Archive for November, 2012


{Blogs I Love} Unskinny Boppy

Posted on November 29,2012 by Jennifer

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Please say hello, hello, hello to my bloggy friend Beth – the genius behind the seriously awesome blog Unskinny Boppy!

Taking Glowing Pics of Your Christmas Tree

I’m not exactly sure when I first began bopping over (ok, I couldn’t resist!) to Beth’s blog – it’s been a couple of years at least because I remember loving this How to Take Glowing Pics of Your Christmas Tree post (above photo)… 

White Chocolate Party Mix recipe, Christmas Gift from the Kitchen, Homemade Gift from the Kitchen, Homemade food gift, Hostess Gift Idea, Party mix recipe, Golden Graham party mix recipe, Free Christmas tag printableHo, ho, ho! My little one is feeling better today so we were out stringing lights on our bushes and I realized that it’s getting to be time to start giving gifts to friends, neighbors, teachers, not to mention hostess gifts… oh, the list just goes on and on. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Well, never fear because I have a treat for you today! Let’s take a quick step right over to your pantry and let me show you that tucked inside there just might be the ingredients for the perfect gift! Really, just a few common pantry staples can be combined to make a dazzling Homemade Christmas Gift from the Kitchen!


This is how the holiday starts :: Christmas Quote

Posted on November 27,2012 by Jennifer

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My November Mantel {How to Decorate a Mantel series}

Posted on November 23,2012 by Jennifer

Clock Mantel, How to decorate a mantel, mantel decor ideasLord willing, I’m hoping to get our Christmas Tree this afternoon, so I thought I would share another installment in my How to Decorate a Mantel series and show you my mantel as it’s been this past month before I change it over to Christmas! Remember my October (Halloween) mantel here? One of the biggest changes to my mantel this month was the addition of the clock and plates on the wall. I found this clock at Ross Dress for Less and knew it was just what I wanted over my fireplace! It’s a statement piece and that’s what I was hoping for. I have a beautiful mirror that I recently transformed hanging near this (I’ll share that project with you someday soon!) and so I didn’t want to hang another mirror right beside it. I think this will be a fairly “neutral” wall that I can embellish with each changing season.


Happy Thanksgiving & A Thanksgiving Blessing

Posted on November 22,2012 by Jennifer

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Gratitude Menu Card Project {Thanksgiving Crafts}

Posted on November 21,2012 by Jennifer

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With all that goes into pulling together a celebration like Thanksgiving sometimes it can be hard to still feel creative when it comes to menus or place cards. Well, with this easy Thanksgiving craft project I’ve combined the two to make your day smoother and more festive! Better still, I’ve transformed this menu/place card into a keepsake gift for guests! Take a look:


A Few of My Favorite Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted on November 20,2012 by Jennifer

Cranberry Pineapple Punch recipe
Cranberry Pineapple Punch recipe ~

Welcome to some of my favorite (and easiest!) Thanksgiving Recipes! First, let’s start with this punch – it is so refreshing and just plain yummy! Simple too.  Want a twist? Champagne could easily replace the ginger ale for a sparkling cocktail!

A Cranberry Inspired Thanksgiving Celebration

In case you haven’t noticed by all my Thanksgiving table themed posts… my favorite November holiday, by far, is Thanksgiving. I love the familiarity of the traditional family recipes but I also love to mix in a few new ideas here and there. So here are some more Thanksgiving Decor Ideas! Today’s tablescape is designed around that perennial favorite of the Thanksgiving table: the Cranberry! I’m excited to share these easy decorating ideas with you so that you may find inspiration and a few new ways to refresh your celebration.

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How to make your own Thanksgiving Centerpiece, pheasant feathers, fruit & vegetable centerpiece ideas, artichoke centerpiece

Welcome to my Thanksgiving table for 2012! This year I wanted to create a centerpiece which was easy and affordable but still filled with charm and beauty. So here’s my Thanksgiving DIY: How to make your own Thanksgiving Centerpiece! Where to begin? Why the grocery store of course!! This arrangement really was easy. If I did it, you can to! Using items I already owned and a few grocery store supplies (and a craft supply or two!) this arrangement was very easy to pull together.

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Want to make one yourself? Here’s what you need:

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