Monday, November 30, 2015

A Little Christmas Decorating Idea...

Good morning, friends! I hope that you had a very happy Thanksgiving! Ours was nice and quiet, here at home with just Mike, Justin and I, as my guys did some deer hunting in between feasting. (Yes, they even hunted in all the rain we got - lol!)

So while my fellas were out of the house hunting, I began putting up Christmas decorations. While decorating the top of my piano with a few snowmen, I had an idea! I have an old church hymnal, so I turned to "O Little Town of Bethlehem", tied a pretty red bow and added some berries to mark that page, and then placed it on the music stand on the simple and pretty!!

I love how cute this little display turned out! If you don't have a church hymnal, you can purchase or download sheet music with a Christmas hymn and decorate that before adding it to your music stand as a decoration.

Thanks for dropping by today. Be sure to check back later this week for a tutorial on how to make a cute and inspirational frame for yourself or to give as a gift!

Have a WONDERFUL week!


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Silly Saturday

If you're spending the weekend scooping up "Black Friday" sales, be safe and have fun!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a wonderful day spent with family and friends! Thanks for reading my blog...when I count my blessings, I count you! :)


Monday, November 16, 2015

A Simple Little Monogrammed Jewelry Dish...

Good morning! With the holiday season right around the corner, I've been thinking about gift giving. Although I've got my Christmas shopping pretty much done, (and wrapped too!), I've got some birthdays coming up, so I've been thinking about the gifts that I'll need for those.

A while back I saw some cute little monogrammed bowls for holding jewelry on a dresser, which gave me an idea on how I could make something similar for gifts. Here's the dish that I created, using a mini cupcake stand, to display on my dresser. (I think it turned out much cuter than the regular little bowls that I saw for sale - lol!)

I purchased the sweet little porcelain cupcake stands for this project at Marshall's. They came 4 in a pack for only $7.99:

I also bought some letter decals at Hobby Lobby. You can get different colors like pink, green, etc., but I liked the basic black letters for this project:

I washed off each of the cupcake dishes with mild soapy water, and then hand dried them before applying the decal. That's it! SOOOOO simple!! Here's another photo of my dish...I'll be making more of these to give with some pretty jewelry to friends and family with upcoming birthdays. :)

Thanks for dropping by today! Wishing you a TERRIFIC week ahead!


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Quote Sunday

I love this quote from one of my favorite Christian authors, Patsy Clairmont. If you've never read any of her books, then I'd like to suggest a couple of my favorites for you to check out...

Have a blessed day! :)


Monday, November 9, 2015

Country-Style Towel Holder

Happy Monday, friends! This weekend I worked on a project for my pal Robbi R., and it turned out so cute that I just had to share it with you!

A while back Robbi purchased a rustic, country towel holder that was made from an old cutting board and a pastry blender. She showed it to me and told me that she was planning on giving it to her oldest daughter for Christmas. I mentioned to her that I thought it would be really cute to attach a handwritten recipe card to the upper portion of the cutting board, and that using one of her mom's handwritten recipes would be a nice touch! She agreed, and I offered to add this embellishment to the gift for her.

First off I scanned the original recipe card, printed it onto cardstock and cut it out. I then used a fun, vintage looking piece of scrapbook paper and coordinating cardstock to mat the recipe onto:

Using Mod Podge, I carefully adhered each layer of the mats and recipe card to one another:

I then used Mod Podge to attach the matted recipe card to the cutting board. I really love how cute this turned out, and now I am on the lookout for an old cutting board an pastry blender so that I can make one of these for myself!

Thanks for dropping by my blog today! Wishing you a SUPER week ahead!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Silly Saturday

HAHAHA!! I am proficient in playing the straw/lid instrument!! ;)

Enjoy your weekend!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Recipe of the Week: Happy Harvest Snack Mix

Good morning! As you know, I love to make little treats to give to my friends and co-workers. Last week I whipped up a batch of Happy Harvest Snack Mix for them, and I put it in cute little handled jars with a pumpkin decal that I found at Dollar General. (I purchased the white plastic lids at Wal-Mart in the canning section.)

It is SUPER YUMMY, and was a hit with all of my peeps! Since this is a snack that both kids and adults love, I thought you might like the recipe to make some too!


  • Half of a box of Crispix cereal
  • 3 cups pretzels
  • 1 1/2 cups salted, dry roasted peanuts
  • 2 cups Reese's pieces
  • 2 cups candy corn
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Place parchment paper in the bottom of a large baking sheet/jelly roll pan. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. 

Place cereal, pretzels and peanuts in a large bowl and drizzle with melted butter, tossing ingredients to coat. In a separate bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the cereal mix. Lightly toss mixture again to coat. Pour onto the parchment lined pan, and spread evenly. Bake for about 15 - 20 minutes and set mix aside to cool. 

Once mixture has cooled, pour back into the large mixing bowl; add Reese's pieces and candy corn, and lightly toss to combine. Scoop mixture into jars or bags for individual servings, or place it all into a tightly sealed bowl and enjoy!

Here's a photo of 4 of the jars that I put together and tucked into a cute little basket to give to our family friends, The Fitzpatrick's:

Do something nice for someone this week, and reap the blessings of showing kindness! :)