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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Operation: Fall Chores

Around Bliss Ranch there are plenty of fall chores to take care of before Winter arrives.  Because our Winter is cold.  And full of snow.  Grrrr..... so depressed now.

The Chore Doctor

Anyway, it's not like anyone jumps up on the weekend and says "HEY let's go rake those beautiful Autumn leaves mom".  And...there is this Random Act's of Craftiness challenge going on over at His and Hers.  And.... my craft is random that's for sure!

So I have combined the challenge of getting the leaves raked
with the link party challenge at His and Hers.

The challenge:  This is the first month and a mystery item is revealed for participants to make something out of.  The item.....  game parts.   Has to be original.  As far as I know mine is original and I'm using "parts" all right.  Go check out the challenge, a gal can even earn a ribbon for a big fat FAIL.  Wonder if a big fat guy counts?


I started with this naked man.  Because really who doesn't like a naked man in that portly shape with all those ailments?  We'll call him Milton.  Milton Bradley.

You will notice Milton is not anatomically correct and neither is my redo.  Milton's skeleton 'bread basket' isn't anywhere near his stomach.

Operation:  Turn naked man into fleshless skeleton

I got my craft thing going on - really quite funny if you were watching me.  I turned a naked man in need of hospitalization for his ailments, into a Fall chore chart.  Have you ever considered that?  I didn't think so.

Remove his wrenched ankle?  You get to pick up the tools inside and outside of the garage.
Take out his Adam's apple and your job is to pick the rest of the apples on the tree and toss the ones on the ground to the chickens.
Water on the knee........ clean up the pool area.
Spare ribs....... choose what goes on the grill as a reward when done.
Broken heart...... pick up all the broken toys/junk and haul it away.
Charlie Horse....... get the ducks and chickens winterized.
Writers cramp...... RAKE.
Etc.

Moms Cheshire Pumpkin Grin

The rule is everyone plays.  Draw a card (the originals from the game).  Remove the body part that the game card directs and check the corresponding sheet of paper for your chore.  Doesn't even matter if you make his nose light up, in fact it's encouraged because then you get two chores.

Played every weekend till it snows or the chores are done. 

Operation Fall Clean Up

Everyone Wins!



Operation Party-Link here:
Random Acts of Craftiness @HisandHers
Wildly Original Bewitching Fall @IGottaCreate 
All Star Block Party @FullCircleCreations


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57 comments :

  1. That is such a cute idea! LOVE the fact that you turned it into a chore chart as well as the game. Great work :)

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  2. Haha this is great! What a fun way to get your kids to do their chores!

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  3. The funny bone is always the toughest to get! I'm up for anything that encourages my girls helping around the house!
    Kelly

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  4. you.are.hilarious!

    My guys for sure would do chores with this motivation. Unfortunately, since it never snows here (when hell freezes over & all that...) there's no timely impetus to spur them on.

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  5. Your mind works in mysterious ways...you are just too funny!!

    Let me know if it works for you!

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  6. LOL!!! I like the way you think. Cute makeover on Milton Bradley. I also need to find ways to get my kids to help me rake.

    Dee

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  7. Oh, this is the cutest thing evah! You are so dang smart and come up with the best ideas.

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  8. LOL!!! That's hilarious! And so cute! Only you would come up with that! So... Tell the truth... Did the chores get done? ;)

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  9. Fantastic idea! Only you could make it fun and functional at the same time!

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  10. Way to use evil for good. I like it! This turned out perfect.

    Thanks for participating!!

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  11. Hee hee hee... hilarious! How on earth did you think up this one and where is the 'computer eyes' piece? You know, the one that when you draw that card you have to get out work files? :D Fabulous! :)

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  12. B-E-Y-O-N-D. BRILLIANT!

    Pick the brain of Bliss..... you get an absolutely awesome/fall creepy/hilarious chore chart! <3

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  13. Classic Bliss! Very clever, girlfriend.

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  14. Haha this is too funny! You are very creative!

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  15. This is great! I love how it turned out-it'd make a really cute Halloween decoration! I love that you are getting your kids to do chores with it too- brilliant!

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  16. This is hilarious. I love your unique take on this challenge. I am sure the kids appreciate this as well :)

    What happens if you can't remove it successfully, if you get buzzed, are you free from doing chores :)

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  17. you are a creative genius! i LOVE this!!!!!!!

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  18. You crafty devil. You do have a wry sense of humor!

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  19. that is the perfect halloween game board upcycle!

