Preparing for Our Annual Christmas Party with Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints Invite

I was so excited when I opened our annual Christmas party invites! I can't wait to send them out! It's so hard to believe that it's time to do that. *squeal* I think invitations are so important….they are the first thing that someone sees about something special coming up….it can set the tone, create excitement, and everyone LOVES to get an invite! It makes us feel special and honored. This year I chose to go with a fun vintage Rudolph-type reindeer invitation from Tiny Prints. Our annual … [Continue reading...]

Just for You……


   Y'all. Can you believe Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK!? Wow! I just love this time of year…..and want to savor it as much as possible. I have some fun Christmas inspiration, projects, and ideas coming up soon…..but for today I wanted to share a special discount code to use in my Etsy shop just for you guys in case you might want to get a little jump on some shopping. =) We've added the full-sized French Sidewalk Cafe Chalkboard to the shop….it's the same one that you always see on our front … [Continue reading...]

Pursue the Passion w/ Jen Hatmaker Ticket Giveaway!


Ciao! I'm back from Italy and can't wait to share all about my wonderful adventure! I may have to let it sink in and process a bit before I can share… was just incredible. =) Are you familiar with Jen Hatmaker? She wrote the wonderful books: 7, A Modern Girls Guide to the Bible, and her newest one…Interrupted…. You may even follow her blog…..her website it HERE. She and her family also has a show on HGTV, "My Big Family Reno"…you may have seen it debut this past August! Well, Jen will … [Continue reading...]

Friday Favorites ::: Thanksgiving Fun!


   Can you believe that Thanksgiving is in just two weeks!? This is my favorite time of year…..and my heart is full. For this Friday's favorites I've rounded up some great links to Thanksgiving fun for you and your family. Here's a fun Thanksgiving Playlist…. 20 Thanksgiving Discussion Starters from my friend, Jen…….. Who doesn't LOVE The Princess Bride??!!! Here is a great Princess Bride Short Quiz {with answers}……perfect for Thanksgiving family gatherings…. Thanksgiving Eve … [Continue reading...]

Good Times at Allume…….


I don't know about you, but I've never been a big fan of conferences.  They are just not my thing. I've gone to several for business reasons or other seemingly necessary reasons……so, when I was invited to Allume I was hesitant. It wasn't necessary. It wasn't for business. Did I really want to go to a conference when I didn't have to? Allume is a Christian writer's conference….and I was pleasantly surprised to find unlike any conference I've ever attended. And, I'm so glad that I went. I feel … [Continue reading...]

6 Fun Thanksgiving Projects and Ideas

Thanksgiving Projects and Ideas

   Over the years I've shared several different Thanksgiving projects here on the blog. I thought it would be good to put them all together in one post. You can click on the titles to be taken to the post with all the details and how-to's. =) FREE Vintage Thanksgiving Printable How to Make Herb Basting Brushes Thanksgiving Pennant with FREE Printables Mini Wishbone Favors Thankful Boxes The Blessing Tree Do you have any fun Thanksgiving traditions or projects that you … [Continue reading...]

Friday Favorites ::: Coffee


   I absolutely adore coffee beverages. To me coffee is more of an experience than a drink. I love the smell, the warmness, the flavor. Here's some fun coffee inspiration for your weekend…. {For the recipes and links be sure to go to my Coffee Pinterest Board} Latte Art….fun info and how-to! How to Make Turkish Coffee…. I hope your weekend is filled with wonderful aromas of your favorite warm beverage! … [Continue reading...]

How to Polish Pumpkins ….

Vintage Cake stand with pumpkin

I learned this trick from The Pumpkin Lady….the lovely one that we bought our pumpkins from for many, many years. I miss her. Each season when we arrived to buy our pumpkins she would not allow us to leave until she had 'polished' them. She shared with us that not only did it clean them and bring out the color a bit more…but it preserved them to enjoy a bit longer, and deterred critters from nibbling at them when you used them outside. {It also deters those little teeny flying bugs … [Continue reading...]

NYC Recap


Tomorrow I will be heading out for a great adventure! Italy! I'm so excited! If you'd like to follow along….I'll be posting fun pics on Instagram and you can keep up with me HERE. A few weeks ago I spent a few days in one of my favorite places…..NYC. *sigh* I thought I'd share a teeny bit of that adventure…. The ice rink at Rockefeller Center opened the first day we were there…..the magical season has arrived! And, that couple in the middle? Just stop. Too cute…they had to at least be … [Continue reading...]

Porch Chalkboard NOW AVAILABLE!


   Hello! For quite some time now we have had MANY requests for a chalkboard  like the one we have on our porch. In my Etsy shop we have sold the mini ones for a couple of years now….but never offered a full-sized one. BUT, now they are available! If you are interested here is the link to purchase a handmade, full-sized French Sidewalk Cafe Chalkboard... $175.00 FREE SHIPPING! CLICK HERE We create them to be identical to the one we made for our front porch…. 20" x … [Continue reading...]

Friday Favorites ::: Creative Pumpkins


Love these wonderfully creative pumpkins …… which is your favorite?

I think this one is stunning…….

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