Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Idea

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Happy Thanksgiving friends! As you are getting ready to celebrate this special day we want to not only take a moment and tell you how very thankful we are for all of you, we also want to bring you a super simple last-minute idea for adding some extra beauty to your Thanksgiving decor this year, courtesy of our friend and regular contributor … [Read more...]

A Blue, Blue, Blue Thanksgiving Tablescape!

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  I've always been a traditional sorta gal.  I love classic colors associated with the seasons.  Red and pink for Valentine's Day, orange and brown for fall...green and red for Christmas. But sometimes it's fun to break away from tradition and create a fresh new color palette.  Like my blue and white Thanksgiving tablescape. … [Read more...]

A Thankful Thanksgiving Mantel

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I'm thankful for many things... I'm thankful for that very first sip of coffee in the morning...I can feel it coursing through my veins and bringing my out of my early morning stupor. I'm thankful for that moment when I rip off my skinny jeans and pull on my sweats...oh sweet, sweet elastic waistband come to mama. I'm thankful for the smell of … [Read more...]

Holiday Appetizer: Roasted Beet Salsa and Brie…and a giveaway!

Two Holiday Appetizers with Roasted Beets

There seems to be some foods that strike fear in the hearts of home cooks when it comes to preparation. BEETS They often seem to end up near the top of the list. Brussels sprouts may run a close second. I think it's because in days gone by, i.e. when our grandmothers and mothers made them, they boiled them within an inch of their lives … [Read more...]

Of Groaning Sideboards and Apple Pan Dowdy

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One November, when my husband and I were still fresh-faced newlyweds, we traveled from Oregon to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family. At the time, they lived next door to her in-laws (Southern transplants!) and I was so excited to introduce them to my new husband.  My sister's mother-in-law, Arlene, is every bit the true … [Read more...]

Blue and White Fall Dining Room Reveal ~Kirkland’s Giveaway

What is blue and white and orange all over? and no the answer is not the Auburn University  football team...Roll Tide! It's my new dining room! I'm so excited to share my dining room reveal with you, all made over for FALL!  I was privlidged  to team up with Kirkland's (and four other amazing bloggers) for a challenge to dress up a room for … [Read more...]

A Song of Thanksgiving

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  For the beauty of the earth, for the Glory of the skies, for the love from which our birth over and around us lies. Lord of all to thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise. For the beauty of each hour, of the day and of the night, hill and vale and tree and flower, sun and moon and stars of light. Lord of all to thee we … [Read more...]

Glitzy Thanksgiving Place Setting Menus…a fun last minute craft!

Glitzy Thanksgiving Place Setting Menus from At The Picket Fence and Krylon

   I know our minds are drifting towards Christmas.  We're already unpacking the ornaments, garland and lights in our minds, if we haven't already begun in our homes. Maybe you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner so you are putting off the Christmas decorating until the last car pulls out of the driveway. You possibly have those lights … [Read more...]

Farewell to Fall in My Home

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I love Fall. Super profound, I know! But, it dawned on my recently the real reason why I love it so much. And, I'm going to share it with you. Because I know you are dying to know, aren't you? So, before I say hello to Christmas it is time for me to say:     I don't love Fall just because I feel like my house … [Read more...]

Corn Husk Wreath and Flower Napkin Ring

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I never thought that I would have such a love affair with corn husks. It started out so simply...wandering the aisles of the grocery store...searching... And then, there they were....in the Hispanic Food aisle. So simple and unassuming in their plastic package.  And yet, even then, I could tell there was potential. The man at the register … [Read more...]