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  20. OK, now THAT is seriously creative. Wow! A chore chart, Halloween decor, a challenge entry. Such a fun multi-tasking creation. And Milton never looked so good :)

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  21. This is so amazing!!! What a fantastic idea! I absolutely love it. Megan

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  22. I can't believe you're talking about winter and the cold already - summer's gone by so fast !
    With such a cool Mum and Milton, I'm sure all the chores will get done !

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  23. Such a cute idea!! You even maintained it as a game, which is impressive!

    And of course, the fat naked man in the house is an obvious perk. If only we were all so fortunate.

    (I can't believe I just typed that.)

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  24. This is hysterical...and at my age, ANY naked man is dicey...not just the portly ones like Milton.

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  25. Yes Yes Yes1! You win. I fold. That man is awesome! And how your brain works that way I will never know. Nor do I want to.

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  26. Bliss - OMGosh!! This has to be one of the most clever projects I have seen to date!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Blessings - Sara

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  27. This is hilarious...you must be up for a "fun mom" award ;-)
    (I never am.)

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  28. Now this is a chore chart that will really work! And all of a sudden the naked little man with goofy hair looks so much cuter with that pumpkin head. Love it!

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  29. You silly goose! This is a pretty good idea! I totally bombed on my entry - didn't get past buying 2 games at the thrift store.

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  30. I love it! What a creative way to get the chores done! That's what I need to have here! Only problem is...I'd be the only one playing! Thanks so much for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  31. Love it! Your creativity amazes me, not to mention, you're so darn funny!

    And don't think for a second I missed the part about earning a ribbon for a big fat fail. Does that mean I can get a ribbon for my primped pumpkins? hahaahaaa!

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  32. Very creative (and funny)way to get the work done! I'd like to do this, but with only 2 of us, I'd have to do half of the chores. No time left for blogging. :(

    My oldest daughter once dated a guy who dressed up as Mr. Milton for Halloween. Picture a nude bodysuit, red bikini undies......and so on. The parts were attached with velcro.

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  33. How fun and creative this is! You are a very clever Mom! --------- Shannon from Cozy Home Scenes which is now A COZY PLACE CALLED HOME.

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  34. HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH THESE BRILLIANT IDEAS...love this and so fun

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  35. What a great idea!! This would actually make doing chores fun. Well, maybe not. Regardless, very clever way of turning a game into a craft ... that actually does something besides look pretty!

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  36. Oh Bliss...this is spooky great...and kids might actually want to do chores (or maybe not, but they'll want to play the game anyway)! Plus it just looks good! BWAHahahaha! Love that pumpkin grin...

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  37. OhMyGoodnesss!! BRILLIANT,! Love, love, love the way the parts correspond with the chores! AND, soooo CUTE the way you've explained it all! This post totally made my morning! Now, I've got to see this party you're linking up with! :) :) :) ~Amber of WhatAmberLoves.com

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  38. I love that game! I will never, ever have it in my house or the sound of the buzzer would force to throw it out the window, just sayin' :) I wonder how my parents ever lived with it? Or with us!

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  39. How very clever of you!!! Cute decoration that is also practical!

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  40. So cute...not many folks can 'out-clever' you!

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  41. I've always loved this game. Now I need one to make myself do the housework. Great job.

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  42. HAHAHA. Five million points for creativity! LOVE this!

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  43. Enjoyed your post a lot and saw what you had written over on Suzanne's blog..well done

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  44. LOL!!! You're so MEAN! You've managed to totally wreck this children's game forever for your offspring who will always remember it NOT fondly. Seriously - I'm laughing hard. I will totally do something like this! FUNNY

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  45. Holy Operation Fall Chores! That is not only HYSTERICAL, it's, by golly, genius!!! I love it to pieces!!!

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  46. This is one of the most creative posts I've seen! How fun!!! It ALMOST makes chores a game!!! I was giggling all the way through!

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  47. Your idea is absolutely awesome. Great post,

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  48. Super cool and SUPER creative!! I love it.

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  49. You are soooo creative! I played this game when I was little....I love this upgrade. You are a STAR today! I'm featuring you over at I Gotta Create! Thanks so much for linking up at the party.

    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/10/jeepers-creepers-peepers-and-more.html

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  50. Your ideas are absolutely fabulous!!! I'm feeling inspired...thanks so much for stopping by earlier...I love your blog and your sweet feedback on my photography tips totally made my day! XO, Aimee

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