Fall Entertaining Inspiration: Let’s go pinning…

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Oh my goodness it was a beautiful fall - like weekend here! I was sharing lots of fun fall ideas over on instagram. It was fun to pull out some fall things and spruce up the house a bit. So many great ideas out in blogland. ...and on pinterest! There isn’t a doubt…Pinterest is here to stay. It is this generations form of inspiration and a fabulous … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Playlist (Music for Thanksgiving)

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Good music will set the mood for any great together. I have been compiling a little list of songs that are great to listen to in  the background for your Thanksgiving celebrating. I use Spotify….(which I loooovvveeee). You can make an account and just click follow and my Clever Thanksgiving playlist will show up on your account too. It is a really … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Wreath

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So I was walking through Lowes…checking things off my list when it hit me….I had some sort of DIY epiphany somewhere in between aisles 3 and 14…Has that ever happened to you? I have been feeling like my creative mojo was lost….but right there in the middle of the adhesive aisle it all came back. BooM! What a good feeling:) So from then on…. I … [Read more...]

Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape & A Thanksgiving Favor

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Target has provided some pictures in this blog post and I have been compensated for my review; as always thoughts, projects and ideas are my own. You know how every year I like to give my family a parting favor on Thanksgiving. Last year I gave them some dry dip recipe…another year I gave some sugared almonds…and cinnamon butter (this post is … [Read more...]

25 things to do now (Thanksgiving Prep List)

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The holidays seem to fly up and hit us in the rear sometimes….for real. I like to get a jumpstart on as many things as I can to make the whole season a whole bunch more enjoyable. Here are a few things that you can do now….so that you can enjoy your Thanksgiving too. (this list is mainly for people who will be hosting the big meal…but hopefully you … [Read more...]

DIY Claw Machine Kids Costume

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I have to say….this is not be finest moment as a photographer….these pictures were taken last September…at night…many by kids….we were in a “getter-done” mode if ya know what I mean. But….the costume turned out so cute that I wanted to share. I was visiting Melissa last September…and we had planned to do these costumes all weekend…but like usual … [Read more...]

Fall Porch…and a story about a rocker

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Even though it seems that fall and summer have swapped places (not cool by the way Mother Nature...not cool....) It hasn't stopped me from decorating the front porch a bit for fall. And so begins the story of the rocker...not the kind of rocker…like head-banger rocker…not that I am not cool with that or anything…but this kind of rocker… Text … [Read more...]

Simple Tomato Soup Recipe

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Grab your grilled cheese people…you gonna wanna go dippin…I have shared some other tomato soup versions that are equally as tasty. However the ease of this one…and the flavor…it is really the perfect ending to day. I personally would double this and keep some in the fridge. All you need is a salad and maybe a grilled cheese and your done….a … [Read more...]

Mini Fall Luminaries (Fall Mantle Décor)

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Hey it’s Friday!! Whoohooo! Ready to get your Fall on this weekend?? Here is a fun Saturday project…that will have your mantle ready…and last all the way through to Thanksgiving. Enjoy! My mantle was already looking pretty “fall like”….but of course I had to fuss with it a bit after I thought of these fun little mini luminaries. I am not much on … [Read more...]

Easy tricks for Styling a Mantle

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Hey all! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. I will be taking the rest of the week off because I am headed to the BigApple ;) Miele asked me to participate in a campaign called #pureairblog. I am excited to visit their headquarters in Princeton and learn more about their vacuums and appliances! I will be spending time in Princeton, NJ and then NYC for … [Read more...]