Tag: Thanksgiving

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?

Don’t forget to go enter my contest for a chance to win your choice of a Lalaoopsy doll or a LEGO set HERE. And be sure the check out and enter the cutest kid contest at Nannygoat’s photography Facebook page HERE.


Thursday Thirteen #34 ~ The Apron Edition

Woo hoo, it has been a long, long time since I did a TT! I may have even forgotten how!

Presenting 13 reasons to buy wear an apron from my store: Apron Frenzy:

  1. Aprons keep your clothing free from dirt, stains and odors. It reduces wear and tear on your regular clothes!
  2. You can use apron pockets to store or carry utensils or even treats for the little ones!
  3. Aprons can serve as a handy towel to dry freshly scrubbed hands!
  4. Aprons energize the atmosphere of your kitchen. Everyone can feel Martha Stewart-esque in a fun and functional apron!
  5. Consider it kitchen art! You decorate your kitchen walls, why not the cook?
  6. Wear an apron because your mom or grandma did! The memories, the love! Consider it retro chic!
  7. Aprons help to maintain hygienic and healthy conditions.
  8. You will need one for National Wear Your Apron Day, which in the U.S. is the first Monday after Mother’s Day (bet you didn’t know that, eh?).
  9. Aprons can be living/moving holiday decorations! Want a table runner to match your Thanksgiving/Fall apron, your Christmas apron? Just let me know and I can do it!
  10. When you reach down and grab the hem of your apron you have an instant catch-all! Carry peas or tomatoes in from the garden, scoop up all the playdough from the table, take all the corn husks to the garbage. It’s limitless!
  11. Buying handmade makes better gift giving, is better for people and better for the environment! Why don’t you take the Buy Handmade pledge this year?
  12. I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

  13. They make excellent hostess and holiday gifts! The are unique, personal and handmade! Know someone who likes a particular them or item? Let me know and I will see what I can find! Yes, I do custom orders when possible! (like say scooters? or red, white and blue? or snowman/snowflakes? – yes, those are some I am already doing!)
  14. If you think about it aprons are fun and functional. And they are pretty darned cute too! Head on over to Apron Frenzy to see what I mean (yes, there is a new one up. the pictures sucks, but my partner will fix that tonight I hope).

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