Last week I showed you some of my Christmas decor which included this cloche full of ornaments. I’ve had couple questions about how I got the ornaments in the cloche. So when I helped my Mom decorate over the weekend I snapped some pics of how we filled her cloche so I could show you!
A few weeks ago I made a bunch of these ruffled scarves. As I was cutting them out I thought it might be nice to do a quick tutorial for those of you who would like to make your own. If you don’t want to bother ordering the fabric and sewing one yourself you can find them for sale in my etsy shop - and for a couple more days you can still get 25% off orders of $30 or more when you use the coupon code SHOPSMALL!
And without further advertising my shop I bring you a Ruffled Scarf Tutorial
I started my decorating early this year – I usually wait till Friday after Thanksgiving but this year I started earlier in the week this year. I had a couple other houses to decorate and wanted to get a head start on mine so I could decide what I was using in my own home and what I could take to use elsewhere. I never seem to start my decorating the same place – this year I started with my china cupboard and I love how it turned out.
Sunday evening my girls were part of a Christmas play at church. A shadow dancing play. Well, 2 of them were part of the play and one of them was part of the audience watching the play. For some reason my middle girl decided she didn’t want to participate this time. The play was amazing and so totally awesome. I did the best I could at photographing it!
Do you shop the weekend after Thanksgiving? Do you get out there early with all the crowds on Friday or Saturday morning? Do you shop online? Hit up all the Cyber Monday sales instead of Black Friday?
Thankful to Thee, our voices raise
In grateful sacrifice of praise,
Myriads of blessings to thank Thee for,
I know Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I am thankful for a lot of things. And I can celebrate Thanksgiving with tinsel and boxwood and glitter and twinkle lights and nativities. Just because I am setting my sights on all manner of holiday decor doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten Thanksgiving! Today I have some Musings to share with you about the Season.
We have this cranberry salad every year at Thanksgiving, but it’s not just for Thanksgiving – it’s for any time of year you decide to have a Turkey dine it.ner. We have a Turkey dinner for Christmas with my husbands family and I always take cranberry salad. And it is always a hit! I’ve shared it before but reposting it now seemed like a good idea since this is the Grandma that just went home to heaven. I will think of her every time I make this – and remember the time I called her to ask exactly how she made it.
On our vacation I managed to get a bit of shopping in. There was a goodwill close to our hotel, a Greatland Taget, and antique mall we wandered through while waiting on time for me to go to my paint class, and near the end or out trip we went to Milwaukee to the Harley Davidson Museum and I also managed a quick trip to an amazing antiques shop that Laura had recommended I go to. Today I’ll share the things I bought. I have pics of the shop and of the Harley museum but they aren’t edited and I’m being lazy. Since these were already edited this is what you get
I’ve been avoiding my computer all weekend. Like the plague. I know when I sit down with my laptop I’ll be busy for at least a couple hours. And the longer I avoid opening my laptop the longer I know it will take me when I do open it and the longer I know it will take the more I avoid it. Vicious circle to be sure. I even avoided it Sunday evening and I almost never miss writing a blog post on Sunday to be published on Monday morning. And those Sunday posts I’d been writing? Yeah, I have been avoiding them too. It’s not that I don’t have thoughts to write about – I do! I have so many thoughts swirling through my brain that when they finally make their way out onto a page of print it will be such an explosion you won’t want to be anywhere near! I’ve been avoiding it for various reasons - but hopefully soon I will pull myself out of my writing slump and make my voice heard again
For now how about a little furniture makeover? Painting an upholstered chair! And a few other projects thrown in just for fun.
I can’t believe it’s been over a week already since we got home from our vacation! And I’ve hardly shared any of it with you! Can’t say that life is boring by any means! I hit the ground running when we got home and I’ve not stopped. I’m going to need another vacation soon at this pace!
So many things I want to share with you I don’t know where to start. So I guess I’ll just edit photos and share as I get to it. Today I’m sharing about the shop that instigated our trip. I met Laura from The Ironstone Nest over a year ago through her blog and I’ve followed her ever since.