Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lazy Fridays...

I get bored on Fridays from time-to-time. The job that I have right now allows me to make my own schedule, so I decided that for the rest of 2008, I would work Monday-Thursday and have Fridays off. I did this schedule for two reasons: 1) For the three day weekends, and 2) Because of the holiday season this year - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all land on Thursdays - which will give me four-day paid holiday weekends.

Trust me...I am not complaining...it is just that sometimes I get bored on Fridays, because everyone else is usually working. So this last Friday, I decided to make a fall craft for the house. I used all scrap wood that Joel had laying around the garage, and some random scrapbooking paper, and made this Thanksgiving sign for our front table. Joel came home at lunch on Friday to help me cut the wood blocks to the appropriate sizes - What a great husband I have!!


My mom let me borrow her cricut cutter for a few weeks, so I made the letters out of black paper. (Thanks Mom!) Joel liked the sign before I put the leaves on it, but I still think that it looks cute.

8 comments:

Martin Family said...

I like the leaves, it gives it a fall touch! Weird...ever since I've been waiting to start my job I've been trying to be crafty too, painting, making wreaths and the works! Who knew having time could turn someone into a wannabe Martha Stewart! :)

Stacy Pincock said...

OK Jen...I want that. That is so dang cute! I should have come over. We had a lazy Friday Too!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Christensen family said...

So cute... another project I need to copy! I will call you!!!

tatum said...

oh i love that, make me one! =)too bad i'm not still in spokane or we could make one of your days off a craft day where we could get together and do projects together. =)

Bev said...

Ok, I need some of your crafting talent. My home needs help!! Maybe I will start taking Friday's off and make you help me! :) I love it!! Thanks for stopping by last night. It's always good to see you guys!!

Rachel said...

Jen, you are so talented, seriously. It kills me. I"m sad that we never started craft night when I lived there.
And so you know, we've started a Hendrickson family blog so I actually jumped farther into the 21st century and actually blogged something.

eric,jen,&mav said...

Seriously,Jen, you are so creative. You should just quit your job and go into crafting. I think that I would support you alone! I love the project and can't wait for Thanksgiving so you can guide me in manking something! Maveric misses his auntie! He can clap on command now!

Matt and Elyse said...

Jen - you are so crafty! I love your blocks!! My sister and I just LOVE the stocking Christmas board you and your friends made a few posts back and we are going to try and make it ourselves with a group of friends...I hope you don't mind! I was wondering if you could email and let me in on the instructions...did you get it from a blog tutorial? magazine? make it up yourself? Which ever it is could you let me know - I would really appreciate it! Thx! -Elyse mattandelyse@gmail.com