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last week i made this tissue paper pom pom to hang for a little party i had at our house.  i followed this tutorial and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make.  i have been holding to this gold and cream striped tissue paper since i worked at hallmark in college.  i think this fun project was the perfect time to break it out of my stash of wouldn’t you?

over the weekend i was looking around the internet for a cute and simple chore chart for my toddler.  in the process i stumbled upon a wonderful little site called the project girl.  she has several fun downloads that will have you on your way to being organized in no time!

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i am thinking of using this weekly chore chart for my son but you could also use it for your around the house chore chart {ie. cleaning}

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i am all about meal planning these days so i was so excited to see that jennifer has two different meal planning forms you can download.

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check out this fun project planner download.  it’s perfect for any DIY-er who always has a list of projects going on.  you could even use it to plan for an up-coming holiday party.

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the project girl also has a daily planner, a food journal, and a travel check list all waiting to be downloaded by you.  i’m wondering if she would create a moving “to-do”list for me?  we have an upcoming military move in the next year or so and i am already dreading everything i have to do to prepare for that.

i saved the best for last.  check out this a-mazing chicken wire board that the project girl made.

um, hello! i need this.  click here for the tutorial to make your own.

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Are you tired of me talking about my kindermarket finds yet?  Hopefully not, because I am back with more goodies from the consignment sale. I stumbled upon this little box of floral picks in the home section of the sale and sat there and debated for way to long whether or not I should spend $2 on them.  My friend D talked me into buying them and I am so happy I did!

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After I got home and took all these little guys out of the box I realized there were more little doodads than I first thought there were.  There were pine-cones, apples, pears, berries, leaves and pomegranates.  Not too shabby for $2.00!

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I decided to use all my little goodies to make myself a fall wreath for my front door.  I bought a simple grapevine wreath and started attaching the biggest pieces of greenery/fruit first.  Then I took the smaller pieces and worked those in until I ran out of floral picks.  I still had a few empty spots so I snagged some pine cones from mother nature and hot glued them into the bare spaces.

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So what do you think?  Does it look good or does it look like the fake fruit aisle at Hobby Lobby just threw up on my wreath?!?  🙂  I’m not sure when it comes to wreaths if “less is more” or not.  Any thoughts on that?

abby@talesandtrials

Welcome to my little corner of the world. Nothing too serious here for you to read about. Just the comings and goings of my day to day life. I blog about the trials of being a military wife, tales of my role as “Mommy Dear”, recipes I love, my DIY projects, and our home renovations. Happy reading!