Friday, November 28, 2008

holiday wreaths

Glass ornament wreath
I would do this one with different colors
I love these wreaths and the best part about them is that you can make them at home. I have no idea how hard they would be, maybe I will try one...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

circles of thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! I am starting on the stuffing, rolls and pies tonight and then taking all of that along with two cats on a two hour drive where we will be celebrating. Have a safe weekend.
Circles of Thanksgiving found here.

free songs!

For the next 48 hours you can get 8 free songs from Oprah's favorite holiday hits! Thank you Oprah.

monthly meal roundup

Remember this post, about the new recipes I found for my november meal list? Well I tried them all. I would recommend all but the wild rice recipe. The gourmet mac and cheese was seriously the best mac and cheese I have ever had. It was so good. Try it, you won't be sorry! Now on to searching for recipes for next month.

P.S. I am starting a six monthish project-making a family cookbook with recipes from my cousins and aunts and grandma among others. I am excited about it. Currently I am starting to collect recipes and try and figure out the cover. I am thinking it would be fun to have some old pictures of my Grandma on each of the section dividers.

flickr photos from:
tiny banquet committee

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

thanksgiving centerpieces

Thanksgiving is almost here! I have started drying bread for the stuffing. I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year but if I were I would love any of these centerpieces. You can find these and more here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

black eiffel

Can I just tell you how much I love the blog Black Eiffel? I loved the picture of the dresses I saw there and I really really loved the post where I learned all about these fabulous classic books with the beautiful covers.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

cake balls

Today I tested out the cake ball recipe I saw on Pioneer Woman. I love the way they turned out. Perfect for Rivalry Week in college football! One of the things I love about these is that you can adapt them to any holiday or occasion. I am excited to make some for Valentine's Day. I used a carrot cake mix and a white cake mix. I think I liked the carrot cake best. You can see the recipe here.

Friday, November 21, 2008

advent calendar

My sister found this awesome advent calendar on A Room Somewhere. You can see the pattern for the boxes here. I think I might make one this year. What does one put in an advent calendar?

feature friday: princess tiffany's creations

This week we are featuring Princess Tiffany's Creations. I love the crocheted stuffed animals! I can't decide whether the turtle or the octopus is my favorite...

What do you make?
I started out making hair bows, clippies and headbands. Then I began crocheting. I love both, so I am doing both! I am always trying new things though~
What is your favorite thing/piece you have made?
Favorite thing I have made is Flutter,the butterfly (shown above.) I not only crochet this item, but I wrote the pattern for it also!
What are your favorite materials to use?
yarn and ribbon
What is your favorite color?
One thing you must have with you at all times?
My phone
What is your favorite accessory?
My Chihuahua, Tiffany!
Favorite flower?
One place you dream of visiting?
My husband wants to go to Malta so bad. I would love to go there with him just to see how happy he is. Plus it is a gorgeous place from what I have seen!
If you had $200 to spend where would it go?
ETSY!! My favorites list is getting large!
What inspires you?
Kids! My niece, Kaleigh, is my inspiration for everything. If she doesn't like it, I don't sell it!
If you could talk to person, living or dead, who would it be?

earrings on etsy

double blue earrings aquamarine textile earrings

I love these earrings I saw on Etsy today. They are so unique and interesting.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

found on etsy

I just saw this Leather Poppy Wristlet, I love it. But then I just love poppies too.


Prague has quickly jumped to my short list of European cities to see. It looks amazing!

The Charles Bridge was built in 1357 and was an important means of trade. The National Theatre in Prague.

Old town Prague. A highlight of Prague is the Astronomical Clock, which is on the side of Old Town City Hall. At the top of the hour there is the "Walk of the Apostles" where figures of the Apostles and Christ come out of the clock. This clock dates back to 1410.

The picture on the right is of Prague Castle, one of the largest castles in the world.

Photos found from these flickr accounts:
and Wikipedia the source of all knowledge

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I saw some peacock earrings on a girl somewhere and they looked awesome! So I went to Etsy to see if I could find any similar, I did. While I was looking I found some other lovely peacock items. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I browsed Flickr for the first time today. I like it, I think for the next travel segment I will look there. Any requests for countries/areas/cities?


I love this hometown necklace I saw over at (No) Sex and the city. You can see more info on these necklaces here.

ear muffs

I need some ear muffs to save my ears from the bitter, bitter cold while I wait for the bus. The problem is finding cute ear muffs.
I would prefer some ear muffs that are a little more cute than these.
J. Crew has some ear muffs but they are so fluffy, I am not sold. Anthropologie has the most useless looking earmuffs out but they do have some really cute scarfs.
Anyone have any suggestions of where else to look?

I do not understand the fingerless gloves.

Monday, November 17, 2008

movies i am excited to see

These both look pretty good. They come out this weekend or next, I can't remember.

And finally, I am so excited for Confessions of a Shopaholic to come out. I can barely stand it, I watched the trailer twice tonight. You know where to find me come February 13....

red lipstick

I see posts about how people love red lipstick (see here or for bright pink here.) Personally I prefer muted colors, if I wear lipstick at all. Let's be honest, a little chapstick and I am good to go. If I am being really fancy, a little tinted chapstick. What do you think, is red lipstick for more than just Halloween?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

wordsmith hooks

I want to get some of these hooks from the Sundance Catalog for my entry way.
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