I started hearing about Benedict Cumberbatch long before I had heard of Sherlock. Maybe I should have heard about Sherlock first, but regardless, the show is brilliant. The humor and dialogue is witty and sharp-edged. My only complaint is the number of episodes in each season. I need more than 3 to 4 episodes a year. (Producers at BBC, do you hear me? Seriously, Downton Abbey had at least 6 a season!) I can’t be sure of what quote is my favorite, as Sherlock has so many great one-liners, but in the episode Scandal in Belgravia, he tells Irene Adler, “Think. It’s the new sexy.” For those of us who are a bit on the geeky side, it’s definitely an appealing quote, so I decided to create a simple embroidered Sherlock quote, as my homage to the series.
Although this post is sponsored by Cricut, all opinions are my own.
When I first met the wonderful Cricut staff in Utah during Snap Conference along with my friend, Crystal, at Hello Creative Family, I learned all about the materials that one can cut with the Cricut Explore Air. It’s an impressive list; however, I was particularly excited about its ability to cut wool felt. You see, I have this love for felt, and enjoy using it for many different projects. I was thrilled with the idea that my Cricut Explore would be able to cut out intricate designs for me to use. This week I used it to create this Happy Holly Days Felt Ornament without any need to use my own scissors.
Okay, we love Disney around here. And after 4 straight years of going to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, we are heading to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party next week! I’m so excited! In honor of our trip down to DisneyWorld, and thanks to some Black Friday shopping, I created 3 easy DIY Frozen Ornaments. I started with one variation after going to Michael’s, and then as I was browsing, I ended up gathering enough supplies to make three variations along with a few extras for my sweet Mother-in-Law’s little grandnieces who are also Frozen obsessed. The Monkey, even though it is a “Princess Movie,” loves to sing Let it Go, and is quite fond of Olaf. If you have a Frozen or Disney lover like my little Monkey, you might like to make any one of these three very easy DIY Frozen ornaments!
Based on my Facebook feed, I would hazard a guess that I’m not the only woman out there who is thrilled that we are getting to see what happened to Rory and Lorelai in the last ten years in new episodes of the Gilmore Girls. I’m not sure what made this show a cult classic for women, but it was. It was for me. I have the complete series on DVD, just in case Netflix decides to stop making them available. The Mellow Man says that while he is in love with Lauren Graham, the dialogue on the show is rather exhausting and fast. That got me to thinking– maybe that’s why we women love the show so much! It’s the clever repartee between Rory and Lorelai Gilmore. There are so many great conversational moments and quotes from the Gilmore Girls, particularly from Lorelai Gilmore, and I have a hard time picking my overall favorite. That being said, I think one of my top 5 quotes is about flexibility, “As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I’m totally flexible.” That quote describes me, and actually most of my household. In honor of the release of all new Gilmore Girls episodes and my love of the show, I used that quote to create an easy Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook.
There are certain activities that we do every year to celebrate the fall around our house. For example, we visit our Church Pumpkin Patch, and have lunch there on afternoon. We go to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the Scarecrows in the Garden. The little boys participate in the neighborhood Halloween parade. The best part of the last 3 months of the year is all of the wonderful celebrates and family activities in our community, and I’m sure that most people have similar community activities that help you celebrate Halloween and the fall. Plus, there are is a new Moonlight Madness family event at our local Atlanta-Area Krogers. Pumpkin picking is likely one of my most favorite fall family activities. We tend to pick quite a few decorative ones that we won’t carve, so this year I used a few basic shapes in on my Cricut Explore Air™ to make a quick and easy DIY ghost pumpkin (or two) with vinyl.