Frosted Glass Glitter Pumpkins

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So did you hold your breath?  I hope not.  I told you on Tuesday that Thursday might arrive with some more sparkle.  This is a throwback to my Frosted Glass Glitter Pumpkins I showed you last season.  This will probably be the last of the German Glass Glitter so soak it all in.  You will miss it once it is gone.  Really. You … [Read more...]

Getting My Sugar Cone & Ice Skate Swag On

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The nature of this business requires talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving – or even Halloween – has passed by.  I can’t live in the moment or I’d be eight weeks behind, and we can’t have that, can we?  While I don’t let Christmas into my personal life until the turkey has been consumed and all thanks has been given, it is … [Read more...]

DIY: German Glass Glitter Frosted Branches

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Hmmm…  Did you just roll your eyes when you saw the title to this post?  Whaaaaaa?  Another German Glass Glitter post?  Heck yeah.  I only get this stuff out once a year and while it is out, I’m going to milk it for all its worth.  So yes - these are my German Glass Glitter Frosted Branches. Not only that, I am SO not a … [Read more...]

DIY: Plaid Patchwork Reindeer

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Okay.  So I have a confession.  I LOVE plaid.  Cool plaid.  Hip plaid.  Any plaid.  So much so, that I’m taking my love of plaid into today’s DIY:  My Plaid Patchwork Reindeer. Plaid, with a little bit of twinkle. Traditional Christmas with a twinkle twist.  Perhaps I like plaid because it is similar to comfort … [Read more...]

DIY: Corn Husk And Coffee Filter Flower Tutorial

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Yesterday, I showed you all of the “after” photos of these flowers.  Today, it is time to get to work.  Time for the Corn Husk and Coffee Filter Flower Tutorial.  Step. By. Step. You will need the following items: Corn husks (found in the Hispanic aisle at the grocery store) Brown coffee filters Wooden … [Read more...]

Making Corn Husk Flowers – Holiday Style

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Corn husk flowers.  There is beauty in the simple things. Simple things made by unrelated items that you may find in the places you frequent the most. Your house.  Your garage.   The grocery store. Fall isn’t only about the vibrant colors of maples, aspens and oaks. The neutrals play a big role as … [Read more...]

How To Do A Linen Napkin Turkey Fold

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Good morning!  In the past, I have a showed you a variety of ways to fold your linen napkins for your table settings, and today, we are going to add a turkey fold to the library just in time for Thanksgiving. Cassidy is going to be my hand model so I can use my hand to get the best possible picture. And her hands are … [Read more...]

My Breakfast Nook Makeover Reveal

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Well, it has been a while but I’m finally able to show you my breakfast nook makeover.    To refresh your memory, this wasn’t a big makeover – just some paint and furniture changes. The goal was to lighten things up. Here is an old before picture a couple of years ago at Christmas.  Notice the lights, … [Read more...]

This San Francisco Trolley Bell Is Now A Part Of My Thanksgiving

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Being my favorite city, San Francisco does indeed have my heart.  However, in return, I have something from San Francisco.  I couldn’t resist it when I found it:  an antique trolley bell.     And I’m going to be putting it to good use this Thanksgiving.  With over 30 people mingling about over the noise of … [Read more...]

Preparing The Cornucopia

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If we had to choose one tradition that is indicative of the Thanksgiving holiday, I believe it would be the cornucopia.  Also known as a Horn Of Plenty, it is a symbol of abundance.  Although it dates back to times before the American Thanksgiving, it is our way of showing that the harvest was bountiful and we will not go … [Read more...]