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Pinterest is my addiction! Check it out!

I have not figured out how to attach a link to my page for my Pinterest boards, so I thought I’d just post it here!!

Looking for creativity???  Check it out here!

But, be forewarned……..

It really IS an addiction!! =)

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ND Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop

I’m grateful to have added a new hobby during my last visit to the North Dakota Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop!  It took place the weekend of February 22nd near Lake Metigoshie State Park, Bottineau, ND.  My mom and I drove up on a VERY COLD Friday afternoon and came home Sunday, completely wiped out from so much fun and freezing!

The first class we took Saturday morning was called “Bling for Survivalists”.  And, this is what we made!

My favorite color is purple, so I stuck with the same theme while making my bracelet and lanyard!  (For those of you that don’t hunt, the lanyard has ties on it to secure the calls you would use while hunting.  For example, coyote calls can be secured onto the loop ends, then you don’t have to worry about losing them or leaving them behind!)  I just grabbed the book that the class instructor suggested off EBay last week – great instruction and fun projects!!  There are SO many cool things to make with paracord!!

I was also excited to take another couple of classes during this COLD weekend workshop!  I got to go darkhouse spearfishing which was great to see how everything is done, but man, if the fish aren’t moving……BORING!   The one time I didn’t bring a book while fishing.  Oops, I will never make that mistake again, though I don’t think the instructor would appreciate that much!  And, I was able to take a class on Fur Handling – yes, it’s something I’ve wanted to learn for a long time.  We skinned two muskrats and one beaver, then fleshed the hide and put it on a stretcher.  Very cool process!!  Probably another project that will one day cost me money!  But, oh well!

If you don’t already know about the B.O.W. program, take a peek here to see our local North Dakota program information!!  There is a B.O.W. program in almost every state, so check it out!  They are even on Facebook, too!

My most recent project!

advent calendar 2

I have ALWAYS wanted to make my own advent calendar.  So, I finally did!

This is a project from Close To My Heart that I’ve had sitting in my craft room for many moons.  I finally completed it a couple weekends ago while spending the weekend with some fellow scrapbooking friends at a local bed and breakfast.  After almost two days there, this was about all that I created – I was too busy daydreaming about all of the things that I wanted to accomplish!  HA!  Next time I will plan better!

Anyway, I’m very excited about this project, as Rae will be three next Christmas & we can start our very own tradition!  Of course, there will be treats in some of the boxes.  But, after some ideas from other, “more experienced” people (such a novice, I am!), I think my favorite is going to be a few suggestions (i.e. a note inside the box) of “themed” family evening events!!  What a way to promote fun and togetherness as a family!  My friend, Becky, said they do a Green Grinch evening.  Green food or dessert, green punch, maybe a green craft project and, definitely, watch “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”!  What fun!

Now the only thing to do (besides actually getting my hubby involved next Christmas), is to figure out how to hang it on my wall.  I was thinking a thick roll of coordinating ribbon to go around the outside of the box & tie it in a bow at the top.  Then, I can just hang it from the bow.  Thoughts??