Monday, November 21, 2011


Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I am very excited. It is my favorite holiday; family, food, Macy's parade, football... more food.

As much as I really love Thanksgiving, I feel like I am already focused on Christmas. As my dad said, when I stated the Christmas cards I ordered had arrived in the mail (back in October), "You have to make it through Halloween, Thanksgiving and Pearl Harbor Day first before you can think about Christmas." I can't really follow this rule, as I think about Christmas pretty much all year, but I can take the next 3 days off to really enjoy Thanksgiving. All bets are off Friday when I join the crazies for Black Friday though. (11/25, NOT 11/24 night! That is going too far people!)

I am thankful for so many things this year:
1. My family (immediate and extended, old and young, close and far, and those that are not related by blood but are family none-the-less).
2. We have a nice home to live in.
3. The Mr. and I both have jobs.
4. The Mr. and I just celebrated one great year of marriage.
5. Everyone (family, teachers, friends) who love and help in the growth of my daughter. (It does take a village, whiter you admit it or not.) I am thankful she goes to a wonderful school and has such nice friends.

It is easy to wish for more, newer, better things (both material and immaterial) but it's even nicer to be happy with what you have.

Source: via Angie on Pinterest

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary to...

So blessed to have been married to a wonderful man for the past year.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Delicious Table

One of my small joys in life is a well set, pretty table. I get that from my Mama. Whenever I am planning a special meal (or sometimes not) I get out all the good stuff and set the table early (like the night before).

Tonight I perused the internet looking for what I would set my dining room table with for my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving! Who doesn't love a day that is centered around family and food?

Now, I don't ever plan on actually getting to set the table for Thanksgiving, since it is always at my parents and my mother does such an amazing job or setting gorgeous tables and making delicious food. So this is my imaginary dream table. 

1st Row (click on the items to be re-directed to those sites):
1. Pottery Barn Flatware - I have an obsession with labeled things. These are simple yet elegant.
2. Crate and Barrel Folia Napkin RingsEven tables need jewelry.
3. Pottery Barn Thanksgiving Bird Salad Plates - Prettiest bird plates I've ever seen. They would add extra pop to my plain white plates I already have.

2nd Row:
1. William and Sonoma Wood Candholders - These would add that earthy, harvest feel to the table. Bonus: They are great all year.
2. Martha Stewart Chocolate Bar Place Card Idea - Chocolate. Need we say more?
3. Pottery Barn Salt and Pepper Shakers - They go perfectly with the flatware.

3rd Row:
1. Pottery Barn Gilt Charger - Just because I <3 chargers.
2. Pottery Barn Harvest Suzani Embroidered Napkins and Tablecloth - These have great color and texture. I would also layer it with a runner. I like layers on my table just as much as my clothes.
3. William and Sonoma Turkey Gravy Boat - If you only use a gravy boat once a year it might as well be a festive turkey!

Clearly after looking at this list I should just got live in a Pottery Barn store.

I also love this darker version - which is very similar to what I pieced together in many ways.

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blog Change II

I'm so flip floppy and always trying to change things and make them better, prettier, more efficient. I got rid of the dynamic view and changed the look. Hope you like it!

Spare of the Moment Fall Photo Shoot

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