Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 48

It's been almost a month since our last party!
Time is flying by and Halloween is tomorrow.  Are you all ready for tomorrow?


Our son is going as Sons of Anarchy Baby Jax Teller.  Click here to see how I made this costume.

Show me what you  have been working on.

You know the rules!
Let's party!

Monday, October 29, 2012

12 DIY Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

It's been getting pretty cold here in Washington. Fall is finally settling in.  We have been enjoying every minute of it.


With Fall comes pumpkins!

Here are some fun DIY pumpkin decorating ideas.




Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sunday Social


New to Sunday Social?
Here is how it works:
1. Please follow the Featured blogger.
2. Link up your blog's homepage.
3. Check out some other awesome blogs that linked up.
4. Have fun & get social!

The featured blog this week is Better Than I Deserve.

Hi my name is Julie and I blog over at http://jmf-betterthanideserve.blogspot.com.  But 1st of all I am a wife,mother, grandma, quilter, reader, and many more but won't bore you. We live in eastern  SD on a cow/calf ranch. With the help of our son, his wife, and their boys we keep things on track. The guys are busy all day everyday, my job is cook, fetch and run, babysit, and some chores. I wouldn't have it any other way I love our life, hence the name of my blog Better than I Deserve:)


Now for the silly facts about me.1.This is bad I can't think of any??? I love joking with the grandkids, and trying to pull one over on them.
2. I don't like to miss the Young and the Restless that's silly since I have a DVR!
3. I'd rather give than receive I love it when I make my family happy. The grandkids are still young  enough that small things still seem big to them.
4.I always like to try new food and new restaurants even if my friends tease me when it's to expensive. I don't get to pick the restaurant anymore!!
5. I love to sing off key (the only way I sing) with my grandkids, and hear STOP Grandma!!!!!

Make sure to stop by Julie's blog and say hi!


Friday, October 26, 2012

Sons of Anarchy Baby Jax


If you have been following me for a while then you know that my son was the Hulk last year for Halloween.  He even teamed up to join the Baby Avengers.


This year I had no idea what our son should be.

My husband and I kept joking about how long his hair was and that he looks like Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy.  (which by the way if you don't watch that show, you need to! LOVE that show!)

Sooooo.. I decided why not make him Jax Teller.  (If you aren't sure who he is, stop by SOA's website and get acquainted)
So I introduce to you Baby Jax of Babies of Anarchy!

Here is a little tutorial on how I made this costume:
First find yourself a little leather jacket.
We found our for about $10 (woot woot)
Get your scissors ready to remove the sleeves.

Easy peasy, right?
I bought some stiffened felt from my favorite place, Hobby Lobby.
I cut the felt to look like the badges from the real Jax Teller.

I wrote on the felt before painting.


Then I used puffy paint on it.
Once it was dried, pulled the sewing machine out.
Then sew your badges on.
Pull out a flannel shirt and some old jeans.
And you got yourself a mini Jax Teller.

Budget Breakdown-
Leather (Ok, ok, so it's not real leather) - $10
Felt - $2
Flannel Shirt - owned
Jeans - owned
Puffy Paint - $2
Sewing Machine - Owned

Total -$14.00


They could be coming to a playground near you..


Linking up HERE!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Social

New to Sunday Social?
Here is how it works:
1. Please follow the Featured blogger.
2. Link up your blog's homepage.
3. Check out some other awesome blogs that linked up.
4. Have fun & get social!

This week's featured blog is Addicted to Recipes.

Hello everyone! I'm Dawn, and I write the blog "Addicted to Recipes". My blog started as a new year's resolution - to try making one new recipe a week, and then blog about it - that way I was accountable to myself for keeping my resolution. And it worked! Here we are in October and my resolution is going strong....and I am having a BLAST! (if only all of my resolutions were so successful!) I'm now posting at least two new-to-me recipes each week, hosting a weekly recipe link party, and learning Facebook and Twitter! Outside of my blogging life, I am a wife and Mom to two wonderful little boys, ages 5 and 1. I am surrounded by testosterone and sometimes I wonder how that happened! LOL! I also work full-time outside the home, as does my hubby, in addition to owning our own business.  Crazy, I know! 

5 Silly Facts About Me :-)
1) I'm not ambidextrous, but I am a righty AND a lefty. I write with my right hand, but I mouse with my left, play ball on my left, play hockey on my left...but I can golf right or left!
 2) I have curly hair and straight hair. Sometimes it is stick straight, sometimes it goes way curly. More of it has gone curlier after pregnancies, but I still have crazy straight parts too.
 3) I have lived in 12 houses in my life, 10 of them in the city that I currently live in. I've owned 4 of them.
 4) I can remember EVERY phone number I've had in my life. Not kidding!
 5) I am still close friends with people I went to preschool with. We met 35 years ago, when we were 3!

