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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

May Your Dressing Be Tasty...

One of my favorite turkey day poems, 
May your stuffing  be tasty...


Here's hoping you and yours have an absolutely blessed {and delicious} Thanksgiving.
I'm ridiculously thankful for you. I appreciate you all for supporting me, loving me, loving {and sometimes hating...heehee} my recipes, projects, and printables, and following this blog for almost four years. Have a good one, friends. Love you all.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Simple Memory Ring with Free Printable Journals {Bigelow Tea Trip Memories}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Bigelow Tea. 
All opinions are mine alone.

This Simple Memory Ring is easy to make and a great way to keep souvenirs and photos. Mine is filled with memories from my Bigelow Tea trip. I've included the free printable journals and photo pages below for you to use, as well. 
#AmericasTea #CollectiveBias #BigelowVIP

I've mentioned before that I'm not much of a scrapbooker. The year we got married {12 years ago}, I went to a scrap party and purchased the biggest, fanciest scrapbooking kit ever {it came with its own wheelie bag and zip code, y'all...huge}. I had lofty hopes of scrapbooking our wedding and honeymoon trip with all the super cool supplies I bought {chuckle}. Not only did that purchase bring about our first big *discussion* about finances as newlyweds {gulp}, it cinched the fact that I should never be allowed at those kind of parties...with an unsupervised checkbook. Eleven years and six months later, I finally opened the kit {ummm, yeah} and wheeled that thing all the way to the thrift store to donate. And thus ended my life-long {errr, eleven and a half year} dream of being a scrapbooker. 

Because of my lackadaisical approach to documenting big events and trips in our life {the shoebox method really wasn't cutting it anymore}, I came up with something a bit more on my own level {read: anyone can do this}. Check it out below>>>

Monday, November 24, 2014

Downton Abbey and World Market= PERFECTION

Can you believe it? It's almost time for my FAVORITE show {ever}, Downton Abbey, to bring us another amazing season. Cost Plus World Market is getting us all ready for the fun with their exclusive Downton Abbey sweepstakes and merchandise!

 Y'all, I'm so ready to see my Downton Abbey peeps again, I can hardly stand it. As we all eagerly anticipate Season Five {if you're reading this from across the pond and already know things...this is a no-spoiler zone. We don't want to know quite yet!}. Check out the AMAZING goodies and FANTASTIC sweepstakes Cost Plus World Market has put together for us for both Black Friday and December {I'M GIDDY!!}. Details below.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inspiration Monday

Welcome back to Inspiration Monday, I'm absolutely delighted that you're joining us here today! When you party with us, your links are seen on seven different blogs- but only have to link up to one!

Today, I'm celebrating twelve years of wedded bliss with this handsome fella!
We've been celebrating all weekend with the kids away. It's been an amazing few years and I love him to pieces!


We have some fabulous features going on below, too>>>

Holiday Coffee and Espresso Bar


This post has been compensated. 
I only agree to sponsored posts that are products 
I would actually use in my own home and spend my own money on. 

Entertaining this holiday season?
A holiday coffee and espresso bar is the perfect way to indulge your guests:
it's like a fancy coffeehouse in your own kitchen.
#NespressoCheer
Are you ready for holiday entertaining? From casual get-togethers to the special holiday dinners, a holiday coffee and espresso bar is a welcomed addition by all. I've got a few fun ideas below, along with this incredible Nespresso Machine I'll be using this year.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead

This free printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead is perfect
for all of your little buddy's good times this holiday season.

Free Printable Elf on the Shelf Letterhead | Instant Download | Two Designs Available
Do you elf? We've been hosting our little "Mario" elf for three years now {he came to us during the Super Mario faze of our oldest son}. He doesn't cause too much trouble, mainly because I don't want to clean up after some of the shenanigans I see on Pinterest {I try, y'all, really I do}. But there are times I need this elf fellow to leave a message...usually an apology for not moving the day before {oops!}. If you need to send a few messages from your elfness, be sure to download your own printable letterhead below {two designs available}.