Tuesday, October 13, 2015

How to Build a Wooden Cake Stand

I've been wanting a rustic looking cake stand for a while. I haven't been able to find one that I like so I decided to make one. I didn't want one for cakes, but just to decorate, so I decided to make one out of wood. (Of course, if I want to put a cake on my new cake stand I'll just put a plate on my stand.)

Not only is this project super easy, but it was also super cheap...just over $3!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Menu Planning Monday 2015-10-12

Happy beginning of the week to you! After a great weekend of loads of fun, I hope that you are ready to get the week started with some yummy meal planning!

This week is (hopefully) a relatively simple week with only soccer to contend with this weekend. I started decorating for fall, and I'm hoping to get that done this week too. But other than that, I'm just hoping to enjoy the week with my family...I hope you have simple yet fun plans, too!

Here's the menu plan for the week:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Easy Cowgirl Vest

Have you started looking for Halloween costumes yet? I've used both purchased and homemade costumes for my kids over the years, and I have no problems with either. I have found that the best way to go about homemade costumes is to take some store bought items and combine it with a handmade item or two to make it extra special. This year, one of my twins decided to be a cow girl because we received a straw cowboy hat as a hand-me-down from one of my coworkers. I looked at the clothing that we have for the twins and decided that a corduroy dress that we have is very "prairie" dress, so with a hat and the dress and a sparkly belt (because no outfit is complete without said sparkly belt) we were almost ready to say "Yee-haw" and ride out into the Halloween sunset. Almost. We needed a cowgirl vest to finish the look, and although sewing up this vest takes a little more skill than sewing straight lines (hello curves!) you can still sew this up in an afternoon, from start to finish.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Menu Planning Monday 2015-10-04

Hi folks!! How are you? I'm sitting here writing this post with the windows open enjoying the nice temperatures. We've had a lot of rain where I live over the last few days, but not nearly as much as those folks just a little ways south of me in South Carolina. If you're affected by the flooding, know that your neighbors are praying for you...stay safe!! I'm also recovering from my twice a year consignment sale. I'm happy to say 90% of the toys that left my house didn't come back, so I'm a happy mama!

In the last couple of days, I've been trying out Periscope. Have you tried this new social media phenomena? You do live videos that then stay on the periscope website for about a day. It's been a great way for me to get over my fear of video!! As soon as I finish writing this post, I'll be scoping why I menu plan! Join me here live or for the replay. I've also set up a way to look at the periscope videos after the 24 hour window, so you can keep looking at all the periscope videos I do here.

But even though I'll be rambling on about the why of meal planning in a little bit, I'm still need to menu plan for this week! Here's the plan: