Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine's Day Wreath Tutorial

Items needed:

Styrofoam wreath form
4-5 feather boas
floral wire
ribbon (or a premade bow)
wooden saying (prepainted or you can paint yourself)
glue gun and glue


Wrap boas, one at a time, around wreath form, like you're wrapping it. Glue every inch. This will take 4-5 boas if you use the 14" wreath form like I did.
After wrapping boas, use a piece of floral wire to wrap around the wreath to make a hook to hang from. Attach wooden saying and bow, both with floral wire. Hang and enjoy! Easy!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dear Fill-in-the-blank

FYI, this post uses graphic language. Please skip it if swear words offend you.

My friend Andrea at My Chihuahua Bites has a (now regular) feature on her blog. She's entitled it Dear Douchebag. I think it's hysterical. She writes different people and vents about the way they act, etc. Great way to vent. So, I'm going to be participating myself.

Dear Clerk at the bodyshop,

I understand that I am a woman. However, I am perfectly capable of informing you of the specifics of our truck. -= I =- was the one who was in the accident in it, not my husband. Please quit deferring all your questions to my husband.

The pissed off chick with the Dodge Ram 2500


Dear Mother Nature,

I get it. PMS sucks, but please, please make your mind up. I'm sick of one day it being 14F with 5 inches of snow on the ground and two days later it being 53F. Make your damned mind up.

The one who wants snow


Dear Husband,

My birthday is in a week. Don't ignore it like you did last year. Yes, even though our son's is the day after, I still deserve a birthday cake of my own.

Feeling slightly stabby,
Your wife


Dear Ex-husband,

You have no clue. You've ignored your daughters since you walked out in 2005. It's now 2012. 4 visits in 7 years is pathetic. Pay your child support like you're supposed to and the IRS would stop taking your refund. Yes, the IRS. Quit blaming me for it. There are tons of other things I'd love to say to you, but I'll refrain. The girls are figuring out on their own that you're a twat waffle, I don't have to say one word about you.

So glad you're gone,


Dear blog readers,

Please, leave a comment. I know you're reading. I've had 500 hits in 2 months, and ZERO comments. It's why I've mostly stopped blogging.

Not feeling the love,
(Wild) Rice


Dear Callie (our cat),

3 AM is not an appropriate time to launch yourself from the headboard onto my head and meow incessantly. You WILL be thrown, repeatedly.

Needs sleep,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Busy, busy, busy

Well, I've already dropped the ball for 2012. Sorry that I haven't been updating. We've had a crazy hectic few weeks here. On January 5th, I was driving home from Wal-Mart. The guy behind me wasn't paying attention and when I stopped for traffic in front of me, he didn't. He plowed into the rearend of the truck at 40 mph. Luckily, neither Alvin nor I were hurt. Nor was the truck, amazingly. The only damages were Alvin's carseat had to be replaced and our hitch was obliterated.

January 8th was Eric's birthday AND the Broncos/Steelers playoff game. Eric got his birthday wish and the Broncos won. ( I got my revenge the next week when the Patriots wiped the floor with the Broncos)

Eric's blue and orange birthday cake.

Then, it was on to January 11th. The day Eric wrecked the Corolla. It was raining rather badly and he slid off the road and OVER a traffic sign. The Corolla was pretty beat up and is still in the bodyshop being repaired.

Our poor car :(

Since then, we've been a one car family. Because of that, nothing much is really going on here. Eric driving the truck 100+ miles a day has been really hard on our finances. So, we aren't doing much of anything. Now that I'm caught up, I hope to post more regularly. I have TONS of crafting projects planned for this year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Happy New Year! Even though 2012 has been labeled as the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar, I'm hopeful that this year will be better than the last few years. We've been through so much that it's time we had a good year! I'm sure this one will be it!