Farmhouse DIY Christmas Countdown Sign

Farmhouse Christmas Countdown Sign


This farmhouse DIY Christmas countdown sign is so easy to make and didn’t cost a lot either. I’ve listed the steps below and you can find a video tutorial at the bottom of this post.

Supplies
Wording print out on printer/copy paper
Wood/Sign (I used a Dollar Tree sign).
White Paint (I used Dixie Belle’s Fluff chalk paint).
Black Paint (I used acrylic paint).
Cricuit chalkboard vinyl
Garland (I got mine from Target’s dollar spot).
Ribbon
Chalk
Ball point pin
Paint Brushes
Hot Glue

1. Print out wording onto printer/copy paper.
2. Paint wood/sign white. I painted both sides 2 times.
3. Apply chalk on the backside of wording print out on the lettering.
4. Place word printout, chalk side down, on top of the wood/sign.
5. Trace the outline of wording with ball point pen.
6. Remove paper.
7. Paint wording that was transferred to wood/sign.
8. Cut out circle of the Cricut chalkboard vinyl in a size that will fit your wood/sign. Remove backing and place on to wood/sign.
9. Hot glue garland on to the wood/sign around the outside edge of the chalkboard vinyl circle.
10. Make bow with ribbon and glue at the top of the garland wreath.

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DIY Christmas Ornament with Buffalo Plaid Ribbon

It’s almost Christmas, so that means new Christmas DIY’s.  In today’s video I am showing you how to make this adorable ornament. It’s simple, yet so pretty.  I think the buffalo plaid bow really makes it pop.  I made these ornaments by creating images inside a template, that I print out on to printable inkjet transparent plastic sheets and when cut out they fit inside the ornament. You can even download the image template that I made here and watch the video below.

DIY Christmas Ornament




Below are the image templates that I have created.  Click the photo below if you would like to download them.

Supplies:
Ornament Template
Plastic Ornaments
Buffalo Plaid Ribbon
Computer Grafix Inkjet Transparent Sheets
1/4″ Black Ribbon
Feathers

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Spinach Balls Recipe – Thanksgiving Side

Spinach balls are a favorite in my house for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. My teenagers love them and have ever since they were young kids. They are the one thing they request every year, so I must make them. My son isn’t big on his vegetables but he loves these. I serve them with balsamic vinegar, but feel free to serve them with your favorite dressing or nothing at all.

Spinach Balls Recipe


Below you can find the recipe and I put together a video as well. Funny story, I made this video last year when I made them for Thanksgiving dinner and I never got to post it until this year. When I posted it both my son and daughter came to me and asked where they were and they wanted some. I said I didn’t have any and they said “but the video”. I disappointed them when I let them know that was last Thanksgiving. They don’t have that much longer to wait.

Spinach Balls Recipe

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Spinach Balls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 10 oz pkgs Frozen spinach cooked and drained
  • 1 cup Minced onion
  • 4 Beaten eggs
  • 3/4 cup Melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Shredded parmesan cheese
  • 5 cups Herb seasoned stuffing mix
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix well. Chill for 1/2 hour. Form into balls. (Size larger balls for a side dish and smaller for an appetizer.) Place balls onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 350° for 10-20 minutes or until slightly brown. 



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Cheer Mom Musings – Cheerleading Stunt Stand

I have been a cheer mom for a couple of years now.  My daughter didn’t do Pop Warner leagues or competitive cheer when she was younger.  She did ballet and soccer.  She didn’t get bit by the cheer bug until middle school where she was on the pep squad in 7th & 8th grade and then the cheerleading team her 8th grade year.  She really loves cheering and I am super excited she is doing something she loves.

She tried out for her high school team and made JV, big congrats to her and all of the other squad!  She is a flyer and really loves flying.  As for myself, being her mom, I’m of course nervous every time she stunts.  Since she didn’t do cheerleading when she was younger I didn’t have all those years to get used to it.  She has been doing great so far and has her half and full down.  She’s been working on her liberty and she did have a fall and bumped heads with one of her bases.

I know that cheerleading is dangerous so I wanted to find a way that she can practice at home safely on balancing and building up core muscles for her stunts.  After researching I thought it would be a good idea to make a stunt stand.  Since I do like to save money and like DIY’s, I did have my husband make her a stand but that didn’t turn out as planned.  The problem was, he didn’t make the foot rest thick enough so it broke when I tested it out.  I still have a nice bruise on the arch of my foot from it breaking in half when I stood on it.  With it being redone with thicker wood I am sure it would have worked out great.  I just didn’t have the confidence with my daughter doing stunts on it, so I started researching pre-made stunt stands.

After quite a bit of research and videos I decided to go with the stunt stand.  It’s super sturdy and the foot rests can be changed out for different levels of stunting. This particular stunt stand had 5 stars with over 100 reviews. I think those are awesome stats and I did want something where she and I both felt confident with it advancing her skills to be able to stick her stunts.

She has been practicing on it ever since it has arrived and she has definitely built up more confidence practicing her liberty’s.  She’s even been practicing arabesque’s.  I think this stand is awesome and so does she.  I feel much safer with her getting her balance skill up to par on the stunt stand rather than in the air.  The ground is a lot closer than in the air.  I’m really proud of her hard work and love the confidence she is gaining with each stunt she sticks.  If you want too see it in action, I’ve inserted a short video at the end of this post of her using her stand.

Liberty Stunt with Stunt Stand

I know the price is a bit high on this particular stunt stand and I was a bit reluctant at first. If you aren’t able to fit the stunt stand in your budget there are some other great options such as these here.


Here is a short video of my daughter using the stunt stand.

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DIY Neutral Fall Wreath

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My goodness I am really excited to show you how to make this gorgeous neutral fall wreath. I love how the white pumpkins and flowers stand out against the eucalyptus leaves. Eucalyptus is very popular right now in farmhouse decor.

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You will not believe me when I tell you that it is very easy to make. Also, it’s very inexpensive to make. I know it looks super expensive but it’s not at all. If you bought this in the store it would be a pretty penny, but not today folks. In today’s video I am going to show you how easy it is to make, so check out the video below if you want to see how.nbsp;

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Materials
12″ Grapevine Wreath Form
Eucalyptus Stem
Small Pumpkins
Flowers
Pine Cones
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Scissors/Wire Cutters

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