Friday, November 30, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~78~

It’s Friday! The last Friday of the month and the last day of November. It’s “holiday go” time!  I’ve made some progress on my holiday lists but I still have a long way to go.

Thank you to everyone who linked up a project on the Inspiration Board this week. I know it’s a crazy, busy time and I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by, share a project, leave a comment or just visit  I’m filing away ideas, tips and recipes from all your wonderful creativity. Thank you so much for sharing.

Here are some of the inspiring projects in the spotlight this week.



advent calendar 12345A fantastic advent calendar by Meeha Meeha. Little bark stars and wood hearts simply adhered to the wall. Fun little felt reindeer and pretty ribbon add a touch of color.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Etceteras: pumpkin stems–planning for next year




Thanksgiving was only a week ago but I feel like I’m so behind on Christmas and holiday decorating. I did take down my fall table dĂ©cor {above} but the pumpkins have been sitting on the counter for a week. The reason I didn’t throw them away is because I save the stems. Real pumpkin stems can be used to make beautiful fabric pumpkins.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Celebrations: ribbon roll advent calendar

Every year I try to come up with a different type of advent calendar or Christmas countdown. This one doesn’t involve treats so it won’t be very popular at my house. But that’s okay – I like it.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party [78]

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Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party. I'm so happy you could join me. If you are here in the U.S. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm still living on leftover turkey, stuffing and pie. So while I get another piece of pie, link up your latest and check out some of the other projects.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Celebrations: sparkle & glitter with Tulip Shimmer

It’s that glittery time of year. I’m usually not a sparkle and glitter type of person – except around the holidays. Then I love the look of silver, white and iridescent glitter.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Dirt: good things at Curbside Chaos

This post brought to you by Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.. All opinions are 100% mine.

210091Can you imagine winning a $5,000 yard makeover. There are so many things I would do to our yard – starting with new privacy trees or hedges along our back yard wall. From there I would redo all my flower beds so I could have beautiful cut flowers year round. It would be amazing!

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~77~

Happy Day After Thanksgiving everyone. Has everyone recovered? It was a lot of prep but worth every bite and calorie! And the best part – leftovers!

I’m thankful for so many things, including all of you who come by to visit and link up your projects on the Inspiration Board. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy going through the links and learning new things, pinning ideas and discovering new sites. Thank you – thank you!

So grab a turkey sandwich and check out the projects in the spotlight this week.


Thanksgiving Chalkboard 1A beautiful Thanksgiving chalkboard by The Concrete Cottage. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of the chalkboard look and I love the artwork and expression on this one.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Celebrations: happy thanksgiving leftovers and a giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the U.S. I hope you’re enjoying your day with family, friends and of course, food.

Once the dishes are done and you’ve had a second helping of pie, I hope you have to time to enjoy this round up of Thanksgiving leftover ideas. Plus, once you've perused this round up, scroll to the bottom for a special Thankful Giveaway.


leftovers presentation 2 blogPop over to Jacolyn Murphy to see how she created this ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich. Oh my – if I weren’t so full, I’d make one of these right now. However, tomorrow is a new day!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Inspiration Board: link party [77]


Welcome to the Inspiration Board link party. My favorite day when I get to see what you've been creating. I'm prepping for Thanksgiving, so in between shopping, cleaning , prepping, baking and cooking, I'd love the distraction of all of your fabulous projects.
A few rules:
  • Link up your own project - something you created, made, did, etc.
  • Grab a “homework” button and include it somewhere on your blog.
  • Follow homework.  You’ll find the “Follow via Google Friend Connect” gadget on the right sidebar.
  • Please visit the other links that intrigue you and make someone smile with a comment or two.
If you have a giveaway, I have a separate giveaway link party -  see the Giveaway Link Party tab at the top of the page.