Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook

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.

Are you excited about the new episodes of the Gilmore Girls? Here's an easy to make Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook to toss in a bag that has one of Lorelai's best quotes on the cover!
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Quick and Easy DIY Ghost Pumpkin

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.

What are you family traditions? We love picking pumpkins and carving them, and this Easy DIY Ghost Pumpkin idea with Vinyl allows you to take your pumpkin from Halloween to Thanksgiving. If you are looking to carve your pumpkins, stop by the awesome holiday gear selection at Kroger's in the Greater Atlanta Area. They have an awesome supply of decorations, and on October 27th from 4-7pm. {Sponsored by Kroger}
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Living on Caffeine and Jesus Shirt: Heat Transfer Tips

You know, I’ve made a few onesies for the Monkey in the past, but today I want to show you a t-shirt that I made for myself. With a quote about motherhood that I love. I love how it turned out, and it was my first time using smooth heat transfer. However, I need to tell you the back story. About two weeks ago, I got a real treat. I went.. wait for it… by myself, to Salt Lake City.  Seriously! For the first time since before the sweet Monkey was born, 3 and a half years ago, I went away. And I did feel guilty, and I did miss my sweet angels. But, I got to see so many cool things, and meet so many amazing and creative women at Snap. While I was there, I got to spend an afternoon at Cricut’s offices and was introduced to all of the coolness that is that product.

I've fallen in love with my new Cricut Explore Air. I made this t-shirt using Smooth Heat-Transfer Vinyl with my favorite saying, "Living on a little bit of Caffeine and a whole lot of Jesus T Shirt." I am sharing a few tips and tricks on what I have learned about the Cricut Explore Air
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Halloween Spooky Eyes Luminaries

I was driving along the other day, and this memory of a scene from the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland popped into my mind.  Alice is lost in the Tulgey Woods and sees these spooky eyes in the woods.  (If you are really curious about the image, a quick Google image search for Tulgey Woods, should yield the image that I am referring to.)  Then I started thinking about all of the times, this image appeared in animated movies for situations where people are lost and scared– Brightly colored eyes reflecting back from the woods.  I decided to see if I could recreate this look with Halloween luminaries. I know traditionally that luminaries are paper, and I love the look of paper luminaries.  For this project, I used jars and glow sticks, so we could reuse the luminaries, and given the busyness of the Little Monkey’s chubby little hands these days, I wanted to reduce fire risk.

My Mom Made That: Spooky Eyed Halloween Luminaries
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Too Cute to Be Crabby Onesie {Summer Fun Series}

I’m excited today to be a part of the Summer Fun series that is being hosted by Emily over at Nap-Time Creations.  Today there are four other summer-inspired projects that you can visit on four other blogs (links are at the bottom of the page!)  Our family is planning on taking a brief vacation to the beach this summer, and I wanted to make sure that the Little Monkey was dressed in style with some beachy attire.  I found a pair of swim trunks and a matching beach hat with a happy looking crab on it, and I really thought that the Little Monkey needed a matching Onesie.  Using flocked HTV and my Silhouette Portrait, I was easily able to whip up a onesie that will go perfect with his beach clothes.  This particular pattern required me to build upon the HTV process that I used to make the Captain America Romper.  Here’s how I made a flocked HTV onesie without layering the HTV.

My Mom Made That: Crabby Onesie
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