Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Feeling creative

Have I mentioned how I am NOT a crafty person? It's not even a joke. I am just not crafty. I can barely sew on a button (and only do when it's a desperate situation; most of the time I just call my mother-in-law). However, fall seems to bring out my desire to create more than stringing words together, and I've found a couple of projects I'm very eager to do.

First, I love Misti's ideas for the pumpkins and burlap wreaths. I mean, how stinking cute are they??? I'm a little concerned about making the wreath because it involves a hot glue gun. I don't even OWN a hot glue gun (you thought I was kidding about the non-craftiness, didn't you?). However, I think it's about time one was purchased.

Also, I found directions for making this wreath, which, let's be honest, looks foolproof. I'm not sure if I can mess that one up. Don't get me wrong -- I'm sure I could, but with hard work and dedication, I think I'll be okay. ;)

Most of this comes from the fact that, frankly, I don't want to go up in our attic for our fall stuff -- or con the husband to go up there for me (anyone else remember the falling-through-the-ceiling incident??). But I also don't want to spend the money. It's my birthmonth, and I plan on having a very good birthmonth. ;) So we need to stay cheap. And these are ways to do just that.

Other fall favorites:

Pumpkin spice lattes and salted caramel hot chocolates (with a shot of espresso) from Starbucks
Being able to clean the yard without breaking a sweat
Running two miles and barely breaking a sweat
Pumpkin pie (made this past weekend)
Breads -- pumpkin, banana nut, cranberry, etc.
Muffins (same as above)
Candles -- particularly the Winter, Leaves, and Mint Chocolate scents from Bath and Body Works
Blankets
S'mores outside
Dressing the dog up for Halloween (any suggestions for costume ideas?)
Jackets and sweaters
Boots
That new apple caramel latte that is at the coffee shop here at the university. Gotta hit that up.
Scarves and gloves. And hats.

4 comments:

misti said...

The halloween one looks SO cute. I have been dying to try the rag wreaths! Oh - and I skipped the glue gun on mine and used push pins. Cheating? Maybe!

So...wreath party?

P.S. As for your fall favorites list, AGREED!

P.P.S. Your word verification is glueness. How did they know we were discussing glue?

E-Beth said...

I'm not crafty but even I own a glue gun -- burned the stupid finger last time I used it. The smaller they are the hotter they burn! I'll come to the party if I don't have to make one ;)
And my verification wasn't even close *sad times

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

smores! i keep reading about smores and i want some NOW!

sara said...

I love that 2nd wreath....if I just had the time!

pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin bread are hitting the table at my house!!!! yum!

and after loving the cooler weather....we are up to the 90s again....ugh!