Monday, November 28, 2011

31 Day Planning Guide!

The Christmas season came fast upon my heels this year! I want to enjoy the holidays and plan on getting things done earlier this year. ROMANTIC HOMES magazine is filled with wonderful Christmas decorating ideas. These are pictures of a darling home that is featured in in the magazine! Such inspiration to get me jump started! It also includes the "Ultimate Holiday Planning Guide ~ 31 days to get ready! Perfect, since it is still November!
Love all the color! I put a Christmas tree in my kitchen too!
Now off to get my Christmas boxes out and make a little trip to our new Hobby Lobby with these colors in mind!

Enjoy the season and may I be the first to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


We are having a houseful for Thanksgiving!
Family is already starting to arrive and more to come! We love gathering the family together to make new memories and reflect on years passed. We miss those who have gone before us and rejoice in our sweet new arrivals. 
We count our blessings and give all thanks to our Heavenly Father. 
Below are a few pictures of friend Kari's Autumn Tea Party I attended last year you might get some decorating ideas from!
Wishing you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Homemade Sugar Scrub!

My skin has been so dry, I decided to make some 
homemade sugar scrub!
 This homemade recipe is so yummy you will want to eat it! LOL! The smell is heavenly.
It is good for all over the body but I especially 
made it for my face. It leaves it so soft!
This is all you need:

white sugar
brown sugar
olive oil

Equal parts of sugar, mix together, 
add enough olive oil to the consistency you like  and 1 capful 
of vanilla. 
Put in a jar with a lid and enjoy! 

The sugar scrub makes great Christmas gifts too!
***Questions answered:

1. No it is not drying at all! Leaves skin moisturized and soft.

2. I have searched the Internet and have not found how long a sugar scrub lasts. One person wrote that they use it everyday and their scrub lated a month. I suggest you make small batches at a time. You will never know how long it lasts because you will use it up! That has been my case. I love, love, love it!

3. It does not "break out" my body or face. At this point in my life, I need all the oil I can get! :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ivy St. Market & Blogging Friends!

The Ivy St. Market was so much fun! I have lots of pictures to share. I got a new Apple Computer that I am trying to learn as I go. I found that I can have some fun editing pictures with it. This post is using the "antique" effects which goes well with my vintage trailer theme!
My FAVORITE part of the day was when some darling blogger friends I have never met, came to visit! I was thrilled to pieces and it was so surreal! I love these women. They are just as cute as their blogs!
From left to right:
Shelly, a soon~to~be blogger, Patty from Lemon Lane Cottage, Kris from Simplify, me, and Elaine from Sunny Simple Life.
Shelly, Patty and Elaine came together. 
While we were chatting, we heard a voice say "hi I am Kris from Simplify!" Of course we let out a big scream!

Then we heard someone shyly say "I am a lurker and have used lots of your recipes!"
This is sweet Karen and she brought her dear Mother.
I was touched and honored to met them all. xox
My hair sure went flat by the time it started. I started setting up at 5:30am, it was still wet and cold out (38 degrees). So any curls I may have had, were gone...
Here are some pics of my displays.
Now for a few pics of the inside of the trailer!
It was fun watching people coming in and out of the trailer all day taking pictures! The guys loved it as much as the gals.
Daughter Shelli, thank you so much for all your help too! A special day to always remember.
Looking forward to the next Ivy St. Market.
Do you like the vintage antique effect on the pictures?