Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I love when she's grounded.

My stepdaughter that is. She's not grounded very often. I am not kidding when I tell you we are SO lucky with this girl. She's a GOOD, sweet, kind-hearted young lady. I hear awful stories about daughter's turning into back talking, door slamming, zip-lipped children when they hit their teens, and she's stayed so sweet and true even up to 18 years of age (most of the time -- and I know her mom has dealt with a little more of the 'tude over the years than me.) :)

So she's grounded right now, and it's driving the girl nuts. To get out of the house, she comes to only other place she can go besides work and school -- our house. And I love it. We used to spend so much time together until about a year ago when her social life got in the way...but I was prepared for it. I did the same thing to my dad and stepmom. ;)

She's been around this week and it's great to have her here -- she loves working on little crafts like me and she is really talented. (She's making me some caauuute coasters!) While she's been hanging out I've done a couple Halloween projects while she's worked on hers.

I got a couple signs for cheap and painted them white, cut out BOO and added some ribbon and stickers. Cute, yes? Not earth-shattering but for $1.50, pretty adorable.




This one I got from Erin over here...she has such cute ideas!! I saw these little containers at Hobby Lobby and couldn't figure out what to do with them, so I put them back, and then that night, I read her post. Of course. (DARN IT, another trip to HL, too bad!!) I got the .99 containers and used paper I already had. So cute! I love it!:




But don't be a DUNCE like me if you do this -- screw the lids on before you do the letters. DUH, Ace. So this needs to be redone:


I did laugh pretty hard at this though. Maybe it's time to put the crafts away.


Here's one final project I did last week. I had to show you a close up of the little tags on my black pumpkins. I love how they turned out!:



Alright, I'm ready for Christmas! Come on come on come ON!!


P.S. I think I said "cute" about 12 times.

P.P.S. I may be too late on this, but go to The Secret is in the Sauce today for a ton of giveways and some GREAT blogs. It's a great place to find new, creative sites.



18 comments:

  1. cute stuff.

    your daughter sounds sweet.

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  2. cute stuff.

    your daughter sounds sweet.

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  3. Love what you did. Nothing like some fun, thrifty projects. I can't wait till Christmas either.

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  4. oh my heck that sign is such a cute idea! I haven't gotten into halloween like I should, but you are inspiring me! I also love the little containers! I saw those at the craft store last night and wondered what I could do with them. That is great you're passing on your love of decorating to your daughter! Thanks for the cute ideas!

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  5. Love your blog. Really cute stuff.

    Drop by from SITS.

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  6. I just love your blog!!

    I want to be grounded out your house too!! What fun!

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  7. I'd leave the letters like they are....it looks like you got "tricked" hahaha

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  8. Such a cute sign! And I love Erin's stuff too!! ;D

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  9. I just found your blog and can I say...I LOVE YOU!! You have inspired me to do some cheap upgrades to my home...thank you!

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  10. Oh I love your black pumpkins!
    They're adorable!

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  11. That sign is absolutely adorable. I might try making one of those.

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  12. Love the black pumpkin... I have a wonderful 20 year old step daughter... GOd knew what he was getting meinto, because she is absolutley the best!!!!

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  13. Cute crafts. Yes, your step daugther sounds sooo sweet. Our oldest, 21 now, didn't give me one day or minute of a problem until she turned 19 ~ then the demanding boyfriend came into the picture, she tried to balance college, work, studying, the boyfriend (who sucked up her time). . . and her head started to spin around and spew venum at us for a bit. She's back on track now, but stress can make some kids turn into "Who Are You?" for a bit.

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  14. Love the treat jars. They turned out so cute.

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  15. I have 3 girls, so I know exactly what you are talking about! ;) Those decorations are cute!

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  16. still catching up... been wanting to tell you how much I LOVE your candy jars! YEAH! My problem is they don't stay full of candy very long.

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  17. I kinda like the wonky letters better than the properly lined up ones. My first thought was that they were done on purpose or for fun, then reading your blog I cracked up laughing so hard. Just what I would have done. Thanks for chuckles and the GREAT ideas on your blog

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