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Decoupage Pumpkins

As part of my “12 by 2012”, getting 12 things done by December 31, I decided I wanted to make my own crafty decoration for Halloween. I found a great idea from Pocketful of Dreams for a decoupage pumpkin. I loved the idea so I tried it myself and made my own handout for it. I have never decoupaged anything before and it was so much fun, I will definitely be using my mod podge more in the future.

My 12by2012

Amazing Autumn

I love fall! It is by far my favorite season :) I’m starting off my fall posts with a few things I love about fall…
 

The holidays are coming up and it is definitely the best time of the year. I absolutely love Halloween through Valentines day, really. So far I have made a decoupage pumpkin and Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting- delicious!

Also, an update on my 12 by 2012– #1 and #2 are complete :)

1) Make a Halloween decoration

2) Find my nephew a cute birthday gift

Rainy Mood

Last night I was worried about something and I couldn’t relax or fall asleep. Then I remembered Rainymood.com which streams continuous sound of rain or rainstorms. Its very relaxing, especially if you love the sound of rain like me!

Rainy Mood by Leonid Afremov

Leonid Afremov  does wonderful things with color and brush technique. I thought this picture Rainy Mood was appropriate.

So if you can’t relax or need a nice background noise, grab a cup of tea and enjoy Rainymood.com :)

12 by 2012


While surfing Pinterest for craft and recipe ideas I stumbled onto The Small Things blog  which had a post on getting 12 things done by 2012. The idea came from Oh, Hello Friend. This is a great idea for me to get some things done that I have wanted to do for a while and feel good about starting the New Year :) 76 days!

My 12 by 2012

1) Make a Halloween decoration

2) Find my nephew a cute birthday gift

3) Reach my fitness and health goals (monthly)

4) Write in my journal 3 times a week

5) Make Chili for the first time

6) Go to the Zoo

7) Visit a State Park and go hiking

8) Organize my laundry room

9) Finish my Christmas shopping before December 20th

10) Make a Christmas decoration for my apartment

11) Finish a book for fun (not a book for school!)

12) Learn how to meditate

I tried to make these things I could measure and cross off my list, which is so satisfying, rather than general resolutions. I love this idea! And I’m excited to see how many I finish by December 31st :)