Friday, November 2, 2012

Turkey Time!!

Just recently, I saw a friend of my post a picture on her facebook page of a turkey that she and some friends had made. I kept thinking I wanted to make one like it. I showed my husband the picture and the next thing I knew, he had a turkey drawn out on plywood and was ready to cut it out! I love having a crafty helpful husband! He's the best!! :)'s the project!

 Nathan started out by drawing a turkey on plywood and cut it out. I tried to freehand a turkey, but it looked TERRIBLE! His looked so much better than mine would ever look! :) 
Nathan also drew and cut out the turkey's feet.
Next, he sanded the edges to give it a more rounded edge and a finished look.
Here's the turkey cut out sanded and ready for some paint.
 I painted the turkey's body.
Then I painted the feathers.
Here is the turkey with its feathers painted (all but the one on the far right.) I was having a problem getting my paint for that color ready...because I couldn't seem to mix red and yellow to make orange). I know, it seems so simple but for some reason it just wouldn't look right. So, I went the next day to Joann's and bought some orange paint!
Here is the final piece! I finished the turkey up with dots I cut out with my cricut on white vinyl to line the feathers. I also used my cricut to cut out the eyes, beak, and "The Perkins". I painted the eyelashes then painted the turkey feet orange. I added "the legs" with a cute green and white polka dot ribbon. I used a hot glue gun to attach it.
I had such a great time working on this project, especially since it was a joint effort with my hubby! :) Fun times!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Last minute meals=GONE!!!

After being inspired and motivated by my dear friend Nicole...I have decided to start planning our weekly menu! It seems like every night we are last minute trying to decide what we want to eat. It makes dinner a bit frustrating and we usually end up eating way too late. The plan is to start planning ahead! :-) I sure hope I will stick to it. I decided I wanted to make a little board to help me stay organized with our week of meals. 
Here is what I did...

Here is the board I bought from Joann's...
with a 60% of coupon! 

I picked this fabric to make a pocket on the cork side of the board.

 I cut out a square for the pocket.

I ironed down the sides of the pocket.

I stapled the pocket down to the cork board. The pocket will hold index cards that I can make notes on or if I find new recipes that I want to use for that week.

I also added larger index cards on the top of the cork board for my weekly shopping list. I attached it on the board with a clip, so I can easily take the cards down or add new cards.

Lastly, I wrote out each day of the week so I can fill in our meal for that day! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Nathan hit the big 3-0!

Very busy weekend...but lots of fun! Nathan was on shift Thursday, so when he got home from work Friday morning, me and Nate had a big breakfast feast ready for him to chow down on. We made cat head biscuits and gravy, eggs, grits, bacon, fresh pineapple, orange juice and of course some chocolate milk, which is Nathan's favorite! I quickly ate a bite or two with him, but had to leave for work. Nathan and Nate spent the day together, without me :-( Friday night, we went to Nathan's grandmother's house for the best is always so good! Nathan's great Aunt Jo came in town for a visit from Cullman, AL so we had all the family together. It was a double celebration for Aunt Jo's visit and Nathan's birthday. We ended up staying late so we decided to spend the night at Nathan's parents' house instead of driving home. Saturday morning we got up and went to yard sales with Nathan's parents, searching for some junk! And we found a few good deals :-) It was a great weekend!
Birthday boy with his Great Aunt Jo!
Birthday Breakfast!!!
Lil' Nate wants some icing!

Nathan and his Brother Kyle and Sister Kaycie! 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Go Troy!!

We finally made it to a Troy University football game! Nathan and I both graduated from Troy and Nathan was a cheerleader, so we are big Trojan fans! This past Saturday, Troy came to Mobile to play against the University of South Alabama for the first time. It was nice to see Troy play and only have to drive about 30 minutes :) The weather wasn't the prettiest but we still had a great time sitting in the rain! And of course...the Sound of the South marching band sounded awesome, as always!
We were trying to stay dry!
Me and my friend Katelyn! And you gotta love Nathan's pucker lips in the background! :)

This cute couple sitting in front of us didn't have a single bit of rain gear...oh wait...yes they did! They had their printed ticket to keep the rain off their head :) 
Too Cute!
We ended the night at a place Nathan and I love, especially their spinach dip! The first time we ate at a Cheddar's restaurant was in Tennessee with my friend Micah. Since Cheddar's just opened in Mobile, we decided we were going to eat there, regardless how long the wait was. We ended up spending about 3 1/2 hours or so there Lol! But it was a fun day with good food and great friends!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's a Family-A-Fair

Family Time at the Baldwin County Fair!

I grew up going to the Baldwin County Fair, but it was such a different and much more fun experience with our little boy! This was Nate's very first trip to the fair! We had a great time together as a family! We walked around and checked out all the animals and fed some of them too. We also looked at all the tractors...and of course we did some people watching! :)
My handsome boys!
We love the fair lights!
Nate played a game and he picked the lucky number and won a big prize!
Checkin' out the cows!
Lots of fun and smiles at the fair!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Firefighter Recruit School Graduation

So proud of my hubby for graduating from Firefighter Recruit School. Nathan got hired by Bay Minette Fire Department and we are proud to be a part of their department. He has worked so hard for years to reach his goal of becoming a firefighter. He went through firefighter training as well as EMT school...and passed with an A. :)
Pate, Chief Bryars, and Nathan

All the guys with their mustaches to look like their instructor who has a handlebar mustache.