Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for all of you! I'll be entertaining my brother & sister in law from Tennessee for the holiday and this weekend so I won't be posting till Monday. Take Care & see ya soon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Tablescape & Menu

See my little pumpkin salt & pepper shakers..I found them at a flea market for $3.

Do you recognize the frame?

I just added some fall leaves to the centerpiece. Let me know if it looks better with or without the leaves. I also changed the candle to white. Which color candle do you like better?

Thanksgiving Menu

Herb Roasted Turkey
Old Fashioned Mashed Potatos
Orange Spiced Yams
Green Bean Casserole
Corn Bread & Sausage Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce
Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Pecan Caramel Cheesecake
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Apple Pie


water, coffee, cranberry punch, & iced tea

If you want to see more tablescapes...go on over to Susan's blog-Between Naps On The Porch

Monday, November 24, 2008

Make Iced Branches

You know how in the winter ice crystals just sparkle when they catch some sunlight? Well you can recreate that look in your holiday decorations! I'm sure you've see the ice crystal branches in stores or the garlands that have ice crystlas in them. Now you can make your own! It's very easy! All you need is:

Tree Branches
Glue (I use Aleene's Tacky Glue)
Colorfill Diamond Vase Filler 1 lb by Garden Splendor
(I bought mine from eBay, although you might be able to buy it at Hobby Stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels)

Step 1.

Place a sheet of newspaper down for a work area. Pour a pile of Colorfill Diamonds in the center.

Step 2.

Place tacky glue on the branches and roll in the Diamonds. Let set 1 hour and you have ice covered branches. I might suggest that you spray the branches with an acrylic sealer after they are iced. Easy as that!

Variations: Add some artificial moss or red berries to some of the branches

Remember to show us all your Ice Crystal Branches when you get yours completed!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Amazing Song Sunday

Just got back from church with my 2 daughters. Hubby couldn't go because he has so many custom rug orders that he had to catch up on. Anyway, we sang a song that was so moving that I wanted to share it with you. In fact I think from now on every sunday I am going to share a new it will be officially called "Amazing Song Sunday"

God Bless You!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas Trees Galore!

I went to a local store called House to Home here in Hot Springs and fell in love with their decorated Christmas Trees! They were all STUNNING!! The owner Jennifer Huett and a friend of hers decorated the trees all themselves. Jennifer said the trick is to add alot of stuff...the more the better!

**Remember you can click on each photo to enlarge them!

Have you ever seen an upside down tree?

Love this tree! She said this is the most popular tree in the store. She also said it looked better a few weeks ago before customers started buying things off of the tree.

Love the feathers!

Red and Green Tree

Oh and this Aqua, White & Silver Tree would look amazing in my 20 yr old daughter's bedroom! Too bad, there isn't enough room in her room for a tree like this!

How about an All Red Tree?

And Red with Silver

A Copper/Bronze/Gold Tree (this would even look great for Thanksgiving)

Notice the sign?

Hope you enjoyed seeing the christmas trees as much as I did! Although the pictures don't do them justice! What is your favorite?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Reason for the Season

Melissa from The Inspired Room is hosting a "Reason for the Season" link share. She is asking how you incorporate the "meaning of christmas" into your christmas decor and/or festivities.

Our children were not taught to believe in Santa Claus. Instead we wanted them to know that we celebrate Christmas in remembrance of Jesus' birth and that we give gifts to each other like the wisemen brought gifts to baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

We have a birthday cake on Christmas that says, "Happy Birthday Jesus" and we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.

We also always go to church on Christmas eve. We take communion and sing Christmas carols.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Decorating for Christmas

While looking through photos on my computer I came across a file of Christmas decor that I kept for inspiration. I think you will enjoy seeing these great inspirational photos as well. Remember you can click on the photos to enlarge them for easier viewing.

OOPS that's not a christmas did that get in there?? LOL! It is such a great photo I just had to share it with you!

I can't wait to see all of your Christmas decorations!

Happy Decorating!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Sweet Christmas Tree

I've been looking for some craft ideas to do with my 11 year old daughter for the holidays and found instructions on how to make this adorable candy christmas tree.

**Scroll to the bottom of the page to turn off the music so that you can hear the instructions on how to make the candy tree.

I think this will be a fun mother/daughter craft project for the holidays! I wonder if it would work with candy canes??

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sparkly Animal Print Leopard Ornaments

Just thought I would share some leopard & zebra ornaments that I have been making & selling for the past couple of years. They have been extremely popular!Have them in a few high end boutiques around town. They are so sparkly...they catch the lights of the tree and sparkle like diamonds!

If you are interested in the can find them on my etsy site.

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A New Blog Header

I've been playing around with my blog header when I actually should be working on my kitchen cabinets. I'm not great at making an awesome header like some of you are... but I think it's ok. The snowman is actually a rug that we made a couple yrs ago. You can click on this photo to enlarge it so that you can see all the details.

Ok, I'm done playing gotta go get some work done on that kitchen of ours. Using liquid sander to remove the finish and then hope to get some primer on them before the days over.

The Family

The Family