Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dollar PomPom Garland

I have been feeling a little non-creative over the past several months, hence my lack of posts. I love to create and I have dearly missed that outlet so I challenged myself to do a little something creative everyday. To get back into the creative habit I started off easy.
I purchased a few bags of pompoms from the Dollar store and with some thin jute and a larger needle I created some cute and very inexpensive garland.
           It looks so sweet on my Spring mantle. 
I also made one with more vibrant colors 
to use for the Summer. 
With a small investment of money and time, 
I was able to freshen up 
my creativity and my home.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Wishes

Sending Heart-filled Love 
Your Way.
Happy Valentines Day
to My Sweet Friends.
Thank You for Your 
Love and Support!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

*GREETINGS*

From Our House
To Yours
We wish you a
Happy Christmas
and a
Joyous New Year!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tell The People

My sweet momma is 87 years old and has Alzheimer's. It is a terrible disease that has taken away much of the person she once was. Yet there is much of her personality still intact. One day I asked her how old she was. She answered that she didn't know, so I followed up by asking how old she thought she was. "I don't know.....twenty?" Her reply made me smile, after all, don't we all feel like we're still twenty down deep inside.

On another occasion when I asked her age, and again she had no idea, I told her how long she had lived and that she had a wonderful life. Then I asked, "Have you done everything you wanted to do?" She quietly shook her head. "What more would you like to do, momma?" Her answer touched me deeply and has rested on my heart, "Tell the people I love them." Wise words from a wise woman.

The past few years have instilled upon me some very important lessons: Life is a very precious and fleeting thing. We can't take it for granted. Each and every day is truly a blessing.

As we gather with family and friends this holiday season I hope we can all honor my dear momma's wish.

Have a Memorable Thanksgiving
and Don't Forget to
 Tell the People You Love Them.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spray Paint Crush

It is a well known fact that I have a deep and abiding love for spray paint. I have noticed over the years that I go through phases where I latch onto a color and obsess over it---much like a tween girl with a crush on the cutest boy in middle-school.
Lately I've been crushing on metallic gold. I am loving that pretty yellow shimmer that reflects the fall light.

Gold is popping up in all of my holiday and home decor.
From gold spiders at Halloween to gold branches on the autumn mantle
I've painted a forlorn turkey and some antlers.

It seems that I can't find enough odds and ends to give a touch of glitz. I'm twitterpated with gold  and I'm certain this crush will continue on through the Christmas and New Year's.
Do you have a spray paint crush?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

No Turkey Mantle

I know many people start their Christmas decorating in November, however, 
I love celebrating Thanksgiving
I enjoy spending a month concentrating on giving thanks and acknowledging my blessings
Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays! I relish in decorating for turkey day. This year I decided to forgo the traditional turkeys in my fireplace decor, replacing them with mercury glass owls that I picked up on clearance. 
I used the same pumpkins and mercury glass candlesticks that were on my mantle for Halloween, changing out the black garland with fall leaves
Then I threw in some touches of gold. 
The banner was an easy DIY using burlap, jute,  store bought stencils and spray on gold glitter.


I have much to be thankful for and 
I count YOU, my blog friends, 
among my many blessings. 
Have a blessed week!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hot Drink Station

Although Halloween is long gone, I thought I'd share this simple and inexpensive idea that can be used for all the cold winter months. 
I wanted to do a little something special this year because I was so blessed to have ALL of my children and grandchildren here. I set up a hot drink station for my chilly trick-or-treaters to come home to, using items I purchased at the dollar store. 

There was a variety of drink packets to choose from: hot chocolate with marshmallows (with or without creamer), spiced apple cider, caramel apple, and cranberry apple. I corralled the drink choices, along with foam cups,  using white dishes on a vintage copper tray. I added a few sweet and salty treats, also purchased at the dollar store. 
It only took a few minutes and a few dollars to set up a little treat station that made my family feel extra special
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