Friday, October 30, 2009

Office Antics!

Our office held the first annual "Operation Decoration" door decorating contest this week. I want to share their creativity with you!

This one becomes edible at Noon!

I bet you can't guess which one is mine ;)

Jack o' lantern, Jack o' lantern,
You are such a funny sight!
As you sit there by the window,
Looking out into the night.
You were once a sturdy pumpkin,
growing on a curly vine.
Now you are a Jack o' lantern,

See your night lights shine!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Oh how I love Thursday! So much talent on review today!

I just have to show the tablerunner I found at Tuesday Morning.

I decided to "go green" this week.

Second layer

The round-up:
Some of these pieces I've had for years.
Tablerunner from Tuesday Morning
Dinner plate from Home Goods
Salad plate from Target
Pumpkin dessert plate from Walmart BH&G
Metallic pumpkins from Pier One

Check out all of the awesome tablescapes today at Between Naps on the Porch


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yes, It is almost Halloween!

But I'm trying desperately to think about Christmas! I need to get my crafty hat on so that I will have something to sell for the holidays.

By the way, I have a few Halloween items left and they are marked down 25% at Honeybeez in Garner through Halloween!

I have been busy, busy, busy!

I made 6 Snow Pickets - 2 Moms, 2 Dads and a boy and girl. I've already sold 1 Mom! 
I'll be selling the rest at Honeybeez , Wits End and my Etsy Shop online.
They are made of cedar and will weather nicely. I had so much fun with the embellishments and creating each one's unique personality!
I'm also working on dessert stands, platters, and banners.
I'll share all of these crafty endeavors with you soon  :)

Don't forget tomorrow is Tablescape Thursday.
I can't wait to see everyone's awesome display!

Happy Wednesday Ya'll!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What? A nomination, me? There must be a mistake!

I'm as happy as a clam today! Tamera at Double Delight nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger Award!
Tamera visited me yesterday to check out my MET MONDAY-Window Seat post and honored me as one of her nominees! Thank you Tamera.
Please visit Tamera at Double Delight and check out the other nominees while you're there.

The rules are as follows:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each.

7 things you may not know about me:
1. I have never gotten a speeding ticket but I take speed limit signs to mean this is the "slowest" speed you are allowed to go on this particular street.
2. I have a funny little happy dance that I do when I am really happy.
3. My husband is my best friend. (don't tell him I said that!)
4. I have a lamp and candle fetish, the more light the better in my opinion...and yes I am a little afraid of the dark, let's say I'm not a big fan.
5. I love scented soap especially bars from Italy. I'm certain that I have at least 10 bars of soap in my bathroom cabinet at all times.
6. Steak! My husband laughs that I will go to a Seafood, Italian, Mexican or even BBQ restaurant and order the steak!
7. I absolutely abhor wasting time...we only have so much of it. I want to fill every minute with as much as I possibly can!

My Kreativ Blogger Nominees are:
1. Around the House - I love her style and she has beautiful photographs to show it off!
2. Tatertots and Jello - Creativity abounds! This is the blog that inspired me to create my own blog, thanks Jen!
3. Cozy Little House - Such a cozy home. I was hooked by her tablescape last Thursday (Oct 22)
4. Cherry's Jubilee - I am awed by the creativeness going on over there!
5. Cookie Madness - Zucchini Walnut Bread with Agave... enough said.
6. Stone Gable - Domestic adventures from front porch to biscotti.
7. Daisy Cottage - The dollhouse is prettier than my real house!

Thank you for nominating me Tamera!

Monday, October 26, 2009

MET MONDAY - Window Seat

Little beknown to us, this window seat project would cause an entire kitchen re-do! We started the window seat last fall and ended the kitchen just a few days ago. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love it!

The bay window was crying out for something extra.

Framing, framing...

See, I actually do some of the work.

We're on a roll now!


Alright! We're on to the decorative touches.

The extra storage space has really come in handy! Those of you who know me won't be surprised to hear that.

Finished! Except for the cushion. I'm hoping to have one custom-made one day when I hit the lottery.

Thank you to Susan and please visit the other posters at Between Naps on the Porch !

Friday, October 23, 2009

Refrigerator before and after

I warned you this was coming...I hope you can stomach it!

Before! (scary)

After! (sweet)

Happy Friday Ya'll!
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


This is my first tablescape for Tablescape Thursday.

I need to study up on proper utensil, glass and napkin placement. Let me know if you have a good reference I can check out.

I have a set of four of the Warren Kimble dessert plates. I can't wait to put them out every year!

Black & Gold Tablerunner and Black Napkins from Target
Gold Dinner Plate and Terracotta Salad Plate from Home Goods
Warren Kimble Dessert Plates from Kohl's

Amber Wine Glass and Clear Sweet Tea Glass from Belk's
Lantern and Place Holder from Michael's

Awesome "Giveaway" today at Quincy Cottage Check it out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Happy Wednesday all!
The spookification continues.

Front entry hall

sideboard indecision


more indecision

What are you doing?

I give up

Armoire redux

Witch's boot-Front door hanger - I made this out of a paper tube and lots o' paper mache!

Oh, and for those of you that read Triangle East Magazine,
it is hitting the racks this week. (that's my job!) Be sure to check out the "Delicious Dishes" article that was photographed in my dining room. Here's a link to the magazine website: Triangle East Magazine 
Hopefully the online issue will be posted soon.

Okay Ya'll, I'm on to thoughts about Tablescape Thursday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Porch

Hey Ya'll,
I finally decorated the front porch and yard for Halloween/Fall.
Nothing too exciting, I just don't have as much time to devote to these things as I normally would.
After all is said and done though, I think it turned out nice enough!

There's corn on them there stalks!

Pumpkin Trio

The Booosome Four!

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick!

Happy Halloween!