11.27.2014

Give Thanks

A little free handed Chalkboard Art...

Give Thanks - Freehand Chalkboard Art - LeroyLime

We have so very much to be Thankful for.
May each and everyone of you have a wonderful
and blessed Thanksgiving with friends and family
near and far!

Happy Thanksgiving from LeroyLime

11.20.2014

Stamping with Acorn Squash

Stamping with Acorn Squash - Kid Craft - LeroyLime

 I cooked some yummy stuffed acorn squash for dinner
the other night as when I cut off the tops of the squash,
I thought they looked just like a flower stamp,
handle included! So I had my four year old help
with a 'project' while I was finishing up dinner.

Stamping with Acorn Squash - Kid Craft - LeroyLime

I pulled out a few paint bottles, squirted them onto
a paper plate and stood him at the counter so I could
help, if needed. 

We found that spinning the tops in the paint
got the most coverage and then gently placing them
onto the paper, pushing down each petal from the
unpainted top of the squash,
to disperse the paint evenly. The result, a perfectly
imperfect flower! One of the stems fell off of another
squash when I cut off the top and it was the perfect
center to the flowers! 

Stamping with Acorn Squash - Kid Craft - LeroyLime

A beautiful bouquet indeed...and then my little man 
had fun using up the rest of the paint on a separate
sheet of paper, lol!

Stamping with Acorn Squash - Kid Craft - LeroyLime

11.19.2014

Kids Christmas Ornament Craft

This was a fun and simple craft to prep for my kids
and their friends. The little houses I picked up at a craft
store for 29 cents each and I already had the glitter, paint
and paint brushes on hand.

Kids Christmas Ornament Craft - LeroyLime

I always keep a few plastic table cloths on hand from
the $1 Dollar Store, so I can quickly cover the table
and it makes for easy clean up too. 

Kids Christmas Ornament Craft - LeroyLime

I poked a hole (so the finished houses could be easily
hung with ribbon or twine) with a Crop A Dile in the 
tops of each of the wooden roofs.

The kids drew on their houses to give 
themselves some guide lines and then had fun with
the paint. The black lines are glitter glue (left over
from Halloween) and I pulled out some 
Martha Stewart glitter from my crafty stash
which I sprinkled on the wet painted rooftops, 
no glue needed. Now for some string and they are 
ready for the tree!

Kids Christmas Ornament Craft - LeroyLime

Makes the perfect gift for a Grandparent too..

11.12.2014

Negrete Family Adoption Auction

Adoption is a wonderful thing...


The Negrete Family is working towards adopting in Uganda and 
they are holding an online Auction on Facebook to raise money 

You just have to 'join' their Facebook page to bid and what a perfect time
to help this young couple grow their family! Lots of fun items are being 
auctioned off and you can start your Christmas shopping early, yipee!


LeroyLime has donated the Thankful banner below.
Please bid and share with your friends!


Auction Ends Sunday, November 16th 9PM PST

Thankful for Giveaways Hop

So glad you are here, thank you for stopping by in the 
Thankful for Giveaways Blog Hop!

I know I have so very much to be thankful for, not only during the holidays but always. My family, my health, my freedom. Unexpected 'I love yous' from my kiddos. Food. Shelter. The basics in life that so many of us take for granted. Here's a Thank You from me to you...may you shine a little light and brighten someone's day with a simple note, a simple Thank You!

Set of 12 - Thank You Note Cards

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and the next and the next... 
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There are 59 bloggers in this Thankful for Giveaways Blog Hop!!! 



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11.08.2014

Dill Pumpkin Seeds

Anyone who carved a pumpkin this year for Halloween
or is saving one to make a fresh pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving
will love this yummy treat! 

Dill Pumpkin Seeds - Snack Food - LeroyLime

Save your pumpkin seeds and follow these easy instructions:

Dill Pumpkin Seeds - Snack Food - LeroyLime

boil for 10 minutes in salt water

Dill Pumpkin Seeds - Snack Food - LeroyLime

drain and dry

Dill Pumpkin Seeds - Snack Food - LeroyLime

season and shake in a covered bowl
2 t. Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Dill to taste

Dill Pumpkin Seeds - Snack Food - LeroyLime

bake @325 for 10 minutes
(stir every 10 minutes)

Dill Pumpkin Seeds - Snack Food - LeroyLime

11.07.2014

Thanksgiving Perler Beads


Thanksgiving Perler Bead Craft - Kid Craft - LeroyLime

I printed out a few bead ideas the other day 
to keep my busy kids 'busy' and my creative
nine year old switched up the designs a bit
and whipped up this fancy set. She made 
the little papoose without anything visual
to look at, so cute!

Thanksgiving Perler Bead Craft - Kid Craft - LeroyLime


An easy kid project that can keep kids busy for
minutes or hours. Depending on how well they do
with tiny things! I heat set them and will be
attaching magnets to the back for fun functional
fridge decorations.

Thanksgiving Perler Bead Craft - Kid Craft - LeroyLime


11.05.2014

DIY Desk Makeover

This fugly desk was left in a closet in the home we
moved into this summer and I almost chucked it to
the trash bin until I decided to redo it for my daughter.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

Before - Black, Boring, Blah...

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

I started by taking everything apart and
poked the screws into a piece of cardboard, partially
so I wouldn't lose them and also for ease of painting.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

All the sections are lifted off the ground with a few
pieces of scrap wood...although I got smart the next
day and put them up on saw horses...much better!

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

I only used two coats of chalk paint and then with rags
sloppily applied the wax. Next time I'll get the right 
brush but this time, it worked just fine.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

A few coats of gold spray paint for the legs
and hardware...I think the gold looks a bit more fancy
instead of the drab silver

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

I looked through my hubbies tool box for some sand
paper and found one of these round boys...roughed up
the corners, edges and a bit off the tops

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

before and after shot of the legs
and hardware...I almost couldn't wait 
for it to dry before putting it back together
and I'm in LOVE with the after!

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

Here's a shot of her new creative corner, 
which she exclaims that she "LOVES"!
The perfect spot for a pre teen to doodle, 
do homework or write letters to her friends.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime