Craft: Mason Jar Band Pumpkins

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DIY Mason Jar Band Pumpkins

Fall is definitely on its way. I’m starting to see pumpkin everything in stores and have even witnessed a few trees with orange leaves. With summer coming to an end, so is the majority of canning season. I discovered that I still had a TON of mason jar bands in the garage and opted to turn them into a craft project.

Mason Jar Band Pumpkins

This project requires just a few items – 20 mason jar bands, one pipe cleaner and some brown paper.

Run a pipcleaner through the center of 20 mason jar bands. Make sure all of the bands are facing the same direction. Bring the ends of the pipecleaner together and twist it so that all of the bands are as close together as possible. Shift the bands around so that they are evenly spaced.

How to make a Mason Jar Band Pumpkin Craft

For the stem, I took some kraft paper (mine came from an amazon package), tore it into about a 6×6 square and then scrunched it together so that it looked like a stalk. Once you have the stem, push the end into the center of the bands. Brown or Green construction paper would also work well.

I made both a standard mouth and wide mouth pumpkin. One thing that is great about this project is that it doesn’t ruin the bands so they can still be used next summer for canning.

These mason jar band pumpkins are a fun addition to my fall decor. They will have a home on my table until Christmas takes over!

Have you started decorating for Fall? How are you decorating?

Literary Junkies Link Party

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Happy Tuesday!! It’s time for our monthly Literary Junkies link up. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) we’re having our Twitter chat at 7:30pm CST to discuss The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress by Ariel Lawhon. Ariel will be online chatting with us and we’d love for you to join in and participate, even if you didn’t get a chance to read all of her book. Follow along (or join in!) using our hashtag #LITERARYJUNKIES.

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Literary Junkies Hosts: Christine from Life with a Side of Coffee and ME!
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Here are this month’s questions…
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
2. There are a ton of movies coming out soon that were based off of books. Are there any you’re particularly excited to see?
3. With fall finally here for some of us, are there any books that you’re particularly looking forward to reading in the season of big sweaters, blankets and hot chocolate?
4. We only have 3.5 months left of 2014. Did you participate in any reading challenges? How are you doing?
5. What has been the best book you’ve read so far this year?

Here are my answers…
1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it.
The HeiressesYou know the Saybrooks. Everyone does. Perhaps you’ve read a profile of them in People or have seen their pictures in the society pages of Vogue. Perhaps while walking along that choice block on Fifth Avenue, you’ve been tempted to enter the ornate limestone building with their family name etched into the pediment above the door.

The only thing more flawless than a Saybrook’s diamond solitaire is the family behind the jewelry empire. Beauties, entrepreneurs, debutantes, and style mavens, they are the epitome of New York City’s high society. But being a Saybrook comes at a price—they are heirs not only to a dizzying fortune but also to a decades-old family curse.

Tragedy strikes the prominent family yet again when thirty-four-year-old Poppy, the most exquisite Saybrook of them all, flings herself from the window of her TriBeCa office. Everyone is shocked that a woman who had it all would end her own life. Then her cousins receive an ominous threat: one heiress down, four to go.

Was it suicide… or murder? In the aftermath of the tragedy, the remaining heiresses—Corinne, the perfectionist; Rowan, the workaholic; Aster, the hedonist; and Natasha, the enigma—wrestle with feelings of sadness, guilt, and, most of all, fear. Now they must uncover the truth about their family before they lose the only thing money can’t buy: their lives.

2. There are a ton of movies coming out soon that were based off of books. Are there any you’re particularly excited to see?
Although I haven’t read the book yet, Matthew Tropper’s “This is Where I Leave You” is a movie that I am certainly looking forward to. Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. Yes please.

3. With fall finally here for some of us, are there any books that you’re particularly looking forward to reading in the season of big sweaters, blankets and hot chocolate?
Oh man, my reading list is a mile long. And I really want to re-read The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. I think I’ve read 4 or 5 books way back in the day…I think like 2004-2005ish. And now with Starz creating a series, it’s really made me want jump back into her books.

4. We only have 3.5 months left of 2014. Did you participate in any reading challenges? How are you doing?

I didn’t participate in any reading challenges. But I did challenge myself to read 45 books. I’ve read 29 according to Goodreads but I have a feeling I have left some books off or didn’t get dates put into books I’ve read. I’ve noticed that when I update a book as read on my phone it won’t record the book properly and give me credit. Shame on you Goodreads. ;)

5. What has been the best book you’ve read so far this year?

I have to go back into my Bookshelf Archives to figure this one out. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen was a really great read.

How would you answer these questions??

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#bloggingedumacation – Who are you as a Blogger?

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#bloggingedumacation - Who are you as a Blogger

I’ve been blogging over 4 years now. And over the last year or so I’ve really been trying to figure out who I am as a blogger. Do you ever ask yourself this question? Have you ever pondered who you really are as a blogger? There’s really no right or wrong answer. I promise. But I think it’s an important question to figure out or at least start the brainstorm process.

I bring this up because over the last year I’ve specifically been working at building my brand and my community. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that my brand and community have grown leaps and bounds. And it’s because I’ve brainstormed who I want to be as a blogger. I’m definitely still a work in progress but I feel like every day I’m that much closer to that image that I see in my head.

Figuring out who you are goes hand in hand with your goals too. Have you ever set blogging goals? Have you ever measured whether or not you are on target? Again, there’s no right or wrong answer. If you are a hobby blogger, you may not have a lot of goals. If you have big dreams to really be someone, make a name for yourself and your brand, then I highly recommend you set some goals. Brainstorm what it is that you want. And then make things happen.

I talk often (mostly in real life because you guys can’t hear me…duh..lol) about my blogging motto. Pull your big girl panties up real high and roll out your own red carpet. I think of this motto often and I try and make it a reality every single day. You have to make blogging what you want it to be. The sky really is the limit.

So, what are you waiting for?? Who are you as a Blogger?

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