Hello World! Welcome Friends! I trust all had a lovely weekend. Greg and I put up 6 Christmas trees yesterday! Mind you, they have only been set up and fluffed. For my long time readers, you will remember that I had a 14 ft. tree that we used at our very first home together. When we moved to the Colonial, the ceilings could not accommodate a 14 ft. tree, so she stayed in her box in a closet. Well, that sucker is now set up and fluffed and I took an inventory of all of the lights, ribbon and ornaments that I have. I will need to get a ton of lights since the 14 ft. tree has absolutely no lights at all. Also, I will need to purchase a ton more garland since this is the largest and grandest banister we have ever had. Looks like Hobby Lobby, Michaels’s and Target are on the list for today.
And, this year, I’m hosting Thanksgiving for the first time for my little family and my Mom. I hope you can pop back in tomorrow for a little visit where I will be sharing our Thanksgiving menu that is not quite traditional as well as all of the recipes. Greg and I had such a good time dreaming up our meal, and hope you can find some inspiration to help you make your preparations.
And, can I just say, I am so happy that I am finished with the One Room Challenge! That kitchen brought me to tears a couple of days. It seemed like it was the never ending project! The day after I finished the kitchen, I remember thinking, “Oh wow, I get to do laundry and clean and I don’t mind one bit!” We really like the way the kitchen turned out! If you haven’t seen the reveal, pop on over after you link up. You can click HERE or down below to check out my labor of love and sometimes hate!
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I am joining 22 other ladies as we share our halls decked for the Christmas Season! Mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss it!
Welcome to Week 232 of:
I know, she’s gorgeous! I can’t stop staring at this beautiful piece! To see more of this beauty and another one, stop by Living in a Fixer Upper! You won’t be sorry!
What a fun and meaningful craft! Pop on over to Burlap + Blue to get the scoop on her Thankful pumpkin!
This post from White Arrows Home is fantastic! Kristin shares all of her gorgeous finds and how they are now part of her absolutely dreamy log cabin in the woods!
I love the simplicity of this piece that Colleen at Life on Kaydeross Creek transformed. Everything from the lines, the color and the way she styled it! So pretty!
This is definitely on my list of things to do! Zip on over to My Thrift Store Addiction for a super easy tutorial to make your own Pom Pom blanket!
Culinary Delight Queen
How perfect would this be to come home to on a chilly evening: Slow Cooker Lasagna Tortellini Soup? Dash on over to Olla~Podrida to pick up the recipe!
Dessert King & Queen
I could eat this anytime, thank you! Run on over to Craft Beering to pick up the recipe for Pumpkin Strudel with Pumpkin Ale & Seeds!
If you are hosting Thanksgiving and have yet to finalize your tablescape, stop by Savvy Apron for some inspiration! I love the mix of metals!
Condo Blues took us along while she made a Glass Pumpkin! To check out the process, be sure to stop by for a visit.
Home Decor Queen
Rosemary & Thyme took her Sun Room from dark and dated to light and perfect! Stop by to see the rest of this gorgeous space.
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