mom-mode post # 227- on making cinnamon ornaments

December 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

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If you have read this blog long enough (and know me). You know I’m a maker. Always been. I always have some sort of project going on. When I don’t have a project going it could only be indicative of two things: 1. something is wrong with me or 2. something is really wrong with me.

For the past few years, I have come up with all kinds of overly involved Christmas Craft projects. This year I wanted to keep things simple, while involving O in the process.

So we made these cinnamon ornaments I found on Pinterest.

It was simple enough, that he was able to help me and not get bored with it. It only takes about 10 minutes to get the ornaments done, then the rest of the process is done in the oven.

I didn’t find baker’s twine at my local Walmart ( we have no craft stores… It’s a small town), so I settled for this red sparkly yarn.

All in all it was a fun little project that can be done in one day and be used the next. I love the idea on the website to use it as gift wrapping decorations. It would be a nice touch to add to a teacher gift, or sweet memento to give to friends. We put them up on our tree and they smell terrific!!!

Of course this is not the only project I have going on… I’ll share my other makings sometime soon!

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mom mode post #216 – on falling for Fall

September 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

I can’t believe I’m about to write this. But friends, I am not longer a Summer girl. My whole life I have been a lover of all things summer: beach, flip-flops, late nights, daylight savings time. However in the past few years I started to notice a shift, an indication if you will, that summer was no longer my favorite season. It has taken me this long, but I’m finally ready to admit it, I can hardly wait for Fall! Maybe is the fact that I no longer live on a perfect island off the south fo Brazil, maybe is my current place in life, or my current stage, I don’t know. But here are a few things that have gotten me craving for some delightful Fall weather and leaves falling:

1. The return of weekly baking in my kitchen

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2. Hot beverages
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3. Candy. Corn.
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4. Fall walks, especially since we will be in the Blue Ridge Mountains this Fall!
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5. Hoodies. Ah, I love me some soft hoodies!
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6. Watching Fall TV under cozy blankets
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I’m also ready to wear dresses with boots, wearing my hair down (and not in a ‘do because of the heat), tights, cozy cardigans… Yep, I think I’m officially a Fall girl from now on. Goodness, it feels strange reading that out loud.

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