striped metallic centerpiece

striped metallic centerpiece

  How about an easy, last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece?   Here's what you need.   I started by drawing an outline of the 1 x 6 onto a piece of fabric.   Then I marked out lines for the tape. I used a friction pen so once I had the tape on I did a quick once over with the iron and the lines disappeared.   This baby is ready for some spray paint!   I love the … [Read more...]

music monday: joy

Steven Curtis Chapman-Joy

  Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was spent with family, some Christmas projects and the latest Bond movie. In other words, I had a fantastic weekend! I've got some more Christmas tunes for you today. I'm love, love, loving Steven Curtis Chapman's latest holiday album. And it is as advertised; joyful. Have a listen and I'm sure you'll feel the same.       Until next time.... … [Read more...]

’tis the season: posts of christmas past

ornament wreath

      Do any of you get super excited when you pull out Christmas decorations that you kind of "forgot" about? Do you feel like they're old friends greeting you with a big warm hug? Well, that's how I feel about my Christmas decorations. Weird? Perhaps, but it's how I feel. Today I'm sharing three past Christmas projects. All of which, are bursting with holiday merriment! (you can click on the picture for … [Read more...]

in the kitchen: thanksgiving appetizers

apple, brie & honey bruschetta

One of my Thanksgiving traditions is to try a new recipe every year. It usually ends up being an appetizer. I love, love, love appetizers! I could have a whole meal of just appetizers. As I combed through dozens of recipes I narrowed it down to these eight. I want to try every single one of these, they all look incredible! Cranberry Baked Brie   Lemon Thyme Bruschetta   Cranberry Salsa   Pear & Brie … [Read more...]

’tis the season

muppet ornaments

      Welcome to my new holiday segment featuring projects, ideas, decorating and recipes for the upcoming season! I thought I'd kick off this holiday merriment with these diy superhero ornaments I made last year. These are, by far, my most popular blog post. And probably one of my favorite Christmas projects I've made.   If you like those, I also made some Muppet inspired ornaments the same … [Read more...]

music monday: holiday listening

vintage christmas

  It's that time of year again! The Christmas music emerges and greets us like an old friend! I love Christmas music. And I believe you can never have too much of it. Here are three albums that I can't seem to get enough of. Each of these is pure holiday perfection! Go ahead. Have a holiday listen.         Until next time.... … [Read more...]

mod podge = happiness

mod podge typewriter case

  Sorry I've been a little absent lately. I've been busy working on some Christmas projects. Christmas! Projects! Ok, ok, on with the post.... Mod Podge. Amazing stuff. This is one of those project supplies that I ALWAYS have on hand. The uses for this incredible stuff are endless. If you don't believe me just click on over to Mod Podge Rocks and take a look at all the incredible projects there.     Using … [Read more...]

leafy fall centerpiece

leafy fall centerpiece

  So, October has come and gone and it's now November 1st. Whoa. I love Halloween, but not one day after October. It seems to be the only holiday that has to go as soon as it's over. All of my Halloween will be put away by the end of today. This morning I decided that I needed a new centerpiece on my dining table. And that it needed to be very fall and very fabulous!   So I headed outside and gathered some leaves from … [Read more...]

calling all Whovians!

doctor who magnets

  So here's how it is. Doctor Who is the best television show of all time in the history of ever. I know, I know, such a bold statement. But I believe it to be true. Curt and I started watching Doctor Who last year and became hooked almost immediately. Let's be honest, the British know how to do television right. Who's with me on that one? I decided to make some Doctor Who magnets. Aren't they fantastic?! (said in Nine's … [Read more...]