and vintage looking) books into working iPod docks. It’s rather ingenious and would look so cool on a bookshelf or nightstand.

Source: None via Addison on Pinterest

Recycled Bedside Water Carafe $44

Oh all the uses I could find for this glassware. It’s chunky and smooth, lovely in every way. I could see myself using these to serve OJ in the morning, or as vase for fresh cut flowers, or fancy up the vodka at a dinner party.

Moleskine Laptop Case $45-55 (Depending on size)

For anyone that loves the traditional Moleskine notebooks, this is for you. Maybe it’s all the amazing writers that have used these notebooks in the past, but just owning one makes me feel more eloquent & artistic. It’s a very classy way to carry your notebook, and would make a great gift for that stylish person in your life.

Exeter 16-Jar Pendant $319

Rustic lighting makes me swoon, and this is no exception. I really adore this fixture, even though I’d be hard pressed to actually pay $300 for it. Especially since there are so many tutorials out there to make them yourself (hint hint)

Exeter 16-Jar Pendant, Galvanized Metal finish

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Decorative Pumpkin with Lights $39-79

I can’t help but throw a little Fall inspired decor in this post. These lighted pumpkins are so very cool and would look great throughout the holiday season. (you can also find them at Pier One)

Crafty DIY: Halloween Sign

Out of the all the holidays each year, Halloween feels the most like a crafty holiday. I always have the urge to break out the paint and scrap wood/canvas to create a fun/spooky project. This year I needed a Halloween sign to hang out by the front door.

Halloween Sign

A little paint and cheesecloth goes a long way.

Step 1:

Collect your supplies

  • 4 Wood Rectangle blocks (I used scrap wood from another project, they were about 5” x 7”)
  • Craft Paint (Orange, Green, Black, White)
  • Mummy Supplies
  • Twine
  • Paint brushes/Paper Towels/Painters Tape
  • Nails/Staple Gun/Hammer/Wood Glue

Halloween Sign

Step 2:

The first block should be painted Orange, and will later become the pumpkin.

Halloween Sign

I did 2 coats of Folk Art in 627 Tangerine. You don’t need to paint the back of the boards, but make sure you paint all sides since those will be visible.

Halloween Sign

Next Up…Mini Frankenstein.

Step 3:

Tape off the top of the block since that will be painted black.

Halloween Sign

I used Martha Stewart Craft Glitter Paint in 32169 Golden Beryl. It took 3-4 coats of the glitter in order to achieve full coverage.

Halloween Sign

Remove the tape and then fill in the top with black craft paint (I used Martha Stewart Satin in 32082 Beetle Black)

Halloween Sign

Step 4:

The last two block should be painted white. One will later become the ghost and one will be the mummy. I used white spray paint for both of these and unfortunately it was too dark in the garage to take any pictures.

You can use this tutorial on how to use Cheesecloth to make a mummy.

Using black paint, I free hand painted all the faces. You can use a pencil to sketch the design directly onto the wood first then paint over it.

Halloween Sign

Step 5:

Attach the block together using wood glue and nail.

This may go without saying, but make sure you check the thickness of the wood when selecting your nails. It was difficult to pick a size that would make it through the first block and not the second. This is why I used the wood glue, just to give a little extra hold.

Halloween Door Sign

Step 6:

Attach a piece of twine to the back, using a staple gun.

Halloween Sign

I hung the sign from a front door post that I’ll be sharing in a separate post soon, but you could also hang it from a standard door hook and it would look great.

Project Cost Breakdown:

Wood Blocks (From scraps) = $0

Craft Paints (Orange, Green Black) (Michaels) = $6

White Spray Paint (Already Owned) = $0

Mummy Supplies (Already Owned from this project) = $0

Twine (Already Owned from this project) = $0

Paint brushes/Paper Towels/Painters Tape (Already Owned) = $0

Nails/Staple Gun/Hammer/Wood Glue (Already Owned) = $0

Total Project Cost: $6

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