Thanks Kim for hosting me this week!

Make sure to stop by Dawn's blog to say hi!


Monday, October 15, 2012

GFC Blog Hop

It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the GFC Blog Hop!
When I want to follow a blog the first thing I look for is GFC (Google Friend Connect), it's so easy and  nice to be able to go and see all of the blogs you follow in one spot. It's really a great tool to have. 
One side note- Did you know you can follow through GFC using your Twitter Account? TRUE, it's definitely an option!
If you are interested in co-hosting the next GFC Blog Hop send me an email at melissa@thelifeofanotsoordinarywife.com
Ok, so let's get to the party, shall we?
RULES are simple:
1. Follow your host via GFC
The First link below
2. Follow your co-hosts via GFC
The Next 8 links below
3. Link up below using your main blog url not a specific post.
4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link up and follow them via GFC 
and if you want to leave them a comment, I'm sure they'd appreciate that as well.
5. Tweet about this blog hop
6. Share about this blog hop by grabbing a button and putting it on your sidebar!
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunday Social

 New to Sunday Social?
Here is how it works:
1. Please follow the Featured blogger.
2. Link up your blog's homepage.
3. Check out some other awesome blogs that linked up.
4. Have fun & get social!

The Featured Blog this week is Heatherly Loves.

Hello everyone! I am Heather and I blog over at Heatherly Loves. I am so delighted to be here today at The Sasse Life, to join in on Sunday Social, I love meeting new bloggers :)
I am a busy gal... I can't stand not having something going on. I love to craft and sew. I am not the best cook, but I do share my favorite recipes when I get the chance. I am also a Consultant for Perfectly Posh, and have a full time job. I also travel with my boyfriend Andrew. He is an model airplane pilot and has accomplished so much in the last 9 years that we have been together. I am actually headed to Tuscon, AZ this coming Tuesday for a BIG contest! To learn more about what he does, head on over and read how we are going to South Africa in August!


Here are 5 silly facts:
1. I am NOT a t-shirt and jeans girl, I AM a t-shirt and sweatpants girl.
2. I love a Fluff a Nutter sandwich, usually great at 10pm for my bedtime snack.
3. Love getting manis and pedis.
4.I cannot say Breakfast.... I say Breakfrast. I have my whole life and I have TRIED to not add the "r"
5. I record Roseanne just so I can watch it to fall asleep. LOVE Roseanne.

Stop by Heather's blog to say hi.  Don't forget to follow her too!
Let's get social!



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday Social

New to Sunday Social?
Here is how it works:
1. Please follow the Featured blogger.
2. Link up your blog's homepage.
3. Check out some other awesome blogs that linked up.
4. Have fun & get social!



The Featured blog this week is The Assignment.

I am thrilled that Kim gave me the opportunity to get to know all of you today!  So, by all means...link up and be social with me.  :) Hi,  my name is Tonya and I blog over at The Assignment. I am a newer blogger. Blessed Momma of an only. Lucky Wife. Diet Coke Addict. Special Education Teacher.  Unapologetic Cat Lover. Aspiring World Traveler. Wannabe photographer.  I love social media and celebrity watching.  Most recently I am calling myself a Monkee.  I blog about my trials being a working momma, my need to travel the world, and my journey to find joy. 

5 Silly Things About Me:

1.  I hate roller coasters.  I am terrified of heights and will avoid amusement parks at all costs.
2.  I am a total sucker for a good accent.
3.  I am obsessed with office supplies.  I love a good pen and planner.
4.  I would secretly love to live abroad.  Anywhere. (refer back to #2)
5.  I really, really wish I had a green thumb but I can't keep anything alive.  Ever. 

Make sure to stop by Tonya's blog and say hi!
Let's get social!

Monday, October 1, 2012

DIY Autumn Decor Balls


I have seen these decor balls popping up at so many stores.  I decided why not make some of those from leaves in my own backyard.



Gathered my supplies.  
Budget Breakdown:
Leaves - Free
Styrofoam balls - $2.00
Glue - Owned
Pins - Owned
Feathers - $2.00
Total - $4.00 for 6 Decor Balls
(Not bad since I have seen them selling for about $2-3 a ball)


I would glue the back of the leave and pin it to the styrofoam ball.
Repeat this all over until the ball is covered.
Remove the pins.
Enjoy!
Super Easy!