Dirt Road Charm

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Pinterest DIY Christmas

Another Christmas is in the books, which means another 15 pounds gained from a solid 2 week Christmas marathon of eating.  I must admit that this Christmas was another great success in Christmas gifting category.

My sisters and I did a pinterest Christmas 2 years ago and enjoyed it so much we decided to do it again this year.   We each pin things on a board in pinterest of things we would love to make.  We set a limit on amount to spend and then decide off of their board what to make each other.  I think this year went even better than the last!

Here is a lil preview of what I made and what I received:

What I made my sister Emma....
 Painted and decorated a cow skull

 I made this sign out of barn siding from my grandmas barn

What I made for my sister Jess.......
Took an old window frame and used chalkboard paint on plywood for a back

What I received..........
 Emma made me this galvanized end table.  It is amazing!  

Jess made me this incredible coffee table out of crates.

As you can tell we definitely got our craft on this Christmas.  It is such a fun idea instead of going out and buying things.  If you are interested in any of these you can find them on my pinterest page and the directions to make them yourself.

I hope you all had a great Christmas as well! What was your favorite thing that you received?


Monday, December 15, 2014

Heaven Gained an Angel......This One's for You Grandma

As a child you don't really think about death.  I pretty much believed that all my relatives would live forever.  I mean at 8 years old, getting to be 90 is practically an eternity!  Even into my 20's it seemed that all my family will again remain in my life for as long as I'm here.  Is that because I have been spoiled and for the majority of my life thus far, and all of my family has been here......I guess you could say that.

Well all of that changed last night at 1am when I received a call from my mom saying grandma had passed away.  While she had been in hospice for the past week and in the back of my mind I knew it would happen at some point, I still didn't fully believe it would happen.  I mean it's your grandma....they live forever, right?

My granny was pretty legit.  I mean she was the All American Grandma.  The grandma that I aspire to be just like one day.  She was the best noodle maker this side of the Mississippi and could make one mean sugar cookie.  She had to have known she was a badass noodle maker as she made sure to give us girls a noodle machine as our wedding gift.  One must carry on the tradition, right?  She could also whip you up a quilt in no time flat and had no problem sharing her thoughts on any matter.  I mean at 93 years old I'm pretty sure you are allowed to say whatever you want.   You have put your time in.

A large part of my childhood was spent at my grandmas.  Since she lived only a mile and a half down the road it was the perfect meeting place for all of the cousins to congregate. Spending the night at grandmas was like Christmas because we stayed up all night and raided her stash of mt dew and oatmeal cream pies. (Which could probably contribute to my lack of ever being a size 2).  We spent many days building tree houses and forts or just exploring the old barns.  Memories to last a lifetime.

Saturday night I held the hand of my grandma while I kissed her forehead, told her I love you, and fully expected to see her again.  She squeezed my hand and returned the I love you.  Life is short folks.  It makes you appreciate the good times and makes you wish you had time for just a few more.

Rest In Peace Grandma.  While you get to reunite with grandpa you will be dearly and greatly missed.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December CFBP.......Baby It's Cold Outside

So while this may be the theme of this months blog party link up, I must admit that it has been pretty mild in these parts lately.  I even heard it may reach close to 50 degrees this coming week.  For December in Ohio that is pretty rare.  Last year I'm pretty sure we were under a ridiculous amount of snow.  If you can tell I'm not complaining in the slightest.  I will take 50 degrees in December any day!

As mentioned at the beginning.......our December blog party link up is "Baby it's Cold Outside".  That means share with us anything and everything that reminds you of winter and the holidays.  I can't wait to see what everyone has to share since i procrastinate every year when it comes to the holidays  and deciding what to buy/make for people and what dish to take to family gatherings.  So give me some inspiration friends!

Be sure to check out the other lovely hosts as well!