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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!


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}


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.



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.


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.



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!


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!


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.



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?


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!