My husband threatened to blog...and making your own bacon
SO, I recently found Miss Priss and fell in love with her simple fabric and felt flowers. I know there are many many variations of fabric bows and blooms going around, but she is the best I have seen in the DIY network. So I had some fabric and some packages to pretty up a bit, so tried out her technique. They are pretty easy and I've got to say the little piece finishing right in the middle at the end is so wonderful. (You've got to read her post and make one to understand...it will hit you like a ton of bricks).
NOW...speaking of being creative...my husband that is threatening to blog about ME needs to be bragged upon. Why? He decided to build a smoker. Yes, that is right - a SMOKER. ...to smoke MEAT.
|Cement block smoker metal flashing over fire side mesh to place meat on, chimney flue|
Not only did he build a smoker, he did it with scrap in a dump pile down by the firepit. Yes, you also read that correctly. the FIREPIT. DH also made a little firepit and matching little benches out of rock piles while he was casually building his smoker.
It must run in the family...I found this ramp in the driveway made by Stubells.
...and since this is a post of full disclosure...
Recently, I was reading an article on how to save money around the Holidays. I was thinking I was doing pretty good on the tips given until I got to #9. It advised to NOT BUY ANYTHING FOR YOURSELF while you are shopping for other people. Well, I kind of broke that rule when I bought this...
but CMON...looks at the subtext...
Could you resist that???? Besides....why have a smoker if you aren't going to know how to smoke your own bacon, hmm?
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