Paper bag vase: Patriotic decor

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Let’s just call this your magazine to summer time fun. I am teaming up with not one, not two….but 110 other bloggers to bring you a slew of summer time ideas that all center around red, white and blue! The web will be lit up today with patriotic goodness so be sure to pass this link along and spread around the summer cheer! Search the hashtag … [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...]

Thanksgiving tablescape idea

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“Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flowers?” (name that movie ;) In case you want a last minute…throw-it-together…happy Thanksgiving table idea…. I'm here to help… 3 packs of grocery store daisies… A few small bud vases (you could use shot glasses…just sayin…) A basket full of pinecones and candles…. Let’s eat friends! :) … [Read more...]

DIY party favor: Dry dip mix recipe

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You know how I love a useful party favor… this one is yummy too! I researched and tested a few recipes…and tweaked a few here and there…and came up with this Bacon bite dip mix. It is best when made the day before you are going to serve it…to let the flavors come together. You still have time to throw this together for your Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Easy Thanksgiving craft: Chair back nametags

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I briefly told you about teaming up with some very fun and talented bloggers (Thistlewood Farms and The Hunted Interior) for a week of Thanksgiving Inspirations. I am up first with a really fun, meaningful, easy Thanksgiving craft. This comes together quick and what I love most about it…everyone gets involved. All you need is some burlap, … [Read more...]

Natural Fall Centerpiece (Fall table decor)

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My hard drive is busted. Yes….busted as in not fixable...as in I have been computer-less for 2 days. Funny how lost I feel without it….a bit un-nerved actually. Luckily I didn’t lose any data or pictures….and all that good stuff thanks to my Carbonite. Best $60 we ever spent. I should have my computer back tomorrow and it will be good as new….but … [Read more...]

Woodlands Spring Centerpiece

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Sometimes I spot something in a peddlers mall or thrift shop and I have not a clue what I may do with that particular object…but I know I can make use of it. That is exactly what happened when I saw these cedar pieces. There was a huge stack of them in a booth at a local peddlers mall. Someone must of just cut down a tree…it smelled marvelous! At … [Read more...]

A Thankful Table

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Oh...it's almost turkey time!!! My most favorite meal of the year! I love to set the scene in my dining room. I came up with something that is a bit out of the box for a decoration this year. I love it because there are SOOOO many possibilities...you will understand when you see what I used. And better yet....FREE....yeap...FREE!! Fist pump in the … [Read more...]

Fall tablescape

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I think in another life I was a set designer. I love to create a scene (not in the drama sense....in the decorating sense...) Here is what I came up with for fall this year. A couple of thrift store vases get a new coat of Krylon looking glass paint.  I had a bit of a hard time getting the paint to property dry...because of the shape of … [Read more...]

Carrot Napkins

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Some of you who follow on facebook recently saw my picture of the Easter carrot napkins.....thought I would share how I made them....I don't know what other time of year you might like to have your silverware be presented in a carrot---but Easter seems perfect ;)Twine, green napkins, orange gingham fabric ( about 9 x 9), silverwareunfold the … [Read more...]