Fall Decor and DIY

Hey guys!  Today I’m here to bring a bit of fall into your life.  This has been an ongoing project to decorate my desk for fall.  Actually, it was a challenge from my little sister and I’m pretty bad a turning down challenges.

Okay, here is an overall look of my humble desk.  Last week, I’m afraid to say it was piled high with papers.  That’s where the challenge came from.

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All right, we are starting on the left side of the desk.  I have made a sign to remind me who the Lord of harvest really is.  It’s taken from the hymn, “Come Ye Thankful People, Come,” which is one of my family’s favorites.IMG_9749.JPG

I also have one of my favorite decorations, my most adorable little teapot.  It’s simple cream color and I’ve placed decretive flowers in it.  Next to it I have a crocheted pumpkin (I got tired of real pumpkins rotting on me!) and Sneaky, my little fox friend.  Sneaky is made out of felt.  Isn’t he a cutie?

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Sneaky, my little fox friend!
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A crocheted pumpkin.  They don’t rot on you!

On the right side of my desk, I have three Ball mason jars, which I painted metallic gold and burgundy.  Next to them I have Nutkins, my squirrel friend and two more crocheted pumpkins.

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My little buddy, Nutkin.

Now, for the DIY.

After I made the pumpkins, I wondered what else I could make out of yarn and a needle. After considering other fall stuff, I accidentally stepped on an acorn.  What is better to go with a squirrel than an acorn??  Nothing!

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What could be better?

I’m really bad at giving instructions, so I’m hoping you’ve crocheted before if you’re going off this DIY.

First, crochet three.  Than make a ring.  After that, go around once doing a double stitch.  Now, go around twice, alternating doing two and just one double stitch in each hole thing.  After you’ve accomplished that, change yarn.  Go around twice doing two double stitches in each hole.  Then, alternate skipping a hole and doing the normal thingy.  Oh, make sure you’re still doing a double stitch.  Once you have no more holes, you’re done!

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Your acorn should look like this.

I hope that made sense.  It makes sense to me, since I made it.  If you try it out, make sure to comment down below!

Okay, now I’m doing a fun extra.  Allison said in her last art lab

“Draw a picture of what nothing would look like if it was something. I… don’t even know if this is possible.”–Allison

I took that as a challenge, and I think I have successfully drawn a picture of Nothing.  I tend to think in words, so when you see this picture, try to imagine words.

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Now, let me explain.  Nothing is actually something.  So, if you are into puzzles, look back at the letters inside nothing.

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Ah?  Did you find something interesting?  I thought you would.  Now, comment down below if you figured out the puzzle.  I want to see how many people get it.

And now I’m going to announce….A Q&A a week from Saturday!  You can comment down below with your questions and I hope I’ll be able to answer them all.  I’m actually excited about this, so y’all better comment!

Now, I’m off to figure out another puzzle and to read another book.

~~Amie~~

 

Today we went to a beautiful lake to fish.  I enjoy fishing, in theory, but nobody’s ever taken the time to teach me.  I know two things that might help if other people weren’t around.  Number one, you HAVE to be quiet which my siblings never are.  Number two, you put a worm on a hook and you throw it into the water.

Anyway, back to what I was saying.  I tried to fish, but I never caught anything.  Instead, my book caught me! (Sorry for the awful pun.)  But before I became involved in the world of mystery, I took quite a few pictures and even bribed my mom to take some of me!

The lake was lovely!  I was super surprised at how awe-inspiring it was.  I’m afraid I use that word too much but how do you describe that feeling you have when you see something and go, “Yeah, you certainly made it ‘very good'”?

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There it is with the trees!
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Hello, Mr. Egret!

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I found this strange fluffy stuff, so I took a picture of it.  In my mind, the stranger the better, right?IMG_9456.JPG

Okay, today I went on a mission to find all the colorful leaves I could, and I think I did pretty well.  I went on and on how green things are and I think I’ve realized its only in our yard XD 😉

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Red
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Can I consider this orange?
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And this is yellow.

I spent a while on this picture of the fern.  I thought it was amazing how the separate leafy things were different colors.  Man, I can’t remember what those are called!  I’m going to have to get my botany book…

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The clouds were so fluffy.  I just had to take pictures of them.  Who couldn’t?  I mean, it’s inspiration.  What if somebody wrote a story about living in cloud world?  Uh oh, I’m giving away ideas. 🙂

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I had no idea my mom was taking these photos.  So, the lesson is never leave your camera in reach of your mother XD No, not really.  She did take some really good shots with editing.

