Crafty Pumpkins

I'm not a big fan of the Fall season but I do the best I can to enjoy it. So,I seen a really neat craft-pumpkin Idea on confessions of a former couch potato and just had try it. It was really easy. Me and my daughter made 3 of them. She took one for her college dorm, gave one to a friend and I kept one for myself. I thought they were adorable and they also have an aroma to brighten up the season.

Here is how you do it:
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Seasonal colored fabric squares ( can be found at any cloth or craft store)
  • News Paper
  • Raffia ( found at any craft store) or Ribbon.
  • Cinnamon sticks (I like the smell of Cinnamon) or craft sticks.
Open the fabric square with print side down. Cut or tear a piece of newspaper to the same size or slightly smaller than the fabric square. This will give it a litte bit more puffiness.

Place the toilet paper in the center and bring the fabric up and tuck it inside the roll ( I pulled up the sides first and then the corners. It seemed to do better that way).

Tuck the cinnamon sticks in the center and tie a bow around it with your raffia or ribbon.

That's it!!! See, It's easy and you don't need any glue or tape.

Speaking of pumpkins....I just had to share this photo of a Jack-o-Lantern my daughter carved for the first time without My help! If I had been around when she did this, I would had been scared to death to see her with a knife and a pumpkin!

Yikes! Kudzu Bugs

I read in my local newspaper about a new bug in town called "Kudzu Bugs". When I walked out to my car after work today I didn't want to open my car door! The tracks, hinges and around the windows were invaded with these little ugly greenish brown bugs.

I read where they were first discovered in Atlanta in 2009. Kudzu Bugs are a member of the stink bug family and have a stinky chemical odor when disturbed.

The bugs stayed on my car all the way home, so now my neighbors can thank me for introducing these things to the neighborhood. Unfortunately for me, they are attracted to things that are white. Since I have a white car, a white trimmed home and love to wear white clothes, I'm pretty sure I have a new enemy.