Here’s to a great New Year!
I love decorating our house for different holidays.
I saw this idea on some other social media site, I forget, but what a cute idea, right?!
Everything you see here to create this planter was from Dollar Tree, except for the Black Bucket. That’s an Ice Bucket that I’ve had for years. I simply added some floral foam, tapped it down with Gorilla Tape and stuck the flowers and leaves in. The Witches Legs from Dollar Tree, I just cut a piece of orange Pool Noodle off and slipped then Witches stockings over it, added a dowel and jabbed it into the floral foam. Her broom is a Dollar Tree Plunger handle, with a bag of Raffia artfully tied around it.
This Door Hanger is ALL from Dollar Tree! I have acrylic paints to do my Painted Rocks, so there was that… The bow is a simple Pom Pom Bow secured with a piece of Pipe Cleaner or Chenille Stem and then hot glued on to the BOO wooden sign. The three Ghosts are again from Dollar Tree that I suspended with Fishing Line, stapled to the back of the BOO sign, DONE
The Ghosts in the tree out front are just half spheres of foam with some Cheesecloth and floral wire to hang them by, easy!
My Milk Jug Jack `O Lanterns took some time to collect.
I saw a pattern for faces on Pinterest, printed them out, cut them out and transferred to the jugs with a black Sharpie pen. I put some sand in the bottoms to keep them from blowing `about and them cut a 3 inch “door” in the back of each jug to string some battery operated outdoor twinkle lights that I use at Christmas time. Love this!
Have a safe and fun-filled Halloween everyone!
I’m certain that we’ve talked about Food As Gifts before, but it seems that the month of July held many birthdays for my new Neighborhood Gal Pals.
I was poking around in the dollar store and found this Wine Tumbler in the Party Section …
Ssshhhh! We don’t need to tell anyone where we got them, just that they’re uber cute, don’t you think. ⭐
Add a bottle of Sparkling Wine or your Pal’s favorite libation, a Cello Gift Bag with a cardboard Cake Round for support, colorful ribbon, and you’re set.
One of our Gal Pals is a Kirkland Signature Ready To Drink Golden Margarita fan …
What adorable packaging (even if I do say so myself)! Dollar Tree has some great stuff. That’s two different ready-made bows that I put together, some white tissue paper and clear Cello Wrap, cute!
It’s loads of fun dreaming up different Gifts of Food AND Adult Beverages for your Pals!!
Hauoli la hanau, Happy Birthday. On this day in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th State of America.
In honor of this occasion, I’ll be making Guava Chicken and Fried Rice for our supper.
I brought back some frozen concentrate Guava Juice from Hawaii this past may, mostly because I can’t find it here in the middle of the desert 😀
Tune back in and I’ll give you folks an update …
In the Chinese culture, an elder gives a youngster Lai See, or a monetary gift in a Red Envelope. Here in Cowboyville, I cannot find any stores that carry those beautifully ornate Red and Gold envelopes. 😀 So … the mother of need is invention, right?
I made my own!
I wish and your family happiness and prosperity throughout this New Year of the Brown Earth Dog.