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Trying to improve my cast XD

Is it just me, or does this look like a crocodile smiling?  I saw it and had to take a picture, it was so cute!  Well, I’m not sure I’d call a crocodile cute but this portrayal of one is.fullsizeoutput_5919.jpeg

GUYS!!!! There was a BALD EAGLES nest there!!!!!! AND WE SAY THE EAGLE!!! but, I didn’t get any pictures of it 😦  I mean, the eagle, not the nest.  I even got a shot of a great blue heron on it. (proof down below)

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Proof.  See, heron on a bald eagle’s nest.

This is sad, but it seems I always find a sad pile of feathers where ever I go.  These look like duck feathers 😦 (That’s an even sadder face Lol!) 😉IMG_9567.JPG

My brothers and Dad happened to catch fish though!  They were all big mouth bass, so my youngest brother was thrilled.  He’s always wanted to catch one of those big mouths.IMG_9562.JPG

Here are the pictures my mom took of me.  Comment down below which one you like best.  I’m going to use one for my About Me page but I’m not sure which.

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A,
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B,
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Or C?

And finally, proof that I was there.  If you ever find a notebook, book (especially mystery or action and adventure), and camera case, Amie’s bound to be around there somewhere.IMG_9578.JPG

 

Okay, I have some thing to say.  If I get twenty-five subscribers, I’m going to do something fun.  This is a hint go tell your friends about my blog and get them to subscribe! If you haven’t subscribed and you’re reading this, I’ll give you ten seconds to subscribe.

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~~Amie~~

A totally (not) amazing photo shoot

Okay, so it’s been a while since I posted a photography post.  I have been taking pictures, (just incase you wondered!) but I was afraid you might be tired of them.  I just couldn’t hold them in any longer, hence this post.

I always know fall has arrived when the hay is cut.  I actually feel sad to see the bare fields but then I’m glad because it means that thanksgiving is on it’s way with pies and all the amazing food.  I also love hanging out with friends.

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The cut fields *sad face*

I found this sad bunch of feathers.  I’m assuming they’re moaning dove feathers.  I’m afraid they’re evidence of some animals meal.

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The sad feathers.

The leaves are finally changing colors.  I look at all these posts of colorful leaves and then I look out side. Guys, our leaves are still green!!!

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Yay!  Red and yellow leaves!

The ant hill with hair!   And green hair at that!

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Does that have hair? *solemnly nodding*

When they cut the hay, the wheel went over this ant hill and now it shows us the complexity of ant hills.  Aren’t they amazing?IMG_9241.JPG

My obsession of barbwire and fields 🙂

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Isn’t it so cool?

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I love looking up at the branches and seeing the sun shine through the green leaves.  It’s just one of the lovely things about summer.  I know it’s not summer but as I said before, our leaves are still green!

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*sigh*

Whispering sisters.  That’s a good thing about having a sister, you can huddle when you want to XD

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Aren’t they so cute?

The most amazing sunset in history!  Isn’t it so neat that all sunsets are different?

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Well, folks, that’s about it!  I could share even more photos, but I’d lose you.  Wait, you’re not there?  Oh, well, I will close now, after saying that you must comment down below if you like the photos.

~~Amie~~

Speckled Teeth?

Speckled teeth?  What in the world is that girl talking about?  Haha, well, I’ve been braced!  Is that even how you say it?  Actually, I have gotten braces, so in a way, my teeth are speckled.

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The last picture of me smiling without braces.

It’s not as bad as people say.  I actually am enjoying the attention.  Who knew that with braces you get a lot of your favorite ice cream?  I certainly didn’t!  But I’m enjoying it.

Someone also picked me a ‘keep smiling’ rose.  It’s a Queen Anne variety and I learned something new.  Who knew that the red roses are called Abraham Lincolns?  It’s weird, isn’t it?  But the rose was really pretty.

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My ‘keep smiling’ rose.

I think the hardest thing about the braces is that the food gets stuck in them, which is kinda weird.  But hey, it could be worse, right?  And it’s pretty strange looking into the mirror or trying to smile but I’ll get used to it over time.

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My little sister and I

My little sister was astonished (and still is!) that I have “blue” on my teeth.  She wouldn’t let me put her down and kept saying, “Blue, yah-yah, blue!”  Aren’t little kids so cute?  Well, I suppose that is it.  Comment down below if you have (or had) braces and what was the worst part for you?

As always,

Amie