Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Tidbits

Apparently this week completely got away from me. All I've wrote about is my weekend recap and now my Friday Tidbits...where did the other three days go?!

Oh well, it's FRIDAY everyone! Are you as excited as I am? I'm so excited that while I was drinking my coffee I completely missed the lid hole with my mouth and coffee went all down my shirt! Yay Friday!!

So, last night I couldn't decided what to have for dinner. I went on mixandmatchmama.blogspot.com, she always has a yummy recipe posted. Yesterday it was her Pumpkin and Sausage Ravioli. Well, I made it for dinner and it was delicious! A perfect Fall recipe.



I'm not sharing the recipe on here, because after all it is Shay's. Please click HERE if you want the full recipe.

Tonight, we are stepping out of our regular scheduled Friday night plans (sit on the couch and watching movies) and are going to Oktober Fest. Jeremy and I have never been before, so this should be pretty fun. My Dad and Step-mom go every year, so we'll be tagging along with them. 

On Saturday, we have Luke's Big Fantastic Ninja Turtle Birthday Bash!! He is super excited and hasn't stopped talking about it all week. You know I'll be sharing all the details on here next week. I've been planning his birthday for months! So much fun!!

On Sunday, Jeremy and I are helping out a friend get some college credit. She'll be taking more engagement pictures of us. 

So, there you have it. My completely jam pack weekend of craziness. I already feel like this weekend needs to be a week long. Ha.

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings

Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Recap

Hello Monday, go back to wherever it is you came from. I need a day of rest. Our weekend was jam packed full of fun. Friday night was spent being lazy at home. We mostly just sat around on the couch, catching up on some of our favorite shows. Nothing to report there.

Saturday morning, we woke up early (8:00 is extremely early for a Saturday) got ready and headed out to the Renaissance Festival. For the first time EVER we took a kiddo with us. My birthday present quickly turned into a day all about him. That's okay, that's what it means to be a parent...at least that's what I kept telling myself.



 The very first thing we did was go into the kid's area. Luke played on the little wooden pirate ship and then crafted himself a wizard's wand. He had to get the wand tested by a master magician to make sure it worked.


 The wand backfired when he tried to conjure an ice-cream cone and the spell turned him into a frog prince instead. Luckily, a kiss by his mother broke the spell.


 However, he was found by an evil wizard and forced to wear a jester's costume. Luke refused to perform before the Kingdom and was thrown into the dungeon. Because of his small stature he was able to escape out of his chains and through a small dungeon window.


 In order to gain a Knight's status, he was given the task of slaying the vicious dragon that was plaguing the Kingdom.




He was victorious in his efforts and the dragon was defeated. "All hail Sir Lucas!", the crowd shouted.


"Sir Lucas the dragon slayer!"


Sir Lucas soon became friends with a good-natured elf. Together they took over the Kingdom and rid it of it's evil.


His Highness King Lucas was the nicest, most caring ruler the Kingdom had ever known. The End.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

On Sunday, I went out shopping with my Momma. We had lunch at Olive Garden and shopped at the nearby stores...including Home Goods, where I picked up a couple of Autumn pillows for the living room. The rest of the day was spent napping and putting up Fall decorations...but mostly napping. Pictures coming soon...not of me napping, but of our Fall Home Tour. Happy first day of Fall ya'll!!

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Tidbits

I feel like it's been awhile since I did a Friday Tidbit post. I think the last one was in August...maybe. We have so many things going on the next few weekends. Yesterday was my birthday (woohoo), so Jeremy is taking me to the Renaissance Festival tomorrow. You know I have to get me a turkey leg!


I think he's making it a yearly tradition. He knows how much I love it!  Then on Sunday, my Momma is taking me shopping and out to lunch. Going to be hitting up Home Goods for some Fall decorations. I am definitely Home Goods happy!


I bought the wheat candle holder, pumpkins, and tablecloth there last year. It's also where I purchased the nightstand in our master bedroom. I can't wait to see what they have this year.

Next weekend is Luke's big 4th birthday party. He's having a Ninja Turtle Party. I've been pinning ideas like crazy over on my Pinterest kid birthday party board. It's going to be an epic birthday bash.




The first weekend in October is Jeremy and my Engagement Party. I'm so excited! I made the invitations using Picmonkey. I absolutely love that site and use it for every picture I put up on this blog.


I also included this engagement picture with them.



I'll be sharing all the little details on the blog when it gets closer to time. There's just so many fun things happening in the next few weeks!

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Wedding Bench Guest Book



Jeremy's mother got married in July (post) and had requested that we build her a bench to use as a guest book. We were very happy to oblige. My honey is so very crafty and can make almost anything he sets his mind to. He went to Home Depot to find wood to make his vision a reality. After looking long and hard at everything they had, he settled on stair treads.


Just like the picture above and they worked perfectly! 


He purchased three 4ft stair treads and cut one of them in half. The now 2ft treads made the bench legs, the other two 4ft treads made the back and seat. (and yes, I was staining wood over video games and systems.)


He purchased a 1x4 (I think...we can't remember exactly). He used this for the arms of the bench and rounded the edges using a jig saw. Sorry, but I can't give you exact measurements.


For the hearts in the middle, he drew them and then cut them using a jig saw.


To put it all together, he inset the screw holes. Then, he used wood glue, waited for it to dry and screwed it together. 


Jeremy's mom had this decal she wanted to use. It's a rub on decal and it really looks great on the bench.


Here it is without the sealant. We still need to put on a layer of sealant, so that the signatures don't rub off with regular wear and tear.


This is what happens when you decide to stain wood in your pajamas. I figured I'm a pro, I don't need to wear my painting clothes. Yep, never again!

Overall it was a pretty fun project. I told Jeremy that he needs to build me a bench now too. Not to use as a guest book, but just because. Luke loves it too. He'll be very disappointed when it moves to Grandma's house permanently.

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings
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