Saturday, November 29, 2014

Easy Classic Christmas Wreath

 

   I am so excited that the Holiday season has finally arrived! I just love decorating for Christmas! Today, I have a very easy, traditional wreath to share with you.

This is actually a tutorial I shared with you guys a few years back, but since it’s one of my favorites I wanted to share it again!

 

  Last night, I was able to make this in well under an hour and I didn't have to go out and spend any money buying things to make it. I already had everything I needed.


Materials I used:
18 inch grapevine wreath
green garland
ornaments
glittery picks
hot glue gun


    First, I wrapped the garland around the wreath. I just tucked the ends into the wreath. It is ok if your grapevine wreath is visible through the garland in some spots. I actually found that it is better this way.

Next, glue the ornaments into the bare spots. I started with my bigger red ornaments, then added some tiny red balls. 

 

Then, I added these pretty glittery picks. I cut the long stem off all but a couple of inches and just stuck them randomly around the wreath. I used red and bright green.

I thought the wreath might still need a little something more so I added a few apple green glittery ornaments.

That is all there was to it! I hope you like my new Christmas wreath and feel inspired to make one for your own home! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Southern Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

 

Arkansas Green Beans {NancyC}

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Southern Fried Corn {Add A Pinch}

 

 

Classic Green Bean Casserole {Mad in Crafts} 

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Deviled Eggs {The Finer Things in Life}

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

Baked Macaroni and Cheese {Southern Plate which happens to be one of my FAVORITE blogs ever}

Baked Macaroni and Cheese | Southern Plate! Reminds me of the Mac and cheese my grandma made, very stringy and so good...she baked it so it got crunchy on the edges.

 

Perfect Mashed Potatoes {Favorite Family Recipes}

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I will add more, I just wanted to share a few of my faves with you for now! Hope you all have a truly wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Firmoo Eyeglasses Review and How to Get A Free Pair For Yourself

 

 

I was recently contacted from the sweetest lady at Firmoo eyeglasses offering me a pair to review! I was more than happy to accept this opportunity! (Little did she know, her email was totally a blessing and answered prayer, because I stepped on my glasses and broke them a little while back!)

  I was very impressed when I visited Firmoo.com to select my frames. They have a very large variety of high quality glasses to choose from for men, women, and children… classic wire frames, super-cute fashion frames, even sunglasses! You can also order fashion frames with clear lenses if you just want a pair to accessorize an outfit.

      After uploading a photo of myself to Firmoo.com to virtually “try on” several different pairs, I finally decided on this gorgeous pair.

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  I think they are very classy, yet fashionable. The process to virtually try on the frames was very simple and user-friendly. It had not been very long since my last visit to the eye doctor, so I was able to go and pick up my prescription to include when placing my order.

  Just over a week after placing my order, my glasses arrived in the mail! I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly they arrived and instantly knew I had selected the perfect pair! This pair retails at $39.00 at the Firmoo website and the quality of the lenses and frames is that of a much more expensive pair! They came with a sturdy protective case, drawstring bag, and a soft cloth to clean them with.

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  They match my vision needs perfectly and I think they are the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit like in the pic below when I took my niece out for an evening at the park. I have received so many compliments on them!

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  I hope you’ll check out Firmoo for future eyeglass needs. I have a feeling you will be very impressed! I know I am. Right now at Firmoo.com you can get your first pair FREE!!! Just follow this link! How awesome is that?! I hope you guys have an absolutely fantastic week!! 

XOXO!!!

Disclosure: This review is my personal opinion only.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Patriotic Berry Punch Bowl Parfait

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Hi everyone! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!! How in the world ARE you guys?! Hope you’re all doing well and having a wonderful holiday weekend! Today I’m sharing what has become one of my favorite desserts to whip up and it just happens to be patriotic colors, so its perfect for your Memorial Day gathering!
Y’all! Its SO easy and SO delicious!
Soooo here’s the recipe:
Ingredients:
Angel Food Cake cut into approximately 1 inch cubes
Strawberries rinsed and sliced (2 pints)
Blueberries (Large container)
Cool Whip (Large Container)
Strawberry Glaze
Large Punch Bowl
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Ok, so here’s all you have to do…
Just basically layer the ingredients in your pretty punch bowl in this order: 
Using a knife cut your Angel Food Cake into cubes. Place one layer in bottom of punch bowl.  Then add a layer of blueberries and strawberries. On top of your berries add strawberry glaze. Spread a good inch or so of Cool Whip on top. Continue layering in this order until you have reached the top of the bowl. I like to save  some berries to add to the top to make it look pretty. Smile  There ya have it… that is ALL there is to it!! I told you it was easy! Winking smile  Just refrigerate for a few hours and serve! Hope you all enjoy this as much as I do!
Here are some photos of the recipe process…
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Happy Memorial Day!!! Smile 

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Winner of the Icon Wall Stickers Giveaway is…

Number 3 Tracy B Niles!!!! Congrats Tracy!!! Email me within the next 3 days with the prize you selected!!!

Hope y’all have a wonderful day!!!