Thanksgiving Table Setting

Thanksgiving Table Setting

It's Thanksgiving week and I am looking forward to being with family and eating lots of delicious foods that I only eat once a year. We will be traveling to Arkansas this year to enjoy a big feast with my mothers side of the family. I decided to put together a really simply Thanksgiving table setting with just a few easy to find accessories.

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Old World Kitchen Dreamware Giveaway

Old World Kitchen Dreamware Giveaway

Over the past several years I have taken a real interest in creating meals from natural whole ingredients, shopping at farmers markets and making wise choices about the types of kitchenware that I bring in to our home. I cherish the times that I spend in the kitchen cooking and serving my family and part of enjoying that time has been adding well handcrafted items to my kitchen. One of my favorite items to add to my kitchen collection is handcrafted wooden utensils especially pieces that are hand crafted by small shops and highly talented artisans.

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Handmade Clay Tags or Ornaments: Homemade Holiday Series

Handmade Clay Tags or Ornaments: Homemade Holiday Series

I was strolling through the craft store the other day with the children in tow. I was looking for some activities that would keep them entertained during the longer days of the upcoming months. With darkness rolling in around 5:30, the days can feel long and dreary and it can be hard to keep children entertained for long hours. Air dry clay was one of the items I picked up and placed in my cart. Then an idea came to mind....

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Fresh Wreaths for the Christmas Holiday: Home Collection

Fresh Wreaths for the Christmas Holiday: Home Collection

The festivity of the seasons is upon us and I have been spending some time thinking about my holiday decor for the season. I walked into a certain home decor store this evening and walked out empty handed. There was a lot of holiday decor in vibrant colors and lots of glitz and glamour in the form of all kinds of glitter and shimmer. That's just not my style and so I came home to gather up some more natural ideas which are more my style. 

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Cleaning Essentials-Peg Rails-Brushes-Bristles: Home Collection

Cleaning Essentials-Peg Rails-Brushes-Bristles: Home Collection

Everything has a home and it's home is where it should stay. That's a motto in our home and it's one that I love to live by. Living in an organized home saves time and frustration. When you need something you know where to go to find it and you know where to put it back. When it comes to organizing a home there a few things that I really love. One of them being baskets and the other being peg racks also known as peg rails. They are both essential in organization.

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DIY Orange Garland: Homemade Holiday Series

DIY Orange Garland: Homemade Holiday Series

How do the holidays leave you feeling? Are you rushed and stressed looking for that last minute gift or trying to create the perfect meal for family? Are you frantically cleaning the home for guests that will be arriving soon? Well, that was me several years ago before I decided to slow down and enjoy the season for all that it was. For the past several years I have been trying to get away from the commercialism of the holidays. I found the holidays to be stressful and rushed which always left me feeling tired and exhausted at the end of the season. The holidays had become more about decorating and shopping and less about traditions and time with family. This year my family is on a mission to create a homemade holiday and I would love for you to join me today as I show you how to make a gorgeous garland from items in the kitchen.

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How To Dry Oranges: Homemade Holiday Series

How To Dry Oranges: Homemade Holiday Series

I have often felt like I was born in the wrong era for my 36 year old self. I like a simpler way of life and this world that I live in feels a little too fast paced for me. Several years ago the way I viewed the holidays changed and I have strived to create a much more cozy feeling for the season. One that is wrapped in traditions and celebration. So I challenged the children and myself this year to a homemade holiday.

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