A Holly Tree & My Sprint To The Finish Line

Christmas Eve At Suttle Lake

Why do holly trees have to be so beautiful yet be so difficult to work with when creating Christmas scenery?  I love the shape, color and contrast that you get with a holly tree, but the needle sharp fangs on the leaves really need to tone it down a notch. I’m not patient.  I don’t want to wear gloves.  I just want to get it … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2014

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The pantry is stocked, the puzzle has been selected, the wine is on the way… and the table has been set.  The best part is that I kept my Thanksgiving tablescape very simple this year.  Take a look… The biggest impact was the easiest:  greens cut from bush along my driveway and a bunch of tangerines from my fruit … [Read more...]

A Hanging Cookie Display For Your Holiday Table

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It is crunch time in homes across the country.  Mine included.  While we are crunching time, why not crunch some cookies as well?  Before we do though, let’s display them in a fun way for Thanksgiving by creating a hanging cookie display!    Don't laugh at me...     My original intent was to find a … [Read more...]

Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decor

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Are you a last minute type of person?  Do you like to be spontaneous and shoot from the hip rather than prepare and take aim?  Does it occasionally drive you crazy that you don’t have all the T’s crossed and I’s dotted weeks in advance?  Or even days in advance?  Do you now find yourself wondering how you can dress up your table … [Read more...]

DIY: German Glass Glitter Wine Stems

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As the holidays approach, it is most likely that we will be hosting friends and family on more than one occasion.  Whether it be a quick and casual get-together, or a long weekend of gathering, why not give your hosting skills a signature?  Something that makes you stand out and that they will remember, or perhaps share with … [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...]

10 Thanksgiving Day Activity Ideas For The Family!

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Each year, as we start our planning for Thanksgiving, we find ourselves thinking of ideas to keep everyone comfortable, happy, busy, well-fed and entertained.  We need Thanksgiving Day activity ideas to put into action.  After all… Most homes will have little feet running around in multiples here in a few weeks.  Sneaking … [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...]