Saturday Shopping Pick – Poinsettia Pillow

poinsettia pillow

~Decorative Throw Pillow~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…   This poinsettia pillow is the perfect way to add a touch of the Holidays to your home with simple style. The appliqué is finished with hand-sewn beads at the center of the poinsettia. Shop for it at Home Decorators. $32.00 Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner […]


DIY Set of Cone Christmas Trees

cone christmas trees

~Christmas Craft~   Do you know how excited I was when I found some great cardboard cones at Michaels? They were a great price and ideas started swirling in my mind about the wonderful Christmas creations I could make. Then…everyone in blogland was making wonderful Christmas creations with these same cones! There were cones with […]


Peanut Butter S’mores ~ Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie recipes

 ~Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange~   If you’ll be participating in a Holiday Cookie Exchange, then you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing a great cookie recipe as part of  a Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange Party. It’s 30 bloggers sharing 30 Christmas cookie recipes! I’ll be sharing some Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies. My son […]


Jingle Bell Garland

jingle bell garland

~Let’s Take a Sleigh Ride~   What’s your favorite Christmas carol? Mine is Sleigh Ride. Every time I hear it, I think of riding in horse-drawn sleigh…like in The Santa Clause 2. Do you remember the scene? Scott a.k.a. Santa picks up Principal Newman and takes her to the faculty Christmas party in a horse-drawn sleigh. […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ Deer Me!

deer head

~Linky Party Time!~   You may have guessed from the title….we have a bit of a theme going on with this week’s top picks! This week’s “deer” themed top picks were chosen by one of my fabulous co-hosts, Trina from A Few Miner Adjustments. I guess great minds think alike, because I have a little […]


DIY Christmas 3D Subway Art

christmas 3d subway art

~Christmas Craft Showcase~   Have you made a purchase, not knowing what you’re actually going to do with the product? I have to confess that I do that sometimes. I see something cute and a few ideas run around in my head but honestly I don’t have a definite idea of what I want to […]


Saturday Shopping Pick – Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath

~Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…     Do you want a gorgeous Christmas Wreath without the mess that comes with a real fir wreath? This Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath is an amazing replica. It gives you a beautiful look for Christmas that you can use year after year. They come in […]


Decorative Box in Chalky Finish Paint

chalky finish paint box

~An Old Box Gets a New Look~   Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving some of DecoArt’s new Americana Chalky Finish Paint in a variety of colors and of course, I got to work transforming whatever I could get my hands on! One of my first projects was this decorative box. I decided to […]


Birthday Banner from Banner Envy

birthday banner

~Celebrate in Style~   When you throw a party, do you ever use a banner? Do you surprise your guest of honor with their own shout-out? Using a personalized banner at a special event is one of the best ways to express the importance of the day. Last week was my son’s birthday and I surprised […]


Christmas Home Tour 2013

Christmas home tour 2013

~The 12 Days of Christmas Tour~   I’d like to invite you to join me as I share my Christmas Home Tour with you today, as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Tour! It’s a great Christmas Tour involving 30 bloggers! We’re sharing our decorations, ideas, projects and more. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Isn’t this a fabulous […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party ~ #69

party top picks

~Happy December!~   Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you’re getting ready for Christmas. If so, that’s perfect because it’s my turn to share this week’s Top Picks and I decided to help you get in the mood with some amazing ideas for the season! I’m so excited to be choosing […]


Burlap Christmas Tree Skirt with Ribbon Trim

Burlap tree skirt

~Dressing Up the Tree~   I have a confession to make… Usually, my Christmas tree is naked below the waist! Yes…I normally go skirt less when it comes to my Christmas tree. My solution is to put the presents under the tree and camouflage that there’s no tree skirt. It’s never really been a problem, […]


Get Ready for the 12 Days of Christmas Tour

Christmas Tour

~12 Days of Christmas~   Can you believe it’s December 1st?! It’s here and we’re getting ready with the 12 Days of Christmas Tour. It’s a fabulous group of 30 bloggers that will be celebrating the Christmas season with you by sharing their homes, crafts, ideas and more! I’ll be sharing my Christmas home on […]


