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Wouldja Ouija?

Every time I think of something I’ll need for the Halloween party, I add it to an Amazon wish list. I don’t always necessarily end up purchasing everything online, but it helps me keep track of what I need. Recently I went searching for a ouija board. I wanted one for decoration, was planning on mounting it on a wall so that no one would be tempted to use it (even though I am fully aware that it is stupid and superstitious to believe that a board game invented by Hasbro that is recommended for 10 to 15 year olds has any kind of supernatural power), because ever since seeing the Paranormal Activity movies, I refuse to take any chances. Don’t get me wrong- I looooove ghost stories. I don’t mind going to supposedly haunted places, and honestly crave a real paranormal experience. But I do not want any crazy ghostly shit going down where I live. I hate moving. As much as Husband and I rail against the people on those sort of “true ghost story” shows (not the hunters. Your magnetic field detector or whatever proves nothing. And I know that’s an intern slamming doors while you pretend to piss your pants and whisper-scream ‘Shh! Did you hear that?? Ohmygod’), the ones that won’t leave the house even though all their pets are dead, and they hear screaming in the attic all the time, and every morning the fridge is on the ceiling etc, and THEY WON’T LEAVE, we’re always yelling at the TV, like “Oh we’d be so f***ing out there, like ages ago! Stupid!”. We probably would live in denial for a ridiculously long time, because this condo is awesome and moving is terrible.
Back to the point (finally), I went looking around Amazon for a ouija board. I couldn’t find one for under $20, and that’s ridiculous. So I decided to make one instead. Behold my Thursday afternoon project:

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I am 100% aware that the lines aren’t straight and that the numbers especially double in size from left to right. I guess that’s what happens when you freehand.

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Coasters and Burritos for Breakfast

Today is a day of happy substitutions.  I made the best breakfast burrito EVER due to the fact that I was out of milk (whipped a little spurt of garlic Cesar dressing into 2 eggs and cooked, rolled it up in a tortilla with 1 cut up breakfast sausage, mozzarella, and leftover couscous and veg.  No milk for coffee either, so Cool Whip stood in.  Amazing.  Highly recommend.  As long as you’re obstinately ignoring a decadent slide into obesity, like me).  Due to the fact that I didn’t have the necessaries to make the million other craft ideas I had spent all day yesterday combing the Internet for, I ended up making these:

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These coasters are made from old CDs, clothes I was about to get rid of, and some fabric paint.  I still have some polishing up to do on them; sharpen the edge cuts and put a thin piece of plastic on top for protection, but you get the idea.  These are so easy to make, and you don’t need to buy anything!  Look around the house for odds and ends that aren’t currently living up to their potential, and see what you come up with.  And before you say it, it is NOT too early to be making Halloween stuff.  I honestly tend to struggle for inspiration UNLESS I’m working on Halloween crafts.  Then I can hardly seem to keep up with myself.  So you can certainly continue to expect more fartsy-craftsy posts!

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