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Pickled Okra and Ham Rollups

December 27, 2014
Pickled Okra and Ham Rollups

I’m hoping all of you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Our family Christmas Eve gathering was  the best yet despite the bucketfuls of rain that we had. Everyone had a great time and one of the appetizers that I made for the event was these pickled okra and ham rollups. They didn’t last long […]

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Christmas on the Front Porch

December 18, 2014
Christmas on the Front Porch

Today I’m sharing how I’ve decorated for Christmas on the front porch. It’s my favorite space to decorate for the seasons, especially Christmas!  The porch decorating started back in November when Leo and I made these DIY Wooden Christmas Trees. They are behind 3 smaller artificial trees that I put in a galvanized container.   […]

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Christmas Kitchen

December 17, 2014
Christmas Kitchen

Christmas is a comin’! Christmas is a comin’! Our kitchen is all ready for Christmas with all of its gingerbread touches this year.  A few weeks ago, I showed you my Gingerbread Kitchen Wreath after I had finished it, but here it is looking even better after I added this candy garland around the chalkboard! […]

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P-touch Label Maker Giveaway!

December 15, 2014
Brother Label Maker giveaway

Woohoo! We’re giving away one of these P-Touch label makers by Brother!  Wouldn’t this make a nice gift for a DIYer or a crafter on your list? Perhaps you’d like to treat yourself with something that you’ve wanted. If so, go ahead and enter our giveaway by following the directions below.  In the meantime, are […]

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Christmas in the Dining Room

December 12, 2014
Christmas Dining Room

Hello friends! I’m back showing you more of Christmas in the dining room. Slowly, but surely, I’m getting the whole house decorated, and it feels good to have this room done. So come along and I’ll show you what I’ve done in here. The table is all set with our Gardening Santa tablescape and the cupboard […]

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Gardening Santa Tablescape

December 11, 2014
gardening Santa tablescape

Santa has arrived in our dining room! Instead of a sleigh, he came in on a wheelbarrow! Today I’m sharing our Gardening Santa tablescape  which is another part of our gardening themed Christmas decorations this year. If you missed seeing our tree and mantel, you can see them in our post A Gardener’s Christmas. The […]

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DIY Santa Napkin Rings

December 7, 2014
DIY Santa Napkin Rings

Have you ever seen something in a store and really wanted it badly, but you weren’t willing to pay the price they were asking? Yeah, I guess we’ve all been there! I saw some cute Santa napkin rings in a store and they were about $6 each. Since I needed 8, that would have been […]

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Gingerbread Kitchen Wreath

December 6, 2014
gingerbread kitchen wreath

Hello friends! I am slowly getting the house decorated for Christmas, and one of the rooms that I love to add some Christmas joy is in our kitchen. I haven’t completed it yet because I couldn’t find one box that had some of my gingerbread decorations in it. But yesterday I found the missing box […]

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A Gardener’s Christmas

December 2, 2014
A Gardener's Christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a quiet, but good one with just Leo, my mom, and me. So after the big meal, I started decorating for Christmas. This year’s theme is “A Gardener’s Christmas.”  I’m super excited to be participating in the first annual HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BLOG TOUR brought […]

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