Thursday, June 30, 2011

More July 4th Decorating

So I decided I wanted to make a Fourth of July vignette for inside the house after making my easy wreath the other day. Once again, Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart to the rescue!

I got most everything at Dollar Tree - think the only things I got at Wal-mart were the red candle, the flag and the white picture frame.

I just found Landee's blog the other day and I love it... she is so creative. You should see what she did with styrofoam and thumb tacks!!

I love doing vignettes like these for the holidays ... they are so much fun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Easiest 4th of July Wreath Ever

I can't believe July 4th will be here so soon! I wanted to make something for the holiday, but my craft room is not organized yet, so I couldn't get to my "stuff." So I went to the dollar store to see what I could find, and here is what I came up with:

The whole thing cost me around $5 and took about 5 minutes.... easy peasy! Here are the supplies you will need:

Grapevine wreath (I could only find a 9 inch one, would have preferred bigger, but that is all they had); ribbon; glittery star garland and some patriotic bows. I purchased everything at Dollar Tree with the exception of the ribbon; I found it at Wal-Mart.

First thing I did was wrap the ribbon around the grapevine wreath. I secured it in the back with a pin:

Next came the star garland. Again, I just wrapped it around the wreath:

The patriotic bow came with its own twist tie, so I just wrapped it around the wreath and secured it in the back. That was it!

That was definitely the easiest wreath I have ever made! If you need a quick holiday decoration, give this one a try.

Happy 4th Everyone!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Yes, I'm Still Here!!

Wow, has it really been since April that I have posted on here?? My goodness, so much has happened. We moved into our new home in Hereford on Memorial Day weekend and have been trying to get unpacked and settled in. Things were going along great until last Sunday, when a "little grass fire" started in the Huachuca Mountains behind us. As you probably have heard, that little fire grew into a huge fire that has now destroyed over 20,000 acres and many homes and businesses.

The fire swept through our neighborhood, but fortunately our home is still standing. We were evacuated from our home for a week, so we stayed in a friend's apartment for 2 nights, then went to our house in Tucson and slept on an air mattress there. Thank goodness our tenants had not moved in yet, or we would have had no place to go. Our families were awesome, they brought us sheets, towels and other necessities that we needed while we were there. We are now back in our home and trying to get back to normal.

Here are a few pictures.  This is the view outside my kitchen window last Tuesday when we were evacuated:

The fire did not even hit our neighborhood that day; that happened on Thursday.

How close it came:

We feel very fortunate and blessed to still have our home; some lost everything they owned. Our community has been awesome through this whole tragedy, helping and supporting one another. We plan to help out others as best we can; it is the least we can do.