Archives for November 2011

The Good Mood Board {Living Room Edition}

The Good Mood Board {Living Room Edition}

Today I'm thrilled to be back participating in the The Good Mood Board Series organized by Cassity from Remodelaholic Cassity has put together a group of eleven different bloggers to give you all a glimpse into our own personal styles through mood boards we each have created. The goal of the series is to provide inspiration to get your creative juices flowing and for all of us to gain a better understanding of what we love, and seek, for those things. The last Good Mood Board topic focused on Master Bedrooms and if you happen to miss that Continue reading

Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe with Carapelli Olive Oil

Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe with Carapelli Olive Oil

This post brought to you by Carapelli. All opinions are 100% mine. With the holiday party season quickly approaching, it's time to hit the kitchen and start gathering your quick and easy appetizer recipes. One of my favorite savory go-to's is Caramelized Onion Dip as it is simple and convenient to put together - plus budget friendly if you're serving a large crowd. If you have ever caramelized onions you know there is really not much to it other than a little patience - Though using a premium olive oil when sautéing is key to enhancing the Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party with Promgirl.net Dress Giveaway {No. 82}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party ~Please Note the Guidelines Below Prior to Submitting Links to This Party~ Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday weekend! Now that the season for glorious soirees and joyous get-togethers has arrived - it's time to pull out your best party attire. This weeks guest couldn't come at a better time and don't let the name fool you - as they have dresses to make every girl feel special no matter what the occasion may be. Please welcome Promgirl.net. Promgirl.net has been Continue reading

70 Unique and Unusual Christmas Holiday Wreaths {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

70 Unique and Unusual Christmas Holiday Wreaths {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Now that the holiday season is upon us it is time to fill our homes with festive decor. Holiday Wreaths are one of the most popular items used to decorate for the season. Whether hung on a front door to welcome guests or used as an addition to your indoor decor - wreaths are one of the simplest and easiest ways to instantly dress a space. While I love the feel of a traditional wreath, typically found in abundance this time of year - the possibilities are endless for creating a unique wreath that Continue reading

Mini Pinwheel Thankful Garland Banner

Happy Thanksgiving My Friends. I have so much to be thankful for this year ~and truly grateful for each and every one of you. I had great intentions of creating a meaningful 'thankful' project this year however, the past few weeks have flown by very quickly. I did mange to pull together this fast and easy Paper Thankful Garland made from a few supplies I had stored away. It can be made in less than an hour and customized by you, your family and even left blank for your holiday guests to fill. Materials Needed: Scrapbooking Paper Continue reading

My Thanksgiving Day Attire and a Special Shabby Apple Holiday Discount {Spanish Steps Review}

As a little girl one of the excitements of the holidays was getting new dresses to wear each year to our family gatherings. My mom always took the time to make sure my two sisters and I, along with our brother, had coordinating outfits and everything was always laid out and ready to go the night before. It was one of those little traditions my mom took pride in and I have to admit to this day, I still try to uphold for myself. Even though now-a-days each of us has our own style, my sisters and I still always call each other to see what each Continue reading

Sunday Showcase Features and a Few Giveaway Winners

Are you ready to give thanks this year? I get so excited when the holidays come around as spending precious time with friends and family is one of things that means the most to me. I still have quite a lot left to do and I'm thinking I should probably get busy! Here are some creative from the Sunday Showcase Party for any last minute planners, like myself, or to tuck away for next year. Thanksgiving Tabletop Submitted by Chris at Celebrations at Home Thanksgiving Tablescape Submitted by Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Continue reading

Make a Rustic Fresh Fruit Bird Feeder for Your Feathered Friends

Make a Rustic Fresh Fruit Bird Feeder for Your Feathered Friends

This time of year I can't help but think about our feathered and furry friends outdoors. I have previously made a few treats, like the bird seed wreath, however I always seem to have fruit on hand that for some reason or another that ends up starting to go bad before we get around to eating it. Instead of tossing it in the compost, I put together a quick rustic handmade bird feeder to give it one last opportunity to be consumed. Materials Needed: Scrap Wood or 1 X 1 Square Garden Stakes Metal Kitchen Skewer Wood Glue Metal Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party with ESaleRugs $300 Rug Giveaway {No. 81}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party ~Please Note the Guidelines Below Prior to Submitting Links to This Party~ Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! As the holidays arrive and we prepare to entertain, it's the perfect time to accessorize the decor and warm your home with rugs. Please welcome this weeks sponsor ESaleRugs. ESaleRugs is a family owned business specializing in exclusive Persian, Oriental, contemporary and traditional floor coverings - all at affordable prices - up to 75% Off Retail. They are renowned for their Continue reading

60 Stylish Table Settings for Thanksgiving – Tablescape Ideas and Inspiration {Daily Buzz Moms 9X9}

60 Stylish Table Settings for Thanksgiving – Tablescape Ideas and Inspiration {Daily Buzz Moms 9X9}

Hello. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far. I am really anxious to start going through my Christmas boxes after the incredible week of inspiring projects. If you happen to miss the Handmade Holiday Series you can check out all twenty five guests {here}. As exited as I may be to break out the red and green, I still have a table I need to dress for Thursday. From casual and fun to chic and sophisticated - there are no boundaries when it comes to selecting a theme for your holiday table to fit your own personal tastes. This Continue reading