Deco Mesh 101 anyone?

November 26th, 2011

Alternate post: Yeah, this post really is about what I had for dinner.

Turkey has been carved, KH did it all by himself, and it was DELISH.   We pulled it together it was a very nice day.  Yay us!   My Dad, brother, Rachel, IH, and I went to go see the Muppet movie after dinner.  TOOO cute!  Loved it, and it even made us cry.  *tear*

Now all of the Thanksgiving decorations have been put away and there is a 9 foot Christmas tree in my living room!   I bought a ton of red deco mesh at Hobby Lobby (50% off of course!) and  now I have to figure out how the heck to use it.

I’ll let you know how that goes.  So.  What have you been up too?

(I will try to do something more interesting tomorrow to tell ya about.  )

Gobble Gobble 2.0

November 25th, 2011

We had a great time camping out at in the Elder Huckablog’s front pasture,  s’mores and weenies on Wednesday and then turkey and all the trimmings on the back deck yesterday.

Now we are prepping for round two, hosted here!  What?!  Here?    Ack!  Needless to say I am wee busy.   Here are some cute craftiness, linen napkins folded in a fan, tied with ribbon and raiding the scrap-booking drawer.  Napkin, place cards all in one.


My dining room table can fit six very well.   Ten not so much. so yeah, that is a card table with a lace tablecloth and china.


Now back to work.  Sigh.

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. This could take awhile.

November 24th, 2011

Occasionally I get insomnia. I toss. I turn. I arrange my pillow nest. But I never count sheep. I sing in my head one of my favorite songs * from one of my favorite movies.  And then I try it, and it takes FOREVER!   I hope you are similarly blessed today.   Happy Thanksgiving.

Love, The Huckablog Family


*sorry about that horrible quality on the YouTube video!   It was the only one I could find, get on that Internet elves!

Cringing through the cute.

November 23rd, 2011

Look,  I understand that this tradition needs to go.  I am really sorry if  it hurts people’s feelings.   I even understand some of the Native American community equates this with blackface.  (The school  calls them Indians too. Not even American Indians.  Ack.)  Not cool.  So should I not have let him participate?   And, be the only one in his entire school who does not get to sing his little songs and be in the feast?

Keep in mind that I WORK at the school in question!  And it is a great preschool.  And, I LOVE working there.

He plays dress up every single day, why would he not dress as a Native American?   It is not like they painted his face red or anything!

Plus, see how cute?


And it really is about being thankful to God, and teaching the kids to acknowledge their blessings. And the preschool does that very well.


So this was his last year, next year it will be off to Kindergarten.  I think he will get a Pilgrim hat then.   Now his ancestors REALLY were Pilgrims (on the Mayflower and everything!)  so I know no one can get upset about that.   Right?


November 22nd, 2011

Today is November 22.  It was one year today that I had my whatever you want to call it.   A hundred years ago it would have been called an attack of the nerves and I would still be locked up somewhere.    In some ways it feels like it was a hundred years ago, yet I remember every detail…..more than I want to really.

Thankfully today….I got a good night’s sleep last night.  I had breakfast with my kiddo, alone, and now we are going to run some errands.   My house is clean, laundry is caught up.   Today is not the same day it was a year ago.    Praise be to God!



November 21st, 2011

Are you on Pinterest?


Oh lordy, it so sooo addictive!   Just in case you have not heard of it, Pinterest is straight from their site, (Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.)

My board is full of photography ideas, crafty how to’s, helpful hints, and gorgeous decorating ideas.   I wish I had the time and money to do even a fraction of them.   Anyway, I love it.   Get to pinning, and let me know your ID so I can follow your board!

(just in case you did not know, Pintrest has no idea who I am.  They did not pay me or anything!)

Work of Art

November 20th, 2011

(I apologize in advance for the photography in this post, I would never put in on here if it did not show exactly what the post was about!  All photos are either from my phone or stolen from the art teacher’s facebook page.)

Do you watch  Work of Art on Bravo? If you remember, we only watch TV online, but we watch Work of Art on   Now this is not a kid show.  At all.  And yet?  IH watches it with me, and loves it.   I do screen out any nudity or sexual content obviously, but he can watch most of it.

He loves art, which is a little surprising to me, although I don’t know why.  There is a local art teacher who does preschool art classes on the weekend, and IH has attended many of them.  He is pretty good too, if I do say so myself.

This was after his Kandinsky inspired class,  I mean how cute is it that he could tell you who the first abstract painter was at four?


This one was after his turkey class, now all of his paintings have a horizon line.


He did a Frosty class yesterday and learned about silhouettes.


We talked about art last night, and I showed him some famous paintings online, and he said, “Mama, I wish I could see a Picasso for really real!”    Today we were off to the art museum.

Wish granted.


He loved it, and said that it was his second favorite painting there.  His first favorite?

A monkey in a dress.


He is still a five year old boy after all.