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November Favorites, Greenery for the Mantel, Winter Bedding & Great Stocking Stuffers

Plaid Bedding Duvet for Winter and Holidays

Happy Weekend to you! Do you have some Christmas shopping planned today? I think I'm going to visit my nearby Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn today just to see what's all on sale. I LOVE shopping in both stores this time of year. Before I get into my November favorites, just wanted to share a quick photo of the greenery I used on the mantel this year. I was so busy getting ready for family to arrive for Thanksgiving, I never got around to adding anything else. … [Continue Reading...]

The Christmas Train

Christmas Tablescape with Better Homes & Gardens Train Christmas Plates

Welcome to the 585th Tablescape Thursday! Everywhere I look, there are reminders of how special Thanksgiving was this year. The last time my son, daughter-in-love and grandchildren were here for Thanksgiving, one grandson was still just a twinkle in his parent's eyes and the one that was here was very small, too small to really understand where he was or what was going on. This time was so different, they understood everything. It was so much fun watching them … [Continue Reading...]

Tent Beds & Dinosaur Sleeping Bags for Visiting Grandchildren During the Christmas Holidays

Dinosaur Sleeping Bag for Overnight Stay

Merry Christmas! How was your Thanksgiving? Our Thanksgiving was great, the days just passed way too quickly. Having this house filled with family and two boisterous little boys was a joy! I was so sad when it was time for them to go home, I was almost in tears as they drove away. The only thing that made me feel a bit better was knowing I'd be seeing them again in just a couple of weeks. Do you have little ones coming to visit this holiday season? A few weeks … [Continue Reading...]

23 Beautiful Ideas for Decorating for Christmas + A Delicious Punch for Your Holiday Party

December 2017 Snow in Georgia, Christmas

Here they are, all in one post, my favorite ways to get ready for the Christmas holidays! I hope you find this helpful as you decorate, craft, cook and prepare for the holidays! You may want to bookmark this post for future reference if you see something you would love to make or do as Christmas draws closer. Also, please feel free to pin any of the images to Pinterest if you find that helpful for locating those posts later. Click on each highlighted TITLE … [Continue Reading...]

Transforming My Home, Table & Wardrobe This Cyber-Monday

Welcome to the 566th Metamorphosis Monday! Today is Cyber Monday! There are so many amazing deals going on right now, I had to share some of my favorites today. The ones I'm sharing will transform your home and your table for the holidays. Some will even give your wardrobe a holiday boost. Before we get into some of the amazing sales I've found, if you are starting to decorate for Christmas and will be hanging wreaths on your windows or around your home as I … [Continue Reading...]

The Best of Black Friday Sales

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I haven't done any Black Friday shopping until this evening but I'm finding some awesome deals! Here's what I'm loving so far! Noritake is offering 30-50% off sitewide! You'll find the sale here: Noritake: 30%-50% Off.   Tartan Bedding On Sale I'm often asked about the tartan bedding in my master bedroom. It's currently on sale 50% off here: Tartan Bedding. That's the most I've ever seen it on sale! I'm not sure, but the code HOME at checkout … [Continue Reading...]

A Cozy, Candlelit Thanksgiving Table Setting

Thanksgiving Table Setting by Candlelight

Welcome to the 584th Tablescape Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'm so excited because I have a beautiful Thanksgiving table to share today, a table created by my friend, Teresa, for her Thanksgiving feast with family this year. You may recognize Teresa from the fun, crazy adventures we had together while traveling through Egypt. Teresa was there when I was almost pickpocketed while shopping in the infamous Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar. (Read more about that … [Continue Reading...]

A Recent Kitchen Upgrade That’s Life Changing & Eating Dinosaurs for Breakfast

Dinosaur shaped Pancakes and Waffles

Family is en route right now so while I have a moment I wanted to share a life-changing update I just made in my kitchen (in case you find it helpful) and something that should make breakfast a lot more fun for the little ones this week. I just purchased this fun waffle maker and I can't wait to see my grandsons' faces when I serve them dinosaur waffles for breakfast! They are dinosaur obsessed right now so these should be a big hit.   Here's how … [Continue Reading...]

Super Heros in My Refrigerator

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Welcome to the 565th Metamorphosis Monday! I spent the entire weekend cooking, decorating and cleaning, mostly cleaning. I went ahead and made the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup that I plan to serve on Thanksgiving Day. The squash smelled so good roasting in the oven!   While it roasted, I got the onion, butter, apple and sage cooking. Ummm, I love the smells of Thanksgiving and Christmas cooking!   The nice thing about this soup … [Continue Reading...]

How I’m Hanging the Christmas Stockings From the Mantel This Year & More

A Visit From Santa

If you saw my house right now, you would think I was one brick shy of a full load. Lol, maybe I am! I get started on one project, like decorating a tree, and about 1/3 of the way in, I get bored. I stop, start vacuuming or go grocery shopping or start cleaning the screened porch. A few hours later, I'm back working on the tree. There's so much that I want to do and have completed before family arrives, I feel a bit scattered and have trouble working on just one … [Continue Reading...]