Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cute Christmas gift ideas!

I saw these and had to get the download for my embroidery maching!  They are cute, cute, cute!  They make great Christmas presents for teachers and coworkers.  You can fit a gift card to their favorite restaurant inside them also! I believe this is what my kids teachers are getting this year. 


I also have these personalized gift tags.  They can also be used for diaper and book bag tags or also key chains.  The kiddos in both of the kids classes are getting these for their book bags for Christmas!

If you're interested and would like pricing, just comment or message me and i'll get back with you or you can go check out my Facebook page or website and message me there also.  Just click on the side bar!
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving tablescape...better late than never

Thanksgiving is here already!  Tomorrow in fact and man I gotta get in that kitchen tonight.  If you get a chance, drop by BNOTP and check out all the fabulous tablescapes for Thanksgiving. 
This year we are going to my husbands brother and sister-in-laws home.  The boys usually get up and go hunting and this year Bubba was gonna make his first Thanksgiving hunt with the big boys....then the weather man said 80% chance of rain and thunderstorms....great!  He's going to be devastated.....he even went to bed early so he could get up and go with daddy and Uncle Shorty....maybe next year :(
So as it is there really isn't any need to set a big table up so I set up for me and my love to come back home and have some coffee and dessert over a little candle light and.....voila! Thanksgiving romance! hehe

~Here we go~

I bought this pie keeper at Lifeway Christian store one year after season.  They have the best deals when you go after season.  Oh, I know the pie server needs polishing!


Who is that beautiful girl?  She got her ears pierced for the first time today!  She was so nervous and now she's so proud of them.

Got the place mats and napkins at World Market when they were going out of business a couple years ago.  I stocked up on linens and yet I still don't have enough......this.....is.....an.....addiction..... 

I got 4 of these saucers at a yard sale....the price on the set was $1....I thought those are nice, then I flipped them over and almost flipped out!
These cups were found when my mother-in-law passed away......she had a dishes stashed here and cups stashed there all over the house!  It took us weeks to go through everything and even though we didn't find "complete" sets, we found 2 cups, 2 saucers and 2 plates in this pattern.  Come back next month for some Christmas dishes I found behind a wall upstairs!  Don't think they're worth anything but still cool to find nice pieces....it was like a treasure hunt!

 My daughter said this tassel was her favorite part.

This pumpkin was the one Bubba picked when we went on his pumpkin patch field trip.

It's hard to tell but this ceramic pumpkin set lights up on the inside....another great deal I found at Lifeway.

 Mr. Scarecrow is doing his job and keeping the 2-legged pests away from my pie......I love white pumpkins.....I waited and waited and waited and waited for after season for these to go on sale....it was a long wait! 


Well I truly hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and have many things to be thankful for this year.....as one of my Facebook friends posted....."Thanksgiving is a good thing: thanks living is better"
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stone Gable giveaway!

Ladies, this is too nice to pass up!  Ms. Yvonne is giving away a beautiful set of Christmas dishes!  As most of you know me, then you know you can always use another set of dishes.  Check it out and enter to win and while you're entering let Ms. Yvonne know who sent you!
Good luck!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mom cave? Maybe one day.

I came across a blog, Between Naps On The Porch and Ms. Susan is having a great give-away.  She's giving away a $250 spending spree at Home Goods for the best "mom cave".  Too bad I don't have a mom cave.....just a cave.

I had a friend recently come by and visit my new grand baby and I had once again rearranged my living room furniture and what nots (cause I'm ADD like that) and she complimented me on the "new" look and said "I really like the room like this but I can't wait till it gets cold.  I love coming to Laura's when it gets cold cause it's so cozy in this house."  I think she just loves my spiked apple cider or the dash of rum I drop in her hot cocoa. 

Anyway, love the compliment but cozy is not the first description of this house that comes to my mind.  Old, crooked, dusty, in need of new floors, new bathroom, new roof among other things.  Wait, there's a cobweb! And my oh my am I envious of all those "mom caves" that I've been checking out at Ms. Susan's Between Naps On The Porch.  There are some really cozy ones.  I especially like Ms. Kim's at Savvy Southern Style.  Will I ever have one of those?  I'd even settle for my very own chair and lamp off in a corner.....a quiet corner if at all possible.  Is that possible?  Maybe in about 12 years? Ok, ok, I'm gonna stop whining and work with what I got, cause after all this house came with no mortgage..................

only memories.


I am once again going to do a tablescape for Tablescape Thursday on BNOTP.  Be sure to come back Thursday and check it out and take some time to check out some of the other inspiring tablescapes on BNOTP.  They are absolutely beautiful and might just kickstart some of you into the holiday spirit!