Tablescapes, Candyland

    Is there anything cuter than the sheer delight candy brings to a child’s face? The tricky part is keeping them from eating it!     The  gingerbread houses were ready for decorating with muffin tins full of goodies       And I was itching to do a little decorating myself…     … Continue reading

Holidays, Angel choir Vignette

  One of my favorite decorations for the holidays are these humble angels made with burlap, wine bottles, pipe cleaners and shiny decorative trimmings {tutorial here}     They move  around from year to year     Singing on the mantel       on a shelf     or a sofa table     … Continue reading

Holidays, Frosty’s Meltdown

  Frosty makes an appearance at our house every year     He loves to surprise visitors in the powder room!     One year he took a Bubble Bath     One year he took a Shower     Last year he had a Spa Day     Complete with Snowman Makeup!     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Holiday Woodland

  I seem to be decorating backwards this year 😂     Our tree is still in a bucket of water outside but the dining room table is ready for Christmas Eve!       Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop     Chloe keeps us hopping every season when … Continue reading

Holidays, Coastal Christmas

Welcome to day 4 of the Celebrate and Decorate Holiday Home Hop! It brings me great JOY to have you here!     We don’t spend much time at our coastal home during the holidays       But we love to decorate and enjoy the holiday decor over New Year’s and into January   … Continue reading

Holidays, Kick off the Holidays with easy recipes and crafts!

  Now that Thanksgiving is past, it’s officially time to get jolly!     This is a round up of easy and almost effortless recipes and ideas to make your holidays Merry Psst…Cyber Monday sale today through Tuesday at Society 6       Have you finished your shopping, or barely started?     You … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas, DIYs and Giftaway Winner!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Some of the most treasured packages are things made from the heart, that extra meaningful gesture of giving something you have made Here are some suggestions for hostess gifts, friendship gifts, and something for someone who has everything   … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Go Wild for Thanksgiving!

I have been going wild not knowing what we were doing for Thanksgiving…     All of a sudden, after decades of tradition, our family was changing     What???     The large group would not be gathering this year…       Well, that’s okay, we can go to the beach, just our … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seaside Thanksgiving

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop! A collection of tables by talented tablescapers to inspire and delight! Our family tradition for decades has been gathering with HH’s sister and her family There are 24 of us now, total chaos and fun!  As the children have grown and married, things have gotten complicated… Now we … Continue reading

Holidays, Holiday Head Start & Gift-away!

I am not rushing the holidays, I promise!   My youngest son was born on Thanksgiving Day, and he would always insist that there would be no holiday anything until Thanksgiving was properly celebrated…so I get it…     I do love November, to me it’s a quiet month, after the joys of summer and … Continue reading

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