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A while back I made a double sided 2×8 with a Christmas/Halloween theme. Well this week I was back at working with 2×8′s only this time they had Thanksgiving or Christmas sayings. Locally there is a Facebook group where people can list items for sale (kind of like Craigslist, but on Facebook). I posted these two images and got lots of positive feedback (and sales!).
A few people requested different sayings and I made these:
It was fun to make and sell completed projects rather than just the vinyl and it will help us with our upcoming trip to Disneyland!
I know it’s the middle of October but I’m always in the mood for Christmas crafts and I have a pile of wood calling my name. Every time I go to Home Depot I check out their cull wood section to see what’s there. A few weeks ago I went and hit the jackpot! There was a stack of end cuts from 2×6′s that weren’t marked. I went and asked an employee and he said they were free for the taking. So I took them away!
I was pinned my inspiration a while ago, but it was still in my mind. I knew I wanted to make my own (and maybe make a few as gifts for Christmas!).
Mine is a smaller version, but I love how the 2 I made turned out.
I love puzzles and have really enjoyed using my scroll saw to create puzzles. I thought a tree would be a fun addition to my “Family” sign sitting on my piano. I began with a piece of 1×8 and just sketched out the puzzle directly on the wood. Here it is cut out and sanded:
After cutting it out and sanding the edges I chose scrapbook paper that coordinated
The using spray adhesive I sprayed the backs of the paper and adhered the paper and let dry.
Then lots of sanding
another piece down!
And the finished product!
I love it with my Family letters! (Done the same way, with spray adhesive and sanding the edges)
I just used cheap dollartree sandpaper 150 grit torn into small pieces to sand down the edges. Once the edge is sanded you sometime have to tear away some of the paper. You can also use modge podge rather than spray adhesive, but I tend to have problems with bubbling when I use modge podge.
My kids love having breakfast for dinner and while I don’t mind, I like to have something a little more exciting than Krustez Pancake mix. In my searching I came across Cookie and Kate, which is a healthy, gluten-free blog and a recipe for Gluten-Free Banana Pancakes . While we wanted something healthy we didn’t necessarily need gluten-free. I made some changes that made them work better for our family.
Whole Wheat Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
- 6 small bananas mashed
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon honey
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup Wheat Flour
- 1 cup White Flour
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Mix your mashed banana, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Let batter sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Cook on a oiled griddle for 2-3 minutes on first side and 1-2 minutes on second side. This makes 12-15 healthy sized pancakes.
These are a very hardy pancake. We served them with butter, syrup, whipped cream and homemade jam.