Storybook Pumpkins

Check out the storybook pumpkins my amazing kiddos created this year!  This is such a super fun idea and best of all very lil to no mess!  We use fake pumpkins that can be purchased at your local craft store so we can keep them for decoration the following year.

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Maleficent Pumpkin:

Natural colored pumpkin

Paint: green, purple, black, red, pink, and yellow

Black pipe cleaners for horns

E6000 for gluing horns to pumpkin

Black felt for collar

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Bad Kitty Pumpkin:

Black pumpkin

Yellow wiggly eyes

Black pipe cleaner for tail

E6000 for gluing tail and felt pieces to pumpkin

Felt: pink, black, and red for facial features

Black sharpie for mouth lines

I would love to see your Storybook Pumpkin creation, please share below or post on social media using #spookilypumpkin and #thecutecountrychick

Happy Halloween ya’ll!

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The Selfie Stick

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The latest and greatest phase is THE SELFIE STICK.  Honestly, I think this is a genius tool and is so fun  to use.  As a single mom it is often hard to get a family pic when we are at theme parks, museums, or just clowning around at home.  If I want a pic with my kids I have to ask a perfect stranger and that can be a very awkward situation or stand out of the pic and capture my adorable babies by themselves.  I think I could count on one hand how many pics I have actually been in with my kids this year…thanks to my sis for capturing some of those rare moments.

The selfie stick is incredibly easy to use.  Just mount your iPhone, plug in the selfie stick into the hole you would normally use for your headphones and snap away!  There is no battery to charge or Bluetooth connectivity and it works straight out of the box…I absolutely love this!

selfie2Description from the manufacturer:
Selfie Stick – Lightest & Smallest [Battery Free] Monopod Fits in Pocket – New 2015 Design for iPhone and Android Phones (Black)

  • At only 7.3 inches (fully-retracted) & 4.5 oz., this retractable mini monopole is so small & lightweight it fits conveniently in your pocket, purse, shoulder bag or glove box so it’s always handy to use for great self-portrait photos.
    Versatile mono-pod is remote controlled using your smartphone’s ear bud jack, so there’s no need to rely on bluetooth connections or charging batteries.
    Easy setup – Plug ‘n play operation – No app required – Works right out of the box with any iPhone model (5, 5s, & 6) or Galaxy (s3, s4, s5 & s6) or other Android smartphone.
    Holder rotates 270 degrees so you can snap photos easily from a variety of angles without having to hold the mono pod in an awkward position.
    Extendable pole can snap photos from over 2 feet (28.3 in) away, making it perfect for fantastic large group or over-the-crowd shots in tight spaces. Non-slip handle & wrist strap lets you hold the pole securely while you snap your picture.

I received a complimentary selfie stick from the manufacturer in exchange for an honest review.

My new chair!!!!

Just wanted to show off my new chair.  She is coming from a lil shop called Blue Chair Upholstery in Utah.  This husband and wife team reupholsters chairs to create a custom one of a kind piece for your home.  Sarah was absolutely the sweetest and walked me through every step of the design process.  I started by telling Sarah what the color scheme of my family room where I will be placing the chair.  She shared bean bags that matched and different fabrics as well.  Choosing the coffee bean bag was the hardest part of the process.  All three choices were absolutely perfect.  Once I made my decision Sarah was off to place the order and the next thing I knew it was done.  I am so thankful for her attention and dedication to crafting such a beautiful piece that I will enjoy for years to come. 

Here is the before or the “chair bones”

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During the customizing

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And the after!

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Isnt she just perfect?!  I chose the all seeing eye because of the deep symbolism of the church.  The eye represents God sees all and he is always with us.  God is so good! 

I absolutely love my chair!  If you would like to place an order you may contact Blue Chair Upholstery directly on Etsy or Facebook

Are you more like Jesus than you think?

Find out just how much you are like Jesus in this new book, “Prototype,” by Jonathan Martin.  I was given a complimentary copy of “Prototype” by Tyndale publishing.  The author is a pastor and speaks directly to our hearts, opening our eyes to the busy world around us that stray us from walking a straight line.  While reading my heart heard messages like, “you are my beloved, I am proud of you, you are special.” and “stop connecting with Facebook, and connect with the people in your life now.”  In each chapter we discover more of God’s love for us and just how much we are like Jesus in that we too are God’s beloved.  There are many ways in which we are not like Jesus, but the love God has for Jesus is the same love he has for us.  I am God’s beloved and he has been with me through every walk of my life whether good or bad.  He has never left me alone.  I am reminded of God’s great love for me.

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Younique giveaway!

Have you read my previous post about Younique Mineral Makeup?  Well, you should!  Scroll down to read what I think about this new makeup craze!  When you are done, head on over to my facebook page and enter the giveaway that is being sponsored by Rebekkah Camp with Younique.  She is giving away 3 awesome prizes from her product line to three lucky readers!  That’s right three prizes, three winners!!!  Don’t delay enter now!  Giveaway ends 12:00am EST October 9, 2013.  Enter now!!!

You could win one of these three awesome prizes!

First Prize:  3D Fiber Lashes

Second Prize: Moodstruck Mineral Pigment

Third Prize: Lucrative Lip Gloss