weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans – Christmas Crafting

Someone please tell me how it is already November 9th? I am going to need the next two months to slow it’s roll just a little. They are my favorite and I feel them slipping away!!!

There wasn’t too much excitement this weekend. It was nasty and rainy all weekend and that makes for a lazy Nadine. Friday evening, I grabbed some Moe’s BBQ on my way home and we stayed in and caught up on some of our shows.

Saturday I cleaned the house in the morning and we watched football the rest of the day. Did you guys catch that Arkansas vs Ole Miss game??? What a play there at the end in overtime, right??? We wanted Arkansas to win that game because it meant that we were that much closer in the running forย the SEC Championship game if we could beat LSU that evening…and you know…win out the rest of our season. I was nervous for the LSU game, but Bama pulled out a big W over them and I am proud of how the team played. Roll Tide!!!

Sunday morning we were up and out early. We hit up Waffle House for some breakfast and got our grocery shopping done and were back home around 9:30am.


Sunday afternoon I met up with my mom and sister at Walmart to grab some garland and lights to make our own Christmas trees for outside. We used tomato cages that were in my sister’s garden this past summer as the base. I think they turned out pretty well!

To make my three, I used: three tomato cages cut to different sizes, 8 strands of wired 9 foot garland, 3 strands of lights and some pine cones.

Christmas Tree Phase 1

You take the legs of the tomato cage and bring them to a triangle. We used duck tape and a zip tie to secure them. Then you take the hooked part of the wire garland and hook it to the base of your cage and start wrapping it around. Then you add your lights and fill in any holes with pine cones. Boom – done!!

Christmas Tree Construction

(I sneaked a picture when they weren’t paying attention. Shhhh)

While it was an easy process, it took a little longer than we thought. We all had to redo at least one tree with garland after getting to the top because it was too spaced out or too full or whatever. You just sort of have to eye it. We had so much fun making these together though. Even my nephews helped place the pine cones.

I just need to grab some big bows for the top.

Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

I wanted to get my Christmas tree up this weekend, but it rained and I wasn’t able to pull it out to the drive way to do a thorough spider check. Perhaps next weekend will be dryer!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Let’s get a good start to this week! I started my Monday morning off with a 3 mile run.ย Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Katie @Runningwithwine November 9, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Love those trees!! You forgot to mention the Auburn win ๐Ÿ˜‰ That breakfast sandwhich looks really good, now I’m upset that all I have for breakfast today is a yogurt.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine November 9, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Look at your Sunday, starting off with a yummy hearty breakfast and making thise adorable tress!!!! Love them!! I put out about a third of my decor and next weekend is outside time as I need all boys to be there for ladders and ball hanging. Lol! Nice FB wins! Our Irish won too and raising in the polls. I hope you have a fabulous day my dear!!

  • Reply Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1 November 9, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Ahhh your little trees came out so good! I believe I’ve got some tomato cages kicking around. Definitely need to try this! -Dorrie @ Rt1 US1

  • Reply Rebecca Jo November 9, 2015 at 10:13 am

    ahhh – look at you all getting into the holiday spirit with crafting ๐Ÿ™‚
    Rainy weekends are perfect for laziness!
    I want those hashbrowns!

  • Reply marie November 9, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Those trees are great!! I cannot believe the holidays are here, well almost. Time does fly.

  • Reply alyssa November 9, 2015 at 10:34 am

    How clever making those trees! I can’t wait to decorate for Christmas/winter, but I got my fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving stuff up a little late this year so I’m going to keep it going for a little while longer ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista November 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Those trees came out awesome! And how delish does that Waffle House breakfast look? YUM!

    Have a fabulous week gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Deborah November 9, 2015 at 11:13 am

    What a cute idea!!!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer November 9, 2015 at 11:45 am

    These turned out great! I would love to make something similar. I can’t even fathom that it’s that time though! Still have all of my fall decorations up! Was so excited for that Alabama game!

  • Reply Mattie November 9, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Those look so great! When we’re in a house I might have to make these!!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders November 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    So many exciting football games this weekend! Unfortunately, the Aggies weren’t that exciting to watch…
    Those Christmas trees are so cute! I don’t think that I’m creative enough to attempt those and to have them come out looking so pretty!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston November 9, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Those hash browns look way better than the salad I’m eating right now!! I’m pretty happy with the gator game on Saturday ๐Ÿ™‚ Your trees came out great – you’ll have to take a picture of how they look outside! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Erin LFF November 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    How cute are those trees?! They look great! But you know what looks even better?! THOSE HASH BROWNS… I have been craving a big plate of those haha!

  • Reply Wendy@BlushandBarbells November 9, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Happy Monday! Great job on the run…maybe I’ll get one in, too.

  • Reply Cara Owens November 9, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Ahh Waffle House looks delicious! And those trees are awesome! I’ve seen that idea floating around Pinterest for awhile, and it’s great to see it turned out nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth November 9, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Ohhhh I am very impressed with your DIY projects. I asked Mark if we could get our Christmas tree out before Thanksgiving, I just feel like afterwards is not enough time to really enjoy it!

  • Reply Amanda November 9, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I love Waffle House. We usually stop a couple times each year when we’re en route to Nashville. It’s so bad that it’s good! lol

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says November 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Those trees are a cute idea! One I’ll never do because I’m not crafty so I’ll just sit back and marvel at your handiwork. Like I typically do when someone is crafty. (Side note, every time I see or use that word, I start singing The Beastie Boys).

    Great job, starting off a Monday with a 3 mile run!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph November 9, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    You started Monday off on the good exercise foot! You go girl!

  • Reply kristen November 9, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    what?! that is amazing!!!! brilliant. you’re so crafty.
    i have never eaten at waffle house. where are your waffles?!

  • Reply nancy November 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    thats cute!! love.
    and I know what you mean…time is just slipping away!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo November 9, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve seen those tomato cage trees and always wanted to try them out! Definitely going on my list of things for Christmas – if only I had somewhere to store them in between… hmmmm.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis November 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Lazy weekends are often good for the soul… Sounds perfect to me!

  • Reply Darcy November 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    That first meme ahhaah! Your craft turned out great!!

  • Reply Kerry November 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    A spider check? Say what? Those came out cute, and go you on the workout!

  • Reply Nadine November 10, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    That breakfast looks soooo tasty! I’ve recently been trying to cut out grains, and I give you so much credit for doing that before. This shit is hard! I cannot wait until this weekend when I can go out to breakfast and eat whatever I want!

  • Reply laura November 10, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I could eat waffle house every day, and it wouldn’t suck. hahaha @ spider check! I remember getting a picture from you of a giant spider in your garage and chris shooting at it!! ahahaah! the trees look great!

  • Reply Tracie November 10, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Those trees look awesome! That is such a great idea, I may steal it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Katy November 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Um. Thanks. Now, I’m going to want Waffle House this weekend. And, also, to put up Christmas decorations. YESSSSSSS.

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