Category: Photo Story Friday

One Week Vacation Wrap Up

I guess in some ways, I wish I had more things to show for my first week long vacation in forever, but my plan was to do nothing but relax and enjoy myself and that is exactly what I did! Besides cooking a 22lb turkey and all the fixings, moving Calypso to a new barn, reading the first book of Hunger Games in one sitting, barn work on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and watching a ton of TV. See not much for a week, right?

I took my camera to the new place tonight and I will share pictures and explain why I moved in another post. For now, I wanted to share this awesome and inexpensive table décor I made.

The large glass vases I got from Walmart for only $2 and change, the inner votives (in glass) were 12 for $4 at Big Lots. The best are the acorns. Roly Poly and I collected those at the new barn. The property has tons of oak trees and the acorns were ours for the collecting. He and I had such a blast. I wish I’d had my camera with me to show you his adorably proud face every time he found one and brought it over to me.

I think they came out awesome. But after we lit them on Thanksgiving I was even more impressed, the light flickers and filters through the acorns and they are simply stunning.

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving. I don’t want to go to work tomorrow. Sad me, right?

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This Friday Doesn’t Look Black To Me

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Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeekWhat a great Thanksgiving we had together at MacDougal’s and Funsize‘s place. The food was perfect (if I do say so myself, and I do). Our host and hostess were grand and everyone had a good time. Besides cooking, I also created this pretty nifty centerpiece on the cheap! Just took by cupcake tin, threw a scrap of fabric over it, cored out some apples and stuck cheap tapers in them and the cut up an autumn bunch of flowers that were 70% off. It came out cute, don’t you think?


During the day there was laughing, coloring, masks, cooking, football viewing, and even some bike riding. In the end, we were just too stuffed to do anything but go to bed. Today I will make some of my Grandpa’s Famous Turkey Soup!

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