Saturday Shopping Pick – Pillar Candles

pillar candles

~Perfect Holiday Pillar Candles~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…   These sparkle cable knit pillar candles are perfect for the winter months. I love the cable knit design. They are handcrafted with tiny beads and dusted with glitter to give them a glowing effect. Shop for them at Pottery Barn. $16.50-29.50 Enter your email address:Delivered […]


Handmade Gift ~ Decoupaged Boxes

Decoupaged Star Boxes

~A Crafted Gift~   Christmas is approaching and thoughts are turning to decorations and gifts. In fact, I bet a lot of you are taking advantage of those Black Friday deals right now! But why spend money on an impersonal gift when you can create something yourself. Think about how much it means to someone […]


Have a Happy Thanksgiving


On this Thanksgiving Day, may you be thankful and happy…   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After the turkey is gone and you begin to celebrate the Christmas season, be sure to stop by next week as I take part in the 12 Days of Christmas Tour with some amazing bloggers! I’ll be sharing my Christmas tour on Wednesday, […]


Loving My Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel

~New Holiday Decor~   I’m so excited about Christmas and especially the new direction my Christmas decorations are taking this year. Last year, my decor theme was “Santa’s Belt.” It was a lot of glitter and sparkle and a little Ho-Ho-Ho. This year, I wanted to do something more traditional. In the words of Clark […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party & Christmas Features


~Happy Thanksgiving & Some Christmas Features~   What a week! This is such a special time of year and I’m so excited to be spending Thanksgiving with my wonderful family. My kids are home from college and I’m hosting this year’s meal. I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and in the meantime, […]


Home for the Holidays

Havertys sideboard

~Serve in Style with Havertys~   The holidays are such a wonderful time of year for many reasons. For me, I enjoy them because my kids come home for the holidays. My oldest two arrive home from college with the thrill of the season sparkling in their eyes. They can’t wait to visit with everyone […]


New Christmas Advent Calendar

Christmas Advent Calendar

~The Countdown Begins~   Actually, the countdown doesn’t begin until December 1st, but we have to be ready. Last year I created an advent calendar that matched my “Santa’s Belt” holiday decor. This year, my Christmas decorations are heading in a different direction, so a new Christmas advent calendar was needed. While I was at […]


Saturday Shopping Pick – Wingback Headboard

wingback headboard

~Nailhead Detailed Headboard~   Today’s Saturday Shopping Pick…   This full/queen wingback headboard has nailhead trim that creates a stunning bed. The charcoal fabric is beautiful and makes a fabulous neutral so that you can add a variety of colors and patterns to your bedroom. Shop for it Target. $274.99 Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner […]


Burlap Stenciled Table Runner

Burlap Stenciled Table Runners

~Easy No-Sew Table Runner~   Last night I realized that I never shared my Burlap Stenciled Table Runner that I made for my Thanksgiving table. In fact, I have two burlap stenciled table runners to share! This is absolutely the easiest project ever….completely no-sew! All you have to do is cut your burlap to fit […]


A Whole New Look for a Side Table

Chalky Finish Paint Table

~Chalky Finish Paint~   When I received the opportunity to try DecoArt’s new Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, I was over the moon! DecoArt’s products are amazing and I knew their Chalky Finish paint would be fabulous. I’ve recently began a makeover on my master bedroom and this little side table was crying for some […]


Twirl & Take a Bow Party~#67

Party top Picks

 ~What a Great Party!~   How are you today? I’m great…but busy! I’m starting to pull out the Christmas decor and evaluate what I want to use this year and what I want to leave in the box. So needless to say, I’m ready to take a break and party! Let me introduce you to […]


Thanksgiving Table Traditions

Thanksgiving Table

 ~#MyKindOfHoliday~   I think we all have Thanksgiving traditions that we love and cherish. It may be watching a Thanksgiving parade with your children or perhaps it’s a Christmas movie to get in the holiday spirit. It may be your famous pecan pie or cranberry salad. Setting a classic Thanksgiving table is one of my […]