Friday, September 14, 2012

In the Garden

 Our yard is always full of flowers and lots of other flora, and plenty of fauna too. My mom loves gardening. Maybe digging around in the dirt and realizing that you can coax something to grow from your handy work makes it worth all the time it takes to do it. Whatever her reasons for loving it so much, I appreciate all the beauty she adds to our home.

My mom loves flowers all over the yard.

Fresh pears all autumn long!

My Mocha

My shy cat, Franny

Such a pretty tree. Love crate myrtles!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Zombie Survival Kit

Ok, let me start this off right. I love my man very much. So much so, that I made him a zombie survival kit. 
I hate zombies. Zombie movies, zombie games, zombie blah blah blah.
My fella however, loves them. And anything else that is scary and/or creepy. He's a horror movie junkie, whereas I am not. Ever.
So to prove my undying affection for him, I decided I would make him this gift for no reason at all. (Who doesn't love getting gifts for no reason, right??) Needless to say, it was a huge hit with him. He loved it so much, in fact, that he wants me to make an even bigger, better one for his Christmas present this year.
Oi.. But I said ok. 'Cause remember, I love this guy!

Does your gentleman or lady love zombies? Can't convince them to stop? Well then, love them through it!
Follow the easy picture guide below to create your very own Zombie Survival Kit.

{Follow this link here for the Zombie Survival Kit 2.0!}

- Shoe Box
- Black Spray Paint (to paint shoe box)
- Candy Bars (Power Bars)
- Small Box (to put "matches" in)
- Candy Sticks ("matches")
- Flashlight
- Pretzels M&Ms
- Brown Wrapping Paper
- Mesh Drape
- Caution Tape
- Red Paint  (blood)
- Empty Glass Root-beer Bottle
- Peanut M&Ms
- Granola Bar (Energy Bar)
- Bookmark
- Stencils (if you want to do it by hand)
- Band-aids in Case
- Toy Gun and "Ammo"
- Masking Tape
- Werther's Original Candy ("gold")
- Cologne
Keep in mind that any of this candy can be substituted based on what they like.
Just click the pictures to enlarge!

Paint shoe box black and add red hand prints or red paint splatters. Wrap in caution tape.

Decorate the kit so it looks creepy and slightly aged.

This is just a granola bar wrapped in white printing paper.

"You will get bored while hiding out. Be sure to bring literature."

This caution tape was found at the Dollar Store. Not exactly what I was looking for but it worked great!

Stencils will really REALLY help if your printer is out like mine..

Make it creepy! Zombies are creepy!

Root-beer bottle filled with M&Ms. "To keep your mind off your troubles and to chase the shadows away."

This nifty bandage holder was just laying around my house, so I used black nail polish to cover the design, then used red polish to write "first aid" on it. Fill with band-aids. "For minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. NOT for gunshot wounds or gashes."

"Matches-" small box painted black and wrapped in caution tape.

Candy sticks! Used to eat these like crazy as a kid! They made great matches.

Chocolate bars wrapped in white printing paper, and stencils were used to decorate them.

Find a toy gun with darts or one that makes noises. This one even came with a target to practice "zombie hunting."

The flashlight is very important. "To light your way in darkness." Put some kind of candy in it, like Pretzel M&Ms. Or, hey, even batteries!

My guy laughed the hardest at this! "For when bathing is not an option." A little bit of cologne.

Small tub for "gold." "Gold is valuable everywhere."

Werther's Original Candy is excellent as gold pieces!

Put it all together!

Wrap it up in brown paper that you messily cover in masking tape!

Whip out that red paint!

And make it absolutely scary and authentic!
Well I hope your zombie loving significant other loves this gift as much as mine did! As always, follow me on Pinterest and Facebook!