Random Christmas questions (and one breakfast question) on a Saturday morning:

1.  What are your thoughts on antlers on the Christmas tree?

Too much?

Not enough?

2.  What are your thoughts on going all old school with red and green and adding plaid?

3.  What are your thoughts on McDonald’s serving breakfast all day and leaving the sausage biscuit off the all-day menu?

4.  What are your thoughts on Christmas sweaters that blink?

And what if they sing?

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This Post is Brought to You By the Produce Aisle

This Post is Brought to You By the Produce Aisle


Yesterday I had a brilliant idea.

The Thanksgiving centerpiece to end all Thanksgiving centerpieces.

I was going to create a giant burlap cornucopia out of paper mache and toothpicks and determination.  I admit that the construction details were a little fuzzy.  No worries.  I was going to go all Tim Gunn and make it work.

And that’s not even the brilliant part.

I was going to place it on a linen runner and have pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and textures spilling out in every direction.  Gray pumpkins and white pumpkins and green pumpkins.  Pumpkins with stripes.  Pumpkins with warts. Pumpkins that look like they just left a night club and were still ready to party.

Can you see it?

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The Gift for the House Who Has Everything (and the Winner)

The Gift for the House Who Has Everything (and the Winner)


I literally have the slowest internet on the planet.

Maybe even the universe.


In the time I spend waiting for pictures to upload, e-mails to download, blog posts to pull up, trying to read posts….

….I could have written the sequel to war and peace.

And even with the slowest internet on the planet, it only took me thirty minutes to make this pillow.

Easiest. DIY. Ever.

Need a present idea for the house (or the person) who has everything?

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I Wish I Would Have Brought A Tambourine

I Wish I Would Have Brought A Tambourine


This weekend my husband and I spoke at a ladies retreat in Tennessee.

He strummed his guitar and sang praise and worship songs and I stood on stage and squeaked along with him and wished I would have brought a tamborine.

Squeaking aside…..

… was an amazing experience.

After the singing finished, my husband squeezed my hand and walked off the stage.

And then in front of an audience of some of the most incredible women I have ever met and a pair of twinkling brown eyes….

….I started to speak.

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My Favorite Candle and a Giveaway

My Favorite Candle and a Giveaway




There is a whole lot of something going on with that title.

I’m so excited that I don’t even know where to begin.

It reminds of the first time I walked into IKEA and got my first IKEA shopping cart with the odd wheels that are super hard to push wandered the giant aisles and stared at the overwhelming rows and rows of pillows and rugs and plates and mugs and chargers and place mats and I had to press the pause button….

….because I didn’t know where to start.

Just like today.

So let me go all Julie Andrews and start at the very beginning.

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DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland


Our family spent yesterday playing “Would You Rather?”

Have you heard of it?

It’s a game (ours was an app on the phone) that asks you to decide between two things.

Like…..would you rather life a life without elbows or a life without knees?

Or would you rather have the flu for two days or a cold for two weeks?

Or would you rather be able to read a book or read a mind?

Or would you rather give up coffee or your phone?

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Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas


Hello friends!  Welcome to the Thanksgiving table idea factory.  You can see all the Thanksgiving tables starting at Bre’s.  If you are visiting from French Country Cottage,  I’m so happy to meet you.   Now let’s get the table tour started.

I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year.

That involves a whole lot of me decorating and a whole lot of someone else cooking.

Here’s what’s on our menu in case you are in Kentucky and make the wrong turn and the Min-it Mart and want to stop by.

turkey (obvi)


corn casserole

broccoli with cheese sauce

cranberry sauce

cranberry bread

homemade biscuits

mashed potatoes

and homemade apple pie and pumpkin pie for dessert

Yes, please.

And while everyone else is working in the kitchen, you and I can pull up a chair to this table and grab a cup of coffee and talk decorating.  I don’t really know my way around a pan of stuffing, but I can chat up centerpieces every day of the week.

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Five random thoughts on a chilly fall morning in Kentucky.

1.  I think a really good font makes the day look brighter.

2.  Tonight is day light savings time.  I never met an extra hour of sleep I didn’t like.

3.  What is up with the names on the coke bottles?  I’m always having a diet coke with someone named Amy.

4.  I have it on good authority that the high pony is the best option for scarf weather.

5.  The twins went to a hayride last night.

A hayride that had boys.

Not sure about how I feel about hayrides and boys.

Not sure how we got here especially since I just dropped them off for kindergarten.  :)Continue reading