Friday Finds!

Love these felt pillows!  Thanks 30 days for finding them.

It's almost turkey time.  Twiddle Thumbs is selling these gobblers for $8.  Which gave me a thought what if you used corrugated metal and made them really large; it would be a perfect porch decoration.  If I get to it I'll show you on a Made it Monday!

Of Course Christmas is just around the corner too!  Found this great project over at NannyGoat really cheap and interesting idea for a new wreath!  Go see where she bought the ornaments.

Sew cute!  Baby legs from long socks.
Made by Calico; go find out how she does the cute ruffle at the bottom!

This is a free tutorial on how to transfer inkjet images to wood (this is sooo much better than carefully  cutting out and modpodging!)  This is what I hope to do in order to get my nativity blocks made.


Happy first birthday to Savannah...Happy first birthday to Savannah...

Please don't hate your Mommy forever but you're about to get four shots in about 30 seconds on your first birthday.  I'm sooo sorry!

I think she still loves me; especially after I gave her a Dora sticker!  I love this picture from our family camera this morning; she is in her new car seat facing the front, wearing her Dora sticker because she got her shots, and holding her number ONE.  What a day!

Because they're little ...

I found this great storage/showoff frame by Maya*Made.  She has a great tutorial on how to make this box that keeps you child's artwork and displays the most recent masterpiece.

Make your own moveable doll; kinda wacky but really cool.  This idea is from bkids. I think I'll do something similar but a little less wacky for Savannah to start learning how to say the body parts.

A Family Tradition

Yes most people carve pumpkins and we are most people.  Yesterday we introduced our little one to the annual event.

What makes us a little different is that we all get our picture taken with the pumpkin mouth EVERY year!

Me in 1985.

Me this year! And believe me we have a picture of every year in between.

Savvy didn't seem to have any trouble sinking her teeth in!

(Savvy, her Bebe, and her cousin)The pumpkins turned out pretty cute too!

With only a slight mishap (notice the nail?)

Does your family join in the carving tradition?

Two for the Freezer and a Surprise in the Fridge!

The Remington Man was back in the woods this weekend for opening day of black powder deer season.  If you don't know much about hunting they start with the most primitive (and hardest) way to hunt first and that is with a bow and arrow, then a few weeks later they can use black powder guns for a few weeks (think civial war's not just a bullet in the gun), then it's back to bow and arrow, and then at the end of the season you can use a rifle.

The Remington Man says his favorite is black powder; and it must be because he brought home two large deer this weekend.  Our freezer is now completely full!

Our little one will grow up know where the meat comes from and here it is in it's original package.  I think it is important to teach her where her food comes from, to know that it takes a lot of hard work, and that she should be thankful for her food.  This summer we took her to pick blackberries and blueberries, we have our own backyard garden, and now we have are own "organic" lean meat.   
Then there is this....anyone notice anything that doesn't belong in my kitchen fridge???  He told me he ran out of time to finish cleaning the antlers; so this was his solution.

I am planning on making jerky this week.  We have several quart size bags of meat cut for jerky; I would love to try out several different recipes.  If anyone has a favorite jerky recipe please let me know!

This is the one I am trying this week is from Mike Shelton courtesy of

(1lb. venison roast, 4 tbs. soy sauce, 4tbs. Worchestire sauce, 2 tbs. liquid smoke, 1 tbs. ketchup, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 onion salt, 1/2 tsp. salt)

1.  Slice meat in long strips, 1 inch wide and 1/8 in thick.
2.  Place everything in a Ziploc bag refrigerated overnight.
3. Follow dehydrator instructions or preheat oven to 160 degrees. Place strips on rack so they don't touch.  Place a pan below to catch the drips and leave for 6 to 8 hours to the desired consistency.

 It should be good!  I'll update this post later and let you know!

If anyone knows of anybody having a hard time providing food for their family this winter that could use some meat in the Tulsa area and they would eat venison let me know their situation at ThePersimmonPerch @ and we will see what we can do.  Thanks!

Made it Monday!

Made it Monday!  This week's project was so fun for me; it is something I've been wanting to do for awhile now.  Glass etching and it turned out great!  I found out recently about a company who sells personalized dishes so that you can know whose dish is whose when you go to a potluck.  I didn't need any new dishes but I could personalize the ones I do have.  I think this is a great way to keep track of your stuff.  When I had a baby last year lots of great friends brought us dinner and it was a little hard to
remember whose dish belonged to who; this would have solved everything!

First step is to print out your name.  (Choose a font with the least amount of curves if possible)

Tape the paper to the inside and cover the outside with clear contact paper.

With a sharp exacto knife trace the letters and peel off the letters.  (This is way harder than it looks; which is why I recommend you stay away from curvy letters! If they make letter punches and you have some that would be awesome; if not take your time and persevere!

Cover the exposed glass with Armour Etch and wait 5 minutes then rinse off.  (You can find Armour Etch at Hobby Lobby and you can reuse it)

Yeah!  My personalized dish!  My only thought now is that I need to make the food really good now that my name is literally on it!  You could reverse your name before you print it and then etch it to the bottom of the dish.

What have YOU Made?

1.  Enter the link to the post you are showing off; not the home-page of your blog.
2. You must have a link back to Made it Mondays on your post somewhere so people can continue viewing everybody's creations.  You may also include the Made it Mondays logo (optional)
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I am participating in Cheri's Knock Off Knock Out party too.

