Holidays, Carnival Season

  The main focus for most of us in early January is putting away holiday decor, healthy eating, and getting a fresh start for the new year But in the South, January 6, or Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Ephiphany, marks the beginning of Carnival season, a time of masquerade balls, lavish parades, and … Continue reading

Home Decor, Winter Decorating

  I usually dash off to the beach right after Christmas but this year the forecast was rainy… So instead of scurrying to get holiday decor put away, I did something different         I kept a lot of decorations in place, and transitioned them from Christmas to winter         … Continue reading

Holidays, Family Christmas Fun

    My halls are finally officially “decked!” After 2 weeks of feeling they were a wreck!         I had a lot of help this year         The boys decorated the tree With no help from me!         They did a great job It made my … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Merry Birthday!

  A lot of people think it’s unfortunate to have a birthday so close to Christmas… Not me!     Having a December birthday has always made me feel extra special 🎄 Everything is Merry & Jolly with lights, ribbons, and sparkle…         I set a Merry table in the foyer for … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tis the Season!

  With our turkey barely digested, here we are in the first week of December! ‘Tis the Season!           Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate Christmas Tablescape Hop Tables to delight and inspire you all week long!           Ho ho ho, here we go!     … Continue reading

Holidays, Transistions

  Please tell me your house isn’t perfectly decorated for Christmas… With a beautiful table set for Thanksgiving too… and wonderful aromas drifting from your kitchen… It’s not?  Oh good! Because I’m in the stage I like to call a Holiday Hot Mess!         Things are migrating…         It … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Godwinks

  I have been trying to make November slow down,  and enjoy every minute of this peaceful month as we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays ahead         Thanksgiving is bittersweet to me My youngest son was born on Thanksgiving, and it was HH’s favorite holiday I lost them both too early, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fantasy Owl

  Happy Friday! Fall is flying by… I am having fun this month participating in the Doodlewash November Art Challenge Drawing or painting something everyday from the prompt list AND! My 11 yr old grandson is doing it with me!!       We both had fun drawing owls and I want to share my … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Thanksgiving Thoughts

    Are you all set for Thanksgiving?         Ours will be small and casual         After years of doing Thanksgiving with HH’s sister and her whole family, Everyone is going in a different direction now Our children are grown and have their own family obligations       … Continue reading

Creations, November Mailbox Swag & Turkey Wreath

  Oh dear calendar, I wish you would slow down!! Here it is almost mid November and I’m still having fun making fall crafts           Poor Thanksgiving, it barely has a chance squeezed in between popular Halloween and Christmas         I have enjoyed dressing up my mailbox this … Continue reading

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