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Keeping the Christmas Table Simple

I am so excited to share the first of my Christmas decorating with you today. If you are joining me from Maison De Cinq, welcome. Thank you so much for stopping by. Today, I am sharing a simple tablescape for a Christmas table. While shopping last weekend, I found the simple placemats in the dollar section of Target. Then I found the adorable plates and I knew I had something that would work. Later I found the navy runner and red stripe napkins at Homegoods. I used navy velvet ribbon to tie on some jingle bells to the napkins. Down...

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Findings

Findings

Dropping in this morning to share some of things that I have found around the good 'ol world wide web that peaked my interest and thought it might interest you as well. Like this beautiful home tour. I love the touches of brown leather in this dark gray room. Love this simple tip on thickening soups and stews in the crock pot. These sneak peeks of KariAnne's kitchen in her new home that is renovating are so pretty. I adore this colorful house and their great tips for bringing color into your home. This true purposes illustration made me laugh....

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Five Easy Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Planning for Thanksgiving can take a lot of work. And sometimes is stressful as well. So, as much as possible, I try to plan ahead and keep things simple. Today, I have joined with a group of talented bloggers to share some ideas to get you started on your planning as well. If you are joining me for the first time from Zevy Joy, welcome and thank you so much for stopping by. So now to my tips for keeping things as simple as possible. First, start with a simple and easy to wash tablecloth. I often use a run...

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Fall Thoughts Around the Table

Fall Thoughts Around the Table

I am going to join everyone else and complain about how ridiculously hot it has been even though the calendar says it is "fall". I am so ready to wear some cute fall outfits and instead I am scraping out repeats of summer outfits that I am more than tired of. Even more than cute outfits, I am in the mood to be "in the mood" to cook and gather around our table. When the temperature goes cooler, I tend to linger in the kitchen longer and we tend to stay around the table long after the meal is complete....

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A Tribute to Our Sweet Bailey Rose

A Tribute to Our Sweet Bailey Rose

Fair warning - you will go and hug your pets or your friends' pets when you finish reading this post. I am so heart broken to share that last week we lost our great love - Bailey Rose. Without going into too much detail, we did everything we could to save her, but cancer took her. It all happened so fast that it is still so hard to grasp. She was my first dog. She was my daughters' first dog. She was Hannah's best friend. She taught me about the purest of pure of unconditional love and companionship. I will...

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Pumpkin Maple Pancakes Recipe

I am feeling a little bit pumpkin-y lately. And yes, in my world, that is a word. So today I have joined a group of talented bloggers to share pumpkin recipes with you. I am ready for fall bonfires, heartily soups and lots and lots of Sunday morning pancakes – and of course maple syrup. I like to keep breakfast simple as I am not a morning person, so this recipe is perfect. All you need to do is mix up a bunch of ingredients and cook them in a pan! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups of OUR BUTTERMILK PANCAKE MIX...

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