Friday's Finds

Here are today's Friday Finds!  Fun and interesting crafts that you could do too!

Desk cover or anywhere you need a cute wipeable surface from Your Little Birdie.

PVC your way to a cute bracelet from Can't Stop Making Things. I would have never in a million years figured out how to do this.

Custom initial for a baby mobile.  Find out how to make your own here.

Free Tutorial for this round casserole carrier by Dixie Doodles.

A 3 Year Celebration!

Yesterday I met up with a little curly head princess to celebrate her third birthday!  What a special little lady.  She has tons of personality and a great smile!  Here is a sneak peak from her session:

You can check out the rest of her session here.

Cheap, Easy, Healthy, and Good...

My mother in law has this great soup that is really easy to make and very health friendly not to mention cheap!
Combine 1 pkg. taco mix, 1 pkg ranch dressing mix, 1lb hamburger meat (coooked & drained), 1 can chopped tomatoes, 1 can mild rotel, 1 can corn (drained), 2 cans pinto beans, 2-3 cups water.  Simmer for 30 minutes or warm in crockpot.

(For those that care: 1 cup of soup is less than 2 pts. with Weight Watchers)

Made it Monday!

This week for Made it Mondays I am showing off the mobile that I made for the little one's nursery.  I got the idea from Pottery Barn they have a mobile that is cute and all white.  I wanted color and lots of it.  The mobile has become one of my favorite things.  When I pick her up from her crib she will "blow" towards the butterflies to make them move.  Her "blow" is more of a tongue, spit, blow, and squeal!  So so cute.  This reminds me that I need to video it sometime soon.

I started with a wooden template and traced out what seems like thousands of butterflies and cut them out.  Then glued them together.  If I was to do it over I would glue the sheets of scrapbook paper together first and then trace and cut out the butterfly shapes.

Then I took a nail and hammered the point in the top and bottom of each butterfly.  Then tied fishing line to connect several strands of butterflies.  I connected each of those strands to a circle shape I found.

Then I tied up a ribbon to an eye hole screw in the ceiling over her crib.  It turned out just as I imagined and she loves them!
What have you MaDe!

1.  Enter the link to the post you are showing off; not the home-page of your blog.
2. You must have a link back to Made it Mondays on your post somewhere so people can continue viewing everybody's creations.  You may also include the Made it Mondays logo (optional)
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I am also showing off this project at Cheri's Knock Off Knock Offparty.

Remington's Family Land

Today we went for a walk on family land and I heard many good stories as we walked around the "playground".  His grandpa's place and a beautiful sunny day; life is good.

Entered in Mosaic Monday.

Simple Supper

I'm very thankful to have married into the Remington Man's family for many many reasons and one of them is the wonderful blessing of potatoes and onions.  So easy, so good, so plentiful, and you are always left wanting more.
Step One: Cut up potatoes and put them in a hot pan (add cooking spray if on a diet if not add oil)  Cover.
Step Two:  Cut up onion and put in with the potatoes.  Cover.
Step Three:  Stir occasionally to keep them from sticking and burning on the bottom of the pan.
Step Four: Remove when potatoes are squishy and onions are see-through"ish".

Step Five: Eat with Ketchup!

P.S.  I have learned from experience that potatoes take longer to cook than onions so make sure they get going first!

Enjoy!  See other Simple Suppers here.

Friday's Finds!

Vintage Photo Jars:  (1) Photo, dried flowers, and vegetable oil.  Find the instructions here.

She made her own shoes...find out how here.

So fun and cute and cheery @ Tatertots and Jello

This is probably way to early to be posting ideas for Christmas...but I couldn't resist and apparently neither can Hobby Lobby (Christamas is everywhere already).  These blocks will be in our house this year.  What a fun toy and teaching tool for the little one.  These stickers came from here but I bet if you researched online you could find coloring book pages to cut out and mod podge to the blocks.

Just a little bit at a time...

Last week I posted here about our little home away from home (our hunting trailer).  Though I guess it is our vacation home; it maybe qualifies for 1/2 a star on the rating scale.  What it does have going for it is that it keeps us out of the weather and the foam mattresses are actually comfy!  I am slowly in the process of doing a few upgrades.  Some of them are practical like curtains for privacy...

The before condition is on the right.  I just stapled some fabric up over the window.

Here they are tied back for the day.  I forgot to bring the pinking sheers which I will next time to finish the raw edges.

My little helper while the Remington Man was out hunting.

This was my other big upgrade.  Carpet squares donated for free!!! Yeah!!  This is one of the best upgrades so I can put down the little one and let her crawl.  I was sore from holding her the whole wet and muddy day!

One step at a time.  Eventually I would love to give it a coat of paint; but I might need some adult help to watch the little one.
Check out other thrifty redos at Thrifty Thursdays and Trash to Treasure.

More Cute Halloween Goodies

Don't you wish you could just make the halloween treats...they would be so cute.  So sad we have to give out generic pre-packaged candy.  But...if you have your own party you should think about making some of these goodies.

Cute little witches.  Recipe found here.

Nutter Butter Ghosts dipped in icing at the eyes are chocolate chips.  She threw a great party check it out here.

Jack-o-lantern Quesadillas.  Find the recipe here.

Great idea from Skip to My Lou.  A cover up for that generic candy!  She has a free download for the bat on her website here.

Did you make any fun goodies this year?  What are your plans?
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