Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Winter's coming

We are in winter preparation mode around here.  Step one:  Get these very green Roma tomatoes picked before they freeze on the vine; wrap them in newspaper, as shown here, so they'll ripen up.

Step two: Start pulling out tired gift bags emblazoned with random store logos and see if you can spruce them up with scrapbook supplies languishing under the bed because you last worked on your scrapbook in 2002.

Step three:  Get so inspired by your own creativity that you start splattering paint on brown paper lunch  bags.
Follow that with a raid on your grandma's button box.
Proceed with an episode of glitter.

Or two.

At which point you realize you have perhaps gone a little too far in winter preparation mode while completely neglecting to make any actual food for dinner.

Green tomatoes, anyone?

NOTE:  For more great ideas, go check out Works for Me Wednesdays at We Are THAT Family blog.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Joanne said...

I love the stream of consciousness of this post. I am currently trying to ward off winter. But it is so not working.

November 10, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Hey, good ideas! I have a few random bags floating around that could use a face lift and a re-purpose!

November 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

I love recycling bags - cute ideas! I'm not ready for winter, let alone Christmas! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Barb

November 11, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

great idea, love it!

November 11, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Karenpie said...

HA! HA! HA! You made me laugh out loud! That's the story of my life, getting so involved with something I forget to make dinner.

November 13, 2010 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Mary Joy said...

I love this! LOL And how I relate to one project moving me right into another one like you talked about. I am working on some projects like these myself as I get ready for winter...I'm actually one of those weird people who loves to be warm and cozy in my house with my family with something yummy simmering on the stove. LOL

Can't wait to read more of your blog! Thanks for coming to visit me on my blog today. I am thrilled to find your blog...I've heard of your book and am looking forward to getting my hands on one soon. I will definitely be sharing it with my readers when I do! :D

Blessings!

Mary Joy

November 13, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks for coming by and visiting, everyone. Karenpie, I am glad to know I am not the only one who gets so involved in a project I forget to make dinner ;) And Mary Joy, that is not weird at all that you like to make your home warm and cozy; I would love to come by and taste that "something yummy" simmering on your stove.

November 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous oneshotbeyond said...

I don't use patterns! I know you asked on my little crochet hobby post. :-)

November 16, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Lynn, we are out of green tomatoes now and I'm SAD!! Hubby and I make a killer fried green tomato. (do y'all eat that in CA? :D )
Love the decorated bags!!
Somtimes projects take priority over dinner - that's what pizza is for! :)

November 18, 2010 at 5:48 AM  
OpenID intheheartofgod said...

Love this idea. Im putting a link to it on my blog as soon as I finish posting this. Its economical and enviromentally friendly which is a good thing nowadays. Thanks for sharing!

November 23, 2010 at 6:32 AM  

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