Happy Thanksgiving - 2014





Wishing you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.


a weekend recap with a thrifty find


We had the best weekend..
We went on an overnight trip to my in-laws and had an early Thanksgiving
with them and we had the best time.
It was great getting to visit with everyone and getting to spend a little time with
our son too. Yay!

Our daughter designed the veggie tray for dinner...




It was so cute.


While we were there we went to the goodwill store.. just because.
We don't have any near where we live so whenever we
go visit them - we have to stop.  I guess it's kind of mandatory.

My daughter found a couple things,  and while I did see a few things I really
liked.  I only bought one.



A large vase that is absolutely one of the neatest I have ever seen.
Someone spent some time making this.  The glass has been frosted
in a checkerboard design, and certainly looks to be hand painted  as it has
a signature on the bottom.   It will be so pretty next spring.


I just love the little bee's and ladybugs.
Adorable.




Friday Favorites... (11/21/14)


I am so ready for this weekend,
How about you?  We are going on a little road trip to see our son and visit
with family, and of course Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.
I am looking forward to it!

Here are a few of my top favorites from the week...





1).  I guess I was in a baking mood this week... Well, that and I had banana's
      that needed to be used up. :0)   Banana Bread anyone?

2).  I also tried a new recipe.. cookies with ROLO's inside. Did ya hear me?
      ROLO'S!!! Gooey caramel-y goodness.. uh, yes I will definitely be adding these
      to my recipe box.

3).  It snowed... just a little. (emphasis on just a little)

4).  Guest Bathroom Progress - progress is a good thing.

5).  My Antique Frame Turned Christmas Wreath.. simple and unique, and just
      stinking cute.



Hope you have a wonderful weekend.















linking up at:
High Five for Friday

Antique Frame Turned Christmas Wreath


You may remember how I used an old antique wood frame for a wreath back
in the spring...

(You can see how I used it as my Spring Wreath: HERE)

I have since changed wreaths a few times, but I decided to revisit my antique frame
for upcoming Christmas.


I left the burlap ribbon on the frame that I had used in my spring wreath..
 just because I love the look of it and I thought it would go nicely with what I had in mind.

Now to sprucing it up...
I cut a piece of red mesh ribbon, and got a few random Christmas ornaments,
some craft wire, and wire cutters.



I just slipped the red mesh ribbon through the burlap ribbon that I already had tied on the frame.


Seriously, doesn't get much easier than that. :0)

Then I strung the ornaments onto the craft wire...



Held the wire up so the ornaments all went together in a bunch at the bottom.  Then cut the wire
so I had several inches of extra wire on each side of the bunch.


Gave the wire a twist to secure the ornaments...
Then just added it to my 'wreath' by securing it to the top with the wire.




So cute and so simple..
and I had everything on hand, so a no cost kind of project. Yay!

Could certainly add some greens, pinecones, etc.
The options go on and on.. and who knows I may change it up again.
But for now I am liking the simple look of it.




Bathroom Makeover progress

You may remember I started giving our guest bathroom a makeover
some time ago...

(original post: Bathroom Makeover Begins)

It started out like this:

   

and went to this: 

  


I knew I really liked the gray tones, but I had a hard time deciding
what color to use as the accent color.

After some thought..  I actually decided to try the deep burgundy
that I already had to see if I liked it with the gray.

    
 
I am really liking the light gray with the darker gray and deep burgundy accents.



Oh, and yes... you saw correctly - I am one of those people. 
I have already started decorating for Christmas. :0)



Holiday touches are here and there.  
Can you believe Christmas is coming up so quickly?



For now I am really liking the change in this room.
What is even better, I can change a few simple things out in this room at any given time,
and have an entirely different look.



A favorite post.. diy boot socks & scarf

Hello there...
Cold weather has made an appearance here in KS,
and the snow is falling as I type. :0)

Since it is now definitely cold enough to get out the winter attire,
I thought I would revisit a post that received a lot of views over the past
year for anyone that may have missed it.

It's a fun and super simply DIY project,  to add a pop of color to your wardrobe
using a simple old shirt and a pair of scissors.
This project is about as easy as it gets. :0)

(You can see the original post here->> No Sew DIY Boot Socks)


I used a fleece sweatshirt in pink, as well as a long sleeved camo tshirt.


I placed the sweatshirt flat, cut off the sleeve...


Then I cut off a long section of the shirt...  (around 10-12 inches wide)


Then I did the same thing with the Camo shirt...

Waaaahlaaaaa.....



Everyone needs some CAMO boot socks.. :0)



I have a new fondness for old shirts now...

You could sew some lace on top of the boot socks or buttons etc..  could also sew the scarf into a tube and make it a little more fancy of course.. but, I just chose to go simple for now.

Some of my favorite projects are the ridiculously simple ones..   


Hope you enjoyed my Post revisit today...
Have a great weekend.